Written by Victoria Elizabeth

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1. The Web site you seek cannot be located, but countless more exist.

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Written by Victoria Elizabeth

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It's amazing what "Perfectly Normal Beasts" will do in a pinch. Being a "Beast" is one thing, but being a "Perfectly Normal Beast" is quite another.

And being a Perfectly Normal Beast in a pinch, well that's a fate worse than death (especially if hunter-matadors are involved).

Now, if you'rerepparttar 118176 least bit curious about "Life,repparttar 118177 Universe and Everything" (including a blessed Bob-fearing planet that shall remain nameless), then you probably know all about Perfectly Normal Beasts.

But, if you've never hazarded a guess about Life,repparttar 118178 Universe and Everything and are slightly overwhelmed by such an XL-thought, fear not.

If lost ...then follow these simple instructions:

The following list will help you to navigaterepparttar 118179 very first stage of this protracted process called, "Discovering Life,repparttar 118180 Universe and Everything".

Take a deep breath, think nice thoughts, and follow these instructions (remember -- no ands, ifs, or buts).

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(a) show up at any airport,

(b) bring along your passport and a small bag (that you've packed yourself naturally) and,

(c) obtain a boarding pass forrepparttar 118182 next "Flight of Fancy" (departing whenever enough folks like you show up to take it for goodness sake).

Meanwhile back atrepparttar 118183 ranch...

Getting back to Perfectly Normal Beasts -- (PNBs for short) -- andrepparttar 118184 perfectly normal things that they do.

Well for starters, you'll know when you've run into them if they:

(1) appear to be huge, hot and heaving hoofers (that you've never set eyes upon in a petting zoo or better yet, never even accosted in a dank, dark, and dreary alleyway -- thank your lucky stars and get your buns outta there!)

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