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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 v5.31.1 - Kurt Vonnegut, _A Man without a Country_
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24On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, I sent Joel Bleifuss, my editor at _In These
25Times_, this fax:
26
27 ON ORANGE ALERT HERE.
28 ECONOMIC TERRORIST ATTACK
29 EXPECTED AT 8 PM EST. KV
30
31Worried, he called, asking what was up. I said I would tell him when I had
32more complete information on the bombs George Bush was set to deliver in his
33State of the Union address.
34
35That night I got a call from my friend, the out-of-print-science-fiction
36writer Kilgore Trout. He asked me, "Did you watch the State of the Union
37address?"
38
39"Yes, and it certainly helped to remember what the great British socialist
40playwright George Bernard Shaw said about this planet."
41
42"Which was?"
43
44"He said, 'I don't know if there are men on the moon, but if there are, they
45must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum.' And he wasn't talking
46about the germs or the elephants. He meant we the people."
47
48"Okay."
49
50"You don't think this is the Lunatic Asylum of the Universe?"
51
52"Kurt, I don't think I expressed an opinion one way of the other."
53
54"We are killing this planet as a life-support system with the poisons from
55all the thermodynamic whoopee we're making with atomic energy and fossil
56fuels, and everybody knows it, and practically nobody cares. This is how
57crazy we are. I think the planet's immune system is trying to get rid of us
58with AIDS and new strains of flu and tuberculosis, and so on. I think the
59planet should get rid of us. We're really awful animals. I mean, that dumb
60Barbra Streisand song, 'People who need people are the luckiest people in
61the world' -- she's talking about cannibals. Lots to eat. Yes, the planet is
62trying to get rid of us, but I think it's too late."
63
64And I said good-bye to my friend, hung up the phone, sat down and wrote this
65epitaph: "The good Earth -- we could have saved it, but we were too damn
66cheap and lazy."
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68=head2 v5.31.0 - Fumiko Enchi, Masks
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72 The secrets inside her mind are like flowers in a garden at
73 nighttime, filling the darkness with perfume.
74
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75=head2 v5.30.0 - Morihei Ueshiba
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79 Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we
80 are as good as dead.
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82=head2 v5.30.0-RC2 - Derek Walcott
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86 The truest writers are those who see language not as linguistic process but
87 as a living element.
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89 -- Derek Walcott
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91=head2 v5.30.0-RC1 - Marcel Proust
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95 If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream
96 less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
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98 -- Marcel Proust
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100=head2 v5.29.10 - Maya Angelou, Alone
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104 Lying, thinking
105 Last night
106 How to find my soul a home
107 Where water is not thirsty
108 And bread loaf is not stone
109 I came up with one thing
110 And I don't believe I'm wrong
111 That nobody,
112 But nobody
113 Can make it out here alone.
114
115 Alone, all alone
116 Nobody, but nobody
117 Can make it out here alone.
118
119 There are some millionaires
120 With money they can't use
121 Their wives run round like banshees
122 Their children sing the blues
123 They've got expensive doctors
124 To cure their hearts of stone.
125 But nobody
126 No, nobody
127 Can make it out here alone.
128
129 Alone, all alone
130 Nobody, but nobody
131 Can make it out here alone.
132
133 Now if you listen closely
134 I'll tell you what I know
135 Storm clouds are gathering
136 The wind is gonna blow
137 The race of man is suffering
138 And I can hear the moan,
139 'Cause nobody,
140 But nobody
141 Can make it out here alone.
142
143 Alone, all alone
144 Nobody, but nobody
145 Can make it out here alone.
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147=head2 v5.29.9 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Dancing Men
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151 What one man can invent, another can discover.
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153=head2 v5.29.8 - Isaac Asimov, Foundation: “Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.”
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157=head2 v5.29.7 - Edsger W. Dijkstra: "Programming Considered as a Human Activity", IFIP Congress, New York, 1965.
