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0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
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7=head1 DESCRIPTION
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0e6b8110 9Many Perl release announcements included an I<epigraph>, a short excerpt
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10from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release
11manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity,
12and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.
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de6a5728 14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as I<epigrams>, but the
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15definition of I<epigraph> is closer to the way they have been used.
16Consult your favorite dictionary for details.
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18=head1 EPIGRAPHS
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20=head2 v5.23.8 - Patrick Rothfuss, "The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller's Chronicle: Day Two)"
21
22Denna, on the other hand, had never been trained. She knew nothing
23of shortcuts. You'd think she'd be forced to wander the city, lost and
24helpless, trapped in a twisting maze of mortared stone.
25
26But instead, she simply walked throught the walls. She didn't know
27any better. Nobody had ever told her she couldn't. Because of this,
28she moved through the city like some faerie creature. She walked roads
29no one else could see, and it made her music wild and strange and
30free.
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32=head2 v5.23.7
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34L<Announced on 2016-01-20 by Stevan|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/01/msg233856.html>
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36A year here and he still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading
37nightly. All the speed he took, all the turns he'd taken and
38the corners he cut in Night City, and he'd still see the matrix
39in his dreams, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that
40colourless void...The Sprawl was a long, strange way home now
41over the Pacific, and he was no Console Man, no cyberspace
42cowboy. Just another hustler, trying to make it through. But
43the dreams came on in the Japanese night like livewire voodoo,
44and he'd cry for it, cry in his sleep, and wake alone in the
45dark, curled in his capsule in some coffin hotel, hands clawed
46into the bedslab, temper foam bunched between his fingers,
47trying to reach the console that wasn't there.
48
49 -- William Gibson, Neuromancer
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51=head2 v5.23.6 - 5.23 Episode VII
52
53 A long time ago in microseconds, in a galaxy not very far away...
54
55 5.23 Episode VII
56 THE FUZZ AWAKENS
57
58 It is a period of
59 unrest as separatists
60 announce their intentions
61 to fork PERL and return the
62 galaxy to speed and stability.
63
64 Chancellor Rik Hoolian struggles
65 to hold together the remains of the
66 once mighty Republic against a tide of
67 incivility and the depredations of a new
68 foe, the FUZZ RAIDERS.
69
70 Meanwhile, after 15 years of preparation and
71 high expectations, Supreme Leader Toady prepares
72 to unleash a devastating new weapon, PERL SIXDOTOH,
73 that could splinter the Republic forever and usher in
74 a new Empire of gradual typing....
75
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76=head2 v5.23.5 - utastro!nather (Ed Nather), "The Story of Mel", in net.jokes, May 21, 1983.
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78L<Announced on 2015-11-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232758.html>
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80After Mel had left the company for greener pa$ture$, the Big Boss asked
81me to look at the code and see if I could find the test and reverse it.
82Somewhat reluctantly, I agreed to look. Tracking Mel's code was a real
83adventure.
84
85I have often felt that programming is an art form, whose real value can
86only be appreciated by another versed in the same arcane art; there are
87lovely gems and brilliant coups hidden from human view and admiration,
88sometimes forever, by the very nature of the process. You can learn a
89lot about an individual just by reading through his code, even in
90hexadecimal. Mel was, I think, an unsung genius.
91
92Perhaps my greatest shock came when I found an innocent loop that had
93no test in it. No test. None. Common sense said it had to be a closed
94loop, where the program would circle, forever, endlessly. Program
95control passed right through it, however, and safely out the other side.
96It took me two weeks to figure it out.
97
98The RPC-4000 computer had a really modern facility called an index
99register. It allowed the programmer to write a program loop that used
100an indexed instruction inside; each time through, the number in the
101index register was added to the address of that instruction, so it
102would refer to the next datum in a series. He had only to increment
103the index register each time through. Mel never used it.
104
105Instead, he would pull the instruction into a machine register, add one
106to its address, and store it back. He would then execute the modified
107instruction right from the register. The loop was written so this
108additional execution time was taken into account -- just as this
109instruction finished, the next one was right under the drum's read head,
110ready to go. But the loop had no test in it.
111
112The vital clue came when I noticed the index register bit, the bit that
113lay between the address and the operation code in the instruction word,
114was turned on -- yet Mel never used the index register, leaving it zero
115all the time. When the light went on it nearly blinded me.
116
117He had located the data he was working on near the top of memory -- the
118largest locations the instructions could address -- so, after the last
119datum was handled, incrementing the instruction address would make it
120overflow. The carry would add one to the operation code, changing it to
121the next one in the instruction set: a jump instruction. Sure enough,
122the next program instruction was in address location zero, and the
123program went happily on its way.
124
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125=head2 v5.23.4 - Denis Diderot, trans. David Coward, "Jacques the Fatalist"
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127L<Announced on 2015-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232040.html>
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129Well, everybody's got a dog. The prime minister is the king's dog. The
130first secretary is the prime minister's dog. A wife is a husband's dog,
131or a husband is a wife's dog. Favourite is Madame So-and-so's dog and
132Thibaut is the man on the corner's dog. When my Master tells me to talk
133when I'd prefer not to, which to be honest doesn't happen very often,
134when he tells me to shut up when I feel like talking, which I find very
135difficult, when he asks me to tell the story of my love-life and then
136keeps interrupting, what am I if not his dog? Weak men are the dogs of
137strong men.
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139=head2 v5.23.3 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The Deacon’s Masterpiece or The Wonderful 'One-Hoss Shay': A Logical Story"
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141L<Announced on 2015-09-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg231173.html>
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143 Little of of all we value here
144 Wakes on the morn of its hundredth year
145 Without both feeling and looking queer.
146 In fact, there’s nothing that keeps its youth,
147 So far as I know, but a tree and truth.
148 (This is a moral that runs at large;
149 Take it. — You’re welcome. — No extra charge.)
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151=head2 v5.23.2 - Blind Guardian, "Skalds and Shadows"
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155 Would you believe in a night like this
156 A night like this, when visions come true
157 Would you believe in a tale like this
158 A lay of bliss, praise in the old lore
159 Come to the blazing fire and
160
161 See me in the shadows
162 See me in the shadows
163 Songs I will sing
164 Of runes and rings
165 Just hand me my harp
166 This night turns into myth
167 Nothing seems real
168 You soon will feel
169 The world we live in is another skald's
170 Dream in the shadows
171 Dream in the shadows
172
173 Do you believe there is sense in it
174 Is it truth or myth?
175 They´re one in my rhymes
176 Nobody knows the meaning behind
177 The weaver's line
178 Well nobody else but the Norns can
179 See through the blazing fires of time and
180 All things will proceed as the
181 Child of the hallowed
182 Will speak to you now
183
184 See me in the shadows
185 See me in the shadows
186 Songs I will sing of tribes and kings
187 The carrion bird and the hall of the slain
188 Nothing seems real
189 You soon will feel
190 The world we live in is another skald´s
191 Dream in the shadows
192 Dream in the shadows
193
194 Do not fear for my reason
195 There's nothing to hide
196 How bitter your treason
197 How bitter the lie
198 Remember the runes and remember the light
199 All I ever want is to be at your side
200 We'll gladden the raven now I will
201 Run through the blazing fires
202 That's my choice
203 Cause things shall proceed as foreseen
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205=head2 v5.23.1 - Elizabeth Haydon, "The Assassin King"
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207L<Announced on 2015-07-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/07/msg229413.html>
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209 I was born beneath this willow,
210 Where my sire the earth did farm
211 Had the green grass as my pillow
212 The east wind as a blanket warm.
213
214 But away! away! called the wind from the west
215 And in answer I did run
216 Seeking glory and adventure
217 Promised by the rising sun.
218
219 I found love beneath this willow,
220 As true a love as life could hold,
221 Pledged my heart and swore my fealty
222 Sealed with a kiss and a band of gold.
223
224 But to arms! to arms! called the wind from the west
225 In faithful answer I did run
226 Marching forth for king and country
227 In battles 'neath the midday sun.
228
229 Oft I dreamt of that fair willow
230 As the seven seas I plied
231 And the girl who I left waiting
232 Longing to be at her side.
233
234 But about! about! called the wind from the west
235 As once again my ship did run
236 Down the coast, about the wide world
237 Flying sails in the setting sun.
238
239 Now I lie beneath the willow
240 Now at last no more to roam,
241 My bride and earth so tightly hold me
242 In their arms I'm finally home.
243
244 While away! away! calls the wind from the west
245 Beyond the grave my spirit, free
246 Will chase the sun into the morning
247 Beyond the sky, beyond the sea.
248
249=head2 v5.23.0 - Bob Dylan, Maggie's Farm
250
251L<Announced on 2015-06-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228807.html>
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253 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
254 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
255 Well, I try my best
256 To be just like I am
257 But everybody wants you
258 To be just like them
259 They sing while you slave and I just get bored
260 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
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262=head2 v5.22.1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Courage" (No. 22 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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264L<Announced on 2015-12-13 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233318.html>
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266 If the snow flies in my face,
