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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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14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as <epigrams>, but the
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 v5.12.5 - William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
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24Music oft hath such a charm
25To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
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27=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, The Cyberiad, Trurl's Machine
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29L<Announced on 2012-11-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-11/msg00017.html>
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31Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
32machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
33trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
34little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
35to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
e4a5e942 36he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
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37the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
38
39The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
40current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
41transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
42chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
43adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
44as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
45solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
46valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
47the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
48machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
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50=head2 v5.17.5 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
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54Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
55behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
56recording everything.
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58=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
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62The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
63She whips a pistol from her knickers.
64She aims it at the creature's head,
65And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
66
67A few weeks later, in the wood,
68I came across Miss Riding Hood.
69But what a change! No cloak of red,
70No silly hood upon her head.
71She said, "Hello, and do please note
72My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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74=head2 v5.17.3 - Kris Ta-belle, "Smoked Perl Onion Soup"
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76L<Announced on 2012-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190775.html>
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78Preparation:
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80Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
81or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
82Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
83look golden brown.
84Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
85ready to create the soup.
86
87Ingredients:
88
8916 diced, pre-smoked, Perl Onions
903 tbsp butter
911/4 cup olive oil
922 small garlic cloves, finely minced
931 tsp salt
941 tsp sugar
95black pepper to taste
961 cup red wine
971/4 cup all purpose flour
986 cups of beef or vegetable stock
991 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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101Method:
102
103Melt the butter in a pan and then add olive oil.
104Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
105 to half an hour.
106Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
107Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
108Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
109Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
110Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
111
112Enjoy.
113
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114=head2 v5.17.2 - Terry Pratchet, "The Colour of Magic"
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118‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
119
120Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
121their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
122
123The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
124butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
125and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
126
127Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
128
129‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
130
131‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
132
133‘What?’
134
135‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
136
137‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
138his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
139dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
140quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
141
142‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
143an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
144
145‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
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147The iotum rose, spinning.
148
149‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
150
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155On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
156taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
157"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
158and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
159merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
160subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
161Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
162it.
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164=head2 v5.17.0 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
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168`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
169`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
170hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
171The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
172been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
173be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
174to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
175fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
176
177There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
178climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
179broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
180implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
181on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
182Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
183astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
184for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
185out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
186the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
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193 Don't you know? You never split the party
194 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
195 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
196 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
197
198 -- Emerald Rose, Never Split The Party
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200=head2 v5.16.1 RC1 - Tom Moldvay - Dungeons & Dragons
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205I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
206Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
207Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
208The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
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210
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212I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
213sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
214collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
215
216My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
217inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
218swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
219side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
220The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
221dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
222
223 -- Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook
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225=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden - September 1, 1939
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230 All I have is a voice
231 To undo the folded lie,
232 The romantic lie in the brain
233 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
234 And the lie of Authority
235 Whose buildings grope the sky:
236 There is no such thing as the State
237 And no one exists alone;
238 Hunger allows no choice
239 To the citizen or the police;
240 We must love one another or die.
241
242 -- W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939
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249 How many roads must a man walk down
250 Before you call him a man?
251 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
252 Before she sleeps in the sand?
253 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
254 Before they're forever banned?
255 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
256 The answer is blowin' in the wind
257
258 How many years can a mountain exist
259 Before it's washed to the sea?
260 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
261 Before they're allowed to be free?
262 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
263 Pretending he just doesn't see?
264 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
265 The answer is blowin' in the wind
266
267 How many times must a man look up
268 Before he can see the sky?
269 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
270 Before he can hear people cry?
271 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
272 That too many people have died?
273 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
274 The answer is blowin' in the wind
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276 -- Bob Dylan, Spring 1962
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283 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
284 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
285 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
286 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
287 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
288
289Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
290age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
291older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
292debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
293girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
294A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
295Top for more than one week.
296
297Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
298lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
299buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
300into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
301meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
302soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
303single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
304
305 "I'm never going to give you up"
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312"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
313
314He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
315notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
316which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
317OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
318ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
319
320There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
321busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
322out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
323mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
324and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
325with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
326bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
327chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
328excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
329down cheering and applauding.
