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5 Seeing the crowds, he went to the booth, and
when he sat down his disciples came to him. And
he opened his mouth and taught them saying:


“Blessed is the jukebox, for its is the kingdom of

“Blessed are those who feed the jukebox, for
they shall be comforted.

“Blessed are ponytailed girls in turtlenecks who
sway while choosing their tunes, for they shall
inherit the earth.

“Blessed are the Greg Kihns, the Joan Jetts, the
Van Halens who sing about the jukebox, for they
shall be satisfied.

“Blessed are you when men revile you and
persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against
you falsely on account of your choices at the
jukebox. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is
great in heaven, for so men persecuted the
prophets who were before you.”


And when he finished these sayings, the joint was
astonished at his teaching, for he taught as one
who had authority, and not as someone who had
simply bought a round.