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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 v5.32.0-RC1 - Coretta Scott King
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22Announced on 2020-06-08 by Sawyer X
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24Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.
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26=head2 v5.32.0-RC0 - Franz Kafka
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28Announced on 2020-05-30 by Sawyer X
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30There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.
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32=head2 v5.31.11 - John F. Kennedy, National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy
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34L<Announced on 2020-04-28 by Sawyer X|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2020/04/msg257385.html>
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36Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
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38=head2 v5.31.10 - Christina Rossetti, "Remember"
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42 Remember me when I am gone away,
43 Gone far away into the silent land;
44 When you can no more hold me by the hand,
45 Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
46 Remember me when no more day by day
47 You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
48 Only remember me; you understand
49 It will be late to counsel then or pray.
50 Yet if you should forget me for a while
51 And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
52 For if the darkness and corruption leave
53 A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
54 Better by far you should forget and smile
55 Than that you should remember and be sad.
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61 „When people talk too fast the content becomes as superfluous as the speed.“
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63=head2 v5.31.8 - Joe Perham, "Joe Perham's Guide to Hunting and Guide to Fishing in Maine"
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65L<Announced on 2020-01-20 by Matthew Horsfall|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2020/01/msg256894.html>
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67 Harry used to cut wood for the Brown company over in Stoneham Red
68 Rock Basin. And of course he was the best shot in camp. One day the
69 foreman told him to go get some meat.
70
71 "Take any gun you want."
72
73 Harry says "I'll take the .45-70."
74
75 Foreman said "That gun's only got one bullet."
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77 Harry says "I only need one bullet."
78
79 Took the .45-70, went out, an hour later he was back with two Moose,
80 a dozen trout you see, and a fluffy partridge. Went back to work.
81
82 Well at supper that night foreman says "Harry, um, something's
83 bothering me here a little bit. How did you get all that food with
84 only one bullet. I'm a little confused about the... the partridge,
85 there ain't a mark on him."
86
87 "Well", Harry says, "I'll tell ya. I took that .45-70, went back into
88 the woods a piece there I come to this brook. And I just uh, got to
89 the other side when I happen to see two moose in the swamp off
90 there. I figured I could get both of 'em. So I took out my huntin'
91 knife and stuck it into the mud, hilt foremost, sharp edge on the
92 blade towards me of course. I took dead aim on that knife, fired,
93 split that bullet and killed those two moose. Well you know the
94 recoil knocked me back into the brook. When I come up out of the
95 water, my pants were so full of fish that it popped a button off my
96 fly and killed that bird."
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98=head2 v5.31.7 - Bernard Werber
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100L<Announced on 2019-12-20 by Atoomic|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/12/msg256802.html>
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102 Be quiet. Look at the stars and appreciate what you live.
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104=head2 v5.31.6 - Neal Stephenson, "Quicksilver"
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106L<Announced on 2019-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/11/msg256646.html>
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108 Invocation
109
110 State your intentions, Muse. I know you're there.
111 Dead bards who pined for you have said
112 You're bright as flame, but fickle as the air.
113 My pen and I, submerged in liquid shade,
114 Much dark can spread, on days and over reams
115 But without you, no radiance can shed.
116 Why rustle in the dark, when fledged with fire?
117 Craze the night with flails of light. Reave
118 Your turbid shroud. Bestow what I require.
119
120 But you're not in the dark. I do believe
121 I swim, like squid, in clouds of my own make,
122 To you, offensive. To us both, opaque.
123 What's constituted so, only a pen
124 Can penetrate. I have one here; let's go.
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126=head2 v5.31.5 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Daddy Long-legs and the Fly
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128L<Announced on 2019-10-20 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/10/msg256478.html>
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130 'O Mr Daddy Long-legs,'
131 Said Mr Floppy Fly,
132 'It's true I never go to court,
133 And I will tell you why.
134 If I had six long legs like yours,
135 At once I'd go to court!
136 But oh! I can't, because my legs
137 Are so extremely short.
138 And I'm afraid the King and Queen
139 (One in red, and one in green)
140 Would say aloud, "You are not fit,
141 You Fly, to come to court a bit!"'
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143=head2 v5.31.4 - Ann Leckie, "The Raven Tower"
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145L<Announced on 2019-09-20 by Max Maischein|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/09/msg256254.html>
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147 Stories can be risky for someone like me. What I say must be true, or it
148will be made true, and if it cannot be made true - if I don't have the
149power, or if what I have said is an impossibility - then I will pay the
150price. I might more or less safely say, "Once there was a man who rode
151home to attend his father's funeral and claim his inheritance, but
152matters were not as he expected them to be." I do not doubt that such a
153thing has happened more than once in all the time there have been
154fathers to die and sons to succeed them. But to go any further, I must
155supply more details - the specific actions of specific people, and their
156specific consequences - and there I might blunder, all unknowing, into
157untruth. It's safer for me to speak of what I know. Or to speak only in
158the safest of generalities. Or else to say plainly at the beginning,
159"Here is a story I have heard," placing the burden of truth or not on
160the teller whose words I am merely accurately reporting.
161
162 But what is the story that I am telling? Here is another story I have
163heard:
164Once there were two brothers, and one of them wanted what the other had.
165Bent all his will to obtain what the other had, no matter the cost.
166 Here is another story: Once there was a prisoner in a tower.
167 And another:
168Once someone risked their life out of duty and loyalty to a friend.
169 Ah, there's a story that I might tell, and truthfully.
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171=head2 v5.31.3 - Samantha Harvey, "All Is Song"
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173L<Announced on 2019-08-20 by Tom Hukins|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/08/msg256012.html>
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175We are born from unity, we divide into isolation. We winnow ourselves
176out from the thing that first made sense of us and then expect to find
177meaning, yet a fraction makes no sense without the number of which
178it's a fractional part. We see loss, feel grief, give ourselves
179illness, we're cells that have over-divided and we call the division
180growth; the only real growth is in the return to unity, God, the
181unifying principle.
182
183Tired to his core, he turned the video off. The rain still poured as
184he went upstairs, and in bed as he tripped down into the deep open
185shaft of sleep he kept thinking that to divide by zero was to end up
186with infinity, as was to divide by God. To divide by God, to divide
187by God, over and over he thought it without sense; to divide by God; I
188must tell my students that the way to pass their exams is to divide by
189God. Then he must have slept, for it was morning.
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191=head2 v5.31.2 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Duck and the Kangaroo
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193L<Announced on 2019-07-20 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/07/msg255639.html>
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195 Said the Duck to the Kangaroo,
196 'Good gracious! how you hop!
197 Over the fields and the water too,
198 As if you never would stop!
199 My life is a bore in this nasty pond,
200 And I long to go out in the world beyond!
201 I wish I could hop like you!'
202 Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.
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204=head2 v5.31.1 - Kurt Vonnegut, _A Man without a Country_
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208On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, I sent Joel Bleifuss, my editor at _In These
209Times_, this fax:
210
211 ON ORANGE ALERT HERE.
212 ECONOMIC TERRORIST ATTACK
213 EXPECTED AT 8 PM EST. KV
214
215Worried, he called, asking what was up. I said I would tell him when I had
216more complete information on the bombs George Bush was set to deliver in his
217State of the Union address.
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219That night I got a call from my friend, the out-of-print-science-fiction
220writer Kilgore Trout. He asked me, "Did you watch the State of the Union
221address?"
222
223"Yes, and it certainly helped to remember what the great British socialist
224playwright George Bernard Shaw said about this planet."
225
226"Which was?"
227
228"He said, 'I don't know if there are men on the moon, but if there are, they
229must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum.' And he wasn't talking
230about the germs or the elephants. He meant we the people."
231
232"Okay."
233
234"You don't think this is the Lunatic Asylum of the Universe?"
235
236"Kurt, I don't think I expressed an opinion one way of the other."
237
238"We are killing this planet as a life-support system with the poisons from
239all the thermodynamic whoopee we're making with atomic energy and fossil
240fuels, and everybody knows it, and practically nobody cares. This is how
241crazy we are. I think the planet's immune system is trying to get rid of us
242with AIDS and new strains of flu and tuberculosis, and so on. I think the
243planet should get rid of us. We're really awful animals. I mean, that dumb
244Barbra Streisand song, 'People who need people are the luckiest people in
245the world' -- she's talking about cannibals. Lots to eat. Yes, the planet is
246trying to get rid of us, but I think it's too late."
247
248And I said good-bye to my friend, hung up the phone, sat down and wrote this
249epitaph: "The good Earth -- we could have saved it, but we were too damn
250cheap and lazy."
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252=head2 v5.31.0 - Fumiko Enchi, Masks
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256 The secrets inside her mind are like flowers in a garden at
257 nighttime, filling the darkness with perfume.
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259=head2 v5.30.3 - Ben Aaronovitch, "Rivers of London"
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261L<Announced on 2020-06-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2020/01/msg257498.html>
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263Trewsbury Mead [...] According to the Ordnance Survey, this is where the
264Thames first rises 130 straight-line kilometres west of London. Just to
265the north is the site either of an Iron Age hill fort or a Roman
266encampment, the exact nature of which is awaiting an episode of Time
267Team. Apparently there is a soggy field, a stone to mark the spot and a
268chance, after a particularly wet winter, that you might see some water.
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270=head2 v5.30.2 - Francesco Maria Piave, trans. Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, "La traviata", Act II, Scene 2
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274 FLORA, GASTON, DOCTOR, MARQUIS, CHORUS
275 (to Violetta)
276 Yes, you have suffered, but take heart!
277 Every one of us has shared your pain;
278 friends are around you to dry the tears
279 you have shed.
280
281 GERMONT
282 (I alone know the true devotion
283 this poor girl hides within her breast;
284 I know her faithful heart,
285 but I'm vowed so cruelly to silence.)
286
287 BARON
288 (softly to Alfredo)
289 Your deadly insult to this lady
290 offends us all, but such an outrage
291 shall not go unavenged!
292 I shall find a way to humble your pride!
293
294 ALFREDO
295 (Alas, what have I done? I feel terrible about it.
296 She will never forgive me.)
297
298 VIOLETTA
299 (coming to herself)
300 Alfredo, how should you understand
301 all the love that's in my heart?
302 How should you know that I have proved it,
303 even at the price of your contempt?
304
305 But the time will come when you will know,
306 when you'll admit how much I loved you.
307 God save you then from all remorse!
308 Even after death I shall still love you.
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312L<Announced on 2020-02-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2020/02/msg257163.html>
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314 ALFREDO
315 For me this woman lost
316 all she possessed.
317 I was blind, a wretched coward,
318 I accepted it all.
319 But it's time now for me to clear
320 myself from debt.
321 I call you all to witness here
322 that I've paid her back!
323
324 (Contemptuously, he throws his winnings at Violetta's feet.
325 She swoons in Flora's arms. Alfredo's father arrives suddenly.)
326
327 ALL
328 What you have done
329 is shameful!
330 To strike down
331 a tender heart that way!
332 You have insulted
333 a woman!
334 Get out of here!
335 We've no use for the likes of you!
336 Go!
337
338 GERMONT
339 (dignified in his anger)
340 A man who offends a woman, even in anger,
341 deserves nothing but scorn.
342 Where is my son? I no longer see him
343 in you, Alfredo.
344
345 ALFREDO
346 (What have I done? Yes, I despise myself!
347 Jealous madness, love deceived,
348 ravaged my soul, destroyed my reason.
349 How can I ever gain her pardon?
350 I would have left her, but I couldn't;
351 I came here to vent my anger,
352 But now I've done that, wretch that I am,
353 I feel nothing but deep remorse!)
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357L<Announced on 2019-11-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/11/msg256610.html>
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359 VIOLETTA:
360 With you I would share
361 my days of happiness;
362 everything is folly in this world
363 that does not give us pleasure.
364 Let us enjoy life,
365 for the pleasures of love are swift and fleeting
366 as a flower that lives and dies
367 and can be enjoyed no more.
368 Let's take our pleasure while its ardent,
369 brilliant summons lures us on!
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373L<Announced on 2019-10-27 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/10/msg256542.html>
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375 ALFREDO:
376 Let's drink from the joyous chalice
377 where beauty flowers...
378 Let the fleeting hour
379 to pleasure's intoxication yield.
380 Let's drink
381 to love's sweet tremors --
382 to those eyes
383 that pierce the heart.
384 Let's drink to love -- to wine
385 that warms our kisses.
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387=head2 v5.30.0 - Morihei Ueshiba
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391 Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we
392 are as good as dead.
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394=head2 v5.30.0-RC2 - Derek Walcott
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398 The truest writers are those who see language not as linguistic process but
399 as a living element.
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401 -- Derek Walcott
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403=head2 v5.30.0-RC1 - Marcel Proust
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407 If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream
408 less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
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410 -- Marcel Proust
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412=head2 v5.29.10 - Maya Angelou, Alone
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416 Lying, thinking
417 Last night
418 How to find my soul a home
419 Where water is not thirsty
420 And bread loaf is not stone
421 I came up with one thing
422 And I don't believe I'm wrong
423 That nobody,
424 But nobody
425 Can make it out here alone.
426
427 Alone, all alone
428 Nobody, but nobody
429 Can make it out here alone.
430
431 There are some millionaires
432 With money they can't use
433 Their wives run round like banshees
434 Their children sing the blues
435 They've got expensive doctors
436 To cure their hearts of stone.
437 But nobody
438 No, nobody
439 Can make it out here alone.
440
441 Alone, all alone
442 Nobody, but nobody
443 Can make it out here alone.
444
445 Now if you listen closely
446 I'll tell you what I know
447 Storm clouds are gathering
448 The wind is gonna blow
449 The race of man is suffering
450 And I can hear the moan,
451 'Cause nobody,
452 But nobody
453 Can make it out here alone.
454
455 Alone, all alone
456 Nobody, but nobody
457 Can make it out here alone.
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459=head2 v5.29.9 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Dancing Men
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461L<Announced on 2019-03-21 by Zak Elep|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/03/msg253978.html>
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463 What one man can invent, another can discover.
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465=head2 v5.29.8 - Isaac Asimov, Foundation: “Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.”
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467L<Announced on 2019-02-20 by Atoomic|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/02/msg253750.html>
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469=head2 v5.29.7 - Edsger W. Dijkstra: "Programming Considered as a Human Activity", IFIP Congress, New York, 1965.
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471L<Announced on 2019-01-20 by Abigail|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/01/msg253444.html>
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473When I became acquainted with the notion of algorithmic languages I
474never challenged the then prevailing notion that the problems of
475language design and implementation were mostly a question of
476compromises: every new convenience for the user had to be paid for
477by the implementation, either in the form of increased trouble
478during translation, or during execution or during both. Well, we
479are most certainly not living in Heaven and I am not going to deny
480the possibility of a conflict between convenience and efficiency,
481but now I do protest when this conflict is presented as a complete
482summing up of the situation. I am of the opinion that is worth-while
483to investigate what extent the needs of Man and Machine go hand in
484hand and to see what techniques we can devise of the benefit of all
485of us. I trust that this investigation will bear fruits and if this
486talk made some of you share this fervent hope, it has achieved its aim.