267 Let me shake it off me!
268 If my heart within me speaks,
269 I'll sing bright and gaily!
270
271 Will not listen what it says,
272 Have no ears for moaning.
273 Do not feel what it complains,--
274 Only fools like groaning!
275
276 Jolly brave into the world,
277 'Gainst all wind and weather,--
278 If there is no God on earth,
279 Let 's be gods down nether!
280
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281=head2 v5.22.1-RC4 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Signpost" (No. 20 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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283L<Announced on 2015-12-08 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233215.html>
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285 Why do I shun all those highways
286 Which the other wanderer seeks?
287 Why do I find bridged by-ways
288 Through snow-covered deep creeks?
289
290 For I have no crime committed,
291 Why I should now run from men,--
292 What demented heart's desire
293 Drives me to a desert glen?
294
295 Signposts on all highways stationed
296 Point their signs toward the towns,
297 Whilst I wonder 'yond moderation,
298 Without rest, yet seeking rest!
299
300 One such signpost I see planted
301 Of my question unconcerned,
302 One road must my choice be granted,
303 Whence no man has yet returned!
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305=head2 v5.22.1-RC3 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Stormy Morning" (No. 18 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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307L<Announced on 2015-12-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233032.html>
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309 How the storm tore rents
310 In heavens gray attired!
311 The rags of cloud are flying
312 Around, of combat tired.
313
314 And flames of fire lambent,
315 Fly between them and part,
316 That 's what I call a morning,
317 A morning after my heart!
318
319 My heart sees in the heavens
320 Its own picture unspoilt--
321 It's nothing but the Winter,
322 The Winter, cold and wild.
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324=head2 v5.22.1-RC2 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Old Head" (No. 14 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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326L<Announced on 2015-11-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232632.html>
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328 The hoary frost has a white sheen
329 Strewn all over my hair,
330 So I thought I was an old man
331 And thought life dealt me fair.
332
333 Yet soon was thawed my old white mane,
334 And I have my black hair again.
335 How I abhor my young fair years,
336 How long to wait for death and biers?
337
338 From setting sun to morning's hue
339 Many a head turns white.
340 Who'll credit it? My hair did not
341 In all this lifelong plight!
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343=head2 v5.22.1-RC1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Will-o'-the Wisp" (No. 9 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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345L<Announced on 2015-10-31 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232321.html>
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347 In the deepest rocky crevice
348 A will-o'-the wisp lured me;
349 How I could find my way from here,
350 For me it's easy memory!
351
352 For I am used to straying ways,
353 Every path to th'end a way,
354 All our joys and all our suffering,--
355 To a will-o'-the wisp it 's all play!
356
357 Through the dried-up bed of torrents
358 I quite calmly downward stroll;
359 Every stream its sea will enter,
360 Every suffering finds its goal!
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362=head2 v5.22.0 - Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch
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364L<Announced on 2015-06-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228300.html>
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366“You are the advocate of the dead.”
367
368The old man nodded. “I am. People talk about being fair to this one and
369that one, but nobody I ever heard talks about doing right by them. We
370take everything they had, which is all right. And spit, most often, on
371their opinions, which I suppose is all right too. But we ought to
372remember now and then how much of what we have we got from them. I
373figure while I’m still here I ought to put a word in for them.”
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375=head2 v5.22.0-RC2 - T.S. Eliot, unpublished work
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377L<Announced on 2015-05-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228142.html>
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379 And when thyself with silver foot shall pass
380 Among the theories scattered on the grass
381 Take up my good intentions with the rest
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383=head2 v5.22.0-RC1 - Gene Wolfe, Citadel of the Autarch
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385L<Announced on 2015-05-19 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228059.html>
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387There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by
388its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.
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390=head2 v5.21.11 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, "Dolores (Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs)"
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392L<Announced on 2015-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/04/msg227472.html>
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394 They shall pass and their places be taken,
395 The gods and the priests that are pure.
396 They shall pass, and shalt thou not be shaken?
397 They shall perish, and shalt thou endure?
398 Death laughs, breathing close and relentless
399 In the nostrils and eyelids of lust,
400 With a pinch in his fingers of scentless
401 And delicate dust.
402
403 But the worm shall revive thee with kisses;
404 Thou shalt change and transmute as a god,
405 As the rod to a serpent that hisses,
406 As the serpent again to a rod.
407 Thy life shall not cease though thou doff it;
408 Thou shalt live until evil be slain,
409 And good shall die first, said thy prophet,
410 Our Lady of Pain.
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412=head2 v5.21.10 - Aldous Huxley, "The Devils of Loudun"
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414L<Announced on 2015-03-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/03/msg226847.html>
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416The fire burned on, the good fathers continued to sprinkle and intone.
417Suddenly a flock of pigeons came swooping down from the church and
418started to wheel around the roaring column of flame and smoke. The
419crowd shouted, the archers waved their halberds at the birds, Lactance
420and Tranquille splashed them on the wing with holy water. In vain. The
421pigeons were not to be driven away. Round and round they flew, diving
422through the smoke, singeing their feathers in the flames. Both parties
423claimed a miracle. For the parson's enemies the birds, quite obviously,
424were a troop of devils, come to fetch away his soul. For his friends,
425they were emblems of the Holy Ghost and living proof of his innocence.
426It never seems to have occurred to anyone that they were just pigeons,
427obeying the laws of their own, their blessedly other-than-human nature.
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429=head2 v5.21.9 - Emily Dickinson, "There is Another Sky"
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433 There is another sky,
434 Ever serene and fair,
435 And there is another sunshine,
436 Though it be darkness there;
437 Never mind faded forests, Austin,
438 Never mind silent fields -
439 Here is a little forest,
440 Whose leaf is ever green;
441 Here is a brighter garden,
442 Where not a frost has been;
443 In its unfading flowers
444 I hear the bright bee hum:
445 Prithee, my brother,
446 Into my garden come!
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448=head2 v5.21.8 - Bill Watterson, "Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection"
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451
452Calvin: OK Hobbes, press the button and duplicate me.
453Hobbes: Are you sure this is such a good idea?
454Calvin: Brother! You doubting Thomases get in the way of more scientific advances with your stupid ethical questions! This is a *BRILLIANT* idea! Hit the button, will ya?
455Hobbes: I'd hate to be accused of inhibiting scientific progress... Here you go.
456[Box]: *BOINK*
457Hobbes: Scientific progress goes "BOINK"?
458Calvin?: It worked! It worked! I'm a genius!
459Cavlin??: No you're not, you liar! *I* invented this!
460
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463L<Announced on 2014-12-20 by Max Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/12/msg223774.html>
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465"Zebadiah, Hilda and I salvaged and put everything into the basket.
466Hilda started to put it into our wardrobe-and it was heavy. So
467we looked. Packed as tight as when we left Oz. Six bananas-and
468everything else. Cross my heart. No, go look."
469"Hmmm- Jake, can you write equations for a picnic basket that
470refills itself? Will it go on doing so?"
471"Zeb, equations can be written to describe anything. The description
472would be simpler for a basket that replenishes itself indefinitely
473than for one that does it once and stops-I would have to describe
474the discontinuity."
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478L<Announced on 2014-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/11/msg222448.html>
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480GAME CAT
481
482EXCHANGE MECHANISMS. Sometimes we lose precious
483things. Friends and colleagues, fellow travellers in the
484Vurt, sometimes we lose them; even lovers we sometimes
485lose. And get bad things in exchange: aliens, objects,
486snakes, and sometimes even death. Things we don't want.
487This is part of the deal, part of the game deal;
488all things, in all worlds, must be kept in balance.
489Kittlings often ask, who decides on the swappings? Now then,
490some say it's all accidental; that some poor Vurt thing
491finds himself too close to a door, at too critical a time,
492just when something real is being lost. Whoosh! Swap time!
493Others say that some kind of overseer is working the
494MECHANISMS OF EXCHANGE, deciding the fate of innocents.
495The Cat can only tease at this, because of the big secrets
496involved, and because of the levels between you, the reader,
497and me, the Game Cat. Hey, listen; I've struggled to get
498where I am today; why should I give you the easy route?
499Get working, kittlings! Reach up higher. Work the Vurt.
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2ee7da68 501=head2 v5.21.5 - Friso Wiegersma (text), Jean Ferrat (music), Wim Sonneveld (performer), "Het Dorp"
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505 Het Dorp
506
507 Thuis heb ik nog een ansichtkaart
508 waarop een kerk, een kar met paard,
509 een slagerij J. van der Ven.
510 Een kroeg, een juffrouw op de fiets
511 het zegt u hoogstwaarschijnlijk niets,
512 maar 't is waar ik geboren ben.
513 Dit dorp, ik weet nog hoe het was,
514 de boerenkind'ren in de klas,
515 een kar die ratelt op de keien,
516 het raadhuis met een pomp ervoor,
517 een zandweg tussen koren door,
11741df4 518 het vee, de boerderijen.
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520 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
521 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
522 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 523 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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524
525 Wat leefden ze eenvoudig toen
526 in simp'le huizen tussen groen
527 met boerenbloemen en een heg.
528 Maar blijkbaar leefden ze verkeerd,
529 het dorp is gemoderniseerd
530 en nu zijn ze op de goeie weg.
531 Want ziet, hoe rijk het leven is,
532 ze zien de televisiequiz
533 en wonen in betonnen dozen,
534 met flink veel glas, dan kun je zien
535 hoe of het bankstel staat bij Mien
536 en d'r dressoir met plastic rozen.
537
538 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
539 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
540 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 541 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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542
543 De dorpsjeugd klit wat bij elkaar
544 in minirok en beatle-haar
545 en joelt wat mee met beat-muziek.
546 Ik weet wel, het is hun goeie recht,
547 de nieuwe tijd, net wat u zegt,
548 maar het maakt me wat melancholiek.
