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0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
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7=head1 DESCRIPTION
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0e6b8110 9Many Perl release announcements included an I<epigraph>, a short excerpt
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10from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release
11manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity,
12and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.
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de6a5728 14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as I<epigrams>, but the
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15definition of I<epigraph> is closer to the way they have been used.
16Consult your favorite dictionary for details.
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18=head1 EPIGRAPHS
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20=head2 v5.32.0-RC0 - Franz Kafka
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22Announced on 2020-05-30 by Sawyer X
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24There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.
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26=head2 v5.31.11 - John F. Kennedy, National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy
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28L<Announced on 2020-04-28 by Sawyer X|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2020/04/msg257385.html>
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30Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
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32=head2 v5.31.10 - Christina Rossetti, "Remember"
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34L<Announced on 2020-03-20 by Sawyer X|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2020/03/msg257274.html>
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36 Remember me when I am gone away,
37 Gone far away into the silent land;
38 When you can no more hold me by the hand,
39 Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
40 Remember me when no more day by day
41 You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
42 Only remember me; you understand
43 It will be late to counsel then or pray.
44 Yet if you should forget me for a while
45 And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
46 For if the darkness and corruption leave
47 A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
48 Better by far you should forget and smile
49 Than that you should remember and be sad.
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55 „When people talk too fast the content becomes as superfluous as the speed.“
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57=head2 v5.31.8 - Joe Perham, "Joe Perham's Guide to Hunting and Guide to Fishing in Maine"
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59L<Announced on 2020-01-20 by Matthew Horsfall|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2020/01/msg256894.html>
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61 Harry used to cut wood for the Brown company over in Stoneham Red
62 Rock Basin. And of course he was the best shot in camp. One day the
63 foreman told him to go get some meat.
64
65 "Take any gun you want."
66
67 Harry says "I'll take the .45-70."
68
69 Foreman said "That gun's only got one bullet."
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71 Harry says "I only need one bullet."
72
73 Took the .45-70, went out, an hour later he was back with two Moose,
74 a dozen trout you see, and a fluffy partridge. Went back to work.
75
76 Well at supper that night foreman says "Harry, um, something's
77 bothering me here a little bit. How did you get all that food with
78 only one bullet. I'm a little confused about the... the partridge,
79 there ain't a mark on him."
80
81 "Well", Harry says, "I'll tell ya. I took that .45-70, went back into
82 the woods a piece there I come to this brook. And I just uh, got to
83 the other side when I happen to see two moose in the swamp off
84 there. I figured I could get both of 'em. So I took out my huntin'
85 knife and stuck it into the mud, hilt foremost, sharp edge on the
86 blade towards me of course. I took dead aim on that knife, fired,
87 split that bullet and killed those two moose. Well you know the
88 recoil knocked me back into the brook. When I come up out of the
89 water, my pants were so full of fish that it popped a button off my
90 fly and killed that bird."
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92=head2 v5.31.7 - Bernard Werber
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94L<Announced on 2019-12-20 by Atoomic|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/12/msg256802.html>
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96 Be quiet. Look at the stars and appreciate what you live.
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98=head2 v5.31.6 - Neal Stephenson, "Quicksilver"
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100L<Announced on 2019-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/11/msg256646.html>
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102 Invocation
103
104 State your intentions, Muse. I know you're there.
105 Dead bards who pined for you have said
106 You're bright as flame, but fickle as the air.
107 My pen and I, submerged in liquid shade,
108 Much dark can spread, on days and over reams
109 But without you, no radiance can shed.
110 Why rustle in the dark, when fledged with fire?
111 Craze the night with flails of light. Reave
112 Your turbid shroud. Bestow what I require.
113
114 But you're not in the dark. I do believe
115 I swim, like squid, in clouds of my own make,
116 To you, offensive. To us both, opaque.
117 What's constituted so, only a pen
118 Can penetrate. I have one here; let's go.
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120=head2 v5.31.5 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Daddy Long-legs and the Fly
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122L<Announced on 2019-10-20 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/10/msg256478.html>
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124 'O Mr Daddy Long-legs,'
125 Said Mr Floppy Fly,
126 'It's true I never go to court,
127 And I will tell you why.
128 If I had six long legs like yours,
129 At once I'd go to court!
130 But oh! I can't, because my legs
131 Are so extremely short.
132 And I'm afraid the King and Queen
133 (One in red, and one in green)
134 Would say aloud, "You are not fit,
135 You Fly, to come to court a bit!"'
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137=head2 v5.31.4 - Ann Leckie, "The Raven Tower"
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139L<Announced on 2019-09-20 by Max Maischein|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/09/msg256254.html>
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141 Stories can be risky for someone like me. What I say must be true, or it
142will be made true, and if it cannot be made true - if I don't have the
143power, or if what I have said is an impossibility - then I will pay the
144price. I might more or less safely say, "Once there was a man who rode
145home to attend his father's funeral and claim his inheritance, but
146matters were not as he expected them to be." I do not doubt that such a
147thing has happened more than once in all the time there have been
148fathers to die and sons to succeed them. But to go any further, I must
149supply more details - the specific actions of specific people, and their
150specific consequences - and there I might blunder, all unknowing, into
151untruth. It's safer for me to speak of what I know. Or to speak only in
152the safest of generalities. Or else to say plainly at the beginning,
153"Here is a story I have heard," placing the burden of truth or not on
154the teller whose words I am merely accurately reporting.
155
156 But what is the story that I am telling? Here is another story I have
157heard:
158Once there were two brothers, and one of them wanted what the other had.
159Bent all his will to obtain what the other had, no matter the cost.
160 Here is another story: Once there was a prisoner in a tower.
161 And another:
162Once someone risked their life out of duty and loyalty to a friend.
163 Ah, there's a story that I might tell, and truthfully.
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165=head2 v5.31.3 - Samantha Harvey, "All Is Song"
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167L<Announced on 2019-08-20 by Tom Hukins|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/08/msg256012.html>
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169We are born from unity, we divide into isolation. We winnow ourselves
170out from the thing that first made sense of us and then expect to find
171meaning, yet a fraction makes no sense without the number of which
172it's a fractional part. We see loss, feel grief, give ourselves
173illness, we're cells that have over-divided and we call the division
174growth; the only real growth is in the return to unity, God, the
175unifying principle.
176
177Tired to his core, he turned the video off. The rain still poured as
178he went upstairs, and in bed as he tripped down into the deep open
179shaft of sleep he kept thinking that to divide by zero was to end up
180with infinity, as was to divide by God. To divide by God, to divide
181by God, over and over he thought it without sense; to divide by God; I
182must tell my students that the way to pass their exams is to divide by
183God. Then he must have slept, for it was morning.
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185=head2 v5.31.2 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Duck and the Kangaroo
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187L<Announced on 2019-07-20 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/07/msg255639.html>
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189 Said the Duck to the Kangaroo,
190 'Good gracious! how you hop!
191 Over the fields and the water too,
192 As if you never would stop!
193 My life is a bore in this nasty pond,
194 And I long to go out in the world beyond!
195 I wish I could hop like you!'
196 Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.
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198=head2 v5.31.1 - Kurt Vonnegut, _A Man without a Country_
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200L<Announced on 2019-06-20 by Karen Etheridge|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/06/msg255243.html>
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202On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, I sent Joel Bleifuss, my editor at _In These
203Times_, this fax:
204
205 ON ORANGE ALERT HERE.
206 ECONOMIC TERRORIST ATTACK
207 EXPECTED AT 8 PM EST. KV
208
209Worried, he called, asking what was up. I said I would tell him when I had
210more complete information on the bombs George Bush was set to deliver in his
211State of the Union address.
212
213That night I got a call from my friend, the out-of-print-science-fiction
214writer Kilgore Trout. He asked me, "Did you watch the State of the Union
215address?"
216
217"Yes, and it certainly helped to remember what the great British socialist
218playwright George Bernard Shaw said about this planet."
219
220"Which was?"
221
222"He said, 'I don't know if there are men on the moon, but if there are, they
223must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum.' And he wasn't talking
224about the germs or the elephants. He meant we the people."
225
226"Okay."
227
228"You don't think this is the Lunatic Asylum of the Universe?"
229
230"Kurt, I don't think I expressed an opinion one way of the other."
231
232"We are killing this planet as a life-support system with the poisons from
233all the thermodynamic whoopee we're making with atomic energy and fossil
234fuels, and everybody knows it, and practically nobody cares. This is how
235crazy we are. I think the planet's immune system is trying to get rid of us
236with AIDS and new strains of flu and tuberculosis, and so on. I think the
237planet should get rid of us. We're really awful animals. I mean, that dumb
238Barbra Streisand song, 'People who need people are the luckiest people in
239the world' -- she's talking about cannibals. Lots to eat. Yes, the planet is
240trying to get rid of us, but I think it's too late."
241
242And I said good-bye to my friend, hung up the phone, sat down and wrote this
243epitaph: "The good Earth -- we could have saved it, but we were too damn
244cheap and lazy."
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246=head2 v5.31.0 - Fumiko Enchi, Masks
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250 The secrets inside her mind are like flowers in a garden at
251 nighttime, filling the darkness with perfume.
252
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253=head2 v5.30.2 - Francesco Maria Piave, trans. Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, "La traviata", Act II, Scene 2
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257 FLORA, GASTON, DOCTOR, MARQUIS, CHORUS
258 (to Violetta)
259 Yes, you have suffered, but take heart!
260 Every one of us has shared your pain;
261 friends are around you to dry the tears
262 you have shed.
263
264 GERMONT
265 (I alone know the true devotion
266 this poor girl hides within her breast;
267 I know her faithful heart,
268 but I'm vowed so cruelly to silence.)
269
270 BARON
271 (softly to Alfredo)
272 Your deadly insult to this lady
273 offends us all, but such an outrage
274 shall not go unavenged!
275 I shall find a way to humble your pride!
276
277 ALFREDO
278 (Alas, what have I done? I feel terrible about it.
279 She will never forgive me.)
280
281 VIOLETTA
282 (coming to herself)
283 Alfredo, how should you understand
284 all the love that's in my heart?
285 How should you know that I have proved it,
286 even at the price of your contempt?
287
288 But the time will come when you will know,
289 when you'll admit how much I loved you.
290 God save you then from all remorse!
291 Even after death I shall still love you.
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295L<Announced on 2020-02-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2020/02/msg257163.html>
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297 ALFREDO
298 For me this woman lost
299 all she possessed.
300 I was blind, a wretched coward,
301 I accepted it all.
302 But it's time now for me to clear
303 myself from debt.
304 I call you all to witness here
305 that I've paid her back!
306
307 (Contemptuously, he throws his winnings at Violetta's feet.
308 She swoons in Flora's arms. Alfredo's father arrives suddenly.)
309
310 ALL
311 What you have done
312 is shameful!
313 To strike down
314 a tender heart that way!
315 You have insulted
316 a woman!
317 Get out of here!
318 We've no use for the likes of you!
319 Go!
320
321 GERMONT
322 (dignified in his anger)
323 A man who offends a woman, even in anger,
324 deserves nothing but scorn.
325 Where is my son? I no longer see him
326 in you, Alfredo.
327
328 ALFREDO
329 (What have I done? Yes, I despise myself!
330 Jealous madness, love deceived,
331 ravaged my soul, destroyed my reason.
332 How can I ever gain her pardon?
333 I would have left her, but I couldn't;
334 I came here to vent my anger,
335 But now I've done that, wretch that I am,
336 I feel nothing but deep remorse!)
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340L<Announced on 2019-11-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/11/msg256610.html>
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342 VIOLETTA:
343 With you I would share
344 my days of happiness;
345 everything is folly in this world
346 that does not give us pleasure.
347 Let us enjoy life,
348 for the pleasures of love are swift and fleeting
349 as a flower that lives and dies
350 and can be enjoyed no more.
351 Let's take our pleasure while its ardent,
352 brilliant summons lures us on!
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356L<Announced on 2019-10-27 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/10/msg256542.html>
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358 ALFREDO:
359 Let's drink from the joyous chalice
360 where beauty flowers...
361 Let the fleeting hour
362 to pleasure's intoxication yield.
363 Let's drink
364 to love's sweet tremors --
365 to those eyes
366 that pierce the heart.
367 Let's drink to love -- to wine
368 that warms our kisses.
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370=head2 v5.30.0 - Morihei Ueshiba
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374 Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we
375 are as good as dead.
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377=head2 v5.30.0-RC2 - Derek Walcott
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381 The truest writers are those who see language not as linguistic process but
382 as a living element.
383
384 -- Derek Walcott
385
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386=head2 v5.30.0-RC1 - Marcel Proust
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390 If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream
391 less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
392
393 -- Marcel Proust
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395=head2 v5.29.10 - Maya Angelou, Alone
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399 Lying, thinking
400 Last night
401 How to find my soul a home
402 Where water is not thirsty
403 And bread loaf is not stone
404 I came up with one thing
405 And I don't believe I'm wrong
406 That nobody,
407 But nobody
408 Can make it out here alone.
409
410 Alone, all alone
411 Nobody, but nobody
412 Can make it out here alone.
413
414 There are some millionaires
415 With money they can't use
416 Their wives run round like banshees
417 Their children sing the blues
418 They've got expensive doctors
419 To cure their hearts of stone.
420 But nobody
421 No, nobody
422 Can make it out here alone.
423
424 Alone, all alone
425 Nobody, but nobody
426 Can make it out here alone.
427
428 Now if you listen closely
429 I'll tell you what I know
430 Storm clouds are gathering
431 The wind is gonna blow
432 The race of man is suffering
433 And I can hear the moan,
434 'Cause nobody,
435 But nobody
436 Can make it out here alone.
437
438 Alone, all alone
439 Nobody, but nobody
440 Can make it out here alone.
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442=head2 v5.29.9 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Dancing Men
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444L<Announced on 2019-03-21 by Zak Elep|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/03/msg253978.html>
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446 What one man can invent, another can discover.
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448=head2 v5.29.8 - Isaac Asimov, Foundation: “Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.”
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450L<Announced on 2019-02-20 by Atoomic|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/02/msg253750.html>
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452=head2 v5.29.7 - Edsger W. Dijkstra: "Programming Considered as a Human Activity", IFIP Congress, New York, 1965.
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454L<Announced on 2019-01-20 by Abigail|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/01/msg253444.html>
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456When I became acquainted with the notion of algorithmic languages I
457never challenged the then prevailing notion that the problems of
458language design and implementation were mostly a question of
459compromises: every new convenience for the user had to be paid for
460by the implementation, either in the form of increased trouble
461during translation, or during execution or during both. Well, we
462are most certainly not living in Heaven and I am not going to deny
463the possibility of a conflict between convenience and efficiency,
464but now I do protest when this conflict is presented as a complete
465summing up of the situation. I am of the opinion that is worth-while
466to investigate what extent the needs of Man and Machine go hand in
467hand and to see what techniques we can devise of the benefit of all
468of us. I trust that this investigation will bear fruits and if this
469talk made some of you share this fervent hope, it has achieved its aim.
