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0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
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7=head1 DESCRIPTION
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0e6b8110 9Many Perl release announcements included an I<epigraph>, a short excerpt
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10from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release
11manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity,
12and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.
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de6a5728 14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as I<epigrams>, but the
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15definition of I<epigraph> is closer to the way they have been used.
16Consult your favorite dictionary for details.
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18=head1 EPIGRAPHS
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20=head2 v5.23.6 - 5.23 Episode VII
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22 A long time ago in microseconds, in a galaxy not very far away...
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24 5.23 Episode VII
25 THE FUZZ AWAKENS
26
27 It is a period of
28 unrest as separatists
29 announce their intentions
30 to fork PERL and return the
31 galaxy to speed and stability.
32
33 Chancellor Rik Hoolian struggles
34 to hold together the remains of the
35 once mighty Republic against a tide of
36 incivility and the depredations of a new
37 foe, the FUZZ RAIDERS.
38
39 Meanwhile, after 15 years of preparation and
40 high expectations, Supreme Leader Toady prepares
41 to unleash a devastating new weapon, PERL SIXDOTOH,
42 that could splinter the Republic forever and usher in
43 a new Empire of gradual typing....
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45=head2 v5.23.5 - utastro!nather (Ed Nather), "The Story of Mel", in net.jokes, May 21, 1983.
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47L<Announced on 2015-11-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232758.html>
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49After Mel had left the company for greener pa$ture$, the Big Boss asked
50me to look at the code and see if I could find the test and reverse it.
51Somewhat reluctantly, I agreed to look. Tracking Mel's code was a real
52adventure.
53
54I have often felt that programming is an art form, whose real value can
55only be appreciated by another versed in the same arcane art; there are
56lovely gems and brilliant coups hidden from human view and admiration,
57sometimes forever, by the very nature of the process. You can learn a
58lot about an individual just by reading through his code, even in
59hexadecimal. Mel was, I think, an unsung genius.
60
61Perhaps my greatest shock came when I found an innocent loop that had
62no test in it. No test. None. Common sense said it had to be a closed
63loop, where the program would circle, forever, endlessly. Program
64control passed right through it, however, and safely out the other side.
65It took me two weeks to figure it out.
66
67The RPC-4000 computer had a really modern facility called an index
68register. It allowed the programmer to write a program loop that used
69an indexed instruction inside; each time through, the number in the
70index register was added to the address of that instruction, so it
71would refer to the next datum in a series. He had only to increment
72the index register each time through. Mel never used it.
73
74Instead, he would pull the instruction into a machine register, add one
75to its address, and store it back. He would then execute the modified
76instruction right from the register. The loop was written so this
77additional execution time was taken into account -- just as this
78instruction finished, the next one was right under the drum's read head,
79ready to go. But the loop had no test in it.
80
81The vital clue came when I noticed the index register bit, the bit that
82lay between the address and the operation code in the instruction word,
83was turned on -- yet Mel never used the index register, leaving it zero
84all the time. When the light went on it nearly blinded me.
85
86He had located the data he was working on near the top of memory -- the
87largest locations the instructions could address -- so, after the last
88datum was handled, incrementing the instruction address would make it
89overflow. The carry would add one to the operation code, changing it to
90the next one in the instruction set: a jump instruction. Sure enough,
91the next program instruction was in address location zero, and the
92program went happily on its way.
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94=head2 v5.23.4 - Denis Diderot, trans. David Coward, "Jacques the Fatalist"
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96L<Announced on 2015-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232040.html>
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98Well, everybody's got a dog. The prime minister is the king's dog. The
99first secretary is the prime minister's dog. A wife is a husband's dog,
100or a husband is a wife's dog. Favourite is Madame So-and-so's dog and
101Thibaut is the man on the corner's dog. When my Master tells me to talk
102when I'd prefer not to, which to be honest doesn't happen very often,
103when he tells me to shut up when I feel like talking, which I find very
104difficult, when he asks me to tell the story of my love-life and then
105keeps interrupting, what am I if not his dog? Weak men are the dogs of
106strong men.
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108=head2 v5.23.3 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The Deacon’s Masterpiece or The Wonderful 'One-Hoss Shay': A Logical Story"
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110L<Announced on 2015-09-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg231173.html>
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112 Little of of all we value here
113 Wakes on the morn of its hundredth year
114 Without both feeling and looking queer.
115 In fact, there’s nothing that keeps its youth,
116 So far as I know, but a tree and truth.
117 (This is a moral that runs at large;
118 Take it. — You’re welcome. — No extra charge.)
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120=head2 v5.23.2 - Blind Guardian, "Skalds and Shadows"
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124 Would you believe in a night like this
125 A night like this, when visions come true
126 Would you believe in a tale like this
127 A lay of bliss, praise in the old lore
128 Come to the blazing fire and
129
130 See me in the shadows
131 See me in the shadows
132 Songs I will sing
133 Of runes and rings
134 Just hand me my harp
135 This night turns into myth
136 Nothing seems real
137 You soon will feel
138 The world we live in is another skald's
139 Dream in the shadows
140 Dream in the shadows
141
142 Do you believe there is sense in it
143 Is it truth or myth?
144 They´re one in my rhymes
145 Nobody knows the meaning behind
146 The weaver's line
147 Well nobody else but the Norns can
148 See through the blazing fires of time and
149 All things will proceed as the
150 Child of the hallowed
151 Will speak to you now
152
153 See me in the shadows
154 See me in the shadows
155 Songs I will sing of tribes and kings
156 The carrion bird and the hall of the slain
157 Nothing seems real
158 You soon will feel
159 The world we live in is another skald´s
160 Dream in the shadows
161 Dream in the shadows
162
163 Do not fear for my reason
164 There's nothing to hide
165 How bitter your treason
166 How bitter the lie
167 Remember the runes and remember the light
168 All I ever want is to be at your side
169 We'll gladden the raven now I will
170 Run through the blazing fires
171 That's my choice
172 Cause things shall proceed as foreseen
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174=head2 v5.23.1 - Elizabeth Haydon, "The Assassin King"
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176L<Announced on 2015-07-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/07/msg229413.html>
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178 I was born beneath this willow,
179 Where my sire the earth did farm
180 Had the green grass as my pillow
181 The east wind as a blanket warm.
182
183 But away! away! called the wind from the west
184 And in answer I did run
185 Seeking glory and adventure
186 Promised by the rising sun.
187
188 I found love beneath this willow,
189 As true a love as life could hold,
190 Pledged my heart and swore my fealty
191 Sealed with a kiss and a band of gold.
192
193 But to arms! to arms! called the wind from the west
194 In faithful answer I did run
195 Marching forth for king and country
196 In battles 'neath the midday sun.
197
198 Oft I dreamt of that fair willow
199 As the seven seas I plied
200 And the girl who I left waiting
201 Longing to be at her side.
202
203 But about! about! called the wind from the west
204 As once again my ship did run
205 Down the coast, about the wide world
206 Flying sails in the setting sun.
207
208 Now I lie beneath the willow
209 Now at last no more to roam,
210 My bride and earth so tightly hold me
211 In their arms I'm finally home.
212
213 While away! away! calls the wind from the west
214 Beyond the grave my spirit, free
215 Will chase the sun into the morning
216 Beyond the sky, beyond the sea.
217
218=head2 v5.23.0 - Bob Dylan, Maggie's Farm
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220L<Announced on 2015-06-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228807.html>
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222 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
223 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
224 Well, I try my best
225 To be just like I am
226 But everybody wants you
227 To be just like them
228 They sing while you slave and I just get bored
229 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
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231=head2 v5.22.1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Courage" (No. 22 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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235 If the snow flies in my face,
236 Let me shake it off me!
237 If my heart within me speaks,
238 I'll sing bright and gaily!
239
240 Will not listen what it says,
241 Have no ears for moaning.
242 Do not feel what it complains,--
243 Only fools like groaning!
244
245 Jolly brave into the world,
246 'Gainst all wind and weather,--
247 If there is no God on earth,
248 Let 's be gods down nether!
249
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250=head2 v5.22.1-RC4 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Signpost" (No. 20 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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252L<Announced on 2015-12-08 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233215.html>
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254 Why do I shun all those highways
255 Which the other wanderer seeks?
256 Why do I find bridged by-ways
257 Through snow-covered deep creeks?
258
259 For I have no crime committed,
260 Why I should now run from men,--
261 What demented heart's desire
262 Drives me to a desert glen?
263
264 Signposts on all highways stationed
265 Point their signs toward the towns,
266 Whilst I wonder 'yond moderation,
267 Without rest, yet seeking rest!
268
269 One such signpost I see planted
270 Of my question unconcerned,
271 One road must my choice be granted,
272 Whence no man has yet returned!
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274=head2 v5.22.1-RC3 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Stormy Morning" (No. 18 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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276L<Announced on 2015-12-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233032.html>
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278 How the storm tore rents
279 In heavens gray attired!
280 The rags of cloud are flying
281 Around, of combat tired.
282
283 And flames of fire lambent,
284 Fly between them and part,
285 That 's what I call a morning,
286 A morning after my heart!
287
288 My heart sees in the heavens
289 Its own picture unspoilt--
290 It's nothing but the Winter,
291 The Winter, cold and wild.
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293=head2 v5.22.1-RC2 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Old Head" (No. 14 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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295L<Announced on 2015-11-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232632.html>
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297 The hoary frost has a white sheen
298 Strewn all over my hair,
299 So I thought I was an old man
300 And thought life dealt me fair.
301
302 Yet soon was thawed my old white mane,
303 And I have my black hair again.
304 How I abhor my young fair years,
305 How long to wait for death and biers?
306
307 From setting sun to morning's hue
308 Many a head turns white.
309 Who'll credit it? My hair did not
310 In all this lifelong plight!
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312=head2 v5.22.1-RC1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Will-o'-the Wisp" (No. 9 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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314L<Announced on 2015-10-31 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232321.html>
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316 In the deepest rocky crevice
317 A will-o'-the wisp lured me;
318 How I could find my way from here,
319 For me it's easy memory!
320
321 For I am used to straying ways,
322 Every path to th'end a way,
323 All our joys and all our suffering,--
324 To a will-o'-the wisp it 's all play!
325
326 Through the dried-up bed of torrents
327 I quite calmly downward stroll;
328 Every stream its sea will enter,
329 Every suffering finds its goal!
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331=head2 v5.22.0 - Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch
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333L<Announced on 2015-06-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228300.html>
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335“You are the advocate of the dead.”
