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34-Year-Old Asks For Big Piece

MADISON, WI—Directing the server to the large square in the corner, local 34-year-old Matthew Hinke asked for a big piece of cake during a workplace birthday party, sources confirmed Tuesday.

Mom Produces Decorative Gift Bag Out Of Thin Air

LEXINGTON, MA—Conjuring the item into existence along with several sheets of perfectly coordinated tissue paper, local mother Caroline Wolfson, 49, reportedly produced a decorative gift bag out of thin air Tuesday within a mere fraction of a second of her daughter mentioning she needed to wrap a present.

Cake Just Sitting There

Take It

CHICAGO—Assuring you that there was nothing to worry about and not a soul around who would see you, sources confirmed Tuesday that a large piece of chocolate cake was just sitting there and that you should go ahead and take it.
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Lifelong Dream No Match For First Brush With Adversity

DENVER—Despite calling it his dream job and spending years imagining how personally satisfying it would be to work in the field, Joshua Lucas told reporters this week that his lifelong goal to work at a major record label was no match for his first brush with adversity. “Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to work at one of the big three record companies putting out music for bands I love, but when the slightest hurdle presented itself I realized it’s just not possible,” the 24-year-old said after receiving a brief email from Warner Music Group saying that he had been passed over for a job opening he applied to. “It’s difficult to let go of your ambitions, but when you’ve wanted something for so long, decide to go for it, and then run into a minor obstacle at the outset, you realize there are some dreams that aren’t meant to be. There are some odds you just can’t beat.” Lucas added that although his dream was ultimately dashed by this one setback, he was able to take some solace in knowing that the deck was stacked against him to begin with.

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