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161When I became acquainted with the notion of algorithmic languages I
162never challenged the then prevailing notion that the problems of
163language design and implementation were mostly a question of
164compromises: every new convenience for the user had to be paid for
165by the implementation, either in the form of increased trouble
166during translation, or during execution or during both. Well, we
167are most certainly not living in Heaven and I am not going to deny
168the possibility of a conflict between convenience and efficiency,
169but now I do protest when this conflict is presented as a complete
170summing up of the situation. I am of the opinion that is worth-while
171to investigate what extent the needs of Man and Machine go hand in
172hand and to see what techniques we can devise of the benefit of all
173of us. I trust that this investigation will bear fruits and if this
174talk made some of you share this fervent hope, it has achieved its aim.
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176=head2 v5.29.6 - Rudyard Kipling: "How the Camel Got His Hump"
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178L<Announced on 2018-12-18 by Abigail|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/12/msg253187.html>
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180 The Camel's hump is an ugly lump
181 Which well you may see at the Zoo;
182 But uglier yet is the hump we get
183 From having little to do.
184
185 Kiddies and grown-ups too-oo-oo
186 If we haven't enough to do-oo-oo,
187 We get the hump -
188 Cameelious hump -
189 The hump that is black and blue!
190
191 We climb out of bed with a frouzly head
192 And a snarly-yarly voice.
193 We shiver and scowl and we grunt and we growl
194 At our bath and our boots and our toys;
195
196 And there ought to be a corner for me
197 (And I know there is one for you)
198 When we get the hump -
199 Cameelious hump -
200 The hump that is black and blue!
201
202 The cure for this ill is to not sit still,
203 Or frowst with a book by the fire;
204 But to take a large hoe and a shovel also,
205 And dig till you gentle perspire;
206
207 And then you will find that the sun and the wind,
208 And the Djinn of the Garden too,
209 Have lifted the hump -
210 The horrible hump -
211 The hump that is black and blue!
212
213 I get it as well as you-oo-oo -
214 If I haven't enough to do-oo-oo!
215 We all get hump -
216 Cameelious hump -
217 Kiddies and grown-ups too!
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220=head2 v5.29.5 - T. S. Eliot, "The Naming Of Cats"
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222L<Announced on 2018-11-20 by Karen Etheridge|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/11/msg252839.html>
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224 The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
225 It isn't just one of your holiday games;
226 You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
227 When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
228 First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
229 Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
230 Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey--
231 All of them sensible everyday names.
232 There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
233 Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
234 Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter--
235 But all of them sensible everyday names.
236 But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
237 A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
238 Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
239 Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
240 Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
241 Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
242 Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
243 Names that never belong to more than one cat.
244 But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
245 And that is the name that you never will guess;
246 The name that no human research can discover--
247 But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
248 When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
249 The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
250 His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
251 Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
252 His ineffable effable
253 Effanineffable
254 Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
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256=head2 v5.29.4 - The Mountain Goats, "Oceanographer's Choice"
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260 Well
261 Guy in a skeleton costume
262 Comes up to the guy in the Superman suit
263 Runs through him with a broadsword
264 I flipped the television off
265 Bring all the bright lights up
266 Turn the radio up loud
267 I don't know why I'm so persuaded
268 That if I think things through
269 Long enough and hard enough
270 I'll somehow get to you
271 But then you came in and we locked eyes
272 You kicked the ashtray over as we came toward each other
273 Stubbed my cigarette out against the west wall
274 Quickly lit another
275 Look at that
276 Would you look at that?
277 We're throwing off sparks
278 What will I do when I don't have you
279 To hold onto in the dark?
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281=head2 v5.29.3 - Mac Miller, "Senior Skip Day"
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283L<Announced on 2018-09-20 by John 'genehack' Anderson|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/09/msg252255.html>
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285 Enjoy the best things in your life
286 ’Cause you ain’t gonna get to live it twice
287 They say you waste time asleep
288 But I’m just tryin’ to dream
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290=head2 v5.29.2 - Rick Riordan, "The Lightning Thief"
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294 Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood.
