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0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
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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 v5.21.9 - Emily Dickinson, "There is Another Sky"
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24There is another sky,
25Ever serene and fair,
26And there is another sunshine,
27Though it be darkness there;
28Never mind faded forests, Austin,
29Never mind silent fields -
30Here is a little forest,
31Whose leaf is ever green;
32Here is a brighter garden,
33Where not a frost has been;
34In its unfading flowers
35I hear the bright bee hum:
36Prithee, my brother,
37Into my garden come!
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39=head2 v5.21.8 - Bill Watterson, "Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection"
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43Calvin: OK Hobbes, press the button and duplicate me.
44Hobbes: Are you sure this is such a good idea?
45Calvin: 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?
46Hobbes: I'd hate to be accused of inhibiting scientific progress... Here you go.
47[Box]: *BOINK*
48Hobbes: Scientific progress goes "BOINK"?
49Calvin?: It worked! It worked! I'm a genius!
50Cavlin??: No you're not, you liar! *I* invented this!
51
2ee7da68 52=head2 v5.21.7 - Robert Heinlein, "The Number of the Beast"
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56"Zebadiah, Hilda and I salvaged and put everything into the basket.
57Hilda started to put it into our wardrobe-and it was heavy. So
58we looked. Packed as tight as when we left Oz. Six bananas-and
59everything else. Cross my heart. No, go look."
60"Hmmm- Jake, can you write equations for a picnic basket that
61refills itself? Will it go on doing so?"
62"Zeb, equations can be written to describe anything. The description
63would be simpler for a basket that replenishes itself indefinitely
64than for one that does it once and stops-I would have to describe
65the discontinuity."
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2ee7da68 67=head2 v5.21.6 - Jeff Noon, "Vurt"
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71GAME CAT
72
73EXCHANGE MECHANISMS. Sometimes we lose precious
74things. Friends and colleagues, fellow travellers in the
75Vurt, sometimes we lose them; even lovers we sometimes
76lose. And get bad things in exchange: aliens, objects,
77snakes, and sometimes even death. Things we don't want.
78This is part of the deal, part of the game deal;
79all things, in all worlds, must be kept in balance.
80Kittlings often ask, who decides on the swappings? Now then,
81some say it's all accidental; that some poor Vurt thing
82finds himself too close to a door, at too critical a time,
83just when something real is being lost. Whoosh! Swap time!
84Others say that some kind of overseer is working the
85MECHANISMS OF EXCHANGE, deciding the fate of innocents.
86The Cat can only tease at this, because of the big secrets
87involved, and because of the levels between you, the reader,
88and me, the Game Cat. Hey, listen; I've struggled to get
89where I am today; why should I give you the easy route?
90Get working, kittlings! Reach up higher. Work the Vurt.
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2ee7da68 92=head2 v5.21.5 - Friso Wiegersma (text), Jean Ferrat (music), Wim Sonneveld (performer), "Het Dorp"
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96 Het Dorp
97
98 Thuis heb ik nog een ansichtkaart
99 waarop een kerk, een kar met paard,
100 een slagerij J. van der Ven.
101 Een kroeg, een juffrouw op de fiets
102 het zegt u hoogstwaarschijnlijk niets,
103 maar 't is waar ik geboren ben.
104 Dit dorp, ik weet nog hoe het was,
105 de boerenkind'ren in de klas,
106 een kar die ratelt op de keien,
107 het raadhuis met een pomp ervoor,
108 een zandweg tussen koren door,
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111 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
112 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
113 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 114 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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116 Wat leefden ze eenvoudig toen
117 in simp'le huizen tussen groen
118 met boerenbloemen en een heg.
119 Maar blijkbaar leefden ze verkeerd,
120 het dorp is gemoderniseerd
121 en nu zijn ze op de goeie weg.
122 Want ziet, hoe rijk het leven is,
123 ze zien de televisiequiz
124 en wonen in betonnen dozen,
125 met flink veel glas, dan kun je zien
126 hoe of het bankstel staat bij Mien
127 en d'r dressoir met plastic rozen.
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129 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
130 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
131 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 132 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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134 De dorpsjeugd klit wat bij elkaar
135 in minirok en beatle-haar
136 en joelt wat mee met beat-muziek.
137 Ik weet wel, het is hun goeie recht,
138 de nieuwe tijd, net wat u zegt,
139 maar het maakt me wat melancholiek.
140 Ik heb hun vaders nog gekend
141 ze kochten zoethout voor een cent
142 ik zag hun moeders touwtjespringen.
143 Dat dorp van toen, het is voorbij,
144 dit is al wat er bleef voor mij:
145 een ansicht en herinneringen.
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147 Toen ik langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
148 de hoge bomen nog zag staan.
149 Ik was een kind, hoe kon ik weten
150 dat dat voorgoed voorbij zou gaan.
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2ee7da68 152=head2 v5.21.4 - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
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156To-day, being in latitude 83° 20', longitude 43° 5' W. (the sea being
157of an extraordinarily dark colour), we again saw land from the
158masthead, and, upon a closer scrutiny, found it to be one of a group
159of very large islands. The shore was precipitous, and the interior
160seemed to be well wooded, a circumstance which occasioned us great
161joy. In about four hours from our first discovering the land we came
162to anchor in ten fathoms, sandy bottom, a league from the coast, as a
163high surf, with strong ripples here and there, rendered a nearer
164approach of doubtful expediency. The two largest boats were now
165ordered out, and a party, well armed (among whome were Peters and
166myself), proceeded to look for an opening in the reef which appeared
167to encircle the island. After searching about for some time, we
168discovered an inlet, which we were entering, when we saw four large
169canoes put off from the shore, filled with men who seemed to be well
170armed. We waited for them to come up, and, as they moved with great
171rapidity, they were soon within hail. Captain Guy now held up a white
172handkerchief on the blade of an oar, when the strangers made a full
173stop, and commenced a loud jabbering all at once, intermingled with
174occasional shouts, in which we could distinguish the words Anamoo-moo!
175and Lama-Lama! They continued this for at least half an hour, during
176which we had a good opportunity of observing their appearance.
