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excerpt from Gooney Bird, You're So absurd
To Mrs. Pidgeon’s amazement, seven children—she counted—were now wearing underpants on their heads. Gooney Bird had once again donned her pale green ruffles. Malcolm had tightie-whities and Ben was wearing boxers with smiley faces. Tricia was wearing white cotton with little blue flowers, and both Beanie and Felicia Ann had pale pink.
“Chelsea?” Mrs. Pidgeon said. “What is that on your head?”
“Thong,” Chelsea explained. “Borrowed from my mom.”
“And it helps?”
“Oh, yes,” all of children said. “Warms the brain.”
“I’m bringin’ some tomorrow,” Tyrone said. “My brain is freezin’!”
“Me too,” said Nicholas.
“Well,” Mrs. Pidgeon said with a sigh, “just as long as they are all absolutely clean.”