295
296 If you're reading this because you think you might be one,
297 my advice is: close this book right now. Believe whatever
298 lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try
299 to lead a normal life.
300
301 Being a half-blood is dangerous. It's scary. Most of the time,
302 it gets you killed in painful, nasty ways.
303
304 If you're a normal kid, reading this because you think it's
305 fiction, great. Read on. I envy you for being able to believe
306 that none of this ever happened.
307
308 But if you recognize yourself in these pages - if you feel
309 something stirring inside - stop reading immediately.
310 You might be one of us. And once you know that, it's only a
311 matter of time before they sense it too, and they'll come for you.
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313=head2 v5.29.1 - Richard Curtis & Ben Elton, "Blackadder, Series 3, Episode 2: Ink and Incapability"
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317 Dr. Samuel Johnson: Here it is, sir: the very cornerstone of English
318 scholarship. This book, sir, contains every word in our beloved
319 language.
320
321 Prince Regent George: Hmm.
322
323 Edmund Blackadder: Every single one, sir?
324
325 Johnson: (confidently) Every single word, sir!
326
327 Blackadder: (to Prince) Oh, well, in that case, sir, I hope you will
328 not object if I also offer the Doctor my most enthusiastic
329 contrafribularities.
330
331 Johnson: What?
332
333 Blackadder: 'Contrafribularities,' sir? It is a common word down our
334 way.
335
336 Johnson: Damn! (writes in the book)
337
338 Blackadder: Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I'm anaspeptic, phrasmotic, even
339 compunctious to have caused you such pericombobulation.
340
341 Johnson: What? What? WHAT?
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343=head2 v5.29.0 - Erle Stanley Gardner, The Case of the Grinning Gorilla
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7df03490 347 Courage is the only antidote for danger.
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349=head2 v5.28.2 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Jumblies
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353 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
354 In a Sieve they went to sea:
355 In spite of all their friends could say,
356 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
357 In a Sieve they went to sea!
358 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
359 And every one cried, 'You'll all be drowned!'
360 They called aloud, 'Our Sieve ain't big,
361 But we don't care a button! we don't care a fig!
362 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!'
363 Far and few, far and few,
364 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
365 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
366 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
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368=head2 v5.28.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Quangle Wangle's Hat
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372 On the top of the Crumpetty Tree
373 The Quangle Wangle sat,
374 But his face you could not see,
375 On account of his Beaver Hat.
376 For his Hat was a hundred and two feet wide,
377 With ribbons and bibbons on every side,
378 And bells, and buttons, and loops, and lace,
379 So that nobody ever could see the face
380 Of the Quangle Wangle Quee.
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382=head2 v5.28.1 - Humphrey Burton, "Leonard Bernstein"
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386On August 25, 1983, Leonard Bernstein celebrated his sixty-fifth
387birthday in his birthplace, Lawrence, Massachusetts. He had actually
388lived in the town for only a few weeks as a newborn baby, and had last
389visited it forty-nine years previously, in 1934, to get the name on his
390birth certificate altered from Louis to Leonard. But the citizens of
391Lawrence proposed to dedicate an outdoor theater to him in their
392heritage park and to provide not one but two local orchestras--the
393Merrimack Valley Philharmonic to play excerpts from his own compositions
394and the Greater Boston Youth Symphony and Chorus to perform the "Ode to
395Joy" and accompany Bernstein himself reading (for the only time in his
396life) the text of A Lincoln Portrait. So Bernstein turned down birthday
397invitations from Tanglewood and Central Park, New York, and the
398Hollywood Bowl and drove through the cheering if slightly bewildered
399crowds lining the streets of Lawrence in an open-topped 1928 Ford
400roadster, looking as homespun as James Stewart in Frank Capra's classic,
401It's a Wonderful Life.
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403=head2 v5.28.0 - Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967
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407 When we look at modern man we have to face the fact that modern man
408 suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring
409 contrast with his scientific and technological abundance. We've learned
410 to fly the air as birds, we've learned to swim the seas as fish, yet we
411 haven't learned to walk the earth as brothers and sisters.