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178=head2 v5.21.3 - Robert Service, "The Men that Don't Fit In"
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182 If they just went straight they might go far,
183 They are strong and brave and true;
184 But they're always tired of the things that are,
185 And they want the strange and new.
186 They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
187 What a deep mark I would make!"
188 So they chop and change, and each fresh move
189 Is only a fresh mistake.
190
191=head2 v5.21.2 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Final minutes of communication of the first manned moon landing, July 20, 1969
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195 Armstrong: Okay. Here's a...Looks like a good area here.
196 Aldrin: I got the shadow out there.
197 Aldrin: 250, down at 2 1/2, 19 forward.
198 Aldrin: Altitude, velocity lights.
199 Aldrin: 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward.
200 Aldrin: 11 forward. Coming down nicely.
201 Armstrong: Gonna be right over that crater.
202 Aldrin: 200 feet, 4 1/2 down.
203 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down.
204 Armstrong: I got a good spot [garbled].
205 Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.
206 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. You're looking good.
207 Aldrin: 120 feet.
208 Aldrin: 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Quantity light.
209 Aldrin: Okay. 75 feet. And it's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.
210 Duke: 60 seconds.
211 Aldrin: Light's on.
212 Aldrin: 60 feet, down 2 1/2. 2 forward. 2 forward. That's good.
213 Aldrin: 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.
214 Aldrin: 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. [Garbled] shadow.
215 Aldrin: 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. 20 feet,
216 down a half.
217 Duke: 30 seconds.
218 Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good.
219 Aldrin: Contact Light.
220 Armstrong: Shutdown.
221 Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop.
222 Aldrin: ACA out of Detent.
223 Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto.
224 Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off.
225 Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in.
226 Duke: We copy you down, Eagle.
227 Armstrong: Engine arm is off.
228 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
229 Duke: Roger, Twan...[correcting himself] Tranquility. We copy you on
230 the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue.
231 We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
232 Aldrin: Thank you.
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234=head2 v5.21.1 - Robert Jordan, "The Crossroads of Twilights", Book 10 of "The Wheel of Time"
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238 We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
239 We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
240 We danced among the lightning bolts,
241 and tore the world asunder.
242
243 -- Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
244 written near the end of the previous Age,
245 known by some as the Third Age.
246 Sometimes attributed to the Dragon
247 Reborn.
248
249=head2 v5.21.0 - Friedrich von Schiller, "The Song of the Bell"
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253 Walled in fast within the earth
254 Stands the form burnt out of clay.
255 This must be the bell’s great birth!
256 Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
257 Sweat must trickle now
258 From the burning brow,
259 Till the work its master honour.
260 Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.
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266 Everyone loves Magical Trevor,
267 'Cos the tricks that he does are ever so clever;
268 Look at him now, disappearin' the cow,
269 Where is the cow hidden right now?
270
271 Taking a bow, it's Magical Trevor,
272 Everybody's seen that the trick is clever;
273 Look at him there with his leathery, leathery whip!
274 It's made of magic, and with a little flip--
275
276 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back,
277 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back;
278 Back, back, back from his magical journey,
279 Yeah!
280
281 What did he see in the parallel dimension?
282 He saw beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans;
283 Oh, beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans,
284 Yeah, yeah!
285
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290 I've seen things,
291 I've seen them with my eyes;
292 I've seen things,
293 They're often in disguise.
294
295 Like carrots, handbags, cheese, toilets,
296 Russians, planets, hamsters, weddings,
297 Poets, Stalin, Kuala Lumpur!
298 Pygmies, budgies, Kuala Lumpur!
299
300 I've seen things,
301 I've seen them with my eyes;
302 I've seen things,
303 They're often in disguise.
304
305 Like carrots, handbags, cheese...
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311 DORABELLA (as if waking from a daze): Where are they?
312 DON ALFONSO: They've gone.
313 FIORDILIGI: Oh, the cruel bitterness of parting!
314
315 DON ALFONSO:
316 Take heart, my dearest children.
317 Look, in the distance, your lovers are waving to you.
318
319 FIORDILIGI: Bon voyage, my darling!
320 DORABELLA: Bon voyage!
321
322 FIORDILIGI:
323 O heavens! How swiftly the ship is sailing away!
324 It is disappearing already!
325 It is no longer in sight!
326 Oh, may heaven grant it a prosperous voyage!
327
328 DORABELLA: May good luck attend it to the battlefield!
329 DON ALFONSO: And may your sweethearts and my friends be safe!
330
331 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA, DON ALFONSO:
332 May the wind be gentle,
333 may the sea be calm,
334 and may the elements
335 respond kindly
336 to our wishes.
337
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342 GUGLIELMO:
343 Oh God, I feel that this foot of mine
344 is reluctant to come before her.
345
346 FERRANDO:
347 My trembling lip
348 can utter no word.
349
350 DON ALFONSO:
351 The hero displays his manliness
352 in the most terrible moments.
353
354 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA:
355 Now that we have heard the news,
356 you have the lesser duty:
357 Take heart, and plunge your swords
358 into both our hearts.
359
360 FERRANDO, GUGLIELMO:
361 My idol, blame fate
362 that I must abandon you.
363
364 DORABELLA: Ah no, you shall not leave...
365 FIORDILIGI: No, cruel one, you shall not go...
366 DORABELLA: First I want to tear out my heart.
367 FIORDILIGI: First I want to die at your feet.
368 FERRANDO (softly to Don Alfonso): What do you say to that?
369 GUGLIELMO (softly to Don Alfonso): You realise?
370 DON ALFONSO (softly): Steady, friend, finem lauda.
371
372 ALL:
373 Thus destiny defrauds
374 the hopes of mortals.
375 Ah, among so many misfortunes,
376 who can ever love life?
377
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382 DON ALFONSO:
383 I'd like to speak, but I haven't the heart:
384 my lip stammers.
385 My voice cannot emerge,
386 but remains in my throat.
387 What will you do? What shall I do?
388 Oh what a great catastrophe!
389 There can be nothing worse.
390 I feel pity for you and for them.
391
392 FIORDILIGI: Heavens! For mercy's sake, Signor Alfonso, don't make us
393 die.
394 DON ALFONSO: My children, you must arm yourselves with constancy.
395 DORABELLA: Ye Gods! What evil has occurred? What horrible event? Is my
396 love dead, perhaps?