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471=head2 v5.29.6 - Rudyard Kipling: "How the Camel Got His Hump"
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473L<Announced on 2018-12-18 by Abigail|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/12/msg253187.html>
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475 The Camel's hump is an ugly lump
476 Which well you may see at the Zoo;
477 But uglier yet is the hump we get
478 From having little to do.
479
480 Kiddies and grown-ups too-oo-oo
481 If we haven't enough to do-oo-oo,
482 We get the hump -
483 Cameelious hump -
484 The hump that is black and blue!
485
486 We climb out of bed with a frouzly head
487 And a snarly-yarly voice.
488 We shiver and scowl and we grunt and we growl
489 At our bath and our boots and our toys;
490
491 And there ought to be a corner for me
492 (And I know there is one for you)
493 When we get the hump -
494 Cameelious hump -
495 The hump that is black and blue!
496
497 The cure for this ill is to not sit still,
498 Or frowst with a book by the fire;
499 But to take a large hoe and a shovel also,
500 And dig till you gentle perspire;
501
502 And then you will find that the sun and the wind,
503 And the Djinn of the Garden too,
504 Have lifted the hump -
505 The horrible hump -
506 The hump that is black and blue!
507
508 I get it as well as you-oo-oo -
509 If I haven't enough to do-oo-oo!
510 We all get hump -
511 Cameelious hump -
512 Kiddies and grown-ups too!
513
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515=head2 v5.29.5 - T. S. Eliot, "The Naming Of Cats"
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517L<Announced on 2018-11-20 by Karen Etheridge|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/11/msg252839.html>
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519 The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
520 It isn't just one of your holiday games;
521 You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
522 When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
523 First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
524 Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
525 Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey--
526 All of them sensible everyday names.
527 There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
528 Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
529 Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter--
530 But all of them sensible everyday names.
531 But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
532 A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
533 Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
534 Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
535 Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
536 Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
537 Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
538 Names that never belong to more than one cat.
539 But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
540 And that is the name that you never will guess;
541 The name that no human research can discover--
542 But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
543 When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
544 The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
545 His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
546 Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
547 His ineffable effable
548 Effanineffable
549 Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
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551=head2 v5.29.4 - The Mountain Goats, "Oceanographer's Choice"
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555 Well
556 Guy in a skeleton costume
557 Comes up to the guy in the Superman suit
558 Runs through him with a broadsword
559 I flipped the television off
560 Bring all the bright lights up
561 Turn the radio up loud
562 I don't know why I'm so persuaded
563 That if I think things through
564 Long enough and hard enough
565 I'll somehow get to you
566 But then you came in and we locked eyes
567 You kicked the ashtray over as we came toward each other
568 Stubbed my cigarette out against the west wall
569 Quickly lit another
570 Look at that
571 Would you look at that?
572 We're throwing off sparks
573 What will I do when I don't have you
574 To hold onto in the dark?
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576=head2 v5.29.3 - Mac Miller, "Senior Skip Day"
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578L<Announced on 2018-09-20 by John 'genehack' Anderson|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/09/msg252255.html>
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580 Enjoy the best things in your life
581 ’Cause you ain’t gonna get to live it twice
582 They say you waste time asleep
583 But I’m just tryin’ to dream
584
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585=head2 v5.29.2 - Rick Riordan, "The Lightning Thief"
586
587L<Announced on 2018-08-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/08/msg251918.html>
588
589 Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood.
590
591 If you're reading this because you think you might be one,
592 my advice is: close this book right now. Believe whatever
593 lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try
594 to lead a normal life.
595
596 Being a half-blood is dangerous. It's scary. Most of the time,
597 it gets you killed in painful, nasty ways.
598
599 If you're a normal kid, reading this because you think it's
600 fiction, great. Read on. I envy you for being able to believe
601 that none of this ever happened.
602
603 But if you recognize yourself in these pages - if you feel
604 something stirring inside - stop reading immediately.
605 You might be one of us. And once you know that, it's only a
606 matter of time before they sense it too, and they'll come for you.
607
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608=head2 v5.29.1 - Richard Curtis & Ben Elton, "Blackadder, Series 3, Episode 2: Ink and Incapability"
609
610L<Announced on 2018-07-20 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/07/msg251605.html>
611
612 Dr. Samuel Johnson: Here it is, sir: the very cornerstone of English
613 scholarship. This book, sir, contains every word in our beloved
614 language.
615
616 Prince Regent George: Hmm.
617
618 Edmund Blackadder: Every single one, sir?
619
620 Johnson: (confidently) Every single word, sir!
621
622 Blackadder: (to Prince) Oh, well, in that case, sir, I hope you will
623 not object if I also offer the Doctor my most enthusiastic
624 contrafribularities.
625
626 Johnson: What?
627
628 Blackadder: 'Contrafribularities,' sir? It is a common word down our
629 way.
630
631 Johnson: Damn! (writes in the book)
632
633 Blackadder: Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I'm anaspeptic, phrasmotic, even
634 compunctious to have caused you such pericombobulation.
635
636 Johnson: What? What? WHAT?
637
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638=head2 v5.29.0 - Erle Stanley Gardner, The Case of the Grinning Gorilla
639
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7df03490 642 Courage is the only antidote for danger.
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644=head2 v5.28.2 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Jumblies
645
646L<Announced on 2019-04-19 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/04/msg254456.html>
647
648 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
649 In a Sieve they went to sea:
650 In spite of all their friends could say,
651 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
652 In a Sieve they went to sea!
653 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
654 And every one cried, 'You'll all be drowned!'
655 They called aloud, 'Our Sieve ain't big,
656 But we don't care a button! we don't care a fig!
657 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!'
658 Far and few, far and few,
659 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
660 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
661 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
662
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663=head2 v5.28.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Quangle Wangle's Hat
664
665L<Announced on 2019-04-05 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2019/04/msg254218.html>
666
667 On the top of the Crumpetty Tree
668 The Quangle Wangle sat,
669 But his face you could not see,
670 On account of his Beaver Hat.
671 For his Hat was a hundred and two feet wide,
672 With ribbons and bibbons on every side,
673 And bells, and buttons, and loops, and lace,
674 So that nobody ever could see the face
675 Of the Quangle Wangle Quee.
676
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677=head2 v5.28.1 - Humphrey Burton, "Leonard Bernstein"
678
679L<Announced on 2018-11-29 by Steve Hay|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/11/msg252975.html>
680
681On August 25, 1983, Leonard Bernstein celebrated his sixty-fifth
682birthday in his birthplace, Lawrence, Massachusetts. He had actually
683lived in the town for only a few weeks as a newborn baby, and had last
684visited it forty-nine years previously, in 1934, to get the name on his
685birth certificate altered from Louis to Leonard. But the citizens of
686Lawrence proposed to dedicate an outdoor theater to him in their
687heritage park and to provide not one but two local orchestras--the
688Merrimack Valley Philharmonic to play excerpts from his own compositions
689and the Greater Boston Youth Symphony and Chorus to perform the "Ode to
690Joy" and accompany Bernstein himself reading (for the only time in his
691life) the text of A Lincoln Portrait. So Bernstein turned down birthday
692invitations from Tanglewood and Central Park, New York, and the
693Hollywood Bowl and drove through the cheering if slightly bewildered
694crowds lining the streets of Lawrence in an open-topped 1928 Ford
695roadster, looking as homespun as James Stewart in Frank Capra's classic,
696It's a Wonderful Life.
697
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698=head2 v5.28.0 - Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967
699
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702 When we look at modern man we have to face the fact that modern man
703 suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring
704 contrast with his scientific and technological abundance. We've learned
705 to fly the air as birds, we've learned to swim the seas as fish, yet we
706 haven't learned to walk the earth as brothers and sisters.
707
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708=head2 v5.28.0-RC4 - Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
709
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711
712 You're alive, Bod. That means you have infinite potential. You can do
713 anything, make anything, dream anything. If you can change the world,
714 the world will change. Potential. Once you're dead, it's gone. Over.
715 You've made what you've made, dreamed your dream, written your name.
716 You may be buried here, you may even walk. But that potential is
7df03490 717 finished.
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719=head2 v5.28.0-RC3 - Anthony Horowitz, Magpie Murders
720
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722
723 These had been his plans. But if there was one thing that life had
724 taught him, it was the futility of making plans. Life had its own
725 agenda.
726
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727=head2 v5.28.0-RC2 - Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales
728
729L<Announced on 2018-06-06 by Sawyer X|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/251122>
730
731 Had she not been of exceptional intelligence and literacy, with an
732 imagination filled and sustained, so to speak, by the images of
733 others, images conveyed by language, by the word, she might have
734 remained almost as helpless as a baby.
735
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736=head2 v5.28.0-RC1 - Anu Garg, A Word A Day
737
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739
740 One doesn't have to know the unit of pain (dol) to realize that the
741 unit of joy is not the dollar, or any other currency for that matter.
742
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743=head2 v5.27.11 - Tana French, In the Woods
744
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746
747 And then, too, I had learned early to assume something dark and
748 lethal hidden at the heart of anything I loved. When I couldn't find
749 it, I responded, bewildered and wary, in the only way I knew how: by
525f6500 750 planting it there myself.
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752=head2 v5.27.10 - Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, p. 248
753
754L<Announced on 2018-03-20 by Todd Rinaldo|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250042.html>
755
756 A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher
757 a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts,
758 build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders,
759 cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure,
760 program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
761 Specialization is for insects.
762
e60142ac 763=head2 v5.27.9 - Agatha Christie, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles"
764
765L<Announced on 2018-02-20 by Renee Bäcker|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/02/msg249549.html>
766
767 Poirot was an extraordinary looking little man. He was hardly more
768 than five feet, four inches, but carried himself with great dignity.
769 His head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it
770 a little on one side. His moustache was very stiff and military.
771 The neatness of his attire was almost incredible. I believe a
772 speck of dust would have caused him more pain than a bullet wound.
773 Yet this quaint dandified little man who, I was sorry to see, now
774 limped badly, had been in his time one of the most celebrated members
775 of the Belgian police. As a detective, his flair had been extraordinary,
776 and he had achieved triumphs by unravelling some of the most baffling
777 cases of the day.
778 He pointed out to me the little house inhabited by him and his fellow
779 Belgians, and I promised to go and see him at an early date. Then he
780 raised his hat with a flourish to Cynthia, and we drove away.
781 "He's a dear little man," said Cynthia. "I'd no idea you knew him."
782 "You've been entertaining a celebrity unawares," I replied.
783 And, for the rest of the way home, I recited to them the various
784 exploits and triumphs of Hercule Poirot.
785
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786=head2 v5.27.8 - Jasper Fforde, "Shades of Grey"
787
788L<Announced on 2018-01-20 by Abigail|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248914>
789
7902.4.16.55.021: Males are to wear dresscode #6 during inter-Collective
791travel. Hats are encouraged, but not required.
792
7939.3.88.32.025: The cucumber and tomato are both fruit; the avocado
794is a nut. To assist with the dietary requirements of vegetarians,
795on the first Tuesday of the month a chicken is officially a vegetable.
796
7975.3.21.01.002: Once allocated, postcodes are permanent, and for life.
798
7996.1.02.11.235: Artifacture from before the Something That Happened
800may be collected, so long it does not appear on the Leapback list
801or possess color above 23 percent saturation.
802
8032.3.06.02.087: Unnecessary sharpening of pencils constitutes a waste
804of public resources, and will be punished as appropriate.
805
8062.1.01.05.002: All children are to attent school until the age of
807sixteen or until they have learned everything, whichever be the sooner.
808
8091.3.02.06.023: There shall be no staring at the sun, however good
810the reason.
811
8121.1.19.02.006: Team sports are mandatory in order to build character.
813Character is there to give purpose to team sports.
814
8152.3.03.01.006: Juggling shall not be practiced after 4:00 pm.
816
817
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818=head2 v5.27.7 - Terry Pratchett, "Hogfather"
819
820L<Announced on 2017-12-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/12/msg248274.html>
821
822 Death looked at the sacks.
823
824 It was a strange but demonstrable fact that the sacks of
825 toys carried by the Hogfather, no matter what they
826 really contained, always appeared to have sticking out
827 of the top a teddy bear, a toy soldier in the kind of
828 colorful uniform that would stand out in a disco, a
829 drum and a red-and-white candy cane. The actual
830 contents always turned out to be something a bit
831 garish and costing $5.99.
832
833 Death had investigated one or two. There had been a
834 Real Agatean Ninja, for example, with Fearsome
835 Death Grip, and a Captain Carrot One-Man Night
836 Watch with a complete wardrobe of toy weapons, each
837 of which cost as much as the original wooden doll in
838 the first place.
839
840 Mind you, the stuff for the girls was just as
841 depressing. It seemed to be nearly all horses. Most of
842 them were grinning. Horses, Death felt, shouldn't grin.
843
844 Any horse that was grinning was planning something.
845
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846=head2 v5.27.6 - Ogden Nash, "Behold the Duck"
847
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850 Behold the duck,
851 it does not cluck;
852 a cluck it lacks,
853 it quacks!
854
855 It is 'specially fond
856 of puddles or ponds;
857 when it dines or sups
858 it bottoms ups.
859
860
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861=head2 v5.27.5 - Frank Birch, Dilly Knox & G. P. Mackeson, "Alice in I.D.25"
862
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864
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865 'Can I do anything?' Alice suggested timidly, thinking that something
866 dreadful must have happened.
867 The Waterflap jumped as if it had been shot. 'What are you doing
868 here?' it snapped. 'Take this at once into the Directional room,' and it
869 thrust the paper which had caused all the fuss into her hands.
870 'But where is the Directional room?' she inquired, bewildered.
871 'Why, there of course,' howled the Waterflap, pointing to a door.
872 'How could I possibly know that!' Alice exclaimed, angered by his
873 rudeness.
874 'Silly girl,' it hissed. 'Why, it's called the Directional room
875 because it's in that direction,' and it pushed her roughly through the
876 doorway.
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878=head2 v5.27.4 - Richard Brautigan, "All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace"
879
880L<Announced on 2017-09-20 by John SJ Anderson|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246371.html>
881
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882 I like to think (and
883 the sooner the better!)
884 of a cybernetic meadow
885 where mammals and computers
886 live together in mutually
887 programming harmony
888 like pure water
889 touching clear sky.
890
891 I like to think
892 (right now, please!)
893 of a cybernetic forest
894 filled with pines and electronics
895 where deer stroll peacefully
896 past computers
897 as if they were flowers
898 with spinning blossoms.
899
900 I like to think
901 (it has to be!)
902 of a cybernetic ecology
903 where we are free of our labors
904 and joined back to nature,
905 returned to our mammal
906 brothers and sisters,
907 and all watched over
908 by machines of loving grace.
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910=head2 v5.27.3 - Rodgers and Hammerstein, "You'll Never Walk Alone"
911
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913
914 When you walk through a storm
915 Hold your head up high
916 And don't be afraid of the dark
917
918 At the end of a storm
919 There's a golden sky
920 And the sweet silver song of a lark
921
922 Walk on through the wind
923 Walk on through the rain
924 Though your dreams be tossed and blown
925
926 Walk on, walk on
927 With hope in your heart
928 And you'll never walk alone
929
930 You'll never walk alone
931
932 Walk on, walk on
933 With hope in your heart
934 And you'll never walk alone
935
936 You'll never walk alone
937
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938=head2 v5.27.2 - Lev Grossman, Codex
939
940L<Announced on 2017-07-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245585.html>
941
942 He went back for another stack of books: a three-volume English legal
943 treatise; a travel guide to Tuscany from the '20s crammed with faded
944 Italian wildflowers that fluttered out from between the pages like
945 moths; a French edition of Turgeniev so decayed that it came apart in
946 his hands; a register of London society from 1863. In a way it was
947 idiotic. He was treating these books like they were holy relics. It
948 wasn't like he would ever actually read them. But there was something
949 magnetic about them, something that compelled respect, even the silly
950 ones, like the Enlightenment treatise about how lightning was caused
951 by bees. They were information, data, but not in the form he was used
952 to dealing with it. They were non-digital, nonelectrical chunks of
953 memory, not stamped out of silicon but laboriously crafted out of wood
954 pulp and ink, leather and glue. Somebody had cared enough to write
955 these things; somebody else had cared enough to buy them, possibly
956 even read them, at the very least keep them safe for 150 years,
957 sometimes longer, when they could have vanished at the touch of a
958 spark. That made them worth something, didn't it, just by itself?
959 Though most of them would have bored him rigid the second he cracked
960 them open, which there wasn't much chance of. Maybe that was what he
961 found so appealing: the sight of so many books that he'd never have to
962 read, so much work he'd never have to do.
963
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964=head2 v5.27.1 - Rona Munro, Doctor Who: Survival
965
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967
968 There are worlds out there where the sky is burning,
969 where the sea's asleep and the rivers dream,
970 people made of smoke and cities made of song.
971 Somewhere there's danger,
972 somewhere there's injustice
973 and somewhere else the tea is getting cold.