336
337The old man nodded. “I am. People talk about being fair to this one and
338that one, but nobody I ever heard talks about doing right by them. We
339take everything they had, which is all right. And spit, most often, on
340their opinions, which I suppose is all right too. But we ought to
341remember now and then how much of what we have we got from them. I
342figure while I’m still here I ought to put a word in for them.”
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344=head2 v5.22.0-RC2 - T.S. Eliot, unpublished work
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346L<Announced on 2015-05-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228142.html>
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348 And when thyself with silver foot shall pass
349 Among the theories scattered on the grass
350 Take up my good intentions with the rest
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352=head2 v5.22.0-RC1 - Gene Wolfe, Citadel of the Autarch
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354L<Announced on 2015-05-19 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228059.html>
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356There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by
357its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.
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359=head2 v5.21.11 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, "Dolores (Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs)"
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363 They shall pass and their places be taken,
364 The gods and the priests that are pure.
365 They shall pass, and shalt thou not be shaken?
366 They shall perish, and shalt thou endure?
367 Death laughs, breathing close and relentless
368 In the nostrils and eyelids of lust,
369 With a pinch in his fingers of scentless
370 And delicate dust.
371
372 But the worm shall revive thee with kisses;
373 Thou shalt change and transmute as a god,
374 As the rod to a serpent that hisses,
375 As the serpent again to a rod.
376 Thy life shall not cease though thou doff it;
377 Thou shalt live until evil be slain,
378 And good shall die first, said thy prophet,
379 Our Lady of Pain.
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381=head2 v5.21.10 - Aldous Huxley, "The Devils of Loudun"
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383L<Announced on 2015-03-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/03/msg226847.html>
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385The fire burned on, the good fathers continued to sprinkle and intone.
386Suddenly a flock of pigeons came swooping down from the church and
387started to wheel around the roaring column of flame and smoke. The
388crowd shouted, the archers waved their halberds at the birds, Lactance
389and Tranquille splashed them on the wing with holy water. In vain. The
390pigeons were not to be driven away. Round and round they flew, diving
391through the smoke, singeing their feathers in the flames. Both parties
392claimed a miracle. For the parson's enemies the birds, quite obviously,
393were a troop of devils, come to fetch away his soul. For his friends,
394they were emblems of the Holy Ghost and living proof of his innocence.
395It never seems to have occurred to anyone that they were just pigeons,
396obeying the laws of their own, their blessedly other-than-human nature.
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398=head2 v5.21.9 - Emily Dickinson, "There is Another Sky"
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402 There is another sky,
403 Ever serene and fair,
404 And there is another sunshine,
405 Though it be darkness there;
406 Never mind faded forests, Austin,
407 Never mind silent fields -
408 Here is a little forest,
409 Whose leaf is ever green;
410 Here is a brighter garden,
411 Where not a frost has been;
412 In its unfading flowers
413 I hear the bright bee hum:
414 Prithee, my brother,
415 Into my garden come!
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417=head2 v5.21.8 - Bill Watterson, "Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection"
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421Calvin: OK Hobbes, press the button and duplicate me.
422Hobbes: Are you sure this is such a good idea?
423Calvin: Brother! You doubting Thomases get in the way of more scientific advances with your stupid ethical questions! This is a *BRILLIANT* idea! Hit the button, will ya?
424Hobbes: I'd hate to be accused of inhibiting scientific progress... Here you go.
425[Box]: *BOINK*
426Hobbes: Scientific progress goes "BOINK"?
427Calvin?: It worked! It worked! I'm a genius!
428Cavlin??: No you're not, you liar! *I* invented this!
429
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434"Zebadiah, Hilda and I salvaged and put everything into the basket.
435Hilda started to put it into our wardrobe-and it was heavy. So
436we looked. Packed as tight as when we left Oz. Six bananas-and
437everything else. Cross my heart. No, go look."
438"Hmmm- Jake, can you write equations for a picnic basket that
439refills itself? Will it go on doing so?"
440"Zeb, equations can be written to describe anything. The description
441would be simpler for a basket that replenishes itself indefinitely
442than for one that does it once and stops-I would have to describe
443the discontinuity."
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449GAME CAT
450
451EXCHANGE MECHANISMS. Sometimes we lose precious
452things. Friends and colleagues, fellow travellers in the
453Vurt, sometimes we lose them; even lovers we sometimes
454lose. And get bad things in exchange: aliens, objects,
455snakes, and sometimes even death. Things we don't want.
456This is part of the deal, part of the game deal;
457all things, in all worlds, must be kept in balance.
458Kittlings often ask, who decides on the swappings? Now then,
459some say it's all accidental; that some poor Vurt thing
460finds himself too close to a door, at too critical a time,
461just when something real is being lost. Whoosh! Swap time!
462Others say that some kind of overseer is working the
463MECHANISMS OF EXCHANGE, deciding the fate of innocents.
464The Cat can only tease at this, because of the big secrets
465involved, and because of the levels between you, the reader,
466and me, the Game Cat. Hey, listen; I've struggled to get
467where I am today; why should I give you the easy route?
468Get working, kittlings! Reach up higher. Work the Vurt.
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474 Het Dorp
475
476 Thuis heb ik nog een ansichtkaart
477 waarop een kerk, een kar met paard,
478 een slagerij J. van der Ven.
479 Een kroeg, een juffrouw op de fiets
480 het zegt u hoogstwaarschijnlijk niets,
481 maar 't is waar ik geboren ben.
482 Dit dorp, ik weet nog hoe het was,
483 de boerenkind'ren in de klas,
484 een kar die ratelt op de keien,
485 het raadhuis met een pomp ervoor,
486 een zandweg tussen koren door,
11741df4 487 het vee, de boerderijen.
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489 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
490 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
491 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 492 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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494 Wat leefden ze eenvoudig toen
495 in simp'le huizen tussen groen
496 met boerenbloemen en een heg.
497 Maar blijkbaar leefden ze verkeerd,
498 het dorp is gemoderniseerd
499 en nu zijn ze op de goeie weg.
500 Want ziet, hoe rijk het leven is,
501 ze zien de televisiequiz
502 en wonen in betonnen dozen,
503 met flink veel glas, dan kun je zien
504 hoe of het bankstel staat bij Mien
505 en d'r dressoir met plastic rozen.
506
507 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
508 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
509 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 510 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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512 De dorpsjeugd klit wat bij elkaar
513 in minirok en beatle-haar
514 en joelt wat mee met beat-muziek.
515 Ik weet wel, het is hun goeie recht,
516 de nieuwe tijd, net wat u zegt,
517 maar het maakt me wat melancholiek.
518 Ik heb hun vaders nog gekend
519 ze kochten zoethout voor een cent
520 ik zag hun moeders touwtjespringen.
521 Dat dorp van toen, het is voorbij,
522 dit is al wat er bleef voor mij:
523 een ansicht en herinneringen.
524
525 Toen ik langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
526 de hoge bomen nog zag staan.
527 Ik was een kind, hoe kon ik weten
528 dat dat voorgoed voorbij zou gaan.
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2ee7da68 530=head2 v5.21.4 - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
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534To-day, being in latitude 83° 20', longitude 43° 5' W. (the sea being
535of an extraordinarily dark colour), we again saw land from the
536masthead, and, upon a closer scrutiny, found it to be one of a group
537of very large islands. The shore was precipitous, and the interior
538seemed to be well wooded, a circumstance which occasioned us great
539joy. In about four hours from our first discovering the land we came
540to anchor in ten fathoms, sandy bottom, a league from the coast, as a
541high surf, with strong ripples here and there, rendered a nearer
542approach of doubtful expediency. The two largest boats were now
543ordered out, and a party, well armed (among whome were Peters and
544myself), proceeded to look for an opening in the reef which appeared
545to encircle the island. After searching about for some time, we
546discovered an inlet, which we were entering, when we saw four large
547canoes put off from the shore, filled with men who seemed to be well
548armed. We waited for them to come up, and, as they moved with great
549rapidity, they were soon within hail. Captain Guy now held up a white
550handkerchief on the blade of an oar, when the strangers made a full
551stop, and commenced a loud jabbering all at once, intermingled with
552occasional shouts, in which we could distinguish the words Anamoo-moo!