330
331"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
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333=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, A Wizard of Earthsea
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338Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
339into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
340beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
341winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
342wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
343over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
344
345But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
346gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
347villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
348journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
349domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
350with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
351by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
352Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
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354=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, The Diary of a Madman
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359This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
360been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
361confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
362how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
363could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
364putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
365I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
366before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
367think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
368all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
369off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
370was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
371The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
372endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
373benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
374boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
375lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
376Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
377resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
378Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
379you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
380
381 -- Nikolai Gogol, The Diary of a Madman,
382 trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
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386L<Announced on 2011-10-20 by Florian
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389A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
390don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
391without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
392the human experience, the better design we will have.
393
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394=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, As You Like It
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398 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
399 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
400 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
401 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
402 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
403 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
404 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
405 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
406 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
407 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
408 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
409 eaten them, but not for love.
410
411 -- As You Like It, William Shakespeare
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419It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
420do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
421they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
422catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
423awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
424inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
425
426So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
427mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
428the heart of the programmer.
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436 All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
437 the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
438 do so at their peril.
439
440 It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
441 Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
442 work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
443 artist is in accord with himself.
444
445 We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
446 he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
447 thing is that one admires it intensely.
448
449 All art is quite useless.
450
451 -- Oscar Wilde, From the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray
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459True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
460no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
461not to give roses and other especially auspicious
462things the significance of a human future;
463to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
464and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
465Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
466all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
467And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
468so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
469But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
470Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
471among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
472hurtles all ages along with it forever
473through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
474
475 -- Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino, The First Elegy
476 trans., C. F. MacIntyre
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478=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
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482Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
483fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
484winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
485down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
486being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
487extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
488but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
489
490Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
491that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
492around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
493fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
494the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
495closed system.
496
497Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
498the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
499/be/ them.'
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501=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
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505 If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all
506 you will have gained.
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508=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
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512You cannot eat breakfast all day,
513Nor is it the act of a sinner,
514When breakfast is taken away,
515To turn his attention to dinner;
516And it's not in the range of belief,
517To look upon him as a glutton,
518Who, when he is tired of beef,
519Determines to tackle the mutton.
520Ah! But this I am willing to say,
521If it will appease her sorrow,
522I'll marry this lady today,
523And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
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529At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
530my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
531the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
532since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
533already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
534to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
535the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
536can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
537unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
538
539=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
540
541L<Announced on 2011-06-15 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173609.html>
542
543Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
544Tolerates no work of man.
545Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
546Fetch your clearest honey, please,
547Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
548While the last larks sing and soar,
549From the heather-blossoms sweet
550Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
551And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
552Eleanor makes macaroons!
553
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554=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
555
556L<Announced on 2011-06-08 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173352.html>
557
558Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
559And terrapin, too, is tasty,
560Lobster I freely endorse,
561In pate or patty or pasty.
562But there's nothing the matter with butter,
563And nothing the matter with jam,
564And the warmest greetings I utter
565To the ham and the yam and the clam.
566For they're food,
567All food,
568And I think very fondly of food.
569Through I'm broody at times
570When bothered by rhymes,
571I brood
572On food.
573
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576L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
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578At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
579myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
580impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
581"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
582gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
583or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
584
585I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
586computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
587ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
588would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
589my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
590away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
591won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
592
593So a freely distributable program is born.
594
595=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
596
597L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
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599This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
600continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
601aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
602and your bags will be offloaded.
603
604=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, Fordlandia, "the Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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606L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
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608Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
609of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
610by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
611sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
612swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
613down their paved streets.
614
615Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
616obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
617company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
618the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
619govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
620the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
621
622=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
623
624L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
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626But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
627my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
628reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
629wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
630Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
631the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
632This seemed doubly astounding to meE<0x2014>first that Australia could
633just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
634this had never reached me.
635
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636=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<Leaves of Grass|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
637
638L<Announced on 2011-02-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2011-03/msg00560.html>
639
640 When the full-grown poet came,
641 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
642 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
643 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
644 Nay he is mine alone;
645 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
646 by the hand;
647 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly holding hands,
648 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
649 And wholly and joyously blends them.
650
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655 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
656 nema ráða vel kunni.
657 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
658 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
659 Sák á telgðu talkni
660 tíu launstafi ristna.
661 Þat hefr lauka lindi
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665
666L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
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668In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
669granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
670do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
671that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
672generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
673endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
674that fire can truly light the world.
675
676And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
677ask what you can do for your country.
