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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-RC0 - Franz Kafka
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24There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.
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26=head2 v5.31.11 - John F. Kennedy, National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy
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28L<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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30Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
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32=head2 v5.31.10 - Christina Rossetti, "Remember"
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36 Remember me when I am gone away,
37 Gone far away into the silent land;
38 When you can no more hold me by the hand,
39 Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
40 Remember me when no more day by day
41 You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
42 Only remember me; you understand
43 It will be late to counsel then or pray.
44 Yet if you should forget me for a while
45 And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
46 For if the darkness and corruption leave
47 A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
48 Better by far you should forget and smile
49 Than that you should remember and be sad.
50
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55 „When people talk too fast the content becomes as superfluous as the speed.“
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57=head2 v5.31.8 - Joe Perham, "Joe Perham's Guide to Hunting and Guide to Fishing in Maine"
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59L<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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61 Harry used to cut wood for the Brown company over in Stoneham Red
62 Rock Basin. And of course he was the best shot in camp. One day the
63 foreman told him to go get some meat.
64
65 "Take any gun you want."
66
67 Harry says "I'll take the .45-70."
68
69 Foreman said "That gun's only got one bullet."
70
71 Harry says "I only need one bullet."
72
73 Took the .45-70, went out, an hour later he was back with two Moose,
74 a dozen trout you see, and a fluffy partridge. Went back to work.
75
76 Well at supper that night foreman says "Harry, um, something's
77 bothering me here a little bit. How did you get all that food with
78 only one bullet. I'm a little confused about the... the partridge,
79 there ain't a mark on him."
80
81 "Well", Harry says, "I'll tell ya. I took that .45-70, went back into
82 the woods a piece there I come to this brook. And I just uh, got to
83 the other side when I happen to see two moose in the swamp off
84 there. I figured I could get both of 'em. So I took out my huntin'
85 knife and stuck it into the mud, hilt foremost, sharp edge on the
86 blade towards me of course. I took dead aim on that knife, fired,
87 split that bullet and killed those two moose. Well you know the
88 recoil knocked me back into the brook. When I come up out of the
89 water, my pants were so full of fish that it popped a button off my
90 fly and killed that bird."
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92=head2 v5.31.7 - Bernard Werber
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94L<Announced on 2019-12-20 by Atoomic|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/12/msg256802.html>
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96 Be quiet. Look at the stars and appreciate what you live.
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98=head2 v5.31.6 - Neal Stephenson, "Quicksilver"
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100L<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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102 Invocation
103
104 State your intentions, Muse. I know you're there.
105 Dead bards who pined for you have said
106 You're bright as flame, but fickle as the air.
107 My pen and I, submerged in liquid shade,
108 Much dark can spread, on days and over reams
109 But without you, no radiance can shed.
110 Why rustle in the dark, when fledged with fire?
111 Craze the night with flails of light. Reave
112 Your turbid shroud. Bestow what I require.
113
114 But you're not in the dark. I do believe
115 I swim, like squid, in clouds of my own make,
116 To you, offensive. To us both, opaque.
117 What's constituted so, only a pen
118 Can penetrate. I have one here; let's go.
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120=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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124 'O Mr Daddy Long-legs,'
125 Said Mr Floppy Fly,
126 'It's true I never go to court,
127 And I will tell you why.
128 If I had six long legs like yours,
129 At once I'd go to court!
130 But oh! I can't, because my legs
131 Are so extremely short.
132 And I'm afraid the King and Queen
133 (One in red, and one in green)
134 Would say aloud, "You are not fit,
135 You Fly, to come to court a bit!"'
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137=head2 v5.31.4 - Ann Leckie, "The Raven Tower"
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139L<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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141 Stories can be risky for someone like me. What I say must be true, or it
142will be made true, and if it cannot be made true - if I don't have the
143power, or if what I have said is an impossibility - then I will pay the
144price. I might more or less safely say, "Once there was a man who rode
145home to attend his father's funeral and claim his inheritance, but
146matters were not as he expected them to be." I do not doubt that such a
147thing has happened more than once in all the time there have been
148fathers to die and sons to succeed them. But to go any further, I must
149supply more details - the specific actions of specific people, and their
150specific consequences - and there I might blunder, all unknowing, into
151untruth. It's safer for me to speak of what I know. Or to speak only in
152the safest of generalities. Or else to say plainly at the beginning,
153"Here is a story I have heard," placing the burden of truth or not on
154the teller whose words I am merely accurately reporting.
155
156 But what is the story that I am telling? Here is another story I have
157heard:
158Once there were two brothers, and one of them wanted what the other had.
159Bent all his will to obtain what the other had, no matter the cost.
160 Here is another story: Once there was a prisoner in a tower.
161 And another:
162Once someone risked their life out of duty and loyalty to a friend.
163 Ah, there's a story that I might tell, and truthfully.
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165=head2 v5.31.3 - Samantha Harvey, "All Is Song"
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167L<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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169We are born from unity, we divide into isolation. We winnow ourselves
170out from the thing that first made sense of us and then expect to find
171meaning, yet a fraction makes no sense without the number of which
172it's a fractional part. We see loss, feel grief, give ourselves
173illness, we're cells that have over-divided and we call the division
174growth; the only real growth is in the return to unity, God, the
175unifying principle.
176
177Tired to his core, he turned the video off. The rain still poured as
178he went upstairs, and in bed as he tripped down into the deep open
179shaft of sleep he kept thinking that to divide by zero was to end up
180with infinity, as was to divide by God. To divide by God, to divide
181by God, over and over he thought it without sense; to divide by God; I
182must tell my students that the way to pass their exams is to divide by
183God. Then he must have slept, for it was morning.
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185=head2 v5.31.2 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Duck and the Kangaroo
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187L<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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189 Said the Duck to the Kangaroo,
190 'Good gracious! how you hop!
191 Over the fields and the water too,
192 As if you never would stop!
193 My life is a bore in this nasty pond,
194 And I long to go out in the world beyond!
195 I wish I could hop like you!'
196 Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.
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198=head2 v5.31.1 - Kurt Vonnegut, _A Man without a Country_
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200L<Announced on 2019-06-20 by Karen Etheridge|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/06/msg255243.html>
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202On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, I sent Joel Bleifuss, my editor at _In These
203Times_, this fax:
204
205 ON ORANGE ALERT HERE.
206 ECONOMIC TERRORIST ATTACK
207 EXPECTED AT 8 PM EST. KV
208
209Worried, he called, asking what was up. I said I would tell him when I had
210more complete information on the bombs George Bush was set to deliver in his
211State of the Union address.
212
213That night I got a call from my friend, the out-of-print-science-fiction
214writer Kilgore Trout. He asked me, "Did you watch the State of the Union
215address?"
216
217"Yes, and it certainly helped to remember what the great British socialist
218playwright George Bernard Shaw said about this planet."
219
220"Which was?"
221
222"He said, 'I don't know if there are men on the moon, but if there are, they
223must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum.' And he wasn't talking
224about the germs or the elephants. He meant we the people."
225
226"Okay."
227
228"You don't think this is the Lunatic Asylum of the Universe?"
229
230"Kurt, I don't think I expressed an opinion one way of the other."
231
232"We are killing this planet as a life-support system with the poisons from
233all the thermodynamic whoopee we're making with atomic energy and fossil
234fuels, and everybody knows it, and practically nobody cares. This is how
235crazy we are. I think the planet's immune system is trying to get rid of us
236with AIDS and new strains of flu and tuberculosis, and so on. I think the
237planet should get rid of us. We're really awful animals. I mean, that dumb
238Barbra Streisand song, 'People who need people are the luckiest people in
239the world' -- she's talking about cannibals. Lots to eat. Yes, the planet is
240trying to get rid of us, but I think it's too late."
241
242And I said good-bye to my friend, hung up the phone, sat down and wrote this
243epitaph: "The good Earth -- we could have saved it, but we were too damn
244cheap and lazy."
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246=head2 v5.31.0 - Fumiko Enchi, Masks
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250 The secrets inside her mind are like flowers in a garden at
251 nighttime, filling the darkness with perfume.
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253=head2 v5.30.3 - Ben Aaronovitch, "Rivers of London"
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255L<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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257Trewsbury Mead [...] According to the Ordnance Survey, this is where the
258Thames first rises 130 straight-line kilometres west of London. Just to
259the north is the site either of an Iron Age hill fort or a Roman
260encampment, the exact nature of which is awaiting an episode of Time
261Team. Apparently there is a soggy field, a stone to mark the spot and a
262chance, after a particularly wet winter, that you might see some water.
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264=head2 v5.30.2 - Francesco Maria Piave, trans. Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, "La traviata", Act II, Scene 2
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268 FLORA, GASTON, DOCTOR, MARQUIS, CHORUS
269 (to Violetta)
270 Yes, you have suffered, but take heart!
271 Every one of us has shared your pain;
272 friends are around you to dry the tears
273 you have shed.
274
275 GERMONT
276 (I alone know the true devotion
277 this poor girl hides within her breast;
278 I know her faithful heart,
279 but I'm vowed so cruelly to silence.)
280
281 BARON
282 (softly to Alfredo)
283 Your deadly insult to this lady
284 offends us all, but such an outrage
285 shall not go unavenged!
286 I shall find a way to humble your pride!
287
288 ALFREDO
289 (Alas, what have I done? I feel terrible about it.
290 She will never forgive me.)
291
292 VIOLETTA
293 (coming to herself)
294 Alfredo, how should you understand
295 all the love that's in my heart?
296 How should you know that I have proved it,
297 even at the price of your contempt?
298
299 But the time will come when you will know,
300 when you'll admit how much I loved you.
301 God save you then from all remorse!
302 Even after death I shall still love you.
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308 ALFREDO
309 For me this woman lost
310 all she possessed.
311 I was blind, a wretched coward,
312 I accepted it all.
313 But it's time now for me to clear
314 myself from debt.
315 I call you all to witness here
316 that I've paid her back!
317
318 (Contemptuously, he throws his winnings at Violetta's feet.
319 She swoons in Flora's arms. Alfredo's father arrives suddenly.)
320
321 ALL
322 What you have done
323 is shameful!
324 To strike down
325 a tender heart that way!
326 You have insulted
327 a woman!
328 Get out of here!
329 We've no use for the likes of you!
330 Go!
331
332 GERMONT
333 (dignified in his anger)
334 A man who offends a woman, even in anger,
335 deserves nothing but scorn.
336 Where is my son? I no longer see him
337 in you, Alfredo.
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339 ALFREDO
340 (What have I done? Yes, I despise myself!
341 Jealous madness, love deceived,
342 ravaged my soul, destroyed my reason.
343 How can I ever gain her pardon?
344 I would have left her, but I couldn't;
345 I came here to vent my anger,
346 But now I've done that, wretch that I am,
347 I feel nothing but deep remorse!)
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353 VIOLETTA:
354 With you I would share
355 my days of happiness;
356 everything is folly in this world
357 that does not give us pleasure.
358 Let us enjoy life,
359 for the pleasures of love are swift and fleeting
360 as a flower that lives and dies
361 and can be enjoyed no more.
362 Let's take our pleasure while its ardent,
363 brilliant summons lures us on!
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367L<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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369 ALFREDO:
370 Let's drink from the joyous chalice
371 where beauty flowers...
372 Let the fleeting hour
373 to pleasure's intoxication yield.
374 Let's drink
375 to love's sweet tremors --
376 to those eyes
377 that pierce the heart.
378 Let's drink to love -- to wine
379 that warms our kisses.
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381=head2 v5.30.0 - Morihei Ueshiba
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385 Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we
386 are as good as dead.
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388=head2 v5.30.0-RC2 - Derek Walcott
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392 The truest writers are those who see language not as linguistic process but
393 as a living element.
394
395 -- Derek Walcott
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397=head2 v5.30.0-RC1 - Marcel Proust
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401 If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream
402 less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
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404 -- Marcel Proust
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406=head2 v5.29.10 - Maya Angelou, Alone
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410 Lying, thinking
411 Last night
412 How to find my soul a home
413 Where water is not thirsty
414 And bread loaf is not stone
415 I came up with one thing
416 And I don't believe I'm wrong
417 That nobody,
418 But nobody
419 Can make it out here alone.
420
421 Alone, all alone
422 Nobody, but nobody
423 Can make it out here alone.
424
425 There are some millionaires
426 With money they can't use
427 Their wives run round like banshees
428 Their children sing the blues
429 They've got expensive doctors
430 To cure their hearts of stone.
431 But nobody
432 No, nobody
433 Can make it out here alone.
434
435 Alone, all alone
436 Nobody, but nobody
437 Can make it out here alone.
438
439 Now if you listen closely
440 I'll tell you what I know
441 Storm clouds are gathering
442 The wind is gonna blow
443 The race of man is suffering
444 And I can hear the moan,
445 'Cause nobody,
446 But nobody
447 Can make it out here alone.
448
449 Alone, all alone
450 Nobody, but nobody
451 Can make it out here alone.
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453=head2 v5.29.9 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Dancing Men
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455L<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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457 What one man can invent, another can discover.
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459=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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463=head2 v5.29.7 - Edsger W. Dijkstra: "Programming Considered as a Human Activity", IFIP Congress, New York, 1965.
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467When I became acquainted with the notion of algorithmic languages I
468never challenged the then prevailing notion that the problems of
469language design and implementation were mostly a question of
470compromises: every new convenience for the user had to be paid for
471by the implementation, either in the form of increased trouble
472during translation, or during execution or during both. Well, we
473are most certainly not living in Heaven and I am not going to deny
474the possibility of a conflict between convenience and efficiency,
475but now I do protest when this conflict is presented as a complete
476summing up of the situation. I am of the opinion that is worth-while
477to investigate what extent the needs of Man and Machine go hand in
478hand and to see what techniques we can devise of the benefit of all
479of us. I trust that this investigation will bear fruits and if this
480talk made some of you share this fervent hope, it has achieved its aim.
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482=head2 v5.29.6 - Rudyard Kipling: "How the Camel Got His Hump"
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486 The Camel's hump is an ugly lump
487 Which well you may see at the Zoo;
488 But uglier yet is the hump we get
489 From having little to do.
490
491 Kiddies and grown-ups too-oo-oo
492 If we haven't enough to do-oo-oo,
493 We get the hump -
494 Cameelious hump -
495 The hump that is black and blue!
496
497 We climb out of bed with a frouzly head
498 And a snarly-yarly voice.
499 We shiver and scowl and we grunt and we growl
500 At our bath and our boots and our toys;
501
502 And there ought to be a corner for me
503 (And I know there is one for you)
504 When we get the hump -
505 Cameelious hump -
506 The hump that is black and blue!
507
508 The cure for this ill is to not sit still,
509 Or frowst with a book by the fire;
510 But to take a large hoe and a shovel also,
511 And dig till you gentle perspire;
512
513 And then you will find that the sun and the wind,
514 And the Djinn of the Garden too,
515 Have lifted the hump -
516 The horrible hump -
517 The hump that is black and blue!
518
519 I get it as well as you-oo-oo -
520 If I haven't enough to do-oo-oo!
521 We all get hump -
522 Cameelious hump -
523 Kiddies and grown-ups too!
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526=head2 v5.29.5 - T. S. Eliot, "The Naming Of Cats"
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528L<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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530 The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
531 It isn't just one of your holiday games;
532 You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
533 When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
534 First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
535 Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
536 Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey--
537 All of them sensible everyday names.
538 There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
539 Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
540 Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter--
541 But all of them sensible everyday names.
542 But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
543 A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
544 Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
545 Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
546 Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
547 Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
548 Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
549 Names that never belong to more than one cat.
550 But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
551 And that is the name that you never will guess;
552 The name that no human research can discover--
553 But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
554 When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
555 The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
556 His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
557 Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
558 His ineffable effable
559 Effanineffable
560 Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
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562=head2 v5.29.4 - The Mountain Goats, "Oceanographer's Choice"
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566 Well
567 Guy in a skeleton costume
568 Comes up to the guy in the Superman suit
569 Runs through him with a broadsword
570 I flipped the television off
571 Bring all the bright lights up
572 Turn the radio up loud
573 I don't know why I'm so persuaded
574 That if I think things through
575 Long enough and hard enough
576 I'll somehow get to you
577 But then you came in and we locked eyes
578 You kicked the ashtray over as we came toward each other
579 Stubbed my cigarette out against the west wall
580 Quickly lit another
581 Look at that
582 Would you look at that?
583 We're throwing off sparks
584 What will I do when I don't have you
585 To hold onto in the dark?
586
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587=head2 v5.29.3 - Mac Miller, "Senior Skip Day"
588
589L<Announced on 2018-09-20 by John 'genehack' Anderson|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/09/msg252255.html>
590
591 Enjoy the best things in your life
592 ’Cause you ain’t gonna get to live it twice
593 They say you waste time asleep
594 But I’m just tryin’ to dream
595
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596=head2 v5.29.2 - Rick Riordan, "The Lightning Thief"
597
598L<Announced on 2018-08-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/08/msg251918.html>
599
600 Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood.
