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Entry 2755

"You want me to do what?" General Furnass said. "But how is..."

"Trust me, General," the poet said stopping him in mid sentence. "Just let me explain."

"But how is my writing a tell-all book going to make you a best selling author?" the general asked.

"It's really simple. All you have to do is write a tell-all book about all the bad things myself and my administration has done."

"But sir, you haven't done anything to be ashamed of."

"Then make something up. Those kind of books sell like hot cakes."

"But Sir, how is my writing a best selling book going to help Operation Enduring Digitarti?"

"Like I said, it's simple. As the publisher of your tell-all book I'll make millions-- millions I can spend promoting Books By Billy. The more your book sells the more money I have to spend on weapons to destroy the publishing industry and the rest of the terrorists. So get typing, General Furnace."