678
679My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
680but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
681
682Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
683ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
684we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
685the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
686asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
687work must truly be our own.
688
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690
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693The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
694to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
695between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
696cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
697areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
698be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
699As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
700the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
701instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
702interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
703also be automated.
704
705Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
706if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
707were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
708and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
709indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
710techniques like X-ray crystallography.
711
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713
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716[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
717
718Neo: Whoa. Deja vu.
719
720[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
721
722Trinity: What did you just say?
723Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
724Trinity: What did you see?
725Cypher: What happened?
726Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just like it.
727Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
728Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
729Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
730Neo: What is it?
731Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.
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737The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
738he storm vanishes.
739
740"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
741fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
742to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
743me?"
744
745I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
746like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
747
748"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
749as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
750on my heart.
751
752(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
753
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755
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758Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
759air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
760the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
761faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
762of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
763the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
764deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
765fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
766stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
767revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
768
769For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
770courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
771the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
772jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
773were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
774there, a glimmer of moonshine.
775
776Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
777rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
778grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
779park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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782=head2 v5.13.4 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
783
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786`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
787`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
788it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
789she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
790
791 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
792 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
793 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
794 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
795
796
797`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
798
799`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
800nonsense.'
801
802Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
803anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
804
805`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
806
807`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
808
809`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
810with his nose, you know?'
811
812`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
813the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
814
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816
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819Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
820Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
821notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
822for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
823sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
824
825Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
826dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
827Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
828motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
829Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
830that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
831had ever even been a car.
832
833There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
834been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
835this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
836flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
837re-entry.
838
839There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
840metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
841somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
842make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
843
844It should have fallen apart miles back.
845
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847
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850We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
851the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
852in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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854
855=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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859And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
860bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
861yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
862with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
863if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
864bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
865quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
866
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868
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871The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
872involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
873when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
874streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
875road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
876seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
877smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
878
879"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
880volcano were once more to set to work."
881
882=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
883
884L<Announced on 2011-01-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168368.html>
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886 I saw a huge steam roller,
887 It blotted out the sun.
888 The people all lay down, lay down;
889 They did not try to run.
890 My love and I, we looked amazed
891 Upon the gory mystery.
892 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
893 'The great machine is history!'
894 My love and I, we ran away,
895 The engine did not find us.
896 We ran up to a mountain top,
897 Left history far behind us.
898 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
899 But somehow we don't think so.
900 We went to see where history'd been,
901 And my, the dead did stink so.
902
903=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
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907CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
908she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
909seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
910
911What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
912of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
913has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
914will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
915only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
916lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
917design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
918periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
919
920=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
921
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924The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
925from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
926view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
927Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
928once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
929endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
930a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
931will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
932of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
933Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
934still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
935
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937
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940"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
941many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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943what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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944Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
945had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
946...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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948hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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950and-thirty degrees."
951
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953
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956San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
957the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
958hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
959of the Free World."
960
961Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
962level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
963harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
964exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
965
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970Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
971the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
972just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
973a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
974it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
975of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
976common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
977bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
978
979 Around and around and around we spin,
980 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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986'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
987not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
988your cat grins like that?'
989
990'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
991
992She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
993jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
994and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
995
996'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
997that cats COULD grin.'
998
999'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
1000
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1005'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
1006have got altered.'
1007
1008'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
1009there was silence for some minutes.
1010
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1015'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
1016always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
1017rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
1018yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
1019can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
1020kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
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1026At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
1027called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
1028dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
1029in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
1030sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
1031
1032'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
1033is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
1034the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
1035to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
1036accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 1037Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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1047So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
1048hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
1049making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
1050picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
1051close by her.
1052
1053There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
1054VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
1055dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
1056occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
1057it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
1058OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
1059Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
1060never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
1061take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
1062after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
1063rabbit-hole under the hedge.
1064
1065In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
1066in the world she was to get out again.
1067
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1076 A little child, a limber elf,
1077 Singing, dancing to itself,
1078 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
1079 That always finds, and never seeks,
1080 Makes such a vision to the sight
1081 As fills a father's eyes with light;
1082 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
1083 Upon his heart, that he at last
1084 Must needs express his love's excess
1085 With words of unmeant bitterness.
1086 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
1087 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
1088 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
1089 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
1090 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
1091 At each wild word to feel within
1092 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
1093 And what, if in a world of sin
1094 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
1095 Such giddiness of heart and brain
1096 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
1097 So talks as it's most used to do.
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1103And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
1104into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
1105mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
1106question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
1107hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
1108louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
1109who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
1110worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
1111done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
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d517a16a 1118course you'd druther work -- wouldn't you? Course you would!"
