A Dose of Reality

All rise. The judge enters the court in a black robe. She's 25, loquacious and the cutest justice the show's producers could find. With a rap of her gavel, the first case begins. Standing before her is the defendant, a Beijing resident who keeps a pet donkey in his apartment. The outraged plaintiff argues that farm animals aren't allowed in city homes. The defendant retorts that his donkey has never lived on a farm so it isn't a farm animal. Well, says the plaintiff, Beijing residents aren't allowed to keep dogs bigger than a Pekinese. A donkey isn't a dog, answers...

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