974 Come on, Ace, we've got work to do.
975
976=head2 v5.27.0 - Bertrand Russell, The Road to Happiness
977
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979
980 People who have theories as to how one should live tend to forget the
981 limitations of nature. If your way of life involves constant
982 restraint of impulse for the sake of some one supreme aim that you
983 have set yourself, it is likely that the aim will become increasingly
984 distasteful because of the efforts that it demands; impulse, denied
985 its normal outlets, will find others, probably in spite; pleasure, if
986 you allow yourself any at all, will be dissociated from the main
987 current of your life, and will become Bacchic and frivolous. Such
988 pleasure brings no happiness, but only a deeper despair.
989
990 -- Bertrand Russell, The Road to Happiness
991
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992=head2 v5.26.3 - Humphrey Burton, "Leonard Bernstein"
993
994L<Announced on 2018-11-29 by Steve Hay|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/11/msg252974.html>
995
996The origins of the name "Bernstein" are sometimes linked with the German
997noun Bernstein, which means "amber"--a translucent yellowish fossilized
998resin, used for ornaments and thought to possess magical properties.
999Leonard Bernstein would later call himself "Lenny Amber" when he needed
1000a pseudonym for the popular piano transcriptions he published in his
1001mid-twenties, and his business affairs would be organized within a
1002company called Amberson Enterprises. There are several towns and
1003villages named Bernstein in Germany and Austria (where the pronunciation
1004is BernSTINE), but Bernstein's parents came from Jewish ghettos in
1005northwestern Ukraine, where the last syllable is usually pronounced
1006BernSHTAYN or STEEN. Sam insisted, however, on the mid-European style
1007employed by the earlier immigrants.
1008
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1009=head2 v5.26.2 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
1010
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1012
1013How does a cat use its whiskers? The usual answer is that the whiskers
1014are feelers that enable a cat to tell whether a gap is wide enough for
1015it to squeeze through, but the truth is more complicated and more
1016remarkable. In addition to their obvious role as feelers sensitive to
1017touch, the whiskers also operate as air-current detectors. As the cat
1018moves along in the dark it needs to manoeuvre past solid objects without
1019touching them. Each solid object it approaches causes slight eddies in
1020the air, minute disturbances in the currents of air movements, and the
1021cat's whiskers are so amazingly sensitive that they can read these air
1022changes and respond to the presence of solid obstacles even without
1023touching them.
1024
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1026
1027L<Announced on 2018-03-24 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250103.html>
1028
1029Cats have a way of endearing themselves to their owners, not just by
1030their 'kittenoid' behaviour, which stimulates strong parental feelings,
1031but also by their sheer gracefulness. There is an elegance and a
1032composure about them that captivates the human eye. To the sensitive
1033human being it becomes a privilege to share a room with a cat, exchange
1034its glance, feel its greeting rub, or watch it gently luxuriate itself
1035into a snoozing ball on a soft cushion.
1036
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1037=head2 v5.26.1 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
1038
1039L<Announced on 2017-09-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246408.html>
1040
1041 And soon I heard a roaring wind:
1042 It did not come anear;
1043 But with its sound it shook the sails,
1044 That were so thin and sere.
1045
1046 The upper air burst into life!
1047 And a hundred fire-flags sheen,
1048 To and fro they were hurried about!
1049 And to and fro, and in and out,
1050 The wan stars danced between.
1051
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1052=head2 v5.26.1-RC1 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
1053
1054L<Announced on 2017-09-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246202.html>
1055
1056 At length did cross an Albatross,
1057 Thorough the fog it came;
1058 As if it had been a Christian soul,
1059 We hailed it in God's name.
1060
1061 It ate the food it ne'er had eat,
1062 And round and round it flew.
1063 The ice did split with a thunder-fit;
1064 The helmsman steered us through!
1065
1066 And a good south wind sprung up behind;
1067 The Albatross did follow,
1068 And every day, for food or play,
1069 Came to the mariner's hollo!
1070
1071 In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud,
1072 It perched for vespers nine;
1073 Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white,
1074 Glimmered the white Moon-shine.'
1075
1076 'God save thee, ancient Mariner!
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1078 Why look'st thou so?'—With my cross-bow
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1079 I shot the ALBATROSS.
1080
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1081=head2 v5.26.0 - Nine Simone, Ain't Got No / I Got Life
1082
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1084
1085 I've got the life
1086 And I'm gonna keep it
1087 I've got the life
1088 And nobody's gonna take it away
1089 I've got the life
1090
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1091=head2 v5.26.0-RC2 - Richard Condon, The Manchurian Candidate
1092
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1095 Amateur psychiatric prognosis can be fascinating when there is
1096 absolutely nothing else to do.
1097
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1098=head2 v5.26.0-RC1 - Thomas Paine, Common Sense
1099
1100L<Announced on 2017-05-11 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/05/msg244337.html>
1101
1102 A long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial
1103 appearance of being RIGHT, and raises at first a formidable outcry in
1104 defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more
1105 converts than reason.
1106
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1107=head2 v5.25.12 - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
1108
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1110
1111 I have told my sons that they are not under any circumstances to take
1112 part in massacres, and that the news of massacres of enemies is not
1113 to fill them with satisfaction or glee.
1114
1115 I have also told them not to work for companies which make massacre
1116 machinery, and to express contempt for people who think we need
1117 machinery like that.
1118
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1119=head2 v5.25.11 - Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow
1120
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1121L<Announced on 2017-03-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/03/msg243624.html>
1122
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1123 Subjective confidence in a judgment is not a reasoned evaluation of
1124 the probability that this judgment is correct. Confidence is a
1125 feeling, which reflects the coherence of the information and the
1126 cognitive ease of processing it. It is wise to take admissions of
1127 uncertainty seriously, but declarations of high confidence mainly
1128 tell you that an individual has constructed a coherent story in his
1129 mind, not necessarily that the story is true.
1130
fd4b847f 1131=head2 v5.25.10 - Erich Fried, 1968
1132
1133L<Announced on 2017-02-20 by Renee Bäcker|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/02/msg243173.html>
1134
1135 He who wants the world to remain as it is
1136 doesn't want it to remain.
1137
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1138=head2 v5.25.9 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie-the-Pooh", 1926
1139
1140L<Announced on 2017-01-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242405.html>
1141
1142 Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o'clock in the
1143 morning, and he was very glad to see Rabbit getting out the plates
1144 and mugs; and when Rabbit said, "Honey or condensed milk with
1145 your bread?" he was so excited that he said, "Both," and then,
1146 so as not to seem greedy, he added, "But don't bother about the
1147 bread, please."
1148
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1149=head2 v5.25.8 - Langston Hughes, So long
1150
7e3e9d6d 1151L<Announced on 2016-12-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/12/msg241739.html>
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1152
1153 So long
1154 is in the song
1155 and it's in the way you're gone
1156 but it's like a foreign language
1157 in my mind
1158 and maybe was I blind
1159 I could not see
1160 and would not know
1161 you're gone so long
1162 so long.
1163
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1164=head2 v5.25.7 - J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Silmarillion"
1165
1166L<Announced on 2016-11-20 by Chad 'Exodist' Granum|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/11/msg241120.html>
1167
1168 Of Beren and Lúthien
1169
1170 Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the darkness of
1171 those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the
1172 shadow of death light that endures. And of these histories most fair still in
1173 the ears of the Elves is the tale of Beren and Lúthien. Of their lives was made
1174 the Lay of Leithian, Release from Bondage, which is the longest save one of the
1175 songs concerning the world of old; but here is told in fewer words and without
1176 song.
1177
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1178=head2 v5.25.6 - Alan Warner, "The Sopranos"
1179
1180L<Announced on 2016-10-10 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240406.html>
1181
1182 I'm up on all the pop trivia, says the guy with the stud in his tongue.
1183 Are you?
3f0ff2a3 1184 Yes. Do you know who the lead singer of Echo and the Bunnymen is?
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1185 Let me guess, is he called Echo?
1186 Good guess but no, anyway when they played Glastonbury it was so
1187 muddy he had two roadies to hold up a binliner on each of his legs so
1188 they wouldn't get covered in mud.
1189 That's what being rich and famous is all about, having someone
1190 else hold up your binliners on each leg when you're wandering across
1191 a sea of shite.
1192 Do you know what Sammy Davis Junior said being black and famous in
1193 America meant?
1194 No.
1195 He said being black and famous in America meant he could be
1196 refused entry to exclusive clubs and restaurants that other people
1197 could only ever dream of going to. Do you know Michael Stipe likes to
1198 send his remote control toy cars onto stage while his support band are
1199 playing to freak them out?
1200 Who's Michael Stipe?
1201 You're not really a pop trivia person, are you, Kylah?
1202 No, I'm not, Stephen.
1203
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1204=head2 v5.25.5 - Philip K. Dick, VALIS
1205
1206L<Announced on 2016-09-20 by Stevan Little|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/09/msg239887.html>
1207
1208 We hypostatize information into objects. Rearrangement of objects is
1209 change in the content of the information; the message has changed.
1210 This is a language which we have lost the ability to read. We ourselves
1211 are a part of this language; changes in us are changes in the content
1212 of the information. We ourselves are information-rich; information
1213 enters us, is processed and is then projected outward once more, now
1214 in an altered form. We are not aware that we are doing this, that in
1215 fact this is all we are doing
1216
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1217=head2 v5.25.4 - Terry Pratchett, "Truckers"
1218
1219L<Announced on 2016-08-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg239191.html>
1220
1221 Concerning Nomes and Time
1222
1223 Nomes are small. On the whole, small creatures don't live for a long
1224 time. But perhaps they do live fast.
1225
1226 Let me explain.
1227
1228 One of the shortest-lived creatures on the planet Earth is the adult
1229 common mayfly. It lasts for one day. The longest-living things are
1230 bristlecone pine trees, at 4,700 years and still counting.
1231
1232 This may seem tough on the mayflies. But the important thing is not
1233 how long your life is, but how long it seems.
1234
1235 To a mayfly, a single hour may last as long as a century. Perhaps
1236 old mayflies sit around complaining about how life this minute isn't a
1237 patch on the good old minutes of long ago, when the world was
1238 young and the sun seemed so much brighter and larvae showed you a
1239 bit of respect. Whereas the trees, which are not famous to their
1240 quick reactions, may just have time to notice the way the sky keeps
1241 flickering before the dry rot and woodworm set in.
1242
1243 It's all a sort of relativity. The faster you live, the more time
1244 stretches out. To a nome, a year lasts as long as ten years does to a
1245 human. Remember it. Don't let it concern you. They don't. They don't
1246 even know.
1247
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1248=head2 v5.25.3 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Dong with a Luminous Nose
1249
1250L<Announced on 2016-07-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238158.html>
1251
1252 When awful darkness and silence reign
1253 Over the great Gromboolian plain,
1254 Through the long, long wintry nights; -
1255 When the angry breakers roar
1256 As they beat on the rocky shore; -
1257 When Storm-clouds brood on the towering heights
1258 Of the Hills of the Chankly Bore: -
1259
1260 Then, through the vast and gloomy dark,
1261 There moves what seems a fiery spark,
1262 A lonely spark with silvery rays
1263 Piercing the coal-black night, -
1264 A Meteor strange and bright: -
1265 Hither and thither the vision strays,
1266 A single lurid light.
1267
1268 Slowly it wanders, - pauses, - creeps, -
1269 Anon it sparkles, - flashes and leaps;
1270 And ever as onward it gleaming goes
1271 A light on the Bong-tree stems it throws.
1272 And those who watch at that midnight hour
1273 From Hall or Terrace, or lofty Tower,
1274 Cry, as the wild light passes along, -
1275 'The Dong! - the Dong!
1276 The wandering Dong through the forest goes!
1277 The Dong! the Dong!
1278 The Dong with a luminous Nose!'
1279
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1280=head2 v5.25.2 - Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip "Waiting For The Beat To Kick In"
1281
1282L<Announced on 2016-06-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/06/msg237274.html>
1283
1284 Waiting for the beat to kick in
1285 But it never does
1286 Waiting for my feet to grow wings
1287 That lift me above
1288 All of these tiresome things
1289 That we know and love
1290 Waiting for the beat to kick in
1291 But it never does
1292
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1293=head2 v5.25.1 - Eli Pariser, "The Filter Bubble"
1294
5f602b3b 1295L<Announced on 2016-05-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236566.html>
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1296
1297Imagine that you're a smart high school student on the low end of the social
1298totem pole. You're alienated from adult authority, but unlike many teenagers,
1299you're also alienated from the power structures of your peers -- an existence
1300that can feel lonely and peripheral. Systems and equations are intuitive, but
1301people aren't -- social signals are confusing and messy, difficult to interpret.
1302
1303Then you discover code. You may be powerless at the lunch table, but code
1304gives you power over an infinitely malleable world and opens the door to a
1305symbolic system that's perfectly clear and ordered. The jostling for position
1306and status fades away. The nagging parental voices disappear. There's just a
1307clean, white page for you to fill, an opportunity to build a better place, a
1308home, from the ground up.
1309
1310No wonder you're a geek.
1311
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1312=head2 v5.25.0 - Robert Frost, "The Trial by Existence"
1313
1314L<Announced on 2016-05-09 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236244.html>
1315
1316 Even the bravest that are slain
1317 Shall not dissemble their surprise
1318 On waking to find valor reign,
1319 Even as on earth, in paradise;
1320 And where they sought without the sword
1321 Wide fields of asphodel fore’er,
1322 To find that the utmost reward
1323 Of daring should be still to dare.
1324
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1325=head2 v5.24.4 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
1326
1327L<Announced on 2018-04-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/04/msg250439.html>
1328
1329Cats hate doors. Doors simply do not register in the evolutionary story
1330of the cat family. They constantly block patrolling activities and
1331prevent cats from exploring their home range and then returning to their
1332central, secure base at will. Humans often do not understand that a cat
1333needs to make only a brief survey of its territory before returning with
1334all the necessary information about the activities of other cats in the
1335vicinity. It likes to make these tours of inspection at frequent
1336intervals, but does not want to stay outside for very long, unless there
1337has been some special and unexpected change in the condition of the
1338local feline population.
1339
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1340=head2 v5.24.4-RC1 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
1341
1342L<Announced on 2018-03-24 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250102.html>
1343
1344The domestic cat is a contradiction. No animal has developed such an
1345intimate relationship with mankind, while at the same time demanding and
1346getting such independence of movement and action. The dog may be man's
1347best friend, but it is rarely allowed out on its own to wander from
1348garden to garden or street to street. The obedient dog has to be taken
1349for a walk. The headstrong cat walks alone.
1350
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1351=head2 v5.24.3 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
1352
1353L<Announced on 2017-09-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246407.html>
1354
1355 Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing,
1356 Beloved from pole to pole!
1357 To Mary Queen the praise be given!
1358 She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven,
1359 That slid into my soul.
1360
1361 The silly buckets on the deck,
1362 That had so long remained,
1363 I dreamt that they were filled with dew;
1364 And when I awoke, it rained.
1365
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1366=head2 v5.24.3-RC1 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
1367
1368L<Announced on 2017-09-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246201.html>
1369
1370 'And now the STORM-BLAST came, and he
1371 Was tyrannous and strong:
1372 He struck with his o'ertaking wings,
1373 And chased us south along.
1374
1375 With sloping masts and dipping prow,
1376 As who pursued with yell and blow
1377 Still treads the shadow of his foe,
1378 And forward bends his head,
1379 The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast,
1380 And southward aye we fled.
1381
1382 And now there came both mist and snow,
1383 And it grew wondrous cold:
1384 And ice, mast-high, came floating by,
1385 As green as emerald.
1386
1387 And through the drifts the snowy clifts
1388 Did send a dismal sheen:
8d1c7d0a 1389 Nor shapes of men nor beasts we ken—
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1390 The ice was all between.