553and Lama-Lama! They continued this for at least half an hour, during
554which we had a good opportunity of observing their appearance.
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556=head2 v5.21.3 - Robert Service, "The Men that Don't Fit In"
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558L<Announced on 2014-08-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218826.html>
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560 If they just went straight they might go far,
561 They are strong and brave and true;
562 But they're always tired of the things that are,
563 And they want the strange and new.
564 They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
565 What a deep mark I would make!"
566 So they chop and change, and each fresh move
567 Is only a fresh mistake.
568
569=head2 v5.21.2 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Final minutes of communication of the first manned moon landing, July 20, 1969
570
571L<Announced on 2014-07-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/07/msg217937.html>
572
573 Armstrong: Okay. Here's a...Looks like a good area here.
574 Aldrin: I got the shadow out there.
575 Aldrin: 250, down at 2 1/2, 19 forward.
576 Aldrin: Altitude, velocity lights.
577 Aldrin: 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward.
578 Aldrin: 11 forward. Coming down nicely.
579 Armstrong: Gonna be right over that crater.
580 Aldrin: 200 feet, 4 1/2 down.
581 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down.
582 Armstrong: I got a good spot [garbled].
583 Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.
584 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. You're looking good.
585 Aldrin: 120 feet.
586 Aldrin: 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Quantity light.
587 Aldrin: Okay. 75 feet. And it's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.
588 Duke: 60 seconds.
589 Aldrin: Light's on.
590 Aldrin: 60 feet, down 2 1/2. 2 forward. 2 forward. That's good.
591 Aldrin: 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.
592 Aldrin: 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. [Garbled] shadow.
593 Aldrin: 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. 20 feet,
594 down a half.
595 Duke: 30 seconds.
596 Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good.
597 Aldrin: Contact Light.
598 Armstrong: Shutdown.
599 Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop.
600 Aldrin: ACA out of Detent.
601 Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto.
602 Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off.
603 Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in.
604 Duke: We copy you down, Eagle.
605 Armstrong: Engine arm is off.
606 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
607 Duke: Roger, Twan...[correcting himself] Tranquility. We copy you on
608 the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue.
609 We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
610 Aldrin: Thank you.
611
612=head2 v5.21.1 - Robert Jordan, "The Crossroads of Twilights", Book 10 of "The Wheel of Time"
613
614L<Announced on 2014-06-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/06/msg217030.html>
615
616 We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
617 We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
618 We danced among the lightning bolts,
619 and tore the world asunder.
620
621 -- Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
622 written near the end of the previous Age,
623 known by some as the Third Age.
624 Sometimes attributed to the Dragon
625 Reborn.
626
627=head2 v5.21.0 - Friedrich von Schiller, "The Song of the Bell"
628
629L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215826.html>
630
631 Walled in fast within the earth
632 Stands the form burnt out of clay.
633 This must be the bell’s great birth!
634 Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
635 Sweat must trickle now
636 From the burning brow,
637 Till the work its master honour.
638 Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.
639
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640=head2 v5.20.3 - Elias Lönnrot, trans. Keith Bosley, "The Kalevala", Canto 42: Stealing the Sampo
641
642L<Announced on 2015-09-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg230945.html>
643
644 Steady old Väinämöinen
645 uttered a word and spoke thus:
646 'No lilting on the waters
647 and no singing on the waves!
648 Song keeps you lazy
649 tales delay rowing.
650 Precious day would pass and night
651 would overtake us midway
652 on these wide waters
653 upon these vast waves.'
654
655 The wanton Lemminkäinen
656 uttered a word and spoke thus:
657 'The time will pass anyway
658 the fair day will flee
659 and the night will come panting
660 and the twilight will steal in
661 if you don't sing while you live
662 nor hum in this world.'
663
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664=head2 v5.20.3-RC2 - Anon., trans. Malcolm C. Lyons, "The Story of Abu Muhammad the Idle and the Marvels He Encountered with the Ape As Well As the Marvels of the Seas and Islands", from "Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange"
665
666L<Announced on 2015-08-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230544.html>
667
668'I fled from Basra, sad and tearful, with no idea where I was going,
669and I was reciting these lines:
670
671 The pain of parting makes me melt away,
672 As lovers do when those they love are harsh.
673 I wonder at the patience that I showed
674 When I had lost my love, for that was wonderful.
675 Beloved, do you know that since you left,
676 I have remained confused in misery.
677
678I then heard a voice that said: "Damn you, have you no fear of
679Almighty God that you hand over a girl to an unbelieving 'ifrit?" I
680walked for a time amongst the palm-trees until I caught sight of a
681person, whom I approached. When I asked him who he was he said: "I
682am one of the jinn who were converted to Islam at the hands of 'Ali
683ibn Abi Talib, may God ennoble him." "How can I get to my wife?" I
684asked him, and he said: "Wretched fellow, you had a bird which you
685allowed to fly away and now you want to fly after it." But he
686added: "Follow this road with God's blessing all night until dawn
687and then by the shore you will see a huge cave in which there is an
688idol made of white stone. You must drink of the water that there is
689coming out of the cave and smear your face with its mud. Stay there
690and a barge will pass you as you stand opposite the statue. Various
691different creatures will emerge, heads without bodies and bodies
692without heads, and they will prostrate themselves in adoration to
693the idol rather than to Almighty God. When you see that, embark on
694the barge and cross to the other bank and walk along it until
695sunset. On a high point you will see a castle built of bricks of
696gold and silver. That is where your 'ifrit will be. I have now
697told you about this, so goodbye."
698
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699=head2 v5.20.3-RC1 - Anon., trans. Malcolm C. Lyons, "The Story of Abu Muhammad the Idle and the Marvels He Encountered with the Ape As Well As the Marvels of the Seas and Islands", from "Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange"
700
701L<Announced on 2015-08-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230359.html>
702
703'On the night of the wedding the ape came to sit in front of me and
704asked me what I intended to do. "Whatever you tell me," I replied,
705and he said: "Take care not to covet the girl, or I shall come back
706and burn you up and leave you as a lesson for those who can learn."
707I agreed to this and when evening came I found the world full of
708candles and torches burning in holders of gold and silver. There
709were servants and serving girls, and everyone who saw me
710congratulated me on my good fortune, as there was no girl on the
711face of the earth more beautiful than my bride.
712[...]
713'Next morning I went out to the market, and people went in and asked
714her how the night had been. "He never looked up at me," she told
715them. Then, when it was afternoon, I went to my house, where the
716ape was sitting by the door. "Tell me what you did," it said, and I
717told it: "By God, I did not learn and do not know whether this was a
718man or a girl." "That's what I want," it said.
719[...]
720'On the second night my bride was brought to me, after which the
721servants left her and went away. She fell asleep, and, while she
722was sleeping, I killed the cock, wrapped it in the cloth and put the
723four poles from the couch over it. Suddenly there was a huge crash
724like a peal of thunder and a fiery 'ifrit swooped on the girl. I
725fainted at the sight and when I recovered I heard a voice saying:
726"By the Lord of the Ka'ba, the girl has been carried off!" and there
727was a sound like the rustling of wind and bitter weeping. At this I
728shed tears, struck my head and was filled with regret when it was no
729longer of any use, for to me the whole world was worth no more than
730a bean.
731
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732=head2 v5.20.2 - Jonathan "Jonti" Picking, L<"Magical Trevor"|http://www.weebls-stuff.com/other-toons/video/magical-trevor.html>
733
734L<Announced on 2015-02-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225777.html>
735
736 Everyone loves Magical Trevor,
737 'Cos the tricks that he does are ever so clever;
738 Look at him now, disappearin' the cow,
739 Where is the cow hidden right now?
740
741 Taking a bow, it's Magical Trevor,
742 Everybody's seen that the trick is clever;
743 Look at him there with his leathery, leathery whip!
744 It's made of magic, and with a little flip--
745
746 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back,
747 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back;
748 Back, back, back from his magical journey,
749 Yeah!
750
751 What did he see in the parallel dimension?
752 He saw beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans;
753 Oh, beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans,
754 Yeah, yeah!
755
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756=head2 v5.20.2-RC1 - Jonathan "Jonti" Picking, L<"Scampi"|http://www.weebls-stuff.com/other-toons/video/scampi.html>
757
758L<Announced on 2015-02-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225273.html>
759
760 I've seen things,
761 I've seen them with my eyes;
762 I've seen things,
763 They're often in disguise.
764
765 Like carrots, handbags, cheese, toilets,
766 Russians, planets, hamsters, weddings,
767 Poets, Stalin, Kuala Lumpur!
768 Pygmies, budgies, Kuala Lumpur!
769
770 I've seen things,
771 I've seen them with my eyes;
772 I've seen things,
773 They're often in disguise.
774
775 Like carrots, handbags, cheese...
776
2ee7da68 777=head2 v5.20.1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. Diana Reed, "Così fan tutte"
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779L<Announced on 2014-09-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219789.html>
780
781 DORABELLA (as if waking from a daze): Where are they?
782 DON ALFONSO: They've gone.
783 FIORDILIGI: Oh, the cruel bitterness of parting!
784
785 DON ALFONSO:
786 Take heart, my dearest children.
787 Look, in the distance, your lovers are waving to you.
788
789 FIORDILIGI: Bon voyage, my darling!
790 DORABELLA: Bon voyage!
791
792 FIORDILIGI:
793 O heavens! How swiftly the ship is sailing away!
794 It is disappearing already!
795 It is no longer in sight!
796 Oh, may heaven grant it a prosperous voyage!
797
798 DORABELLA: May good luck attend it to the battlefield!
799 DON ALFONSO: And may your sweethearts and my friends be safe!
800
801 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA, DON ALFONSO:
802 May the wind be gentle,
803 may the sea be calm,
804 and may the elements
805 respond kindly
806 to our wishes.
