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Once a badger suffered from irritable brain syndrome.
Once a booby and a loon hosted a Talk Radio show.
Once a buzzard appeared as a guest host on a prime-time "felony whodunit" show.
Once a cat read the obituary for its just-ended eighth life.
Once cows went mad, certifiably mad.
Once, determined to improve lackluster ratings, producers of a cable news-and-opinion program signed up two gargoyles.
Once the Hydra noticed its heads were growing smaller and disappearing one after another.
Once a killer smarm invaded an average home in an average neighborhood.
Once a mantis excelled at conducting grief-and-victim interviews.
Once a pit bull refused to go for the throat of every other dog around.
Once a film crew set out to document the march of the pundits.
Once a pushmi-pullyu appeared as a guest on public television.
Once the nation's rumor mills came very close to violating EPA guidelines.
Once a bevy of little twittering birds sat on a wire.
Once a warbler just couldn't get an annoying song out of its head.
Once a president's water-skippers fanned out across the shallows of political talk shows in support of their boss.
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