549 Ik heb hun vaders nog gekend
550 ze kochten zoethout voor een cent
551 ik zag hun moeders touwtjespringen.
552 Dat dorp van toen, het is voorbij,
553 dit is al wat er bleef voor mij:
554 een ansicht en herinneringen.
555
556 Toen ik langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
557 de hoge bomen nog zag staan.
558 Ik was een kind, hoe kon ik weten
559 dat dat voorgoed voorbij zou gaan.
560
2ee7da68 561=head2 v5.21.4 - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
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565To-day, being in latitude 83° 20', longitude 43° 5' W. (the sea being
566of an extraordinarily dark colour), we again saw land from the
567masthead, and, upon a closer scrutiny, found it to be one of a group
568of very large islands. The shore was precipitous, and the interior
569seemed to be well wooded, a circumstance which occasioned us great
570joy. In about four hours from our first discovering the land we came
571to anchor in ten fathoms, sandy bottom, a league from the coast, as a
572high surf, with strong ripples here and there, rendered a nearer
573approach of doubtful expediency. The two largest boats were now
574ordered out, and a party, well armed (among whome were Peters and
575myself), proceeded to look for an opening in the reef which appeared
576to encircle the island. After searching about for some time, we
577discovered an inlet, which we were entering, when we saw four large
578canoes put off from the shore, filled with men who seemed to be well
579armed. We waited for them to come up, and, as they moved with great
580rapidity, they were soon within hail. Captain Guy now held up a white
581handkerchief on the blade of an oar, when the strangers made a full
582stop, and commenced a loud jabbering all at once, intermingled with
583occasional shouts, in which we could distinguish the words Anamoo-moo!
584and Lama-Lama! They continued this for at least half an hour, during
585which we had a good opportunity of observing their appearance.
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587=head2 v5.21.3 - Robert Service, "The Men that Don't Fit In"
588
589L<Announced on 2014-08-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218826.html>
590
591 If they just went straight they might go far,
592 They are strong and brave and true;
593 But they're always tired of the things that are,
594 And they want the strange and new.
595 They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
596 What a deep mark I would make!"
597 So they chop and change, and each fresh move
598 Is only a fresh mistake.
599
600=head2 v5.21.2 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Final minutes of communication of the first manned moon landing, July 20, 1969
601
602L<Announced on 2014-07-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/07/msg217937.html>
603
604 Armstrong: Okay. Here's a...Looks like a good area here.
605 Aldrin: I got the shadow out there.
606 Aldrin: 250, down at 2 1/2, 19 forward.
607 Aldrin: Altitude, velocity lights.
608 Aldrin: 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward.
609 Aldrin: 11 forward. Coming down nicely.
610 Armstrong: Gonna be right over that crater.
611 Aldrin: 200 feet, 4 1/2 down.
612 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down.
613 Armstrong: I got a good spot [garbled].
614 Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.
615 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. You're looking good.
616 Aldrin: 120 feet.
617 Aldrin: 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Quantity light.
618 Aldrin: Okay. 75 feet. And it's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.
619 Duke: 60 seconds.
620 Aldrin: Light's on.
621 Aldrin: 60 feet, down 2 1/2. 2 forward. 2 forward. That's good.
622 Aldrin: 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.
623 Aldrin: 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. [Garbled] shadow.
624 Aldrin: 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. 20 feet,
625 down a half.
626 Duke: 30 seconds.
627 Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good.
628 Aldrin: Contact Light.
629 Armstrong: Shutdown.
630 Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop.
631 Aldrin: ACA out of Detent.
632 Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto.
633 Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off.
634 Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in.
635 Duke: We copy you down, Eagle.
636 Armstrong: Engine arm is off.
637 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
638 Duke: Roger, Twan...[correcting himself] Tranquility. We copy you on
639 the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue.
640 We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
641 Aldrin: Thank you.
642
643=head2 v5.21.1 - Robert Jordan, "The Crossroads of Twilights", Book 10 of "The Wheel of Time"
644
645L<Announced on 2014-06-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/06/msg217030.html>
646
647 We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
648 We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
649 We danced among the lightning bolts,
650 and tore the world asunder.
651
652 -- Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
653 written near the end of the previous Age,
654 known by some as the Third Age.
655 Sometimes attributed to the Dragon
656 Reborn.
657
658=head2 v5.21.0 - Friedrich von Schiller, "The Song of the Bell"
659
660L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215826.html>
661
662 Walled in fast within the earth
663 Stands the form burnt out of clay.
664 This must be the bell’s great birth!
665 Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
666 Sweat must trickle now
667 From the burning brow,
668 Till the work its master honour.
669 Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.
670
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671=head2 v5.20.3 - Elias Lönnrot, trans. Keith Bosley, "The Kalevala", Canto 42: Stealing the Sampo
672
673L<Announced on 2015-09-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg230945.html>
674
675 Steady old Väinämöinen
676 uttered a word and spoke thus:
677 'No lilting on the waters
678 and no singing on the waves!
679 Song keeps you lazy
680 tales delay rowing.
681 Precious day would pass and night
682 would overtake us midway
683 on these wide waters
684 upon these vast waves.'
685
686 The wanton Lemminkäinen
687 uttered a word and spoke thus:
688 'The time will pass anyway
689 the fair day will flee
690 and the night will come panting
691 and the twilight will steal in
692 if you don't sing while you live
693 nor hum in this world.'
694
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695=head2 v5.20.3-RC2 - Anon., trans. Malcolm C. Lyons, "The Story of Abu Muhammad the Idle and the Marvels He Encountered with the Ape As Well As the Marvels of the Seas and Islands", from "Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange"
696
697L<Announced on 2015-08-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230544.html>
698
699'I fled from Basra, sad and tearful, with no idea where I was going,
700and I was reciting these lines:
701
702 The pain of parting makes me melt away,
703 As lovers do when those they love are harsh.
704 I wonder at the patience that I showed
705 When I had lost my love, for that was wonderful.
706 Beloved, do you know that since you left,
707 I have remained confused in misery.
708
709I then heard a voice that said: "Damn you, have you no fear of
710Almighty God that you hand over a girl to an unbelieving 'ifrit?" I
711walked for a time amongst the palm-trees until I caught sight of a
712person, whom I approached. When I asked him who he was he said: "I
713am one of the jinn who were converted to Islam at the hands of 'Ali
714ibn Abi Talib, may God ennoble him." "How can I get to my wife?" I
715asked him, and he said: "Wretched fellow, you had a bird which you
716allowed to fly away and now you want to fly after it." But he
717added: "Follow this road with God's blessing all night until dawn
718and then by the shore you will see a huge cave in which there is an
719idol made of white stone. You must drink of the water that there is
720coming out of the cave and smear your face with its mud. Stay there
721and a barge will pass you as you stand opposite the statue. Various
722different creatures will emerge, heads without bodies and bodies
723without heads, and they will prostrate themselves in adoration to
724the idol rather than to Almighty God. When you see that, embark on
725the barge and cross to the other bank and walk along it until
726sunset. On a high point you will see a castle built of bricks of
727gold and silver. That is where your 'ifrit will be. I have now
728told you about this, so goodbye."
729
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730=head2 v5.20.3-RC1 - Anon., trans. Malcolm C. Lyons, "The Story of Abu Muhammad the Idle and the Marvels He Encountered with the Ape As Well As the Marvels of the Seas and Islands", from "Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange"
731
732L<Announced on 2015-08-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230359.html>
733
734'On the night of the wedding the ape came to sit in front of me and
735asked me what I intended to do. "Whatever you tell me," I replied,
736and he said: "Take care not to covet the girl, or I shall come back
737and burn you up and leave you as a lesson for those who can learn."
738I agreed to this and when evening came I found the world full of
739candles and torches burning in holders of gold and silver. There
740were servants and serving girls, and everyone who saw me
741congratulated me on my good fortune, as there was no girl on the
742face of the earth more beautiful than my bride.
743[...]
744'Next morning I went out to the market, and people went in and asked
745her how the night had been. "He never looked up at me," she told
746them. Then, when it was afternoon, I went to my house, where the
747ape was sitting by the door. "Tell me what you did," it said, and I
748told it: "By God, I did not learn and do not know whether this was a
749man or a girl." "That's what I want," it said.
750[...]
751'On the second night my bride was brought to me, after which the
752servants left her and went away. She fell asleep, and, while she
753was sleeping, I killed the cock, wrapped it in the cloth and put the
754four poles from the couch over it. Suddenly there was a huge crash
755like a peal of thunder and a fiery 'ifrit swooped on the girl. I
756fainted at the sight and when I recovered I heard a voice saying:
757"By the Lord of the Ka'ba, the girl has been carried off!" and there
758was a sound like the rustling of wind and bitter weeping. At this I
759shed tears, struck my head and was filled with regret when it was no
760longer of any use, for to me the whole world was worth no more than
761a bean.