807
2ee7da68 808=head2 v5.20.1-RC2 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. William Weaver, "Così fan tutte"
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809
810L<Announced on 2014-09-07 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219446.html>
811
812 GUGLIELMO:
813 Oh God, I feel that this foot of mine
814 is reluctant to come before her.
815
816 FERRANDO:
817 My trembling lip
818 can utter no word.
819
820 DON ALFONSO:
821 The hero displays his manliness
822 in the most terrible moments.
823
824 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA:
825 Now that we have heard the news,
826 you have the lesser duty:
827 Take heart, and plunge your swords
828 into both our hearts.
829
830 FERRANDO, GUGLIELMO:
831 My idol, blame fate
832 that I must abandon you.
833
834 DORABELLA: Ah no, you shall not leave...
835 FIORDILIGI: No, cruel one, you shall not go...
836 DORABELLA: First I want to tear out my heart.
837 FIORDILIGI: First I want to die at your feet.
838 FERRANDO (softly to Don Alfonso): What do you say to that?
839 GUGLIELMO (softly to Don Alfonso): You realise?
840 DON ALFONSO (softly): Steady, friend, finem lauda.
841
842 ALL:
843 Thus destiny defrauds
844 the hopes of mortals.
845 Ah, among so many misfortunes,
846 who can ever love life?
847
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849
850L<Announced on 2014-08-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218975.html>
851
852 DON ALFONSO:
853 I'd like to speak, but I haven't the heart:
854 my lip stammers.
855 My voice cannot emerge,
856 but remains in my throat.
857 What will you do? What shall I do?
858 Oh what a great catastrophe!
859 There can be nothing worse.
860 I feel pity for you and for them.
861
862 FIORDILIGI: Heavens! For mercy's sake, Signor Alfonso, don't make us
863 die.
864 DON ALFONSO: My children, you must arm yourselves with constancy.
865 DORABELLA: Ye Gods! What evil has occurred? What horrible event? Is my
866 love dead, perhaps?
867 FIORDILIGI: Is mine dead?
868 DON ALFONSO: They are not dead, but they are not far from it.
869 DORABELLA: Wounded?
870 DON ALFONSO: No.
871 FIORDILIGI: Ill?
872 DON ALFONSO: Nor that.
873 FIORDILIGI: What, then?
874 DON ALFONSO: A royal command summons them to the field of battle.
875 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA: Alas, what do I hear? And they will leave?
876 DON ALFONSO: Immediately.
877 DORABELLA: And there is no way of preventing it?
878 DON ALFONSO: There is none.
879 FIORDILIGI: And not even a single farewell...
880 DON ALFONSO: The unhappy men haven't the courage to see you; but if
881 you wish it, they are ready...
882 DORABELLA: Where are they?
883 DON ALFONSO: Come in, friends.
884
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885=head2 v5.20.0 - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
886
887L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215815.html>
888
889 But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
890 Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
891 Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
892 When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
893 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
894 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
895
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896=head2 v5.20.0-RC1 - Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
897
898L<Announced on 2014-05-17 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215479.html>
899
900 When times go bad
901 when times go rough
902 Won't you lay me down in tall grass
903 And let me do my stuff
904
2ee7da68 905=head2 v5.19.11 - Isidore-Lucien Ducasse [as "Comte de Lautréamont"], trans. Paul Knight, "Les Chants de Maldoror"
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906
907L<Announced on 2014-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/04/msg214580.html>
908
909O rigorous mathematics, I have not forgotten you since your wise lessons,
910sweeter than honey, filtered into my heart like a refreshing wave.
911Instinctively, from the cradle, I had longed to drink from your source, older
912than the sun, and I continue to tread the sacred sanctuary of your solemn
913temple, I, the most faithful of your devotees. There was a vagueness in my
914mind, something thick as smoke; but I managed to mount the steps which lead to
915your altar, and you drove away this dark veil, as the wind blows the
916draught-board. You replaced it with excessive coldness, consummate prudence and
917implacable logic. With the aid of your fortifying milk, my intellect developed
918rapidly and took on immense proportions amid the ravishing lucidity which you
919bestow as a gift on all those who sincerely love you. Arithmetic! Algebra!
920Geometry! Awe-inspiring trinity! Luminous triangle! He who has not known you
921is a fool!
922
2ee7da68 923=head2 v5.19.10 - John Chadwick, "The Decipherment of Linear B"
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924
925L<Announced on 2014-03-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/03/msg213851.html>
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926
927The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even
928the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge
929withheld from others. Some are fortunate enough to find a job which
930consists in the solution of mysteries, whether it be the physicist who
931tracks down a hitherto unknown nuclear particle or the policeman who
932detects a criminal. But most of us are driven to sublimate this urge
933by the solving of artificial puzzles devised for our entertainment.
934
2ee7da68 935=head2 v5.19.9 - R. A. MacAvoy, "Tea with the Black Dragon"
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936
937L<Announced on 2014-02-20 by Tony Cook|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/02/msg213047.html>
938
939Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
940rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
941stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
942know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
943that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
944chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
945clouds thickened above them.
946
947"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
948you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
949body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
950closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
951hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
952he looked Long in the face.
953
954"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
955master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
956grew fierce.
957
958"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
959fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
960truth!"
961
2ee7da68 962=head2 v5.19.8 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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964L<Announced on 2014-01-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211729.html>
965
966“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
967hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
968
969“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
970
971“Is there? What is the point?”
972
973“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
974
975“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
976
977“The trick is not to think about that.”
978
979“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
980
981Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
982
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983=head2 v5.19.7 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"
984
985L<Announced on 2013-12-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/12/msg210882.html>
986
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987And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
988down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
989the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
990were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
991they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
992Europe was over.
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994Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
995leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
996kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
997horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
2cff31c9 998
e91f1fc1 999Birds were talking.
2cff31c9 1000
e91f1fc1 1001One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
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1003=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
1004
1005L<Announced on 2013-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/11/msg210043.html>
1006
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1007 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
1008
1009 Mr. Bun: Morning.
1010 Waitress: Morning.
1011 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
1012 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
1013 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
1014 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
1015 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
1016 egg on top and spam
1017 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
1018 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
1019 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
1020 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
1021 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
1022 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
1023 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
1024 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
1025 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
1026 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
1027
1028 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
1029
1030 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
1031 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
1032 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
1033 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
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1036
1037L<Announced on 2013-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/10/msg208752.html>
1038
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1039 I
1040
1041 A cat is strolling through my mind
1042 Acting as though he owned the place,
1043 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
1044 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
1045
1046 So tender and discreet his tone;
1047 But whether he should growl or purr
1048 His voice is always rich and deep.
1049 That is the secret of his charm.
1050
1051 This purling voice that filters down
1052 Into my darkest depths of soul
1053 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
1054 Delights me as a potion would.
1055
1056 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
1057 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
1058 Without the need for any words
1059 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
1060
1061 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
1062 Across my heart, fine instrument,
1063 And makes to sing so royally
1064 The strongest and the purest chord,
1065
1066 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
1067 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
1068 In whom all is, angelically,
1069 As subtle as harmonious.
1070
1071 II
1072
1073 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
1074 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
1075 I might have been embalmed in it
1076 By giving him one little pet.
1077
1078 He is my household's guardian soul;
1079 He judges, he presides, inspires
1080 All matters in hos royal realm;
1081 Might he be fairy? or a god?
1082
1083 When my eyes, to this cat I love
1084 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
1085 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
1086 And when I look within myself,
1087
1088 I notice with astonishment
1089 The fire of his opal eyes,
1090 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
1091 Taking my measure, steadily.
1092
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1093=head2 v5.19.4 - Washington Irving, "The Widow and Her Son"
1094
1095L<Announced on 2013-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/09/msg207969.html>
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1097There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
1098that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
1099Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
1100despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
1101loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
1102looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
1103his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
1104of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
1105heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
1106danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
1107She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
1108surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
1109and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
1110be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
1111name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
1112and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
1113him.
1114
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1115=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
1116
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1119E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
1120written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
1121betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
1122have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
1123personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
1124Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
1125For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
1126political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
1127working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
1128between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
1129however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
1130logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
1131an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
1132to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
1133outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
1134there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
1135There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
1136
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1137=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
1138
1139L<Announced on 2013-07-22 by Aristotle Pagaltzis|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/07/msg204905.html>
1140
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1141The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
1142correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
1143showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
1144however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
1145magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
1146the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
1147
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1148=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
1149
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1151
1152 Over hill, over dale,
1153 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
1154 Over park, over pale,
1155 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
1156 I do wander everywhere,
1157 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
1158 And I serve the fairy queen,
1159 To dew her orbs upon the green.
1160 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
1161 In their gold coats, spots you see;
1162 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
1163 In their freckles live our savours.
1164 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
1165 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
1166 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
1167 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
1168
5f42d1f2 1169=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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1172
1173 From the beginning, I knew…
1174 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
1175 …that I can't fix…
1176 …with my hands…
1177
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1181
1182 Along the shore the cloud waves break,
1183 The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
1184 The shadows lengthen
1185 In Carcosa.
1186
1187 Strange is the night where black stars rise,
1188 And strange moons circle through the skies
1189 But stranger still is
1190 Lost Carcosa.
1191
1192 Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
1193 Where flap the tatters of the King,
1194 Must die unheard in
1195 Dim Carcosa.
1196
1197 Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
1198 Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
1199 Shall dry and die in
1200 Lost Carcosa.
1201
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1202=head2 v5.18.3 - (no epigraph)
1203
1204(no epigraph)
1205
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1209
1210"Ah! I see it now!" I shrieked. "You have seized the throne and the
1211empire. Woe! woe to you who are crowned with the crown of the King in
1212Yellow!"