601
602 If you're reading this because you think you might be one,
603 my advice is: close this book right now. Believe whatever
604 lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try
605 to lead a normal life.
606
607 Being a half-blood is dangerous. It's scary. Most of the time,
608 it gets you killed in painful, nasty ways.
609
610 If you're a normal kid, reading this because you think it's
611 fiction, great. Read on. I envy you for being able to believe
612 that none of this ever happened.
613
614 But if you recognize yourself in these pages - if you feel
615 something stirring inside - stop reading immediately.
616 You might be one of us. And once you know that, it's only a
617 matter of time before they sense it too, and they'll come for you.
618
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619=head2 v5.29.1 - Richard Curtis & Ben Elton, "Blackadder, Series 3, Episode 2: Ink and Incapability"
620
621L<Announced on 2018-07-20 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/07/msg251605.html>
622
623 Dr. Samuel Johnson: Here it is, sir: the very cornerstone of English
624 scholarship. This book, sir, contains every word in our beloved
625 language.
626
627 Prince Regent George: Hmm.
628
629 Edmund Blackadder: Every single one, sir?
630
631 Johnson: (confidently) Every single word, sir!
632
633 Blackadder: (to Prince) Oh, well, in that case, sir, I hope you will
634 not object if I also offer the Doctor my most enthusiastic
635 contrafribularities.
636
637 Johnson: What?
638
639 Blackadder: 'Contrafribularities,' sir? It is a common word down our
640 way.
641
642 Johnson: Damn! (writes in the book)
643
644 Blackadder: Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I'm anaspeptic, phrasmotic, even
645 compunctious to have caused you such pericombobulation.
646
647 Johnson: What? What? WHAT?
648
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649=head2 v5.29.0 - Erle Stanley Gardner, The Case of the Grinning Gorilla
650
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7df03490 653 Courage is the only antidote for danger.
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655=head2 v5.28.3 - Ben Aaronovitch, "Rivers of London"
656
657L<Announced on 2020-06-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2020/01/msg257497.html>
658
659The north end of the London Borough of Camden is dominated by two hills,
660Hampstead on the west, Highgate on the east, with the Heath, one of the
661largest parks in London, slung between them like a green saddle. From
662these heights the land slopes down towards the River Thames and the
663floodplains that lurk below the built-up centre of London.
664
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665=head2 v5.28.2 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Jumblies
666
667L<Announced on 2019-04-19 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/04/msg254456.html>
668
669 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
670 In a Sieve they went to sea:
671 In spite of all their friends could say,
672 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
673 In a Sieve they went to sea!
674 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
675 And every one cried, 'You'll all be drowned!'
676 They called aloud, 'Our Sieve ain't big,
677 But we don't care a button! we don't care a fig!
678 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!'
679 Far and few, far and few,
680 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
681 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
682 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
683
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684=head2 v5.28.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Quangle Wangle's Hat
685
686L<Announced on 2019-04-05 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/04/msg254218.html>
687
688 On the top of the Crumpetty Tree
689 The Quangle Wangle sat,
690 But his face you could not see,
691 On account of his Beaver Hat.
692 For his Hat was a hundred and two feet wide,
693 With ribbons and bibbons on every side,
694 And bells, and buttons, and loops, and lace,
695 So that nobody ever could see the face
696 Of the Quangle Wangle Quee.
697
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698=head2 v5.28.1 - Humphrey Burton, "Leonard Bernstein"
699
700L<Announced on 2018-11-29 by Steve Hay|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/11/msg252975.html>
701
702On August 25, 1983, Leonard Bernstein celebrated his sixty-fifth
703birthday in his birthplace, Lawrence, Massachusetts. He had actually
704lived in the town for only a few weeks as a newborn baby, and had last
705visited it forty-nine years previously, in 1934, to get the name on his
706birth certificate altered from Louis to Leonard. But the citizens of
707Lawrence proposed to dedicate an outdoor theater to him in their
708heritage park and to provide not one but two local orchestras--the
709Merrimack Valley Philharmonic to play excerpts from his own compositions
710and the Greater Boston Youth Symphony and Chorus to perform the "Ode to
711Joy" and accompany Bernstein himself reading (for the only time in his
712life) the text of A Lincoln Portrait. So Bernstein turned down birthday
713invitations from Tanglewood and Central Park, New York, and the
714Hollywood Bowl and drove through the cheering if slightly bewildered
715crowds lining the streets of Lawrence in an open-topped 1928 Ford
716roadster, looking as homespun as James Stewart in Frank Capra's classic,
717It's a Wonderful Life.
718
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719=head2 v5.28.0 - Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967
720
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722
723 When we look at modern man we have to face the fact that modern man
724 suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring
725 contrast with his scientific and technological abundance. We've learned
726 to fly the air as birds, we've learned to swim the seas as fish, yet we
727 haven't learned to walk the earth as brothers and sisters.
728
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729=head2 v5.28.0-RC4 - Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
730
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733 You're alive, Bod. That means you have infinite potential. You can do
734 anything, make anything, dream anything. If you can change the world,
735 the world will change. Potential. Once you're dead, it's gone. Over.
736 You've made what you've made, dreamed your dream, written your name.
737 You may be buried here, you may even walk. But that potential is
7df03490 738 finished.
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740=head2 v5.28.0-RC3 - Anthony Horowitz, Magpie Murders
741
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743
744 These had been his plans. But if there was one thing that life had
745 taught him, it was the futility of making plans. Life had its own
746 agenda.
747
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748=head2 v5.28.0-RC2 - Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales
749
750L<Announced on 2018-06-06 by Sawyer X|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/251122>
751
752 Had she not been of exceptional intelligence and literacy, with an
753 imagination filled and sustained, so to speak, by the images of
754 others, images conveyed by language, by the word, she might have
755 remained almost as helpless as a baby.
756
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757=head2 v5.28.0-RC1 - Anu Garg, A Word A Day
758
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760
761 One doesn't have to know the unit of pain (dol) to realize that the
762 unit of joy is not the dollar, or any other currency for that matter.
763
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764=head2 v5.27.11 - Tana French, In the Woods
765
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767
768 And then, too, I had learned early to assume something dark and
769 lethal hidden at the heart of anything I loved. When I couldn't find
770 it, I responded, bewildered and wary, in the only way I knew how: by
525f6500 771 planting it there myself.
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773=head2 v5.27.10 - Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, p. 248
774
775L<Announced on 2018-03-20 by Todd Rinaldo|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250042.html>
776
777 A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher
778 a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts,
779 build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders,
780 cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure,
781 program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
782 Specialization is for insects.
783
e60142ac 784=head2 v5.27.9 - Agatha Christie, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles"
785
786L<Announced on 2018-02-20 by Renee Bäcker|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/02/msg249549.html>
787
788 Poirot was an extraordinary looking little man. He was hardly more
789 than five feet, four inches, but carried himself with great dignity.
790 His head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it
791 a little on one side. His moustache was very stiff and military.
792 The neatness of his attire was almost incredible. I believe a
793 speck of dust would have caused him more pain than a bullet wound.
794 Yet this quaint dandified little man who, I was sorry to see, now
795 limped badly, had been in his time one of the most celebrated members
796 of the Belgian police. As a detective, his flair had been extraordinary,
797 and he had achieved triumphs by unravelling some of the most baffling
798 cases of the day.
799 He pointed out to me the little house inhabited by him and his fellow
800 Belgians, and I promised to go and see him at an early date. Then he
801 raised his hat with a flourish to Cynthia, and we drove away.
802 "He's a dear little man," said Cynthia. "I'd no idea you knew him."
803 "You've been entertaining a celebrity unawares," I replied.
804 And, for the rest of the way home, I recited to them the various
805 exploits and triumphs of Hercule Poirot.
806
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807=head2 v5.27.8 - Jasper Fforde, "Shades of Grey"
808
809L<Announced on 2018-01-20 by Abigail|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248914>
810
8112.4.16.55.021: Males are to wear dresscode #6 during inter-Collective
812travel. Hats are encouraged, but not required.
813
8149.3.88.32.025: The cucumber and tomato are both fruit; the avocado
815is a nut. To assist with the dietary requirements of vegetarians,
816on the first Tuesday of the month a chicken is officially a vegetable.
817
8185.3.21.01.002: Once allocated, postcodes are permanent, and for life.
819
8206.1.02.11.235: Artifacture from before the Something That Happened
821may be collected, so long it does not appear on the Leapback list
822or possess color above 23 percent saturation.
823
8242.3.06.02.087: Unnecessary sharpening of pencils constitutes a waste
825of public resources, and will be punished as appropriate.
826
8272.1.01.05.002: All children are to attent school until the age of
828sixteen or until they have learned everything, whichever be the sooner.
829
8301.3.02.06.023: There shall be no staring at the sun, however good
831the reason.
832
8331.1.19.02.006: Team sports are mandatory in order to build character.
834Character is there to give purpose to team sports.
835
8362.3.03.01.006: Juggling shall not be practiced after 4:00 pm.
837
838
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839=head2 v5.27.7 - Terry Pratchett, "Hogfather"
840
841L<Announced on 2017-12-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/12/msg248274.html>
842
843 Death looked at the sacks.
844
845 It was a strange but demonstrable fact that the sacks of
846 toys carried by the Hogfather, no matter what they
847 really contained, always appeared to have sticking out
848 of the top a teddy bear, a toy soldier in the kind of
849 colorful uniform that would stand out in a disco, a
850 drum and a red-and-white candy cane. The actual
851 contents always turned out to be something a bit
852 garish and costing $5.99.
853
854 Death had investigated one or two. There had been a
855 Real Agatean Ninja, for example, with Fearsome
856 Death Grip, and a Captain Carrot One-Man Night
857 Watch with a complete wardrobe of toy weapons, each
858 of which cost as much as the original wooden doll in
859 the first place.
860
861 Mind you, the stuff for the girls was just as
862 depressing. It seemed to be nearly all horses. Most of
863 them were grinning. Horses, Death felt, shouldn't grin.
864
865 Any horse that was grinning was planning something.
866
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867=head2 v5.27.6 - Ogden Nash, "Behold the Duck"
868
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870
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871 Behold the duck,
872 it does not cluck;
873 a cluck it lacks,
874 it quacks!
875
876 It is 'specially fond
877 of puddles or ponds;
878 when it dines or sups
879 it bottoms ups.
880
881
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882=head2 v5.27.5 - Frank Birch, Dilly Knox & G. P. Mackeson, "Alice in I.D.25"
883
884L<Announced on 2017-10-20 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/10/msg246785.html>
885
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886 'Can I do anything?' Alice suggested timidly, thinking that something
887 dreadful must have happened.
888 The Waterflap jumped as if it had been shot. 'What are you doing
889 here?' it snapped. 'Take this at once into the Directional room,' and it
890 thrust the paper which had caused all the fuss into her hands.
891 'But where is the Directional room?' she inquired, bewildered.
892 'Why, there of course,' howled the Waterflap, pointing to a door.
893 'How could I possibly know that!' Alice exclaimed, angered by his
894 rudeness.
895 'Silly girl,' it hissed. 'Why, it's called the Directional room
896 because it's in that direction,' and it pushed her roughly through the
897 doorway.
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899=head2 v5.27.4 - Richard Brautigan, "All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace"
900
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902
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903 I like to think (and
904 the sooner the better!)
905 of a cybernetic meadow
906 where mammals and computers
907 live together in mutually
908 programming harmony
909 like pure water
910 touching clear sky.
911
912 I like to think
913 (right now, please!)
914 of a cybernetic forest
915 filled with pines and electronics
916 where deer stroll peacefully
917 past computers
918 as if they were flowers
919 with spinning blossoms.
920
921 I like to think
922 (it has to be!)
923 of a cybernetic ecology
924 where we are free of our labors
925 and joined back to nature,
926 returned to our mammal
927 brothers and sisters,
928 and all watched over
929 by machines of loving grace.
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931=head2 v5.27.3 - Rodgers and Hammerstein, "You'll Never Walk Alone"
932
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934
935 When you walk through a storm
936 Hold your head up high
937 And don't be afraid of the dark
938
939 At the end of a storm
940 There's a golden sky
941 And the sweet silver song of a lark
942
943 Walk on through the wind
944 Walk on through the rain
945 Though your dreams be tossed and blown
946
947 Walk on, walk on
948 With hope in your heart
949 And you'll never walk alone
950
951 You'll never walk alone
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
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959=head2 v5.27.2 - Lev Grossman, Codex
960
961L<Announced on 2017-07-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245585.html>
962
963 He went back for another stack of books: a three-volume English legal
964 treatise; a travel guide to Tuscany from the '20s crammed with faded
965 Italian wildflowers that fluttered out from between the pages like
966 moths; a French edition of Turgeniev so decayed that it came apart in
967 his hands; a register of London society from 1863. In a way it was
968 idiotic. He was treating these books like they were holy relics. It
969 wasn't like he would ever actually read them. But there was something
970 magnetic about them, something that compelled respect, even the silly
971 ones, like the Enlightenment treatise about how lightning was caused
972 by bees. They were information, data, but not in the form he was used
973 to dealing with it. They were non-digital, nonelectrical chunks of
974 memory, not stamped out of silicon but laboriously crafted out of wood
975 pulp and ink, leather and glue. Somebody had cared enough to write
976 these things; somebody else had cared enough to buy them, possibly
977 even read them, at the very least keep them safe for 150 years,
978 sometimes longer, when they could have vanished at the touch of a
979 spark. That made them worth something, didn't it, just by itself?
980 Though most of them would have bored him rigid the second he cracked
981 them open, which there wasn't much chance of. Maybe that was what he
982 found so appealing: the sight of so many books that he'd never have to
983 read, so much work he'd never have to do.
984
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985=head2 v5.27.1 - Rona Munro, Doctor Who: Survival
986
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988
989 There are worlds out there where the sky is burning,
990 where the sea's asleep and the rivers dream,
991 people made of smoke and cities made of song.
992 Somewhere there's danger,
993 somewhere there's injustice
994 and somewhere else the tea is getting cold.
995 Come on, Ace, we've got work to do.
996
997=head2 v5.27.0 - Bertrand Russell, The Road to Happiness
998
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1001 People who have theories as to how one should live tend to forget the
1002 limitations of nature. If your way of life involves constant
1003 restraint of impulse for the sake of some one supreme aim that you
1004 have set yourself, it is likely that the aim will become increasingly
1005 distasteful because of the efforts that it demands; impulse, denied
1006 its normal outlets, will find others, probably in spite; pleasure, if
1007 you allow yourself any at all, will be dissociated from the main
1008 current of your life, and will become Bacchic and frivolous. Such
1009 pleasure brings no happiness, but only a deeper despair.