397 FIORDILIGI: Is mine dead?
398 DON ALFONSO: They are not dead, but they are not far from it.
399 DORABELLA: Wounded?
400 DON ALFONSO: No.
401 FIORDILIGI: Ill?
402 DON ALFONSO: Nor that.
403 FIORDILIGI: What, then?
404 DON ALFONSO: A royal command summons them to the field of battle.
405 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA: Alas, what do I hear? And they will leave?
406 DON ALFONSO: Immediately.
407 DORABELLA: And there is no way of preventing it?
408 DON ALFONSO: There is none.
409 FIORDILIGI: And not even a single farewell...
410 DON ALFONSO: The unhappy men haven't the courage to see you; but if
411 you wish it, they are ready...
412 DORABELLA: Where are they?
413 DON ALFONSO: Come in, friends.
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419 But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
420 Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
421 Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
422 When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
423 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
424 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
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426=head2 v5.20.0-RC1 - Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
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430 When times go bad
431 when times go rough
432 Won't you lay me down in tall grass
433 And let me do my stuff
434
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439O rigorous mathematics, I have not forgotten you since your wise lessons,
440sweeter than honey, filtered into my heart like a refreshing wave.
441Instinctively, from the cradle, I had longed to drink from your source, older
442than the sun, and I continue to tread the sacred sanctuary of your solemn
443temple, I, the most faithful of your devotees. There was a vagueness in my
444mind, something thick as smoke; but I managed to mount the steps which lead to
445your altar, and you drove away this dark veil, as the wind blows the
446draught-board. You replaced it with excessive coldness, consummate prudence and
447implacable logic. With the aid of your fortifying milk, my intellect developed
448rapidly and took on immense proportions amid the ravishing lucidity which you
449bestow as a gift on all those who sincerely love you. Arithmetic! Algebra!
450Geometry! Awe-inspiring trinity! Luminous triangle! He who has not known you
451is a fool!
452
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457The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even
458the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge
459withheld from others. Some are fortunate enough to find a job which
460consists in the solution of mysteries, whether it be the physicist who
461tracks down a hitherto unknown nuclear particle or the policeman who
462detects a criminal. But most of us are driven to sublimate this urge
463by the solving of artificial puzzles devised for our entertainment.
464
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469Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
470rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
471stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
472know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
473that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
474chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
475clouds thickened above them.
476
477"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
478you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
479body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
480closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
481hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
482he looked Long in the face.
483
484"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
485master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
486grew fierce.
487
488"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
489fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
490truth!"
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496“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
497hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
498
499“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
500
501“Is there? What is the point?”
502
503“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
504
505“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
506
507“The trick is not to think about that.”
508
509“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
510
511Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
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517And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
518down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
519the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
520were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
521they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
522Europe was over.
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524Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
525leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
526kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
527horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
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e91f1fc1 529Birds were talking.
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e91f1fc1 531One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
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534
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537 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
538
539 Mr. Bun: Morning.
540 Waitress: Morning.
541 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
542 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
543 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
544 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
545 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
546 egg on top and spam
547 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
548 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
549 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
550 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
551 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
552 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
553 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
554 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
555 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
556 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
557
558 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
559
560 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
561 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
562 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
563 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
5a3c3c58 564
40e1c3e8 565=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, trans. James McGowan, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
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569 I
570
571 A cat is strolling through my mind
572 Acting as though he owned the place,
573 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
574 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
575
576 So tender and discreet his tone;
577 But whether he should growl or purr
578 His voice is always rich and deep.
579 That is the secret of his charm.
580
581 This purling voice that filters down
582 Into my darkest depths of soul
583 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
584 Delights me as a potion would.
585
586 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
587 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
588 Without the need for any words
589 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
590
591 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
592 Across my heart, fine instrument,
593 And makes to sing so royally
594 The strongest and the purest chord,
595
596 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
597 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
598 In whom all is, angelically,
599 As subtle as harmonious.
600
601 II
602
603 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
604 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
605 I might have been embalmed in it
606 By giving him one little pet.
607
608 He is my household's guardian soul;
609 He judges, he presides, inspires
610 All matters in hos royal realm;
611 Might he be fairy? or a god?
612
613 When my eyes, to this cat I love
614 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
615 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
616 And when I look within myself,
617
618 I notice with astonishment
619 The fire of his opal eyes,
620 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
621 Taking my measure, steadily.
622
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627There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
628that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
629Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
630despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
631loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
632looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
633his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
634of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
635heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
636danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
637She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
638surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
639and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
640be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
641name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
642and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
643him.
644
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645=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
646
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649E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
650written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
651betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
652have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
653personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
654Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
655For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
656political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
657working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
658between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
659however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
660logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
661an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
662to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
663outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
664there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
665There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
666
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668
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671The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
672correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
673showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
674however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
675magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
676the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
677
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678=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
679
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681
682 Over hill, over dale,
683 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
684 Over park, over pale,
685 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
686 I do wander everywhere,
687 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
688 And I serve the fairy queen,
689 To dew her orbs upon the green.
690 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
691 In their gold coats, spots you see;
692 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
693 In their freckles live our savours.
694 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
695 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
696 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
697 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
698
5f42d1f2 699=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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703 From the beginning, I knew…
704 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
705 …that I can't fix…
706 …with my hands…
707
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711
712 Along the shore the cloud waves break,
713 The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
714 The shadows lengthen
715 In Carcosa.
716
717 Strange is the night where black stars rise,
718 And strange moons circle through the skies
719 But stranger still is
720 Lost Carcosa.
721
722 Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
723 Where flap the tatters of the King,
724 Must die unheard in
725 Dim Carcosa.
726
727 Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
728 Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
729 Shall dry and die in
730 Lost Carcosa.
731
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733
734(no epigraph)
735
40e1c3e8 736=head2 v5.18.3-RC2 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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740"Ah! I see it now!" I shrieked. "You have seized the throne and the
741empire. Woe! woe to you who are crowned with the crown of the King in
742Yellow!"
743
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747
748 CAMILLA: You, sir, should unmask.
749
750 STRANGER: Indeed?
751
752 CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
753
754 STRANGER: I wear no mask.
755
756 CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
757
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758=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
759
760L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
761
762One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
763only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
764that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
765about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
766places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
767Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
768mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
769every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
770
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771=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
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774
775The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
776systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
777thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
778operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
779ever seen.
780
781An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
782something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
783kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
784anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
785disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
786gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
787that renders the operating system unnecessary.