1213
40e1c3e8 1214=head2 v5.18.3-RC1 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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1217
1218 CAMILLA: You, sir, should unmask.
1219
1220 STRANGER: Indeed?
1221
1222 CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
1223
1224 STRANGER: I wear no mask.
1225
1226 CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
1227
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1228=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
1229
1230L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
1231
1232One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
1233only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
1234that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
1235about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
1236places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
1237Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
1238mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
1239every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
1240
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1241=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
1242
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1244
1245The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
1246systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
1247thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
1248operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
1249ever seen.
1250
1251An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
1252something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
1253kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
1254anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
1255disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
1256gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
1257that renders the operating system unnecessary.
1258
1259=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
1260
1261L<Announced on 2013-08-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205445.html>
1262
1263Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
1264someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
1265again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
1266and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
1267language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
1268
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1269=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
1270
1271L<Announced on 2013-05-18 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201940.html>
1272
1273It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
1274who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
1275walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
1276and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
1277search, in questions, in torment.
1278
2ee7da68 1279=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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1282
1283Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
1284
1285=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
1286
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1288
1289 I'd love to go drowning
1290 And to stay and to stay
1291 But the ocean doesn't want me today
1292 I'll go in up to here
1293 It can't possibly hurt
1294 All they will find is my beer
1295 And my shirt
1296
1297=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
1298
1299L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
1300
1301 And the great day of wrath has come
1302 And here's mud in your big red eye
1303 The poker's in the fire
1304 And the locusts take the sky
1305 And the earth died screaming
1306 While I lay dreaming of you
1307
1308=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
1309
1310L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
1311
1312 What's he building in there?
1313
1314 We have a right to know…
1315
2ee7da68 1316=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel in "This is Spın̈al Tap"
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1318L<Announced on 2013-04-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/04/msg201056.html>
1319
1320It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
1321eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
1322
2ee7da68 1323=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, "A Fire Upon The Deep"
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1326
1327The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
1328followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
1329safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
1330place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
1331would be famous for this.
1332
1333Six months passed. A year.
1334
72f869fd 1335The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
7707f065 1336Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
72f869fd 1337powerful, it does not need to self-know.
7707f065 1338
2ee7da68 1339=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy"
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1342
1343Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
1344The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
1345recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
1346his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
1347Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
1348of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
1349Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
1350of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
1351'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
1352embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
1353'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
1354in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
1355leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
1356
1357The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
1358Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
1359in the destruction of the planet Earth.
1360
2ee7da68 1361=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, "An Instance of the Fingerpost"
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1364
1365I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
1366the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
1367dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
1368between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
1369improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
1370fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
1371I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
1372them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
1373do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
b86ac955 1374from an authority while others cut — when he taught, the knife was
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1375in his hand and the blood spattered his coat. Boyle also did not scruple to
1376perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
1377himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
1378a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
1379the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
1380world is richer for it.
1381
2ee7da68 1382=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, "The Darkness That Comes Before"
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1385
1386No thought.
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1387
1388The boy extinguished. Only a place.
1389
1390This place.
1391
1392Motionless, the Pragma sat facing him, the bare soles of his feet flat against each other, his dark frock scored by the shadows of deep folds, his eyes as empty as the child they watched.
1393
1394A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
1395
1396For the first lances of sunlight careered over the glacier, as ponderous as great tree limbs in the wind. Shadows hardened and light gleamed across the Pragma’s ancient skull.
1397
1398The old man’s left hand forsook his right sleeve, bearing a watery knife. And like a rope in water, his arm pitched outward, fingertips trailing across the blade as the knife swung languidly into the air, the sun skating and the dark shrine plunging across its mirror back . . .
1399
1400And the place where Kellhus had once existed extended an open hand—the blond hairs like luminous filaments against tanned skin—and grasped the knife from stunned space.
1401
1402The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
1403
1404I have been legion . . .
1405
1406In his periphery, he could see the spike of the sun ease from the mountain. He felt drunk with exhaustion. In the recoil of his trance, it seemed all he could hear were the twigs arching and bobbing in the wind, pulled by leaves like a million sails no bigger than his hand. Cause everywhere, but amid countless minute happenings—diffuse, useless.
1407
1408Now I understand.
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2ee7da68 1410=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, "The Sirens of Titan"
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1413
1414Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
1415of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
1416scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
1417glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
1418beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
1419much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
1420caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
1421vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
1422had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
1423
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1424=head2 v5.17.5 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
1425
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1427
1428Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
1429behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
1430recording everything.
1431
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1432=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
1433
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1436 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
1437 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
1438 She aims it at the creature's head,
1439 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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1441 A few weeks later, in the wood,
1442 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
1443 But what a change! No cloak of red,
1444 No silly hood upon her head.
1445 She said, "Hello, and do please note
1446 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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1448=head2 v5.17.3 - Kris Ta-belle, "Smoked Perl Onion Soup"
1449
1450L<Announced on 2012-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190775.html>
1451
1452Preparation:
1453
1454Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
1455or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
1456Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
1457look golden brown.
1458Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
1459ready to create the soup.
1460
1461Ingredients:
1462
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1464 3 tbsp butter
1465 1/4 cup olive oil
1466 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
1467 1 tsp salt
1468 1 tsp sugar
1469 black pepper to taste
1470 1 cup red wine
1471 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1472 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
1473 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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1475Method:
1476
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1477 Melt the butter in a pan and then add olive oil.
1478 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
1479 to half an hour.
1480 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
1481 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
1482 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
1483 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
1484 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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1486Enjoy.
1487
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1488=head2 v5.17.2 - Terry Pratchet, "The Colour of Magic"
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1491
1492‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
1493
1494Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
1495their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
1496
1497The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
1498butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
1499and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
1500
1501Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
1502
1503‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
1504
1505‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
1506
1507‘What?’
1508
1509‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
1510
1511‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
1512his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
1513dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
1514quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
1515
1516‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
1517an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
1518
1519‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
1520
1521The iotum rose, spinning.
1522
1523‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
1524
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1525=head2 v5.17.1 - Rand Miller, "Myst: The Book of Ti'ana"
1526
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1528
1529On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
1530taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
1531"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
1532and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
1533merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
1534subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
1535Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
1536it.
1537
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1538=head2 v5.17.0 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
1539
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1541
1542`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
1543`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
1544hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
1545The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
1546been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
1547be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
1548to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
1549fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
1550
1551There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
1552climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
1553broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
1554implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
1555on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
1556Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
1557astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
1558for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
1559out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
1560the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
1561
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1562=head2 v5.16.3 - Devo, "Freedom of Choice"
1563
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1565
1566 A victim of collision on the open sea
1567 Nobody ever said that life was free
1568 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
1569 But use your freedom of choice
1570
1571=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, "The Cyberiad", Trurl's Machine
1572
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1574
1575Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
1576machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
1577trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
1578little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
1579to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
1580he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
1581the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
1582
1583The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
1584current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
1585transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
1586chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
1587adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
1588as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
1589solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
1590valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
1591the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
1592machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
1593
2ee7da68 1594=head2 v5.16.1 - Emerald Rose, "Never Split The Party"
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1597
1598 Don't you know? You never split the party
1599 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
1600 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
1601 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
1602
c33412d7 1603=head2 v5.16.1-RC1 - Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the "Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook"
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1606
1607I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
1608Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
1609Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
1610The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
1611
1612
1613
1614I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
1615sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
1616collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
1617
1618My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
1619inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
1620swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
1621side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
1622The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
1623dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
1624
2ee7da68 1625=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"
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1629 All I have is a voice
1630 To undo the folded lie,
1631 The romantic lie in the brain
1632 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
1633 And the lie of Authority
1634 Whose buildings grope the sky:
1635 There is no such thing as the State
1636 And no one exists alone;
1637 Hunger allows no choice
1638 To the citizen or the police;
1639 We must love one another or die.
1640
2ee7da68 1641=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan, "Blowin' In The Wind"
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1645 How many roads must a man walk down
1646 Before you call him a man?
1647 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
1648 Before she sleeps in the sand?
1649 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
1650 Before they're forever banned?
1651 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1652 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1653
1654 How many years can a mountain exist
1655 Before it's washed to the sea?
1656 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
1657 Before they're allowed to be free?
1658 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
1659 Pretending he just doesn't see?
1660 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1661 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1662
1663 How many times must a man look up
1664 Before he can see the sky?
1665 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
1666 Before he can hear people cry?
1667 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
1668 That too many people have died?
1669 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1670 The answer is blowin' in the wind
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2ee7da68 1672=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF, "The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way"
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1675
1676 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1677 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
1678 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1679 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
1680 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
1681
1682Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
1683age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
1684older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
1685debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
1686girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
1687A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
1688Top for more than one week.