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413=head2 v5.28.0-RC4 - Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
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417 You're alive, Bod. That means you have infinite potential. You can do
418 anything, make anything, dream anything. If you can change the world,
419 the world will change. Potential. Once you're dead, it's gone. Over.
420 You've made what you've made, dreamed your dream, written your name.
421 You may be buried here, you may even walk. But that potential is
7df03490 422 finished.
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424=head2 v5.28.0-RC3 - Anthony Horowitz, Magpie Murders
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428 These had been his plans. But if there was one thing that life had
429 taught him, it was the futility of making plans. Life had its own
430 agenda.
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432=head2 v5.28.0-RC2 - Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales
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436 Had she not been of exceptional intelligence and literacy, with an
437 imagination filled and sustained, so to speak, by the images of
438 others, images conveyed by language, by the word, she might have
439 remained almost as helpless as a baby.
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441=head2 v5.28.0-RC1 - Anu Garg, A Word A Day
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445 One doesn't have to know the unit of pain (dol) to realize that the
446 unit of joy is not the dollar, or any other currency for that matter.
447
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448=head2 v5.27.11 - Tana French, In the Woods
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452 And then, too, I had learned early to assume something dark and
453 lethal hidden at the heart of anything I loved. When I couldn't find
454 it, I responded, bewildered and wary, in the only way I knew how: by
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457=head2 v5.27.10 - Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, p. 248
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459L<Announced on 2018-03-20 by Todd Rinaldo|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250042.html>
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461 A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher
462 a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts,
463 build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders,
464 cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure,
465 program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
466 Specialization is for insects.
467
e60142ac 468=head2 v5.27.9 - Agatha Christie, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles"
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470L<Announced on 2018-02-20 by Renee Bäcker|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/02/msg249549.html>
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472 Poirot was an extraordinary looking little man. He was hardly more
473 than five feet, four inches, but carried himself with great dignity.
474 His head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it
475 a little on one side. His moustache was very stiff and military.
476 The neatness of his attire was almost incredible. I believe a
477 speck of dust would have caused him more pain than a bullet wound.
478 Yet this quaint dandified little man who, I was sorry to see, now
479 limped badly, had been in his time one of the most celebrated members
480 of the Belgian police. As a detective, his flair had been extraordinary,
481 and he had achieved triumphs by unravelling some of the most baffling
482 cases of the day.
483 He pointed out to me the little house inhabited by him and his fellow
484 Belgians, and I promised to go and see him at an early date. Then he
485 raised his hat with a flourish to Cynthia, and we drove away.
486 "He's a dear little man," said Cynthia. "I'd no idea you knew him."
487 "You've been entertaining a celebrity unawares," I replied.
488 And, for the rest of the way home, I recited to them the various
489 exploits and triumphs of Hercule Poirot.
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491=head2 v5.27.8 - Jasper Fforde, "Shades of Grey"
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493L<Announced on 2018-01-20 by Abigail|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248914>
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4952.4.16.55.021: Males are to wear dresscode #6 during inter-Collective
496travel. Hats are encouraged, but not required.
497
4989.3.88.32.025: The cucumber and tomato are both fruit; the avocado
499is a nut. To assist with the dietary requirements of vegetarians,
500on the first Tuesday of the month a chicken is officially a vegetable.
501
5025.3.21.01.002: Once allocated, postcodes are permanent, and for life.
503
5046.1.02.11.235: Artifacture from before the Something That Happened
505may be collected, so long it does not appear on the Leapback list
506or possess color above 23 percent saturation.
507
5082.3.06.02.087: Unnecessary sharpening of pencils constitutes a waste
509of public resources, and will be punished as appropriate.
510
5112.1.01.05.002: All children are to attent school until the age of
512sixteen or until they have learned everything, whichever be the sooner.
513
5141.3.02.06.023: There shall be no staring at the sun, however good
515the reason.