762
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764
765L<Announced on 2015-02-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225777.html>
766
767 Everyone loves Magical Trevor,
768 'Cos the tricks that he does are ever so clever;
769 Look at him now, disappearin' the cow,
770 Where is the cow hidden right now?
771
772 Taking a bow, it's Magical Trevor,
773 Everybody's seen that the trick is clever;
774 Look at him there with his leathery, leathery whip!
775 It's made of magic, and with a little flip--
776
777 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back,
778 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back;
779 Back, back, back from his magical journey,
780 Yeah!
781
782 What did he see in the parallel dimension?
783 He saw beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans;
784 Oh, beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans,
785 Yeah, yeah!
786
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787=head2 v5.20.2-RC1 - Jonathan "Jonti" Picking, L<"Scampi"|http://www.weebls-stuff.com/other-toons/video/scampi.html>
788
789L<Announced on 2015-02-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225273.html>
790
791 I've seen things,
792 I've seen them with my eyes;
793 I've seen things,
794 They're often in disguise.
795
796 Like carrots, handbags, cheese, toilets,
797 Russians, planets, hamsters, weddings,
798 Poets, Stalin, Kuala Lumpur!
799 Pygmies, budgies, Kuala Lumpur!
800
801 I've seen things,
802 I've seen them with my eyes;
803 I've seen things,
804 They're often in disguise.
805
806 Like carrots, handbags, cheese...
807
2ee7da68 808=head2 v5.20.1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. Diana Reed, "Così fan tutte"
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810L<Announced on 2014-09-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219789.html>
811
812 DORABELLA (as if waking from a daze): Where are they?
813 DON ALFONSO: They've gone.
814 FIORDILIGI: Oh, the cruel bitterness of parting!
815
816 DON ALFONSO:
817 Take heart, my dearest children.
818 Look, in the distance, your lovers are waving to you.
819
820 FIORDILIGI: Bon voyage, my darling!
821 DORABELLA: Bon voyage!
822
823 FIORDILIGI:
824 O heavens! How swiftly the ship is sailing away!
825 It is disappearing already!
826 It is no longer in sight!
827 Oh, may heaven grant it a prosperous voyage!
828
829 DORABELLA: May good luck attend it to the battlefield!
830 DON ALFONSO: And may your sweethearts and my friends be safe!
831
832 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA, DON ALFONSO:
833 May the wind be gentle,
834 may the sea be calm,
835 and may the elements
836 respond kindly
837 to our wishes.
838
2ee7da68 839=head2 v5.20.1-RC2 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. William Weaver, "Così fan tutte"
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840
841L<Announced on 2014-09-07 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219446.html>
842
843 GUGLIELMO:
844 Oh God, I feel that this foot of mine
845 is reluctant to come before her.
846
847 FERRANDO:
848 My trembling lip
849 can utter no word.
850
851 DON ALFONSO:
852 The hero displays his manliness
853 in the most terrible moments.
854
855 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA:
856 Now that we have heard the news,
857 you have the lesser duty:
858 Take heart, and plunge your swords
859 into both our hearts.
860
861 FERRANDO, GUGLIELMO:
862 My idol, blame fate
863 that I must abandon you.
864
865 DORABELLA: Ah no, you shall not leave...
866 FIORDILIGI: No, cruel one, you shall not go...
867 DORABELLA: First I want to tear out my heart.
868 FIORDILIGI: First I want to die at your feet.
869 FERRANDO (softly to Don Alfonso): What do you say to that?
870 GUGLIELMO (softly to Don Alfonso): You realise?
871 DON ALFONSO (softly): Steady, friend, finem lauda.
872
873 ALL:
874 Thus destiny defrauds
875 the hopes of mortals.
876 Ah, among so many misfortunes,
877 who can ever love life?
878
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880
881L<Announced on 2014-08-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218975.html>
882
883 DON ALFONSO:
884 I'd like to speak, but I haven't the heart:
885 my lip stammers.
886 My voice cannot emerge,
887 but remains in my throat.
888 What will you do? What shall I do?
889 Oh what a great catastrophe!
890 There can be nothing worse.
891 I feel pity for you and for them.
892
893 FIORDILIGI: Heavens! For mercy's sake, Signor Alfonso, don't make us
894 die.
895 DON ALFONSO: My children, you must arm yourselves with constancy.
896 DORABELLA: Ye Gods! What evil has occurred? What horrible event? Is my
897 love dead, perhaps?
898 FIORDILIGI: Is mine dead?
899 DON ALFONSO: They are not dead, but they are not far from it.
900 DORABELLA: Wounded?
901 DON ALFONSO: No.
902 FIORDILIGI: Ill?
903 DON ALFONSO: Nor that.
904 FIORDILIGI: What, then?
905 DON ALFONSO: A royal command summons them to the field of battle.
906 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA: Alas, what do I hear? And they will leave?
907 DON ALFONSO: Immediately.
908 DORABELLA: And there is no way of preventing it?
909 DON ALFONSO: There is none.
910 FIORDILIGI: And not even a single farewell...
911 DON ALFONSO: The unhappy men haven't the courage to see you; but if
912 you wish it, they are ready...
913 DORABELLA: Where are they?
914 DON ALFONSO: Come in, friends.
915
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916=head2 v5.20.0 - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
917
918L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215815.html>
919
920 But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
921 Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
922 Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
923 When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
924 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
925 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
926
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927=head2 v5.20.0-RC1 - Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
928
929L<Announced on 2014-05-17 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215479.html>
930
931 When times go bad
932 when times go rough
933 Won't you lay me down in tall grass
934 And let me do my stuff
935
2ee7da68 936=head2 v5.19.11 - Isidore-Lucien Ducasse [as "Comte de Lautréamont"], trans. Paul Knight, "Les Chants de Maldoror"
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937
938L<Announced on 2014-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/04/msg214580.html>
939
940O rigorous mathematics, I have not forgotten you since your wise lessons,
941sweeter than honey, filtered into my heart like a refreshing wave.
942Instinctively, from the cradle, I had longed to drink from your source, older
943than the sun, and I continue to tread the sacred sanctuary of your solemn
944temple, I, the most faithful of your devotees. There was a vagueness in my
945mind, something thick as smoke; but I managed to mount the steps which lead to
946your altar, and you drove away this dark veil, as the wind blows the
947draught-board. You replaced it with excessive coldness, consummate prudence and
948implacable logic. With the aid of your fortifying milk, my intellect developed
949rapidly and took on immense proportions amid the ravishing lucidity which you
950bestow as a gift on all those who sincerely love you. Arithmetic! Algebra!
951Geometry! Awe-inspiring trinity! Luminous triangle! He who has not known you
952is a fool!
953
2ee7da68 954=head2 v5.19.10 - John Chadwick, "The Decipherment of Linear B"
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955
956L<Announced on 2014-03-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/03/msg213851.html>
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957
958The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even
959the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge
960withheld from others. Some are fortunate enough to find a job which
961consists in the solution of mysteries, whether it be the physicist who
962tracks down a hitherto unknown nuclear particle or the policeman who
963detects a criminal. But most of us are driven to sublimate this urge
964by the solving of artificial puzzles devised for our entertainment.
965
2ee7da68 966=head2 v5.19.9 - R. A. MacAvoy, "Tea with the Black Dragon"
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967
968L<Announced on 2014-02-20 by Tony Cook|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/02/msg213047.html>
969
970Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
971rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
972stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
973know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
974that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
975chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
976clouds thickened above them.
977
978"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
979you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
980body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
981closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
982hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
983he looked Long in the face.
984
985"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
986master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
987grew fierce.
988
989"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
990fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
991truth!"
992
2ee7da68 993=head2 v5.19.8 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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995L<Announced on 2014-01-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211729.html>
996
997“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
998hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
999
1000“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
1001
1002“Is there? What is the point?”
1003
1004“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
1005
1006“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
1007
1008“The trick is not to think about that.”
1009
1010“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
1011
1012Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
1013
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1014=head2 v5.19.7 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"
1015
1016L<Announced on 2013-12-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/12/msg210882.html>
1017
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1018And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
1019down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
1020the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
1021were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
1022they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
1023Europe was over.
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1025Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
1026leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
1027kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
1028horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
2cff31c9 1029
e91f1fc1 1030Birds were talking.
2cff31c9 1031
e91f1fc1 1032One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
2cff31c9 1033
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1034=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
1035
1036L<Announced on 2013-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/11/msg210043.html>
1037
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1038 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
1039
1040 Mr. Bun: Morning.
1041 Waitress: Morning.
1042 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
1043 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
1044 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
1045 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
1046 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
1047 egg on top and spam
1048 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
1049 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
1050 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
1051 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
1052 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
1053 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
1054 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
1055 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
1056 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
1057 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
1058
1059 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
1060
1061 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
1062 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
1063 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
1064 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
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40e1c3e8 1066=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, trans. James McGowan, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
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1068L<Announced on 2013-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/10/msg208752.html>
1069
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1070 I
1071
1072 A cat is strolling through my mind
1073 Acting as though he owned the place,
1074 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
1075 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
1076
1077 So tender and discreet his tone;
1078 But whether he should growl or purr
1079 His voice is always rich and deep.
1080 That is the secret of his charm.
1081
1082 This purling voice that filters down
1083 Into my darkest depths of soul
1084 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
1085 Delights me as a potion would.
1086
1087 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
1088 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
1089 Without the need for any words
1090 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
1091
1092 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
1093 Across my heart, fine instrument,
1094 And makes to sing so royally
1095 The strongest and the purest chord,
1096
1097 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
1098 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
1099 In whom all is, angelically,
1100 As subtle as harmonious.
1101
1102 II
1103
1104 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
1105 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
1106 I might have been embalmed in it
1107 By giving him one little pet.
1108
1109 He is my household's guardian soul;
1110 He judges, he presides, inspires
1111 All matters in hos royal realm;
1112 Might he be fairy? or a god?
1113
1114 When my eyes, to this cat I love
1115 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
1116 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
1117 And when I look within myself,
1118
1119 I notice with astonishment
1120 The fire of his opal eyes,
1121 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
1122 Taking my measure, steadily.
1123
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1125
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1128There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
1129that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
1130Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
1131despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
1132loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
1133looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
1134his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
1135of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
1136heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
1137danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
1138She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
1139surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
1140and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
1141be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
1142name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
1143and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
1144him.