1689
1690Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
1691lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
1692buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
1693into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
1694meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
1695soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
1696single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
1697
1698 "I'm never going to give you up"
1699
2ee7da68 1700=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, "The Voyage of QV66"
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1703
1704"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
1705
1706He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
1707notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
1708which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
1709OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
1710ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
1711
1712There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
1713busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
1714out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
1715mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
1716and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
1717with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
1718bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
1719chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
1720excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
1721down cheering and applauding.
1722
1723"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
1724
2ee7da68 1725=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, "A Wizard of Earthsea"
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1728
1729Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
1730into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
1731beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
1732winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
1733wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
1734over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
1735
1736But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
1737gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
1738villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
1739journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
1740domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
1741with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
1742by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
1743Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
1744
2ee7da68 1745=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, "The Diary of a Madman"
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1748
1749This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
1750been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
1751confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
1752how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
1753could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
1754putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
1755I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
1756before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
1757think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
1758all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
1759off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
1760was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
1761The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
1762endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
1763benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
1764boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
1765lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
1766Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
1767resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
1768Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
1769you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
1770
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1771=head2 v5.15.4 - Steve Jobs
1772
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1774
1775A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
1776don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
1777without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
1778the human experience, the better design we will have.
1779
2ee7da68 1780=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, From the preface to "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
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1784All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
1785the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
1786do so at their peril.
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1788It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
1789Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
1790work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
1791artist is in accord with himself.
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1793We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
1794he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
1795thing is that one admires it intensely.
607b15aa 1796
4ed12d4a 1797All art is quite useless.
607b15aa 1798
2ee7da68 1799=head2 v5.15.2 - Rainer Maria Rilke, trans., C. F. MacIntyre, "Duino", The First Elegy
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1803 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
1804 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
1805 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
1806 things the significance of a human future;
1807 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
1808 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
1809 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
1810 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
1811 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
1812 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
1813 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
1814 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
1815 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
1816 hurtles all ages along with it forever
1817 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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1819=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
1820
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1822
1823Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
1824fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
1825winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
1826down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
1827being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
1828extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
1829but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
1830
1831Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
1832that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
1833around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
1834fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
1835the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
1836closed system.
1837
1838Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
1839the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
1840/be/ them.'
1841
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1842=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
1843
1844L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
1845
4ed12d4a 1846If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
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c682aa67 1848=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
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1852He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
1853mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
1854encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
1855
1856'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
1857Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
1858finished its run. It was due about now.'
1859
1860Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
1861see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
1862
1863'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
1864is always a last time for everything.)
1865
1866Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
1867
1868=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
1869
1870L<Announced on 2012-10-12 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194057.html>
1871
1872 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
1873 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
1874 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
1875 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
1876 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
1877 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
1878 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
1879 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
1880 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
1881 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
1882 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
1883 eaten them, but not for love.
1884
1885=head2 v5.14.2 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
1886
1887L<Announced on 2011-09-26 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177618.html>
1888
1889It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
1890do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
1891they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
1892catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
1893awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
1894inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
1895
1896So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
1897mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
1898the heart of the programmer.
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c684cf36 1900=head2 v5.14.1 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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1902L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
1903
1904At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
1905my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
1906the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
1907since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
1908already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
1909to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
1910the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
1911can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
1912unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
1913
c684cf36 1914=head2 v5.14.0 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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1916L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
1917
1918At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
1919myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
1920impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
1921"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
1922gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
1923or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
1924
1925I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
1926computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
1927ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
1928would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
1929my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
1930away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
1931won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
1932
1933So a freely distributable program is born.
1934
1935=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
1936
1937L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
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1939This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
1940continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
1941aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
1942and your bags will be offloaded.
1943
2ee7da68 1944=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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1946L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
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1948Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
1949of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
1950by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
1951sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
1952swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
1953down their paved streets.
1954
1955Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
1956obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
1957company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
1958the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
1959govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
1960the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
1961
1962=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
1963
1964L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
1965
1966But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
1967my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
1968reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
1969wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
1970Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
1971the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
b86ac955 1972This seemed doubly astounding to me—first that Australia could
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1973just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
1974this had never reached me.
1975
2ee7da68 1976=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<"Leaves of Grass"|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
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1980 When the full-grown poet came,
1981 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
1982 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
1983 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
1984 Nay he is mine alone;
1985 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
1986 by the hand;
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1987 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly
1988 holding hands,
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1989 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
1990 And wholly and joyously blends them.
1991
2ee7da68 1992=head2 v5.13.10 - Egill Skalla-Grímsson, L<"Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar"|http://www.heimskringla.no/wiki/Egils_saga_Skalla-Gr%C3%ADmssonar>
f1e17f6f 1993
fbc70a9e 1994L<Announced on 2011-02-20 by Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/02/msg169340.html>
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1996 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
1997 nema ráða vel kunni.
1998 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
1999 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
2000 Sák á telgðu talkni
2001 tíu launstafi ristna.
2002 Þat hefr lauka lindi
2003 langs ofrtrega fengit.
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2006
2007L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
2008
2009In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
2010granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
2011do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
2012that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
2013generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
2014endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
2015that fire can truly light the world.
2016
2017And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
2018ask what you can do for your country.
2019
2020My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
2021but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
2022
2023Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
2024ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
2025we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
2026the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
2027asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
2028work must truly be our own.
2029
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2030=head2 v5.13.8 - Roger Williams, L<"The Fifth Gift"|http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2005/8/19/21304/8493>
2031
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2034The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
2035to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
2036between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
2037cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
2038areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
2039be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
2040As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
2041the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
2042instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
2043interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
2044also be automated.
2045
2046Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
2047if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
2048were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
2049and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
2050indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
2051techniques like X-ray crystallography.
2052
2ee7da68 2053=head2 v5.13.7 - Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, "The Matrix"
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2056
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2057[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
2058
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2060
2061[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
2062
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2063 Trinity: What did you just say?
2064 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
2065 Trinity: What did you see?
2066 Cypher: What happened?
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2067 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
2068 like it.
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2069 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
2070 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
2071 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
2072 Neo: What is it?
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2073 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
2074 they change something.
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2076=head2 v5.13.6 - Haruki Murakami, "Kafka on the Shore"
2077
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2080The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
2081he storm vanishes.
2082
2083"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
2084fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
2085to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
2086me?"
2087
2088I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
2089like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
2090
2091"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
2092as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
2093on my heart.
2094
2095(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
2096
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2098
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2101Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
2102air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
2103the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
2104faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
2105of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
2106the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
2107deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
2108fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
2109stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
2110revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
2111
2112For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
2113courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
2114the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
2115jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
2116were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
2117there, a glimmer of moonshine.
2118
2119Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
2120rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
2121grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
2122park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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2125=head2 v5.13.4 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
2126
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2129`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
2130`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
2131it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
2132she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
2133
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2134 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
2135 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
2136 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
2137 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
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2138
2139
2140`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
2141
2142`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
2143nonsense.'
2144
2145Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
2146anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
2147
2148`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
2149
2150`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
2151
2152`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
2153with his nose, you know?'
2154
2155`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
2156the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
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2158=head2 v5.13.3 - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens"
2159
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2162Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
2163Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
2164notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
2165for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
2166sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
2167
2168Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
2169dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
2170Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
2171motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
2172Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
2173that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
2174had ever even been a car.
2175
2176There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
2177been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
2178this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
2179flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
2180re-entry.
2181
2182There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
2183metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
2184somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
2185make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
2186
2187It should have fallen apart miles back.
2188
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2190
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2193We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
2194the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
2195in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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2196there exist ... special circumstances.
2197
2198=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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2202And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
2203bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
2204yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
2205with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
2206if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
2207bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
2208quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
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2210=head2 v5.13.0 - Jules Verne, "A Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
2211
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2214The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
2215involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
2216when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
2217streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
2218road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
2219seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
2220smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
2221
2222"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
2223volcano were once more to set to work."
2224
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2225=head2 v5.12.5 - William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure"
2226
2227L<Announced on 2012-11-10 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/11/msg195171.html>
2228
2229 Music oft hath such a charm
2230 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
2231
2232=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
2233
2234L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173725.html>
2235
2236 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
2237 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
2238 When breakfast is taken away,
2239 To turn his attention to dinner;
2240 And it's not in the range of belief,
2241 To look upon him as a glutton,
2242 Who, when he is tired of beef,
2243 Determines to tackle the mutton.
2244 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
2245 If it will appease her sorrow,
2246 I'll marry this lady today,
2247 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
2248
2249=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
2250
2251L<Announced on 2011-06-15 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173609.html>
2252
2253 Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
2254 Tolerates no work of man.
2255 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
2256 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
2257 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
2258 While the last larks sing and soar,
2259 From the heather-blossoms sweet
2260 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
2261 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
2262 Eleanor makes macaroons!
2263
2264=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
2265
2266L<Announced on 2011-06-08 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173352.html>
2267
2268 Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
2269 And terrapin, too, is tasty,
2270 Lobster I freely endorse,
2271 In pate or patty or pasty.
2272 But there's nothing the matter with butter,
2273 And nothing the matter with jam,
2274 And the warmest greetings I utter
2275 To the ham and the yam and the clam.
2276 For they're food,
2277 All food,
2278 And I think very fondly of food.
2279 Through I'm broody at times
2280 When bothered by rhymes,
2281 I brood
2282 On food.
2283
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2284=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
2285
2286L<Announced on 2011-01-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168368.html>
2287
2288 I saw a huge steam roller,
2289 It blotted out the sun.
2290 The people all lay down, lay down;
2291 They did not try to run.
2292 My love and I, we looked amazed
2293 Upon the gory mystery.
2294 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
2295 'The great machine is history!'
