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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)
We were shocked that there was such a huge uproar after the bank repossessed the Witch's castle and sold the entire herd of flying monkeys to Japan for sushi. —From Unwanted (sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum) Submitted by Marsha Childress, Brentwood, TN
It was a rockin’ good time, it was a bummer, it was the age of Google, it was the age of Twitter, it was the epoch of Obama, it was the epoch of Bush, it was the season of the witch, it was the age of Aquarius, it was the spring of beer, it was the winter of Valium, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to McDonalds, we were all going direct to Whole Foods—in short, the period was so far like the last period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of a flickering Kindle. —From the sequel to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Submitted by Marshall TK, Ridgewood, NJ
The first shock was receiving an electric bill. —From Invisible Man Visible (sequel to Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison) Submitted by Steven G. Kellman, Professor, San Antonio, TX
Call me Judas. My parents did, or nearly did. As I may have mentioned, they called me John. —From Breaking with Bokonon (sequel to Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut) Submitted by Fred W. Francis
In old age, the Master loses his marbles. —From The Glass Bead Game Revisited (sequel to The Glass Bead Game (or Magister Ludi) by Hermann Hesse) Submitted by Marilyn Peake, Author
Buying the Nimbus 10,000 was the first sign that something was wrong. —From Harry Potter and the Mid-Life Crisis (sequel to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling) Submitted by Kara Race-Moore