1010
1011 -- Bertrand Russell, The Road to Happiness
1012
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1013=head2 v5.26.3 - Humphrey Burton, "Leonard Bernstein"
1014
1015L<Announced on 2018-11-29 by Steve Hay|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/11/msg252974.html>
1016
1017The origins of the name "Bernstein" are sometimes linked with the German
1018noun Bernstein, which means "amber"--a translucent yellowish fossilized
1019resin, used for ornaments and thought to possess magical properties.
1020Leonard Bernstein would later call himself "Lenny Amber" when he needed
1021a pseudonym for the popular piano transcriptions he published in his
1022mid-twenties, and his business affairs would be organized within a
1023company called Amberson Enterprises. There are several towns and
1024villages named Bernstein in Germany and Austria (where the pronunciation
1025is BernSTINE), but Bernstein's parents came from Jewish ghettos in
1026northwestern Ukraine, where the last syllable is usually pronounced
1027BernSHTAYN or STEEN. Sam insisted, however, on the mid-European style
1028employed by the earlier immigrants.
1029
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1030=head2 v5.26.2 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
1031
1032L<Announced on 2018-04-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/04/msg250440.html>
1033
1034How does a cat use its whiskers? The usual answer is that the whiskers
1035are feelers that enable a cat to tell whether a gap is wide enough for
1036it to squeeze through, but the truth is more complicated and more
1037remarkable. In addition to their obvious role as feelers sensitive to
1038touch, the whiskers also operate as air-current detectors. As the cat
1039moves along in the dark it needs to manoeuvre past solid objects without
1040touching them. Each solid object it approaches causes slight eddies in
1041the air, minute disturbances in the currents of air movements, and the
1042cat's whiskers are so amazingly sensitive that they can read these air
1043changes and respond to the presence of solid obstacles even without
1044touching them.
1045
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1047
1048L<Announced on 2018-03-24 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250103.html>
1049
1050Cats have a way of endearing themselves to their owners, not just by
1051their 'kittenoid' behaviour, which stimulates strong parental feelings,
1052but also by their sheer gracefulness. There is an elegance and a
1053composure about them that captivates the human eye. To the sensitive
1054human being it becomes a privilege to share a room with a cat, exchange
1055its glance, feel its greeting rub, or watch it gently luxuriate itself
1056into a snoozing ball on a soft cushion.
1057
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1058=head2 v5.26.1 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
1059
1060L<Announced on 2017-09-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246408.html>
1061
1062 And soon I heard a roaring wind:
1063 It did not come anear;
1064 But with its sound it shook the sails,
1065 That were so thin and sere.
1066
1067 The upper air burst into life!
1068 And a hundred fire-flags sheen,
1069 To and fro they were hurried about!
1070 And to and fro, and in and out,
1071 The wan stars danced between.
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1073=head2 v5.26.1-RC1 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
1074
1075L<Announced on 2017-09-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246202.html>
1076
1077 At length did cross an Albatross,
1078 Thorough the fog it came;
1079 As if it had been a Christian soul,
1080 We hailed it in God's name.
1081
1082 It ate the food it ne'er had eat,
1083 And round and round it flew.
1084 The ice did split with a thunder-fit;
1085 The helmsman steered us through!
1086
1087 And a good south wind sprung up behind;
1088 The Albatross did follow,
1089 And every day, for food or play,
1090 Came to the mariner's hollo!
1091
1092 In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud,
1093 It perched for vespers nine;
1094 Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white,
1095 Glimmered the white Moon-shine.'
1096
1097 'God save thee, ancient Mariner!
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1098 From the fiends, that plague thee thus!—
1099 Why look'st thou so?'—With my cross-bow
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1100 I shot the ALBATROSS.
1101
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1102=head2 v5.26.0 - Nine Simone, Ain't Got No / I Got Life
1103
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1105
1106 I've got the life
1107 And I'm gonna keep it
1108 I've got the life
1109 And nobody's gonna take it away
1110 I've got the life
1111
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1112=head2 v5.26.0-RC2 - Richard Condon, The Manchurian Candidate
1113
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1114L<Announced on 2017-05-23 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/05/msg244511.html>
1115
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1116 Amateur psychiatric prognosis can be fascinating when there is
1117 absolutely nothing else to do.
1118
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1119=head2 v5.26.0-RC1 - Thomas Paine, Common Sense
1120
1121L<Announced on 2017-05-11 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/05/msg244337.html>
1122
1123 A long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial
1124 appearance of being RIGHT, and raises at first a formidable outcry in
1125 defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more
1126 converts than reason.
1127
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1128=head2 v5.25.12 - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
1129
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1131
1132 I have told my sons that they are not under any circumstances to take
1133 part in massacres, and that the news of massacres of enemies is not
1134 to fill them with satisfaction or glee.
1135
1136 I have also told them not to work for companies which make massacre
1137 machinery, and to express contempt for people who think we need
1138 machinery like that.
1139
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1140=head2 v5.25.11 - Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow
1141
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1142L<Announced on 2017-03-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/03/msg243624.html>
1143
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1144 Subjective confidence in a judgment is not a reasoned evaluation of
1145 the probability that this judgment is correct. Confidence is a
1146 feeling, which reflects the coherence of the information and the
1147 cognitive ease of processing it. It is wise to take admissions of
1148 uncertainty seriously, but declarations of high confidence mainly
1149 tell you that an individual has constructed a coherent story in his
1150 mind, not necessarily that the story is true.
1151
fd4b847f 1152=head2 v5.25.10 - Erich Fried, 1968
1153
1154L<Announced on 2017-02-20 by Renee Bäcker|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/02/msg243173.html>
1155
1156 He who wants the world to remain as it is
1157 doesn't want it to remain.
1158
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1159=head2 v5.25.9 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie-the-Pooh", 1926
1160
1161L<Announced on 2017-01-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242405.html>
1162
1163 Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o'clock in the
1164 morning, and he was very glad to see Rabbit getting out the plates
1165 and mugs; and when Rabbit said, "Honey or condensed milk with
1166 your bread?" he was so excited that he said, "Both," and then,
1167 so as not to seem greedy, he added, "But don't bother about the
1168 bread, please."
1169
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1170=head2 v5.25.8 - Langston Hughes, So long
1171
7e3e9d6d 1172L<Announced on 2016-12-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/12/msg241739.html>
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1173
1174 So long
1175 is in the song
1176 and it's in the way you're gone
1177 but it's like a foreign language
1178 in my mind
1179 and maybe was I blind
1180 I could not see
1181 and would not know
1182 you're gone so long
1183 so long.
1184
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1185=head2 v5.25.7 - J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Silmarillion"
1186
1187L<Announced on 2016-11-20 by Chad 'Exodist' Granum|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/11/msg241120.html>
1188
1189 Of Beren and Lúthien
1190
1191 Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the darkness of
1192 those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the
1193 shadow of death light that endures. And of these histories most fair still in
1194 the ears of the Elves is the tale of Beren and Lúthien. Of their lives was made
1195 the Lay of Leithian, Release from Bondage, which is the longest save one of the
1196 songs concerning the world of old; but here is told in fewer words and without
1197 song.
1198
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1199=head2 v5.25.6 - Alan Warner, "The Sopranos"
1200
1201L<Announced on 2016-10-10 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240406.html>
1202
1203 I'm up on all the pop trivia, says the guy with the stud in his tongue.
1204 Are you?
3f0ff2a3 1205 Yes. Do you know who the lead singer of Echo and the Bunnymen is?
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1206 Let me guess, is he called Echo?
1207 Good guess but no, anyway when they played Glastonbury it was so
1208 muddy he had two roadies to hold up a binliner on each of his legs so
1209 they wouldn't get covered in mud.
1210 That's what being rich and famous is all about, having someone
1211 else hold up your binliners on each leg when you're wandering across
1212 a sea of shite.
1213 Do you know what Sammy Davis Junior said being black and famous in
1214 America meant?
1215 No.
1216 He said being black and famous in America meant he could be
1217 refused entry to exclusive clubs and restaurants that other people
1218 could only ever dream of going to. Do you know Michael Stipe likes to
1219 send his remote control toy cars onto stage while his support band are
1220 playing to freak them out?
1221 Who's Michael Stipe?
1222 You're not really a pop trivia person, are you, Kylah?
1223 No, I'm not, Stephen.
1224
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1225=head2 v5.25.5 - Philip K. Dick, VALIS
1226
1227L<Announced on 2016-09-20 by Stevan Little|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/09/msg239887.html>
1228
1229 We hypostatize information into objects. Rearrangement of objects is
1230 change in the content of the information; the message has changed.
1231 This is a language which we have lost the ability to read. We ourselves
1232 are a part of this language; changes in us are changes in the content
1233 of the information. We ourselves are information-rich; information
1234 enters us, is processed and is then projected outward once more, now
1235 in an altered form. We are not aware that we are doing this, that in
1236 fact this is all we are doing
1237
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1238=head2 v5.25.4 - Terry Pratchett, "Truckers"
1239
1240L<Announced on 2016-08-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg239191.html>
1241
1242 Concerning Nomes and Time
1243
1244 Nomes are small. On the whole, small creatures don't live for a long
1245 time. But perhaps they do live fast.
1246
1247 Let me explain.
1248
1249 One of the shortest-lived creatures on the planet Earth is the adult
1250 common mayfly. It lasts for one day. The longest-living things are
1251 bristlecone pine trees, at 4,700 years and still counting.
1252
1253 This may seem tough on the mayflies. But the important thing is not
1254 how long your life is, but how long it seems.
1255
1256 To a mayfly, a single hour may last as long as a century. Perhaps
1257 old mayflies sit around complaining about how life this minute isn't a
1258 patch on the good old minutes of long ago, when the world was
1259 young and the sun seemed so much brighter and larvae showed you a
1260 bit of respect. Whereas the trees, which are not famous to their
1261 quick reactions, may just have time to notice the way the sky keeps
1262 flickering before the dry rot and woodworm set in.
1263
1264 It's all a sort of relativity. The faster you live, the more time
1265 stretches out. To a nome, a year lasts as long as ten years does to a
1266 human. Remember it. Don't let it concern you. They don't. They don't
1267 even know.
1268
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1269=head2 v5.25.3 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Dong with a Luminous Nose
1270
1271L<Announced on 2016-07-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238158.html>
1272
1273 When awful darkness and silence reign
1274 Over the great Gromboolian plain,
1275 Through the long, long wintry nights; -
1276 When the angry breakers roar
1277 As they beat on the rocky shore; -
1278 When Storm-clouds brood on the towering heights
1279 Of the Hills of the Chankly Bore: -
1280
1281 Then, through the vast and gloomy dark,
1282 There moves what seems a fiery spark,
1283 A lonely spark with silvery rays
1284 Piercing the coal-black night, -
1285 A Meteor strange and bright: -
1286 Hither and thither the vision strays,
1287 A single lurid light.
1288
1289 Slowly it wanders, - pauses, - creeps, -
1290 Anon it sparkles, - flashes and leaps;
1291 And ever as onward it gleaming goes
1292 A light on the Bong-tree stems it throws.
1293 And those who watch at that midnight hour
1294 From Hall or Terrace, or lofty Tower,
1295 Cry, as the wild light passes along, -
1296 'The Dong! - the Dong!
1297 The wandering Dong through the forest goes!
1298 The Dong! the Dong!
1299 The Dong with a luminous Nose!'
1300
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1301=head2 v5.25.2 - Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip "Waiting For The Beat To Kick In"
1302
1303L<Announced on 2016-06-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/06/msg237274.html>
1304
1305 Waiting for the beat to kick in
1306 But it never does
1307 Waiting for my feet to grow wings
1308 That lift me above
1309 All of these tiresome things
1310 That we know and love
1311 Waiting for the beat to kick in
1312 But it never does
1313
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1314=head2 v5.25.1 - Eli Pariser, "The Filter Bubble"
1315
5f602b3b 1316L<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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1317
1318Imagine that you're a smart high school student on the low end of the social
1319totem pole. You're alienated from adult authority, but unlike many teenagers,
1320you're also alienated from the power structures of your peers -- an existence
1321that can feel lonely and peripheral. Systems and equations are intuitive, but
1322people aren't -- social signals are confusing and messy, difficult to interpret.
1323
1324Then you discover code. You may be powerless at the lunch table, but code
1325gives you power over an infinitely malleable world and opens the door to a
1326symbolic system that's perfectly clear and ordered. The jostling for position
1327and status fades away. The nagging parental voices disappear. There's just a
1328clean, white page for you to fill, an opportunity to build a better place, a
1329home, from the ground up.
1330
1331No wonder you're a geek.
1332
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1333=head2 v5.25.0 - Robert Frost, "The Trial by Existence"
1334
1335L<Announced on 2016-05-09 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236244.html>
1336
1337 Even the bravest that are slain
1338 Shall not dissemble their surprise
1339 On waking to find valor reign,
1340 Even as on earth, in paradise;
1341 And where they sought without the sword
1342 Wide fields of asphodel fore’er,
1343 To find that the utmost reward
1344 Of daring should be still to dare.
1345
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1346=head2 v5.24.4 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
1347
1348L<Announced on 2018-04-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/04/msg250439.html>
1349
1350Cats hate doors. Doors simply do not register in the evolutionary story
1351of the cat family. They constantly block patrolling activities and
1352prevent cats from exploring their home range and then returning to their
1353central, secure base at will. Humans often do not understand that a cat
1354needs to make only a brief survey of its territory before returning with
1355all the necessary information about the activities of other cats in the
1356vicinity. It likes to make these tours of inspection at frequent
1357intervals, but does not want to stay outside for very long, unless there
1358has been some special and unexpected change in the condition of the
1359local feline population.
1360
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1361=head2 v5.24.4-RC1 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
1362
1363L<Announced on 2018-03-24 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250102.html>
1364
1365The domestic cat is a contradiction. No animal has developed such an
1366intimate relationship with mankind, while at the same time demanding and
1367getting such independence of movement and action. The dog may be man's
1368best friend, but it is rarely allowed out on its own to wander from
1369garden to garden or street to street. The obedient dog has to be taken
1370for a walk. The headstrong cat walks alone.
1371
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1372=head2 v5.24.3 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
1373
1374L<Announced on 2017-09-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246407.html>
1375
1376 Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing,
1377 Beloved from pole to pole!
1378 To Mary Queen the praise be given!
1379 She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven,
1380 That slid into my soul.
1381
1382 The silly buckets on the deck,
1383 That had so long remained,
1384 I dreamt that they were filled with dew;
1385 And when I awoke, it rained.
1386
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1387=head2 v5.24.3-RC1 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
1388
1389L<Announced on 2017-09-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246201.html>
1390
1391 'And now the STORM-BLAST came, and he
1392 Was tyrannous and strong:
1393 He struck with his o'ertaking wings,
1394 And chased us south along.
1395
1396 With sloping masts and dipping prow,
1397 As who pursued with yell and blow
1398 Still treads the shadow of his foe,
1399 And forward bends his head,
1400 The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast,
1401 And southward aye we fled.
1402
1403 And now there came both mist and snow,
1404 And it grew wondrous cold:
1405 And ice, mast-high, came floating by,
1406 As green as emerald.
1407
1408 And through the drifts the snowy clifts
1409 Did send a dismal sheen:
8d1c7d0a 1410 Nor shapes of men nor beasts we ken—
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1411 The ice was all between.
