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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)
The Tin Man looked on as wife, Dorothy, cradled their baby boy for the very first time, and with his best friend the Scarecrow at his side, pondered, “He has her eyes . . . but his hair looks very strawlike." —From Life After Oz (sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum) Submitted by Geri DiTella, Philadelphia
For the third time that afternoon, Major James Bigglesworth, D.S.O., better known as Biggles, put down his newspaper and ejaculated softly as his good friends, Captain the Honourable Algernon Lacey, M.C., and 'Ginger' Hebblethwaite continued to talk excitedly about the latest British technological marvel: the Dyson Dual Cyclone. —From Biggles Vacuums the Himalayas (sequel to Biggles Sweeps the Desert by Captain W. E. Johns) Submitted by Norman Szabo, Taiwan, ROC
God, last year sucked. —From 1985 (sequel to 1984 by George Orwell) Submitted by Mori Irvine
"What, you only got me one stinkin' pearl?" —From The "Generation Me" Pearl (sequel to The Pearl by John Steinbeck) Submitted by Marilyn Peake, Author
Sing, O Jeff Probst, of Odysseus and those other ingenious contestants who traveled far and wide in the wilderness to compete for cash and other prizes. —From Survivor: Odyssey (sequel to The Odyssey by Homer) Submitted by Lauren Gilbert, Librarian, Huntington, NY
If only my parents had given me a normal name like Susan, Betty, or Elizabeth. —From What Made Me What I Was: Almira Gulch's Story (sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum) Submitted by Marsha Childress, Brentwood, TN