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1120Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
1121
1122"Why ain't that work?"
1123
1124Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
1125is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
1126
1127"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
1128
1129The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
1130to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
1131
1132That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
1133swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
1134-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
1135watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
1136absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
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1139
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1142The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
1143at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
1144streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
1145the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
1146live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
1147colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
1148as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
1149wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
1150prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
1151however much they're into colour.
1152
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1157Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
1158and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
1159word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
1160disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
1161everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
1162on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
1163that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
1164glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
1165war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Mil
1166presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
1167for more hazardous assignment.
1168
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1170
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1173Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
1174streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
1175trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
1176to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
1177about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
1178of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
1179facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
1180explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
1181Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
1182people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
1183work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
1184their art.
1185
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1187
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1190'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
1191the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
1192Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
1193Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
1194responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
1195Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
1196Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
1197Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
1198Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
1199Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
1200
1201'Can they all type?' I joked.
1202
1203'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
1204McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
1205
1206I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
1207'We could have opened an agency.'
1208
1209Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
1210Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
1211amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
1212all say that, do they?' I ventured.
1213
1214Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
1215replied. 'Not quite all.'
1216
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1229He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
1230he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
1231out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
1232noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
1233must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
1234number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
1235did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
1236
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1245=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
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1249
1250=head2 v5.9.4 - no epigraph
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1254=head2 v5.9.3 - no epigraph
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1258=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
1259
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1262This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
1263gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
1264technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
1265about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
1266bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
1267paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
1268in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
1269electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
1270picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
1271to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
1272technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
1273getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
1274sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
1275it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
1276conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
1277
1278"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
1279that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
1280`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
1281
1282"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
1283one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
1284flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
1285everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
1286make you flip?
1287
1288=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
1289
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1292Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
1293
1294=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
1295
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1298What of October, that ambiguous month
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1304Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
1305proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
1306the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
1307anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
1308how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
1309
1310'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
1311
1312This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
1313that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
1314
1315'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
1316expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
1317anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
1318sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
1319
1320This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
1321basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
1322policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
1323disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
1324the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
1325Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
1326and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
1327Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
1328
1329In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
1330reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
1331
1332I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
1333Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
1334for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
1335had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
1336work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
1337the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
1338left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
1339pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
1340the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
1341the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
1342
1343I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
1344publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
1345Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
1346
1347So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
1348pushing to increase the membership?
1349
1350'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
1351more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
1352futile and impotent it becomes.'
1353
1354This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
1355
1356Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
1357diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
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1363There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
1364about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
1365four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
1366anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
1367thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
1368
1369Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
1370and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
1371press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
1372obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
1373produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
1374this draft...'
1375
1376I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
1377hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
1378incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
1379
1380'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
1381redundancy payments as well.'
1382
1383'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
1384it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
1385
1386'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
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1392A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
1393was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
1394and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
1395jets and all.
1396
1397I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
1398
1399I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
1400Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
1401specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
1402the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
1403jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
1404grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
1405in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
1406
1407While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
1408taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
1409me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
1410sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
1411three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
1412plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
1413occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
1414were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
1415
1416And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
1417were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
1418
1419Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
1420name like Charlie Umtali?
1421
1422I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
1423know something about our official visitor.
1424
1425Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
1426has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
1427car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
1428to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
1429knew little of his background.
1430
1431I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
1432Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
1433first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
1434
1435Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
1436
1437'Why?' I enquired.
1438
1439'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
1440to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
1441never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
1442
1443Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
1444that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
1445
1446In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
1447where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
1448revolving door and comes out in front.'
1449
1450'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
1451
1452'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
1453
1454'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
1455
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1460 It's not that easy bein' green
1461 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
4363636d 1462 When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
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1463 Or something much more colorful like that
1464
1465 It's not easy bein' green
4363636d 1466 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
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1467 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
1468 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
1469 Or stars in the sky
1470
1471 But green's the color of Spring
1472 And green can be cool and friendly-like
1473 And green can be big like an ocean
1474 Or important like a mountain
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1475 Or tall like a tree
1476
1477 When green is all there is to be
1478 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
1479 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
1480 And I think it's what I want to be
1481
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1483
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1485
1486Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 1487
2831a86c 1488Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
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1490=head2 v5.8.7 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
1491
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1494And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
1495hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
1496cat.