1412
1413 The ice was here, the ice was there,
1414 The ice was all around:
1415 It cracked and growled, and roared and howled,
1416 Like noises in a swound!
1417
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1418=head2 v5.24.2 - Roald Dahl, "The Three Little Pigs"
1419
1420L<Announced on 2017-07-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245527.html>
1421
1422 A short while later, through the wood,
1423 Came striding brave Miss Riding Hood.
1424 The Wolf stood there, his eyes ablaze
1425 And yellowish, like mayonnaise.
1426 His teeth were sharp, his gums were raw,
1427 And spit was dripping from his jaw.
1428 Once more the maiden's eyelid flickers.
1429 She draws the pistol from her knickers.
1430 Once more, she hits the vital spot,
1431 And kills him with a single shot.
1432 Pig, peeping through the window, stood
1433 And yelled, 'Well done, Miss Riding Hood!'
1434
1435 Ah, Piglet, you must never trust
1436 Young ladies from the upper crust.
1437 For now, Miss Riding Hood, one notes,
1438 Not only has two wolfskin coats,
1439 But when she goes from place to place,
1440 She has a PIGSKIN TRAVELLING CASE.
1441
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1442=head2 v5.24.2-RC1 - Roald Dahl, "The Three Little Pigs"
1443
1444L<Announced on 2017-07-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245292.html>
1445
1446 The animal I really dig
1447 Above all others is the pig.
1448 Pigs are noble. Pigs are clever,
1449 Pig are courteous. However,
1450 Now and then, to break this rule,
1451 One meets a pig who is a fool.
1452 What, for example, would you say
1453 If strolling through the woods one day,
1454 Right there in front of you you saw
1455 A pig who'd built his house of STRAW?
1456 The Wolf who saw it licked his lips,
1457 And said, 'That pig has had his chips.'
1458
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1459=head2 v5.24.1 - Charles Dodgson [as "Lewis Carroll"], "The Hunting of the Snark", Fit 4: The Hunting
1460
1461L<Announced on 2017-01-14 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242259.html>
1462
1463 The Bellman looked uffish, and wrinkled his brow.
1464 'If only you'd spoken before!
1465 It's excessively awkward to mention it now,
1466 With the Snark, so to speak, at the door!
1467
1468 'We should all of us grieve, as you well may believe,
1469 If you never were met with again -
1470 But surely, my man, when the voyage began,
1471 You might have suggested it then?
1472
1473 'It's excessively awkward to mention it now -
1474 As I think I've already remarked.'
1475 And the man they called 'Hi!' replied, with a sigh,
1476 'I informed you the day we embarked.
1477
1478 'You may charge me with murder - or want of sense -
1479 (We are all of us weak at times):
1480 But the slightest approach to a false pretence
1481 Was never among my crimes!
1482
1483 'I said it in Hebrew - I said it in Dutch -
1484 I said it in German and Greek:
1485 But I wholly forgot (and it vexes me much)
1486 That English is what you speak!'
1487
1488 ''Tis a pitiful tale,' said the Bellman, whose face
1489 Had grown longer at every word:
1490 'But, now that you've stated the whole of your case,
1491 More debate would be simply absurd.
1492
1493 'The rest of my speech' (he exclaimed to his men)
1494 'You shall hear when I've leisure to speak it.
1495 But the Snark is at hand, let me tell you again!
1496 'Tis your glorious duty to seek it!
1497
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1498=head2 v5.24.1-RC5 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Regained", Book IV
1499
1500L<Announced on 2017-01-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242016.html>
1501
1502 Thus passed the night so foul, till Morning fair
1503 Came forth with pilgrim steps, in amice grey;
1504 Who with her radiant finger stilled the roar
1505 Of thunder, chased the clouds, and laid the winds,
1506 And grisly spectres, which the fiend had raised
1507 To tempt the Son of God with terrors dire.
1508 And now the sun with more effectual beams
1509 Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet
1510 From drooping plant, or dropping tree; the birds,
1511 Who all things now behold more fresh and green,
1512 After a night of storm so ruinous,
1513 Cleared up their choicest notes in bush and spray,
1514 To gratulate the sweet return of morn.
1515
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1516=head2 v5.24.1-RC4 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Lost", Book II
1517
1518L<Announced on 2016-10-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240224.html>
1519
1520 Before the gates there sat
1521 On either side a formidable shape;
1522 The one seemed woman to the waste, and fair,
1523 But ended foul in many a scaly fold,
1524 Voluminous and vast -- a serpent armed
1525 With mortal sting; about her middle round
1526 A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked
1527 With wide Cerberean mouths full loud, and rung
1528 A hideous peal; yet, when they list, would creep,
1529 If aught disturbed their noise, into her womb,
1530 And kennel there; yet there still barked and howled
1531 Within unseen. Far less abhorred than these
1532 Vexed Scylla, bathing in the sea that parts
1533 Calabria from the hoarse Trinacrian shore;
1534 Nor uglier follow the night-hag, when, called
1535 In secret, riding through the air she comes,
1536 Lured with the smell of infant blood, to dance
1537 With Lapland witches, while the labouring moon
1538 Eclipses at their charms. The other shape --
1539 If shape it might be called that shape had none
1540 Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb;
1541 Or substance might be called that shadow seemed,
1542 For each seemed either -- black it stood as night,
1543 Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as hell,
1544 And shook a dreadful dart: what seemed his head
1545 The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
1546 Satan was now at hand, and from his seat
1547 The monster moving onward came as fast
1548 With horrid strides; hell trembled as he strode.
1549
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1550=head2 v5.24.1-RC3 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers and Barbara Reynolds, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica III: Paradise, Canto XXIII
1551
1552L<Announced on 2016-08-11 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg238909.html>
1553
1554 A bird within the bower of her delight,
1555 Quiet upon the nest with her sweet brood
1556 Throughout the dark concealment of the night,
1557
1558 Anxious to look on them and gather food -
1559 No weary task for her, for as at play
1560 Blithely she toils to seek her fledglings' good -
1561
1562 Before the time, upon the topmost spray
1563 Eager awaits the sun and on the East
1564 Fixes her wakeful eye till break of day.
1565
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1566=head2 v5.24.1-RC2 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica II: Purgatory, Canto X
1567
1568L<Announced on 2016-07-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238269.html>
1569
1570 When we had crossed the threshold of that gate
1571 Which the soul's evil loves put out of use,
1572 Because they make the crooked path seem straight,
1573
1574 I heard its closing clang ring clamorous,
1575 And had I then turned back my eyes to it
1576 How could my fault have found the least excuse?
1577
1578 We had to climb now through a rocky slit
1579 Which ran from side to side in many a swerve,
1580 As runs the wave in onset and retreat.
1581
1582 "Now here," the master said, "we must observe
1583 Some little caution, hugging now this wall,
1584 Now that, upon the far side of the curve."
1585
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1586=head2 v5.24.1-RC1 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica I: Hell, Canto XX
1587
1588L<Announced on 2016-07-17 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238072.html>
1589
1590 New punishments behoves me sing in this
1591 Twentieth canto of my first canticle,
1592 Which tells of spirits sunk in the Abyss.
1593
1594 I now stood ready to observe the full
1595 Extent of the new chasm thus laid bare,
1596 Drenched as it was in tears most miserable.
1597
1598 Through the round vale I saw folk drawing near,
1599 Weeping and silent, and at such slow pace
1600 As Litany processions keep, up here.
1601
1602 And presently, when I had dropped my gaze
1603 Lower than the head, I saw them strangely wried
1604 'Twixt collar-bone and chin, so that the face
1605
1606 Of each was turned towards his own backside,
1607 And backwards must they needs creep with their feet,
1608 All power of looking forward being denied.
1609
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1610=head2 v5.24.0 - Robert Frost, "The Black Cottage"
1611
1612L<Announced on 2016-05-09 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236242.html>
1613
1614 As I sit here, and oftentimes, I wish
1615 I could be monarch of a desert land
1616 I could devote and dedicate forever
1617 To the truths we keep coming back and back to.
1618 So desert it would have to be, so walled
1619 By mountain ranges half in summer snow,
1620 No one would covet it or think it worth
1621 The pains of conquering to force change on.
1622 Scattered oases where men dwelt, but mostly
1623 Sand dunes held loosely in tamarisk
1624 Blown over and over themselves in idleness.
1625 Sand grains should sugar in the natal dew
1626 The babe born to the desert, the sand storm
1627 Retard mid-waste my cowering caravans—
1628
1629 “There are bees in this wall.” He struck the clapboards,
1630 Fierce heads looked out; small bodies pivoted.
1631 We rose to go. Sunset blazed on the windows.
1632
1633=head2 v5.24.0-RC5 - The Mountain Goats, "No Children"
1634
1635L<Announced on 2016-05-04 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236198.html>
1636
1637 And I hope when you think of me years down the line
1638 You can't find one good thing to say
1639 And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out
1640 You'd stay the hell out of my way
1641
1642 I am drowning, there is no sign of land
1643 You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand
1644
1645=head2 v5.24.0-RC4 - The Joker in "The Killing Joke"
1646
1647L<Announced on 2016-05-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236145.html>
1648
1649"See, there were these two guys in a lunatic asylum…"
1650
1651=head2 v5.24.0-RC3 - Jesse Vincent
1652
1653L<Announced on 2016-04-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg236066.html>
1654
1655The Great Pumpkin is a Santa-Claus like figure. He does bring toys like
1656Santa. But unlike Santa, who gives away toys because it's his job, he
1657gives away toys because it's the right thing to do.
1658
1659=head2 v5.24.0-RC2 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
1660
1661L<Announced on 2016-04-23 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235999.html>
1662
1663“How do you feel, Yossarian?”
1664
1665“Fine. No, I’m very frightened.”
1666
1667“That’s good,” said Major Danby. “It proves you’re still alive. It won’t
1668be fun.”
1669
1670Yossarian started out. “Yes it will.”
1671
1672“I mean it, Yossarian. You’ll have to keep on your toes every minute of
1673every day. They’ll bend heaven and earth to catch you.”
1674
1675“I’ll keep on my toes every minute.”
1676
1677“You’ll have to jump.”
1678
1679“I’ll jump.”
1680
1681“Jump!” Major Danby cried.
1682
1683Yossarian jumped.
1684
1685Nately’s [girl] was hiding just outside the door. The knife came down,
1686missing him by inches, and he took off.
1687
1688=head2 v5.24.0-RC1 - Robert Frost, "The Census-Taker"
1689
1690L<Announced on 2016-04-14 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235807.html>
1691
1692 Nothing was left to do that I could see
1693 Unless to find that there was no one there
1694 And declare to the cliffs too far for echo,
1695 "The place is desert, and let whoso lurks
1696 In silence, if in this he is aggrieved,
1697 Break silence now or be forever silent.
1698 Let him say why it should not be declared so."
1699 The melancholy of having to count souls
1700 Where they grow fewer and fewer every year
1701 Is extreme where they shrink to none at all.
1702 It must be I want life to go on living.
1703
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1704=head2 v5.23.9 - Tom Kitchin, "from nature to plate"
1705
1706L<Announced on 2016-03-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/03/msg235251.html>
1707
1708Spring
1709
1710Spring is the proper beginning of my kitchen and a season that I
1711look forward to with great anticipation. By the time spring arrives
1712I am desperate to welcome all the spring produce into my kitchen
1713and I long to work with fresh green vegetables again. As much as I
1714love root vegetables, such as celeriac and parsnips, and the heaver
1715meat and game dishes, I'm ready to leave those behind with winter
1716and begin a new adventure.
1717
1718Somehow spring always gives me a little bit of bounce in my feet
1719-- I feel like I want to kick off my shoes and dance around in my
1720kitchen. Not that I do, of course, but I feel lighter somehow. My
1721adrenalin kicks in with spring and so does the level of excitement,
1722as I think about all the produce that is about to come in.
1723
1724The moment spring arrives I'm eager to cook peas, broad beans, green
1725asparagus and other fresh vegetables! I want to create lighter,
1726brighter dishes and I can't wait to get my hands on the first greens
1727and the first morels, not to mention the first wild Scottish salmon.
1728Thanks to my network of trusted suppliers, I always get to first
1729produce of the season delivered to my restaurant as soon as it is
1730possible. I want my customers to experience and understand the
1731beauty of locally grown produce and to try things the minute they
1732are available so they can taste how incredibly fresh the ingredients
1733are. I also want them to understand the relationship between
1734seasonality and flavours. One of the most important things to
1735remember is to allow the seasons to inspire your dishes and help
1736you make natural matches. Wild spring herbs, such as sorrel, sweet
1737cicely and wild garlic, as well as spring salad leaves and green
1738lettuce served with wild salmon, wild sea trout, lamb or rabbit are
1739marriages made in heaven.
1740
1741
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1742=head2 v5.23.8 - Patrick Rothfuss, "The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller's Chronicle: Day Two)"
1743
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1745
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1746Denna, on the other hand, had never been trained. She knew nothing
1747of shortcuts. You'd think she'd be forced to wander the city, lost and
1748helpless, trapped in a twisting maze of mortared stone.
1749
1750But instead, she simply walked throught the walls. She didn't know
1751any better. Nobody had ever told her she couldn't. Because of this,
1752she moved through the city like some faerie creature. She walked roads
1753no one else could see, and it made her music wild and strange and
1754free.
1755
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1759
1760A year here and he still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading
1761nightly. All the speed he took, all the turns he'd taken and
1762the corners he cut in Night City, and he'd still see the matrix
1763in his dreams, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that
1764colourless void...The Sprawl was a long, strange way home now
1765over the Pacific, and he was no Console Man, no cyberspace
1766cowboy. Just another hustler, trying to make it through. But
1767the dreams came on in the Japanese night like livewire voodoo,
1768and he'd cry for it, cry in his sleep, and wake alone in the
1769dark, curled in his capsule in some coffin hotel, hands clawed
1770into the bedslab, temper foam bunched between his fingers,
1771trying to reach the console that wasn't there.
1772
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1773=head2 v5.23.6 - 5.23 Episode VII
1774
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1775L<Announced on 2015-12-21 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233475.html>
1776
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1777 A long time ago in microseconds, in a galaxy not very far away...
1778
1779 5.23 Episode VII
1780 THE FUZZ AWAKENS
1781
1782 It is a period of
1783 unrest as separatists
1784 announce their intentions
1785 to fork PERL and return the
1786 galaxy to speed and stability.
1787
1788 Chancellor Rik Hoolian struggles
1789 to hold together the remains of the
1790 once mighty Republic against a tide of
1791 incivility and the depredations of a new
1792 foe, the FUZZ RAIDERS.
1793
1794 Meanwhile, after 15 years of preparation and
1795 high expectations, Supreme Leader Toady prepares
1796 to unleash a devastating new weapon, PERL SIXDOTOH,
1797 that could splinter the Republic forever and usher in
1798 a new Empire of gradual typing....
1799
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1800=head2 v5.23.5 - utastro!nather (Ed Nather), "The Story of Mel", in net.jokes, May 21, 1983.
1801
1802L<Announced on 2015-11-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232758.html>
1803
1804After Mel had left the company for greener pa$ture$, the Big Boss asked
1805me to look at the code and see if I could find the test and reverse it.
1806Somewhat reluctantly, I agreed to look. Tracking Mel's code was a real
1807adventure.
1808
1809I have often felt that programming is an art form, whose real value can
1810only be appreciated by another versed in the same arcane art; there are
1811lovely gems and brilliant coups hidden from human view and admiration,
1812sometimes forever, by the very nature of the process. You can learn a
1813lot about an individual just by reading through his code, even in
1814hexadecimal. Mel was, I think, an unsung genius.
1815
1816Perhaps my greatest shock came when I found an innocent loop that had
1817no test in it. No test. None. Common sense said it had to be a closed
1818loop, where the program would circle, forever, endlessly. Program
1819control passed right through it, however, and safely out the other side.
1820It took me two weeks to figure it out.