1145
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1146=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
1147
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1149
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1150E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
1151written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
1152betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
1153have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
1154personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
1155Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
1156For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
1157political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
1158working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
1159between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
1160however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
1161logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
1162an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
1163to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
1164outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
1165there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
1166There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
1167
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1168=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
1169
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1172The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
1173correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
1174showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
1175however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
1176magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
1177the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
1178
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1179=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
1180
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1182
1183 Over hill, over dale,
1184 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
1185 Over park, over pale,
1186 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
1187 I do wander everywhere,
1188 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
1189 And I serve the fairy queen,
1190 To dew her orbs upon the green.
1191 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
1192 In their gold coats, spots you see;
1193 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
1194 In their freckles live our savours.
1195 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
1196 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
1197 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
1198 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
1199
5f42d1f2 1200=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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1203
1204 From the beginning, I knew…
1205 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
1206 …that I can't fix…
1207 …with my hands…
1208
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1212
1213 Along the shore the cloud waves break,
1214 The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
1215 The shadows lengthen
1216 In Carcosa.
1217
1218 Strange is the night where black stars rise,
1219 And strange moons circle through the skies
1220 But stranger still is
1221 Lost Carcosa.
1222
1223 Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
1224 Where flap the tatters of the King,
1225 Must die unheard in
1226 Dim Carcosa.
1227
1228 Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
1229 Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
1230 Shall dry and die in
1231 Lost Carcosa.
1232
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1233=head2 v5.18.3 - (no epigraph)
1234
1235(no epigraph)
1236
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1240
1241"Ah! I see it now!" I shrieked. "You have seized the throne and the
1242empire. Woe! woe to you who are crowned with the crown of the King in
1243Yellow!"
1244
40e1c3e8 1245=head2 v5.18.3-RC1 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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1248
1249 CAMILLA: You, sir, should unmask.
1250
1251 STRANGER: Indeed?
1252
1253 CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
1254
1255 STRANGER: I wear no mask.
1256
1257 CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
1258
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1259=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
1260
1261L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
1262
1263One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
1264only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
1265that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
1266about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
1267places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
1268Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
1269mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
1270every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
1271
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1273
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1275
1276The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
1277systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
1278thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
1279operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
1280ever seen.
1281
1282An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
1283something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
1284kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
1285anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
1286disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
1287gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
1288that renders the operating system unnecessary.
1289
1290=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
1291
1292L<Announced on 2013-08-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205445.html>
1293
1294Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
1295someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
1296again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
1297and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
1298language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
1299
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1300=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
1301
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1303
1304It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
1305who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
1306walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
1307and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
1308search, in questions, in torment.
1309
2ee7da68 1310=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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1313
1314Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
1315
1316=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
1317
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1319
1320 I'd love to go drowning
1321 And to stay and to stay
1322 But the ocean doesn't want me today
1323 I'll go in up to here
1324 It can't possibly hurt
1325 All they will find is my beer
1326 And my shirt
1327
1328=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
1329
1330L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
1331
1332 And the great day of wrath has come
1333 And here's mud in your big red eye
1334 The poker's in the fire
1335 And the locusts take the sky
1336 And the earth died screaming
1337 While I lay dreaming of you
1338
1339=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
1340
1341L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
1342
1343 What's he building in there?
1344
1345 We have a right to know…
1346
2ee7da68 1347=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel in "This is Spın̈al Tap"
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1349L<Announced on 2013-04-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/04/msg201056.html>
1350
1351It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
1352eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
1353
2ee7da68 1354=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, "A Fire Upon The Deep"
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1357
1358The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
1359followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
1360safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
1361place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
1362would be famous for this.
1363
1364Six months passed. A year.
1365
72f869fd 1366The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
7707f065 1367Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
72f869fd 1368powerful, it does not need to self-know.
7707f065 1369
2ee7da68 1370=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy"
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1373
1374Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
1375The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
1376recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
1377his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
1378Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
1379of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
1380Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
1381of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
1382'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
1383embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
1384'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
1385in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
1386leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
1387
1388The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
1389Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
1390in the destruction of the planet Earth.
1391
2ee7da68 1392=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, "An Instance of the Fingerpost"
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1395
1396I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
1397the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
1398dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
1399between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
1400improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
1401fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
1402I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
1403them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
1404do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
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1406in his hand and the blood spattered his coat. Boyle also did not scruple to
1407perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
1408himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
1409a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
1410the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
1411world is richer for it.
1412
2ee7da68 1413=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, "The Darkness That Comes Before"
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1416
1417No thought.
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1418
1419The boy extinguished. Only a place.
1420
1421This place.
1422
1423Motionless, the Pragma sat facing him, the bare soles of his feet flat against each other, his dark frock scored by the shadows of deep folds, his eyes as empty as the child they watched.
1424
1425A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
1426
1427For the first lances of sunlight careered over the glacier, as ponderous as great tree limbs in the wind. Shadows hardened and light gleamed across the Pragma’s ancient skull.
1428
1429The old man’s left hand forsook his right sleeve, bearing a watery knife. And like a rope in water, his arm pitched outward, fingertips trailing across the blade as the knife swung languidly into the air, the sun skating and the dark shrine plunging across its mirror back . . .
1430
1431And the place where Kellhus had once existed extended an open hand—the blond hairs like luminous filaments against tanned skin—and grasped the knife from stunned space.
1432
1433The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
1434
1435I have been legion . . .
1436
1437In his periphery, he could see the spike of the sun ease from the mountain. He felt drunk with exhaustion. In the recoil of his trance, it seemed all he could hear were the twigs arching and bobbing in the wind, pulled by leaves like a million sails no bigger than his hand. Cause everywhere, but amid countless minute happenings—diffuse, useless.
1438
1439Now I understand.
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2ee7da68 1441=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, "The Sirens of Titan"
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1444
1445Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
1446of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
1447scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
1448glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
1449beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
1450much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
1451caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
1452vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
1453had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
1454
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1455=head2 v5.17.5 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
1456
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1458
1459Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
1460behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
1461recording everything.
1462
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1463=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
1464
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1467 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
1468 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
1469 She aims it at the creature's head,
1470 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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1472 A few weeks later, in the wood,
1473 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
1474 But what a change! No cloak of red,
1475 No silly hood upon her head.
1476 She said, "Hello, and do please note
1477 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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1479=head2 v5.17.3 - Kris Ta-belle, "Smoked Perl Onion Soup"
1480
1481L<Announced on 2012-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190775.html>
1482
1483Preparation:
1484
1485Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
1486or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
1487Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
1488look golden brown.
1489Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
1490ready to create the soup.
1491
1492Ingredients:
1493
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1494 16 diced, pre-smoked, Perl Onions
1495 3 tbsp butter
1496 1/4 cup olive oil
1497 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
1498 1 tsp salt
1499 1 tsp sugar
1500 black pepper to taste
1501 1 cup red wine
1502 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1503 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
1504 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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1506Method:
1507
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1508 Melt the butter in a pan and then add olive oil.
1509 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
1510 to half an hour.
1511 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
1512 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
1513 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
1514 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
1515 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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1517Enjoy.
1518
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1519=head2 v5.17.2 - Terry Pratchet, "The Colour of Magic"
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1522
1523‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
1524
1525Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
1526their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
1527
1528The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
1529butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
1530and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
1531
1532Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
1533
1534‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
1535
1536‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
1537
1538‘What?’
1539
1540‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
1541
1542‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
1543his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
1544dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
1545quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
1546
1547‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
1548an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
1549
1550‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
1551
1552The iotum rose, spinning.
1553
1554‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
1555
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1556=head2 v5.17.1 - Rand Miller, "Myst: The Book of Ti'ana"
1557
1558L<Announced on 2012-06-20 by doy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/06/msg188354.html>
1559
1560On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
1561taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
1562"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
1563and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
1564merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
1565subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
1566Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
1567it.