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488=head2 v5.29.6 - Rudyard Kipling: "How the Camel Got His Hump"
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490L<Announced on 2018-12-18 by Abigail|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/12/msg253187.html>
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492 The Camel's hump is an ugly lump
493 Which well you may see at the Zoo;
494 But uglier yet is the hump we get
495 From having little to do.
496
497 Kiddies and grown-ups too-oo-oo
498 If we haven't enough to do-oo-oo,
499 We get the hump -
500 Cameelious hump -
501 The hump that is black and blue!
502
503 We climb out of bed with a frouzly head
504 And a snarly-yarly voice.
505 We shiver and scowl and we grunt and we growl
506 At our bath and our boots and our toys;
507
508 And there ought to be a corner for me
509 (And I know there is one for you)
510 When we get the hump -
511 Cameelious hump -
512 The hump that is black and blue!
513
514 The cure for this ill is to not sit still,
515 Or frowst with a book by the fire;
516 But to take a large hoe and a shovel also,
517 And dig till you gentle perspire;
518
519 And then you will find that the sun and the wind,
520 And the Djinn of the Garden too,
521 Have lifted the hump -
522 The horrible hump -
523 The hump that is black and blue!
524
525 I get it as well as you-oo-oo -
526 If I haven't enough to do-oo-oo!
527 We all get hump -
528 Cameelious hump -
529 Kiddies and grown-ups too!
530
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532=head2 v5.29.5 - T. S. Eliot, "The Naming Of Cats"
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534L<Announced on 2018-11-20 by Karen Etheridge|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/11/msg252839.html>
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536 The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
537 It isn't just one of your holiday games;
538 You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
539 When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
540 First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
541 Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
542 Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey--
543 All of them sensible everyday names.
544 There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
545 Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
546 Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter--
547 But all of them sensible everyday names.
548 But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
549 A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
550 Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
551 Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
552 Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
553 Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
554 Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
555 Names that never belong to more than one cat.
556 But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
557 And that is the name that you never will guess;
558 The name that no human research can discover--
559 But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
560 When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
561 The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
562 His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
563 Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
564 His ineffable effable
565 Effanineffable
566 Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
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568=head2 v5.29.4 - The Mountain Goats, "Oceanographer's Choice"
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572 Well
573 Guy in a skeleton costume
574 Comes up to the guy in the Superman suit
575 Runs through him with a broadsword
576 I flipped the television off
577 Bring all the bright lights up
578 Turn the radio up loud
579 I don't know why I'm so persuaded
580 That if I think things through
581 Long enough and hard enough
582 I'll somehow get to you
583 But then you came in and we locked eyes
584 You kicked the ashtray over as we came toward each other
585 Stubbed my cigarette out against the west wall
586 Quickly lit another
587 Look at that
588 Would you look at that?
589 We're throwing off sparks
590 What will I do when I don't have you
591 To hold onto in the dark?
592
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593=head2 v5.29.3 - Mac Miller, "Senior Skip Day"
594
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596
597 Enjoy the best things in your life
598 ’Cause you ain’t gonna get to live it twice
599 They say you waste time asleep
600 But I’m just tryin’ to dream
601
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602=head2 v5.29.2 - Rick Riordan, "The Lightning Thief"
603
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605
606 Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood.
607
608 If you're reading this because you think you might be one,
609 my advice is: close this book right now. Believe whatever
610 lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try
611 to lead a normal life.
612
613 Being a half-blood is dangerous. It's scary. Most of the time,
614 it gets you killed in painful, nasty ways.
615
616 If you're a normal kid, reading this because you think it's
617 fiction, great. Read on. I envy you for being able to believe
618 that none of this ever happened.
619
620 But if you recognize yourself in these pages - if you feel
621 something stirring inside - stop reading immediately.
622 You might be one of us. And once you know that, it's only a
623 matter of time before they sense it too, and they'll come for you.
624
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625=head2 v5.29.1 - Richard Curtis & Ben Elton, "Blackadder, Series 3, Episode 2: Ink and Incapability"
626
627L<Announced on 2018-07-20 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/07/msg251605.html>
628
629 Dr. Samuel Johnson: Here it is, sir: the very cornerstone of English
630 scholarship. This book, sir, contains every word in our beloved
631 language.
632
633 Prince Regent George: Hmm.
634
635 Edmund Blackadder: Every single one, sir?
636
637 Johnson: (confidently) Every single word, sir!
638
639 Blackadder: (to Prince) Oh, well, in that case, sir, I hope you will
640 not object if I also offer the Doctor my most enthusiastic
641 contrafribularities.
642
643 Johnson: What?
644
645 Blackadder: 'Contrafribularities,' sir? It is a common word down our
646 way.
647
648 Johnson: Damn! (writes in the book)
649
650 Blackadder: Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I'm anaspeptic, phrasmotic, even
651 compunctious to have caused you such pericombobulation.
652
653 Johnson: What? What? WHAT?
654
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655=head2 v5.29.0 - Erle Stanley Gardner, The Case of the Grinning Gorilla
656
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7df03490 659 Courage is the only antidote for danger.
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661=head2 v5.28.3 - Ben Aaronovitch, "Rivers of London"
662
663L<Announced on 2020-06-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2020/01/msg257497.html>
664
665The north end of the London Borough of Camden is dominated by two hills,
666Hampstead on the west, Highgate on the east, with the Heath, one of the
667largest parks in London, slung between them like a green saddle. From
668these heights the land slopes down towards the River Thames and the
669floodplains that lurk below the built-up centre of London.
670
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671=head2 v5.28.2 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Jumblies
672
673L<Announced on 2019-04-19 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/04/msg254456.html>
674
675 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
676 In a Sieve they went to sea:
677 In spite of all their friends could say,
678 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
679 In a Sieve they went to sea!
680 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
681 And every one cried, 'You'll all be drowned!'
682 They called aloud, 'Our Sieve ain't big,
683 But we don't care a button! we don't care a fig!
684 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!'
685 Far and few, far and few,
686 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
687 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
688 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
689
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690=head2 v5.28.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Quangle Wangle's Hat
691
692L<Announced on 2019-04-05 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/04/msg254218.html>
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694 On the top of the Crumpetty Tree
695 The Quangle Wangle sat,
696 But his face you could not see,
697 On account of his Beaver Hat.
698 For his Hat was a hundred and two feet wide,
699 With ribbons and bibbons on every side,
700 And bells, and buttons, and loops, and lace,
701 So that nobody ever could see the face
702 Of the Quangle Wangle Quee.
703
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704=head2 v5.28.1 - Humphrey Burton, "Leonard Bernstein"
705
706L<Announced on 2018-11-29 by Steve Hay|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/11/msg252975.html>
707
708On August 25, 1983, Leonard Bernstein celebrated his sixty-fifth
709birthday in his birthplace, Lawrence, Massachusetts. He had actually
710lived in the town for only a few weeks as a newborn baby, and had last
711visited it forty-nine years previously, in 1934, to get the name on his
712birth certificate altered from Louis to Leonard. But the citizens of
713Lawrence proposed to dedicate an outdoor theater to him in their
714heritage park and to provide not one but two local orchestras--the
715Merrimack Valley Philharmonic to play excerpts from his own compositions
716and the Greater Boston Youth Symphony and Chorus to perform the "Ode to
717Joy" and accompany Bernstein himself reading (for the only time in his
718life) the text of A Lincoln Portrait. So Bernstein turned down birthday
719invitations from Tanglewood and Central Park, New York, and the
720Hollywood Bowl and drove through the cheering if slightly bewildered
721crowds lining the streets of Lawrence in an open-topped 1928 Ford
722roadster, looking as homespun as James Stewart in Frank Capra's classic,
723It's a Wonderful Life.
724
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725=head2 v5.28.0 - Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967
726
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729 When we look at modern man we have to face the fact that modern man
730 suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring
731 contrast with his scientific and technological abundance. We've learned
732 to fly the air as birds, we've learned to swim the seas as fish, yet we
733 haven't learned to walk the earth as brothers and sisters.
734
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735=head2 v5.28.0-RC4 - Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
736
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738
739 You're alive, Bod. That means you have infinite potential. You can do
740 anything, make anything, dream anything. If you can change the world,
741 the world will change. Potential. Once you're dead, it's gone. Over.
742 You've made what you've made, dreamed your dream, written your name.
743 You may be buried here, you may even walk. But that potential is
7df03490 744 finished.
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746=head2 v5.28.0-RC3 - Anthony Horowitz, Magpie Murders
747
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749
750 These had been his plans. But if there was one thing that life had
751 taught him, it was the futility of making plans. Life had its own
752 agenda.
753
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754=head2 v5.28.0-RC2 - Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales
755
756L<Announced on 2018-06-06 by Sawyer X|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/251122>
757
758 Had she not been of exceptional intelligence and literacy, with an
759 imagination filled and sustained, so to speak, by the images of
760 others, images conveyed by language, by the word, she might have
761 remained almost as helpless as a baby.
762
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763=head2 v5.28.0-RC1 - Anu Garg, A Word A Day
764
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766
767 One doesn't have to know the unit of pain (dol) to realize that the
768 unit of joy is not the dollar, or any other currency for that matter.
769
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770=head2 v5.27.11 - Tana French, In the Woods
771
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773
774 And then, too, I had learned early to assume something dark and
775 lethal hidden at the heart of anything I loved. When I couldn't find
776 it, I responded, bewildered and wary, in the only way I knew how: by
525f6500 777 planting it there myself.
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779=head2 v5.27.10 - Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, p. 248
780
781L<Announced on 2018-03-20 by Todd Rinaldo|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250042.html>
782
783 A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher
784 a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts,
785 build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders,
786 cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure,
787 program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
788 Specialization is for insects.
789
e60142ac 790=head2 v5.27.9 - Agatha Christie, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles"
791
792L<Announced on 2018-02-20 by Renee Bäcker|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/02/msg249549.html>
793
794 Poirot was an extraordinary looking little man. He was hardly more
795 than five feet, four inches, but carried himself with great dignity.
796 His head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it
797 a little on one side. His moustache was very stiff and military.
798 The neatness of his attire was almost incredible. I believe a
799 speck of dust would have caused him more pain than a bullet wound.
800 Yet this quaint dandified little man who, I was sorry to see, now
801 limped badly, had been in his time one of the most celebrated members
802 of the Belgian police. As a detective, his flair had been extraordinary,
803 and he had achieved triumphs by unravelling some of the most baffling
804 cases of the day.
805 He pointed out to me the little house inhabited by him and his fellow
806 Belgians, and I promised to go and see him at an early date. Then he
807 raised his hat with a flourish to Cynthia, and we drove away.
808 "He's a dear little man," said Cynthia. "I'd no idea you knew him."
809 "You've been entertaining a celebrity unawares," I replied.
810 And, for the rest of the way home, I recited to them the various
811 exploits and triumphs of Hercule Poirot.
812
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813=head2 v5.27.8 - Jasper Fforde, "Shades of Grey"
814
815L<Announced on 2018-01-20 by Abigail|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248914>
816
8172.4.16.55.021: Males are to wear dresscode #6 during inter-Collective
818travel. Hats are encouraged, but not required.
819
8209.3.88.32.025: The cucumber and tomato are both fruit; the avocado
821is a nut. To assist with the dietary requirements of vegetarians,
822on the first Tuesday of the month a chicken is officially a vegetable.
823
8245.3.21.01.002: Once allocated, postcodes are permanent, and for life.
825
8266.1.02.11.235: Artifacture from before the Something That Happened
827may be collected, so long it does not appear on the Leapback list
828or possess color above 23 percent saturation.
829
8302.3.06.02.087: Unnecessary sharpening of pencils constitutes a waste
831of public resources, and will be punished as appropriate.
832
8332.1.01.05.002: All children are to attent school until the age of
834sixteen or until they have learned everything, whichever be the sooner.
835
8361.3.02.06.023: There shall be no staring at the sun, however good
837the reason.
838
8391.1.19.02.006: Team sports are mandatory in order to build character.
840Character is there to give purpose to team sports.
841
8422.3.03.01.006: Juggling shall not be practiced after 4:00 pm.
843
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845=head2 v5.27.7 - Terry Pratchett, "Hogfather"
846
847L<Announced on 2017-12-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/12/msg248274.html>
848
849 Death looked at the sacks.
850
851 It was a strange but demonstrable fact that the sacks of
852 toys carried by the Hogfather, no matter what they
853 really contained, always appeared to have sticking out
854 of the top a teddy bear, a toy soldier in the kind of
855 colorful uniform that would stand out in a disco, a
856 drum and a red-and-white candy cane. The actual
857 contents always turned out to be something a bit
858 garish and costing $5.99.
859
860 Death had investigated one or two. There had been a
861 Real Agatean Ninja, for example, with Fearsome
862 Death Grip, and a Captain Carrot One-Man Night
863 Watch with a complete wardrobe of toy weapons, each
864 of which cost as much as the original wooden doll in
865 the first place.
866
867 Mind you, the stuff for the girls was just as
868 depressing. It seemed to be nearly all horses. Most of
869 them were grinning. Horses, Death felt, shouldn't grin.
870
871 Any horse that was grinning was planning something.
872
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873=head2 v5.27.6 - Ogden Nash, "Behold the Duck"
874
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876
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877 Behold the duck,
878 it does not cluck;
879 a cluck it lacks,
880 it quacks!
881
882 It is 'specially fond
883 of puddles or ponds;
884 when it dines or sups
885 it bottoms ups.
886
887
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888=head2 v5.27.5 - Frank Birch, Dilly Knox & G. P. Mackeson, "Alice in I.D.25"
889
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891
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892 'Can I do anything?' Alice suggested timidly, thinking that something
893 dreadful must have happened.
894 The Waterflap jumped as if it had been shot. 'What are you doing
895 here?' it snapped. 'Take this at once into the Directional room,' and it
896 thrust the paper which had caused all the fuss into her hands.
897 'But where is the Directional room?' she inquired, bewildered.
898 'Why, there of course,' howled the Waterflap, pointing to a door.
899 'How could I possibly know that!' Alice exclaimed, angered by his
900 rudeness.
901 'Silly girl,' it hissed. 'Why, it's called the Directional room
902 because it's in that direction,' and it pushed her roughly through the
903 doorway.
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905=head2 v5.27.4 - Richard Brautigan, "All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace"
906
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908
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909 I like to think (and
910 the sooner the better!)
911 of a cybernetic meadow
912 where mammals and computers
913 live together in mutually
914 programming harmony
915 like pure water
916 touching clear sky.
917
918 I like to think
919 (right now, please!)
920 of a cybernetic forest
921 filled with pines and electronics
922 where deer stroll peacefully
923 past computers
924 as if they were flowers
925 with spinning blossoms.
926
927 I like to think
928 (it has to be!)
929 of a cybernetic ecology
930 where we are free of our labors
931 and joined back to nature,
932 returned to our mammal
933 brothers and sisters,
934 and all watched over
935 by machines of loving grace.
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937=head2 v5.27.3 - Rodgers and Hammerstein, "You'll Never Walk Alone"
938
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940
941 When you walk through a storm
942 Hold your head up high
943 And don't be afraid of the dark
944
945 At the end of a storm
946 There's a golden sky
947 And the sweet silver song of a lark
948
949 Walk on through the wind
950 Walk on through the rain
951 Though your dreams be tossed and blown
952
953 Walk on, walk on
954 With hope in your heart
955 And you'll never walk alone
956
957 You'll never walk alone
958
959 Walk on, walk on
960 With hope in your heart
961 And you'll never walk alone
962
963 You'll never walk alone
964
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965=head2 v5.27.2 - Lev Grossman, Codex
966
967L<Announced on 2017-07-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245585.html>
968
969 He went back for another stack of books: a three-volume English legal
970 treatise; a travel guide to Tuscany from the '20s crammed with faded
971 Italian wildflowers that fluttered out from between the pages like
972 moths; a French edition of Turgeniev so decayed that it came apart in
973 his hands; a register of London society from 1863. In a way it was
974 idiotic. He was treating these books like they were holy relics. It
975 wasn't like he would ever actually read them. But there was something
976 magnetic about them, something that compelled respect, even the silly
977 ones, like the Enlightenment treatise about how lightning was caused
978 by bees. They were information, data, but not in the form he was used
979 to dealing with it. They were non-digital, nonelectrical chunks of
980 memory, not stamped out of silicon but laboriously crafted out of wood
981 pulp and ink, leather and glue. Somebody had cared enough to write
982 these things; somebody else had cared enough to buy them, possibly
983 even read them, at the very least keep them safe for 150 years,
984 sometimes longer, when they could have vanished at the touch of a
985 spark. That made them worth something, didn't it, just by itself?
986 Though most of them would have bored him rigid the second he cracked
987 them open, which there wasn't much chance of. Maybe that was what he
988 found so appealing: the sight of so many books that he'd never have to
989 read, so much work he'd never have to do.
990
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991=head2 v5.27.1 - Rona Munro, Doctor Who: Survival
992
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994
995 There are worlds out there where the sky is burning,
996 where the sea's asleep and the rivers dream,
997 people made of smoke and cities made of song.
