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An even unlikelier turn of events allows the creature to teach himself to read--and not just primers, either, but also, no less, John Milton's Paradise Lost and classical works of world history like Plutarch's Lives.
Unlikelier choices include Hashtag, the Twitter term on which Irish bookmaker Paddy Power took a bet at 500/1, and Wayne and Waynetta, after the slobby characters in a British television comedy, at 250/1 and 500/1 respectively.
But that possibility was tested and rejected 20 years ago, and the two subsequent decades without great-power wars have made it even unlikelier.
This charming, sober little book tells the story of how, shortly after Murakami embarked on a career as a novelist, he was blindsided by an even unlikelier idea: to go for a run.
Forced to behave like a grown-up for the first time in his life, Britt befriends his father's multi-talented mechanic, Kato (Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou, presumably expanding the pic's Asian reach), and the foolhardy duo take Dad's beloved Chrysler Imperial out on the town--a joyride that inspires the unlikely partners to launch an even unlikelier career of amateur street justice, posing as criminals and using Dad's newspaper connections to fuel their own infamy.
Perhaps the marketing gurus are right, and pushing the product using unlikely celebs in unlikelier situations is the way forward.
Nashimi argues that while on the surface, such a meeting may be a cause for hope on a number of fronts, recent developments make it unlikely, and any sort of alliance emanating from an Allawi-Maliki meeting unlikelier still.
As unlikely as Faye's story is--more on that later--the story of the show is unlikelier still.
IT is one of nursing's unlikelier medical developments, but those often pampered pedigree dogs that make an exhibition of themselves at Crufts may actually be a lynchpin to fighting genetic diseases in humans.
If they think the Bush era ushered in a police state, they would do well to read Andrew Meier's The Lost Spy, which, in the course of unearthing one of the unlikelier sagas in the annals of US-Soviet espionage, is a masterful rendering of the government's repression of left-wing political ferment during World War I.
What happened next is one of the unlikelier chapters in modern classical theatre.