516
5171.1.19.02.006: Team sports are mandatory in order to build character.
518Character is there to give purpose to team sports.
519
5202.3.03.01.006: Juggling shall not be practiced after 4:00 pm.
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523=head2 v5.27.7 - Terry Pratchett, "Hogfather"
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525L<Announced on 2017-12-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/12/msg248274.html>
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527 Death looked at the sacks.
528
529 It was a strange but demonstrable fact that the sacks of
530 toys carried by the Hogfather, no matter what they
531 really contained, always appeared to have sticking out
532 of the top a teddy bear, a toy soldier in the kind of
533 colorful uniform that would stand out in a disco, a
534 drum and a red-and-white candy cane. The actual
535 contents always turned out to be something a bit
536 garish and costing $5.99.
537
538 Death had investigated one or two. There had been a
539 Real Agatean Ninja, for example, with Fearsome
540 Death Grip, and a Captain Carrot One-Man Night
541 Watch with a complete wardrobe of toy weapons, each
542 of which cost as much as the original wooden doll in
543 the first place.
544
545 Mind you, the stuff for the girls was just as
546 depressing. It seemed to be nearly all horses. Most of
547 them were grinning. Horses, Death felt, shouldn't grin.
548
549 Any horse that was grinning was planning something.
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551=head2 v5.27.6 - Ogden Nash, "Behold the Duck"
552
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555 Behold the duck,
556 it does not cluck;
557 a cluck it lacks,
558 it quacks!
559
560 It is 'specially fond
561 of puddles or ponds;
562 when it dines or sups
563 it bottoms ups.
564
565
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566=head2 v5.27.5 - Frank Birch, Dilly Knox & G. P. Mackeson, "Alice in I.D.25"
567
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570 'Can I do anything?' Alice suggested timidly, thinking that something
571 dreadful must have happened.
572 The Waterflap jumped as if it had been shot. 'What are you doing
573 here?' it snapped. 'Take this at once into the Directional room,' and it
574 thrust the paper which had caused all the fuss into her hands.
575 'But where is the Directional room?' she inquired, bewildered.
576 'Why, there of course,' howled the Waterflap, pointing to a door.
577 'How could I possibly know that!' Alice exclaimed, angered by his
578 rudeness.
579 'Silly girl,' it hissed. 'Why, it's called the Directional room
580 because it's in that direction,' and it pushed her roughly through the
581 doorway.
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583=head2 v5.27.4 - Richard Brautigan, "All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace"
584
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586
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587 I like to think (and
588 the sooner the better!)
589 of a cybernetic meadow
590 where mammals and computers
591 live together in mutually
592 programming harmony
593 like pure water
594 touching clear sky.
595
596 I like to think
597 (right now, please!)
598 of a cybernetic forest
599 filled with pines and electronics
600 where deer stroll peacefully
601 past computers
602 as if they were flowers
603 with spinning blossoms.
604
605 I like to think
606 (it has to be!)
607 of a cybernetic ecology
608 where we are free of our labors
609 and joined back to nature,
610 returned to our mammal
611 brothers and sisters,
612 and all watched over
613 by machines of loving grace.