998 Somewhere there's danger,
999 somewhere there's injustice
1000 and somewhere else the tea is getting cold.
1001 Come on, Ace, we've got work to do.
1002
1003=head2 v5.27.0 - Bertrand Russell, The Road to Happiness
1004
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1007 People who have theories as to how one should live tend to forget the
1008 limitations of nature. If your way of life involves constant
1009 restraint of impulse for the sake of some one supreme aim that you
1010 have set yourself, it is likely that the aim will become increasingly
1011 distasteful because of the efforts that it demands; impulse, denied
1012 its normal outlets, will find others, probably in spite; pleasure, if
1013 you allow yourself any at all, will be dissociated from the main
1014 current of your life, and will become Bacchic and frivolous. Such
1015 pleasure brings no happiness, but only a deeper despair.
1016
1017 -- Bertrand Russell, The Road to Happiness
1018
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1019=head2 v5.26.3 - Humphrey Burton, "Leonard Bernstein"
1020
1021L<Announced on 2018-11-29 by Steve Hay|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/11/msg252974.html>
1022
1023The origins of the name "Bernstein" are sometimes linked with the German
1024noun Bernstein, which means "amber"--a translucent yellowish fossilized
1025resin, used for ornaments and thought to possess magical properties.
1026Leonard Bernstein would later call himself "Lenny Amber" when he needed
1027a pseudonym for the popular piano transcriptions he published in his
1028mid-twenties, and his business affairs would be organized within a
1029company called Amberson Enterprises. There are several towns and
1030villages named Bernstein in Germany and Austria (where the pronunciation
1031is BernSTINE), but Bernstein's parents came from Jewish ghettos in
1032northwestern Ukraine, where the last syllable is usually pronounced
1033BernSHTAYN or STEEN. Sam insisted, however, on the mid-European style
1034employed by the earlier immigrants.
1035
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1036=head2 v5.26.2 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
1037
1038L<Announced on 2018-04-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/04/msg250440.html>
1039
1040How does a cat use its whiskers? The usual answer is that the whiskers
1041are feelers that enable a cat to tell whether a gap is wide enough for
1042it to squeeze through, but the truth is more complicated and more
1043remarkable. In addition to their obvious role as feelers sensitive to
1044touch, the whiskers also operate as air-current detectors. As the cat
1045moves along in the dark it needs to manoeuvre past solid objects without
1046touching them. Each solid object it approaches causes slight eddies in
1047the air, minute disturbances in the currents of air movements, and the
1048cat's whiskers are so amazingly sensitive that they can read these air
1049changes and respond to the presence of solid obstacles even without
1050touching them.
1051
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1053
1054L<Announced on 2018-03-24 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250103.html>
1055
1056Cats have a way of endearing themselves to their owners, not just by
1057their 'kittenoid' behaviour, which stimulates strong parental feelings,
1058but also by their sheer gracefulness. There is an elegance and a
1059composure about them that captivates the human eye. To the sensitive
1060human being it becomes a privilege to share a room with a cat, exchange
1061its glance, feel its greeting rub, or watch it gently luxuriate itself
1062into a snoozing ball on a soft cushion.
1063
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1064=head2 v5.26.1 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
1065
1066L<Announced on 2017-09-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246408.html>
1067
1068 And soon I heard a roaring wind:
1069 It did not come anear;
1070 But with its sound it shook the sails,
1071 That were so thin and sere.
1072
1073 The upper air burst into life!
1074 And a hundred fire-flags sheen,
1075 To and fro they were hurried about!
1076 And to and fro, and in and out,
1077 The wan stars danced between.
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1080
1081L<Announced on 2017-09-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246202.html>
1082
1083 At length did cross an Albatross,
1084 Thorough the fog it came;
1085 As if it had been a Christian soul,
1086 We hailed it in God's name.
1087
1088 It ate the food it ne'er had eat,
1089 And round and round it flew.
1090 The ice did split with a thunder-fit;
1091 The helmsman steered us through!
1092
1093 And a good south wind sprung up behind;
1094 The Albatross did follow,
1095 And every day, for food or play,
1096 Came to the mariner's hollo!
1097
1098 In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud,
1099 It perched for vespers nine;
1100 Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white,
1101 Glimmered the white Moon-shine.'
1102
1103 'God save thee, ancient Mariner!
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1104 From the fiends, that plague thee thus!—
1105 Why look'st thou so?'—With my cross-bow
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1106 I shot the ALBATROSS.
1107
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1108=head2 v5.26.0 - Nine Simone, Ain't Got No / I Got Life
1109
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1111
1112 I've got the life
1113 And I'm gonna keep it
1114 I've got the life
1115 And nobody's gonna take it away
1116 I've got the life
1117
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1118=head2 v5.26.0-RC2 - Richard Condon, The Manchurian Candidate
1119
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1120L<Announced on 2017-05-23 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/05/msg244511.html>
1121
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1122 Amateur psychiatric prognosis can be fascinating when there is
1123 absolutely nothing else to do.
1124
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1125=head2 v5.26.0-RC1 - Thomas Paine, Common Sense
1126
1127L<Announced on 2017-05-11 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/05/msg244337.html>
1128
1129 A long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial
1130 appearance of being RIGHT, and raises at first a formidable outcry in
1131 defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more
1132 converts than reason.
1133
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1134=head2 v5.25.12 - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
1135
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1137
1138 I have told my sons that they are not under any circumstances to take
1139 part in massacres, and that the news of massacres of enemies is not
1140 to fill them with satisfaction or glee.
1141
1142 I have also told them not to work for companies which make massacre
1143 machinery, and to express contempt for people who think we need
1144 machinery like that.
1145
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1146=head2 v5.25.11 - Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow
1147
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1148L<Announced on 2017-03-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/03/msg243624.html>
1149
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1150 Subjective confidence in a judgment is not a reasoned evaluation of
1151 the probability that this judgment is correct. Confidence is a
1152 feeling, which reflects the coherence of the information and the
1153 cognitive ease of processing it. It is wise to take admissions of
1154 uncertainty seriously, but declarations of high confidence mainly
1155 tell you that an individual has constructed a coherent story in his
1156 mind, not necessarily that the story is true.
1157
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1159
1160L<Announced on 2017-02-20 by Renee Bäcker|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/02/msg243173.html>
1161
1162 He who wants the world to remain as it is
1163 doesn't want it to remain.
1164
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1165=head2 v5.25.9 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie-the-Pooh", 1926
1166
1167L<Announced on 2017-01-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242405.html>
1168
1169 Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o'clock in the
1170 morning, and he was very glad to see Rabbit getting out the plates
1171 and mugs; and when Rabbit said, "Honey or condensed milk with
1172 your bread?" he was so excited that he said, "Both," and then,
1173 so as not to seem greedy, he added, "But don't bother about the
1174 bread, please."
1175
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1176=head2 v5.25.8 - Langston Hughes, So long
1177
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1179
1180 So long
1181 is in the song
1182 and it's in the way you're gone
1183 but it's like a foreign language
1184 in my mind
1185 and maybe was I blind
1186 I could not see
1187 and would not know
1188 you're gone so long
1189 so long.
1190
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1191=head2 v5.25.7 - J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Silmarillion"
1192
1193L<Announced on 2016-11-20 by Chad 'Exodist' Granum|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/11/msg241120.html>
1194
1195 Of Beren and Lúthien
1196
1197 Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the darkness of
1198 those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the
1199 shadow of death light that endures. And of these histories most fair still in
1200 the ears of the Elves is the tale of Beren and Lúthien. Of their lives was made
1201 the Lay of Leithian, Release from Bondage, which is the longest save one of the
1202 songs concerning the world of old; but here is told in fewer words and without
1203 song.
1204
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1205=head2 v5.25.6 - Alan Warner, "The Sopranos"
1206
1207L<Announced on 2016-10-10 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240406.html>
1208
1209 I'm up on all the pop trivia, says the guy with the stud in his tongue.
1210 Are you?
3f0ff2a3 1211 Yes. Do you know who the lead singer of Echo and the Bunnymen is?
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1212 Let me guess, is he called Echo?
1213 Good guess but no, anyway when they played Glastonbury it was so
1214 muddy he had two roadies to hold up a binliner on each of his legs so
1215 they wouldn't get covered in mud.
1216 That's what being rich and famous is all about, having someone
1217 else hold up your binliners on each leg when you're wandering across
1218 a sea of shite.
1219 Do you know what Sammy Davis Junior said being black and famous in
1220 America meant?
1221 No.
1222 He said being black and famous in America meant he could be
1223 refused entry to exclusive clubs and restaurants that other people
1224 could only ever dream of going to. Do you know Michael Stipe likes to
1225 send his remote control toy cars onto stage while his support band are
1226 playing to freak them out?
1227 Who's Michael Stipe?
1228 You're not really a pop trivia person, are you, Kylah?
1229 No, I'm not, Stephen.
1230
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1231=head2 v5.25.5 - Philip K. Dick, VALIS
1232
1233L<Announced on 2016-09-20 by Stevan Little|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/09/msg239887.html>
1234
1235 We hypostatize information into objects. Rearrangement of objects is
1236 change in the content of the information; the message has changed.
1237 This is a language which we have lost the ability to read. We ourselves
1238 are a part of this language; changes in us are changes in the content
1239 of the information. We ourselves are information-rich; information
1240 enters us, is processed and is then projected outward once more, now
1241 in an altered form. We are not aware that we are doing this, that in
1242 fact this is all we are doing
1243
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1244=head2 v5.25.4 - Terry Pratchett, "Truckers"
1245
1246L<Announced on 2016-08-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg239191.html>
1247
1248 Concerning Nomes and Time
1249
1250 Nomes are small. On the whole, small creatures don't live for a long
1251 time. But perhaps they do live fast.
1252
1253 Let me explain.
1254
1255 One of the shortest-lived creatures on the planet Earth is the adult
1256 common mayfly. It lasts for one day. The longest-living things are
1257 bristlecone pine trees, at 4,700 years and still counting.
1258
1259 This may seem tough on the mayflies. But the important thing is not
1260 how long your life is, but how long it seems.
1261
1262 To a mayfly, a single hour may last as long as a century. Perhaps
1263 old mayflies sit around complaining about how life this minute isn't a
1264 patch on the good old minutes of long ago, when the world was
1265 young and the sun seemed so much brighter and larvae showed you a
1266 bit of respect. Whereas the trees, which are not famous to their
1267 quick reactions, may just have time to notice the way the sky keeps
1268 flickering before the dry rot and woodworm set in.
1269
1270 It's all a sort of relativity. The faster you live, the more time
1271 stretches out. To a nome, a year lasts as long as ten years does to a
1272 human. Remember it. Don't let it concern you. They don't. They don't
1273 even know.
1274
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1275=head2 v5.25.3 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Dong with a Luminous Nose
1276
1277L<Announced on 2016-07-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238158.html>
1278
1279 When awful darkness and silence reign
1280 Over the great Gromboolian plain,
1281 Through the long, long wintry nights; -
1282 When the angry breakers roar
1283 As they beat on the rocky shore; -
1284 When Storm-clouds brood on the towering heights
1285 Of the Hills of the Chankly Bore: -
1286
1287 Then, through the vast and gloomy dark,
1288 There moves what seems a fiery spark,
1289 A lonely spark with silvery rays
1290 Piercing the coal-black night, -
1291 A Meteor strange and bright: -
1292 Hither and thither the vision strays,
1293 A single lurid light.
1294
1295 Slowly it wanders, - pauses, - creeps, -
1296 Anon it sparkles, - flashes and leaps;
1297 And ever as onward it gleaming goes
1298 A light on the Bong-tree stems it throws.
1299 And those who watch at that midnight hour
1300 From Hall or Terrace, or lofty Tower,
1301 Cry, as the wild light passes along, -
1302 'The Dong! - the Dong!
1303 The wandering Dong through the forest goes!
1304 The Dong! the Dong!
1305 The Dong with a luminous Nose!'
1306
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1307=head2 v5.25.2 - Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip "Waiting For The Beat To Kick In"
1308
1309L<Announced on 2016-06-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/06/msg237274.html>
1310
1311 Waiting for the beat to kick in
1312 But it never does
1313 Waiting for my feet to grow wings
1314 That lift me above
1315 All of these tiresome things
1316 That we know and love
1317 Waiting for the beat to kick in
1318 But it never does
1319
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1320=head2 v5.25.1 - Eli Pariser, "The Filter Bubble"
1321
5f602b3b 1322L<Announced on 2016-05-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236566.html>
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1323
1324Imagine that you're a smart high school student on the low end of the social
1325totem pole. You're alienated from adult authority, but unlike many teenagers,
1326you're also alienated from the power structures of your peers -- an existence
1327that can feel lonely and peripheral. Systems and equations are intuitive, but
1328people aren't -- social signals are confusing and messy, difficult to interpret.
1329
1330Then you discover code. You may be powerless at the lunch table, but code
1331gives you power over an infinitely malleable world and opens the door to a
1332symbolic system that's perfectly clear and ordered. The jostling for position
1333and status fades away. The nagging parental voices disappear. There's just a
1334clean, white page for you to fill, an opportunity to build a better place, a
1335home, from the ground up.
1336
1337No wonder you're a geek.
1338
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1339=head2 v5.25.0 - Robert Frost, "The Trial by Existence"
1340
1341L<Announced on 2016-05-09 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236244.html>
1342
1343 Even the bravest that are slain
1344 Shall not dissemble their surprise
1345 On waking to find valor reign,
1346 Even as on earth, in paradise;
1347 And where they sought without the sword
1348 Wide fields of asphodel fore’er,
1349 To find that the utmost reward
1350 Of daring should be still to dare.
1351
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1352=head2 v5.24.4 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
1353
1354L<Announced on 2018-04-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/04/msg250439.html>
1355
1356Cats hate doors. Doors simply do not register in the evolutionary story
1357of the cat family. They constantly block patrolling activities and
1358prevent cats from exploring their home range and then returning to their
1359central, secure base at will. Humans often do not understand that a cat
1360needs to make only a brief survey of its territory before returning with
1361all the necessary information about the activities of other cats in the
1362vicinity. It likes to make these tours of inspection at frequent
1363intervals, but does not want to stay outside for very long, unless there
1364has been some special and unexpected change in the condition of the
1365local feline population.
1366
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1367=head2 v5.24.4-RC1 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
1368
1369L<Announced on 2018-03-24 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250102.html>
1370
1371The domestic cat is a contradiction. No animal has developed such an
1372intimate relationship with mankind, while at the same time demanding and
1373getting such independence of movement and action. The dog may be man's
1374best friend, but it is rarely allowed out on its own to wander from
1375garden to garden or street to street. The obedient dog has to be taken
1376for a walk. The headstrong cat walks alone.
1377
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1378=head2 v5.24.3 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
1379
1380L<Announced on 2017-09-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246407.html>
1381
1382 Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing,
1383 Beloved from pole to pole!
1384 To Mary Queen the praise be given!
1385 She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven,
1386 That slid into my soul.
1387
1388 The silly buckets on the deck,
1389 That had so long remained,
1390 I dreamt that they were filled with dew;
1391 And when I awoke, it rained.
1392
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1393=head2 v5.24.3-RC1 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
1394
1395L<Announced on 2017-09-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246201.html>
1396
1397 'And now the STORM-BLAST came, and he
1398 Was tyrannous and strong:
1399 He struck with his o'ertaking wings,
1400 And chased us south along.
1401
1402 With sloping masts and dipping prow,
1403 As who pursued with yell and blow
1404 Still treads the shadow of his foe,
1405 And forward bends his head,
1406 The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast,
1407 And southward aye we fled.
1408
1409 And now there came both mist and snow,
1410 And it grew wondrous cold:
1411 And ice, mast-high, came floating by,
1412 As green as emerald.
1413
1414 And through the drifts the snowy clifts
1415 Did send a dismal sheen:
8d1c7d0a 1416 Nor shapes of men nor beasts we ken—
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1417 The ice was all between.
