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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)
No, hang on, this story is totally sadder. —From The Not-So-Great Soldier (sequel to The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford) Submitted by Eric Weinstein
And in the end, Man created God in His own image. —From The Newer Testament (sequel to The Old Testament by Various) Submitted by Edmund Glass
Let's be honest, people—we couldn't exactly retire off the first one, could we? —From Book: The Prequel (A Sequel to Book: The Sequel) (sequel to Book: The Sequel by Various) Submitted by John Pritchard, Asheville, NC
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
"Bother!" said Pooh. "How can I post Twitter updates without thumbs?" —From Winnie-the-Pooh and the Mouse at Pooh Corner (sequel to The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne) Submitted by Mary Louise Ruehr, Ravenna, OH
I just put hairspray on my armpits. —From Serendipity Repeats Itself (sequel to Serendipity by Louise Shaffer) Submitted by Rachel Pollak