788
789=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
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792
793Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
794someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
795again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
796and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
797language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
798
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803It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
804who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
805walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
806and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
807search, in questions, in torment.
808
2ee7da68 809=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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812
813Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
814
815=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
816
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818
819 I'd love to go drowning
820 And to stay and to stay
821 But the ocean doesn't want me today
822 I'll go in up to here
823 It can't possibly hurt
824 All they will find is my beer
825 And my shirt
826
827=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
828
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830
831 And the great day of wrath has come
832 And here's mud in your big red eye
833 The poker's in the fire
834 And the locusts take the sky
835 And the earth died screaming
836 While I lay dreaming of you
837
838=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
839
840L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
841
842 What's he building in there?
843
844 We have a right to know…
845
2ee7da68 846=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel in "This is Spın̈al Tap"
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848L<Announced on 2013-04-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/04/msg201056.html>
849
850It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
851eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
852
2ee7da68 853=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, "A Fire Upon The Deep"
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856
857The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
858followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
859safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
860place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
861would be famous for this.
862
863Six months passed. A year.
864
72f869fd 865The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
7707f065 866Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
72f869fd 867powerful, it does not need to self-know.
7707f065 868
2ee7da68 869=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy"
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872
873Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
874The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
875recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
876his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
877Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
878of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
879Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
880of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
881'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
882embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
883'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
884in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
885leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
886
887The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
888Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
889in the destruction of the planet Earth.
890
2ee7da68 891=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, "An Instance of the Fingerpost"
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895I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
896the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
897dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
898between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
899improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
900fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
901I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
902them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
903do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
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906perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
907himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
908a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
909the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
910world is richer for it.
911
2ee7da68 912=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, "The Darkness That Comes Before"
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916No thought.
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918The boy extinguished. Only a place.
919
920This place.
921
922Motionless, 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.
923
924A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
925
926For 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.
927
928The 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 . . .
929
930And 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.
931
932The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
933
934I have been legion . . .
935
936In 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.
937
938Now I understand.
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2ee7da68 940=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, "The Sirens of Titan"
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944Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
945of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
946scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
947glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
948beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
949much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
950caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
951vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
952had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
953
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955
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957
958Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
959behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
960recording everything.
961
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963
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967 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
968 She aims it at the creature's head,
969 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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972 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
973 But what a change! No cloak of red,
974 No silly hood upon her head.
975 She said, "Hello, and do please note
976 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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979
980L<Announced on 2012-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190775.html>
981
982Preparation:
983
984Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
985or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
986Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
987look golden brown.
988Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
989ready to create the soup.
990
991Ingredients:
992
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994 3 tbsp butter
995 1/4 cup olive oil
996 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
997 1 tsp salt
998 1 tsp sugar
999 black pepper to taste
1000 1 cup red wine
1001 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1002 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
1003 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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1005Method:
1006
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1008 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
1009 to half an hour.
1010 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
1011 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
1012 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
1013 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
1014 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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1016Enjoy.
1017
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1021
1022‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
1023
1024Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
1025their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
1026
1027The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
1028butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
1029and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
1030
1031Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
1032
1033‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
1034
1035‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
1036
1037‘What?’
1038
1039‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
1040
1041‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
1042his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
1043dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
1044quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
1045
1046‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
1047an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
1048
1049‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
1050
1051The iotum rose, spinning.
1052
1053‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
1054
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1055=head2 v5.17.1 - Rand Miller, "Myst: The Book of Ti'ana"
1056
1057L<Announced on 2012-06-20 by doy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/06/msg188354.html>
1058
1059On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
1060taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
1061"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
1062and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
1063merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
1064subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
1065Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
1066it.
1067
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1068=head2 v5.17.0 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
1069
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1071
1072`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
1073`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
1074hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
1075The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
1076been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
1077be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
1078to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
1079fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
1080
1081There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
1082climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
1083broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
1084implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
1085on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
1086Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
1087astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
1088for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
1089out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
1090the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
1091
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1092=head2 v5.16.3 - Devo, "Freedom of Choice"
1093
1094L<Announced on 2013-03-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/03/msg200009.html>
1095
1096 A victim of collision on the open sea
1097 Nobody ever said that life was free
1098 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
1099 But use your freedom of choice
1100
1101=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, "The Cyberiad", Trurl's Machine
1102
1103L<Announced on 2012-11-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/11/msg194915.html>
1104
1105Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
1106machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
1107trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
1108little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
1109to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
1110he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
1111the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
1112
1113The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
1114current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
1115transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
1116chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
1117adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
1118as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
1119solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
1120valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
1121the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
1122machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
1123
2ee7da68 1124=head2 v5.16.1 - Emerald Rose, "Never Split The Party"
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1127
1128 Don't you know? You never split the party
1129 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
1130 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
1131 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
1132
c33412d7 1133=head2 v5.16.1-RC1 - Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the "Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook"
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1136
1137I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
1138Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
1139Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
1140The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
1141
1142
1143
1144I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
1145sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
1146collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
1147
1148My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
1149inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
1150swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
1151side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
1152The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
1153dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
1154
2ee7da68 1155=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"
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1159 All I have is a voice
1160 To undo the folded lie,
1161 The romantic lie in the brain
1162 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
1163 And the lie of Authority
1164 Whose buildings grope the sky:
1165 There is no such thing as the State
1166 And no one exists alone;
1167 Hunger allows no choice
1168 To the citizen or the police;
1169 We must love one another or die.
1170
2ee7da68 1171=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan, "Blowin' In The Wind"
54fdd2d6 1172
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1175 How many roads must a man walk down
1176 Before you call him a man?
1177 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
1178 Before she sleeps in the sand?
1179 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
1180 Before they're forever banned?
1181 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1182 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1183
1184 How many years can a mountain exist
1185 Before it's washed to the sea?
1186 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
1187 Before they're allowed to be free?
1188 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
1189 Pretending he just doesn't see?
1190 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1191 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1192
1193 How many times must a man look up
1194 Before he can see the sky?
1195 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
1196 Before he can hear people cry?
1197 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
1198 That too many people have died?
1199 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1200 The answer is blowin' in the wind
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2ee7da68 1202=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF, "The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way"
1f9d7ff5 1203
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1205
1206 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1207 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
1208 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1209 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
1210 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
1211
1212Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
1213age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
1214older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
1215debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
1216girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
1217A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
1218Top for more than one week.