1418
1419 The ice was here, the ice was there,
1420 The ice was all around:
1421 It cracked and growled, and roared and howled,
1422 Like noises in a swound!
1423
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1424=head2 v5.24.2 - Roald Dahl, "The Three Little Pigs"
1425
1426L<Announced on 2017-07-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245527.html>
1427
1428 A short while later, through the wood,
1429 Came striding brave Miss Riding Hood.
1430 The Wolf stood there, his eyes ablaze
1431 And yellowish, like mayonnaise.
1432 His teeth were sharp, his gums were raw,
1433 And spit was dripping from his jaw.
1434 Once more the maiden's eyelid flickers.
1435 She draws the pistol from her knickers.
1436 Once more, she hits the vital spot,
1437 And kills him with a single shot.
1438 Pig, peeping through the window, stood
1439 And yelled, 'Well done, Miss Riding Hood!'
1440
1441 Ah, Piglet, you must never trust
1442 Young ladies from the upper crust.
1443 For now, Miss Riding Hood, one notes,
1444 Not only has two wolfskin coats,
1445 But when she goes from place to place,
1446 She has a PIGSKIN TRAVELLING CASE.
1447
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1448=head2 v5.24.2-RC1 - Roald Dahl, "The Three Little Pigs"
1449
1450L<Announced on 2017-07-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245292.html>
1451
1452 The animal I really dig
1453 Above all others is the pig.
1454 Pigs are noble. Pigs are clever,
1455 Pig are courteous. However,
1456 Now and then, to break this rule,
1457 One meets a pig who is a fool.
1458 What, for example, would you say
1459 If strolling through the woods one day,
1460 Right there in front of you you saw
1461 A pig who'd built his house of STRAW?
1462 The Wolf who saw it licked his lips,
1463 And said, 'That pig has had his chips.'
1464
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1465=head2 v5.24.1 - Charles Dodgson [as "Lewis Carroll"], "The Hunting of the Snark", Fit 4: The Hunting
1466
1467L<Announced on 2017-01-14 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242259.html>
1468
1469 The Bellman looked uffish, and wrinkled his brow.
1470 'If only you'd spoken before!
1471 It's excessively awkward to mention it now,
1472 With the Snark, so to speak, at the door!
1473
1474 'We should all of us grieve, as you well may believe,
1475 If you never were met with again -
1476 But surely, my man, when the voyage began,
1477 You might have suggested it then?
1478
1479 'It's excessively awkward to mention it now -
1480 As I think I've already remarked.'
1481 And the man they called 'Hi!' replied, with a sigh,
1482 'I informed you the day we embarked.
1483
1484 'You may charge me with murder - or want of sense -
1485 (We are all of us weak at times):
1486 But the slightest approach to a false pretence
1487 Was never among my crimes!
1488
1489 'I said it in Hebrew - I said it in Dutch -
1490 I said it in German and Greek:
1491 But I wholly forgot (and it vexes me much)
1492 That English is what you speak!'
1493
1494 ''Tis a pitiful tale,' said the Bellman, whose face
1495 Had grown longer at every word:
1496 'But, now that you've stated the whole of your case,
1497 More debate would be simply absurd.
1498
1499 'The rest of my speech' (he exclaimed to his men)
1500 'You shall hear when I've leisure to speak it.
1501 But the Snark is at hand, let me tell you again!
1502 'Tis your glorious duty to seek it!
1503
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1504=head2 v5.24.1-RC5 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Regained", Book IV
1505
1506L<Announced on 2017-01-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242016.html>
1507
1508 Thus passed the night so foul, till Morning fair
1509 Came forth with pilgrim steps, in amice grey;
1510 Who with her radiant finger stilled the roar
1511 Of thunder, chased the clouds, and laid the winds,
1512 And grisly spectres, which the fiend had raised
1513 To tempt the Son of God with terrors dire.
1514 And now the sun with more effectual beams
1515 Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet
1516 From drooping plant, or dropping tree; the birds,
1517 Who all things now behold more fresh and green,
1518 After a night of storm so ruinous,
1519 Cleared up their choicest notes in bush and spray,
1520 To gratulate the sweet return of morn.
1521
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1522=head2 v5.24.1-RC4 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Lost", Book II
1523
1524L<Announced on 2016-10-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240224.html>
1525
1526 Before the gates there sat
1527 On either side a formidable shape;
1528 The one seemed woman to the waste, and fair,
1529 But ended foul in many a scaly fold,
1530 Voluminous and vast -- a serpent armed
1531 With mortal sting; about her middle round
1532 A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked
1533 With wide Cerberean mouths full loud, and rung
1534 A hideous peal; yet, when they list, would creep,
1535 If aught disturbed their noise, into her womb,
1536 And kennel there; yet there still barked and howled
1537 Within unseen. Far less abhorred than these
1538 Vexed Scylla, bathing in the sea that parts
1539 Calabria from the hoarse Trinacrian shore;
1540 Nor uglier follow the night-hag, when, called
1541 In secret, riding through the air she comes,
1542 Lured with the smell of infant blood, to dance
1543 With Lapland witches, while the labouring moon
1544 Eclipses at their charms. The other shape --
1545 If shape it might be called that shape had none
1546 Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb;
1547 Or substance might be called that shadow seemed,
1548 For each seemed either -- black it stood as night,
1549 Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as hell,
1550 And shook a dreadful dart: what seemed his head
1551 The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
1552 Satan was now at hand, and from his seat
1553 The monster moving onward came as fast
1554 With horrid strides; hell trembled as he strode.
1555
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1556=head2 v5.24.1-RC3 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers and Barbara Reynolds, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica III: Paradise, Canto XXIII
1557
1558L<Announced on 2016-08-11 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg238909.html>
1559
1560 A bird within the bower of her delight,
1561 Quiet upon the nest with her sweet brood
1562 Throughout the dark concealment of the night,
1563
1564 Anxious to look on them and gather food -
1565 No weary task for her, for as at play
1566 Blithely she toils to seek her fledglings' good -
1567
1568 Before the time, upon the topmost spray
1569 Eager awaits the sun and on the East
1570 Fixes her wakeful eye till break of day.
1571
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1572=head2 v5.24.1-RC2 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica II: Purgatory, Canto X
1573
1574L<Announced on 2016-07-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238269.html>
1575
1576 When we had crossed the threshold of that gate
1577 Which the soul's evil loves put out of use,
1578 Because they make the crooked path seem straight,
1579
1580 I heard its closing clang ring clamorous,
1581 And had I then turned back my eyes to it
1582 How could my fault have found the least excuse?
1583
1584 We had to climb now through a rocky slit
1585 Which ran from side to side in many a swerve,
1586 As runs the wave in onset and retreat.
1587
1588 "Now here," the master said, "we must observe
1589 Some little caution, hugging now this wall,
1590 Now that, upon the far side of the curve."
1591
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1592=head2 v5.24.1-RC1 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica I: Hell, Canto XX
1593
1594L<Announced on 2016-07-17 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238072.html>
1595
1596 New punishments behoves me sing in this
1597 Twentieth canto of my first canticle,
1598 Which tells of spirits sunk in the Abyss.
1599
1600 I now stood ready to observe the full
1601 Extent of the new chasm thus laid bare,
1602 Drenched as it was in tears most miserable.
1603
1604 Through the round vale I saw folk drawing near,
1605 Weeping and silent, and at such slow pace
1606 As Litany processions keep, up here.
1607
1608 And presently, when I had dropped my gaze
1609 Lower than the head, I saw them strangely wried
1610 'Twixt collar-bone and chin, so that the face
1611
1612 Of each was turned towards his own backside,
1613 And backwards must they needs creep with their feet,
1614 All power of looking forward being denied.
1615
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1616=head2 v5.24.0 - Robert Frost, "The Black Cottage"
1617
1618L<Announced on 2016-05-09 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236242.html>
1619
1620 As I sit here, and oftentimes, I wish
1621 I could be monarch of a desert land
1622 I could devote and dedicate forever
1623 To the truths we keep coming back and back to.
1624 So desert it would have to be, so walled
1625 By mountain ranges half in summer snow,
1626 No one would covet it or think it worth
1627 The pains of conquering to force change on.
1628 Scattered oases where men dwelt, but mostly
1629 Sand dunes held loosely in tamarisk
1630 Blown over and over themselves in idleness.
1631 Sand grains should sugar in the natal dew
1632 The babe born to the desert, the sand storm
1633 Retard mid-waste my cowering caravans—
1634
1635 “There are bees in this wall.” He struck the clapboards,
1636 Fierce heads looked out; small bodies pivoted.
1637 We rose to go. Sunset blazed on the windows.
1638
1639=head2 v5.24.0-RC5 - The Mountain Goats, "No Children"
1640
1641L<Announced on 2016-05-04 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236198.html>
1642
1643 And I hope when you think of me years down the line
1644 You can't find one good thing to say
1645 And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out
1646 You'd stay the hell out of my way
1647
1648 I am drowning, there is no sign of land
1649 You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand
1650
1651=head2 v5.24.0-RC4 - The Joker in "The Killing Joke"
1652
1653L<Announced on 2016-05-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236145.html>
1654
1655"See, there were these two guys in a lunatic asylum…"
1656
1657=head2 v5.24.0-RC3 - Jesse Vincent
1658
1659L<Announced on 2016-04-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg236066.html>
1660
1661The Great Pumpkin is a Santa-Claus like figure. He does bring toys like
1662Santa. But unlike Santa, who gives away toys because it's his job, he
1663gives away toys because it's the right thing to do.
1664
1665=head2 v5.24.0-RC2 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
1666
1667L<Announced on 2016-04-23 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235999.html>
1668
1669“How do you feel, Yossarian?”
1670
1671“Fine. No, I’m very frightened.”
1672
1673“That’s good,” said Major Danby. “It proves you’re still alive. It won’t
1674be fun.”
1675
1676Yossarian started out. “Yes it will.”
1677
1678“I mean it, Yossarian. You’ll have to keep on your toes every minute of
1679every day. They’ll bend heaven and earth to catch you.”
1680
1681“I’ll keep on my toes every minute.”
1682
1683“You’ll have to jump.”
1684
1685“I’ll jump.”
1686
1687“Jump!” Major Danby cried.
1688
1689Yossarian jumped.
1690
1691Nately’s [girl] was hiding just outside the door. The knife came down,
1692missing him by inches, and he took off.
1693
1694=head2 v5.24.0-RC1 - Robert Frost, "The Census-Taker"
1695
1696L<Announced on 2016-04-14 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235807.html>
1697
1698 Nothing was left to do that I could see
1699 Unless to find that there was no one there
1700 And declare to the cliffs too far for echo,
1701 "The place is desert, and let whoso lurks
1702 In silence, if in this he is aggrieved,
1703 Break silence now or be forever silent.
1704 Let him say why it should not be declared so."
1705 The melancholy of having to count souls
1706 Where they grow fewer and fewer every year
1707 Is extreme where they shrink to none at all.
1708 It must be I want life to go on living.
1709
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1710=head2 v5.23.9 - Tom Kitchin, "from nature to plate"
1711
1712L<Announced on 2016-03-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/03/msg235251.html>
1713
1714Spring
1715
1716Spring is the proper beginning of my kitchen and a season that I
1717look forward to with great anticipation. By the time spring arrives
1718I am desperate to welcome all the spring produce into my kitchen
1719and I long to work with fresh green vegetables again. As much as I
1720love root vegetables, such as celeriac and parsnips, and the heaver
1721meat and game dishes, I'm ready to leave those behind with winter
1722and begin a new adventure.
1723
1724Somehow spring always gives me a little bit of bounce in my feet
1725-- I feel like I want to kick off my shoes and dance around in my
1726kitchen. Not that I do, of course, but I feel lighter somehow. My
1727adrenalin kicks in with spring and so does the level of excitement,
1728as I think about all the produce that is about to come in.
1729
1730The moment spring arrives I'm eager to cook peas, broad beans, green
1731asparagus and other fresh vegetables! I want to create lighter,
1732brighter dishes and I can't wait to get my hands on the first greens
1733and the first morels, not to mention the first wild Scottish salmon.
1734Thanks to my network of trusted suppliers, I always get to first
1735produce of the season delivered to my restaurant as soon as it is
1736possible. I want my customers to experience and understand the
1737beauty of locally grown produce and to try things the minute they
1738are available so they can taste how incredibly fresh the ingredients
1739are. I also want them to understand the relationship between
1740seasonality and flavours. One of the most important things to
1741remember is to allow the seasons to inspire your dishes and help
1742you make natural matches. Wild spring herbs, such as sorrel, sweet
1743cicely and wild garlic, as well as spring salad leaves and green
1744lettuce served with wild salmon, wild sea trout, lamb or rabbit are
1745marriages made in heaven.
1746
1747
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1748=head2 v5.23.8 - Patrick Rothfuss, "The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller's Chronicle: Day Two)"
1749
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1750L<Announced on 2016-02-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/02/msg234535.html>
1751
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1752Denna, on the other hand, had never been trained. She knew nothing
1753of shortcuts. You'd think she'd be forced to wander the city, lost and
1754helpless, trapped in a twisting maze of mortared stone.
1755
1756But instead, she simply walked throught the walls. She didn't know
1757any better. Nobody had ever told her she couldn't. Because of this,
1758she moved through the city like some faerie creature. She walked roads
1759no one else could see, and it made her music wild and strange and
1760free.
1761
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1765
1766A year here and he still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading
1767nightly. All the speed he took, all the turns he'd taken and
1768the corners he cut in Night City, and he'd still see the matrix
1769in his dreams, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that
1770colourless void...The Sprawl was a long, strange way home now
1771over the Pacific, and he was no Console Man, no cyberspace
1772cowboy. Just another hustler, trying to make it through. But
1773the dreams came on in the Japanese night like livewire voodoo,
1774and he'd cry for it, cry in his sleep, and wake alone in the
1775dark, curled in his capsule in some coffin hotel, hands clawed
1776into the bedslab, temper foam bunched between his fingers,
1777trying to reach the console that wasn't there.
1778
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1779=head2 v5.23.6 - 5.23 Episode VII
1780
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1781L<Announced on 2015-12-21 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233475.html>
1782
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1783 A long time ago in microseconds, in a galaxy not very far away...
1784
1785 5.23 Episode VII
1786 THE FUZZ AWAKENS
1787
1788 It is a period of
1789 unrest as separatists
1790 announce their intentions
1791 to fork PERL and return the
1792 galaxy to speed and stability.
1793
1794 Chancellor Rik Hoolian struggles
1795 to hold together the remains of the
1796 once mighty Republic against a tide of
1797 incivility and the depredations of a new
1798 foe, the FUZZ RAIDERS.
1799
1800 Meanwhile, after 15 years of preparation and
1801 high expectations, Supreme Leader Toady prepares
1802 to unleash a devastating new weapon, PERL SIXDOTOH,
1803 that could splinter the Republic forever and usher in
1804 a new Empire of gradual typing....
1805
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1806=head2 v5.23.5 - utastro!nather (Ed Nather), "The Story of Mel", in net.jokes, May 21, 1983.
1807
1808L<Announced on 2015-11-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232758.html>
1809
1810After Mel had left the company for greener pa$ture$, the Big Boss asked
1811me to look at the code and see if I could find the test and reverse it.
1812Somewhat reluctantly, I agreed to look. Tracking Mel's code was a real
1813adventure.
1814
1815I have often felt that programming is an art form, whose real value can
1816only be appreciated by another versed in the same arcane art; there are
1817lovely gems and brilliant coups hidden from human view and admiration,
1818sometimes forever, by the very nature of the process. You can learn a
1819lot about an individual just by reading through his code, even in
1820hexadecimal. Mel was, I think, an unsung genius.
1821
1822Perhaps my greatest shock came when I found an innocent loop that had
1823no test in it. No test. None. Common sense said it had to be a closed
1824loop, where the program would circle, forever, endlessly. Program
1825control passed right through it, however, and safely out the other side.
1826It took me two weeks to figure it out.