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1569=head2 v5.17.0 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
1570
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1572
1573`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
1574`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
1575hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
1576The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
1577been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
1578be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
1579to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
1580fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
1581
1582There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
1583climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
1584broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
1585implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
1586on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
1587Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
1588astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
1589for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
1590out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
1591the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
1592
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1593=head2 v5.16.3 - Devo, "Freedom of Choice"
1594
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1596
1597 A victim of collision on the open sea
1598 Nobody ever said that life was free
1599 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
1600 But use your freedom of choice
1601
1602=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, "The Cyberiad", Trurl's Machine
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1606Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
1607machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
1608trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
1609little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
1610to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
1611he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
1612the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
1613
1614The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
1615current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
1616transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
1617chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
1618adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
1619as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
1620solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
1621valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
1622the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
1623machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
1624
2ee7da68 1625=head2 v5.16.1 - Emerald Rose, "Never Split The Party"
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1628
1629 Don't you know? You never split the party
1630 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
1631 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
1632 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
1633
c33412d7 1634=head2 v5.16.1-RC1 - Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the "Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook"
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1637
1638I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
1639Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
1640Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
1641The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
1642
1643
1644
1645I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
1646sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
1647collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
1648
1649My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
1650inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
1651swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
1652side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
1653The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
1654dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
1655
2ee7da68 1656=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"
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1660 All I have is a voice
1661 To undo the folded lie,
1662 The romantic lie in the brain
1663 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
1664 And the lie of Authority
1665 Whose buildings grope the sky:
1666 There is no such thing as the State
1667 And no one exists alone;
1668 Hunger allows no choice
1669 To the citizen or the police;
1670 We must love one another or die.
1671
2ee7da68 1672=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan, "Blowin' In The Wind"
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1676 How many roads must a man walk down
1677 Before you call him a man?
1678 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
1679 Before she sleeps in the sand?
1680 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
1681 Before they're forever banned?
1682 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1683 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1684
1685 How many years can a mountain exist
1686 Before it's washed to the sea?
1687 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
1688 Before they're allowed to be free?
1689 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
1690 Pretending he just doesn't see?
1691 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1692 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1693
1694 How many times must a man look up
1695 Before he can see the sky?
1696 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
1697 Before he can hear people cry?
1698 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
1699 That too many people have died?
1700 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1701 The answer is blowin' in the wind
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2ee7da68 1703=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF, "The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way"
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1706
1707 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1708 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
1709 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1710 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
1711 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
1712
1713Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
1714age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
1715older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
1716debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
1717girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
1718A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
1719Top for more than one week.
1720
1721Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
1722lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
1723buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
1724into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
1725meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
1726soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
1727single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
1728
1729 "I'm never going to give you up"
1730
2ee7da68 1731=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, "The Voyage of QV66"
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1734
1735"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
1736
1737He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
1738notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
1739which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
1740OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
1741ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
1742
1743There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
1744busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
1745out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
1746mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
1747and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
1748with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
1749bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
1750chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
1751excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
1752down cheering and applauding.
1753
1754"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
1755
2ee7da68 1756=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, "A Wizard of Earthsea"
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1759
1760Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
1761into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
1762beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
1763winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
1764wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
1765over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
1766
1767But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
1768gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
1769villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
1770journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
1771domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
1772with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
1773by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
1774Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
1775
2ee7da68 1776=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, "The Diary of a Madman"
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1779
1780This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
1781been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
1782confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
1783how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
1784could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
1785putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
1786I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
1787before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
1788think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
1789all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
1790off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
1791was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
1792The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
1793endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
1794benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
1795boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
1796lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
1797Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
1798resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
1799Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
1800you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
1801
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1803
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1805
1806A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
1807don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
1808without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
1809the human experience, the better design we will have.
1810
2ee7da68 1811=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, From the preface to "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
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1815All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
1816the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
1817do so at their peril.
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1819It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
1820Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
1821work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
1822artist is in accord with himself.
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1824We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
1825he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
1826thing is that one admires it intensely.
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4ed12d4a 1828All art is quite useless.
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2ee7da68 1830=head2 v5.15.2 - Rainer Maria Rilke, trans., C. F. MacIntyre, "Duino", The First Elegy
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1834 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
1835 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
1836 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
1837 things the significance of a human future;
1838 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
1839 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
1840 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
1841 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
1842 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
1843 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
1844 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
1845 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
1846 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
1847 hurtles all ages along with it forever
1848 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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1850=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
1851
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1853
1854Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
1855fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
1856winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
1857down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
1858being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
1859extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
1860but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
1861
1862Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
1863that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
1864around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
1865fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
1866the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
1867closed system.
1868
1869Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
1870the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
1871/be/ them.'
1872
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1874
1875L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
1876
4ed12d4a 1877If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
452ead5e 1878
c682aa67 1879=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
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1883He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
1884mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
1885encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
1886
1887'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
1888Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
1889finished its run. It was due about now.'
1890
1891Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
1892see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
1893
1894'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
1895is always a last time for everything.)
1896
1897Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
1898
1899=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
1900
1901L<Announced on 2012-10-12 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194057.html>
1902
1903 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
1904 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
1905 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
1906 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
1907 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
1908 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
1909 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
1910 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
1911 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
1912 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
1913 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
1914 eaten them, but not for love.
1915
1916=head2 v5.14.2 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
1917
1918L<Announced on 2011-09-26 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177618.html>
1919
1920It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
1921do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
1922they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
1923catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
1924awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
1925inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
1926
1927So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
1928mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
1929the heart of the programmer.
b3c5102d 1930
c684cf36 1931=head2 v5.14.1 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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1933L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
1934
1935At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
1936my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
1937the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
1938since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
1939already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
1940to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
1941the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
1942can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
1943unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
1944
c684cf36 1945=head2 v5.14.0 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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1947L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
1948
1949At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
1950myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
1951impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
1952"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
1953gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
1954or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
1955
1956I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
1957computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
1958ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
1959would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
1960my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
1961away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
1962won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
1963
1964So a freely distributable program is born.
1965
1966=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
1967
1968L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
1969
1970This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
1971continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
1972aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
1973and your bags will be offloaded.
1974
2ee7da68 1975=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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1977L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
1978
1979Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
1980of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
1981by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
1982sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
1983swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
1984down their paved streets.
1985
1986Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
1987obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
1988company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
1989the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
1990govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
1991the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
1992
1993=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
1994
1995L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
1996
1997But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
1998my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
1999reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
2000wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
2001Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
2002the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
b86ac955 2003This seemed doubly astounding to me—first that Australia could
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2004just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
2005this had never reached me.
2006
2ee7da68 2007=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<"Leaves of Grass"|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
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2011 When the full-grown poet came,
2012 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
2013 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
2014 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
2015 Nay he is mine alone;
2016 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
2017 by the hand;
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2018 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly
2019 holding hands,
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2020 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
2021 And wholly and joyously blends them.
2022
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2027 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
2028 nema ráða vel kunni.
2029 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
2030 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
2031 Sák á telgðu talkni
2032 tíu launstafi ristna.
2033 Þat hefr lauka lindi
2034 langs ofrtrega fengit.
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2037
2038L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
2039
2040In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
2041granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
2042do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
2043that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
2044generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
2045endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
2046that fire can truly light the world.
2047
2048And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
2049ask what you can do for your country.
2050
2051My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
2052but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
2053
2054Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
2055ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
2056we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
2057the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
2058asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
2059work must truly be our own.
2060
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2062
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2065The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
2066to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
2067between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
2068cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
2069areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
2070be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
2071As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
2072the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
2073instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
2074interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
2075also be automated.
2076
2077Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
2078if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
2079were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
2080and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
2081indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
2082techniques like X-ray crystallography.
2083
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2088[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
2089
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2091
2092[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
2093
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2094 Trinity: What did you just say?
2095 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
2096 Trinity: What did you see?
2097 Cypher: What happened?
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2098 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
2099 like it.
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2100 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
2101 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
2102 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
2103 Neo: What is it?
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2104 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
2105 they change something.
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2107=head2 v5.13.6 - Haruki Murakami, "Kafka on the Shore"
2108
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2111The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
2112he storm vanishes.
2113
2114"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
2115fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
2116to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
2117me?"
2118
2119I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
2120like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
2121
2122"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
2123as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
2124on my heart.
2125
2126(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
2127
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2129
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2132Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
2133air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
2134the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
2135faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
2136of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
2137the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
2138deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
2139fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
2140stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
2141revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
2142
2143For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
2144courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
2145the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
2146jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
2147were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
2148there, a glimmer of moonshine.
2149
2150Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
2151rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
2152grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
2153park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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2156=head2 v5.13.4 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
2157
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2160`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
2161`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
2162it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
2163she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
2164
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2165 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
2166 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
2167 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
2168 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
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2169
2170
2171`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
2172
2173`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
2174nonsense.'
2175
2176Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
2177anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
2178
2179`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
2180
2181`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
2182
2183`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
2184with his nose, you know?'
2185
2186`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
2187the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
2188
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2189=head2 v5.13.3 - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens"
2190
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2193Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
2194Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
2195notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
2196for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
2197sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
2198
2199Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
2200dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
2201Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
2202motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
2203Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
2204that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
2205had ever even been a car.
2206
2207There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
2208been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
2209this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
2210flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
2211re-entry.
2212
2213There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
2214metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
2215somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
2216make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
2217
2218It should have fallen apart miles back.
2219
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2221
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2224We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
2225the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
2226in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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2227there exist ... special circumstances.
2228
2229=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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2233And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
2234bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
2235yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
2236with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
2237if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
2238bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
2239quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
2240
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2241=head2 v5.13.0 - Jules Verne, "A Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
2242
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2245The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
2246involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
2247when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
2248streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
2249road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
2250seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
2251smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
2252
2253"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
2254volcano were once more to set to work."
