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Some inspiration to get you started:
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)
It is a fact universally acknowledged that a man who has recently acquired a wife is only in want of his lost state. —From Despair and Depression (sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) Submitted by Phil Kelley
Slovenly, pumped Buck Mulligan came from the Stairmaster lathered in sweat, looked in the mirror, and cursed. —From Useless (sequel to Ulysses by James Joyce) Submitted by Peter Mayer, Fiction Writer, New York City
"Christmas won't be Christmas without boiled custard, roast goose, eggnog, figgy pudding, and fruitcake," grumbled Jo, lounging on the sofa. —From Big Fat Women (sequel to Little Women by Louisa May Alcott) Submitted by Lauren Gilbert, Librarian, Huntington, NY
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a prenuptial agreement. —From Pride and Prejudice: Pemberly, Community Property (sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) Submitted by Caitlin Fitzpatrick
A guy can't even close his eyes for a little nap. —From On the Seventh Day (sequel to The Bible by Various) Submitted by Linda Hodgkins, Casa Grande, AZ
It was love at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw Sweden, he fell madly in love with it. —From They'll Never Catch Me: 22 Years in Scandanavia (sequel to Catch 22 by Joseph Heller) Submitted by Bill Michtom, Portland, OR