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See, I was right. —From Das Kapital 2 (sequel to Das Kapital by Karl Marx)
HappyMeals are all alike; each unhappy meal is unhappy in its own way. —From Anna McKarenina (sequel to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy)
Bob Marley was dead, to begin with. —From Kwanzaa Tunes (sequel to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens)
All animals are equal, except those with swine flu. —From Mexican Animal Farm (sequel to Animal Farm by George Orwell)
Call me dead. —From Moby Ducked (Narrated by Captain Ahab) (sequel to Moby Dick by Herman Melville) Submitted by Alan Richman
The seller of stocks arrived just before the storm. —From Something Wicked This Way Goes: Will and Jim Take On Wall Street (sequel to Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury) Submitted by Anonymous
It was the most fuckuppedness time I've ever seen, yet, for some, quite liberating. —From One City Down, One to Go (sequel to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens) Submitted by Haste Yee Back ;-)
Given the poor sales of my memoir, I’ve decidered that the American peoples, who have a great curiousness regardless my great marriage to Laura, and how I am a masterpiece of the art of marriage, and so I’ve written this authoritarian guide to my authoritarian marriage. —From Marriage: An Authoritarian Guide (sequel to As Yet Untitled George W. Bush Memoir by George W. Bush) Submitted by Glenn Yeffeth, Publisher
It was the first day after Judgment Day—date and time have no meaning—a miracle on Planet Earth is taking place: We all have stopped judging ourselves and one another! —From Conversations with Oneness (sequel to Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch) Submitted by Gary Shunk, Louisville, CO
The war has lasted now for ten million years, though the reign of the terrible war-mongers has long since ended. —From Year 10 Meg: 2001 Lessons Unlearned (sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke) Submitted by Anonymous