1821
1822The RPC-4000 computer had a really modern facility called an index
1823register. It allowed the programmer to write a program loop that used
1824an indexed instruction inside; each time through, the number in the
1825index register was added to the address of that instruction, so it
1826would refer to the next datum in a series. He had only to increment
1827the index register each time through. Mel never used it.
1828
1829Instead, he would pull the instruction into a machine register, add one
1830to its address, and store it back. He would then execute the modified
1831instruction right from the register. The loop was written so this
1832additional execution time was taken into account -- just as this
1833instruction finished, the next one was right under the drum's read head,
1834ready to go. But the loop had no test in it.
1835
1836The vital clue came when I noticed the index register bit, the bit that
1837lay between the address and the operation code in the instruction word,
1838was turned on -- yet Mel never used the index register, leaving it zero
1839all the time. When the light went on it nearly blinded me.
1840
1841He had located the data he was working on near the top of memory -- the
1842largest locations the instructions could address -- so, after the last
1843datum was handled, incrementing the instruction address would make it
1844overflow. The carry would add one to the operation code, changing it to
1845the next one in the instruction set: a jump instruction. Sure enough,
1846the next program instruction was in address location zero, and the
1847program went happily on its way.
1848
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1849=head2 v5.23.4 - Denis Diderot, trans. David Coward, "Jacques the Fatalist"
1850
1851L<Announced on 2015-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232040.html>
1852
1853Well, everybody's got a dog. The prime minister is the king's dog. The
1854first secretary is the prime minister's dog. A wife is a husband's dog,
1855or a husband is a wife's dog. Favourite is Madame So-and-so's dog and
1856Thibaut is the man on the corner's dog. When my Master tells me to talk
1857when I'd prefer not to, which to be honest doesn't happen very often,
1858when he tells me to shut up when I feel like talking, which I find very
1859difficult, when he asks me to tell the story of my love-life and then
1860keeps interrupting, what am I if not his dog? Weak men are the dogs of
1861strong men.
1862
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1863=head2 v5.23.3 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The Deacon’s Masterpiece or The Wonderful 'One-Hoss Shay': A Logical Story"
1864
1865L<Announced on 2015-09-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg231173.html>
1866
1867 Little of of all we value here
1868 Wakes on the morn of its hundredth year
1869 Without both feeling and looking queer.
1870 In fact, there’s nothing that keeps its youth,
1871 So far as I know, but a tree and truth.
1872 (This is a moral that runs at large;
1873 Take it. — You’re welcome. — No extra charge.)
1874
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1875=head2 v5.23.2 - Blind Guardian, "Skalds and Shadows"
1876
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1878
1879 Would you believe in a night like this
1880 A night like this, when visions come true
1881 Would you believe in a tale like this
1882 A lay of bliss, praise in the old lore
1883 Come to the blazing fire and
1884
1885 See me in the shadows
1886 See me in the shadows
1887 Songs I will sing
1888 Of runes and rings
1889 Just hand me my harp
1890 This night turns into myth
1891 Nothing seems real
1892 You soon will feel
1893 The world we live in is another skald's
1894 Dream in the shadows
1895 Dream in the shadows
1896
1897 Do you believe there is sense in it
1898 Is it truth or myth?
1899 They´re one in my rhymes
1900 Nobody knows the meaning behind
1901 The weaver's line
1902 Well nobody else but the Norns can
1903 See through the blazing fires of time and
1904 All things will proceed as the
1905 Child of the hallowed
1906 Will speak to you now
1907
1908 See me in the shadows
1909 See me in the shadows
1910 Songs I will sing of tribes and kings
1911 The carrion bird and the hall of the slain
1912 Nothing seems real
1913 You soon will feel
1914 The world we live in is another skald´s
1915 Dream in the shadows
1916 Dream in the shadows
1917
1918 Do not fear for my reason
1919 There's nothing to hide
1920 How bitter your treason
1921 How bitter the lie
1922 Remember the runes and remember the light
1923 All I ever want is to be at your side
1924 We'll gladden the raven now I will
1925 Run through the blazing fires
1926 That's my choice
1927 Cause things shall proceed as foreseen
1928
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1929=head2 v5.23.1 - Elizabeth Haydon, "The Assassin King"
1930
1931L<Announced on 2015-07-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/07/msg229413.html>
1932
1933 I was born beneath this willow,
1934 Where my sire the earth did farm
1935 Had the green grass as my pillow
1936 The east wind as a blanket warm.
1937
1938 But away! away! called the wind from the west
1939 And in answer I did run
1940 Seeking glory and adventure
1941 Promised by the rising sun.
1942
1943 I found love beneath this willow,
1944 As true a love as life could hold,
1945 Pledged my heart and swore my fealty
1946 Sealed with a kiss and a band of gold.
1947
1948 But to arms! to arms! called the wind from the west
1949 In faithful answer I did run
1950 Marching forth for king and country
1951 In battles 'neath the midday sun.
1952
1953 Oft I dreamt of that fair willow
1954 As the seven seas I plied
1955 And the girl who I left waiting
1956 Longing to be at her side.
1957
1958 But about! about! called the wind from the west
1959 As once again my ship did run
1960 Down the coast, about the wide world
1961 Flying sails in the setting sun.
1962
1963 Now I lie beneath the willow
1964 Now at last no more to roam,
1965 My bride and earth so tightly hold me
1966 In their arms I'm finally home.
1967
1968 While away! away! calls the wind from the west
1969 Beyond the grave my spirit, free
1970 Will chase the sun into the morning
1971 Beyond the sky, beyond the sea.
1972
da44b70c 1973=head2 v5.23.0 - Bob Dylan, "Maggie's Farm"
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1974
1975L<Announced on 2015-06-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228807.html>
1976
1977 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1978 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1979 Well, I try my best
1980 To be just like I am
1981 But everybody wants you
1982 To be just like them
1983 They sing while you slave and I just get bored
1984 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1985
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1986=head2 v5.22.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
1987
1988L<Announced on 2017-07-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245526.html>
1989
1990 Then Little Red Riding Hood said, 'But Grandma,
1991 what a lovely great big furry coat you have on.'
1992 'That's wrong!' cried Wolf. 'Have you forgot
1993 'To tell me what BIG TEETH I've got?
1994 'Ah well, no matter what you say,
1995 'I'm going to eat you anyway.'
1996 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
1997 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
1998 She aims it at the creature's head
1999 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
2000
2001 A few weeks later, in the wood,
2002 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
2003 But what a change! No cloak of red,
2004 No silly hood upon her head.
2005 She said, 'Hello, and do please note
2006 'My lovely furry WOLFSKIN COAT.'
2007
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2008=head2 v5.22.4-RC1 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
2009
2010L<Announced on 2017-07-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245293.html>
2011
2012 As soon as Wolf began to feel
2013 That he would like a decent meal,
2014 He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
2015 When Grandma opened it, she saw
2016 The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin,
2017 And Wolfie said, 'May I come in?'
2018 Poor Grandmamma was terrified,
2019 'He's going to eat me up!' she cried.
2020 And she was absolutely right.
2021 He ate her up in one big bite.
2022
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2023=head2 v5.22.3 - Charles Dodgson [as "Lewis Carroll"], "Phantasmagoria", Canto 6: Discomfyture
2024
2025L<Announced on 2017-01-14 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242258.html>
2026
2027 As one who strives a hill to climb,
2028 Who never climbed before:
2029 Who finds it, in a little time,
2030 Grow every moment less sublime,
2031 And votes the thing a bore:
2032
2033 Yet, having once begun to try,
2034 Dares not desert his quest,
2035 But, climbing, ever keeps his eye
2036 On one small hut against the sky
2037 Wherein he hopes to rest:
2038
2039 Who climbs till nerve and force are spent,
2040 With many a puff and pant:
2041 Who still, as rises the ascent,
2042 In language grows more violent,
2043 Although in breath more scant:
2044
2045 Who, climbing, gains at length the place
2046 That crowns the upward track:
2047 And, entering with unsteady pace,
2048 Receives a buffet in the face
2049 That lands him on his back:
2050
2051 And feels himself, like one in sleep,
2052 Glide swiftly down again,
2053 A helpless weight, from steep to steep,
2054 Till, with a headlong giddy sweep,
2055 He drops upon the plain -
2056
2057 So I, that had resolved to bring
2058 Conviction to a ghost,
2059 And found it quite a different thing
2060 From any human arguing,
2061 Yet dared not quit my post.
2062
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2063=head2 v5.22.3-RC5 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Regained", Book II
2064
2065L<Announced on 2017-01-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242017.html>
2066
2067 Thus wore out night; and now the herald lark
2068 Left his ground-nest, high towering to descry
2069 The Morn's approach, and greet her with his song;
2070 As lightly from his grassy couch up rose
2071 Our Saviour, and found all was but a dream;
2072 Fasting he went to sleep, and fasting waked.
2073 Up to a hill anon his steps he reared,
2074 From whose high top to ken the prospect round,
2075 If cottage were in view, sheep-cote, or herd;
2076 But cottage, herd, or sheep-cote, none he saw --
2077 Only in a bottom saw a pleasant grove,
2078 With chant of tuneful birds resounding loud;
2079 Thither he bent his way, determined there
2080 To rest at noon, and entered soon the shade,
2081 High-roofed and walks beneath, and alleys brown,
2082 That opened in the midst a woody scene;
2083 Nature's own work it seemed (Nature taught Art),
2084 And, to a superstitious eye, the haunt
2085 Of wood-gods and wood-nymphs.
2086
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2087=head2 v5.22.3-RC4 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Lost", Book II
2088
2089L<Announced on 2016-10-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240223.html>
2090
2091 Far off from these, a slow and silent stream,
2092 Lethe, the river of oblivion, rolls
2093 Her watery labyrinth, whereof who drinks
2094 Forthwith his former state and being forgets --
2095 Forgets both joy and grief, pleasure and pain.
2096 Beyond this flood a frozen continent
2097 Lies dark and wild, beat with perpetual storms
2098 Of Whirlwind and dire hail, which on firm land
2099 Thaws not, but gathers heap, and ruin seems
2100 Of ancient pile; all else deep snow and ice,
2101 A gulf profound as that Serbonian bog
2102 Betwixt Damiata and Mount Casius old,
2103 Where armies whole have sunk: the parching air
2104 Burns frore, and cold performs the effect of fire.
2105 Thither, by harpy-footed Furies haled,
2106 At certain revolutions all the damned
2107 Are brought; and feel by turns the bitter change
2108 Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce,
2109 From beds of raging fire to starve in ice
2110 Their soft ethereal warmth, and there to pine
2111 Immovable, infixed, and frozen round
2112 Periods of time -- thence hurried back to fire.
2113 They ferry over this Lethean sound
2114 Both to and fro, their sorrow to augment,
2115 And wish and struggle, as they pass, to reach
2116 The tempting stream, with one small drop to lose
2117 In sweet forgetfulness all pain and woe,
2118 All in one moment, and so near the brink;
2119 But fate withstands, and, to oppose the attempt,
2120 Medusa with Gorgonian terror guards
2121 The ford, and of itself the water flies
2122 All taste of living wight, as once it fled
2123 The lip of Tantalus.
2124
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2125=head2 v5.22.3-RC3 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers and Barbara Reynolds, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica III: Paradise, Canto IV
2126
2127L<Announced on 2016-08-11 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg238908.html>
2128
2129 Between two dishes, equally attractive
2130 And near to him, a free man, I suppose,
2131 Would starve to death before his teeth got active;
2132
2133 So would a lamb 'twixt two fierce wolfish foes,
2134 Fearing the fangs both ways, not stir a foot;
2135 So would a deerhound halt between two does;
2136
2137 So I can't blame myself for standing mute,
2138 Nor praise myself: for I must needs so do,
2139 Suspended 'twixt two doubts, alike acute.
2140
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2141=head2 v5.22.3-RC2 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica II: Purgatory, Canto I
2142
2143L<Announced on 2016-07-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238270.html>
2144
2145 For better waters heading with the wind
2146 My ship of genius now shakes out her sail
2147 And leaves that ocean of despair behind;
2148
2149 For to the second realm I tune my tale,
2150 Where human spirits purge themselves, and train
2151 To leap up into joy celestial.
2152
2153 Now from the grave wake poetry again,
2154 O sacred Muses I have served so long!
2155 Now let Calliope uplift her strain
2156
2157 And lift my voice up on the mighty song
2158 That smote the miserable Magpies nine
2159 Out of all hope of pardon for their wrong!
2160
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2161=head2 v5.22.3-RC1 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica I: Hell, Canto XII
2162
2163L<Announced on 2016-07-17 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238071.html>
2164
2165 The place we came to, to descend the brink from,
2166 Was sheer crag; and there was a Thing there - making,
2167 All told, a prospect any eye would shrink from.
2168
2169 Like the great landslide that rushed downward, shaking
2170 The bank of Adige on this side Trent,
2171 (Whether through faulty shoring or the earth's quaking)
2172
2173 So that the rock, down from the summit rent
2174 Far as the plain, lies strewn, and one might crawl
2175 From top to bottom by that unsure descent,
2176
2177 Such was the precipice; and there we spied,
2178 Topping the cleft that split the rocky wall,
2179 That which was wombed in the false heifer's side,
2180
2181 The infamy of Crete, stretched out a-sprawl;
2182 And seeing us, he gnawed himself, like one
2183 Inly devoured with spite and burning gall.
2184
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2185=head2 v5.22.2 - Gaston Leroux, trans. Mireille Ribière, "The Phantom of the Opera"
2186
2187L<Announced on 2016-04-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg236120.html>
2188
2189A silence; and then: 'If, in just two minutes' time by my watch--and a
2190splendid watch it is--you have not turned the scorpion, mademoiselle, I
2191shall turn the grasshopper... and the grasshopper, remember, _leaps
2192straight up into the air!_'
2193The silence that ensued was terrifying, worse than any we had
2194experienced before. I knew that when Erik spoke with that quiet,
2195gentle, slightly weary voice, it meant that he had reached the end of
2196his tether: that he was capable of the most abominable crimes or the
2197most selfless devotion; that the slightest irritation might unleash a
2198storm.
2199Realizing that our fate was out of our hands, the Viscount fell to his
2200knees and prayed. As for me, I pressed both hands to my chest, for my
2201heart was pounding so fiercely that I thought it would burst. We were
2202intensely aware of the excruciating dilemma Christine Daaé faced in
2203those final seconds. We understood why she hesitated to turn the
2204scorpion. What if the scorpion, rather than the grasshopper, were to
2205set off the explosion? What if Erik was simply intent on destroying
2206everything, regardless?
2207At last he spoke: 'The two minutes are up,' he said in a soft, angelic
2208voice. 'Goodbye, mademoiselle. Off you go, little grasshopper!'
2209
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2211
2212L<Announced on 2016-04-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235732.html>
2213
2214This annual ball was quite a magnificent affair. It was given some time
2215before Shrovetide to celebrate the birthday of a famous illustrator
2216whose pencil had immortalized, in the style of Gavarni, the extravagant
2217carnival parade down La Courtille. As such, the ball was an altogether
2218merrier, noisier and more Bohemian occasion than was usual for a masked
2219ball. Many artists had arranged to meet there; they arrived with an
2220entourage of models and pupils, who, by midnight, had become quite
2221boisterous.
2222Raoul climbed the grand staircase at five minutes to midnight. He did
2223not linger to admire the many-coloured costumes on display all the way
2224up the marble steps of one of the most luxurious settings in the world;
2225nor did he allow himself to be drawn into the facetious conversation of
2226masked guests. He simply ignored all the jesting remarks, and shook off
2227the attentions of several all too merry couples.
2228Crossing the big crush-room and escaping from the dancers' farandole
2229that had encircled him awhile, he at last entered the salon mentioned by
2230Christine in her letter. The small room was crammed with people either
2231on their way to supper at the restaurant in the Rotunda or back from
2232raising a glass of champagne.