2296 My love and I, we ran away,
2297 The engine did not find us.
2298 We ran up to a mountain top,
2299 Left history far behind us.
2300 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
2301 But somehow we don't think so.
2302 We went to see where history'd been,
2303 And my, the dead did stink so.
2304
2305=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
2306
2307L<Announced on 2010-09-06 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/09/msg163852.html>
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2309CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
2310she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
2311seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
2312
2313What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
2314of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
2315has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
2316will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
2317only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
2318lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
2319design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
2320periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
2321
2322=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
2323
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2326The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
2327from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
2328view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
2329Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
2330once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
2331endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
2332a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
2333will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
2334of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
2335Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
2336still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
2337
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2338=head2 v5.12.1 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
2339
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2342"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
2343many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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2344Suppose that the sort of ice we skate upon and put into highballs --
2345what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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2346Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
2347had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
2348...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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2349"that there were one form, which we will call ice-nine -- a crystal as
2350hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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2351degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
2352and-thirty degrees."
2353
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2354=head2 v5.12.1-RC2 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
2355
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2358San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
2359the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
2360hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
2361of the Free World."
2362
2363Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
2364level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
2365harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
2366exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
2367
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2372Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
2373the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
2374just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
2375a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
2376it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
2377of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
2378common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
2379bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
2380
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2382 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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2385
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2388'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
2389not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
2390your cat grins like that?'
2391
2392'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
2393
2394She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
2395jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
2396and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
2397
2398'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
2399that cats COULD grin.'
2400
2401'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
2402
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2407'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
2408have got altered.'
2409
2410'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
2411there was silence for some minutes.
2412
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2417'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
2418always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
2419rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
2420yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
2421can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
2422kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
2423
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2428At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
2429called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
2430dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
2431in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
2432sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
2433
2434'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
2435is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
2436the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
2437to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
2438accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
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2449So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
2450hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
2451making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
2452picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
2453close by her.
2454
2455There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
2456VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
2457dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
2458occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
2459it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
2460OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
2461Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
2462never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
2463take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
2464after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
2465rabbit-hole under the hedge.
2466
2467In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
2468in the world she was to get out again.
2469
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2478 A little child, a limber elf,
2479 Singing, dancing to itself,
2480 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
2481 That always finds, and never seeks,
2482 Makes such a vision to the sight
2483 As fills a father's eyes with light;
2484 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
2485 Upon his heart, that he at last
2486 Must needs express his love's excess
2487 With words of unmeant bitterness.
2488 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
2489 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
2490 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
2491 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
2492 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
2493 At each wild word to feel within
2494 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
2495 And what, if in a world of sin
2496 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
2497 Such giddiness of heart and brain
2498 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
2499 So talks as it's most used to do.
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2501=head2 v5.11.4 - Fyodor Dostoevsky, "Crime and Punishment"
2502
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2505And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
2506into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
2507mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
2508question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
2509hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
2510louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
2511who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
2512worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
2513done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
2514
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2515=head2 v5.11.3 - Mark Twain, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
2516
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4363636d 2519"Say -- I'm going in a swimming, I am. Don't you wish you could? But of
d517a16a 2520course you'd druther work -- wouldn't you? Course you would!"
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2521
2522Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
2523
2524"Why ain't that work?"
2525
2526Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
2527is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
2528
2529"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
2530
2531The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
2532to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
2533
2534That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
2535swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
2536-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
2537watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
2538absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
2539
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2541
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2544The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
2545at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
2546streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
2547the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
2548live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
2549colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
2550as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
2551wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
2552prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
2553however much they're into colour.
2554
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2555=head2 v5.11.1 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
2556
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2559Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
2560and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
2561word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
2562disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
2563everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
2564on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
2565that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
2566glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
b10ee209 2567war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Milo
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2568presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
2569for more hazardous assignment.
2570
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2571=head2 v5.11.0 - Mikhail Bulgakov, "The Master and Margarita"
2572
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2575Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
2576streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
2577trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
2578to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
2579about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
2580of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
2581facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
2582explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
2583Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
2584people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
2585work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
2586their art.
2587
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2588=head2 v5.10.1 - Right Hon. James Hacker MP, "The Complete Yes Minister: The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister"
2589
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2592'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
2593the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
2594Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
2595Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
2596responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
2597Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
2598Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
2599Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
2600Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
2601Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
2602
2603'Can they all type?' I joked.
2604
2605'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
2606McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
2607
2608I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
2609'We could have opened an agency.'
2610
2611Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
2612Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
2613amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
2614all say that, do they?' I ventured.
2615
2616Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
2617replied. 'Not quite all.'
2618
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2631He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
2632he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
2633out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
2634noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
2635must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
2636number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
2637did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
2638
2639=head2 v5.10.0-RC2 - no epigraph
2640
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2643=head2 v5.10.0-RC1 - no epigraph
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2647=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
2648
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2650available on CPAN with same date, but never actually announced.
2651
2652=head2 v5.9.4 - no epigraph
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2656=head2 v5.9.3 - no epigraph
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2659
2660=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
2661
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2663
2664This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
2665gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
2666technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
2667about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
2668bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
2669paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
2670in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
2671electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
2672picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
2673to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
2674technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
2675getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
2676sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
2677it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
2678conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
2679
2680"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
2681that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
2682`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
2683
2684"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
2685one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
2686flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
2687everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
2688make you flip?
2689
2690=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
2691
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2693
2694Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
2695
2696=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
2697
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2699
2700What of October, that ambiguous month
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2702=head2 v5.8.9 - Right Hon. James Hacker MP, "The Complete Yes Minister: The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister"
2703
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2706Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
2707proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
2708the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
2709anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
2710how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
2711
2712'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
2713
2714This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
2715that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
2716
2717'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
2718expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
2719anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
2720sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
2721
2722This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
2723basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
2724policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
2725disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
2726the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
2727Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
2728and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
2729Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
2730
2731In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
2732reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
2733
2734I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
2735Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
2736for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
2737had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
2738work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
2739the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
2740left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
2741pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
2742the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
2743the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
2744
2745I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
2746publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
2747Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
2748
2749So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
2750pushing to increase the membership?
2751
2752'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
2753more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
2754futile and impotent it becomes.'
2755
2756This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
2757
2758Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
2759diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
2760
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2762
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2765There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
2766about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
2767four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
2768anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
2769thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
2770
2771Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
2772and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
2773press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
2774obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
2775produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
2776this draft...'
2777
2778I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
2779hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
2780incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
2781
2782'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
2783redundancy payments as well.'
2784
2785'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
2786it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
2787
2788'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
2789
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2794A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
2795was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
2796and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
2797jets and all.
2798
2799I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
2800
2801I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
2802Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
2803specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
2804the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
2805jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
2806grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
2807in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
2808
2809While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
2810taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
2811me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
2812sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
2813three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
2814plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
2815occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
2816were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
2817
2818And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
2819were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
2820
2821Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
2822name like Charlie Umtali?
2823
2824I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
2825know something about our official visitor.
2826
2827Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
2828has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
2829car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
2830to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
2831knew little of his background.
2832
2833I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
2834Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
2835first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
2836
2837Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
2838
2839'Why?' I enquired.
2840
2841'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
2842to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
2843never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
2844
2845Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
2846that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
2847
2848In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
2849where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
2850revolving door and comes out in front.'
2851
2852'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
2853
2854'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
2855
2856'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
2857
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2859
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2862 It's not that easy bein' green
2863 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
2864 When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
2865 Or something much more colorful like that
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2867 It's not easy bein' green
2868 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
2869 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
2870 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
2871 Or stars in the sky
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2873 But green's the color of Spring
2874 And green can be cool and friendly-like
2875 And green can be big like an ocean
2876 Or important like a mountain
2877 Or tall like a tree
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2879 When green is all there is to be
2880 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
2881 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
2882 And I think it's what I want to be
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2885
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4ed12d4a 2888 Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 2889
4ed12d4a 2890 Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
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2892=head2 v5.8.7 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
2893
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2896And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
2897hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
2898cat.
2899
2900Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 2901the wolf? What then?"
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2904
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2907And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
2908bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
2909round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
2910
2911In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
2912gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
2913climbed up the high stone wall.
2914
2915One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
2916stretched out over the wall.
2917
2918Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
2919Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
2920take care that he doesn't catch you!".
2921
2922The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
2923snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
2924
2925How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 2926the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
4363636d 2927
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2928=head2 v5.8.6 - A. A. Milne, "The House at Pooh Corner"
2929
f3d08688 2930L<Announced on 2004-11-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg96304.html>
2831a86c 2931
4363636d 2932"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 2933you."
4363636d 2934
51caa79e 2935"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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2936
2937"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
2938and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 2939to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 2940
51caa79e 2941"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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2942
2943"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
2944planting it."
