Monday, February 8, 2010


When the camel finally shuffled off his mortal coil, he went, like all good camels, to heaven. Expressionless, he continued on his upward journey until he reached the pearly gates. God was waiting there. He looked exactly like everyone pictured him. His voice was deep and full of finality.

"Camel. You know why you are here. I am extremely pleased with the way you have conducted yourself. You have been, in all respects, an exemplary camel. Is there anything you wish for, which might make your stay here more memorable?"

The camel looked him up and down, face still impassive. After a long pause, he cleared his throat and spoke in measured tones.

"I've seen this before. You're not real. You're just a mirage"

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