2233In the midst of the gay and lively hubbub, Raoul thought that, for their
2234mysterious assignation, Christine must have preferred this crowd to some
2235lonely corner.
2236He leaned against a door-jamb and waited. He did not have to wait long;
2237a black domino passed him and deftly touched his hand. He understood
2238that it was Christine and followed her.
2239'Is that you, Christine?' he murmured, barely moving his slips.
2240The black domino promptly looked back and raised her finger to her lips,
2241no doubt to caution him against uttering her name again. Raoul followed
2242on in silence.
2243
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2244=head2 v5.22.1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Courage" (No. 22 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2245
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2247
2248 If the snow flies in my face,
2249 Let me shake it off me!
2250 If my heart within me speaks,
2251 I'll sing bright and gaily!
2252
2253 Will not listen what it says,
2254 Have no ears for moaning.
2255 Do not feel what it complains,--
2256 Only fools like groaning!
2257
2258 Jolly brave into the world,
2259 'Gainst all wind and weather,--
2260 If there is no God on earth,
2261 Let 's be gods down nether!
2262
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2263=head2 v5.22.1-RC4 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Signpost" (No. 20 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2264
2265L<Announced on 2015-12-08 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233215.html>
2266
2267 Why do I shun all those highways
2268 Which the other wanderer seeks?
2269 Why do I find bridged by-ways
2270 Through snow-covered deep creeks?
2271
2272 For I have no crime committed,
2273 Why I should now run from men,--
2274 What demented heart's desire
2275 Drives me to a desert glen?
2276
2277 Signposts on all highways stationed
2278 Point their signs toward the towns,
2279 Whilst I wonder 'yond moderation,
2280 Without rest, yet seeking rest!
2281
2282 One such signpost I see planted
2283 Of my question unconcerned,
2284 One road must my choice be granted,
2285 Whence no man has yet returned!
2286
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2287=head2 v5.22.1-RC3 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Stormy Morning" (No. 18 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2288
2289L<Announced on 2015-12-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233032.html>
2290
2291 How the storm tore rents
2292 In heavens gray attired!
2293 The rags of cloud are flying
2294 Around, of combat tired.
2295
2296 And flames of fire lambent,
2297 Fly between them and part,
2298 That 's what I call a morning,
2299 A morning after my heart!
2300
2301 My heart sees in the heavens
2302 Its own picture unspoilt--
2303 It's nothing but the Winter,
2304 The Winter, cold and wild.
2305
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2306=head2 v5.22.1-RC2 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Old Head" (No. 14 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2307
2308L<Announced on 2015-11-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232632.html>
2309
2310 The hoary frost has a white sheen
2311 Strewn all over my hair,
2312 So I thought I was an old man
2313 And thought life dealt me fair.
2314
2315 Yet soon was thawed my old white mane,
2316 And I have my black hair again.
2317 How I abhor my young fair years,
2318 How long to wait for death and biers?
2319
2320 From setting sun to morning's hue
2321 Many a head turns white.
2322 Who'll credit it? My hair did not
2323 In all this lifelong plight!
2324
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2325=head2 v5.22.1-RC1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Will-o'-the Wisp" (No. 9 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2326
2327L<Announced on 2015-10-31 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232321.html>
2328
2329 In the deepest rocky crevice
2330 A will-o'-the wisp lured me;
2331 How I could find my way from here,
2332 For me it's easy memory!
2333
2334 For I am used to straying ways,
2335 Every path to th'end a way,
2336 All our joys and all our suffering,--
2337 To a will-o'-the wisp it 's all play!
2338
2339 Through the dried-up bed of torrents
2340 I quite calmly downward stroll;
2341 Every stream its sea will enter,
2342 Every suffering finds its goal!
2343
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2344=head2 v5.22.0 - Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch
2345
2346L<Announced on 2015-06-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228300.html>
2347
2348“You are the advocate of the dead.”
2349
2350The old man nodded. “I am. People talk about being fair to this one and
2351that one, but nobody I ever heard talks about doing right by them. We
2352take everything they had, which is all right. And spit, most often, on
2353their opinions, which I suppose is all right too. But we ought to
2354remember now and then how much of what we have we got from them. I
2355figure while I’m still here I ought to put a word in for them.”
2356
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2357=head2 v5.22.0-RC2 - T.S. Eliot, unpublished work
2358
2359L<Announced on 2015-05-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228142.html>
2360
2361 And when thyself with silver foot shall pass
2362 Among the theories scattered on the grass
2363 Take up my good intentions with the rest
2364
2365=head2 v5.22.0-RC1 - Gene Wolfe, Citadel of the Autarch
2366
2367L<Announced on 2015-05-19 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228059.html>
2368
2369There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by
2370its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.
2371
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2372=head2 v5.21.11 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, "Dolores (Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs)"
2373
2374L<Announced on 2015-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/04/msg227472.html>
2375
2376 They shall pass and their places be taken,
2377 The gods and the priests that are pure.
2378 They shall pass, and shalt thou not be shaken?
2379 They shall perish, and shalt thou endure?
2380 Death laughs, breathing close and relentless
2381 In the nostrils and eyelids of lust,
2382 With a pinch in his fingers of scentless
2383 And delicate dust.
2384
2385 But the worm shall revive thee with kisses;
2386 Thou shalt change and transmute as a god,
2387 As the rod to a serpent that hisses,
2388 As the serpent again to a rod.
2389 Thy life shall not cease though thou doff it;
2390 Thou shalt live until evil be slain,
2391 And good shall die first, said thy prophet,
2392 Our Lady of Pain.
2393
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2394=head2 v5.21.10 - Aldous Huxley, "The Devils of Loudun"
2395
2396L<Announced on 2015-03-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/03/msg226847.html>
2397
2398The fire burned on, the good fathers continued to sprinkle and intone.
2399Suddenly a flock of pigeons came swooping down from the church and
2400started to wheel around the roaring column of flame and smoke. The
2401crowd shouted, the archers waved their halberds at the birds, Lactance
2402and Tranquille splashed them on the wing with holy water. In vain. The
2403pigeons were not to be driven away. Round and round they flew, diving
2404through the smoke, singeing their feathers in the flames. Both parties
2405claimed a miracle. For the parson's enemies the birds, quite obviously,
2406were a troop of devils, come to fetch away his soul. For his friends,
2407they were emblems of the Holy Ghost and living proof of his innocence.
2408It never seems to have occurred to anyone that they were just pigeons,
2409obeying the laws of their own, their blessedly other-than-human nature.
2410
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2411=head2 v5.21.9 - Emily Dickinson, "There is Another Sky"
2412
c8d2be4d 2413L<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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2415 There is another sky,
2416 Ever serene and fair,
2417 And there is another sunshine,
2418 Though it be darkness there;
2419 Never mind faded forests, Austin,
2420 Never mind silent fields -
2421 Here is a little forest,
2422 Whose leaf is ever green;
2423 Here is a brighter garden,
2424 Where not a frost has been;
2425 In its unfading flowers
2426 I hear the bright bee hum:
2427 Prithee, my brother,
2428 Into my garden come!
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2430=head2 v5.21.8 - Bill Watterson, "Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection"
2431
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2433
2434Calvin: OK Hobbes, press the button and duplicate me.
2435Hobbes: Are you sure this is such a good idea?
2436Calvin: 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?
2437Hobbes: I'd hate to be accused of inhibiting scientific progress... Here you go.
2438[Box]: *BOINK*
2439Hobbes: Scientific progress goes "BOINK"?
2440Calvin?: It worked! It worked! I'm a genius!
2441Cavlin??: No you're not, you liar! *I* invented this!
2442
2ee7da68 2443=head2 v5.21.7 - Robert Heinlein, "The Number of the Beast"
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2444
2445L<Announced on 2014-12-20 by Max Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/12/msg223774.html>
2446
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2447"Zebadiah, Hilda and I salvaged and put everything into the basket.
2448Hilda started to put it into our wardrobe-and it was heavy. So
2449we looked. Packed as tight as when we left Oz. Six bananas-and
2450everything else. Cross my heart. No, go look."
2451"Hmmm- Jake, can you write equations for a picnic basket that
2452refills itself? Will it go on doing so?"
2453"Zeb, equations can be written to describe anything. The description
2454would be simpler for a basket that replenishes itself indefinitely
2455than for one that does it once and stops-I would have to describe
2456the discontinuity."
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2ee7da68 2458=head2 v5.21.6 - Jeff Noon, "Vurt"
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2459
2460L<Announced on 2014-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/11/msg222448.html>
2461
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2462GAME CAT
2463
2464EXCHANGE MECHANISMS. Sometimes we lose precious
2465things. Friends and colleagues, fellow travellers in the
2466Vurt, sometimes we lose them; even lovers we sometimes
2467lose. And get bad things in exchange: aliens, objects,
2468snakes, and sometimes even death. Things we don't want.
2469This is part of the deal, part of the game deal;
2470all things, in all worlds, must be kept in balance.
2471Kittlings often ask, who decides on the swappings? Now then,
2472some say it's all accidental; that some poor Vurt thing
2473finds himself too close to a door, at too critical a time,
2474just when something real is being lost. Whoosh! Swap time!
2475Others say that some kind of overseer is working the
2476MECHANISMS OF EXCHANGE, deciding the fate of innocents.
2477The Cat can only tease at this, because of the big secrets
2478involved, and because of the levels between you, the reader,
2479and me, the Game Cat. Hey, listen; I've struggled to get
2480where I am today; why should I give you the easy route?
2481Get working, kittlings! Reach up higher. Work the Vurt.
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2ee7da68 2483=head2 v5.21.5 - Friso Wiegersma (text), Jean Ferrat (music), Wim Sonneveld (performer), "Het Dorp"
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2484
2485L<Announced on 2014-10-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/10/msg221399.html>
2486
2487 Het Dorp
2488
2489 Thuis heb ik nog een ansichtkaart
2490 waarop een kerk, een kar met paard,
2491 een slagerij J. van der Ven.
2492 Een kroeg, een juffrouw op de fiets
2493 het zegt u hoogstwaarschijnlijk niets,
2494 maar 't is waar ik geboren ben.
2495 Dit dorp, ik weet nog hoe het was,
2496 de boerenkind'ren in de klas,
2497 een kar die ratelt op de keien,
2498 het raadhuis met een pomp ervoor,
2499 een zandweg tussen koren door,
11741df4 2500 het vee, de boerderijen.
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2501
2502 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
2503 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
2504 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 2505 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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2506
2507 Wat leefden ze eenvoudig toen
2508 in simp'le huizen tussen groen
2509 met boerenbloemen en een heg.
2510 Maar blijkbaar leefden ze verkeerd,
2511 het dorp is gemoderniseerd
2512 en nu zijn ze op de goeie weg.
2513 Want ziet, hoe rijk het leven is,
2514 ze zien de televisiequiz
2515 en wonen in betonnen dozen,
2516 met flink veel glas, dan kun je zien
2517 hoe of het bankstel staat bij Mien
2518 en d'r dressoir met plastic rozen.
2519
2520 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
2521 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
2522 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 2523 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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2524
2525 De dorpsjeugd klit wat bij elkaar
2526 in minirok en beatle-haar
2527 en joelt wat mee met beat-muziek.
2528 Ik weet wel, het is hun goeie recht,
2529 de nieuwe tijd, net wat u zegt,
2530 maar het maakt me wat melancholiek.
2531 Ik heb hun vaders nog gekend
2532 ze kochten zoethout voor een cent
2533 ik zag hun moeders touwtjespringen.
2534 Dat dorp van toen, het is voorbij,
2535 dit is al wat er bleef voor mij:
2536 een ansicht en herinneringen.
2537
2538 Toen ik langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
2539 de hoge bomen nog zag staan.
2540 Ik was een kind, hoe kon ik weten
2541 dat dat voorgoed voorbij zou gaan.
2542
2ee7da68 2543=head2 v5.21.4 - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
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2544
2545L<Announced on 2014-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg220267.html>
2546
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2547To-day, being in latitude 83° 20', longitude 43° 5' W. (the sea being
2548of an extraordinarily dark colour), we again saw land from the
2549masthead, and, upon a closer scrutiny, found it to be one of a group
2550of very large islands. The shore was precipitous, and the interior
2551seemed to be well wooded, a circumstance which occasioned us great
2552joy. In about four hours from our first discovering the land we came
2553to anchor in ten fathoms, sandy bottom, a league from the coast, as a
2554high surf, with strong ripples here and there, rendered a nearer
2555approach of doubtful expediency. The two largest boats were now
2556ordered out, and a party, well armed (among whome were Peters and
2557myself), proceeded to look for an opening in the reef which appeared
2558to encircle the island. After searching about for some time, we
2559discovered an inlet, which we were entering, when we saw four large
2560canoes put off from the shore, filled with men who seemed to be well
2561armed. We waited for them to come up, and, as they moved with great
2562rapidity, they were soon within hail. Captain Guy now held up a white
2563handkerchief on the blade of an oar, when the strangers made a full
2564stop, and commenced a loud jabbering all at once, intermingled with
2565occasional shouts, in which we could distinguish the words Anamoo-moo!
2566and Lama-Lama! They continued this for at least half an hour, during
2567which we had a good opportunity of observing their appearance.
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2569=head2 v5.21.3 - Robert Service, "The Men that Don't Fit In"
2570
2571L<Announced on 2014-08-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218826.html>
2572
2573 If they just went straight they might go far,
2574 They are strong and brave and true;
2575 But they're always tired of the things that are,
2576 And they want the strange and new.
2577 They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
2578 What a deep mark I would make!"
2579 So they chop and change, and each fresh move
2580 Is only a fresh mistake.
2581
2582=head2 v5.21.2 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Final minutes of communication of the first manned moon landing, July 20, 1969
2583
2584L<Announced on 2014-07-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/07/msg217937.html>
2585
2586 Armstrong: Okay. Here's a...Looks like a good area here.
2587 Aldrin: I got the shadow out there.
2588 Aldrin: 250, down at 2 1/2, 19 forward.
2589 Aldrin: Altitude, velocity lights.
2590 Aldrin: 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward.
2591 Aldrin: 11 forward. Coming down nicely.
2592 Armstrong: Gonna be right over that crater.
2593 Aldrin: 200 feet, 4 1/2 down.
2594 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down.
2595 Armstrong: I got a good spot [garbled].
2596 Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.
2597 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. You're looking good.
2598 Aldrin: 120 feet.
2599 Aldrin: 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Quantity light.
2600 Aldrin: Okay. 75 feet. And it's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.
2601 Duke: 60 seconds.
2602 Aldrin: Light's on.
2603 Aldrin: 60 feet, down 2 1/2. 2 forward. 2 forward. That's good.
2604 Aldrin: 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.
2605 Aldrin: 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. [Garbled] shadow.
2606 Aldrin: 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. 20 feet,
2607 down a half.
2608 Duke: 30 seconds.
2609 Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good.
2610 Aldrin: Contact Light.
2611 Armstrong: Shutdown.
2612 Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop.
2613 Aldrin: ACA out of Detent.
2614 Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto.
2615 Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off.
2616 Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in.
2617 Duke: We copy you down, Eagle.
2618 Armstrong: Engine arm is off.
2619 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
2620 Duke: Roger, Twan...[correcting himself] Tranquility. We copy you on
2621 the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue.
2622 We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
2623 Aldrin: Thank you.
2624
2625=head2 v5.21.1 - Robert Jordan, "The Crossroads of Twilights", Book 10 of "The Wheel of Time"
2626
2627L<Announced on 2014-06-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/06/msg217030.html>
2628
2629 We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
2630 We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
2631 We danced among the lightning bolts,
2632 and tore the world asunder.