1391
1392 The ice was here, the ice was there,
1393 The ice was all around:
1394 It cracked and growled, and roared and howled,
1395 Like noises in a swound!
1396
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1397=head2 v5.24.2 - Roald Dahl, "The Three Little Pigs"
1398
1399L<Announced on 2017-07-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245527.html>
1400
1401 A short while later, through the wood,
1402 Came striding brave Miss Riding Hood.
1403 The Wolf stood there, his eyes ablaze
1404 And yellowish, like mayonnaise.
1405 His teeth were sharp, his gums were raw,
1406 And spit was dripping from his jaw.
1407 Once more the maiden's eyelid flickers.
1408 She draws the pistol from her knickers.
1409 Once more, she hits the vital spot,
1410 And kills him with a single shot.
1411 Pig, peeping through the window, stood
1412 And yelled, 'Well done, Miss Riding Hood!'
1413
1414 Ah, Piglet, you must never trust
1415 Young ladies from the upper crust.
1416 For now, Miss Riding Hood, one notes,
1417 Not only has two wolfskin coats,
1418 But when she goes from place to place,
1419 She has a PIGSKIN TRAVELLING CASE.
1420
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1421=head2 v5.24.2-RC1 - Roald Dahl, "The Three Little Pigs"
1422
1423L<Announced on 2017-07-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245292.html>
1424
1425 The animal I really dig
1426 Above all others is the pig.
1427 Pigs are noble. Pigs are clever,
1428 Pig are courteous. However,
1429 Now and then, to break this rule,
1430 One meets a pig who is a fool.
1431 What, for example, would you say
1432 If strolling through the woods one day,
1433 Right there in front of you you saw
1434 A pig who'd built his house of STRAW?
1435 The Wolf who saw it licked his lips,
1436 And said, 'That pig has had his chips.'
1437
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1438=head2 v5.24.1 - Charles Dodgson [as "Lewis Carroll"], "The Hunting of the Snark", Fit 4: The Hunting
1439
1440L<Announced on 2017-01-14 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242259.html>
1441
1442 The Bellman looked uffish, and wrinkled his brow.
1443 'If only you'd spoken before!
1444 It's excessively awkward to mention it now,
1445 With the Snark, so to speak, at the door!
1446
1447 'We should all of us grieve, as you well may believe,
1448 If you never were met with again -
1449 But surely, my man, when the voyage began,
1450 You might have suggested it then?
1451
1452 'It's excessively awkward to mention it now -
1453 As I think I've already remarked.'
1454 And the man they called 'Hi!' replied, with a sigh,
1455 'I informed you the day we embarked.
1456
1457 'You may charge me with murder - or want of sense -
1458 (We are all of us weak at times):
1459 But the slightest approach to a false pretence
1460 Was never among my crimes!
1461
1462 'I said it in Hebrew - I said it in Dutch -
1463 I said it in German and Greek:
1464 But I wholly forgot (and it vexes me much)
1465 That English is what you speak!'
1466
1467 ''Tis a pitiful tale,' said the Bellman, whose face
1468 Had grown longer at every word:
1469 'But, now that you've stated the whole of your case,
1470 More debate would be simply absurd.
1471
1472 'The rest of my speech' (he exclaimed to his men)
1473 'You shall hear when I've leisure to speak it.
1474 But the Snark is at hand, let me tell you again!
1475 'Tis your glorious duty to seek it!
1476
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1477=head2 v5.24.1-RC5 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Regained", Book IV
1478
1479L<Announced on 2017-01-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242016.html>
1480
1481 Thus passed the night so foul, till Morning fair
1482 Came forth with pilgrim steps, in amice grey;
1483 Who with her radiant finger stilled the roar
1484 Of thunder, chased the clouds, and laid the winds,
1485 And grisly spectres, which the fiend had raised
1486 To tempt the Son of God with terrors dire.
1487 And now the sun with more effectual beams
1488 Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet
1489 From drooping plant, or dropping tree; the birds,
1490 Who all things now behold more fresh and green,
1491 After a night of storm so ruinous,
1492 Cleared up their choicest notes in bush and spray,
1493 To gratulate the sweet return of morn.
1494
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1495=head2 v5.24.1-RC4 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Lost", Book II
1496
1497L<Announced on 2016-10-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240224.html>
1498
1499 Before the gates there sat
1500 On either side a formidable shape;
1501 The one seemed woman to the waste, and fair,
1502 But ended foul in many a scaly fold,
1503 Voluminous and vast -- a serpent armed
1504 With mortal sting; about her middle round
1505 A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked
1506 With wide Cerberean mouths full loud, and rung
1507 A hideous peal; yet, when they list, would creep,
1508 If aught disturbed their noise, into her womb,
1509 And kennel there; yet there still barked and howled
1510 Within unseen. Far less abhorred than these
1511 Vexed Scylla, bathing in the sea that parts
1512 Calabria from the hoarse Trinacrian shore;
1513 Nor uglier follow the night-hag, when, called
1514 In secret, riding through the air she comes,
1515 Lured with the smell of infant blood, to dance
1516 With Lapland witches, while the labouring moon
1517 Eclipses at their charms. The other shape --
1518 If shape it might be called that shape had none
1519 Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb;
1520 Or substance might be called that shadow seemed,
1521 For each seemed either -- black it stood as night,
1522 Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as hell,
1523 And shook a dreadful dart: what seemed his head
1524 The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
1525 Satan was now at hand, and from his seat
1526 The monster moving onward came as fast
1527 With horrid strides; hell trembled as he strode.
1528
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1529=head2 v5.24.1-RC3 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers and Barbara Reynolds, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica III: Paradise, Canto XXIII
1530
1531L<Announced on 2016-08-11 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg238909.html>
1532
1533 A bird within the bower of her delight,
1534 Quiet upon the nest with her sweet brood
1535 Throughout the dark concealment of the night,
1536
1537 Anxious to look on them and gather food -
1538 No weary task for her, for as at play
1539 Blithely she toils to seek her fledglings' good -
1540
1541 Before the time, upon the topmost spray
1542 Eager awaits the sun and on the East
1543 Fixes her wakeful eye till break of day.
1544
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1545=head2 v5.24.1-RC2 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica II: Purgatory, Canto X
1546
1547L<Announced on 2016-07-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238269.html>
1548
1549 When we had crossed the threshold of that gate
1550 Which the soul's evil loves put out of use,
1551 Because they make the crooked path seem straight,
1552
1553 I heard its closing clang ring clamorous,
1554 And had I then turned back my eyes to it
1555 How could my fault have found the least excuse?
1556
1557 We had to climb now through a rocky slit
1558 Which ran from side to side in many a swerve,
1559 As runs the wave in onset and retreat.
1560
1561 "Now here," the master said, "we must observe
1562 Some little caution, hugging now this wall,
1563 Now that, upon the far side of the curve."
1564
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1565=head2 v5.24.1-RC1 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica I: Hell, Canto XX
1566
1567L<Announced on 2016-07-17 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238072.html>
1568
1569 New punishments behoves me sing in this
1570 Twentieth canto of my first canticle,
1571 Which tells of spirits sunk in the Abyss.
1572
1573 I now stood ready to observe the full
1574 Extent of the new chasm thus laid bare,
1575 Drenched as it was in tears most miserable.
1576
1577 Through the round vale I saw folk drawing near,
1578 Weeping and silent, and at such slow pace
1579 As Litany processions keep, up here.
1580
1581 And presently, when I had dropped my gaze
1582 Lower than the head, I saw them strangely wried
1583 'Twixt collar-bone and chin, so that the face
1584
1585 Of each was turned towards his own backside,
1586 And backwards must they needs creep with their feet,
1587 All power of looking forward being denied.
1588
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1589=head2 v5.24.0 - Robert Frost, "The Black Cottage"
1590
1591L<Announced on 2016-05-09 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236242.html>
1592
1593 As I sit here, and oftentimes, I wish
1594 I could be monarch of a desert land
1595 I could devote and dedicate forever
1596 To the truths we keep coming back and back to.
1597 So desert it would have to be, so walled
1598 By mountain ranges half in summer snow,
1599 No one would covet it or think it worth
1600 The pains of conquering to force change on.
1601 Scattered oases where men dwelt, but mostly
1602 Sand dunes held loosely in tamarisk
1603 Blown over and over themselves in idleness.
1604 Sand grains should sugar in the natal dew
1605 The babe born to the desert, the sand storm
1606 Retard mid-waste my cowering caravans—
1607
1608 “There are bees in this wall.” He struck the clapboards,
1609 Fierce heads looked out; small bodies pivoted.
1610 We rose to go. Sunset blazed on the windows.
1611
1612=head2 v5.24.0-RC5 - The Mountain Goats, "No Children"
1613
1614L<Announced on 2016-05-04 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236198.html>
1615
1616 And I hope when you think of me years down the line
1617 You can't find one good thing to say
1618 And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out
1619 You'd stay the hell out of my way
1620
1621 I am drowning, there is no sign of land
1622 You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand
1623
1624=head2 v5.24.0-RC4 - The Joker in "The Killing Joke"
1625
1626L<Announced on 2016-05-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236145.html>
1627
1628"See, there were these two guys in a lunatic asylum…"
1629
1630=head2 v5.24.0-RC3 - Jesse Vincent
1631
1632L<Announced on 2016-04-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg236066.html>
1633
1634The Great Pumpkin is a Santa-Claus like figure. He does bring toys like
1635Santa. But unlike Santa, who gives away toys because it's his job, he
1636gives away toys because it's the right thing to do.
1637
1638=head2 v5.24.0-RC2 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
1639
1640L<Announced on 2016-04-23 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235999.html>
1641
1642“How do you feel, Yossarian?”
1643
1644“Fine. No, I’m very frightened.”
1645
1646“That’s good,” said Major Danby. “It proves you’re still alive. It won’t
1647be fun.”
1648
1649Yossarian started out. “Yes it will.”
1650
1651“I mean it, Yossarian. You’ll have to keep on your toes every minute of
1652every day. They’ll bend heaven and earth to catch you.”
1653
1654“I’ll keep on my toes every minute.”
1655
1656“You’ll have to jump.”
1657
1658“I’ll jump.”
1659
1660“Jump!” Major Danby cried.
1661
1662Yossarian jumped.
1663
1664Nately’s [girl] was hiding just outside the door. The knife came down,
1665missing him by inches, and he took off.
1666
1667=head2 v5.24.0-RC1 - Robert Frost, "The Census-Taker"
1668
1669L<Announced on 2016-04-14 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235807.html>
1670
1671 Nothing was left to do that I could see
1672 Unless to find that there was no one there
1673 And declare to the cliffs too far for echo,
1674 "The place is desert, and let whoso lurks
1675 In silence, if in this he is aggrieved,
1676 Break silence now or be forever silent.
1677 Let him say why it should not be declared so."
1678 The melancholy of having to count souls
1679 Where they grow fewer and fewer every year
1680 Is extreme where they shrink to none at all.
1681 It must be I want life to go on living.
1682
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1683=head2 v5.23.9 - Tom Kitchin, "from nature to plate"
1684
1685L<Announced on 2016-03-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/03/msg235251.html>
1686
1687Spring
1688
1689Spring is the proper beginning of my kitchen and a season that I
1690look forward to with great anticipation. By the time spring arrives
1691I am desperate to welcome all the spring produce into my kitchen
1692and I long to work with fresh green vegetables again. As much as I
1693love root vegetables, such as celeriac and parsnips, and the heaver
1694meat and game dishes, I'm ready to leave those behind with winter
1695and begin a new adventure.
1696
1697Somehow spring always gives me a little bit of bounce in my feet
1698-- I feel like I want to kick off my shoes and dance around in my
1699kitchen. Not that I do, of course, but I feel lighter somehow. My
1700adrenalin kicks in with spring and so does the level of excitement,
1701as I think about all the produce that is about to come in.
1702
1703The moment spring arrives I'm eager to cook peas, broad beans, green
1704asparagus and other fresh vegetables! I want to create lighter,
1705brighter dishes and I can't wait to get my hands on the first greens
1706and the first morels, not to mention the first wild Scottish salmon.
1707Thanks to my network of trusted suppliers, I always get to first
1708produce of the season delivered to my restaurant as soon as it is
1709possible. I want my customers to experience and understand the
1710beauty of locally grown produce and to try things the minute they
1711are available so they can taste how incredibly fresh the ingredients
1712are. I also want them to understand the relationship between
1713seasonality and flavours. One of the most important things to
1714remember is to allow the seasons to inspire your dishes and help
1715you make natural matches. Wild spring herbs, such as sorrel, sweet
1716cicely and wild garlic, as well as spring salad leaves and green
1717lettuce served with wild salmon, wild sea trout, lamb or rabbit are
1718marriages made in heaven.
1719
1720
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1721=head2 v5.23.8 - Patrick Rothfuss, "The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller's Chronicle: Day Two)"
1722
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1724
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1725Denna, on the other hand, had never been trained. She knew nothing
1726of shortcuts. You'd think she'd be forced to wander the city, lost and
1727helpless, trapped in a twisting maze of mortared stone.
1728
1729But instead, she simply walked throught the walls. She didn't know
1730any better. Nobody had ever told her she couldn't. Because of this,
1731she moved through the city like some faerie creature. She walked roads
1732no one else could see, and it made her music wild and strange and
1733free.
1734
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1738
1739A year here and he still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading
1740nightly. All the speed he took, all the turns he'd taken and
1741the corners he cut in Night City, and he'd still see the matrix
1742in his dreams, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that
1743colourless void...The Sprawl was a long, strange way home now
1744over the Pacific, and he was no Console Man, no cyberspace
1745cowboy. Just another hustler, trying to make it through. But
1746the dreams came on in the Japanese night like livewire voodoo,
1747and he'd cry for it, cry in his sleep, and wake alone in the
1748dark, curled in his capsule in some coffin hotel, hands clawed
1749into the bedslab, temper foam bunched between his fingers,
1750trying to reach the console that wasn't there.
1751
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1752=head2 v5.23.6 - 5.23 Episode VII
1753
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1754L<Announced on 2015-12-21 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233475.html>
1755
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1756 A long time ago in microseconds, in a galaxy not very far away...
1757
1758 5.23 Episode VII
1759 THE FUZZ AWAKENS
1760
1761 It is a period of
1762 unrest as separatists
1763 announce their intentions
1764 to fork PERL and return the
1765 galaxy to speed and stability.
1766
1767 Chancellor Rik Hoolian struggles
1768 to hold together the remains of the
1769 once mighty Republic against a tide of
1770 incivility and the depredations of a new
1771 foe, the FUZZ RAIDERS.
1772
1773 Meanwhile, after 15 years of preparation and
1774 high expectations, Supreme Leader Toady prepares
1775 to unleash a devastating new weapon, PERL SIXDOTOH,
1776 that could splinter the Republic forever and usher in
1777 a new Empire of gradual typing....
1778
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1779=head2 v5.23.5 - utastro!nather (Ed Nather), "The Story of Mel", in net.jokes, May 21, 1983.
1780
1781L<Announced on 2015-11-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232758.html>
1782
1783After Mel had left the company for greener pa$ture$, the Big Boss asked
1784me to look at the code and see if I could find the test and reverse it.
1785Somewhat reluctantly, I agreed to look. Tracking Mel's code was a real
1786adventure.
1787
1788I have often felt that programming is an art form, whose real value can
1789only be appreciated by another versed in the same arcane art; there are
1790lovely gems and brilliant coups hidden from human view and admiration,
1791sometimes forever, by the very nature of the process. You can learn a
1792lot about an individual just by reading through his code, even in
1793hexadecimal. Mel was, I think, an unsung genius.
1794
1795Perhaps my greatest shock came when I found an innocent loop that had
1796no test in it. No test. None. Common sense said it had to be a closed
1797loop, where the program would circle, forever, endlessly. Program
1798control passed right through it, however, and safely out the other side.
1799It took me two weeks to figure it out.
1800
1801The RPC-4000 computer had a really modern facility called an index
1802register. It allowed the programmer to write a program loop that used
1803an indexed instruction inside; each time through, the number in the
1804index register was added to the address of that instruction, so it
1805would refer to the next datum in a series. He had only to increment
1806the index register each time through. Mel never used it.
