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  • Kathleen shares her birthday (November 12) with Mahatma Gandhi, Tonya Harding, and Charles Manson.
  • Kathleen is responsible for the title of Nirvana's 1992 überhit "Smells Like Teen Spirit". According to legend, Kurt Cobain and Tobi were an item, and as a joke, Kathleen spraypainted the phrase "KURT SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT" on his bedroom wall, as a reference to Tobi's preferred deodorant and Kurt therefore being "marked" with her scent.
  • Kathleen appeared in the music video for Sonic Youth's 1994 song "Bull in the Heather".
  • "New Radio" was featured in an episode of Roseanne called "The Getaway, Almost".
  • "Resist Psychic Death" was featured in the 1995 movie The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love.
  • "For Tammy Rae," "Hamster Baby," and "Rebel Girl" can be heard during the 2007 movie Itty Bitty Titty Committee.
  • "Rebel Girl" was featured in the Japanese movie Wild Zero.
  • The movie Not Another Teen Movie featured the song "Rebel Girl"; also, one of the characters says, "I read Sylvia Plath, I listen to Bikini Kill, and I eat tofu. I am a unique rebel."
  • "Rebel Girl" was featured in an episode of The L Word called "Livin' La Vida Loca".
  • Kathleen sang the opening lines of Green Day's 2004 song "Letterbomb" ("Nobody likes you / Everyone left you / They're all out without you / Having fun").
  • "Rebel Girl" appears as a playable song in the video game Rock Band 2.

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