1827
1828The RPC-4000 computer had a really modern facility called an index
1829register. It allowed the programmer to write a program loop that used
1830an indexed instruction inside; each time through, the number in the
1831index register was added to the address of that instruction, so it
1832would refer to the next datum in a series. He had only to increment
1833the index register each time through. Mel never used it.
1834
1835Instead, he would pull the instruction into a machine register, add one
1836to its address, and store it back. He would then execute the modified
1837instruction right from the register. The loop was written so this
1838additional execution time was taken into account -- just as this
1839instruction finished, the next one was right under the drum's read head,
1840ready to go. But the loop had no test in it.
1841
1842The vital clue came when I noticed the index register bit, the bit that
1843lay between the address and the operation code in the instruction word,
1844was turned on -- yet Mel never used the index register, leaving it zero
1845all the time. When the light went on it nearly blinded me.
1846
1847He had located the data he was working on near the top of memory -- the
1848largest locations the instructions could address -- so, after the last
1849datum was handled, incrementing the instruction address would make it
1850overflow. The carry would add one to the operation code, changing it to
1851the next one in the instruction set: a jump instruction. Sure enough,
1852the next program instruction was in address location zero, and the
1853program went happily on its way.
1854
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1855=head2 v5.23.4 - Denis Diderot, trans. David Coward, "Jacques the Fatalist"
1856
1857L<Announced on 2015-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232040.html>
1858
1859Well, everybody's got a dog. The prime minister is the king's dog. The
1860first secretary is the prime minister's dog. A wife is a husband's dog,
1861or a husband is a wife's dog. Favourite is Madame So-and-so's dog and
1862Thibaut is the man on the corner's dog. When my Master tells me to talk
1863when I'd prefer not to, which to be honest doesn't happen very often,
1864when he tells me to shut up when I feel like talking, which I find very
1865difficult, when he asks me to tell the story of my love-life and then
1866keeps interrupting, what am I if not his dog? Weak men are the dogs of
1867strong men.
1868
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1869=head2 v5.23.3 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The Deacon’s Masterpiece or The Wonderful 'One-Hoss Shay': A Logical Story"
1870
1871L<Announced on 2015-09-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg231173.html>
1872
1873 Little of of all we value here
1874 Wakes on the morn of its hundredth year
1875 Without both feeling and looking queer.
1876 In fact, there’s nothing that keeps its youth,
1877 So far as I know, but a tree and truth.
1878 (This is a moral that runs at large;
1879 Take it. — You’re welcome. — No extra charge.)
1880
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1881=head2 v5.23.2 - Blind Guardian, "Skalds and Shadows"
1882
4442630f 1883L<Announced on 2015-08-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230298.html>
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1884
1885 Would you believe in a night like this
1886 A night like this, when visions come true
1887 Would you believe in a tale like this
1888 A lay of bliss, praise in the old lore
1889 Come to the blazing fire and
1890
1891 See me in the shadows
1892 See me in the shadows
1893 Songs I will sing
1894 Of runes and rings
1895 Just hand me my harp
1896 This night turns into myth
1897 Nothing seems real
1898 You soon will feel
1899 The world we live in is another skald's
1900 Dream in the shadows
1901 Dream in the shadows
1902
1903 Do you believe there is sense in it
1904 Is it truth or myth?
1905 They´re one in my rhymes
1906 Nobody knows the meaning behind
1907 The weaver's line
1908 Well nobody else but the Norns can
1909 See through the blazing fires of time and
1910 All things will proceed as the
1911 Child of the hallowed
1912 Will speak to you now
1913
1914 See me in the shadows
1915 See me in the shadows
1916 Songs I will sing of tribes and kings
1917 The carrion bird and the hall of the slain
1918 Nothing seems real
1919 You soon will feel
1920 The world we live in is another skald´s
1921 Dream in the shadows
1922 Dream in the shadows
1923
1924 Do not fear for my reason
1925 There's nothing to hide
1926 How bitter your treason
1927 How bitter the lie
1928 Remember the runes and remember the light
1929 All I ever want is to be at your side
1930 We'll gladden the raven now I will
1931 Run through the blazing fires
1932 That's my choice
1933 Cause things shall proceed as foreseen
1934
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1935=head2 v5.23.1 - Elizabeth Haydon, "The Assassin King"
1936
1937L<Announced on 2015-07-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/07/msg229413.html>
1938
1939 I was born beneath this willow,
1940 Where my sire the earth did farm
1941 Had the green grass as my pillow
1942 The east wind as a blanket warm.
1943
1944 But away! away! called the wind from the west
1945 And in answer I did run
1946 Seeking glory and adventure
1947 Promised by the rising sun.
1948
1949 I found love beneath this willow,
1950 As true a love as life could hold,
1951 Pledged my heart and swore my fealty
1952 Sealed with a kiss and a band of gold.
1953
1954 But to arms! to arms! called the wind from the west
1955 In faithful answer I did run
1956 Marching forth for king and country
1957 In battles 'neath the midday sun.
1958
1959 Oft I dreamt of that fair willow
1960 As the seven seas I plied
1961 And the girl who I left waiting
1962 Longing to be at her side.
1963
1964 But about! about! called the wind from the west
1965 As once again my ship did run
1966 Down the coast, about the wide world
1967 Flying sails in the setting sun.
1968
1969 Now I lie beneath the willow
1970 Now at last no more to roam,
1971 My bride and earth so tightly hold me
1972 In their arms I'm finally home.
1973
1974 While away! away! calls the wind from the west
1975 Beyond the grave my spirit, free
1976 Will chase the sun into the morning
1977 Beyond the sky, beyond the sea.
1978
da44b70c 1979=head2 v5.23.0 - Bob Dylan, "Maggie's Farm"
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1980
1981L<Announced on 2015-06-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228807.html>
1982
1983 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1984 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1985 Well, I try my best
1986 To be just like I am
1987 But everybody wants you
1988 To be just like them
1989 They sing while you slave and I just get bored
1990 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1991
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1992=head2 v5.22.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
1993
1994L<Announced on 2017-07-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245526.html>
1995
1996 Then Little Red Riding Hood said, 'But Grandma,
1997 what a lovely great big furry coat you have on.'
1998 'That's wrong!' cried Wolf. 'Have you forgot
1999 'To tell me what BIG TEETH I've got?
2000 'Ah well, no matter what you say,
2001 'I'm going to eat you anyway.'
2002 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
2003 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
2004 She aims it at the creature's head
2005 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
2006
2007 A few weeks later, in the wood,
2008 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
2009 But what a change! No cloak of red,
2010 No silly hood upon her head.
2011 She said, 'Hello, and do please note
2012 'My lovely furry WOLFSKIN COAT.'
2013
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2014=head2 v5.22.4-RC1 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
2015
2016L<Announced on 2017-07-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245293.html>
2017
2018 As soon as Wolf began to feel
2019 That he would like a decent meal,
2020 He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
2021 When Grandma opened it, she saw
2022 The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin,
2023 And Wolfie said, 'May I come in?'
2024 Poor Grandmamma was terrified,
2025 'He's going to eat me up!' she cried.
2026 And she was absolutely right.
2027 He ate her up in one big bite.
2028
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2029=head2 v5.22.3 - Charles Dodgson [as "Lewis Carroll"], "Phantasmagoria", Canto 6: Discomfyture
2030
2031L<Announced on 2017-01-14 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242258.html>
2032
2033 As one who strives a hill to climb,
2034 Who never climbed before:
2035 Who finds it, in a little time,
2036 Grow every moment less sublime,
2037 And votes the thing a bore:
2038
2039 Yet, having once begun to try,
2040 Dares not desert his quest,
2041 But, climbing, ever keeps his eye
2042 On one small hut against the sky
2043 Wherein he hopes to rest:
2044
2045 Who climbs till nerve and force are spent,
2046 With many a puff and pant:
2047 Who still, as rises the ascent,
2048 In language grows more violent,
2049 Although in breath more scant:
2050
2051 Who, climbing, gains at length the place
2052 That crowns the upward track:
2053 And, entering with unsteady pace,
2054 Receives a buffet in the face
2055 That lands him on his back:
2056
2057 And feels himself, like one in sleep,
2058 Glide swiftly down again,
2059 A helpless weight, from steep to steep,
2060 Till, with a headlong giddy sweep,
2061 He drops upon the plain -
2062
2063 So I, that had resolved to bring
2064 Conviction to a ghost,
2065 And found it quite a different thing
2066 From any human arguing,
2067 Yet dared not quit my post.
2068
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2069=head2 v5.22.3-RC5 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Regained", Book II
2070
2071L<Announced on 2017-01-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242017.html>
2072
2073 Thus wore out night; and now the herald lark
2074 Left his ground-nest, high towering to descry
2075 The Morn's approach, and greet her with his song;
2076 As lightly from his grassy couch up rose
2077 Our Saviour, and found all was but a dream;
2078 Fasting he went to sleep, and fasting waked.
2079 Up to a hill anon his steps he reared,
2080 From whose high top to ken the prospect round,
2081 If cottage were in view, sheep-cote, or herd;
2082 But cottage, herd, or sheep-cote, none he saw --
2083 Only in a bottom saw a pleasant grove,
2084 With chant of tuneful birds resounding loud;
2085 Thither he bent his way, determined there
2086 To rest at noon, and entered soon the shade,
2087 High-roofed and walks beneath, and alleys brown,
2088 That opened in the midst a woody scene;
2089 Nature's own work it seemed (Nature taught Art),
2090 And, to a superstitious eye, the haunt
2091 Of wood-gods and wood-nymphs.
2092
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2093=head2 v5.22.3-RC4 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Lost", Book II
2094
2095L<Announced on 2016-10-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240223.html>
2096
2097 Far off from these, a slow and silent stream,
2098 Lethe, the river of oblivion, rolls
2099 Her watery labyrinth, whereof who drinks
2100 Forthwith his former state and being forgets --
2101 Forgets both joy and grief, pleasure and pain.
2102 Beyond this flood a frozen continent
2103 Lies dark and wild, beat with perpetual storms
2104 Of Whirlwind and dire hail, which on firm land
2105 Thaws not, but gathers heap, and ruin seems
2106 Of ancient pile; all else deep snow and ice,
2107 A gulf profound as that Serbonian bog
2108 Betwixt Damiata and Mount Casius old,
2109 Where armies whole have sunk: the parching air
2110 Burns frore, and cold performs the effect of fire.
2111 Thither, by harpy-footed Furies haled,
2112 At certain revolutions all the damned
2113 Are brought; and feel by turns the bitter change
2114 Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce,
2115 From beds of raging fire to starve in ice
2116 Their soft ethereal warmth, and there to pine
2117 Immovable, infixed, and frozen round
2118 Periods of time -- thence hurried back to fire.
2119 They ferry over this Lethean sound
2120 Both to and fro, their sorrow to augment,
2121 And wish and struggle, as they pass, to reach
2122 The tempting stream, with one small drop to lose
2123 In sweet forgetfulness all pain and woe,
2124 All in one moment, and so near the brink;
2125 But fate withstands, and, to oppose the attempt,
2126 Medusa with Gorgonian terror guards
2127 The ford, and of itself the water flies
2128 All taste of living wight, as once it fled
2129 The lip of Tantalus.
2130
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2131=head2 v5.22.3-RC3 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers and Barbara Reynolds, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica III: Paradise, Canto IV
2132
2133L<Announced on 2016-08-11 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg238908.html>
2134
2135 Between two dishes, equally attractive
2136 And near to him, a free man, I suppose,
2137 Would starve to death before his teeth got active;
2138
2139 So would a lamb 'twixt two fierce wolfish foes,
2140 Fearing the fangs both ways, not stir a foot;
2141 So would a deerhound halt between two does;
2142
2143 So I can't blame myself for standing mute,
2144 Nor praise myself: for I must needs so do,
2145 Suspended 'twixt two doubts, alike acute.
2146
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2147=head2 v5.22.3-RC2 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica II: Purgatory, Canto I
2148
2149L<Announced on 2016-07-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238270.html>
2150
2151 For better waters heading with the wind
2152 My ship of genius now shakes out her sail
2153 And leaves that ocean of despair behind;
2154
2155 For to the second realm I tune my tale,
2156 Where human spirits purge themselves, and train
2157 To leap up into joy celestial.
2158
2159 Now from the grave wake poetry again,
2160 O sacred Muses I have served so long!
2161 Now let Calliope uplift her strain
2162
2163 And lift my voice up on the mighty song
2164 That smote the miserable Magpies nine
2165 Out of all hope of pardon for their wrong!
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2167=head2 v5.22.3-RC1 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica I: Hell, Canto XII
2168
2169L<Announced on 2016-07-17 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238071.html>
2170
2171 The place we came to, to descend the brink from,
2172 Was sheer crag; and there was a Thing there - making,
2173 All told, a prospect any eye would shrink from.
2174
2175 Like the great landslide that rushed downward, shaking
2176 The bank of Adige on this side Trent,
2177 (Whether through faulty shoring or the earth's quaking)
2178
2179 So that the rock, down from the summit rent
2180 Far as the plain, lies strewn, and one might crawl
2181 From top to bottom by that unsure descent,
2182
2183 Such was the precipice; and there we spied,
2184 Topping the cleft that split the rocky wall,
2185 That which was wombed in the false heifer's side,
2186
2187 The infamy of Crete, stretched out a-sprawl;
2188 And seeing us, he gnawed himself, like one
2189 Inly devoured with spite and burning gall.
2190
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2191=head2 v5.22.2 - Gaston Leroux, trans. Mireille Ribière, "The Phantom of the Opera"
2192
2193L<Announced on 2016-04-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg236120.html>
2194
2195A silence; and then: 'If, in just two minutes' time by my watch--and a
2196splendid watch it is--you have not turned the scorpion, mademoiselle, I
2197shall turn the grasshopper... and the grasshopper, remember, _leaps
2198straight up into the air!_'
2199The silence that ensued was terrifying, worse than any we had
2200experienced before. I knew that when Erik spoke with that quiet,
2201gentle, slightly weary voice, it meant that he had reached the end of
2202his tether: that he was capable of the most abominable crimes or the
2203most selfless devotion; that the slightest irritation might unleash a
2204storm.
2205Realizing that our fate was out of our hands, the Viscount fell to his
2206knees and prayed. As for me, I pressed both hands to my chest, for my
2207heart was pounding so fiercely that I thought it would burst. We were
2208intensely aware of the excruciating dilemma Christine Daaé faced in
2209those final seconds. We understood why she hesitated to turn the
2210scorpion. What if the scorpion, rather than the grasshopper, were to
2211set off the explosion? What if Erik was simply intent on destroying
2212everything, regardless?
2213At last he spoke: 'The two minutes are up,' he said in a soft, angelic
2214voice. 'Goodbye, mademoiselle. Off you go, little grasshopper!'
2215
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2217
2218L<Announced on 2016-04-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235732.html>
2219
2220This annual ball was quite a magnificent affair. It was given some time
2221before Shrovetide to celebrate the birthday of a famous illustrator
2222whose pencil had immortalized, in the style of Gavarni, the extravagant
2223carnival parade down La Courtille. As such, the ball was an altogether
2224merrier, noisier and more Bohemian occasion than was usual for a masked
2225ball. Many artists had arranged to meet there; they arrived with an
2226entourage of models and pupils, who, by midnight, had become quite
2227boisterous.
2228Raoul climbed the grand staircase at five minutes to midnight. He did
2229not linger to admire the many-coloured costumes on display all the way
2230up the marble steps of one of the most luxurious settings in the world;
2231nor did he allow himself to be drawn into the facetious conversation of
2232masked guests. He simply ignored all the jesting remarks, and shook off
2233the attentions of several all too merry couples.
2234Crossing the big crush-room and escaping from the dancers' farandole
2235that had encircled him awhile, he at last entered the salon mentioned by
2236Christine in her letter. The small room was crammed with people either
2237on their way to supper at the restaurant in the Rotunda or back from
2238raising a glass of champagne.
2239In the midst of the gay and lively hubbub, Raoul thought that, for their
2240mysterious assignation, Christine must have preferred this crowd to some
2241lonely corner.
2242He leaned against a door-jamb and waited. He did not have to wait long;
2243a black domino passed him and deftly touched his hand. He understood
2244that it was Christine and followed her.