2633
2634 -- Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
2635 written near the end of the previous Age,
2636 known by some as the Third Age.
2637 Sometimes attributed to the Dragon
2638 Reborn.
2639
2640=head2 v5.21.0 - Friedrich von Schiller, "The Song of the Bell"
2641
2642L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215826.html>
2643
2644 Walled in fast within the earth
2645 Stands the form burnt out of clay.
2646 This must be the bell’s great birth!
2647 Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
2648 Sweat must trickle now
2649 From the burning brow,
2650 Till the work its master honour.
2651 Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.
2652
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2653=head2 v5.20.3 - Elias Lönnrot, trans. Keith Bosley, "The Kalevala", Canto 42: Stealing the Sampo
2654
2655L<Announced on 2015-09-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg230945.html>
2656
2657 Steady old Väinämöinen
2658 uttered a word and spoke thus:
2659 'No lilting on the waters
2660 and no singing on the waves!
2661 Song keeps you lazy
2662 tales delay rowing.
2663 Precious day would pass and night
2664 would overtake us midway
2665 on these wide waters
2666 upon these vast waves.'
2667
2668 The wanton Lemminkäinen
2669 uttered a word and spoke thus:
2670 'The time will pass anyway
2671 the fair day will flee
2672 and the night will come panting
2673 and the twilight will steal in
2674 if you don't sing while you live
2675 nor hum in this world.'
2676
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2677=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"
2678
2679L<Announced on 2015-08-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230544.html>
2680
2681'I fled from Basra, sad and tearful, with no idea where I was going,
2682and I was reciting these lines:
2683
2684 The pain of parting makes me melt away,
2685 As lovers do when those they love are harsh.
2686 I wonder at the patience that I showed
2687 When I had lost my love, for that was wonderful.
2688 Beloved, do you know that since you left,
2689 I have remained confused in misery.
2690
2691I then heard a voice that said: "Damn you, have you no fear of
2692Almighty God that you hand over a girl to an unbelieving 'ifrit?" I
2693walked for a time amongst the palm-trees until I caught sight of a
2694person, whom I approached. When I asked him who he was he said: "I
2695am one of the jinn who were converted to Islam at the hands of 'Ali
2696ibn Abi Talib, may God ennoble him." "How can I get to my wife?" I
2697asked him, and he said: "Wretched fellow, you had a bird which you
2698allowed to fly away and now you want to fly after it." But he
2699added: "Follow this road with God's blessing all night until dawn
2700and then by the shore you will see a huge cave in which there is an
2701idol made of white stone. You must drink of the water that there is
2702coming out of the cave and smear your face with its mud. Stay there
2703and a barge will pass you as you stand opposite the statue. Various
2704different creatures will emerge, heads without bodies and bodies
2705without heads, and they will prostrate themselves in adoration to
2706the idol rather than to Almighty God. When you see that, embark on
2707the barge and cross to the other bank and walk along it until
2708sunset. On a high point you will see a castle built of bricks of
2709gold and silver. That is where your 'ifrit will be. I have now
2710told you about this, so goodbye."
2711
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2712=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"
2713
2714L<Announced on 2015-08-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230359.html>
2715
2716'On the night of the wedding the ape came to sit in front of me and
2717asked me what I intended to do. "Whatever you tell me," I replied,
2718and he said: "Take care not to covet the girl, or I shall come back
2719and burn you up and leave you as a lesson for those who can learn."
2720I agreed to this and when evening came I found the world full of
2721candles and torches burning in holders of gold and silver. There
2722were servants and serving girls, and everyone who saw me
2723congratulated me on my good fortune, as there was no girl on the
2724face of the earth more beautiful than my bride.
2725[...]
2726'Next morning I went out to the market, and people went in and asked
2727her how the night had been. "He never looked up at me," she told
2728them. Then, when it was afternoon, I went to my house, where the
2729ape was sitting by the door. "Tell me what you did," it said, and I
2730told it: "By God, I did not learn and do not know whether this was a
2731man or a girl." "That's what I want," it said.
2732[...]
2733'On the second night my bride was brought to me, after which the
2734servants left her and went away. She fell asleep, and, while she
2735was sleeping, I killed the cock, wrapped it in the cloth and put the
2736four poles from the couch over it. Suddenly there was a huge crash
2737like a peal of thunder and a fiery 'ifrit swooped on the girl. I
2738fainted at the sight and when I recovered I heard a voice saying:
2739"By the Lord of the Ka'ba, the girl has been carried off!" and there
2740was a sound like the rustling of wind and bitter weeping. At this I
2741shed tears, struck my head and was filled with regret when it was no
2742longer of any use, for to me the whole world was worth no more than
2743a bean.
2744
e3eee3ea 2745=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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2746
2747L<Announced on 2015-02-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225777.html>
2748
2749 Everyone loves Magical Trevor,
2750 'Cos the tricks that he does are ever so clever;
2751 Look at him now, disappearin' the cow,
2752 Where is the cow hidden right now?
2753
2754 Taking a bow, it's Magical Trevor,
2755 Everybody's seen that the trick is clever;
2756 Look at him there with his leathery, leathery whip!
2757 It's made of magic, and with a little flip--
2758
2759 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back,
2760 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back;
2761 Back, back, back from his magical journey,
2762 Yeah!
2763
2764 What did he see in the parallel dimension?
2765 He saw beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans;
2766 Oh, beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans,
2767 Yeah, yeah!
2768
e3eee3ea 2769=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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2770
2771L<Announced on 2015-02-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225273.html>
2772
2773 I've seen things,
2774 I've seen them with my eyes;
2775 I've seen things,
2776 They're often in disguise.
2777
2778 Like carrots, handbags, cheese, toilets,
2779 Russians, planets, hamsters, weddings,
2780 Poets, Stalin, Kuala Lumpur!
2781 Pygmies, budgies, Kuala Lumpur!
2782
2783 I've seen things,
2784 I've seen them with my eyes;
2785 I've seen things,
2786 They're often in disguise.
2787
2788 Like carrots, handbags, cheese...
2789
2ee7da68 2790=head2 v5.20.1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. Diana Reed, "Così fan tutte"
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2791
2792L<Announced on 2014-09-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219789.html>
2793
2794 DORABELLA (as if waking from a daze): Where are they?
2795 DON ALFONSO: They've gone.
2796 FIORDILIGI: Oh, the cruel bitterness of parting!
2797
2798 DON ALFONSO:
2799 Take heart, my dearest children.
2800 Look, in the distance, your lovers are waving to you.
2801
2802 FIORDILIGI: Bon voyage, my darling!
2803 DORABELLA: Bon voyage!
2804
2805 FIORDILIGI:
2806 O heavens! How swiftly the ship is sailing away!
2807 It is disappearing already!
2808 It is no longer in sight!
2809 Oh, may heaven grant it a prosperous voyage!
2810
2811 DORABELLA: May good luck attend it to the battlefield!
2812 DON ALFONSO: And may your sweethearts and my friends be safe!
2813
2814 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA, DON ALFONSO:
2815 May the wind be gentle,
2816 may the sea be calm,
2817 and may the elements
2818 respond kindly
2819 to our wishes.
2820
2ee7da68 2821=head2 v5.20.1-RC2 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. William Weaver, "Così fan tutte"
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2822
2823L<Announced on 2014-09-07 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219446.html>
2824
2825 GUGLIELMO:
2826 Oh God, I feel that this foot of mine
2827 is reluctant to come before her.
2828
2829 FERRANDO:
2830 My trembling lip
2831 can utter no word.
2832
2833 DON ALFONSO:
2834 The hero displays his manliness
2835 in the most terrible moments.
2836
2837 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA:
2838 Now that we have heard the news,
2839 you have the lesser duty:
2840 Take heart, and plunge your swords
2841 into both our hearts.
2842
2843 FERRANDO, GUGLIELMO:
2844 My idol, blame fate
2845 that I must abandon you.
2846
2847 DORABELLA: Ah no, you shall not leave...
2848 FIORDILIGI: No, cruel one, you shall not go...
2849 DORABELLA: First I want to tear out my heart.
2850 FIORDILIGI: First I want to die at your feet.
2851 FERRANDO (softly to Don Alfonso): What do you say to that?
2852 GUGLIELMO (softly to Don Alfonso): You realise?
2853 DON ALFONSO (softly): Steady, friend, finem lauda.
2854
2855 ALL:
2856 Thus destiny defrauds
2857 the hopes of mortals.
2858 Ah, among so many misfortunes,
2859 who can ever love life?
2860
2ee7da68 2861=head2 v5.20.1-RC1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. William Weaver, "Così fan tutte"
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2862
2863L<Announced on 2014-08-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218975.html>
2864
2865 DON ALFONSO:
2866 I'd like to speak, but I haven't the heart:
2867 my lip stammers.
2868 My voice cannot emerge,
2869 but remains in my throat.
2870 What will you do? What shall I do?
2871 Oh what a great catastrophe!
2872 There can be nothing worse.
2873 I feel pity for you and for them.
2874
2875 FIORDILIGI: Heavens! For mercy's sake, Signor Alfonso, don't make us
2876 die.
2877 DON ALFONSO: My children, you must arm yourselves with constancy.
2878 DORABELLA: Ye Gods! What evil has occurred? What horrible event? Is my
2879 love dead, perhaps?
2880 FIORDILIGI: Is mine dead?
2881 DON ALFONSO: They are not dead, but they are not far from it.
2882 DORABELLA: Wounded?
2883 DON ALFONSO: No.
2884 FIORDILIGI: Ill?
2885 DON ALFONSO: Nor that.
2886 FIORDILIGI: What, then?
2887 DON ALFONSO: A royal command summons them to the field of battle.
2888 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA: Alas, what do I hear? And they will leave?
2889 DON ALFONSO: Immediately.
2890 DORABELLA: And there is no way of preventing it?
2891 DON ALFONSO: There is none.
2892 FIORDILIGI: And not even a single farewell...
2893 DON ALFONSO: The unhappy men haven't the courage to see you; but if
2894 you wish it, they are ready...
2895 DORABELLA: Where are they?
2896 DON ALFONSO: Come in, friends.
2897
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2898=head2 v5.20.0 - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
2899
2900L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215815.html>
2901
2902 But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
2903 Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
2904 Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
2905 When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
2906 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
2907 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
2908
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2909=head2 v5.20.0-RC1 - Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
2910
2911L<Announced on 2014-05-17 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215479.html>
2912
2913 When times go bad
2914 when times go rough
2915 Won't you lay me down in tall grass
2916 And let me do my stuff
2917
2ee7da68 2918=head2 v5.19.11 - Isidore-Lucien Ducasse [as "Comte de Lautréamont"], trans. Paul Knight, "Les Chants de Maldoror"
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2919
2920L<Announced on 2014-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/04/msg214580.html>
2921
2922O rigorous mathematics, I have not forgotten you since your wise lessons,
2923sweeter than honey, filtered into my heart like a refreshing wave.
2924Instinctively, from the cradle, I had longed to drink from your source, older
2925than the sun, and I continue to tread the sacred sanctuary of your solemn
2926temple, I, the most faithful of your devotees. There was a vagueness in my
2927mind, something thick as smoke; but I managed to mount the steps which lead to
2928your altar, and you drove away this dark veil, as the wind blows the
2929draught-board. You replaced it with excessive coldness, consummate prudence and
2930implacable logic. With the aid of your fortifying milk, my intellect developed
2931rapidly and took on immense proportions amid the ravishing lucidity which you
2932bestow as a gift on all those who sincerely love you. Arithmetic! Algebra!
2933Geometry! Awe-inspiring trinity! Luminous triangle! He who has not known you
2934is a fool!
2935
2ee7da68 2936=head2 v5.19.10 - John Chadwick, "The Decipherment of Linear B"
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2937
2938L<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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2939
2940The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even
2941the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge
2942withheld from others. Some are fortunate enough to find a job which
2943consists in the solution of mysteries, whether it be the physicist who
2944tracks down a hitherto unknown nuclear particle or the policeman who
2945detects a criminal. But most of us are driven to sublimate this urge
2946by the solving of artificial puzzles devised for our entertainment.
2947
2ee7da68 2948=head2 v5.19.9 - R. A. MacAvoy, "Tea with the Black Dragon"
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2949
2950L<Announced on 2014-02-20 by Tony Cook|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/02/msg213047.html>
2951
2952Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
2953rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
2954stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
2955know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
2956that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
2957chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
2958clouds thickened above them.
2959
2960"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
2961you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
2962body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
2963closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
2964hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
2965he looked Long in the face.
2966
2967"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
2968master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
2969grew fierce.
2970
2971"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
2972fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
2973truth!"
2974
2ee7da68 2975=head2 v5.19.8 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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2976
2977L<Announced on 2014-01-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211729.html>
2978
2979“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
2980hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
2981
2982“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
2983
2984“Is there? What is the point?”
2985
2986“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
2987
2988“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
2989
2990“The trick is not to think about that.”
2991
2992“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
2993
2994Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
2995
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2996=head2 v5.19.7 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"
2997
2998L<Announced on 2013-12-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/12/msg210882.html>
2999
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3000And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
3001down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
3002the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
3003were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
3004they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
3005Europe was over.
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3007Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
3008leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
3009kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
3010horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
2cff31c9 3011
e91f1fc1 3012Birds were talking.
2cff31c9 3013
e91f1fc1 3014One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
2cff31c9 3015
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3016=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
3017
3018L<Announced on 2013-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/11/msg210043.html>
3019
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3020 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
3021
3022 Mr. Bun: Morning.
3023 Waitress: Morning.
3024 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
3025 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
3026 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
3027 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
3028 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
3029 egg on top and spam
3030 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
3031 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
3032 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
3033 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
3034 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
3035 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
3036 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
3037 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
3038 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
3039 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
3040
3041 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
3042
3043 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
3044 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
3045 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
3046 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
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40e1c3e8 3048=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, trans. James McGowan, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
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3049
3050L<Announced on 2013-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/10/msg208752.html>
3051
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3052 I
3053
3054 A cat is strolling through my mind
3055 Acting as though he owned the place,
3056 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
3057 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
3058
3059 So tender and discreet his tone;
3060 But whether he should growl or purr
3061 His voice is always rich and deep.
3062 That is the secret of his charm.
3063
3064 This purling voice that filters down
3065 Into my darkest depths of soul
3066 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
3067 Delights me as a potion would.
3068
3069 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
3070 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
3071 Without the need for any words
3072 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
3073
3074 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
3075 Across my heart, fine instrument,
3076 And makes to sing so royally
3077 The strongest and the purest chord,
3078
3079 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
3080 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
3081 In whom all is, angelically,
3082 As subtle as harmonious.
3083
3084 II
3085
3086 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
3087 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
3088 I might have been embalmed in it
3089 By giving him one little pet.
3090
3091 He is my household's guardian soul;
3092 He judges, he presides, inspires
3093 All matters in hos royal realm;
3094 Might he be fairy? or a god?
3095
3096 When my eyes, to this cat I love
3097 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
3098 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
3099 And when I look within myself,
3100
3101 I notice with astonishment
3102 The fire of his opal eyes,
3103 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
3104 Taking my measure, steadily.
3105
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3106=head2 v5.19.4 - Washington Irving, "The Widow and Her Son"
3107
3108L<Announced on 2013-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/09/msg207969.html>
3109
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3110There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
3111that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
3112Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
3113despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
3114loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
3115looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
3116his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
3117of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
3118heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
3119danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
3120She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
3121surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
3122and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
3123be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
3124name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
3125and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
3126him.
