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Once a badger had a drug problem.
Once a booby and a loon were hired to host a talk-radio show.
Once a flock of buzzards became the star attraction at a felony trial.
Once a cat read the obituary on its eighth life.
Once cows went mad, certifiably mad.
Once all creatures great and small demanded anonymity before speaking to the press.
Once, determined to improve lackluster ratings, a cable news and opinion show 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 pit bull refused to go for the throat of every other dog in the world.
Once a praying mantis excelled at conducting grief-and-victim interviews on TV.
Once a film crew set out to document the march of the pundits.
Once a pushmi-pullyu was invited to appear 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 couldn't get a song out of its head.
Once water-skippers fanned out across the shallow waters of the Sunday talk shows.
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