2245'Is that you, Christine?' he murmured, barely moving his slips.
2246The black domino promptly looked back and raised her finger to her lips,
2247no doubt to caution him against uttering her name again. Raoul followed
2248on in silence.
2249
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2250=head2 v5.22.1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Courage" (No. 22 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2251
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2253
2254 If the snow flies in my face,
2255 Let me shake it off me!
2256 If my heart within me speaks,
2257 I'll sing bright and gaily!
2258
2259 Will not listen what it says,
2260 Have no ears for moaning.
2261 Do not feel what it complains,--
2262 Only fools like groaning!
2263
2264 Jolly brave into the world,
2265 'Gainst all wind and weather,--
2266 If there is no God on earth,
2267 Let 's be gods down nether!
2268
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2269=head2 v5.22.1-RC4 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Signpost" (No. 20 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2270
2271L<Announced on 2015-12-08 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233215.html>
2272
2273 Why do I shun all those highways
2274 Which the other wanderer seeks?
2275 Why do I find bridged by-ways
2276 Through snow-covered deep creeks?
2277
2278 For I have no crime committed,
2279 Why I should now run from men,--
2280 What demented heart's desire
2281 Drives me to a desert glen?
2282
2283 Signposts on all highways stationed
2284 Point their signs toward the towns,
2285 Whilst I wonder 'yond moderation,
2286 Without rest, yet seeking rest!
2287
2288 One such signpost I see planted
2289 Of my question unconcerned,
2290 One road must my choice be granted,
2291 Whence no man has yet returned!
2292
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2293=head2 v5.22.1-RC3 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Stormy Morning" (No. 18 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2294
2295L<Announced on 2015-12-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233032.html>
2296
2297 How the storm tore rents
2298 In heavens gray attired!
2299 The rags of cloud are flying
2300 Around, of combat tired.
2301
2302 And flames of fire lambent,
2303 Fly between them and part,
2304 That 's what I call a morning,
2305 A morning after my heart!
2306
2307 My heart sees in the heavens
2308 Its own picture unspoilt--
2309 It's nothing but the Winter,
2310 The Winter, cold and wild.
2311
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2312=head2 v5.22.1-RC2 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Old Head" (No. 14 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2313
2314L<Announced on 2015-11-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232632.html>
2315
2316 The hoary frost has a white sheen
2317 Strewn all over my hair,
2318 So I thought I was an old man
2319 And thought life dealt me fair.
2320
2321 Yet soon was thawed my old white mane,
2322 And I have my black hair again.
2323 How I abhor my young fair years,
2324 How long to wait for death and biers?
2325
2326 From setting sun to morning's hue
2327 Many a head turns white.
2328 Who'll credit it? My hair did not
2329 In all this lifelong plight!
2330
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2331=head2 v5.22.1-RC1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Will-o'-the Wisp" (No. 9 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2332
2333L<Announced on 2015-10-31 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232321.html>
2334
2335 In the deepest rocky crevice
2336 A will-o'-the wisp lured me;
2337 How I could find my way from here,
2338 For me it's easy memory!
2339
2340 For I am used to straying ways,
2341 Every path to th'end a way,
2342 All our joys and all our suffering,--
2343 To a will-o'-the wisp it 's all play!
2344
2345 Through the dried-up bed of torrents
2346 I quite calmly downward stroll;
2347 Every stream its sea will enter,
2348 Every suffering finds its goal!
2349
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2350=head2 v5.22.0 - Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch
2351
2352L<Announced on 2015-06-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228300.html>
2353
2354“You are the advocate of the dead.”
2355
2356The old man nodded. “I am. People talk about being fair to this one and
2357that one, but nobody I ever heard talks about doing right by them. We
2358take everything they had, which is all right. And spit, most often, on
2359their opinions, which I suppose is all right too. But we ought to
2360remember now and then how much of what we have we got from them. I
2361figure while I’m still here I ought to put a word in for them.”
2362
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2363=head2 v5.22.0-RC2 - T.S. Eliot, unpublished work
2364
2365L<Announced on 2015-05-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228142.html>
2366
2367 And when thyself with silver foot shall pass
2368 Among the theories scattered on the grass
2369 Take up my good intentions with the rest
2370
2371=head2 v5.22.0-RC1 - Gene Wolfe, Citadel of the Autarch
2372
2373L<Announced on 2015-05-19 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228059.html>
2374
2375There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by
2376its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.
2377
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2378=head2 v5.21.11 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, "Dolores (Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs)"
2379
2380L<Announced on 2015-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/04/msg227472.html>
2381
2382 They shall pass and their places be taken,
2383 The gods and the priests that are pure.
2384 They shall pass, and shalt thou not be shaken?
2385 They shall perish, and shalt thou endure?
2386 Death laughs, breathing close and relentless
2387 In the nostrils and eyelids of lust,
2388 With a pinch in his fingers of scentless
2389 And delicate dust.
2390
2391 But the worm shall revive thee with kisses;
2392 Thou shalt change and transmute as a god,
2393 As the rod to a serpent that hisses,
2394 As the serpent again to a rod.
2395 Thy life shall not cease though thou doff it;
2396 Thou shalt live until evil be slain,
2397 And good shall die first, said thy prophet,
2398 Our Lady of Pain.
2399
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2400=head2 v5.21.10 - Aldous Huxley, "The Devils of Loudun"
2401
2402L<Announced on 2015-03-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/03/msg226847.html>
2403
2404The fire burned on, the good fathers continued to sprinkle and intone.
2405Suddenly a flock of pigeons came swooping down from the church and
2406started to wheel around the roaring column of flame and smoke. The
2407crowd shouted, the archers waved their halberds at the birds, Lactance
2408and Tranquille splashed them on the wing with holy water. In vain. The
2409pigeons were not to be driven away. Round and round they flew, diving
2410through the smoke, singeing their feathers in the flames. Both parties
2411claimed a miracle. For the parson's enemies the birds, quite obviously,
2412were a troop of devils, come to fetch away his soul. For his friends,
2413they were emblems of the Holy Ghost and living proof of his innocence.
2414It never seems to have occurred to anyone that they were just pigeons,
2415obeying the laws of their own, their blessedly other-than-human nature.
2416
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2417=head2 v5.21.9 - Emily Dickinson, "There is Another Sky"
2418
c8d2be4d 2419L<Announced on 2015-02-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg226002.html>
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2421 There is another sky,
2422 Ever serene and fair,
2423 And there is another sunshine,
2424 Though it be darkness there;
2425 Never mind faded forests, Austin,
2426 Never mind silent fields -
2427 Here is a little forest,
2428 Whose leaf is ever green;
2429 Here is a brighter garden,
2430 Where not a frost has been;
2431 In its unfading flowers
2432 I hear the bright bee hum:
2433 Prithee, my brother,
2434 Into my garden come!
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2436=head2 v5.21.8 - Bill Watterson, "Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection"
2437
06dcbead 2438L<Announced on 2015-01-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/01/msg224869.html>
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2439
2440Calvin: OK Hobbes, press the button and duplicate me.
2441Hobbes: Are you sure this is such a good idea?
2442Calvin: 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?
2443Hobbes: I'd hate to be accused of inhibiting scientific progress... Here you go.
2444[Box]: *BOINK*
2445Hobbes: Scientific progress goes "BOINK"?
2446Calvin?: It worked! It worked! I'm a genius!
2447Cavlin??: No you're not, you liar! *I* invented this!
2448
2ee7da68 2449=head2 v5.21.7 - Robert Heinlein, "The Number of the Beast"
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2450
2451L<Announced on 2014-12-20 by Max Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/12/msg223774.html>
2452
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2453"Zebadiah, Hilda and I salvaged and put everything into the basket.
2454Hilda started to put it into our wardrobe-and it was heavy. So
2455we looked. Packed as tight as when we left Oz. Six bananas-and
2456everything else. Cross my heart. No, go look."
2457"Hmmm- Jake, can you write equations for a picnic basket that
2458refills itself? Will it go on doing so?"
2459"Zeb, equations can be written to describe anything. The description
2460would be simpler for a basket that replenishes itself indefinitely
2461than for one that does it once and stops-I would have to describe
2462the discontinuity."
d171d861 2463
2ee7da68 2464=head2 v5.21.6 - Jeff Noon, "Vurt"
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2465
2466L<Announced on 2014-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/11/msg222448.html>
2467
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2468GAME CAT
2469
2470EXCHANGE MECHANISMS. Sometimes we lose precious
2471things. Friends and colleagues, fellow travellers in the
2472Vurt, sometimes we lose them; even lovers we sometimes
2473lose. And get bad things in exchange: aliens, objects,
2474snakes, and sometimes even death. Things we don't want.
2475This is part of the deal, part of the game deal;
2476all things, in all worlds, must be kept in balance.
2477Kittlings often ask, who decides on the swappings? Now then,
2478some say it's all accidental; that some poor Vurt thing
2479finds himself too close to a door, at too critical a time,
2480just when something real is being lost. Whoosh! Swap time!
2481Others say that some kind of overseer is working the
2482MECHANISMS OF EXCHANGE, deciding the fate of innocents.
2483The Cat can only tease at this, because of the big secrets
2484involved, and because of the levels between you, the reader,
2485and me, the Game Cat. Hey, listen; I've struggled to get
2486where I am today; why should I give you the easy route?
2487Get working, kittlings! Reach up higher. Work the Vurt.
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2ee7da68 2489=head2 v5.21.5 - Friso Wiegersma (text), Jean Ferrat (music), Wim Sonneveld (performer), "Het Dorp"
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2490
2491L<Announced on 2014-10-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/10/msg221399.html>
2492
2493 Het Dorp
2494
2495 Thuis heb ik nog een ansichtkaart
2496 waarop een kerk, een kar met paard,
2497 een slagerij J. van der Ven.
2498 Een kroeg, een juffrouw op de fiets
2499 het zegt u hoogstwaarschijnlijk niets,
2500 maar 't is waar ik geboren ben.
2501 Dit dorp, ik weet nog hoe het was,
2502 de boerenkind'ren in de klas,
2503 een kar die ratelt op de keien,
2504 het raadhuis met een pomp ervoor,
2505 een zandweg tussen koren door,
11741df4 2506 het vee, de boerderijen.
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2507
2508 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
2509 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
2510 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 2511 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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2512
2513 Wat leefden ze eenvoudig toen
2514 in simp'le huizen tussen groen
2515 met boerenbloemen en een heg.
2516 Maar blijkbaar leefden ze verkeerd,
2517 het dorp is gemoderniseerd
2518 en nu zijn ze op de goeie weg.
2519 Want ziet, hoe rijk het leven is,
2520 ze zien de televisiequiz
2521 en wonen in betonnen dozen,
2522 met flink veel glas, dan kun je zien
2523 hoe of het bankstel staat bij Mien
2524 en d'r dressoir met plastic rozen.
2525
2526 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
2527 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
2528 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 2529 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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2530
2531 De dorpsjeugd klit wat bij elkaar
2532 in minirok en beatle-haar
2533 en joelt wat mee met beat-muziek.
2534 Ik weet wel, het is hun goeie recht,
2535 de nieuwe tijd, net wat u zegt,
2536 maar het maakt me wat melancholiek.
2537 Ik heb hun vaders nog gekend
2538 ze kochten zoethout voor een cent
2539 ik zag hun moeders touwtjespringen.
2540 Dat dorp van toen, het is voorbij,
2541 dit is al wat er bleef voor mij:
2542 een ansicht en herinneringen.
2543
2544 Toen ik langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
2545 de hoge bomen nog zag staan.
2546 Ik was een kind, hoe kon ik weten
2547 dat dat voorgoed voorbij zou gaan.
2548
2ee7da68 2549=head2 v5.21.4 - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
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2550
2551L<Announced on 2014-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg220267.html>
2552
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2553To-day, being in latitude 83° 20', longitude 43° 5' W. (the sea being
2554of an extraordinarily dark colour), we again saw land from the
2555masthead, and, upon a closer scrutiny, found it to be one of a group
2556of very large islands. The shore was precipitous, and the interior
2557seemed to be well wooded, a circumstance which occasioned us great
2558joy. In about four hours from our first discovering the land we came
2559to anchor in ten fathoms, sandy bottom, a league from the coast, as a
2560high surf, with strong ripples here and there, rendered a nearer
2561approach of doubtful expediency. The two largest boats were now
2562ordered out, and a party, well armed (among whome were Peters and
2563myself), proceeded to look for an opening in the reef which appeared
2564to encircle the island. After searching about for some time, we
2565discovered an inlet, which we were entering, when we saw four large
2566canoes put off from the shore, filled with men who seemed to be well
2567armed. We waited for them to come up, and, as they moved with great
2568rapidity, they were soon within hail. Captain Guy now held up a white
2569handkerchief on the blade of an oar, when the strangers made a full
2570stop, and commenced a loud jabbering all at once, intermingled with
2571occasional shouts, in which we could distinguish the words Anamoo-moo!
2572and Lama-Lama! They continued this for at least half an hour, during
2573which we had a good opportunity of observing their appearance.
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2575=head2 v5.21.3 - Robert Service, "The Men that Don't Fit In"
2576
2577L<Announced on 2014-08-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218826.html>
2578
2579 If they just went straight they might go far,
2580 They are strong and brave and true;
2581 But they're always tired of the things that are,
2582 And they want the strange and new.
2583 They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
2584 What a deep mark I would make!"
2585 So they chop and change, and each fresh move
2586 Is only a fresh mistake.
2587
2588=head2 v5.21.2 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Final minutes of communication of the first manned moon landing, July 20, 1969
2589
2590L<Announced on 2014-07-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/07/msg217937.html>
2591
2592 Armstrong: Okay. Here's a...Looks like a good area here.
2593 Aldrin: I got the shadow out there.
2594 Aldrin: 250, down at 2 1/2, 19 forward.
2595 Aldrin: Altitude, velocity lights.
2596 Aldrin: 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward.
2597 Aldrin: 11 forward. Coming down nicely.
2598 Armstrong: Gonna be right over that crater.
2599 Aldrin: 200 feet, 4 1/2 down.
2600 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down.
2601 Armstrong: I got a good spot [garbled].
2602 Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.
2603 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. You're looking good.
2604 Aldrin: 120 feet.
2605 Aldrin: 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Quantity light.
2606 Aldrin: Okay. 75 feet. And it's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.
2607 Duke: 60 seconds.
2608 Aldrin: Light's on.
2609 Aldrin: 60 feet, down 2 1/2. 2 forward. 2 forward. That's good.
2610 Aldrin: 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.
2611 Aldrin: 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. [Garbled] shadow.
2612 Aldrin: 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. 20 feet,
2613 down a half.
2614 Duke: 30 seconds.
2615 Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good.
2616 Aldrin: Contact Light.
2617 Armstrong: Shutdown.
2618 Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop.
2619 Aldrin: ACA out of Detent.
2620 Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto.
2621 Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off.
2622 Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in.
2623 Duke: We copy you down, Eagle.
2624 Armstrong: Engine arm is off.
2625 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
2626 Duke: Roger, Twan...[correcting himself] Tranquility. We copy you on
2627 the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue.
2628 We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
2629 Aldrin: Thank you.
2630
2631=head2 v5.21.1 - Robert Jordan, "The Crossroads of Twilights", Book 10 of "The Wheel of Time"
2632
2633L<Announced on 2014-06-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/06/msg217030.html>
2634
2635 We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
2636 We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
2637 We danced among the lightning bolts,
2638 and tore the world asunder.
2639
2640 -- Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
2641 written near the end of the previous Age,
2642 known by some as the Third Age.
2643 Sometimes attributed to the Dragon
2644 Reborn.
2645
2646=head2 v5.21.0 - Friedrich von Schiller, "The Song of the Bell"
2647
2648L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215826.html>
2649
2650 Walled in fast within the earth
2651 Stands the form burnt out of clay.
2652 This must be the bell’s great birth!
2653 Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
2654 Sweat must trickle now
2655 From the burning brow,
2656 Till the work its master honour.
2657 Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.