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615=head2 v5.27.3 - Rodgers and Hammerstein, "You'll Never Walk Alone"
616
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618
619 When you walk through a storm
620 Hold your head up high
621 And don't be afraid of the dark
622
623 At the end of a storm
624 There's a golden sky
625 And the sweet silver song of a lark
626
627 Walk on through the wind
628 Walk on through the rain
629 Though your dreams be tossed and blown
630
631 Walk on, walk on
632 With hope in your heart
633 And you'll never walk alone
634
635 You'll never walk alone
636
637 Walk on, walk on
638 With hope in your heart
639 And you'll never walk alone
640
641 You'll never walk alone
642
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643=head2 v5.27.2 - Lev Grossman, Codex
644
645L<Announced on 2017-07-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245585.html>
646
647 He went back for another stack of books: a three-volume English legal
648 treatise; a travel guide to Tuscany from the '20s crammed with faded
649 Italian wildflowers that fluttered out from between the pages like
650 moths; a French edition of Turgeniev so decayed that it came apart in
651 his hands; a register of London society from 1863. In a way it was
652 idiotic. He was treating these books like they were holy relics. It
653 wasn't like he would ever actually read them. But there was something
654 magnetic about them, something that compelled respect, even the silly
655 ones, like the Enlightenment treatise about how lightning was caused
656 by bees. They were information, data, but not in the form he was used
657 to dealing with it. They were non-digital, nonelectrical chunks of
658 memory, not stamped out of silicon but laboriously crafted out of wood
659 pulp and ink, leather and glue. Somebody had cared enough to write
660 these things; somebody else had cared enough to buy them, possibly
661 even read them, at the very least keep them safe for 150 years,
662 sometimes longer, when they could have vanished at the touch of a
663 spark. That made them worth something, didn't it, just by itself?
664 Though most of them would have bored him rigid the second he cracked
665 them open, which there wasn't much chance of. Maybe that was what he
666 found so appealing: the sight of so many books that he'd never have to
667 read, so much work he'd never have to do.
668
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670
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672
673 There are worlds out there where the sky is burning,
674 where the sea's asleep and the rivers dream,
675 people made of smoke and cities made of song.
676 Somewhere there's danger,
677 somewhere there's injustice
678 and somewhere else the tea is getting cold.
679 Come on, Ace, we've got work to do.
680
681=head2 v5.27.0 - Bertrand Russell, The Road to Happiness
682
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684
685 People who have theories as to how one should live tend to forget the
686 limitations of nature. If your way of life involves constant
687 restraint of impulse for the sake of some one supreme aim that you
688 have set yourself, it is likely that the aim will become increasingly
689 distasteful because of the efforts that it demands; impulse, denied
690 its normal outlets, will find others, probably in spite; pleasure, if
691 you allow yourself any at all, will be dissociated from the main
692 current of your life, and will become Bacchic and frivolous. Such
693 pleasure brings no happiness, but only a deeper despair.
694
695 -- Bertrand Russell, The Road to Happiness
696
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697=head2 v5.26.3 - Humphrey Burton, "Leonard Bernstein"
698
699L<Announced on 2018-11-29 by Steve Hay|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/11/msg252974.html>
700
701The origins of the name "Bernstein" are sometimes linked with the German
702noun Bernstein, which means "amber"--a translucent yellowish fossilized
703resin, used for ornaments and thought to possess magical properties.
704Leonard Bernstein would later call himself "Lenny Amber" when he needed
705a pseudonym for the popular piano transcriptions he published in his
706mid-twenties, and his business affairs would be organized within a
707company called Amberson Enterprises. There are several towns and
708villages named Bernstein in Germany and Austria (where the pronunciation
709is BernSTINE), but Bernstein's parents came from Jewish ghettos in
710northwestern Ukraine, where the last syllable is usually pronounced
711BernSHTAYN or STEEN. Sam insisted, however, on the mid-European style
712employed by the earlier immigrants.
713
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714=head2 v5.26.2 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
715
716L<Announced on 2018-04-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/04/msg250440.html>
717
718How does a cat use its whiskers? The usual answer is that the whiskers
719are feelers that enable a cat to tell whether a gap is wide enough for
720it to squeeze through, but the truth is more complicated and more
721remarkable. In addition to their obvious role as feelers sensitive to
722touch, the whiskers also operate as air-current detectors. As the cat
723moves along in the dark it needs to manoeuvre past solid objects without
724touching them. Each solid object it approaches causes slight eddies in
725the air, minute disturbances in the currents of air movements, and the
726cat's whiskers are so amazingly sensitive that they can read these air
727changes and respond to the presence of solid obstacles even without
728touching them.
