Monday, June 16, 2008

The power of spin

A biker was visiting the zoo when he noticed a little girl leaning into the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabbed her and tried to pull her inside. As the child's parents stood screaming, the biker leapt to the cage, and, with a powerful punch, hit the lion right on the nose. The lion released the child as he jumped back in pain and the biker handed her back to her terrified parents, who thanked him endlessly. A reporter happened to see the incident, and said to the biker, "Sir, that was the bravest thing I've ever seen!" "Why, it was nothing, really. The lion was behind bars. The child was in danger and I acted without thinking." "Regardless, check tomorrow's papers! You'll be on the front page!" The next morning, sure enough, right there on the front page was the biker's story, under the headline: "Biker Assaults African Immigrant and Steals His Lunch."

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