2658
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2659=head2 v5.20.3 - Elias Lönnrot, trans. Keith Bosley, "The Kalevala", Canto 42: Stealing the Sampo
2660
2661L<Announced on 2015-09-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg230945.html>
2662
2663 Steady old Väinämöinen
2664 uttered a word and spoke thus:
2665 'No lilting on the waters
2666 and no singing on the waves!
2667 Song keeps you lazy
2668 tales delay rowing.
2669 Precious day would pass and night
2670 would overtake us midway
2671 on these wide waters
2672 upon these vast waves.'
2673
2674 The wanton Lemminkäinen
2675 uttered a word and spoke thus:
2676 'The time will pass anyway
2677 the fair day will flee
2678 and the night will come panting
2679 and the twilight will steal in
2680 if you don't sing while you live
2681 nor hum in this world.'
2682
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2683=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"
2684
2685L<Announced on 2015-08-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230544.html>
2686
2687'I fled from Basra, sad and tearful, with no idea where I was going,
2688and I was reciting these lines:
2689
2690 The pain of parting makes me melt away,
2691 As lovers do when those they love are harsh.
2692 I wonder at the patience that I showed
2693 When I had lost my love, for that was wonderful.
2694 Beloved, do you know that since you left,
2695 I have remained confused in misery.
2696
2697I then heard a voice that said: "Damn you, have you no fear of
2698Almighty God that you hand over a girl to an unbelieving 'ifrit?" I
2699walked for a time amongst the palm-trees until I caught sight of a
2700person, whom I approached. When I asked him who he was he said: "I
2701am one of the jinn who were converted to Islam at the hands of 'Ali
2702ibn Abi Talib, may God ennoble him." "How can I get to my wife?" I
2703asked him, and he said: "Wretched fellow, you had a bird which you
2704allowed to fly away and now you want to fly after it." But he
2705added: "Follow this road with God's blessing all night until dawn
2706and then by the shore you will see a huge cave in which there is an
2707idol made of white stone. You must drink of the water that there is
2708coming out of the cave and smear your face with its mud. Stay there
2709and a barge will pass you as you stand opposite the statue. Various
2710different creatures will emerge, heads without bodies and bodies
2711without heads, and they will prostrate themselves in adoration to
2712the idol rather than to Almighty God. When you see that, embark on
2713the barge and cross to the other bank and walk along it until
2714sunset. On a high point you will see a castle built of bricks of
2715gold and silver. That is where your 'ifrit will be. I have now
2716told you about this, so goodbye."
2717
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2718=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"
2719
2720L<Announced on 2015-08-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230359.html>
2721
2722'On the night of the wedding the ape came to sit in front of me and
2723asked me what I intended to do. "Whatever you tell me," I replied,
2724and he said: "Take care not to covet the girl, or I shall come back
2725and burn you up and leave you as a lesson for those who can learn."
2726I agreed to this and when evening came I found the world full of
2727candles and torches burning in holders of gold and silver. There
2728were servants and serving girls, and everyone who saw me
2729congratulated me on my good fortune, as there was no girl on the
2730face of the earth more beautiful than my bride.
2731[...]
2732'Next morning I went out to the market, and people went in and asked
2733her how the night had been. "He never looked up at me," she told
2734them. Then, when it was afternoon, I went to my house, where the
2735ape was sitting by the door. "Tell me what you did," it said, and I
2736told it: "By God, I did not learn and do not know whether this was a
2737man or a girl." "That's what I want," it said.
2738[...]
2739'On the second night my bride was brought to me, after which the
2740servants left her and went away. She fell asleep, and, while she
2741was sleeping, I killed the cock, wrapped it in the cloth and put the
2742four poles from the couch over it. Suddenly there was a huge crash
2743like a peal of thunder and a fiery 'ifrit swooped on the girl. I
2744fainted at the sight and when I recovered I heard a voice saying:
2745"By the Lord of the Ka'ba, the girl has been carried off!" and there
2746was a sound like the rustling of wind and bitter weeping. At this I
2747shed tears, struck my head and was filled with regret when it was no
2748longer of any use, for to me the whole world was worth no more than
2749a bean.
2750
e3eee3ea 2751=head2 v5.20.2 - Jonathan "Jonti" Picking, L<"Magical Trevor"|http://weebls-stuff.com/toons/magical-trevor-episode-01-animated-music-video-mrweebl/>
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2752
2753L<Announced on 2015-02-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225777.html>
2754
2755 Everyone loves Magical Trevor,
2756 'Cos the tricks that he does are ever so clever;
2757 Look at him now, disappearin' the cow,
2758 Where is the cow hidden right now?
2759
2760 Taking a bow, it's Magical Trevor,
2761 Everybody's seen that the trick is clever;
2762 Look at him there with his leathery, leathery whip!
2763 It's made of magic, and with a little flip--
2764
2765 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back,
2766 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back;
2767 Back, back, back from his magical journey,
2768 Yeah!
2769
2770 What did he see in the parallel dimension?
2771 He saw beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans;
2772 Oh, beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans,
2773 Yeah, yeah!
2774
e3eee3ea 2775=head2 v5.20.2-RC1 - Jonathan "Jonti" Picking, L<"Scampi"|http://weebls-stuff.com/toons/ive-seen-things-scampi-animated-music-video-mrweebl/>
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2776
2777L<Announced on 2015-02-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225273.html>
2778
2779 I've seen things,
2780 I've seen them with my eyes;
2781 I've seen things,
2782 They're often in disguise.
2783
2784 Like carrots, handbags, cheese, toilets,
2785 Russians, planets, hamsters, weddings,
2786 Poets, Stalin, Kuala Lumpur!
2787 Pygmies, budgies, Kuala Lumpur!
2788
2789 I've seen things,
2790 I've seen them with my eyes;
2791 I've seen things,
2792 They're often in disguise.
2793
2794 Like carrots, handbags, cheese...
2795
2ee7da68 2796=head2 v5.20.1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. Diana Reed, "Così fan tutte"
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2797
2798L<Announced on 2014-09-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219789.html>
2799
2800 DORABELLA (as if waking from a daze): Where are they?
2801 DON ALFONSO: They've gone.
2802 FIORDILIGI: Oh, the cruel bitterness of parting!
2803
2804 DON ALFONSO:
2805 Take heart, my dearest children.
2806 Look, in the distance, your lovers are waving to you.
2807
2808 FIORDILIGI: Bon voyage, my darling!
2809 DORABELLA: Bon voyage!
2810
2811 FIORDILIGI:
2812 O heavens! How swiftly the ship is sailing away!
2813 It is disappearing already!
2814 It is no longer in sight!
2815 Oh, may heaven grant it a prosperous voyage!
2816
2817 DORABELLA: May good luck attend it to the battlefield!
2818 DON ALFONSO: And may your sweethearts and my friends be safe!
2819
2820 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA, DON ALFONSO:
2821 May the wind be gentle,
2822 may the sea be calm,
2823 and may the elements
2824 respond kindly
2825 to our wishes.
2826
2ee7da68 2827=head2 v5.20.1-RC2 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. William Weaver, "Così fan tutte"
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2828
2829L<Announced on 2014-09-07 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219446.html>
2830
2831 GUGLIELMO:
2832 Oh God, I feel that this foot of mine
2833 is reluctant to come before her.
2834
2835 FERRANDO:
2836 My trembling lip
2837 can utter no word.
2838
2839 DON ALFONSO:
2840 The hero displays his manliness
2841 in the most terrible moments.
2842
2843 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA:
2844 Now that we have heard the news,
2845 you have the lesser duty:
2846 Take heart, and plunge your swords
2847 into both our hearts.
2848
2849 FERRANDO, GUGLIELMO:
2850 My idol, blame fate
2851 that I must abandon you.
2852
2853 DORABELLA: Ah no, you shall not leave...
2854 FIORDILIGI: No, cruel one, you shall not go...
2855 DORABELLA: First I want to tear out my heart.
2856 FIORDILIGI: First I want to die at your feet.
2857 FERRANDO (softly to Don Alfonso): What do you say to that?
2858 GUGLIELMO (softly to Don Alfonso): You realise?
2859 DON ALFONSO (softly): Steady, friend, finem lauda.
2860
2861 ALL:
2862 Thus destiny defrauds
2863 the hopes of mortals.
2864 Ah, among so many misfortunes,
2865 who can ever love life?
2866
2ee7da68 2867=head2 v5.20.1-RC1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. William Weaver, "Così fan tutte"
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2868
2869L<Announced on 2014-08-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218975.html>
2870
2871 DON ALFONSO:
2872 I'd like to speak, but I haven't the heart:
2873 my lip stammers.
2874 My voice cannot emerge,
2875 but remains in my throat.
2876 What will you do? What shall I do?
2877 Oh what a great catastrophe!
2878 There can be nothing worse.
2879 I feel pity for you and for them.
2880
2881 FIORDILIGI: Heavens! For mercy's sake, Signor Alfonso, don't make us
2882 die.
2883 DON ALFONSO: My children, you must arm yourselves with constancy.
2884 DORABELLA: Ye Gods! What evil has occurred? What horrible event? Is my
2885 love dead, perhaps?
2886 FIORDILIGI: Is mine dead?
2887 DON ALFONSO: They are not dead, but they are not far from it.
2888 DORABELLA: Wounded?
2889 DON ALFONSO: No.
2890 FIORDILIGI: Ill?
2891 DON ALFONSO: Nor that.
2892 FIORDILIGI: What, then?
2893 DON ALFONSO: A royal command summons them to the field of battle.
2894 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA: Alas, what do I hear? And they will leave?
2895 DON ALFONSO: Immediately.
2896 DORABELLA: And there is no way of preventing it?
2897 DON ALFONSO: There is none.
2898 FIORDILIGI: And not even a single farewell...
2899 DON ALFONSO: The unhappy men haven't the courage to see you; but if
2900 you wish it, they are ready...
2901 DORABELLA: Where are they?
2902 DON ALFONSO: Come in, friends.
2903
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2904=head2 v5.20.0 - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
2905
2906L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215815.html>
2907
2908 But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
2909 Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
2910 Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
2911 When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
2912 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
2913 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
2914
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2915=head2 v5.20.0-RC1 - Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
2916
2917L<Announced on 2014-05-17 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215479.html>
2918
2919 When times go bad
2920 when times go rough
2921 Won't you lay me down in tall grass
2922 And let me do my stuff
2923
2ee7da68 2924=head2 v5.19.11 - Isidore-Lucien Ducasse [as "Comte de Lautréamont"], trans. Paul Knight, "Les Chants de Maldoror"
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2925
2926L<Announced on 2014-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/04/msg214580.html>
2927
2928O rigorous mathematics, I have not forgotten you since your wise lessons,
2929sweeter than honey, filtered into my heart like a refreshing wave.
2930Instinctively, from the cradle, I had longed to drink from your source, older
2931than the sun, and I continue to tread the sacred sanctuary of your solemn
2932temple, I, the most faithful of your devotees. There was a vagueness in my
2933mind, something thick as smoke; but I managed to mount the steps which lead to
2934your altar, and you drove away this dark veil, as the wind blows the
2935draught-board. You replaced it with excessive coldness, consummate prudence and
2936implacable logic. With the aid of your fortifying milk, my intellect developed
2937rapidly and took on immense proportions amid the ravishing lucidity which you
2938bestow as a gift on all those who sincerely love you. Arithmetic! Algebra!
2939Geometry! Awe-inspiring trinity! Luminous triangle! He who has not known you
2940is a fool!
2941
2ee7da68 2942=head2 v5.19.10 - John Chadwick, "The Decipherment of Linear B"
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2943
2944L<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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2945
2946The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even
2947the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge
2948withheld from others. Some are fortunate enough to find a job which
2949consists in the solution of mysteries, whether it be the physicist who
2950tracks down a hitherto unknown nuclear particle or the policeman who
2951detects a criminal. But most of us are driven to sublimate this urge
2952by the solving of artificial puzzles devised for our entertainment.
2953
2ee7da68 2954=head2 v5.19.9 - R. A. MacAvoy, "Tea with the Black Dragon"
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2955
2956L<Announced on 2014-02-20 by Tony Cook|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/02/msg213047.html>
2957
2958Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
2959rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
2960stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
2961know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
2962that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
2963chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
2964clouds thickened above them.
2965
2966"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
2967you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
2968body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
2969closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
2970hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
2971he looked Long in the face.
2972
2973"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
2974master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
2975grew fierce.
2976
2977"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
2978fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
2979truth!"
2980
2ee7da68 2981=head2 v5.19.8 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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2982
2983L<Announced on 2014-01-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211729.html>
2984
2985“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
2986hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
2987
2988“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
2989
2990“Is there? What is the point?”
2991
2992“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
2993
2994“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
2995
2996“The trick is not to think about that.”
2997
2998“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
2999
3000Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
3001
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3002=head2 v5.19.7 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"
3003
3004L<Announced on 2013-12-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/12/msg210882.html>
3005
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3006And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
3007down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
3008the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
3009were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
3010they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
3011Europe was over.
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3013Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
3014leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
3015kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
3016horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
2cff31c9 3017
e91f1fc1 3018Birds were talking.
2cff31c9 3019
e91f1fc1 3020One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
2cff31c9 3021
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3022=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
3023
3024L<Announced on 2013-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/11/msg210043.html>
3025
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3026 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
3027
3028 Mr. Bun: Morning.
3029 Waitress: Morning.
3030 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
3031 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
3032 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
3033 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
3034 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
3035 egg on top and spam
3036 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
3037 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
3038 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
3039 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
3040 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
3041 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
3042 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
3043 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
3044 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
3045 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
3046
3047 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
3048
3049 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
3050 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
3051 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
3052 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
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40e1c3e8 3054=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, trans. James McGowan, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
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3055
3056L<Announced on 2013-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/10/msg208752.html>
3057
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3058 I
3059
3060 A cat is strolling through my mind
3061 Acting as though he owned the place,
3062 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
3063 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
3064
3065 So tender and discreet his tone;
3066 But whether he should growl or purr
3067 His voice is always rich and deep.
3068 That is the secret of his charm.
3069
3070 This purling voice that filters down
3071 Into my darkest depths of soul
3072 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
3073 Delights me as a potion would.
3074
3075 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
3076 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
3077 Without the need for any words
3078 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
3079
3080 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
3081 Across my heart, fine instrument,
3082 And makes to sing so royally
3083 The strongest and the purest chord,
3084
3085 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
3086 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
3087 In whom all is, angelically,
3088 As subtle as harmonious.
3089
3090 II
3091
3092 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
3093 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
3094 I might have been embalmed in it
3095 By giving him one little pet.
3096
3097 He is my household's guardian soul;
3098 He judges, he presides, inspires
3099 All matters in hos royal realm;
3100 Might he be fairy? or a god?
3101
3102 When my eyes, to this cat I love
3103 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
3104 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
3105 And when I look within myself,
3106
3107 I notice with astonishment
3108 The fire of his opal eyes,
3109 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
3110 Taking my measure, steadily.
3111
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3112=head2 v5.19.4 - Washington Irving, "The Widow and Her Son"
3113
3114L<Announced on 2013-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/09/msg207969.html>
3115
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3116There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
3117that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
3118Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
3119despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
3120loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
3121looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
3122his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
3123of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
3124heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
3125danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
3126She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
3127surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
3128and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
3129be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
3130name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
3131and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
3132him.