1219
1220Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
1221lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
1222buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
1223into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
1224meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
1225soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
1226single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
1227
1228 "I'm never going to give you up"
1229
2ee7da68 1230=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, "The Voyage of QV66"
cf6bc744 1231
6dab83b1 1232L<Announced on 2012-01-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/01/msg182230.html>
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1233
1234"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
1235
1236He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
1237notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
1238which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
1239OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
1240ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
1241
1242There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
1243busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
1244out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
1245mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
1246and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
1247with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
1248bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
1249chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
1250excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
1251down cheering and applauding.
1252
1253"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
1254
2ee7da68 1255=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, "A Wizard of Earthsea"
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1258
1259Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
1260into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
1261beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
1262winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
1263wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
1264over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
1265
1266But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
1267gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
1268villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
1269journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
1270domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
1271with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
1272by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
1273Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
1274
2ee7da68 1275=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, "The Diary of a Madman"
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1278
1279This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
1280been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
1281confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
1282how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
1283could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
1284putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
1285I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
1286before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
1287think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
1288all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
1289off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
1290was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
1291The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
1292endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
1293benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
1294boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
1295lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
1296Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
1297resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
1298Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
1299you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
1300
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1301=head2 v5.15.4 - Steve Jobs
1302
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1304
1305A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
1306don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
1307without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
1308the human experience, the better design we will have.
1309
2ee7da68 1310=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, From the preface to "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
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1314All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
1315the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
1316do so at their peril.
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1318It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
1319Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
1320work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
1321artist is in accord with himself.
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1323We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
1324he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
1325thing is that one admires it intensely.
607b15aa 1326
4ed12d4a 1327All art is quite useless.
607b15aa 1328
2ee7da68 1329=head2 v5.15.2 - Rainer Maria Rilke, trans., C. F. MacIntyre, "Duino", The First Elegy
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1333 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
1334 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
1335 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
1336 things the significance of a human future;
1337 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
1338 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
1339 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
1340 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
1341 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
1342 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
1343 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
1344 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
1345 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
1346 hurtles all ages along with it forever
1347 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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1349=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
1350
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1352
1353Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
1354fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
1355winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
1356down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
1357being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
1358extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
1359but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
1360
1361Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
1362that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
1363around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
1364fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
1365the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
1366closed system.
1367
1368Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
1369the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
1370/be/ them.'
1371
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1372=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
1373
1374L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
1375
4ed12d4a 1376If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
452ead5e 1377
c682aa67 1378=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
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1382He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
1383mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
1384encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
1385
1386'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
1387Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
1388finished its run. It was due about now.'
1389
1390Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
1391see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
1392
1393'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
1394is always a last time for everything.)
1395
1396Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
1397
1398=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
1399
1400L<Announced on 2012-10-12 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194057.html>
1401
1402 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
1403 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
1404 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
1405 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
1406 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
1407 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
1408 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
1409 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
1410 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
1411 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
1412 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
1413 eaten them, but not for love.
1414
1415=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 >>
1416
1417L<Announced on 2011-09-26 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177618.html>
1418
1419It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
1420do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
1421they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
1422catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
1423awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
1424inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
1425
1426So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
1427mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
1428the heart of the programmer.
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c684cf36 1430=head2 v5.14.1 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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1432L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
1433
1434At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
1435my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
1436the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
1437since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
1438already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
1439to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
1440the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
1441can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
1442unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
1443
c684cf36 1444=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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1446L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
1447
1448At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
1449myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
1450impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
1451"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
1452gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
1453or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
1454
1455I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
1456computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
1457ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
1458would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
1459my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
1460away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
1461won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
1462
1463So a freely distributable program is born.
1464
1465=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
1466
1467L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
1468
1469This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
1470continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
1471aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
1472and your bags will be offloaded.
1473
2ee7da68 1474=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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1476L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
1477
1478Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
1479of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
1480by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
1481sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
1482swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
1483down their paved streets.
1484
1485Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
1486obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
1487company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
1488the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
1489govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
1490the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
1491
1492=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
1493
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1496But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
1497my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
1498reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
1499wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
1500Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
1501the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
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1504this had never reached me.
1505
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1510 When the full-grown poet came,
1511 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
1512 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
1513 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
1514 Nay he is mine alone;
1515 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
1516 by the hand;
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1518 holding hands,
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1519 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
1520 And wholly and joyously blends them.
1521
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1526 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
1527 nema ráða vel kunni.
1528 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
1529 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
1530 Sák á telgðu talkni
1531 tíu launstafi ristna.
1532 Þat hefr lauka lindi
1533 langs ofrtrega fengit.
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1536
1537L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
1538
1539In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
1540granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
1541do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
1542that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
1543generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
1544endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
1545that fire can truly light the world.
1546
1547And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
1548ask what you can do for your country.
1549
1550My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
1551but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
1552
1553Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
1554ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
1555we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
1556the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
1557asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
1558work must truly be our own.
1559
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1564The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
1565to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
1566between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
1567cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
1568areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
1569be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
1570As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
1571the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
1572instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
1573interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
1574also be automated.
1575
1576Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
1577if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
1578were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
1579and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
1580indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
1581techniques like X-ray crystallography.
1582
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1588
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1591[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
1592
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1593 Trinity: What did you just say?
1594 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
1595 Trinity: What did you see?
1596 Cypher: What happened?
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1597 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
1598 like it.
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1599 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
1600 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
1601 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
1602 Neo: What is it?
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1603 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
1604 they change something.
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1607
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1610The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
1611he storm vanishes.
1612
1613"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
1614fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
1615to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
1616me?"
1617
1618I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
1619like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
1620
1621"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
1622as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
1623on my heart.
1624
1625(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
1626
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1631Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
1632air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
1633the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
1634faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
1635of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
1636the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
1637deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
1638fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
1639stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
1640revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
1641
1642For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
1643courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
1644the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
1645jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
1646were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
1647there, a glimmer of moonshine.
1648
1649Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
1650rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
1651grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
1652park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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1659`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
1660`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
1661it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
1662she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
1663
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1664 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
1665 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
1666 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
1667 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
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1669
1670`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
1671
1672`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
1673nonsense.'
1674
1675Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
1676anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
1677
1678`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
1679
1680`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
1681
1682`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
1683with his nose, you know?'