1807
1808Instead, he would pull the instruction into a machine register, add one
1809to its address, and store it back. He would then execute the modified
1810instruction right from the register. The loop was written so this
1811additional execution time was taken into account -- just as this
1812instruction finished, the next one was right under the drum's read head,
1813ready to go. But the loop had no test in it.
1814
1815The vital clue came when I noticed the index register bit, the bit that
1816lay between the address and the operation code in the instruction word,
1817was turned on -- yet Mel never used the index register, leaving it zero
1818all the time. When the light went on it nearly blinded me.
1819
1820He had located the data he was working on near the top of memory -- the
1821largest locations the instructions could address -- so, after the last
1822datum was handled, incrementing the instruction address would make it
1823overflow. The carry would add one to the operation code, changing it to
1824the next one in the instruction set: a jump instruction. Sure enough,
1825the next program instruction was in address location zero, and the
1826program went happily on its way.
1827
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1828=head2 v5.23.4 - Denis Diderot, trans. David Coward, "Jacques the Fatalist"
1829
1830L<Announced on 2015-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232040.html>
1831
1832Well, everybody's got a dog. The prime minister is the king's dog. The
1833first secretary is the prime minister's dog. A wife is a husband's dog,
1834or a husband is a wife's dog. Favourite is Madame So-and-so's dog and
1835Thibaut is the man on the corner's dog. When my Master tells me to talk
1836when I'd prefer not to, which to be honest doesn't happen very often,
1837when he tells me to shut up when I feel like talking, which I find very
1838difficult, when he asks me to tell the story of my love-life and then
1839keeps interrupting, what am I if not his dog? Weak men are the dogs of
1840strong men.
1841
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1842=head2 v5.23.3 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The Deacon’s Masterpiece or The Wonderful 'One-Hoss Shay': A Logical Story"
1843
1844L<Announced on 2015-09-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg231173.html>
1845
1846 Little of of all we value here
1847 Wakes on the morn of its hundredth year
1848 Without both feeling and looking queer.
1849 In fact, there’s nothing that keeps its youth,
1850 So far as I know, but a tree and truth.
1851 (This is a moral that runs at large;
1852 Take it. — You’re welcome. — No extra charge.)
1853
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1854=head2 v5.23.2 - Blind Guardian, "Skalds and Shadows"
1855
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1857
1858 Would you believe in a night like this
1859 A night like this, when visions come true
1860 Would you believe in a tale like this
1861 A lay of bliss, praise in the old lore
1862 Come to the blazing fire and
1863
1864 See me in the shadows
1865 See me in the shadows
1866 Songs I will sing
1867 Of runes and rings
1868 Just hand me my harp
1869 This night turns into myth
1870 Nothing seems real
1871 You soon will feel
1872 The world we live in is another skald's
1873 Dream in the shadows
1874 Dream in the shadows
1875
1876 Do you believe there is sense in it
1877 Is it truth or myth?
1878 They´re one in my rhymes
1879 Nobody knows the meaning behind
1880 The weaver's line
1881 Well nobody else but the Norns can
1882 See through the blazing fires of time and
1883 All things will proceed as the
1884 Child of the hallowed
1885 Will speak to you now
1886
1887 See me in the shadows
1888 See me in the shadows
1889 Songs I will sing of tribes and kings
1890 The carrion bird and the hall of the slain
1891 Nothing seems real
1892 You soon will feel
1893 The world we live in is another skald´s
1894 Dream in the shadows
1895 Dream in the shadows
1896
1897 Do not fear for my reason
1898 There's nothing to hide
1899 How bitter your treason
1900 How bitter the lie
1901 Remember the runes and remember the light
1902 All I ever want is to be at your side
1903 We'll gladden the raven now I will
1904 Run through the blazing fires
1905 That's my choice
1906 Cause things shall proceed as foreseen
1907
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1908=head2 v5.23.1 - Elizabeth Haydon, "The Assassin King"
1909
1910L<Announced on 2015-07-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/07/msg229413.html>
1911
1912 I was born beneath this willow,
1913 Where my sire the earth did farm
1914 Had the green grass as my pillow
1915 The east wind as a blanket warm.
1916
1917 But away! away! called the wind from the west
1918 And in answer I did run
1919 Seeking glory and adventure
1920 Promised by the rising sun.
1921
1922 I found love beneath this willow,
1923 As true a love as life could hold,
1924 Pledged my heart and swore my fealty
1925 Sealed with a kiss and a band of gold.
1926
1927 But to arms! to arms! called the wind from the west
1928 In faithful answer I did run
1929 Marching forth for king and country
1930 In battles 'neath the midday sun.
1931
1932 Oft I dreamt of that fair willow
1933 As the seven seas I plied
1934 And the girl who I left waiting
1935 Longing to be at her side.
1936
1937 But about! about! called the wind from the west
1938 As once again my ship did run
1939 Down the coast, about the wide world
1940 Flying sails in the setting sun.
1941
1942 Now I lie beneath the willow
1943 Now at last no more to roam,
1944 My bride and earth so tightly hold me
1945 In their arms I'm finally home.
1946
1947 While away! away! calls the wind from the west
1948 Beyond the grave my spirit, free
1949 Will chase the sun into the morning
1950 Beyond the sky, beyond the sea.
1951
da44b70c 1952=head2 v5.23.0 - Bob Dylan, "Maggie's Farm"
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1953
1954L<Announced on 2015-06-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228807.html>
1955
1956 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1957 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1958 Well, I try my best
1959 To be just like I am
1960 But everybody wants you
1961 To be just like them
1962 They sing while you slave and I just get bored
1963 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1964
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1965=head2 v5.22.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
1966
1967L<Announced on 2017-07-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245526.html>
1968
1969 Then Little Red Riding Hood said, 'But Grandma,
1970 what a lovely great big furry coat you have on.'
1971 'That's wrong!' cried Wolf. 'Have you forgot
1972 'To tell me what BIG TEETH I've got?
1973 'Ah well, no matter what you say,
1974 'I'm going to eat you anyway.'
1975 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
1976 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
1977 She aims it at the creature's head
1978 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
1979
1980 A few weeks later, in the wood,
1981 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
1982 But what a change! No cloak of red,
1983 No silly hood upon her head.
1984 She said, 'Hello, and do please note
1985 'My lovely furry WOLFSKIN COAT.'
1986
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1987=head2 v5.22.4-RC1 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
1988
1989L<Announced on 2017-07-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245293.html>
1990
1991 As soon as Wolf began to feel
1992 That he would like a decent meal,
1993 He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
1994 When Grandma opened it, she saw
1995 The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin,
1996 And Wolfie said, 'May I come in?'
1997 Poor Grandmamma was terrified,
1998 'He's going to eat me up!' she cried.
1999 And she was absolutely right.
2000 He ate her up in one big bite.
2001
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2002=head2 v5.22.3 - Charles Dodgson [as "Lewis Carroll"], "Phantasmagoria", Canto 6: Discomfyture
2003
2004L<Announced on 2017-01-14 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242258.html>
2005
2006 As one who strives a hill to climb,
2007 Who never climbed before:
2008 Who finds it, in a little time,
2009 Grow every moment less sublime,
2010 And votes the thing a bore:
2011
2012 Yet, having once begun to try,
2013 Dares not desert his quest,
2014 But, climbing, ever keeps his eye
2015 On one small hut against the sky
2016 Wherein he hopes to rest:
2017
2018 Who climbs till nerve and force are spent,
2019 With many a puff and pant:
2020 Who still, as rises the ascent,
2021 In language grows more violent,
2022 Although in breath more scant:
2023
2024 Who, climbing, gains at length the place
2025 That crowns the upward track:
2026 And, entering with unsteady pace,
2027 Receives a buffet in the face
2028 That lands him on his back:
2029
2030 And feels himself, like one in sleep,
2031 Glide swiftly down again,
2032 A helpless weight, from steep to steep,
2033 Till, with a headlong giddy sweep,
2034 He drops upon the plain -
2035
2036 So I, that had resolved to bring
2037 Conviction to a ghost,
2038 And found it quite a different thing
2039 From any human arguing,
2040 Yet dared not quit my post.
2041
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2042=head2 v5.22.3-RC5 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Regained", Book II
2043
2044L<Announced on 2017-01-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242017.html>
2045
2046 Thus wore out night; and now the herald lark
2047 Left his ground-nest, high towering to descry
2048 The Morn's approach, and greet her with his song;
2049 As lightly from his grassy couch up rose
2050 Our Saviour, and found all was but a dream;
2051 Fasting he went to sleep, and fasting waked.
2052 Up to a hill anon his steps he reared,
2053 From whose high top to ken the prospect round,
2054 If cottage were in view, sheep-cote, or herd;
2055 But cottage, herd, or sheep-cote, none he saw --
2056 Only in a bottom saw a pleasant grove,
2057 With chant of tuneful birds resounding loud;
2058 Thither he bent his way, determined there
2059 To rest at noon, and entered soon the shade,
2060 High-roofed and walks beneath, and alleys brown,
2061 That opened in the midst a woody scene;
2062 Nature's own work it seemed (Nature taught Art),
2063 And, to a superstitious eye, the haunt
2064 Of wood-gods and wood-nymphs.
2065
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2066=head2 v5.22.3-RC4 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Lost", Book II
2067
2068L<Announced on 2016-10-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240223.html>
2069
2070 Far off from these, a slow and silent stream,
2071 Lethe, the river of oblivion, rolls
2072 Her watery labyrinth, whereof who drinks
2073 Forthwith his former state and being forgets --
2074 Forgets both joy and grief, pleasure and pain.
2075 Beyond this flood a frozen continent
2076 Lies dark and wild, beat with perpetual storms
2077 Of Whirlwind and dire hail, which on firm land
2078 Thaws not, but gathers heap, and ruin seems
2079 Of ancient pile; all else deep snow and ice,
2080 A gulf profound as that Serbonian bog
2081 Betwixt Damiata and Mount Casius old,
2082 Where armies whole have sunk: the parching air
2083 Burns frore, and cold performs the effect of fire.
2084 Thither, by harpy-footed Furies haled,
2085 At certain revolutions all the damned
2086 Are brought; and feel by turns the bitter change
2087 Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce,
2088 From beds of raging fire to starve in ice
2089 Their soft ethereal warmth, and there to pine
2090 Immovable, infixed, and frozen round
2091 Periods of time -- thence hurried back to fire.
2092 They ferry over this Lethean sound
2093 Both to and fro, their sorrow to augment,
2094 And wish and struggle, as they pass, to reach
2095 The tempting stream, with one small drop to lose
2096 In sweet forgetfulness all pain and woe,
2097 All in one moment, and so near the brink;
2098 But fate withstands, and, to oppose the attempt,
2099 Medusa with Gorgonian terror guards
2100 The ford, and of itself the water flies
2101 All taste of living wight, as once it fled
2102 The lip of Tantalus.
2103
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2104=head2 v5.22.3-RC3 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers and Barbara Reynolds, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica III: Paradise, Canto IV
2105
2106L<Announced on 2016-08-11 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg238908.html>
2107
2108 Between two dishes, equally attractive
2109 And near to him, a free man, I suppose,
2110 Would starve to death before his teeth got active;
2111
2112 So would a lamb 'twixt two fierce wolfish foes,
2113 Fearing the fangs both ways, not stir a foot;
2114 So would a deerhound halt between two does;
2115
2116 So I can't blame myself for standing mute,
2117 Nor praise myself: for I must needs so do,
2118 Suspended 'twixt two doubts, alike acute.
2119
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2120=head2 v5.22.3-RC2 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica II: Purgatory, Canto I
2121
2122L<Announced on 2016-07-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238270.html>
2123
2124 For better waters heading with the wind
2125 My ship of genius now shakes out her sail
2126 And leaves that ocean of despair behind;
2127
2128 For to the second realm I tune my tale,
2129 Where human spirits purge themselves, and train
2130 To leap up into joy celestial.
2131
2132 Now from the grave wake poetry again,
2133 O sacred Muses I have served so long!
2134 Now let Calliope uplift her strain
2135
2136 And lift my voice up on the mighty song
2137 That smote the miserable Magpies nine
2138 Out of all hope of pardon for their wrong!
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2140=head2 v5.22.3-RC1 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica I: Hell, Canto XII
2141
2142L<Announced on 2016-07-17 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238071.html>
2143
2144 The place we came to, to descend the brink from,
2145 Was sheer crag; and there was a Thing there - making,
2146 All told, a prospect any eye would shrink from.
2147
2148 Like the great landslide that rushed downward, shaking
2149 The bank of Adige on this side Trent,
2150 (Whether through faulty shoring or the earth's quaking)
2151
2152 So that the rock, down from the summit rent
2153 Far as the plain, lies strewn, and one might crawl
2154 From top to bottom by that unsure descent,
2155
2156 Such was the precipice; and there we spied,
2157 Topping the cleft that split the rocky wall,
2158 That which was wombed in the false heifer's side,
2159
2160 The infamy of Crete, stretched out a-sprawl;
2161 And seeing us, he gnawed himself, like one
2162 Inly devoured with spite and burning gall.
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2164=head2 v5.22.2 - Gaston Leroux, trans. Mireille Ribière, "The Phantom of the Opera"
2165
2166L<Announced on 2016-04-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg236120.html>
2167
2168A silence; and then: 'If, in just two minutes' time by my watch--and a
2169splendid watch it is--you have not turned the scorpion, mademoiselle, I
2170shall turn the grasshopper... and the grasshopper, remember, _leaps
2171straight up into the air!_'
2172The silence that ensued was terrifying, worse than any we had
2173experienced before. I knew that when Erik spoke with that quiet,
2174gentle, slightly weary voice, it meant that he had reached the end of
2175his tether: that he was capable of the most abominable crimes or the
2176most selfless devotion; that the slightest irritation might unleash a
2177storm.
2178Realizing that our fate was out of our hands, the Viscount fell to his
2179knees and prayed. As for me, I pressed both hands to my chest, for my
2180heart was pounding so fiercely that I thought it would burst. We were
2181intensely aware of the excruciating dilemma Christine Daaé faced in
2182those final seconds. We understood why she hesitated to turn the
2183scorpion. What if the scorpion, rather than the grasshopper, were to
2184set off the explosion? What if Erik was simply intent on destroying
2185everything, regardless?
2186At last he spoke: 'The two minutes are up,' he said in a soft, angelic
2187voice. 'Goodbye, mademoiselle. Off you go, little grasshopper!'
2188
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2189=head2 v5.22.2-RC1 - Gaston Leroux, trans. Mireille Ribière, "The Phantom of the Opera"
2190
2191L<Announced on 2016-04-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235732.html>
2192
2193This annual ball was quite a magnificent affair. It was given some time
2194before Shrovetide to celebrate the birthday of a famous illustrator
2195whose pencil had immortalized, in the style of Gavarni, the extravagant
2196carnival parade down La Courtille. As such, the ball was an altogether
2197merrier, noisier and more Bohemian occasion than was usual for a masked
2198ball. Many artists had arranged to meet there; they arrived with an
2199entourage of models and pupils, who, by midnight, had become quite
2200boisterous.
2201Raoul climbed the grand staircase at five minutes to midnight. He did
2202not linger to admire the many-coloured costumes on display all the way
2203up the marble steps of one of the most luxurious settings in the world;
2204nor did he allow himself to be drawn into the facetious conversation of
2205masked guests. He simply ignored all the jesting remarks, and shook off
2206the attentions of several all too merry couples.
2207Crossing the big crush-room and escaping from the dancers' farandole
2208that had encircled him awhile, he at last entered the salon mentioned by
2209Christine in her letter. The small room was crammed with people either
2210on their way to supper at the restaurant in the Rotunda or back from
2211raising a glass of champagne.
2212In the midst of the gay and lively hubbub, Raoul thought that, for their
2213mysterious assignation, Christine must have preferred this crowd to some
2214lonely corner.
2215He leaned against a door-jamb and waited. He did not have to wait long;
2216a black domino passed him and deftly touched his hand. He understood
2217that it was Christine and followed her.
2218'Is that you, Christine?' he murmured, barely moving his slips.
2219The black domino promptly looked back and raised her finger to her lips,
2220no doubt to caution him against uttering her name again. Raoul followed
2221on in silence.