1497
1498Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 1499the wolf? What then?"
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1502
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1505And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
1506bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
1507round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
1508
1509In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
1510gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
1511climbed up the high stone wall.
1512
1513One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
1514stretched out over the wall.
1515
1516Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
1517Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
1518take care that he doesn't catch you!".
1519
1520The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
1521snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
1522
1523How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 1524the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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1527
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1529
4363636d 1530"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 1531you."
4363636d 1532
51caa79e 1533"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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1534
1535"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
1536and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 1537to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 1538
51caa79e 1539"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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1541"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
1542planting it."
1543
1544"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 1545grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 1546
51caa79e 1547Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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1549"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
1550Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 1551wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 1552
51caa79e 1553Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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1555"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
1556how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 1557and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
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1559=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
1560
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1563"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
1564
1565"Hunting," said Pooh.
1566
1567"Hunting what?"
1568
1569"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
1570
1571"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
1572
1573"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
1574
1575"What do you think you'll answer?"
1576
1577"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
1578"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
1579you see there?"
1580
1581"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
1582excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
1583
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1584=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
1585
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1588Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
1589ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
1590bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
1591waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
1592droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
1593hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
1594longbow.
1595
1596In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
1597often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
1598placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
1599likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
1600may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
1601Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
1602Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
1603farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
1604grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 1605T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
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1607=head2 v5.8.5-RC2 - wikipedia, "Beech"
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1611Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
1612ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
1613sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
1614pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
1615shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
1616
1617The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
1618Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 1619Caledonia and South America.
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1621=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
1622
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1625The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
1626often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
1627large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
1628and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
1629spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
1630year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
1631may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
1632
1633It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
1634branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
1635of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
1636that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
1637
1638Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
1639other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
1640acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
1641mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
1642
1643It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 1644heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
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1646=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
1647
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1648L<Announced on 2004-04-22 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/c7333acf03ef4015>
1649
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1650 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
1651 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
1652 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
1653 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
1654
1655 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
1656 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
1657 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
1658 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
1659 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
1660 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
1661 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
1662 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
1663
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1664 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
1665 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
1666
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1668=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
1669
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1672 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
1673 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
1674 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
1675 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
1676
1677 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
1678 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
1679 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
1680 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
1681 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
1682 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
1683
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1684=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
1685
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1688 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
1689 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
1690 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
1691 We must find him of the train can't start.'
1692 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
1693 They are searching high and low,
1694 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
1695 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
1696 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
1697 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
1698 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
1699 He's been busy in the luggage van!
1700 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
1701 And the the signal goes 'All Clear!'
1702 And we're off at last of the northern part
1703 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
1704
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1705=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
1706
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1709 We are the music makers,
1710 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
1711 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
1712 And sitting by desolate streams; --
1713 World-losers and world-forsakers,
1714 On whom the pale moon gleams:
1715 Yet we are the movers and shakers
1716 Of the world for ever, it seems.
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1718=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
1719
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1722 There may be trouble ahead,
1723 But while there's music and moonlight,
1724 And love and romance,
1725 Let's face the music and dance.
1726
1727 Before the fiddlers have fled,
1728 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
1729 And while we still have that chance,
1730 Let's face the music and dance.
1731
1732 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
1733 Humming a different tune, and then,
1734
1735 There may be teardrops to shed,
1736 So while there's music and moonlight,
1737 And love and romance,
1738 Let's face the music and dance.
1739
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1740=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
1741
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1744 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
1745 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
1746 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
1747 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
1748 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
1749 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
1750
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1751 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
1752 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
1753 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
1754 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
1755
1756 O my brave soul!
1757 O farther farther sail!
1758 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
1759 O farther, farther, farther sail!
1760
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1761=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle/John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
1762
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1765 It's fun to charter an accountant
1766 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
1767 To find, explore the funds offshore
1768 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
1769
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1770=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
1771
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1774 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
1775 In a Sieve they went to sea:
1776 In spite of all their friends could say,
1777 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
1778 In a Sieve they went to sea!
1779 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
1780 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
1781 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
1782 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
1783 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
1784
1785 Far and few, far and few,
1786 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
1787 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
1788 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
1789
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1791
1792L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
1793
1794=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
1795
1796L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
1797
1798No matter what she did with her hair it took about
1799three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
1800like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
1801no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
1802overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
1803
1804=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1805
1806L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
1807
1808Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
1809It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
1810devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
1811then you can be my most trusted minister."
