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    In January of 1986 I was flipping through the channels on TV and saw the closing credits for a PBS show called "Funny Business," a show about cartooning. I had always wanted to be a cartoonist but never knew how to go about it. I wrote to the host of the show, cartoonist Jack Cassady, and asked his advice on entering the profession.
    A few weeks later I got an encouraging handwritten letter from Jack, answering all of my specific questions about materials and process. He

    went on to warn me about the likelihood of being rejected at first, advising me not to get discouraged if that happened. He said the cartoon samples I sent him were good and worthy of publication.
    I got very excited, finally understanding how the whole process worked. I submitted my best cartoons to Playboy and New Yorker. The magazines quickly rejected me with cold little photocopied form letter. Discouraged, I put my art supplies in the closet and more...

    A widow was feeling rather lonely and decided that the best thing forher would be to have a companion. So, off she went to the pet shop. She wasn't sure just what kind of pet she'd like, so she figured she'djust walk around until she found just the' right one.' She went pastthe adorable little puppies, past the playful kittens, past thepreening birds, past the sleeping hamsters, past the whirling gerbils, and past the colorful fish. Nothing really appealed to her and seemed to be just what she waslooking for. She decided to go around the store again. On the way over to the puppies, she walked by a barrel. At the bottomof the barrel was a rather nasty looking toad. When she looked in, heWINKED at her! Our poor widow just shook herself! She couldn'tbelieve it. She rather quickly went back to the other pets ondisplay. Once again, she checked out those sweet little puppies, the darlingkittens, the fluttering birds, the fuzzy hamsters, the sleek gerbils, and the darting fish. Nothing more...

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    Conduct During the Holiday Season...
    Running aluminum foil through a paper shredder at Kinko's to make tinsel is discouraged.
    Playing Jingle Bells on a neighbor's push-button phone during a party is forbidden.
    (It runs up an incredible long distance bill.)
    Rental cars are not to be used to go "over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house."
    Endlessly singing "Frosty, the Snowman" under your breath at the mall will result in "no presents" this year.
    All fruitcake is to be eaten before July 25, 2001.
    Laced Eggnog will not be secreted in Pepsi cans.
    Letting Grampa play "Santa" in long underwear dyed red is discouraged.
    Several children are still in therapy as a result of last year's "incident" when Flopsy, Mopsy and Peter Cottontail made an unexpected "appearance."

    Conduct During the Holiday Season...Running aluminum foil through a paper shredder at Kinko's to make tinsel is discouraged.Playing Jingle Bells on a neighbor's push-button phone during a party is forbidden.(It runs up an incredible long distance bill.)Rental cars are not to be used to go "over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house."Endlessly singing "Frosty, the Snowman" under your breath at the mall will result in "no presents" this year.All fruitcake is to be eaten before July 25, 2001.Laced Eggnog will not be secreted in Pepsi cans.Letting Grampa play "Santa" in long underwear dyed red is discouraged.Several children are still in therapy as a result of last year's "incident" when Flopsy, Mopsy and Peter Cottontail made an unexpected "appearance."

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