2222
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2223=head2 v5.22.1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Courage" (No. 22 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2224
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2226
2227 If the snow flies in my face,
2228 Let me shake it off me!
2229 If my heart within me speaks,
2230 I'll sing bright and gaily!
2231
2232 Will not listen what it says,
2233 Have no ears for moaning.
2234 Do not feel what it complains,--
2235 Only fools like groaning!
2236
2237 Jolly brave into the world,
2238 'Gainst all wind and weather,--
2239 If there is no God on earth,
2240 Let 's be gods down nether!
2241
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2242=head2 v5.22.1-RC4 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Signpost" (No. 20 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2243
2244L<Announced on 2015-12-08 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233215.html>
2245
2246 Why do I shun all those highways
2247 Which the other wanderer seeks?
2248 Why do I find bridged by-ways
2249 Through snow-covered deep creeks?
2250
2251 For I have no crime committed,
2252 Why I should now run from men,--
2253 What demented heart's desire
2254 Drives me to a desert glen?
2255
2256 Signposts on all highways stationed
2257 Point their signs toward the towns,
2258 Whilst I wonder 'yond moderation,
2259 Without rest, yet seeking rest!
2260
2261 One such signpost I see planted
2262 Of my question unconcerned,
2263 One road must my choice be granted,
2264 Whence no man has yet returned!
2265
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2266=head2 v5.22.1-RC3 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Stormy Morning" (No. 18 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2267
2268L<Announced on 2015-12-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233032.html>
2269
2270 How the storm tore rents
2271 In heavens gray attired!
2272 The rags of cloud are flying
2273 Around, of combat tired.
2274
2275 And flames of fire lambent,
2276 Fly between them and part,
2277 That 's what I call a morning,
2278 A morning after my heart!
2279
2280 My heart sees in the heavens
2281 Its own picture unspoilt--
2282 It's nothing but the Winter,
2283 The Winter, cold and wild.
2284
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2285=head2 v5.22.1-RC2 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Old Head" (No. 14 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2286
2287L<Announced on 2015-11-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232632.html>
2288
2289 The hoary frost has a white sheen
2290 Strewn all over my hair,
2291 So I thought I was an old man
2292 And thought life dealt me fair.
2293
2294 Yet soon was thawed my old white mane,
2295 And I have my black hair again.
2296 How I abhor my young fair years,
2297 How long to wait for death and biers?
2298
2299 From setting sun to morning's hue
2300 Many a head turns white.
2301 Who'll credit it? My hair did not
2302 In all this lifelong plight!
2303
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2304=head2 v5.22.1-RC1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Will-o'-the Wisp" (No. 9 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2305
2306L<Announced on 2015-10-31 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232321.html>
2307
2308 In the deepest rocky crevice
2309 A will-o'-the wisp lured me;
2310 How I could find my way from here,
2311 For me it's easy memory!
2312
2313 For I am used to straying ways,
2314 Every path to th'end a way,
2315 All our joys and all our suffering,--
2316 To a will-o'-the wisp it 's all play!
2317
2318 Through the dried-up bed of torrents
2319 I quite calmly downward stroll;
2320 Every stream its sea will enter,
2321 Every suffering finds its goal!
2322
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2323=head2 v5.22.0 - Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch
2324
2325L<Announced on 2015-06-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228300.html>
2326
2327“You are the advocate of the dead.”
2328
2329The old man nodded. “I am. People talk about being fair to this one and
2330that one, but nobody I ever heard talks about doing right by them. We
2331take everything they had, which is all right. And spit, most often, on
2332their opinions, which I suppose is all right too. But we ought to
2333remember now and then how much of what we have we got from them. I
2334figure while I’m still here I ought to put a word in for them.”
2335
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2336=head2 v5.22.0-RC2 - T.S. Eliot, unpublished work
2337
2338L<Announced on 2015-05-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228142.html>
2339
2340 And when thyself with silver foot shall pass
2341 Among the theories scattered on the grass
2342 Take up my good intentions with the rest
2343
2344=head2 v5.22.0-RC1 - Gene Wolfe, Citadel of the Autarch
2345
2346L<Announced on 2015-05-19 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228059.html>
2347
2348There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by
2349its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.
2350
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2351=head2 v5.21.11 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, "Dolores (Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs)"
2352
2353L<Announced on 2015-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/04/msg227472.html>
2354
2355 They shall pass and their places be taken,
2356 The gods and the priests that are pure.
2357 They shall pass, and shalt thou not be shaken?
2358 They shall perish, and shalt thou endure?
2359 Death laughs, breathing close and relentless
2360 In the nostrils and eyelids of lust,
2361 With a pinch in his fingers of scentless
2362 And delicate dust.
2363
2364 But the worm shall revive thee with kisses;
2365 Thou shalt change and transmute as a god,
2366 As the rod to a serpent that hisses,
2367 As the serpent again to a rod.
2368 Thy life shall not cease though thou doff it;
2369 Thou shalt live until evil be slain,
2370 And good shall die first, said thy prophet,
2371 Our Lady of Pain.
2372
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2373=head2 v5.21.10 - Aldous Huxley, "The Devils of Loudun"
2374
2375L<Announced on 2015-03-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/03/msg226847.html>
2376
2377The fire burned on, the good fathers continued to sprinkle and intone.
2378Suddenly a flock of pigeons came swooping down from the church and
2379started to wheel around the roaring column of flame and smoke. The
2380crowd shouted, the archers waved their halberds at the birds, Lactance
2381and Tranquille splashed them on the wing with holy water. In vain. The
2382pigeons were not to be driven away. Round and round they flew, diving
2383through the smoke, singeing their feathers in the flames. Both parties
2384claimed a miracle. For the parson's enemies the birds, quite obviously,
2385were a troop of devils, come to fetch away his soul. For his friends,
2386they were emblems of the Holy Ghost and living proof of his innocence.
2387It never seems to have occurred to anyone that they were just pigeons,
2388obeying the laws of their own, their blessedly other-than-human nature.
2389
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2390=head2 v5.21.9 - Emily Dickinson, "There is Another Sky"
2391
c8d2be4d 2392L<Announced on 2015-02-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg226002.html>
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2394 There is another sky,
2395 Ever serene and fair,
2396 And there is another sunshine,
2397 Though it be darkness there;
2398 Never mind faded forests, Austin,
2399 Never mind silent fields -
2400 Here is a little forest,
2401 Whose leaf is ever green;
2402 Here is a brighter garden,
2403 Where not a frost has been;
2404 In its unfading flowers
2405 I hear the bright bee hum:
2406 Prithee, my brother,
2407 Into my garden come!
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2409=head2 v5.21.8 - Bill Watterson, "Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection"
2410
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2412
2413Calvin: OK Hobbes, press the button and duplicate me.
2414Hobbes: Are you sure this is such a good idea?
2415Calvin: 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?
2416Hobbes: I'd hate to be accused of inhibiting scientific progress... Here you go.
2417[Box]: *BOINK*
2418Hobbes: Scientific progress goes "BOINK"?
2419Calvin?: It worked! It worked! I'm a genius!
2420Cavlin??: No you're not, you liar! *I* invented this!
2421
2ee7da68 2422=head2 v5.21.7 - Robert Heinlein, "The Number of the Beast"
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2423
2424L<Announced on 2014-12-20 by Max Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/12/msg223774.html>
2425
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2426"Zebadiah, Hilda and I salvaged and put everything into the basket.
2427Hilda started to put it into our wardrobe-and it was heavy. So
2428we looked. Packed as tight as when we left Oz. Six bananas-and
2429everything else. Cross my heart. No, go look."
2430"Hmmm- Jake, can you write equations for a picnic basket that
2431refills itself? Will it go on doing so?"
2432"Zeb, equations can be written to describe anything. The description
2433would be simpler for a basket that replenishes itself indefinitely
2434than for one that does it once and stops-I would have to describe
2435the discontinuity."
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2ee7da68 2437=head2 v5.21.6 - Jeff Noon, "Vurt"
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2438
2439L<Announced on 2014-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/11/msg222448.html>
2440
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2441GAME CAT
2442
2443EXCHANGE MECHANISMS. Sometimes we lose precious
2444things. Friends and colleagues, fellow travellers in the
2445Vurt, sometimes we lose them; even lovers we sometimes
2446lose. And get bad things in exchange: aliens, objects,
2447snakes, and sometimes even death. Things we don't want.
2448This is part of the deal, part of the game deal;
2449all things, in all worlds, must be kept in balance.
2450Kittlings often ask, who decides on the swappings? Now then,
2451some say it's all accidental; that some poor Vurt thing
2452finds himself too close to a door, at too critical a time,
2453just when something real is being lost. Whoosh! Swap time!
2454Others say that some kind of overseer is working the
2455MECHANISMS OF EXCHANGE, deciding the fate of innocents.
2456The Cat can only tease at this, because of the big secrets
2457involved, and because of the levels between you, the reader,
2458and me, the Game Cat. Hey, listen; I've struggled to get
2459where I am today; why should I give you the easy route?
2460Get working, kittlings! Reach up higher. Work the Vurt.
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2ee7da68 2462=head2 v5.21.5 - Friso Wiegersma (text), Jean Ferrat (music), Wim Sonneveld (performer), "Het Dorp"
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2463
2464L<Announced on 2014-10-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/10/msg221399.html>
2465
2466 Het Dorp
2467
2468 Thuis heb ik nog een ansichtkaart
2469 waarop een kerk, een kar met paard,
2470 een slagerij J. van der Ven.
2471 Een kroeg, een juffrouw op de fiets
2472 het zegt u hoogstwaarschijnlijk niets,
2473 maar 't is waar ik geboren ben.
2474 Dit dorp, ik weet nog hoe het was,
2475 de boerenkind'ren in de klas,
2476 een kar die ratelt op de keien,
2477 het raadhuis met een pomp ervoor,
2478 een zandweg tussen koren door,
11741df4 2479 het vee, de boerderijen.
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2480
2481 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
2482 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
2483 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 2484 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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2485
2486 Wat leefden ze eenvoudig toen
2487 in simp'le huizen tussen groen
2488 met boerenbloemen en een heg.
2489 Maar blijkbaar leefden ze verkeerd,
2490 het dorp is gemoderniseerd
2491 en nu zijn ze op de goeie weg.
2492 Want ziet, hoe rijk het leven is,
2493 ze zien de televisiequiz
2494 en wonen in betonnen dozen,
2495 met flink veel glas, dan kun je zien
2496 hoe of het bankstel staat bij Mien
2497 en d'r dressoir met plastic rozen.
2498
2499 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
2500 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
2501 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 2502 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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2503
2504 De dorpsjeugd klit wat bij elkaar
2505 in minirok en beatle-haar
2506 en joelt wat mee met beat-muziek.
2507 Ik weet wel, het is hun goeie recht,
2508 de nieuwe tijd, net wat u zegt,
2509 maar het maakt me wat melancholiek.
2510 Ik heb hun vaders nog gekend
2511 ze kochten zoethout voor een cent
2512 ik zag hun moeders touwtjespringen.
2513 Dat dorp van toen, het is voorbij,
2514 dit is al wat er bleef voor mij:
2515 een ansicht en herinneringen.
2516
2517 Toen ik langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
2518 de hoge bomen nog zag staan.
2519 Ik was een kind, hoe kon ik weten
2520 dat dat voorgoed voorbij zou gaan.
2521
2ee7da68 2522=head2 v5.21.4 - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
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2523
2524L<Announced on 2014-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg220267.html>
2525
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2526To-day, being in latitude 83° 20', longitude 43° 5' W. (the sea being
2527of an extraordinarily dark colour), we again saw land from the
2528masthead, and, upon a closer scrutiny, found it to be one of a group
2529of very large islands. The shore was precipitous, and the interior
2530seemed to be well wooded, a circumstance which occasioned us great
2531joy. In about four hours from our first discovering the land we came
2532to anchor in ten fathoms, sandy bottom, a league from the coast, as a
2533high surf, with strong ripples here and there, rendered a nearer
2534approach of doubtful expediency. The two largest boats were now
2535ordered out, and a party, well armed (among whome were Peters and
2536myself), proceeded to look for an opening in the reef which appeared
2537to encircle the island. After searching about for some time, we
2538discovered an inlet, which we were entering, when we saw four large
2539canoes put off from the shore, filled with men who seemed to be well
2540armed. We waited for them to come up, and, as they moved with great
2541rapidity, they were soon within hail. Captain Guy now held up a white
2542handkerchief on the blade of an oar, when the strangers made a full
2543stop, and commenced a loud jabbering all at once, intermingled with
2544occasional shouts, in which we could distinguish the words Anamoo-moo!
2545and Lama-Lama! They continued this for at least half an hour, during
2546which we had a good opportunity of observing their appearance.
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2548=head2 v5.21.3 - Robert Service, "The Men that Don't Fit In"
2549
2550L<Announced on 2014-08-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218826.html>
2551
2552 If they just went straight they might go far,
2553 They are strong and brave and true;
2554 But they're always tired of the things that are,
2555 And they want the strange and new.
2556 They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
2557 What a deep mark I would make!"
2558 So they chop and change, and each fresh move
2559 Is only a fresh mistake.
2560
2561=head2 v5.21.2 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Final minutes of communication of the first manned moon landing, July 20, 1969
2562
2563L<Announced on 2014-07-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/07/msg217937.html>
2564
2565 Armstrong: Okay. Here's a...Looks like a good area here.
2566 Aldrin: I got the shadow out there.
2567 Aldrin: 250, down at 2 1/2, 19 forward.
2568 Aldrin: Altitude, velocity lights.
2569 Aldrin: 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward.
2570 Aldrin: 11 forward. Coming down nicely.
2571 Armstrong: Gonna be right over that crater.
2572 Aldrin: 200 feet, 4 1/2 down.
2573 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down.
2574 Armstrong: I got a good spot [garbled].
2575 Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.
2576 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. You're looking good.
2577 Aldrin: 120 feet.
2578 Aldrin: 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Quantity light.
2579 Aldrin: Okay. 75 feet. And it's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.
2580 Duke: 60 seconds.
2581 Aldrin: Light's on.
2582 Aldrin: 60 feet, down 2 1/2. 2 forward. 2 forward. That's good.
2583 Aldrin: 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.
2584 Aldrin: 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. [Garbled] shadow.
2585 Aldrin: 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. 20 feet,
2586 down a half.
2587 Duke: 30 seconds.
2588 Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good.
2589 Aldrin: Contact Light.
2590 Armstrong: Shutdown.
2591 Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop.
2592 Aldrin: ACA out of Detent.
2593 Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto.
2594 Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off.
2595 Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in.
2596 Duke: We copy you down, Eagle.
2597 Armstrong: Engine arm is off.
2598 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
2599 Duke: Roger, Twan...[correcting himself] Tranquility. We copy you on
2600 the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue.
2601 We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
2602 Aldrin: Thank you.
2603
2604=head2 v5.21.1 - Robert Jordan, "The Crossroads of Twilights", Book 10 of "The Wheel of Time"
2605
2606L<Announced on 2014-06-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/06/msg217030.html>
2607
2608 We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
2609 We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
2610 We danced among the lightning bolts,
2611 and tore the world asunder.
2612
2613 -- Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
2614 written near the end of the previous Age,
2615 known by some as the Third Age.
2616 Sometimes attributed to the Dragon
2617 Reborn.
2618
2619=head2 v5.21.0 - Friedrich von Schiller, "The Song of the Bell"
2620
2621L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215826.html>
2622
2623 Walled in fast within the earth
2624 Stands the form burnt out of clay.
2625 This must be the bell’s great birth!
2626 Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
2627 Sweat must trickle now
2628 From the burning brow,
2629 Till the work its master honour.
2630 Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.
2631
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2632=head2 v5.20.3 - Elias Lönnrot, trans. Keith Bosley, "The Kalevala", Canto 42: Stealing the Sampo
2633
2634L<Announced on 2015-09-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg230945.html>
2635
2636 Steady old Väinämöinen
2637 uttered a word and spoke thus:
2638 'No lilting on the waters
2639 and no singing on the waves!