2255
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2256=head2 v5.12.5 - William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure"
2257
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2259
2260 Music oft hath such a charm
2261 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
2262
2263=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
2264
2265L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173725.html>
2266
2267 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
2268 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
2269 When breakfast is taken away,
2270 To turn his attention to dinner;
2271 And it's not in the range of belief,
2272 To look upon him as a glutton,
2273 Who, when he is tired of beef,
2274 Determines to tackle the mutton.
2275 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
2276 If it will appease her sorrow,
2277 I'll marry this lady today,
2278 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
2279
2280=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
2281
2282L<Announced on 2011-06-15 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173609.html>
2283
2284 Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
2285 Tolerates no work of man.
2286 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
2287 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
2288 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
2289 While the last larks sing and soar,
2290 From the heather-blossoms sweet
2291 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
2292 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
2293 Eleanor makes macaroons!
2294
2295=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
2296
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2298
2299 Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
2300 And terrapin, too, is tasty,
2301 Lobster I freely endorse,
2302 In pate or patty or pasty.
2303 But there's nothing the matter with butter,
2304 And nothing the matter with jam,
2305 And the warmest greetings I utter
2306 To the ham and the yam and the clam.
2307 For they're food,
2308 All food,
2309 And I think very fondly of food.
2310 Through I'm broody at times
2311 When bothered by rhymes,
2312 I brood
2313 On food.
2314
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2315=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
2316
2317L<Announced on 2011-01-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168368.html>
2318
2319 I saw a huge steam roller,
2320 It blotted out the sun.
2321 The people all lay down, lay down;
2322 They did not try to run.
2323 My love and I, we looked amazed
2324 Upon the gory mystery.
2325 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
2326 'The great machine is history!'
2327 My love and I, we ran away,
2328 The engine did not find us.
2329 We ran up to a mountain top,
2330 Left history far behind us.
2331 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
2332 But somehow we don't think so.
2333 We went to see where history'd been,
2334 And my, the dead did stink so.
2335
2336=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
2337
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2339
2340CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
2341she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
2342seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
2343
2344What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
2345of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
2346has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
2347will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
2348only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
2349lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
2350design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
2351periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
2352
2353=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
2354
2355L<Announced on 2010-08-31 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/08/msg163670.html>
2356
2357The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
2358from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
2359view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
2360Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
2361once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
2362endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
2363a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
2364will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
2365of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
2366Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
2367still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
2368
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2370
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2373"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
2374many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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2375Suppose that the sort of ice we skate upon and put into highballs --
2376what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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2377Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
2378had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
2379...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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2380"that there were one form, which we will call ice-nine -- a crystal as
2381hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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2382degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
2383and-thirty degrees."
2384
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2389San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
2390the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
2391hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
2392of the Free World."
2393
2394Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
2395level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
2396harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
2397exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
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2403Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
2404the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
2405just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
2406a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
2407it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
2408of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
2409common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
2410bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
2411
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2413 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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2419'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
2420not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
2421your cat grins like that?'
2422
2423'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
2424
2425She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
2426jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
2427and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
2428
2429'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
2430that cats COULD grin.'
2431
2432'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
2433
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2438'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
2439have got altered.'
2440
2441'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
2442there was silence for some minutes.
2443
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2445
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2448'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
2449always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
2450rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
2451yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
2452can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
2453kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
2454
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2456
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2459At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
2460called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
2461dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
2462in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
2463sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
2464
2465'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
2466is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
2467the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
2468to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
2469accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 2470Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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2480So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
2481hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
2482making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
2483picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
2484close by her.
2485
2486There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
2487VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
2488dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
2489occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
2490it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
2491OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
2492Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
2493never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
2494take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
2495after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
2496rabbit-hole under the hedge.
2497
2498In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
2499in the world she was to get out again.
2500
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2509 A little child, a limber elf,
2510 Singing, dancing to itself,
2511 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
2512 That always finds, and never seeks,
2513 Makes such a vision to the sight
2514 As fills a father's eyes with light;
2515 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
2516 Upon his heart, that he at last
2517 Must needs express his love's excess
2518 With words of unmeant bitterness.
2519 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
2520 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
2521 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
2522 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
2523 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
2524 At each wild word to feel within
2525 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
2526 And what, if in a world of sin
2527 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
2528 Such giddiness of heart and brain
2529 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
2530 So talks as it's most used to do.
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2532=head2 v5.11.4 - Fyodor Dostoevsky, "Crime and Punishment"
2533
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2536And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
2537into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
2538mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
2539question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
2540hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
2541louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
2542who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
2543worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
2544done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
2545
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2546=head2 v5.11.3 - Mark Twain, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
2547
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4363636d 2550"Say -- I'm going in a swimming, I am. Don't you wish you could? But of
d517a16a 2551course you'd druther work -- wouldn't you? Course you would!"
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2552
2553Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
2554
2555"Why ain't that work?"
2556
2557Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
2558is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
2559
2560"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
2561
2562The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
2563to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
2564
2565That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
2566swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
2567-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
2568watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
2569absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
2570
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2572
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2575The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
2576at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
2577streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
2578the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
2579live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
2580colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
2581as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
2582wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
2583prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
2584however much they're into colour.
2585
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2586=head2 v5.11.1 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
2587
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2590Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
2591and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
2592word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
2593disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
2594everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
2595on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
2596that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
2597glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
b10ee209 2598war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Milo
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2599presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
2600for more hazardous assignment.
2601
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2602=head2 v5.11.0 - Mikhail Bulgakov, "The Master and Margarita"
2603
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2606Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
2607streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
2608trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
2609to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
2610about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
2611of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
2612facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
2613explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
2614Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
2615people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
2616work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
2617their art.
2618
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2619=head2 v5.10.1 - Right Hon. James Hacker MP, "The Complete Yes Minister: The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister"
2620
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2623'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
2624the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
2625Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
2626Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
2627responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
2628Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
2629Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
2630Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
2631Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
2632Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
2633
2634'Can they all type?' I joked.
2635
2636'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
2637McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
2638
2639I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
2640'We could have opened an agency.'
2641
2642Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
2643Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
2644amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
2645all say that, do they?' I ventured.
2646
2647Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
2648replied. 'Not quite all.'
2649
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2661
2662He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
2663he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
2664out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
2665noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
2666must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
2667number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
2668did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
2669
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2677
2678=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
2679
2680L<Pre-announced on 2007-07-07 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2007/07/msg126358.html>,
2681available on CPAN with same date, but never actually announced.
2682
2683=head2 v5.9.4 - no epigraph
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2686
2687=head2 v5.9.3 - no epigraph
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2690
2691=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
2692
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2694
2695This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
2696gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
2697technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
2698about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
2699bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
2700paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
2701in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
2702electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
2703picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
2704to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
2705technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
2706getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
2707sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
2708it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
2709conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
2710
2711"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
2712that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
2713`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
2714
2715"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
2716one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
2717flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
2718everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
2719make you flip?
2720
2721=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
2722
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2724
2725Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
2726
2727=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
2728
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2730
2731What of October, that ambiguous month
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2733=head2 v5.8.9 - Right Hon. James Hacker MP, "The Complete Yes Minister: The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister"
2734
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2737Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
2738proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
2739the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
2740anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
2741how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
2742
2743'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
2744
2745This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
2746that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
2747
2748'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
2749expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
2750anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
2751sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
2752
2753This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
2754basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
2755policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
2756disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
2757the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
2758Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
2759and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
2760Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
2761
2762In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
2763reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
2764
2765I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
2766Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
2767for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
2768had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
2769work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
2770the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
2771left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
2772pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
2773the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
2774the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
2775
2776I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
2777publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
2778Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
2779
2780So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
2781pushing to increase the membership?
2782
2783'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
2784more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
2785futile and impotent it becomes.'
2786
2787This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
2788
2789Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
2790diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
2791
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2793
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2796There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
2797about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
2798four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
2799anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
2800thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
2801
2802Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
2803and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
2804press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
2805obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
2806produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
2807this draft...'
2808
2809I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
2810hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
2811incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
2812
2813'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
2814redundancy payments as well.'
2815
2816'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
2817it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
2818
2819'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
2820
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2825A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
2826was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
2827and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
2828jets and all.
2829
2830I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
2831
2832I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
2833Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
2834specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
2835the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
2836jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
2837grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
2838in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
2839
2840While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
2841taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
2842me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
2843sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
2844three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
2845plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
2846occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
2847were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
2848
2849And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
2850were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
2851
2852Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
2853name like Charlie Umtali?
2854
2855I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
2856know something about our official visitor.
2857
2858Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
2859has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
2860car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
2861to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
2862knew little of his background.
2863
2864I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
2865Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
2866first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
2867
2868Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
2869
2870'Why?' I enquired.
2871
2872'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
2873to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
2874never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
2875
2876Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
2877that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
2878
2879In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
2880where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
2881revolving door and comes out in front.'
2882
2883'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
2884
2885'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
2886
2887'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
2888
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2889=head2 v5.8.8 - Joe Raposo, "Bein' Green"
2890
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2893 It's not that easy bein' green
2894 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
2895 When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
2896 Or something much more colorful like that
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2898 It's not easy bein' green
2899 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
2900 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
2901 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
2902 Or stars in the sky
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2904 But green's the color of Spring
2905 And green can be cool and friendly-like
2906 And green can be big like an ocean
2907 Or important like a mountain
2908 Or tall like a tree
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2910 When green is all there is to be
2911 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
2912 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
2913 And I think it's what I want to be
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2915=head2 v5.8.8-RC1 - Cosgrove Hall Productions, "Dangermouse"
2916
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4ed12d4a 2919 Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 2920
4ed12d4a 2921 Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
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2923=head2 v5.8.7 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
2924
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2927And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
2928hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
2929cat.
2930
2931Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 2932the wolf? What then?"
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2934=head2 v5.8.7-RC1 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
2935
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2936L<Announced on 2005-05-20 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2005/05/msg100711.html>
2937
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2938And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
2939bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
2940round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
2941
2942In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
2943gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
2944climbed up the high stone wall.
