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The Magnetic Dogs! The Magnetic Dogs!
The Magnetic Dogs of Weirdness and Wonder. The Magnetic Dogs of Peace and Prosperity! The Magnetic Dogs of Sacred Sex!
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Twenty-five years later, in the 1970s, Rick Griffin drew them in the psychedelic comic book "The Man From Utopia." He knew their force. He kept them at his drawing board to watch over the electromagnetic spectrum of his art. And sometime downstream from that, but not by more than a year, My Lord of Cars stood before me and used sleight of hand to manifest from thin air a pair of magnetic scotty dogs, black and white, and said, "These are you and me," and then let them dash at each other and lock with an audible "click." No lodestone could have been more effective, no mojo hand more powerful than that simple love spell. I was his and he was mine, with the "click" of finality and the Gaussian seal of permanence.
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