3133
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3134=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
3135
3136L<Announced on 2013-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg206318.html>
3137
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3138E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
3139written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
3140betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
3141have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
3142personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
3143Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
3144For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
3145political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
3146working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
3147between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
3148however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
3149logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
3150an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
3151to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
3152outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
3153there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
3154There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
3155
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3156=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
3157
3158L<Announced on 2013-07-22 by Aristotle Pagaltzis|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/07/msg204905.html>
3159
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3160The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
3161correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
3162showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
3163however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
3164magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
3165the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
3166
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3167=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
3168
703078b2 3169L<Announced on 2013-06-21 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/06/msg203449.html>
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3170
3171 Over hill, over dale,
3172 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
3173 Over park, over pale,
3174 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
3175 I do wander everywhere,
3176 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
3177 And I serve the fairy queen,
3178 To dew her orbs upon the green.
3179 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
3180 In their gold coats, spots you see;
3181 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
3182 In their freckles live our savours.
3183 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
3184 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
3185 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
3186 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
3187
5f42d1f2 3188=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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3189
3190L<Announced on 2013-05-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201980.html>
3191
3192 From the beginning, I knew…
3193 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
3194 …that I can't fix…
3195 …with my hands…
3196
40e1c3e8 3197=head2 v5.18.4 - Robert W. Chambers, Cassilda's Song in "The King in Yellow," Act I, Scene 2
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3198
3199L<Announced on 2014-10-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/10/msg220770.html>
3200
3201 Along the shore the cloud waves break,
3202 The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
3203 The shadows lengthen
3204 In Carcosa.
3205
3206 Strange is the night where black stars rise,
3207 And strange moons circle through the skies
3208 But stranger still is
3209 Lost Carcosa.
3210
3211 Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
3212 Where flap the tatters of the King,
3213 Must die unheard in
3214 Dim Carcosa.
3215
3216 Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
3217 Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
3218 Shall dry and die in
3219 Lost Carcosa.
3220
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3221=head2 v5.18.3 - (no epigraph)
3222
3223(no epigraph)
3224
40e1c3e8 3225=head2 v5.18.3-RC2 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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3228
3229"Ah! I see it now!" I shrieked. "You have seized the throne and the
3230empire. Woe! woe to you who are crowned with the crown of the King in
3231Yellow!"
3232
40e1c3e8 3233=head2 v5.18.3-RC1 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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3236
3237 CAMILLA: You, sir, should unmask.
3238
3239 STRANGER: Indeed?
3240
3241 CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
3242
3243 STRANGER: I wear no mask.
3244
3245 CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
3246
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3247=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
3248
3249L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
3250
3251One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
3252only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
3253that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
3254about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
3255places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
3256Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
3257mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
3258every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
3259
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3260=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
3261
3262L<Announced on 2013-08-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205897.html>
3263
3264The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
3265systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
3266thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
3267operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
3268ever seen.
3269
3270An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
3271something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
3272kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
3273anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
3274disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
3275gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
3276that renders the operating system unnecessary.
3277
3278=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
3279
3280L<Announced on 2013-08-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205445.html>
3281
3282Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
3283someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
3284again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
3285and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
3286language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
3287
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3288=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
3289
3290L<Announced on 2013-05-18 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201940.html>
3291
3292It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
3293who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
3294walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
3295and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
3296search, in questions, in torment.
3297
2ee7da68 3298=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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3301
3302Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
3303
3304=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
3305
dd047fac 3306L<Announced on 2013-05-14 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201823.html>
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3307
3308 I'd love to go drowning
3309 And to stay and to stay
3310 But the ocean doesn't want me today
3311 I'll go in up to here
3312 It can't possibly hurt
3313 All they will find is my beer
3314 And my shirt
3315
3316=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
3317
3318L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
3319
3320 And the great day of wrath has come
3321 And here's mud in your big red eye
3322 The poker's in the fire
3323 And the locusts take the sky
3324 And the earth died screaming
3325 While I lay dreaming of you
3326
3327=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
3328
3329L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
3330
3331 What's he building in there?
3332
3333 We have a right to know…
3334
2ee7da68 3335=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel in "This is Spın̈al Tap"
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3336
3337L<Announced on 2013-04-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/04/msg201056.html>
3338
3339It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
3340eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
3341
2ee7da68 3342=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, "A Fire Upon The Deep"
7707f065 3343
f3d08688 3344L<Announced on 2013-03-23 by Max Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/03/msg200504.html>
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MM
3345
3346The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
3347followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
3348safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
3349place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
3350would be famous for this.
3351
3352Six months passed. A year.
3353
72f869fd 3354The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
7707f065 3355Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
72f869fd 3356powerful, it does not need to self-know.
7707f065 3357
2ee7da68 3358=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy"
fed67cf1 3359
f3d08688 3360L<Announced on 2013-02-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/02/msg199115.html>
fed67cf1
CBW
3361
3362Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
3363The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
3364recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
3365his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
3366Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
3367of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
3368Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
3369of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
3370'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
3371embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
3372'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
3373in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
3374leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
3375
3376The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
3377Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
3378in the destruction of the planet Earth.
3379
2ee7da68 3380=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, "An Instance of the Fingerpost"
2eea07f2 3381
f3d08688 3382L<Announced on 2013-01-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/01/msg197571.html>
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3383
3384I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
3385the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
3386dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
3387between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
3388improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
3389fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
3390I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
3391them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
3392do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
b86ac955 3393from an authority while others cut — when he taught, the knife was
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3394in his hand and the blood spattered his coat. Boyle also did not scruple to
3395perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
3396himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
3397a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
3398the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
3399world is richer for it.
3400
2ee7da68 3401=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, "The Darkness That Comes Before"
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f3d08688 3403L<Announced on 2012-12-18 by Dave Rolsky|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/12/msg196707.html>
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3404
3405No thought.
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3406
3407The boy extinguished. Only a place.
3408
3409This place.
3410
3411Motionless, 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.
3412
3413A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
3414
3415For 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.
3416
3417The 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 . . .
3418
3419And 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.
3420
3421The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
3422
3423I have been legion . . .
3424
3425In 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.
3426
3427Now I understand.
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2ee7da68 3429=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, "The Sirens of Titan"
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f3d08688 3431L<Announced on 2012-11-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/11/msg195659.html>
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3432
3433Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
3434of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
3435scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
3436glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
3437beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
3438much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
3439caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
3440vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
3441had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
3442
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3443=head2 v5.17.5 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
3444
f3d08688 3445L<Announced on 2012-10-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194349.html>
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3446
3447Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
3448behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
3449recording everything.
3450
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3451=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
3452
f3d08688 3453L<Announced on 2012-09-19 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/09/msg192635.html>
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3455 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
3456 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
3457 She aims it at the creature's head,
3458 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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3460 A few weeks later, in the wood,
3461 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
3462 But what a change! No cloak of red,
3463 No silly hood upon her head.
3464 She said, "Hello, and do please note
3465 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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3467=head2 v5.17.3 - Kris Ta-belle, "Smoked Perl Onion Soup"
3468
3469L<Announced on 2012-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190775.html>
3470
3471Preparation:
3472
3473Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
3474or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
3475Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
3476look golden brown.
3477Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
3478ready to create the soup.
3479
3480Ingredients:
3481
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3482 16 diced, pre-smoked, Perl Onions
3483 3 tbsp butter
3484 1/4 cup olive oil
3485 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
3486 1 tsp salt
3487 1 tsp sugar
3488 black pepper to taste
3489 1 cup red wine
3490 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3491 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
3492 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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3493
3494Method:
3495
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3496 Melt the butter in a pan and then add olive oil.
3497 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
3498 to half an hour.
3499 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
3500 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
3501 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
3502 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
3503 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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3504
3505Enjoy.
3506
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3507=head2 v5.17.2 - Terry Pratchet, "The Colour of Magic"
3508
3d76f962 3509L<Announced on 2012-07-21 by TonyC|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/07/msg189828.html>
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3510
3511‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
3512
3513Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
3514their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
3515
3516The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
3517butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
3518and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
3519
3520Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
3521
3522‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
3523
3524‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
3525
3526‘What?’
3527
3528‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
3529
3530‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
3531his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
3532dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
3533quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
3534
3535‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
3536an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
3537
3538‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
3539
3540The iotum rose, spinning.
3541
3542‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
3543
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3544=head2 v5.17.1 - Rand Miller, "Myst: The Book of Ti'ana"
3545
3546L<Announced on 2012-06-20 by doy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/06/msg188354.html>
3547
3548On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
3549taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
3550"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
3551and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
3552merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
3553subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
3554Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
3555it.
3556
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3557=head2 v5.17.0 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
3558
f51b9d59 3559L<Announced on 2012-05-26 by Zefram|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/05/msg187214.html>
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3560
3561`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
3562`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
3563hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
3564The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
3565been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
3566be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
3567to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
3568fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
3569
3570There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
3571climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
3572broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
3573implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
3574on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
3575Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
3576astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
3577for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
3578out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
3579the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
3580
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3581=head2 v5.16.3 - Devo, "Freedom of Choice"
3582
3583L<Announced on 2013-03-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/03/msg200009.html>
3584
3585 A victim of collision on the open sea
3586 Nobody ever said that life was free
3587 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
3588 But use your freedom of choice
3589
3590=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, "The Cyberiad", Trurl's Machine
3591
3592L<Announced on 2012-11-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/11/msg194915.html>
3593
3594Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
3595machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
3596trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
3597little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
3598to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
3599he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
3600the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
3601
3602The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
3603current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
3604transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
3605chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
3606adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
3607as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
3608solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
3609valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
3610the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
3611machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
3612
2ee7da68 3613=head2 v5.16.1 - Emerald Rose, "Never Split The Party"
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3616
3617 Don't you know? You never split the party
3618 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
3619 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
3620 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
3621
c33412d7 3622=head2 v5.16.1-RC1 - Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the "Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook"
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6dab83b1 3624L<Announced on 2012-08-03 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190264.html>
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3625
3626I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
3627Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
3628Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
3629The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
3630
3631
3632
3633I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
3634sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
3635collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
3636
3637My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
3638inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
3639swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
3640side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
3641The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
3642dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
3643
2ee7da68 3644=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"
4c4c16b2 3645
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3648 All I have is a voice
3649 To undo the folded lie,
3650 The romantic lie in the brain
3651 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
3652 And the lie of Authority
3653 Whose buildings grope the sky:
3654 There is no such thing as the State
3655 And no one exists alone;
3656 Hunger allows no choice
3657 To the citizen or the police;
3658 We must love one another or die.
3659
2ee7da68 3660=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan, "Blowin' In The Wind"
54fdd2d6 3661
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3664 How many roads must a man walk down
3665 Before you call him a man?
3666 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
3667 Before she sleeps in the sand?
3668 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
3669 Before they're forever banned?
3670 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3671 The answer is blowin' in the wind
3672
3673 How many years can a mountain exist
3674 Before it's washed to the sea?
3675 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
3676 Before they're allowed to be free?
3677 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
3678 Pretending he just doesn't see?
3679 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3680 The answer is blowin' in the wind
3681
3682 How many times must a man look up
3683 Before he can see the sky?
3684 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
3685 Before he can hear people cry?
3686 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
3687 That too many people have died?
3688 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3689 The answer is blowin' in the wind
54fdd2d6 3690
2ee7da68 3691=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF, "The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way"
1f9d7ff5 3692
6dab83b1 3693L<Announced on 2012-02-20 by Max Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/02/msg183919.html>
1f9d7ff5
MM
3694
3695 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
3696 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
3697 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
3698 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
3699 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
3700
3701Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
3702age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
3703older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
3704debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
3705girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
3706A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
3707Top for more than one week.
3708
3709Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
3710lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
3711buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
3712into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
3713meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
3714soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
3715single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
3716
3717 "I'm never going to give you up"
3718
2ee7da68 3719=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, "The Voyage of QV66"
cf6bc744 3720
6dab83b1 3721L<Announced on 2012-01-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/01/msg182230.html>
cf6bc744
CBW
3722
3723"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
3724
3725He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
3726notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
3727which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
3728OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
3729ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
3730
3731There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
3732busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
3733out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
3734mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
3735and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
3736with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
3737bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
3738chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
3739excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
3740down cheering and applauding.
3741
3742"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
3743
2ee7da68 3744=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, "A Wizard of Earthsea"
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6dab83b1 3746L<Announced on 2011-12-20 by Dave Rolsky|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/12/msg180962.html>
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DR
3747
3748Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
3749into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
3750beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
3751winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
3752wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
3753over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
3754
3755But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
3756gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
3757villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
3758journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
3759domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
3760with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
3761by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
3762Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
3763
2ee7da68 3764=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, "The Diary of a Madman"
d0fc7727 3765
6dab83b1 3766L<Announced on 2011-11-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/11/msg179588.html>
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3767
3768This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
3769been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
3770confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
3771how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
3772could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
3773putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
3774I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
3775before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
3776think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
3777all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
3778off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
3779was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
3780The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
3781endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
3782benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
3783boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
3784lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
3785Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
3786resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
3787Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
3788you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
3789
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FR
3790=head2 v5.15.4 - Steve Jobs
3791
6dab83b1 3792L<Announced on 2011-10-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/10/msg178412.html>
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3793
3794A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
3795don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
3796without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
3797the human experience, the better design we will have.
3798
2ee7da68 3799=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, From the preface to "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
607b15aa 3800
6dab83b1 3801L<Announced on 2011-09-20 by Stevan Little|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177427.html>
ca420de3 3802
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3803All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
3804the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
3805do so at their peril.
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SH
3807It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
3808Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
3809work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
3810artist is in accord with himself.
607b15aa 3811
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3812We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
3813he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
3814thing is that one admires it intensely.
607b15aa 3815
4ed12d4a 3816All art is quite useless.
607b15aa 3817
2ee7da68 3818=head2 v5.15.2 - Rainer Maria Rilke, trans., C. F. MacIntyre, "Duino", The First Elegy
bfb65171 3819
6dab83b1 3820L<Announced on 2011-08-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/08/msg176067.html>
bfb65171 3821
5814c912
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3822 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
3823 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
3824 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
3825 things the significance of a human future;
3826 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
3827 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
3828 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
3829 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
3830 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
3831 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
3832 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
3833 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
3834 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
3835 hurtles all ages along with it forever
3836 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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Z
3838=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
3839
2ccefb8a 3840L<Announced on 2011-07-20 by Zefram|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/07/msg175014.html>
1889cb12
Z
3841
3842Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
3843fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
3844winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
3845down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
3846being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
3847extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
3848but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
3849
3850Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
3851that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
3852around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
3853fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
3854the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
3855closed system.
3856
3857Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
3858the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
3859/be/ them.'
3860
452ead5e
DG
3861=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
3862
3863L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
3864
4ed12d4a 3865If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
452ead5e 3866
c682aa67 3867=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
b3c5102d 3868
c682aa67 3869L<Announced on 2013-03-11 by Dave Mitchell|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/03/msg199988.html>
b3c5102d 3870
c682aa67
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3871He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
3872mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
3873encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
3874
3875'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
3876Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
3877finished its run. It was due about now.'
3878
3879Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
3880see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
3881
3882'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
3883is always a last time for everything.)
3884
3885Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
3886
3887=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
3888
3889L<Announced on 2012-10-12 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194057.html>
3890
3891 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
3892 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
3893 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
3894 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
3895 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
3896 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
3897 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
3898 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
3899 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
3900 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
3901 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
3902 eaten them, but not for love.
3903
3904=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 >>
3905
3906L<Announced on 2011-09-26 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177618.html>
3907
3908It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
3909do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
3910they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
3911catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
3912awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
3913inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
3914
3915So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
3916mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
3917the heart of the programmer.
b3c5102d 3918
c684cf36 3919=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 >>
901b3fdb
LB
3920
3921L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
3922
3923At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
3924my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
3925the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
3926since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
3927already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
3928to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
3929the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
3930can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
3931unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
3932
c684cf36 3933=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 >>
8b55b028
ZA
3934
3935L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
3936
3937At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
3938myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
3939impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
3940"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
3941gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
3942or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
3943
3944I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
3945computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
3946ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
3947would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
3948my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
3949away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
3950won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
3951
3952So a freely distributable program is born.
3953
3954=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
3955
3956L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
3957
3958This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
3959continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
3960aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
3961and your bags will be offloaded.
3962
2ee7da68 3963=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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3964
3965L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
3966
3967Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
3968of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
3969by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
3970sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
3971swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
3972down their paved streets.
3973
3974Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
3975obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
3976company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
3977the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
3978govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
3979the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
3980
3981=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
3982
3983L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
3984
3985But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
3986my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
3987reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
3988wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
3989Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
3990the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
b86ac955 3991This seemed doubly astounding to me—first that Australia could