2640 Song keeps you lazy
2641 tales delay rowing.
2642 Precious day would pass and night
2643 would overtake us midway
2644 on these wide waters
2645 upon these vast waves.'
2646
2647 The wanton Lemminkäinen
2648 uttered a word and spoke thus:
2649 'The time will pass anyway
2650 the fair day will flee
2651 and the night will come panting
2652 and the twilight will steal in
2653 if you don't sing while you live
2654 nor hum in this world.'
2655
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2656=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"
2657
2658L<Announced on 2015-08-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230544.html>
2659
2660'I fled from Basra, sad and tearful, with no idea where I was going,
2661and I was reciting these lines:
2662
2663 The pain of parting makes me melt away,
2664 As lovers do when those they love are harsh.
2665 I wonder at the patience that I showed
2666 When I had lost my love, for that was wonderful.
2667 Beloved, do you know that since you left,
2668 I have remained confused in misery.
2669
2670I then heard a voice that said: "Damn you, have you no fear of
2671Almighty God that you hand over a girl to an unbelieving 'ifrit?" I
2672walked for a time amongst the palm-trees until I caught sight of a
2673person, whom I approached. When I asked him who he was he said: "I
2674am one of the jinn who were converted to Islam at the hands of 'Ali
2675ibn Abi Talib, may God ennoble him." "How can I get to my wife?" I
2676asked him, and he said: "Wretched fellow, you had a bird which you
2677allowed to fly away and now you want to fly after it." But he
2678added: "Follow this road with God's blessing all night until dawn
2679and then by the shore you will see a huge cave in which there is an
2680idol made of white stone. You must drink of the water that there is
2681coming out of the cave and smear your face with its mud. Stay there
2682and a barge will pass you as you stand opposite the statue. Various
2683different creatures will emerge, heads without bodies and bodies
2684without heads, and they will prostrate themselves in adoration to
2685the idol rather than to Almighty God. When you see that, embark on
2686the barge and cross to the other bank and walk along it until
2687sunset. On a high point you will see a castle built of bricks of
2688gold and silver. That is where your 'ifrit will be. I have now
2689told you about this, so goodbye."
2690
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2691=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"
2692
2693L<Announced on 2015-08-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230359.html>
2694
2695'On the night of the wedding the ape came to sit in front of me and
2696asked me what I intended to do. "Whatever you tell me," I replied,
2697and he said: "Take care not to covet the girl, or I shall come back
2698and burn you up and leave you as a lesson for those who can learn."
2699I agreed to this and when evening came I found the world full of
2700candles and torches burning in holders of gold and silver. There
2701were servants and serving girls, and everyone who saw me
2702congratulated me on my good fortune, as there was no girl on the
2703face of the earth more beautiful than my bride.
2704[...]
2705'Next morning I went out to the market, and people went in and asked
2706her how the night had been. "He never looked up at me," she told
2707them. Then, when it was afternoon, I went to my house, where the
2708ape was sitting by the door. "Tell me what you did," it said, and I
2709told it: "By God, I did not learn and do not know whether this was a
2710man or a girl." "That's what I want," it said.
2711[...]
2712'On the second night my bride was brought to me, after which the
2713servants left her and went away. She fell asleep, and, while she
2714was sleeping, I killed the cock, wrapped it in the cloth and put the
2715four poles from the couch over it. Suddenly there was a huge crash
2716like a peal of thunder and a fiery 'ifrit swooped on the girl. I
2717fainted at the sight and when I recovered I heard a voice saying:
2718"By the Lord of the Ka'ba, the girl has been carried off!" and there
2719was a sound like the rustling of wind and bitter weeping. At this I
2720shed tears, struck my head and was filled with regret when it was no
2721longer of any use, for to me the whole world was worth no more than
2722a bean.
2723
e3eee3ea 2724=head2 v5.20.2 - Jonathan "Jonti" Picking, L<"Magical Trevor"|http://weebls-stuff.com/toons/magical-trevor-episode-01-animated-music-video-mrweebl/>
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2725
2726L<Announced on 2015-02-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225777.html>
2727
2728 Everyone loves Magical Trevor,
2729 'Cos the tricks that he does are ever so clever;
2730 Look at him now, disappearin' the cow,
2731 Where is the cow hidden right now?
2732
2733 Taking a bow, it's Magical Trevor,
2734 Everybody's seen that the trick is clever;
2735 Look at him there with his leathery, leathery whip!
2736 It's made of magic, and with a little flip--
2737
2738 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back,
2739 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back;
2740 Back, back, back from his magical journey,
2741 Yeah!
2742
2743 What did he see in the parallel dimension?
2744 He saw beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans;
2745 Oh, beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans,
2746 Yeah, yeah!
2747
e3eee3ea 2748=head2 v5.20.2-RC1 - Jonathan "Jonti" Picking, L<"Scampi"|http://weebls-stuff.com/toons/ive-seen-things-scampi-animated-music-video-mrweebl/>
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2749
2750L<Announced on 2015-02-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225273.html>
2751
2752 I've seen things,
2753 I've seen them with my eyes;
2754 I've seen things,
2755 They're often in disguise.
2756
2757 Like carrots, handbags, cheese, toilets,
2758 Russians, planets, hamsters, weddings,
2759 Poets, Stalin, Kuala Lumpur!
2760 Pygmies, budgies, Kuala Lumpur!
2761
2762 I've seen things,
2763 I've seen them with my eyes;
2764 I've seen things,
2765 They're often in disguise.
2766
2767 Like carrots, handbags, cheese...
2768
2ee7da68 2769=head2 v5.20.1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. Diana Reed, "Così fan tutte"
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2770
2771L<Announced on 2014-09-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219789.html>
2772
2773 DORABELLA (as if waking from a daze): Where are they?
2774 DON ALFONSO: They've gone.
2775 FIORDILIGI: Oh, the cruel bitterness of parting!
2776
2777 DON ALFONSO:
2778 Take heart, my dearest children.
2779 Look, in the distance, your lovers are waving to you.
2780
2781 FIORDILIGI: Bon voyage, my darling!
2782 DORABELLA: Bon voyage!
2783
2784 FIORDILIGI:
2785 O heavens! How swiftly the ship is sailing away!
2786 It is disappearing already!
2787 It is no longer in sight!
2788 Oh, may heaven grant it a prosperous voyage!
2789
2790 DORABELLA: May good luck attend it to the battlefield!
2791 DON ALFONSO: And may your sweethearts and my friends be safe!
2792
2793 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA, DON ALFONSO:
2794 May the wind be gentle,
2795 may the sea be calm,
2796 and may the elements
2797 respond kindly
2798 to our wishes.
2799
2ee7da68 2800=head2 v5.20.1-RC2 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. William Weaver, "Così fan tutte"
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2801
2802L<Announced on 2014-09-07 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219446.html>
2803
2804 GUGLIELMO:
2805 Oh God, I feel that this foot of mine
2806 is reluctant to come before her.
2807
2808 FERRANDO:
2809 My trembling lip
2810 can utter no word.
2811
2812 DON ALFONSO:
2813 The hero displays his manliness
2814 in the most terrible moments.
2815
2816 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA:
2817 Now that we have heard the news,
2818 you have the lesser duty:
2819 Take heart, and plunge your swords
2820 into both our hearts.
2821
2822 FERRANDO, GUGLIELMO:
2823 My idol, blame fate
2824 that I must abandon you.
2825
2826 DORABELLA: Ah no, you shall not leave...
2827 FIORDILIGI: No, cruel one, you shall not go...
2828 DORABELLA: First I want to tear out my heart.
2829 FIORDILIGI: First I want to die at your feet.
2830 FERRANDO (softly to Don Alfonso): What do you say to that?
2831 GUGLIELMO (softly to Don Alfonso): You realise?
2832 DON ALFONSO (softly): Steady, friend, finem lauda.
2833
2834 ALL:
2835 Thus destiny defrauds
2836 the hopes of mortals.
2837 Ah, among so many misfortunes,
2838 who can ever love life?
2839
2ee7da68 2840=head2 v5.20.1-RC1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. William Weaver, "Così fan tutte"
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2841
2842L<Announced on 2014-08-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218975.html>
2843
2844 DON ALFONSO:
2845 I'd like to speak, but I haven't the heart:
2846 my lip stammers.
2847 My voice cannot emerge,
2848 but remains in my throat.
2849 What will you do? What shall I do?
2850 Oh what a great catastrophe!
2851 There can be nothing worse.
2852 I feel pity for you and for them.
2853
2854 FIORDILIGI: Heavens! For mercy's sake, Signor Alfonso, don't make us
2855 die.
2856 DON ALFONSO: My children, you must arm yourselves with constancy.
2857 DORABELLA: Ye Gods! What evil has occurred? What horrible event? Is my
2858 love dead, perhaps?
2859 FIORDILIGI: Is mine dead?
2860 DON ALFONSO: They are not dead, but they are not far from it.
2861 DORABELLA: Wounded?
2862 DON ALFONSO: No.
2863 FIORDILIGI: Ill?
2864 DON ALFONSO: Nor that.
2865 FIORDILIGI: What, then?
2866 DON ALFONSO: A royal command summons them to the field of battle.
2867 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA: Alas, what do I hear? And they will leave?
2868 DON ALFONSO: Immediately.
2869 DORABELLA: And there is no way of preventing it?
2870 DON ALFONSO: There is none.
2871 FIORDILIGI: And not even a single farewell...
2872 DON ALFONSO: The unhappy men haven't the courage to see you; but if
2873 you wish it, they are ready...
2874 DORABELLA: Where are they?
2875 DON ALFONSO: Come in, friends.
2876
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2877=head2 v5.20.0 - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
2878
2879L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215815.html>
2880
2881 But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
2882 Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
2883 Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
2884 When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
2885 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
2886 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
2887
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2888=head2 v5.20.0-RC1 - Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
2889
2890L<Announced on 2014-05-17 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215479.html>
2891
2892 When times go bad
2893 when times go rough
2894 Won't you lay me down in tall grass
2895 And let me do my stuff
2896
2ee7da68 2897=head2 v5.19.11 - Isidore-Lucien Ducasse [as "Comte de Lautréamont"], trans. Paul Knight, "Les Chants de Maldoror"
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2898
2899L<Announced on 2014-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/04/msg214580.html>
2900
2901O rigorous mathematics, I have not forgotten you since your wise lessons,
2902sweeter than honey, filtered into my heart like a refreshing wave.
2903Instinctively, from the cradle, I had longed to drink from your source, older
2904than the sun, and I continue to tread the sacred sanctuary of your solemn
2905temple, I, the most faithful of your devotees. There was a vagueness in my
2906mind, something thick as smoke; but I managed to mount the steps which lead to
2907your altar, and you drove away this dark veil, as the wind blows the
2908draught-board. You replaced it with excessive coldness, consummate prudence and
2909implacable logic. With the aid of your fortifying milk, my intellect developed
2910rapidly and took on immense proportions amid the ravishing lucidity which you
2911bestow as a gift on all those who sincerely love you. Arithmetic! Algebra!
2912Geometry! Awe-inspiring trinity! Luminous triangle! He who has not known you
2913is a fool!
2914
2ee7da68 2915=head2 v5.19.10 - John Chadwick, "The Decipherment of Linear B"
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2916
2917L<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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2918
2919The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even
2920the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge
2921withheld from others. Some are fortunate enough to find a job which
2922consists in the solution of mysteries, whether it be the physicist who
2923tracks down a hitherto unknown nuclear particle or the policeman who
2924detects a criminal. But most of us are driven to sublimate this urge
2925by the solving of artificial puzzles devised for our entertainment.
2926
2ee7da68 2927=head2 v5.19.9 - R. A. MacAvoy, "Tea with the Black Dragon"
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2928
2929L<Announced on 2014-02-20 by Tony Cook|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/02/msg213047.html>
2930
2931Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
2932rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
2933stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
2934know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
2935that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
2936chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
2937clouds thickened above them.
2938
2939"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
2940you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
2941body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
2942closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
2943hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
2944he looked Long in the face.
2945
2946"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
2947master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
2948grew fierce.
2949
2950"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
2951fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
2952truth!"
2953
2ee7da68 2954=head2 v5.19.8 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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2955
2956L<Announced on 2014-01-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211729.html>
2957
2958“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
2959hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
2960
2961“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
2962
2963“Is there? What is the point?”
2964
2965“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
2966
2967“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
2968
2969“The trick is not to think about that.”
2970
2971“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
2972
2973Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
2974
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2975=head2 v5.19.7 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"
2976
2977L<Announced on 2013-12-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/12/msg210882.html>
2978
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2979And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
2980down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
2981the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
2982were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
2983they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
2984Europe was over.
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2986Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
2987leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
2988kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
2989horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
2cff31c9 2990
e91f1fc1 2991Birds were talking.
2cff31c9 2992
e91f1fc1 2993One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
2cff31c9 2994
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2995=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
2996
2997L<Announced on 2013-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/11/msg210043.html>
2998
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2999 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
3000
3001 Mr. Bun: Morning.
3002 Waitress: Morning.
3003 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
3004 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
3005 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
3006 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
3007 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
3008 egg on top and spam
3009 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
3010 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
3011 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
3012 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
3013 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
3014 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
3015 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
3016 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
3017 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
3018 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
3019
3020 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
3021
3022 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
3023 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
3024 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
3025 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
5a3c3c58 3026
40e1c3e8 3027=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, trans. James McGowan, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
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3028
3029L<Announced on 2013-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/10/msg208752.html>
3030
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3031 I
3032
3033 A cat is strolling through my mind
3034 Acting as though he owned the place,
3035 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
3036 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
3037
3038 So tender and discreet his tone;
3039 But whether he should growl or purr
3040 His voice is always rich and deep.
3041 That is the secret of his charm.
3042
3043 This purling voice that filters down
3044 Into my darkest depths of soul
3045 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
3046 Delights me as a potion would.
3047
3048 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
3049 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
3050 Without the need for any words
3051 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
3052
3053 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
3054 Across my heart, fine instrument,
3055 And makes to sing so royally
3056 The strongest and the purest chord,
3057
3058 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
3059 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
3060 In whom all is, angelically,
3061 As subtle as harmonious.
3062
3063 II
3064
3065 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
3066 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
3067 I might have been embalmed in it
3068 By giving him one little pet.
3069
3070 He is my household's guardian soul;
3071 He judges, he presides, inspires
3072 All matters in hos royal realm;
3073 Might he be fairy? or a god?
3074
3075 When my eyes, to this cat I love
3076 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
3077 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
3078 And when I look within myself,
3079
3080 I notice with astonishment
3081 The fire of his opal eyes,
3082 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
3083 Taking my measure, steadily.
3084
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3085=head2 v5.19.4 - Washington Irving, "The Widow and Her Son"
3086
3087L<Announced on 2013-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/09/msg207969.html>
3088
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3089There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
3090that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
3091Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
3092despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
3093loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
3094looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
3095his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
3096of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
3097heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
3098danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
3099She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
3100surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
3101and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
3102be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
3103name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
3104and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
3105him.