2945
2946"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 2947grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 2948
51caa79e 2949Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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2950
2951"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
2952Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 2953wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 2954
51caa79e 2955Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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2956
2957"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
2958how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 2959and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
4363636d 2960
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2961=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
2962
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2963L<Announced on 2004-11-11 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg95786.html>
2964
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2965"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
2966
2967"Hunting," said Pooh.
2968
2969"Hunting what?"
2970
2971"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
2972
2973"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
2974
2975"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
2976
2977"What do you think you'll answer?"
2978
2979"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
2980"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
2981you see there?"
2982
2983"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
2984excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
2985
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2986=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
2987
f3d08688 2988L<Announced on 2004-07-19 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg93189.html>
2831a86c 2989
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2990Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
2991ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
2992bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
2993waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
2994droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
2995hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
2996longbow.
2997
2998In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
2999often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
3000placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
3001likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
3002may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
3003Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
3004Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
3005farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
3006grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 3007T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
4363636d 3008
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3009=head2 v5.8.5-RC2 - wikipedia, "Beech"
3010
f3d08688 3011L<Announced on 2004-07-09 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg92934.html>
2831a86c 3012
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3013Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
3014ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
3015sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
3016pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
3017shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
3018
3019The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
3020Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 3021Caledonia and South America.
4363636d 3022
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3023=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
3024
f3d08688 3025L<Announced on 2004-07-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg92840.html>
2831a86c 3026
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3027The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
3028often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
3029large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
3030and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
3031spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
3032year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
3033may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
3034
3035It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
3036branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
3037of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
3038that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
3039
3040Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
3041other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
3042acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
3043mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
3044
3045It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 3046heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
4363636d 3047
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3048=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
3049
f3d08688 3050L<Announced on 2004-04-22 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90984.html>
2831a86c 3051
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3052 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
3053 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
3054 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
3055 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
3056
3057 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
3058 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
3059 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
3060 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
3061 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
3062 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
3063 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
3064 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
3065
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3066 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
3067 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
3068
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3069
3070=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
3071
f3d08688 3072L<Announced on 2004-04-16 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90796.html>
2831a86c 3073
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3074 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
3075 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
3076 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
3077 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
3078
3079 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
3080 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
3081 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
3082 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
3083 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
3084 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
3085
4363636d
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3086=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
3087
f3d08688 3088L<Announced on 2004-04-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90422.html>
2831a86c 3089
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3090 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
3091 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
3092 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
3093 We must find him of the train can't start.'
3094 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
3095 They are searching high and low,
3096 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
3097 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
3098 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
3099 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
3100 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
3101 He's been busy in the luggage van!
3102 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
c5fb089a 3103 And the signal goes 'All Clear!'
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3104 And we're off at last of the northern part
3105 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
3106
4363636d
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3107=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
3108
f3d08688 3109L<Announced on 2004-01-14 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg87317.html>
2831a86c 3110
51caa79e
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3111 We are the music makers,
3112 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
3113 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
3114 And sitting by desolate streams; --
3115 World-losers and world-forsakers,
3116 On whom the pale moon gleams:
3117 Yet we are the movers and shakers
3118 Of the world for ever, it seems.
4363636d 3119
4363636d
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3120=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
3121
f3d08688 3122L<Announced on 2004-01-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg86969.html>
2831a86c 3123
4363636d
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3124 There may be trouble ahead,
3125 But while there's music and moonlight,
3126 And love and romance,
3127 Let's face the music and dance.
3128
3129 Before the fiddlers have fled,
3130 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
3131 And while we still have that chance,
3132 Let's face the music and dance.
3133
3134 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
3135 Humming a different tune, and then,
3136
3137 There may be teardrops to shed,
3138 So while there's music and moonlight,
3139 And love and romance,
3140 Let's face the music and dance.
3141
4363636d
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3142=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
3143
f3d08688 3144L<Announced on 2003-11-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84822.html>
2831a86c 3145
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3146 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
3147 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
3148 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
3149 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
3150 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
3151 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
3152
4363636d
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3153 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
3154 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
3155 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
3156 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
3157
3158 O my brave soul!
3159 O farther farther sail!
3160 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
3161 O farther, farther, farther sail!
3162
2ee7da68 3163=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle and John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
4363636d 3164
f3d08688 3165L<Announced on 2003-11-03 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84645.html>
2831a86c 3166
4363636d
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3167 It's fun to charter an accountant
3168 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
3169 To find, explore the funds offshore
3170 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
3171
4363636d
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3172=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
3173
f3d08688 3174L<Announced on 2003-10-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/10/msg84194.html>
2831a86c 3175
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3176 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
3177 In a Sieve they went to sea:
3178 In spite of all their friends could say,
3179 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
3180 In a Sieve they went to sea!
3181 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
3182 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
3183 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
3184 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
3185 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
3186
3187 Far and few, far and few,
3188 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
3189 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
3190 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
3191
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3192=head2 v5.8.1 - epigraph same as v5.7.1
3193
3194L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
3195
3196=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
3197
3198L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
3199
3200No matter what she did with her hair it took about
3201three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
3202like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
3203no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
3204overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
3205
3206=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
3207
3208L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
3209
3210Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
3211It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
3212devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
3213then you can be my most trusted minister."
3214
3215=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
3216
3217L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
3218
3219Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
3220a knife with a curved blade.
3221
3222=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
3223
3224L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
3225
3226Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
3227me because I've got magic aaargh."
3228
3229=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
3230
3231L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
3232
3233Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
3234in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
3235with his head.
3236
3237But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
3238weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
3239open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
3240defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
3241Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
3242was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
3243
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3244=head2 v5.8.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
3245
3246L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
3247
3248There was the faint sound of footsteps.
3249"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
3250said the low priest.
3251There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
3252The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
3253"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
3254The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
3255The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
3256The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
3257thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
3258There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
3259"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
3260said the High Priest.
3261"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
3262There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
3263"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
3264There were footsteps again.
3265
3266=head2 v5.8.0-RC3 - no epigraph
3267
3268L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
3269
3270=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
3271
3272L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
3273
3274=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
3275
3276L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
3277
3278=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
3279
3280L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
3281
3282Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
3283No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
3284got there first, and is waiting for it.
3285
3286=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
3287
3288L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
3289
3290His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
3291the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
3292all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
3293bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
3294you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
3295
3296=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
3297
dd047fac 3298L<Announced on 2001-04-09 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33851.html>
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3300"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
3301
3302Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
3303
3304"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
3305flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
3306arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
3307and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
3308I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
3309I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
3310will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
3311liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
3312Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
3313ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
3314
3315"All that?" said Twoflower.
3316
3317"Usually."
3318
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3319=head2 v5.7.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"
3320
3321L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
3322
3323The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
3324but that had to be the 57th strangest.
3325[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
3326
2ee7da68 3327=head2 v5.6.2 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
c7bed260 3328
f3d08688 3329L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg85222.html>
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3330
3331When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
3332sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
3333a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
3334what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
3335long in this instance.
3336
2ee7da68 3337=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
c7bed260 3338
f3d08688 3339L<Announced on 2003-11-08 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84953.html>
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3340
3341"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
3342
2831a86c 3343=head2 v5.6.1 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", Riddles in the Dark
4363636d 3344
2831a86c 3345L<Announced on 2001-04-08 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33823.html>
4363636d 3346
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3347`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
3348himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
3349upset.
4363636d 3350
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3351`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
3352to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
4363636d 3353
2831a86c
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3354Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
3355stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
3356louder.
4363636d 3357
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3358`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
3359my precious, three guesseses.'
4363636d 3360
2831a86c 3361=head2 v5.6.1-foolish - no epigraph
4363636d 3362
dd047fac 3363L<Announced on 2001-04-01 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33421.html>
3e340399 3364
2831a86c 3365=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL3 - I can't find the announcement
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3367No announcement available.
3368
2831a86c 3369=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
4363636d 3370
2831a86c 3371L<Announced on 2001-01-31 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/01/msg29934.html>
4363636d 3372
2831a86c 3373=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL1 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 3377=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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3381 The dragon is withered,
3382 His bones are now crumbled;
3383 His armour is shivered,
3384 His splendour is humbled!
3385 Though sword shall be rusted,
3386 And throne and crown perish
3387 With strength that men trusted
3388 And wealth that they cherish,
3389 Here grass is still growing,
3390 And leaves are a yet swinging,
3391 The white water flowing,
3392 And elves are yet singing
3393 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
3394 Come back to the valley.
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3396=head2 v5.6.0-RC3 - no epigraph
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3398L<Announced on 2000-03-22 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10140.html>
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3400=head2 v5.005_05-RC1 - no epigraph
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3404=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
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3408=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
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3412The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
3413the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
3414never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
3415them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
3416chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
3417run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
3418and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
3419and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
3420and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
3421the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
3422fall.
3423
3424=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
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3428Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
3429plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
3430going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
3431she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
3432at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
3433cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
3434hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
3435passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
3436disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
3437of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
3438she fell past it.
3439
3440=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
3441
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3442L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/12/msg86423.html>
3443
3444 't was 16 years ago today
3445 Larry taught us a new game
3446 of lazyness, impatience, and hubris
3447 Happy birthday, Perl!
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3449=head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
3450
0e6b8110 3451This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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3452on L<Perl Monks|http://perlmonks.org> titled
3453L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
3454by ysth.
3455
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