1812
1813=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1814
1815L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
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1817Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
1818a knife with a curved blade.
1819
1820=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1821
1822L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
1823
1824Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
1825me because I've got magic aaargh."
1826
1827=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1828
1829L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
1830
1831Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
1832in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
1833with his head.
1834
1835But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
1836weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
1837open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
1838defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
1839Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
1840was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
1841
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1843
1844L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
1845
1846There was the faint sound of footsteps.
1847"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
1848said the low priest.
1849There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
1850The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
1851"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
1852The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
1853The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
1854The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
1855thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
1856There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
1857"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
1858said the High Priest.
1859"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
1860There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
1861"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
1862There were footsteps again.
1863
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1865
1866L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
1867
1868=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
1869
1870L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
1871
1872=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
1873
1874L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
1875
1876=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
1877
1878L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
1879
1880Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
1881No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
1882got there first, and is waiting for it.
1883
1884=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
1885
1886L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
1887
1888His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
1889the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
1890all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
1891bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
1892you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
1893
1894=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
1895
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1898"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
1899
1900Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
1901
1902"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
1903flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
1904arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
1905and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
1906I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
1907I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
1908will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
1909liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
1910Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
1911ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
1912
1913"All that?" said Twoflower.
1914
1915"Usually."
1916
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1917=head2 v5.7.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"
1918
1919L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
1920
1921The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
1922but that had to be the 57th strangest.
1923[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
1924
1925=head2 v5.6.2 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
1926
1927L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/deb8cb9ad918716f>
1928
1929When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
1930sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
1931a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
1932what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
1933long in this instance.
1934
1935=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
1936
1937L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/e3d4acc7a8dd3ce5>
1938
1939"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
1940
2831a86c 1941=head2 v5.6.1 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", Riddles in the Dark
4363636d 1942
2831a86c 1943L<Announced on 2001-04-08 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33823.html>
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1945`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
1946himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
1947upset.
4363636d 1948
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1949`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
1950to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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1952Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
1953stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
1954louder.
4363636d 1955
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1956`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
1957my precious, three guesseses.'
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2831a86c 1959=head2 v5.6.1-foolish - no epigraph
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2831a86c 1963=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL3 - I can't find the announcement
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1965No announcement available.
1966
2831a86c 1967=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 1971=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL1 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 1973L<Announced on 2000-12-18 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/12/msg27738.html>
4363636d 1974
2831a86c 1975=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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1977L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
1978
1979 The dragon is withered,
1980 His bones are now crumbled;
1981 His armour is shivered,
1982 His splendour is humbled!
1983 Though sword shall be rusted,
1984 And throne and crown perish
1985 With strength that men trusted
1986 And wealth that they cherish,
1987 Here grass is still growing,
1988 And leaves are a yet swinging,
1989 The white water flowing,
1990 And elves are yet singing
1991 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
1992 Come back to the valley.
1993
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1994=head2 v5.6.0-RC3 - no epigraph
1995
1996L<Announced on 2000-03-22 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10140.html>
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1998=head2 v5.005_05-RC1 - no epigraph
1999
2000L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
2001
2002=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
2003
2004L<Announced on 2004-03-01 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6c240ad0b189cb47>
2005
2006=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
2007
2008L<Announced on 2004-02-19 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/83e5421124a7b49d>
2009
2010The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
2011the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
2012never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
2013them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
2014chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
2015run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
2016and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
2017and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
2018and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
2019the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
2020fall.
2021
2022=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
2023
2024L<Announced on 2004-02-05 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6aaeb6ec699bd116>
2025
2026Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
2027plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
2028going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
2029she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
2030at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
2031cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
2032hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
2033passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
2034disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
2035of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
2036she fell past it.
2037
2038=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
2039
2040L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/9281dc6194d15940>
2041
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2043
0e6b8110 2044This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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2045on L<Perl Monks|http://perlmonks.org> titled
2046L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
2047by ysth.
2048
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