3106
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3107=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
3108
3109L<Announced on 2013-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg206318.html>
3110
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3111E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
3112written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
3113betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
3114have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
3115personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
3116Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
3117For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
3118political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
3119working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
3120between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
3121however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
3122logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
3123an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
3124to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
3125outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
3126there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
3127There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
3128
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3129=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
3130
3131L<Announced on 2013-07-22 by Aristotle Pagaltzis|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/07/msg204905.html>
3132
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3133The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
3134correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
3135showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
3136however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
3137magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
3138the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
3139
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3140=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
3141
703078b2 3142L<Announced on 2013-06-21 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/06/msg203449.html>
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DG
3143
3144 Over hill, over dale,
3145 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
3146 Over park, over pale,
3147 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
3148 I do wander everywhere,
3149 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
3150 And I serve the fairy queen,
3151 To dew her orbs upon the green.
3152 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
3153 In their gold coats, spots you see;
3154 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
3155 In their freckles live our savours.
3156 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
3157 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
3158 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
3159 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
3160
5f42d1f2 3161=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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DG
3162
3163L<Announced on 2013-05-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201980.html>
3164
3165 From the beginning, I knew…
3166 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
3167 …that I can't fix…
3168 …with my hands…
3169
40e1c3e8 3170=head2 v5.18.4 - Robert W. Chambers, Cassilda's Song in "The King in Yellow," Act I, Scene 2
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3171
3172L<Announced on 2014-10-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/10/msg220770.html>
3173
3174 Along the shore the cloud waves break,
3175 The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
3176 The shadows lengthen
3177 In Carcosa.
3178
3179 Strange is the night where black stars rise,
3180 And strange moons circle through the skies
3181 But stranger still is
3182 Lost Carcosa.
3183
3184 Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
3185 Where flap the tatters of the King,
3186 Must die unheard in
3187 Dim Carcosa.
3188
3189 Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
3190 Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
3191 Shall dry and die in
3192 Lost Carcosa.
3193
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3194=head2 v5.18.3 - (no epigraph)
3195
3196(no epigraph)
3197
40e1c3e8 3198=head2 v5.18.3-RC2 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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3201
3202"Ah! I see it now!" I shrieked. "You have seized the throne and the
3203empire. Woe! woe to you who are crowned with the crown of the King in
3204Yellow!"
3205
40e1c3e8 3206=head2 v5.18.3-RC1 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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3209
3210 CAMILLA: You, sir, should unmask.
3211
3212 STRANGER: Indeed?
3213
3214 CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
3215
3216 STRANGER: I wear no mask.
3217
3218 CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
3219
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3220=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
3221
3222L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
3223
3224One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
3225only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
3226that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
3227about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
3228places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
3229Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
3230mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
3231every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
3232
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3233=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
3234
3235L<Announced on 2013-08-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205897.html>
3236
3237The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
3238systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
3239thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
3240operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
3241ever seen.
3242
3243An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
3244something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
3245kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
3246anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
3247disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
3248gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
3249that renders the operating system unnecessary.
3250
3251=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
3252
3253L<Announced on 2013-08-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205445.html>
3254
3255Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
3256someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
3257again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
3258and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
3259language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
3260
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3261=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
3262
3263L<Announced on 2013-05-18 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201940.html>
3264
3265It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
3266who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
3267walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
3268and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
3269search, in questions, in torment.
3270
2ee7da68 3271=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
4e720792 3272
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3274
3275Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
3276
3277=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
3278
dd047fac 3279L<Announced on 2013-05-14 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201823.html>
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3280
3281 I'd love to go drowning
3282 And to stay and to stay
3283 But the ocean doesn't want me today
3284 I'll go in up to here
3285 It can't possibly hurt
3286 All they will find is my beer
3287 And my shirt
3288
3289=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
3290
3291L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
3292
3293 And the great day of wrath has come
3294 And here's mud in your big red eye
3295 The poker's in the fire
3296 And the locusts take the sky
3297 And the earth died screaming
3298 While I lay dreaming of you
3299
3300=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
3301
3302L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
3303
3304 What's he building in there?
3305
3306 We have a right to know…
3307
2ee7da68 3308=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel in "This is Spın̈al Tap"
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3309
3310L<Announced on 2013-04-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/04/msg201056.html>
3311
3312It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
3313eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
3314
2ee7da68 3315=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, "A Fire Upon The Deep"
7707f065 3316
f3d08688 3317L<Announced on 2013-03-23 by Max Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/03/msg200504.html>
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MM
3318
3319The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
3320followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
3321safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
3322place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
3323would be famous for this.
3324
3325Six months passed. A year.
3326
72f869fd 3327The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
7707f065 3328Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
72f869fd 3329powerful, it does not need to self-know.
7707f065 3330
2ee7da68 3331=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy"
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f3d08688 3333L<Announced on 2013-02-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/02/msg199115.html>
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3334
3335Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
3336The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
3337recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
3338his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
3339Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
3340of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
3341Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
3342of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
3343'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
3344embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
3345'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
3346in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
3347leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
3348
3349The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
3350Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
3351in the destruction of the planet Earth.
3352
2ee7da68 3353=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, "An Instance of the Fingerpost"
2eea07f2 3354
f3d08688 3355L<Announced on 2013-01-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/01/msg197571.html>
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3356
3357I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
3358the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
3359dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
3360between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
3361improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
3362fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
3363I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
3364them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
3365do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
b86ac955 3366from an authority while others cut — when he taught, the knife was
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3367in his hand and the blood spattered his coat. Boyle also did not scruple to
3368perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
3369himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
3370a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
3371the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
3372world is richer for it.
3373
2ee7da68 3374=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, "The Darkness That Comes Before"
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f3d08688 3376L<Announced on 2012-12-18 by Dave Rolsky|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/12/msg196707.html>
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3377
3378No thought.
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3379
3380The boy extinguished. Only a place.
3381
3382This place.
3383
3384Motionless, 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.
3385
3386A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
3387
3388For 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.
3389
3390The 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 . . .
3391
3392And 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.
3393
3394The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
3395
3396I have been legion . . .
3397
3398In 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.
3399
3400Now I understand.
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2ee7da68 3402=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, "The Sirens of Titan"
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f3d08688 3404L<Announced on 2012-11-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/11/msg195659.html>
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3405
3406Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
3407of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
3408scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
3409glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
3410beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
3411much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
3412caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
3413vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
3414had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
3415
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3416=head2 v5.17.5 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
3417
f3d08688 3418L<Announced on 2012-10-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194349.html>
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3419
3420Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
3421behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
3422recording everything.
3423
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3424=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
3425
f3d08688 3426L<Announced on 2012-09-19 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/09/msg192635.html>
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3428 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
3429 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
3430 She aims it at the creature's head,
3431 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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3433 A few weeks later, in the wood,
3434 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
3435 But what a change! No cloak of red,
3436 No silly hood upon her head.
3437 She said, "Hello, and do please note
3438 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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3440=head2 v5.17.3 - Kris Ta-belle, "Smoked Perl Onion Soup"
3441
3442L<Announced on 2012-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190775.html>
3443
3444Preparation:
3445
3446Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
3447or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
3448Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
3449look golden brown.
3450Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
3451ready to create the soup.
3452
3453Ingredients:
3454
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3455 16 diced, pre-smoked, Perl Onions
3456 3 tbsp butter
3457 1/4 cup olive oil
3458 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
3459 1 tsp salt
3460 1 tsp sugar
3461 black pepper to taste
3462 1 cup red wine
3463 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3464 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
3465 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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3466
3467Method:
3468
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3469 Melt the butter in a pan and then add olive oil.
3470 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
3471 to half an hour.
3472 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
3473 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
3474 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
3475 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
3476 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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3477
3478Enjoy.
3479
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3480=head2 v5.17.2 - Terry Pratchet, "The Colour of Magic"
3481
3d76f962 3482L<Announced on 2012-07-21 by TonyC|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/07/msg189828.html>
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3483
3484‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
3485
3486Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
3487their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
3488
3489The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
3490butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
3491and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
3492
3493Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
3494
3495‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
3496
3497‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
3498
3499‘What?’
3500
3501‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
3502
3503‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
3504his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
3505dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
3506quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
3507
3508‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
3509an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
3510
3511‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
3512
3513The iotum rose, spinning.
3514
3515‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
3516
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3517=head2 v5.17.1 - Rand Miller, "Myst: The Book of Ti'ana"
3518
3519L<Announced on 2012-06-20 by doy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/06/msg188354.html>
3520
3521On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
3522taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
3523"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
3524and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
3525merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
3526subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
3527Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
3528it.
3529
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3530=head2 v5.17.0 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
3531
f51b9d59 3532L<Announced on 2012-05-26 by Zefram|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/05/msg187214.html>
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3533
3534`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
3535`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
3536hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
3537The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
3538been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
3539be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
3540to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
3541fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
3542
3543There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
3544climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
3545broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
3546implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
3547on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
3548Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
3549astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
3550for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
3551out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
3552the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
3553
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3554=head2 v5.16.3 - Devo, "Freedom of Choice"
3555
3556L<Announced on 2013-03-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/03/msg200009.html>
3557
3558 A victim of collision on the open sea
3559 Nobody ever said that life was free
3560 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
3561 But use your freedom of choice
3562
3563=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, "The Cyberiad", Trurl's Machine
3564
3565L<Announced on 2012-11-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/11/msg194915.html>
3566
3567Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
3568machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
3569trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
3570little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
3571to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
3572he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
3573the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
3574
3575The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
3576current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
3577transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
3578chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
3579adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
3580as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
3581solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
3582valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
3583the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
3584machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
3585
2ee7da68 3586=head2 v5.16.1 - Emerald Rose, "Never Split The Party"
a210cc89 3587
6dab83b1 3588L<Announced on 2012-08-08 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190413.html>
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3589
3590 Don't you know? You never split the party
3591 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
3592 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
3593 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
3594
c33412d7 3595=head2 v5.16.1-RC1 - Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the "Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook"
a210cc89 3596
6dab83b1 3597L<Announced on 2012-08-03 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190264.html>
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3598
3599I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
3600Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
3601Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
3602The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
3603
3604
3605
3606I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
3607sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
3608collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
3609
3610My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
3611inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
3612swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
3613side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
3614The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
3615dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
3616
2ee7da68 3617=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"
4c4c16b2 3618
6dab83b1 3619L<Announced on 2012-05-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/05/msg186903.html>
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3621 All I have is a voice
3622 To undo the folded lie,
3623 The romantic lie in the brain
3624 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
3625 And the lie of Authority
3626 Whose buildings grope the sky:
3627 There is no such thing as the State
3628 And no one exists alone;
3629 Hunger allows no choice
3630 To the citizen or the police;
3631 We must love one another or die.
3632
2ee7da68 3633=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan, "Blowin' In The Wind"
54fdd2d6 3634
6dab83b1 3635L<Announced on 2012-03-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/03/msg184824.html>
a97faa3d 3636
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3637 How many roads must a man walk down
3638 Before you call him a man?
3639 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
3640 Before she sleeps in the sand?
3641 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
3642 Before they're forever banned?
3643 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3644 The answer is blowin' in the wind
3645
3646 How many years can a mountain exist
3647 Before it's washed to the sea?
3648 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
3649 Before they're allowed to be free?
3650 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
3651 Pretending he just doesn't see?
3652 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3653 The answer is blowin' in the wind
3654
3655 How many times must a man look up
3656 Before he can see the sky?
3657 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
3658 Before he can hear people cry?
3659 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
3660 That too many people have died?
3661 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3662 The answer is blowin' in the wind
54fdd2d6 3663
2ee7da68 3664=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF, "The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way"
1f9d7ff5 3665
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3667
3668 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
3669 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
3670 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
3671 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
3672 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
3673
3674Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
3675age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
3676older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
3677debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
3678girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
3679A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
3680Top for more than one week.
3681
3682Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
3683lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
3684buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
3685into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
3686meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
3687soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
3688single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
3689
3690 "I'm never going to give you up"
3691
2ee7da68 3692=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, "The Voyage of QV66"
cf6bc744 3693
6dab83b1 3694L<Announced on 2012-01-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/01/msg182230.html>
cf6bc744
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3695
3696"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
3697
3698He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
3699notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
3700which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
3701OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
3702ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
3703
3704There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
3705busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
3706out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
3707mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
3708and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
3709with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
3710bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
3711chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
3712excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
3713down cheering and applauding.
3714
3715"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
3716
2ee7da68 3717=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, "A Wizard of Earthsea"
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3720
3721Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
3722into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
3723beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
3724winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
3725wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
3726over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
3727
3728But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
3729gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
3730villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
3731journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
3732domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
3733with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
3734by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
3735Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
3736
2ee7da68 3737=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, "The Diary of a Madman"
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3740
3741This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
3742been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
3743confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
3744how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
3745could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
3746putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
3747I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
3748before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
3749think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
3750all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
3751off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
3752was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
3753The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
3754endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
3755benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
3756boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
3757lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
3758Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
3759resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
3760Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
3761you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
3762
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3763=head2 v5.15.4 - Steve Jobs
3764
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3766
3767A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
3768don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
3769without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
3770the human experience, the better design we will have.
3771
2ee7da68 3772=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, From the preface to "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
607b15aa 3773
6dab83b1 3774L<Announced on 2011-09-20 by Stevan Little|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177427.html>
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3776All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
3777the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
3778do so at their peril.
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4ed12d4a
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3780It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
3781Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
3782work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
3783artist is in accord with himself.
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3785We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
3786he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
3787thing is that one admires it intensely.
607b15aa 3788
4ed12d4a 3789All art is quite useless.
607b15aa 3790
2ee7da68 3791=head2 v5.15.2 - Rainer Maria Rilke, trans., C. F. MacIntyre, "Duino", The First Elegy
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bfb65171 3794
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3795 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
3796 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
3797 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
3798 things the significance of a human future;
3799 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
3800 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
3801 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
3802 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
3803 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
3804 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
3805 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
3806 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
3807 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
3808 hurtles all ages along with it forever
3809 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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3811=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
3812
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1889cb12
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3814
3815Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
3816fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
3817winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
3818down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
3819being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
3820extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
3821but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
3822
3823Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
3824that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
3825around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
3826fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
3827the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
3828closed system.
3829
3830Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
3831the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
3832/be/ them.'
3833
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3834=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
3835
3836L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
3837
4ed12d4a 3838If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
452ead5e 3839
c682aa67 3840=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
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c682aa67 3842L<Announced on 2013-03-11 by Dave Mitchell|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/03/msg199988.html>
b3c5102d 3843
c682aa67
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3844He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
3845mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
3846encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
3847
3848'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
3849Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
3850finished its run. It was due about now.'
3851
3852Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
3853see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
3854
3855'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
3856is always a last time for everything.)
3857
3858Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
3859
3860=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
3861
3862L<Announced on 2012-10-12 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194057.html>
3863
3864 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
3865 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
3866 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
3867 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
3868 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
3869 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
3870 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
3871 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
3872 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
3873 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
3874 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
3875 eaten them, but not for love.
3876
3877=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 >>
3878
3879L<Announced on 2011-09-26 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177618.html>
3880
3881It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
3882do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
3883they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
3884catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
3885awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
3886inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
3887
3888So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
3889mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
3890the heart of the programmer.
b3c5102d 3891
c684cf36 3892=head2 v5.14.1 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
901b3fdb
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3893
3894L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
3895
3896At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
3897my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
3898the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
3899since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
3900already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
3901to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
3902the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
3903can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
3904unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
3905
c684cf36 3906=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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3907
3908L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
3909
3910At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
3911myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
3912impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
3913"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
3914gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
3915or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
3916
3917I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
3918computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
3919ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
3920would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
3921my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
3922away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
3923won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
3924
3925So a freely distributable program is born.
3926
3927=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
3928
3929L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
3930
3931This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
3932continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
3933aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
3934and your bags will be offloaded.
3935
2ee7da68 3936=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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3937
3938L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
3939
3940Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
3941of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
3942by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
3943sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
3944swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
3945down their paved streets.
3946
3947Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
3948obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
3949company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
3950the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
3951govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
3952the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
3953
3954=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
3955
3956L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
3957
3958But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
3959my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
3960reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
3961wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
3962Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
3963the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
b86ac955 3964This seemed doubly astounding to me—first that Australia could
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ZA
3965just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
3966this had never reached me.
3967
2ee7da68 3968=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<"Leaves of Grass"|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
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3971
3972 When the full-grown poet came,
3973 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
3974 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
3975 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
3976 Nay he is mine alone;
3977 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
3978 by the hand;
c2a00619
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3979 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly
3980 holding hands,
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3981 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
3982 And wholly and joyously blends them.
3983
2ee7da68 3984=head2 v5.13.10 - Egill Skalla-Grímsson, L<"Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar"|http://www.heimskringla.no/wiki/Egils_saga_Skalla-Gr%C3%ADmssonar>
f1e17f6f 3985
fbc70a9e 3986L<Announced on 2011-02-20 by Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/