3127
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3128=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
3129
3130L<Announced on 2013-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg206318.html>
3131
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3132E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
3133written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
3134betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
3135have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
3136personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
3137Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
3138For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
3139political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
3140working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
3141between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
3142however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
3143logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
3144an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
3145to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
3146outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
3147there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
3148There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
3149
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3150=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
3151
3152L<Announced on 2013-07-22 by Aristotle Pagaltzis|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/07/msg204905.html>
3153
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3154The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
3155correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
3156showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
3157however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
3158magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
3159the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
3160
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3161=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
3162
703078b2 3163L<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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DG
3164
3165 Over hill, over dale,
3166 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
3167 Over park, over pale,
3168 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
3169 I do wander everywhere,
3170 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
3171 And I serve the fairy queen,
3172 To dew her orbs upon the green.
3173 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
3174 In their gold coats, spots you see;
3175 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
3176 In their freckles live our savours.
3177 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
3178 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
3179 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
3180 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
3181
5f42d1f2 3182=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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3183
3184L<Announced on 2013-05-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201980.html>
3185
3186 From the beginning, I knew…
3187 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
3188 …that I can't fix…
3189 …with my hands…
3190
40e1c3e8 3191=head2 v5.18.4 - Robert W. Chambers, Cassilda's Song in "The King in Yellow," Act I, Scene 2
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3192
3193L<Announced on 2014-10-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/10/msg220770.html>
3194
3195 Along the shore the cloud waves break,
3196 The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
3197 The shadows lengthen
3198 In Carcosa.
3199
3200 Strange is the night where black stars rise,
3201 And strange moons circle through the skies
3202 But stranger still is
3203 Lost Carcosa.
3204
3205 Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
3206 Where flap the tatters of the King,
3207 Must die unheard in
3208 Dim Carcosa.
3209
3210 Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
3211 Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
3212 Shall dry and die in
3213 Lost Carcosa.
3214
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3215=head2 v5.18.3 - (no epigraph)
3216
3217(no epigraph)
3218
40e1c3e8 3219=head2 v5.18.3-RC2 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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3222
3223"Ah! I see it now!" I shrieked. "You have seized the throne and the
3224empire. Woe! woe to you who are crowned with the crown of the King in
3225Yellow!"
3226
40e1c3e8 3227=head2 v5.18.3-RC1 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
8bbce0b1 3228
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3230
3231 CAMILLA: You, sir, should unmask.
3232
3233 STRANGER: Indeed?
3234
3235 CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
3236
3237 STRANGER: I wear no mask.
3238
3239 CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
3240
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3241=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
3242
3243L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
3244
3245One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
3246only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
3247that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
3248about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
3249places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
3250Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
3251mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
3252every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
3253
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3254=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
3255
3256L<Announced on 2013-08-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205897.html>
3257
3258The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
3259systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
3260thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
3261operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
3262ever seen.
3263
3264An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
3265something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
3266kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
3267anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
3268disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
3269gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
3270that renders the operating system unnecessary.
3271
3272=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
3273
3274L<Announced on 2013-08-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205445.html>
3275
3276Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
3277someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
3278again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
3279and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
3280language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
3281
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3282=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
3283
3284L<Announced on 2013-05-18 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201940.html>
3285
3286It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
3287who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
3288walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
3289and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
3290search, in questions, in torment.
3291
2ee7da68 3292=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
4e720792 3293
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3295
3296Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
3297
3298=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
3299
dd047fac 3300L<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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3301
3302 I'd love to go drowning
3303 And to stay and to stay
3304 But the ocean doesn't want me today
3305 I'll go in up to here
3306 It can't possibly hurt
3307 All they will find is my beer
3308 And my shirt
3309
3310=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
3311
3312L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
3313
3314 And the great day of wrath has come
3315 And here's mud in your big red eye
3316 The poker's in the fire
3317 And the locusts take the sky
3318 And the earth died screaming
3319 While I lay dreaming of you
3320
3321=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
3322
3323L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
3324
3325 What's he building in there?
3326
3327 We have a right to know…
3328
2ee7da68 3329=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel in "This is Spın̈al Tap"
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3330
3331L<Announced on 2013-04-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/04/msg201056.html>
3332
3333It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
3334eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
3335
2ee7da68 3336=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, "A Fire Upon The Deep"
7707f065 3337
f3d08688 3338L<Announced on 2013-03-23 by Max Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/03/msg200504.html>
7707f065
MM
3339
3340The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
3341followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
3342safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
3343place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
3344would be famous for this.
3345
3346Six months passed. A year.
3347
72f869fd 3348The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
7707f065 3349Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
72f869fd 3350powerful, it does not need to self-know.
7707f065 3351
2ee7da68 3352=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy"
fed67cf1 3353
f3d08688 3354L<Announced on 2013-02-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/02/msg199115.html>
fed67cf1
CBW
3355
3356Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
3357The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
3358recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
3359his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
3360Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
3361of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
3362Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
3363of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
3364'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
3365embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
3366'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
3367in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
3368leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
3369
3370The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
3371Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
3372in the destruction of the planet Earth.
3373
2ee7da68 3374=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, "An Instance of the Fingerpost"
2eea07f2 3375
f3d08688 3376L<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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3377
3378I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
3379the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
3380dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
3381between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
3382improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
3383fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
3384I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
3385them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
3386do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
b86ac955 3387from an authority while others cut — when he taught, the knife was
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3388in his hand and the blood spattered his coat. Boyle also did not scruple to
3389perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
3390himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
3391a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
3392the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
3393world is richer for it.
3394
2ee7da68 3395=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, "The Darkness That Comes Before"
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f3d08688 3397L<Announced on 2012-12-18 by Dave Rolsky|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/12/msg196707.html>
c2a10b9c
DR
3398
3399No thought.
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3400
3401The boy extinguished. Only a place.
3402
3403This place.
3404
3405Motionless, 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.
3406
3407A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
3408
3409For 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.
3410
3411The 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 . . .
3412
3413And 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.
3414
3415The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
3416
3417I have been legion . . .
3418
3419In 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.
3420
3421Now I understand.
c2a10b9c 3422
2ee7da68 3423=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, "The Sirens of Titan"
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3426
3427Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
3428of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
3429scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
3430glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
3431beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
3432much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
3433caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
3434vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
3435had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
3436
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3437=head2 v5.17.5 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
3438
f3d08688 3439L<Announced on 2012-10-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194349.html>
6720b7ff
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3440
3441Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
3442behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
3443recording everything.
3444
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FR
3445=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
3446
f3d08688 3447L<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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3449 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
3450 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
3451 She aims it at the creature's head,
3452 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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3454 A few weeks later, in the wood,
3455 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
3456 But what a change! No cloak of red,
3457 No silly hood upon her head.
3458 She said, "Hello, and do please note
3459 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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3461=head2 v5.17.3 - Kris Ta-belle, "Smoked Perl Onion Soup"
3462
3463L<Announced on 2012-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190775.html>
3464
3465Preparation:
3466
3467Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
3468or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
3469Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
3470look golden brown.
3471Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
3472ready to create the soup.
3473
3474Ingredients:
3475
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3476 16 diced, pre-smoked, Perl Onions
3477 3 tbsp butter
3478 1/4 cup olive oil
3479 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
3480 1 tsp salt
3481 1 tsp sugar
3482 black pepper to taste
3483 1 cup red wine
3484 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3485 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
3486 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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3487
3488Method:
3489
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3490 Melt the butter in a pan and then add olive oil.
3491 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
3492 to half an hour.
3493 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
3494 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
3495 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
3496 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
3497 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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3498
3499Enjoy.
3500
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3501=head2 v5.17.2 - Terry Pratchet, "The Colour of Magic"
3502
3d76f962 3503L<Announced on 2012-07-21 by TonyC|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/07/msg189828.html>
d7846122
TC
3504
3505‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
3506
3507Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
3508their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
3509
3510The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
3511butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
3512and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
3513
3514Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
3515
3516‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
3517
3518‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
3519
3520‘What?’
3521
3522‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
3523
3524‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
3525his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
3526dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
3527quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
3528
3529‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
3530an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
3531
3532‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
3533
3534The iotum rose, spinning.
3535
3536‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
3537
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JL
3538=head2 v5.17.1 - Rand Miller, "Myst: The Book of Ti'ana"
3539
3540L<Announced on 2012-06-20 by doy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/06/msg188354.html>
3541
3542On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
3543taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
3544"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
3545and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
3546merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
3547subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
3548Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
3549it.
3550
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3551=head2 v5.17.0 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
3552
f51b9d59 3553L<Announced on 2012-05-26 by Zefram|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/05/msg187214.html>
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3554
3555`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
3556`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
3557hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
3558The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
3559been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
3560be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
3561to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
3562fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
3563
3564There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
3565climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
3566broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
3567implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
3568on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
3569Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
3570astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
3571for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
3572out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
3573the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
3574
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3575=head2 v5.16.3 - Devo, "Freedom of Choice"
3576
3577L<Announced on 2013-03-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/03/msg200009.html>
3578
3579 A victim of collision on the open sea
3580 Nobody ever said that life was free
3581 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
3582 But use your freedom of choice
3583
3584=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, "The Cyberiad", Trurl's Machine
3585
3586L<Announced on 2012-11-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/11/msg194915.html>
3587
3588Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
3589machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
3590trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
3591little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
3592to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
3593he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
3594the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
3595
3596The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
3597current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
3598transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
3599chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
3600adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
3601as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
3602solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
3603valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
3604the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
3605machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
3606
2ee7da68 3607=head2 v5.16.1 - Emerald Rose, "Never Split The Party"
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3610
3611 Don't you know? You never split the party
3612 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
3613 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
3614 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
3615
c33412d7 3616=head2 v5.16.1-RC1 - Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the "Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook"
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3619
3620I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
3621Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
3622Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
3623The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
3624
3625
3626
3627I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
3628sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
3629collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
3630
3631My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
3632inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
3633swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
3634side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
3635The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
3636dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
3637
2ee7da68 3638=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"
4c4c16b2 3639
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3642 All I have is a voice
3643 To undo the folded lie,
3644 The romantic lie in the brain
3645 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
3646 And the lie of Authority
3647 Whose buildings grope the sky:
3648 There is no such thing as the State
3649 And no one exists alone;
3650 Hunger allows no choice
3651 To the citizen or the police;
3652 We must love one another or die.
3653
2ee7da68 3654=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan, "Blowin' In The Wind"
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3658 How many roads must a man walk down
3659 Before you call him a man?
3660 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
3661 Before she sleeps in the sand?
3662 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
3663 Before they're forever banned?
3664 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3665 The answer is blowin' in the wind
3666
3667 How many years can a mountain exist
3668 Before it's washed to the sea?
3669 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
3670 Before they're allowed to be free?
3671 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
3672 Pretending he just doesn't see?
3673 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3674 The answer is blowin' in the wind
3675
3676 How many times must a man look up
3677 Before he can see the sky?
3678 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
3679 Before he can hear people cry?
3680 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
3681 That too many people have died?
3682 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3683 The answer is blowin' in the wind
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2ee7da68 3685=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF, "The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way"
1f9d7ff5 3686
6dab83b1 3687L<Announced on 2012-02-20 by Max Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/02/msg183919.html>
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3688
3689 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
3690 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
3691 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
3692 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
3693 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
3694
3695Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
3696age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
3697older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
3698debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
3699girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
3700A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
3701Top for more than one week.
3702
3703Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
3704lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
3705buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
3706into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
3707meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
3708soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
3709single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
3710
3711 "I'm never going to give you up"
3712
2ee7da68 3713=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, "The Voyage of QV66"
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6dab83b1 3715L<Announced on 2012-01-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/01/msg182230.html>
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3716
3717"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
3718
3719He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
3720notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
3721which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
3722OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
3723ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
3724
3725There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
3726busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
3727out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
3728mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
3729and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
3730with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
3731bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
3732chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
3733excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
3734down cheering and applauding.
3735
3736"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
3737
2ee7da68 3738=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, "A Wizard of Earthsea"
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3741
3742Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
3743into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
3744beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
3745winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
3746wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
3747over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
3748
3749But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
3750gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
3751villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
3752journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
3753domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
3754with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
3755by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
3756Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
3757
2ee7da68 3758=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, "The Diary of a Madman"
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6dab83b1 3760L<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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3761
3762This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
3763been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
3764confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
3765how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
3766could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
3767putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
3768I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
3769before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
3770think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
3771all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
3772off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
3773was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
3774The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
3775endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
3776benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
3777boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
3778lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
3779Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
3780resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
3781Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
3782you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
3783
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3784=head2 v5.15.4 - Steve Jobs
3785
6dab83b1 3786L<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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3787
3788A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
3789don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
3790without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
3791the human experience, the better design we will have.
3792
2ee7da68 3793=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, From the preface to "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
607b15aa 3794
6dab83b1 3795L<Announced on 2011-09-20 by Stevan Little|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177427.html>
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3797All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
3798the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
3799do so at their peril.
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3801It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
3802Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
3803work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
3804artist is in accord with himself.
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3806We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
3807he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
3808thing is that one admires it intensely.
607b15aa 3809
4ed12d4a 3810All art is quite useless.
607b15aa 3811
2ee7da68 3812=head2 v5.15.2 - Rainer Maria Rilke, trans., C. F. MacIntyre, "Duino", The First Elegy
bfb65171 3813
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3816 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
3817 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
3818 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
3819 things the significance of a human future;
3820 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
3821 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
3822 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
3823 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
3824 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
3825 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
3826 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
3827 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
3828 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
3829 hurtles all ages along with it forever
3830 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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3832=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
3833
2ccefb8a 3834L<Announced on 2011-07-20 by Zefram|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/07/msg175014.html>
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3835
3836Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
3837fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
3838winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
3839down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
3840being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
3841extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
3842but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
3843
3844Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
3845that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
3846around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
3847fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
3848the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
3849closed system.
3850
3851Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
3852the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
3853/be/ them.'
3854
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DG
3855=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
3856
3857L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
3858
4ed12d4a 3859If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
452ead5e 3860
c682aa67 3861=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
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c682aa67 3863L<Announced on 2013-03-11 by Dave Mitchell|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/03/msg199988.html>
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3865He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
3866mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
3867encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
3868
3869'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
3870Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
3871finished its run. It was due about now.'
3872
3873Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
3874see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
3875
3876'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
3877is always a last time for everything.)
3878
3879Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
3880
3881=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
3882
3883L<Announced on 2012-10-12 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194057.html>
3884
3885 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
3886 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
3887 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
3888 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
3889 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
3890 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
3891 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
3892 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
3893 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
3894 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
3895 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
3896 eaten them, but not for love.
3897
3898=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 >>
3899
3900L<Announced on 2011-09-26 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177618.html>
3901
3902It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
3903do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
3904they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
3905catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
3906awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
3907inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
3908
3909So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
3910mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
3911the heart of the programmer.
b3c5102d 3912
c684cf36 3913=head2 v5.14.1 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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3914
3915L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
3916
3917At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
3918my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
3919the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
3920since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
3921already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
3922to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
3923the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
3924can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
3925unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
3926
c684cf36 3927=head2 v5.14.0 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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3928
3929L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
3930
3931At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
3932myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
3933impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
3934"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
3935gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
3936or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
3937
3938I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
3939computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
3940ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
3941would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
3942my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
3943away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
3944won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
3945
3946So a freely distributable program is born.
3947
3948=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
3949
3950L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
3951
3952This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
3953continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
3954aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
3955and your bags will be offloaded.
3956
2ee7da68 3957=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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3958
3959L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
3960
3961Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
3962of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
3963by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
3964sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
3965swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
3966down their paved streets.
3967
3968Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
3969obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
3970company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
3971the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
3972govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
3973the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
3974
3975=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
3976
3977L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
3978
3979But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
3980my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
3981reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
3982wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
3983Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
3984the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
b86ac955 3985This seemed doubly astounding to me—first that Australia could
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3986just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
3987this had never reached me.
3988
2ee7da68 3989=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<"Leaves of Grass"|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
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