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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)
"Even though when history is reckoned in total, it becomes clear that the freedom of the will is a grand illusion that we spin to give our lives meaning and that the heroes we hold in esteem are powerless pawns pushed by the tide of history from behind and around them, this does not stop men from moving with a kind of fast-stepping assurance in our actions; indeed, his experiences with truth manifest in the form of Platon Karataev did not stop Pierre Bezukhov from standing at the head of the Decemberist revolution in 1825." —From War: What's It Ever Good For? (sequel to War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy) Submitted by Sreeganesh Sarma, Floral Park, Queens, NY
The eggs and ham must have been rotten, since food poising I have gotten. —From Green in the Face I Am (sequel to Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss) Submitted by Caitlin Fawcett
Giving up carbs really helped me focus my thoughts. —From Swann's Way II: The Atkins Approach (sequel to Swann's Way by Marcel Proust) Submitted by Janet Saines
“In another hole on another hillside lived a different hobbit.” —From The Hobbit II (sequel to The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein) Submitted by Michael Magrath, Stacks Management Supervisor, W.E.B. Du Bois Library 154 Hicks Way University Of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 01003-9275
In the beginning, there was light; after that, this guy named Darwin came along. —From The Bible II (sequel to The Bible by Almighty God) Submitted by Dan R.
Call me dead. —From Moby Ducked (Narrated by Captain Ahab) (sequel to Moby Dick by Herman Melville) Submitted by Alan Richman