-- Tell a scary story.
-- Carve a pumpkin in the shape of Henry Paulson's head.
-- Write a note to your favorite Dodger . . . or Cub . . . or Jet.
-- Oil up the baseball glove.
-- Organize your fishing tackle.
-- Take a sick day.
-- Teach your dog to yodel.
-- Share a joke.
-- Say a prayer.
-- Count your lucky stars.
-- Mix the joke, the prayer, the lucky stars. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve hot.
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