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In a development strongly suggesting that fast food may once have been widely available elsewhere in the universe, NASA astronomers announced Thursday that they had discovered a crumbling and long-abandoned Taco Bell restaurant on a planet in a galaxy neighboring the Milky Way.

Nearly 80 percent of deceased human beings are unhappy with their living conditions in the afterlife and, by a similar margin, say they prefer life before death to life after death, according to an Angel News Network poll released Wednesday.

Having trouble loving your neighbor as yourself? Feeling guilty about shunning the poor and sick and homeless? Worrying that God knows exactly how unwelcoming and cold-hearted you are toward strangers, refugees, and immigrants? Fretting about the eternal consequences of living an appallingly self-centered and fear-based “micro-life,” with no concern for anyone’s health and dental coverage but your own?

A federal judge has ordered President Donald J. Trump to enroll in the equivalent of a fifth-grade English class in order to “study and gain some proficiency in the grammar and usage” of his native language.

Saying that nearly 63 million American voters have put the world at grave risk by electing an unstable egomaniac as president, God announced Friday morning that God favored a plan to mete out a series of unusually harsh punishments against such voters beginning in mid-April and continuing through eternity.

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Dr. Parsnippety was born and raised in Chisholm, Minn., the daughter of a physician and basketball coach. She attended public schools and received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Minnesota. She received a Master of Science degree in applied psychology at New York University, studying the similarity of decision-making strategies in squirrels and human beings. She earned a PhD at Stanford University, completing a dissertation clarifying the harmful effects of fertilizers and pesticides on the emotional development of corn and soybeans. She resides in naturally fertile soil near Ames, Iowa, with her husband—a beet—and their two children, or beetnips, ages 4 and 7.

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I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

(Stanzas two and three left out for lack of space. Go look them up!)

For oft, when on my couch I lie,
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye,
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

- William Wordsworth

 

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Frank Eagle was born and raised in a nest atop a Norway pine, which still stands four miles southwest of Mineral Point, Wisc. At the age of six, he tested out of elementary school and high school and enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where in three weeks he earned bachelor’s degrees in classics and ancient Greek philology. He then attended Columbia University in New York City, taking 14 hours to write a master’s thesis in psycholinguistics, in which he analyzed the reasons human beings often say one thing and do another. Without further study, his PhD was granted to him by the Columbia provosts, in acknowledgement of his extraordinary academic accomplishments. He currently resides alone in a nest two miles east of Caledonia, Minn.

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INMATE AT FACTORY FARM, uncastrated male hog, nice loins, wants to correspond with sympathetic, free range sows. Interested in swine with access to tools, particularly bolt and wire cutters. pigprison@hogmail.com

MEKONG BOBTAIL CAT, male, of Russian origin, born in Laos, raised in China, fled to England during Mao’s Cultural Revolution, immigrated to the United States in 1987, grew morbidly obese from poor self-control and heavily marketed culture of ever faster and junkier food, “food” horrifically processed and manipulated for the sake of corporate profit rather than human health and children’s well-being and....Wait, why am I writing? mekong.youbabe@oldtomcats.com

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