1684
1685`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
1686the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
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1689
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1692Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
1693Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
1694notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
1695for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
1696sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
1697
1698Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
1699dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
1700Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
1701motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
1702Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
1703that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
1704had ever even been a car.
1705
1706There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
1707been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
1708this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
1709flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
1710re-entry.
1711
1712There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
1713metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
1714somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
1715make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
1716
1717It should have fallen apart miles back.
1718
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1720
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1723We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
1724the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
1725in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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1727
1728=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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1732And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
1733bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
1734yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
1735with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
1736if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
1737bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
1738quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
1739
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1741
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1744The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
1745involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
1746when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
1747streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
1748road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
1749seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
1750smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
1751
1752"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
1753volcano were once more to set to work."
1754
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1755=head2 v5.12.5 - William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure"
1756
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1758
1759 Music oft hath such a charm
1760 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
1761
1762=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
1763
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1765
1766 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
1767 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
1768 When breakfast is taken away,
1769 To turn his attention to dinner;
1770 And it's not in the range of belief,
1771 To look upon him as a glutton,
1772 Who, when he is tired of beef,
1773 Determines to tackle the mutton.
1774 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
1775 If it will appease her sorrow,
1776 I'll marry this lady today,
1777 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
1778
1779=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
1780
1781L<Announced on 2011-06-15 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173609.html>
1782
1783 Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
1784 Tolerates no work of man.
1785 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
1786 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
1787 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
1788 While the last larks sing and soar,
1789 From the heather-blossoms sweet
1790 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
1791 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
1792 Eleanor makes macaroons!
1793
1794=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
1795
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1797
1798 Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
1799 And terrapin, too, is tasty,
1800 Lobster I freely endorse,
1801 In pate or patty or pasty.
1802 But there's nothing the matter with butter,
1803 And nothing the matter with jam,
1804 And the warmest greetings I utter
1805 To the ham and the yam and the clam.
1806 For they're food,
1807 All food,
1808 And I think very fondly of food.
1809 Through I'm broody at times
1810 When bothered by rhymes,
1811 I brood
1812 On food.
1813
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1815
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1818 I saw a huge steam roller,
1819 It blotted out the sun.
1820 The people all lay down, lay down;
1821 They did not try to run.
1822 My love and I, we looked amazed
1823 Upon the gory mystery.
1824 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
1825 'The great machine is history!'
1826 My love and I, we ran away,
1827 The engine did not find us.
1828 We ran up to a mountain top,
1829 Left history far behind us.
1830 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
1831 But somehow we don't think so.
1832 We went to see where history'd been,
1833 And my, the dead did stink so.
1834
1835=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1836
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1839CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
1840she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
1841seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
1842
1843What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
1844of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
1845has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
1846will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
1847only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
1848lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
1849design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
1850periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
1851
1852=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1853
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1856The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
1857from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
1858view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
1859Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
1860once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
1861endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
1862a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
1863will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
1864of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
1865Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
1866still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
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1869
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1872"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
1873many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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1875what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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1876Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
1877had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
1878...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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1879"that there were one form, which we will call ice-nine -- a crystal as
1880hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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1881degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
1882and-thirty degrees."
1883
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1885
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1888San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
1889the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
1890hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
1891of the Free World."
1892
1893Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
1894level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
1895harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
1896exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
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1902Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
1903the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
1904just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
1905a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
1906it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
1907of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
1908common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
1909bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
1910
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1912 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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1918'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
1919not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
1920your cat grins like that?'
1921
1922'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
1923
1924She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
1925jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
1926and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
1927
1928'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
1929that cats COULD grin.'
1930
1931'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
1932
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1933=head2 v5.12.0-RC5 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1934
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1937'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
1938have got altered.'
1939
1940'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
1941there was silence for some minutes.
1942
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1947'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
1948always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
1949rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
1950yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
1951can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
1952kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
1953
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1955
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1958At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
1959called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
1960dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
1961in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
1962sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
1963
1964'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
1965is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
1966the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
1967to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
1968accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 1969Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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1979So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
1980hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
1981making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
1982picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
1983close by her.
1984
1985There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
1986VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
1987dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
1988occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
1989it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
1990OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
1991Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
1992never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
1993take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
1994after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
1995rabbit-hole under the hedge.
1996
1997In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
1998in the world she was to get out again.
1999
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2009 Singing, dancing to itself,
2010 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
2011 That always finds, and never seeks,
2012 Makes such a vision to the sight
2013 As fills a father's eyes with light;
2014 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
2015 Upon his heart, that he at last
2016 Must needs express his love's excess
2017 With words of unmeant bitterness.
2018 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
2019 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
2020 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
2021 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
2022 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
2023 At each wild word to feel within
2024 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
2025 And what, if in a world of sin
2026 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
2027 Such giddiness of heart and brain
2028 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
2029 So talks as it's most used to do.
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2032
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2035And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
2036into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
2037mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
2038question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
2039hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
2040louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
2041who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
2042worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
2043done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
2044
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2046
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2052Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
2053
2054"Why ain't that work?"
2055
2056Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
2057is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
2058
2059"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
2060
2061The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
2062to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
2063
2064That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
2065swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
2066-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
2067watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
2068absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
2069
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2071
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2074The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
2075at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
2076streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
2077the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
2078live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
2079colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
2080as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
2081wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
2082prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
2083however much they're into colour.
2084
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2086
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2089Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
2090and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
2091word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
2092disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
2093everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
2094on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
2095that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
2096glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
b10ee209 2097war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Milo
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2098presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
2099for more hazardous assignment.
2100
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2102
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2105Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
2106streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
2107trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
2108to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
2109about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
2110of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
2111facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
2112explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
2113Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
2114people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
2115work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
2116their art.
2117
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2122'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
2123the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
2124Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
2125Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
2126responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
2127Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
2128Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
2129Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
2130Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
2131Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
2132
2133'Can they all type?' I joked.
2134
2135'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
2136McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
2137
2138I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
2139'We could have opened an agency.'
2140
2141Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
2142Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
2143amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
2144all say that, do they?' I ventured.
2145
2146Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
2147replied. 'Not quite all.'
