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Night of Joy

"Hey! All you peoples draggin along here. Stop and come stick your ass on a Night of Joy stool," he started again. "Night of Joy got genuine color peoples workin below the minimal wage. Whoa! Guarantee plantation atmosphere, got cotton growin right on the stage right in front your eyeball, got a civil right worker gettin his ass beat up between show. Hey!"

--John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces (1980)

This is the first time I can ever remember laughing out loud while reading a book. Thank you, Merlin Mann, for the suggestion.