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This whole monstruousity was originally conveived February through March 2001 by the members of The Big Note - a Frank Zappa YahooGroup. After an arduous gestation period, this site was birthed on April 11 2001. True to the essence of collaborative effort, these people are held responsible.

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The Feeding Of The Forty

submitted thanks to Geir Corneliussen

After the end of the Show, Captain Beefheart and those who accompanied them gathered around Zappa and told Him everything that they had been playing. And He said to them, "Come and let us go to a secluded place and have a good time."

And they took a bus and secretly drove to a lonely place. And the groupies saw them driving away. Many knew Him and ran there on foot. They arrived there first and met together close by Him. And as Zappa got out of the bus, He saw many groupies; and He was moved to compassion, for they were crazy about him and his musicians.

As the day was almost over, the musicians came to Him and said, "This is a secluded place and the time is almost over. The girls are hungry, and in need for some real food for a change. "Send them away, so that they may go into the nearby villages in order to buy bread; for they have nothing to eat."

But Zappa answered, saying to them, "Give them something to eat!" And they said to Him, "Should we go buy more burgers and give them something to eat?" But He said to them, "Go take a look, there is some burgers in the back."

And when they knew, they said, "Five hamburgers." And He told them all to sit down on the grass. They were forty. And they sat down in a row. And as He took the the five hamburgers, broke them, and gave them to His musicians so that they could serve them to the groupies, and they distributed everything among the girls.

When they gathered the leftovers, they filled twelve empty guitarcases with hamburgers, after all had eaten!

A true miracle! But the burgers might have been enormous and the people might not have been all that hungry, so never mind.

Next tale will be the one about Zappa walking on the water, since someone lost a can full of beer inside of the bus.

Frank Zappa

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