2148
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2161He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
2162he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
2163out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
2164noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
2165must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
2166number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
2167did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
2168
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2177=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
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2181
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2186=head2 v5.9.3 - no epigraph
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2190=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
2191
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2194This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
2195gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
2196technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
2197about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
2198bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
2199paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
2200in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
2201electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
2202picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
2203to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
2204technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
2205getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
2206sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
2207it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
2208conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
2209
2210"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
2211that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
2212`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
2213
2214"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
2215one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
2216flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
2217everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
2218make you flip?
2219
2220=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
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2224Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
2225
2226=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
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2230What of October, that ambiguous month
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2233
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2236Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
2237proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
2238the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
2239anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
2240how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
2241
2242'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
2243
2244This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
2245that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
2246
2247'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
2248expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
2249anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
2250sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
2251
2252This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
2253basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
2254policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
2255disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
2256the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
2257Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
2258and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
2259Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
2260
2261In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
2262reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
2263
2264I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
2265Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
2266for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
2267had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
2268work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
2269the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
2270left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
2271pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
2272the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
2273the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
2274
2275I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
2276publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
2277Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
2278
2279So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
2280pushing to increase the membership?
2281
2282'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
2283more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
2284futile and impotent it becomes.'
2285
2286This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
2287
2288Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
2289diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
2290
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2295There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
2296about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
2297four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
2298anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
2299thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
2300
2301Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
2302and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
2303press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
2304obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
2305produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
2306this draft...'
2307
2308I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
2309hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
2310incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
2311
2312'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
2313redundancy payments as well.'
2314
2315'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
2316it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
2317
2318'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
2319
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2324A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
2325was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
2326and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
2327jets and all.
2328
2329I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
2330
2331I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
2332Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
2333specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
2334the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
2335jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
2336grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
2337in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
2338
2339While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
2340taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
2341me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
2342sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
2343three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
2344plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
2345occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
2346were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
2347
2348And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
2349were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
2350
2351Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
2352name like Charlie Umtali?
2353
2354I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
2355know something about our official visitor.
2356
2357Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
2358has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
2359car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
2360to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
2361knew little of his background.
2362
2363I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
2364Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
2365first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
2366
2367Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
2368
2369'Why?' I enquired.
2370
2371'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
2372to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
2373never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
2374
2375Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
2376that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
2377
2378In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
2379where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
2380revolving door and comes out in front.'
2381
2382'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
2383
2384'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
2385
2386'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
2387
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2393 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
2394 When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
2395 Or something much more colorful like that
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2397 It's not easy bein' green
2398 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
2399 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
2400 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
2401 Or stars in the sky
51caa79e 2402
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2403 But green's the color of Spring
2404 And green can be cool and friendly-like
2405 And green can be big like an ocean
2406 Or important like a mountain
2407 Or tall like a tree
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2409 When green is all there is to be
2410 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
2411 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
2412 And I think it's what I want to be
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2414=head2 v5.8.8-RC1 - Cosgrove Hall Productions, "Dangermouse"
2415
f3d08688 2416L<Announced on 2006-01-20 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2006/01/msg108833.html>
2831a86c 2417
4ed12d4a 2418 Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 2419
4ed12d4a 2420 Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
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2422=head2 v5.8.7 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
2423
f3d08688 2424L<Announced on 2005-05-31 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2005/05/msg101088.html>
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2426And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
2427hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
2428cat.
2429
2430Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 2431the wolf? What then?"
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2433=head2 v5.8.7-RC1 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
2434
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2435L<Announced on 2005-05-20 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2005/05/msg100711.html>
2436
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2437And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
2438bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
2439round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
2440
2441In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
2442gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
2443climbed up the high stone wall.
2444
2445One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
2446stretched out over the wall.
2447
2448Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
2449Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
2450take care that he doesn't catch you!".
2451
2452The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
2453snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
2454
2455How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 2456the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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2458=head2 v5.8.6 - A. A. Milne, "The House at Pooh Corner"
2459
f3d08688 2460L<Announced on 2004-11-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg96304.html>
2831a86c 2461
4363636d 2462"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 2463you."
4363636d 2464
51caa79e 2465"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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2466
2467"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
2468and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 2469to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 2470
51caa79e 2471"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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2472
2473"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
2474planting it."
2475
2476"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 2477grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 2478
51caa79e 2479Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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2480
2481"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
2482Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 2483wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 2484
51caa79e 2485Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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2486
2487"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
2488how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 2489and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
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2491=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
2492
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2493L<Announced on 2004-11-11 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg95786.html>
2494
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2495"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
2496
2497"Hunting," said Pooh.
2498
2499"Hunting what?"
2500
2501"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
2502
2503"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
2504
2505"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
2506
2507"What do you think you'll answer?"
2508
2509"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
2510"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
2511you see there?"
2512
2513"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
2514excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
2515
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2516=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
2517
f3d08688 2518L<Announced on 2004-07-19 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg93189.html>
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2520Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
2521ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
2522bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
2523waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
2524droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
2525hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
2526longbow.
2527
2528In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
2529often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
2530placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
2531likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
2532may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
2533Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
2534Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
2535farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
2536grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 2537T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
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2539=head2 v5.8.5-RC2 - wikipedia, "Beech"
2540
f3d08688 2541L<Announced on 2004-07-09 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg92934.html>
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2543Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
2544ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
2545sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
2546pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
2547shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
2548
2549The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
2550Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 2551Caledonia and South America.
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2553=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
2554
f3d08688 2555L<Announced on 2004-07-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg92840.html>
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2557The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
2558often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
2559large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
2560and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
2561spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
2562year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
2563may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
2564
2565It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
2566branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
2567of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
2568that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
2569
2570Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
2571other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
2572acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
2573mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
2574
2575It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 2576heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
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2578=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
2579
f3d08688 2580L<Announced on 2004-04-22 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90984.html>
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2582 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
2583 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
2584 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
2585 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
2586
2587 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
2588 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
2589 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
2590 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
2591 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
2592 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
2593 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
2594 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
2595
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2596 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
2597 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
2598
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2599
2600=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
2601
f3d08688 2602L<Announced on 2004-04-16 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90796.html>
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2604 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
2605 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
2606 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
2607 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2608
2609 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
2610 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
2611 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
2612 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2613 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
2614 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
2615
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2616=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
2617
f3d08688 2618L<Announced on 2004-04-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90422.html>
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2620 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
2621 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
2622 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
2623 We must find him of the train can't start.'
2624 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
2625 They are searching high and low,
2626 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
2627 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
2628 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
2629 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
2630 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
2631 He's been busy in the luggage van!
2632 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
c5fb089a 2633 And the signal goes 'All Clear!'