2945
2946One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
2947stretched out over the wall.
2948
2949Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
2950Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
2951take care that he doesn't catch you!".
2952
2953The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
2954snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
2955
2956How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 2957the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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2959=head2 v5.8.6 - A. A. Milne, "The House at Pooh Corner"
2960
f3d08688 2961L<Announced on 2004-11-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg96304.html>
2831a86c 2962
4363636d 2963"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 2964you."
4363636d 2965
51caa79e 2966"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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2967
2968"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
2969and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 2970to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 2971
51caa79e 2972"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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2973
2974"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
2975planting it."
2976
2977"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 2978grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 2979
51caa79e 2980Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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2981
2982"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
2983Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 2984wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 2985
51caa79e 2986Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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2987
2988"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
2989how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 2990and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
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2992=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
2993
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2994L<Announced on 2004-11-11 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg95786.html>
2995
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2996"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
2997
2998"Hunting," said Pooh.
2999
3000"Hunting what?"
3001
3002"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
3003
3004"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
3005
3006"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
3007
3008"What do you think you'll answer?"
3009
3010"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
3011"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
3012you see there?"
3013
3014"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
3015excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
3016
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3017=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
3018
f3d08688 3019L<Announced on 2004-07-19 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg93189.html>
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3021Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
3022ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
3023bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
3024waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
3025droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
3026hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
3027longbow.
3028
3029In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
3030often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
3031placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
3032likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
3033may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
3034Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
3035Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
3036farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
3037grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 3038T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
4363636d 3039
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3040=head2 v5.8.5-RC2 - wikipedia, "Beech"
3041
f3d08688 3042L<Announced on 2004-07-09 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg92934.html>
2831a86c 3043
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3044Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
3045ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
3046sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
3047pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
3048shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
3049
3050The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
3051Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 3052Caledonia and South America.
4363636d 3053
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3054=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
3055
f3d08688 3056L<Announced on 2004-07-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg92840.html>
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3058The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
3059often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
3060large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
3061and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
3062spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
3063year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
3064may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
3065
3066It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
3067branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
3068of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
3069that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
3070
3071Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
3072other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
3073acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
3074mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
3075
3076It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 3077heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
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3079=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
3080
f3d08688 3081L<Announced on 2004-04-22 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90984.html>
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3083 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
3084 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
3085 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
3086 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
3087
3088 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
3089 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
3090 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
3091 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
3092 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
3093 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
3094 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
3095 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
3096
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3097 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
3098 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
3099
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3100
3101=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
3102
f3d08688 3103L<Announced on 2004-04-16 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90796.html>
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3105 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
3106 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
3107 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
3108 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
3109
3110 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
3111 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
3112 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
3113 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
3114 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
3115 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
3116
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3117=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
3118
f3d08688 3119L<Announced on 2004-04-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90422.html>
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3121 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
3122 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
3123 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
3124 We must find him of the train can't start.'
3125 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
3126 They are searching high and low,
3127 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
3128 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
3129 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
3130 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
3131 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
3132 He's been busy in the luggage van!
3133 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
c5fb089a 3134 And the signal goes 'All Clear!'
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3135 And we're off at last of the northern part
3136 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
3137
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3138=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
3139
f3d08688 3140L<Announced on 2004-01-14 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg87317.html>
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3142 We are the music makers,
3143 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
3144 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
3145 And sitting by desolate streams; --
3146 World-losers and world-forsakers,
3147 On whom the pale moon gleams:
3148 Yet we are the movers and shakers
3149 Of the world for ever, it seems.
4363636d 3150
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3151=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
3152
f3d08688 3153L<Announced on 2004-01-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg86969.html>
2831a86c 3154
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3155 There may be trouble ahead,
3156 But while there's music and moonlight,
3157 And love and romance,
3158 Let's face the music and dance.
3159
3160 Before the fiddlers have fled,
3161 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
3162 And while we still have that chance,
3163 Let's face the music and dance.
3164
3165 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
3166 Humming a different tune, and then,
3167
3168 There may be teardrops to shed,
3169 So while there's music and moonlight,
3170 And love and romance,
3171 Let's face the music and dance.
3172
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3173=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
3174
f3d08688 3175L<Announced on 2003-11-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84822.html>
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3177 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
3178 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
3179 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
3180 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
3181 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
3182 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
3183
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3184 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
3185 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
3186 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
3187 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
3188
3189 O my brave soul!
3190 O farther farther sail!
3191 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
3192 O farther, farther, farther sail!
3193
2ee7da68 3194=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle and John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
4363636d 3195
f3d08688 3196L<Announced on 2003-11-03 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84645.html>
2831a86c 3197
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3198 It's fun to charter an accountant
3199 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
3200 To find, explore the funds offshore
3201 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
3202
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3203=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
3204
f3d08688 3205L<Announced on 2003-10-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/10/msg84194.html>
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3207 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
3208 In a Sieve they went to sea:
3209 In spite of all their friends could say,
3210 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
3211 In a Sieve they went to sea!
3212 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
3213 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
3214 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
3215 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
3216 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
3217
3218 Far and few, far and few,
3219 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
3220 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
3221 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
3222
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3223=head2 v5.8.1 - epigraph same as v5.7.1
3224
3225L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
3226
3227=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
3228
3229L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
3230
3231No matter what she did with her hair it took about
3232three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
3233like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
3234no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
3235overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
3236
3237=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
3238
3239L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
3240
3241Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
3242It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
3243devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
3244then you can be my most trusted minister."
3245
3246=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
3247
3248L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
3249
3250Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
3251a knife with a curved blade.
3252
3253=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
3254
3255L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
3256
3257Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
3258me because I've got magic aaargh."
3259
3260=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
3261
3262L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
3263
3264Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
3265in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
3266with his head.
3267
3268But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
3269weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
3270open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
3271defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
3272Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
3273was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
3274
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3275=head2 v5.8.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
3276
3277L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
3278
3279There was the faint sound of footsteps.
3280"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
3281said the low priest.
3282There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
3283The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
3284"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
3285The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
3286The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
3287The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
3288thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
3289There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
3290"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
3291said the High Priest.
3292"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
3293There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
3294"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
3295There were footsteps again.
3296
3297=head2 v5.8.0-RC3 - no epigraph
3298
3299L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
3300
3301=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
3302
3303L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
3304
3305=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
3306
3307L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
3308
3309=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
3310
3311L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
3312
3313Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
3314No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
3315got there first, and is waiting for it.
3316
3317=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
3318
3319L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
3320
3321His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
3322the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
3323all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
3324bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
3325you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
3326
3327=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
3328
dd047fac 3329L<Announced on 2001-04-09 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33851.html>
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3331"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
3332
3333Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
3334
3335"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
3336flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
3337arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
3338and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
3339I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
3340I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
3341will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
3342liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
3343Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
3344ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
3345
3346"All that?" said Twoflower.
3347
3348"Usually."
3349
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3350=head2 v5.7.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"
3351
3352L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
3353
3354The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
3355but that had to be the 57th strangest.
3356[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
3357
2ee7da68 3358=head2 v5.6.2 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
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f3d08688 3360L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg85222.html>
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3361
3362When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
3363sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
3364a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
3365what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
3366long in this instance.
3367
2ee7da68 3368=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
c7bed260 3369
f3d08688 3370L<Announced on 2003-11-08 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84953.html>
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3371
3372"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
3373
2831a86c 3374=head2 v5.6.1 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", Riddles in the Dark
4363636d 3375
2831a86c 3376L<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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3378`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
3379himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
3380upset.
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3382`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
3383to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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3385Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
3386stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
3387louder.
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3389`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
3390my precious, three guesseses.'
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3398No announcement available.
3399
2831a86c 3400=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 3404=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL1 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 3406L<Announced on 2000-12-18 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/12/msg27738.html>
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2831a86c 3408=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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3410L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
3411
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3412 The dragon is withered,
3413 His bones are now crumbled;
3414 His armour is shivered,
3415 His splendour is humbled!
3416 Though sword shall be rusted,
3417 And throne and crown perish
3418 With strength that men trusted
3419 And wealth that they cherish,
3420 Here grass is still growing,
3421 And leaves are a yet swinging,
3422 The white water flowing,
3423 And elves are yet singing
3424 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
3425 Come back to the valley.
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3427=head2 v5.6.0-RC3 - no epigraph
3428
3429L<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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3431=head2 v5.005_05-RC1 - no epigraph
3432
3433L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
3434
3435=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
3436
f3d08688 3437L<Announced on 2004-03-01 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/03/msg89047.html>
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3439=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
3440
f3d08688 3441L<Announced on 2004-02-19 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/02/msg88672.html>
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3442
3443The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
3444the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
3445never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
3446them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
3447chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
3448run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
3449and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
3450and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
3451and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
3452the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
3453fall.
3454
3455=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
3456
f3d08688 3457L<Announced on 2004-02-05 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/02/msg88312.html>
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3458
3459Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
3460plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
3461going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
3462she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
3463at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
3464cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
3465hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
3466passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
3467disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
3468of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
3469she fell past it.
3470
3471=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
3472
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3473L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/12/msg86423.html>
3474
3475 't was 16 years ago today
3476 Larry taught us a new game
3477 of lazyness, impatience, and hubris
3478 Happy birthday, Perl!
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3480=head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
3481
0e6b8110 3482This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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3483on L<Perl Monks|http://perlmonks.org> titled
3484L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
3485by ysth.
3486
3487=cut
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