|Finding an Aladdin's lamp would normally be cause for celebration
and dreams of unimagined riches or fame but not this time...
"I was rooting through some of my favorite dumpsters when I found
this ceramic thingy that looked kind of like a weird spittoon
or something", recounted unemployed disco DJ, Jerri Doil. "I thought
I might be able to get a couple of bucks for it and tried rubbing
the crud off it with my sleeve." At first, Doil thought he had
blown himself up. But when the smoke cleared, his own personal
genie had appeared miraculously. "She looked a little like Barbara
Eden", Doil said, gingerly scratching his walnut-sized cranium
with the tip of an index finger. The first two of Jerri's three
wishes went off without a hitch. His first was to become a classical
guitar virtuoso. The next wish was to become irresistably handsome.
Trouble came when, without thinking, Jerri blurted out that for
his third wish he would like a little - [story continued on page 2]