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2634 And we're off at last of the northern part
2635 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
2636
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2637=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
2638
f3d08688 2639L<Announced on 2004-01-14 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg87317.html>
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2641 We are the music makers,
2642 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
2643 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
2644 And sitting by desolate streams; --
2645 World-losers and world-forsakers,
2646 On whom the pale moon gleams:
2647 Yet we are the movers and shakers
2648 Of the world for ever, it seems.
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2650=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
2651
f3d08688 2652L<Announced on 2004-01-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg86969.html>
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2654 There may be trouble ahead,
2655 But while there's music and moonlight,
2656 And love and romance,
2657 Let's face the music and dance.
2658
2659 Before the fiddlers have fled,
2660 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
2661 And while we still have that chance,
2662 Let's face the music and dance.
2663
2664 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
2665 Humming a different tune, and then,
2666
2667 There may be teardrops to shed,
2668 So while there's music and moonlight,
2669 And love and romance,
2670 Let's face the music and dance.
2671
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2672=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
2673
f3d08688 2674L<Announced on 2003-11-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84822.html>
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2676 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
2677 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
2678 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
2679 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
2680 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
2681 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
2682
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2683 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
2684 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
2685 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
2686 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
2687
2688 O my brave soul!
2689 O farther farther sail!
2690 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
2691 O farther, farther, farther sail!
2692
2ee7da68 2693=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle and John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
4363636d 2694
f3d08688 2695L<Announced on 2003-11-03 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84645.html>
2831a86c 2696
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2697 It's fun to charter an accountant
2698 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
2699 To find, explore the funds offshore
2700 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
2701
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2702=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
2703
f3d08688 2704L<Announced on 2003-10-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/10/msg84194.html>
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2706 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
2707 In a Sieve they went to sea:
2708 In spite of all their friends could say,
2709 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
2710 In a Sieve they went to sea!
2711 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
2712 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
2713 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
2714 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
2715 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
2716
2717 Far and few, far and few,
2718 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
2719 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
2720 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
2721
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2722=head2 v5.8.1 - epigraph same as v5.7.1
2723
2724L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
2725
2726=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
2727
2728L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
2729
2730No matter what she did with her hair it took about
2731three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
2732like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
2733no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
2734overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
2735
2736=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2737
2738L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
2739
2740Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
2741It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
2742devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
2743then you can be my most trusted minister."
2744
2745=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2746
2747L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
2748
2749Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
2750a knife with a curved blade.
2751
2752=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2753
2754L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
2755
2756Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
2757me because I've got magic aaargh."
2758
2759=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2760
2761L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
2762
2763Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
2764in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
2765with his head.
2766
2767But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
2768weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
2769open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
2770defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
2771Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
2772was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
2773
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2774=head2 v5.8.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2775
2776L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
2777
2778There was the faint sound of footsteps.
2779"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
2780said the low priest.
2781There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
2782The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
2783"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
2784The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
2785The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
2786The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
2787thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
2788There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
2789"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
2790said the High Priest.
2791"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
2792There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
2793"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
2794There were footsteps again.
2795
2796=head2 v5.8.0-RC3 - no epigraph
2797
2798L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
2799
2800=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
2801
2802L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
2803
2804=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
2805
2806L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
2807
2808=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2809
2810L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
2811
2812Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
2813No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
2814got there first, and is waiting for it.
2815
2816=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
2817
2818L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
2819
2820His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
2821the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
2822all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
2823bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
2824you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
2825
2826=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
2827
dd047fac 2828L<Announced on 2001-04-09 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33851.html>
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2830"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
2831
2832Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
2833
2834"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
2835flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
2836arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
2837and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
2838I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
2839I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
2840will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
2841liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
2842Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
2843ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
2844
2845"All that?" said Twoflower.
2846
2847"Usually."
2848
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2849=head2 v5.7.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"
2850
2851L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
2852
2853The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
2854but that had to be the 57th strangest.
2855[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
2856
2ee7da68 2857=head2 v5.6.2 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
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2860
2861When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
2862sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
2863a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
2864what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
2865long in this instance.
2866
2ee7da68 2867=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
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2871"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
2872
2831a86c 2873=head2 v5.6.1 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", Riddles in the Dark
4363636d 2874
2831a86c 2875L<Announced on 2001-04-08 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33823.html>
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2877`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
2878himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
2879upset.
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2881`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
2882to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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2884Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
2885stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
2886louder.
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2888`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
2889my precious, three guesseses.'
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2831a86c 2891=head2 v5.6.1-foolish - no epigraph
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2831a86c 2895=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL3 - I can't find the announcement
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2897No announcement available.
2898
2831a86c 2899=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 2903=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL1 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 2907=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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2910
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2911 The dragon is withered,
2912 His bones are now crumbled;
2913 His armour is shivered,
2914 His splendour is humbled!
2915 Though sword shall be rusted,
2916 And throne and crown perish
2917 With strength that men trusted
2918 And wealth that they cherish,
2919 Here grass is still growing,
2920 And leaves are a yet swinging,
2921 The white water flowing,
2922 And elves are yet singing
2923 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
2924 Come back to the valley.
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2927
2928L<Announced on 2000-03-22 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10140.html>
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2931
2932L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
2933
2934=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
2935
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2938=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
2939
f3d08688 2940L<Announced on 2004-02-19 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/02/msg88672.html>
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2941
2942The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
2943the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
2944never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
2945them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
2946chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
2947run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
2948and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
2949and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
2950and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
2951the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
2952fall.
2953
2954=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
2955
f3d08688 2956L<Announced on 2004-02-05 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/02/msg88312.html>
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2957
2958Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
2959plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
2960going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
2961she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
2962at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
2963cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
2964hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
2965passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
2966disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
2967of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
2968she fell past it.
2969
2970=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
2971
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2972L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/12/msg86423.html>
2973
2974 't was 16 years ago today
2975 Larry taught us a new game
2976 of lazyness, impatience, and hubris
2977 Happy birthday, Perl!
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2979=head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
2980
0e6b8110 2981This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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2982on L<Perl Monks|http://perlmonks.org> titled
2983L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
2984by ysth.
2985
2986=cut
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