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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)
"But Mitya," cried Ivan Karamazov, "the Father Zosima blintzes can retail at an even higher mark-up if you would only print the 'organic' label in English." —From The Brothers Karamazov, Part Deux: The California Years (sequel to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky) Submitted by Anonymous
"Sod this for a lark, it's off to the work house for you, my boy, never did me any harm." —From Oliver Twist II: Son of Oliver (sequel to Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens) Submitted by Peter May, Auhtor, Hersham, Surrey
Whether 'tis more weaslish to blame my mother or take it out on my girlfriend, that's the question. —From Hamlet II (sequel to Hamlet by William Shakespeare) Submitted by Anonymous
Though Hooper Humperdink was pleased to see / The biggest birthday bash ever to be, / He was still a mite sore and, frankly, pissed / To learn that he'd been last on the invitation list, / So once the fete was done and the guests had flown, / He decided to have a gala of his very own / And planned to invite everyone that he knew— / Everyone, that is, except you-know-who! —From Hooper Humperdink's Even Bigger Bash (sequel to Hooper Humperdink ... ? Not Him! by Dr. Seuss) Submitted by Laura Martone, Guidebook Author
Raskolnikov had tasted prison life. With his finely-tuned pectorals and his new-found faith in Allah, he was ready to be punishment incarnate. Sonia was gone, but crime would always remain. —From Crime and Punishment 2: Punished Harder (sequel to Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky) Submitted by Jesse Ogden
The Skys Are Tinted With Blood —From Harry Potter And The Bloody Glass (sequel to Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling) Submitted by James Fink