729
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731
732L<Announced on 2018-03-24 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250103.html>
733
734Cats have a way of endearing themselves to their owners, not just by
735their 'kittenoid' behaviour, which stimulates strong parental feelings,
736but also by their sheer gracefulness. There is an elegance and a
737composure about them that captivates the human eye. To the sensitive
738human being it becomes a privilege to share a room with a cat, exchange
739its glance, feel its greeting rub, or watch it gently luxuriate itself
740into a snoozing ball on a soft cushion.
741
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742=head2 v5.26.1 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
743
744L<Announced on 2017-09-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246408.html>
745
746 And soon I heard a roaring wind:
747 It did not come anear;
748 But with its sound it shook the sails,
749 That were so thin and sere.
750
751 The upper air burst into life!
752 And a hundred fire-flags sheen,
753 To and fro they were hurried about!
754 And to and fro, and in and out,
755 The wan stars danced between.
756
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757=head2 v5.26.1-RC1 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
758
759L<Announced on 2017-09-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246202.html>
760
761 At length did cross an Albatross,
762 Thorough the fog it came;
763 As if it had been a Christian soul,
764 We hailed it in God's name.
765
766 It ate the food it ne'er had eat,
767 And round and round it flew.
768 The ice did split with a thunder-fit;
769 The helmsman steered us through!
770
771 And a good south wind sprung up behind;
772 The Albatross did follow,
773 And every day, for food or play,
774 Came to the mariner's hollo!
775
776 In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud,
777 It perched for vespers nine;
778 Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white,
779 Glimmered the white Moon-shine.'
780
781 'God save thee, ancient Mariner!
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782 From the fiends, that plague thee thus!—
783 Why look'st thou so?'—With my cross-bow
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784 I shot the ALBATROSS.
785
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786=head2 v5.26.0 - Nine Simone, Ain't Got No / I Got Life
787
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789
790 I've got the life
791 And I'm gonna keep it
792 I've got the life
793 And nobody's gonna take it away
794 I've got the life
795
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796=head2 v5.26.0-RC2 - Richard Condon, The Manchurian Candidate
797
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798L<Announced on 2017-05-23 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/05/msg244511.html>
799
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800 Amateur psychiatric prognosis can be fascinating when there is
801 absolutely nothing else to do.
802
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803=head2 v5.26.0-RC1 - Thomas Paine, Common Sense
804
805L<Announced on 2017-05-11 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/05/msg244337.html>
806
807 A long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial
808 appearance of being RIGHT, and raises at first a formidable outcry in
809 defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more
810 converts than reason.
811
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812=head2 v5.25.12 - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
813
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815
816 I have told my sons that they are not under any circumstances to take
817 part in massacres, and that the news of massacres of enemies is not
818 to fill them with satisfaction or glee.
819
820 I have also told them not to work for companies which make massacre
821 machinery, and to express contempt for people who think we need
822 machinery like that.
823
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824=head2 v5.25.11 - Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow
825
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828 Subjective confidence in a judgment is not a reasoned evaluation of
829 the probability that this judgment is correct. Confidence is a
830 feeling, which reflects the coherence of the information and the
831 cognitive ease of processing it. It is wise to take admissions of
832 uncertainty seriously, but declarations of high confidence mainly
833 tell you that an individual has constructed a coherent story in his
834 mind, not necessarily that the story is true.
835
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837
838L<Announced on 2017-02-20 by Renee Bäcker|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/02/msg243173.html>
839
840 He who wants the world to remain as it is
841 doesn't want it to remain.
842
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843=head2 v5.25.9 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie-the-Pooh", 1926
844
845L<Announced on 2017-01-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242405.html>
846
847 Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o'clock in the
848 morning, and he was very glad to see Rabbit getting out the plates
849 and mugs; and when Rabbit said, "Honey or condensed milk with
850 your bread?" he was so excited that he said, "Both," and then,
851 so as not to seem greedy, he added, "But don't bother about the
852 bread, please."
853
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854=head2 v5.25.8 - Langston Hughes, So long
855
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857
858 So long
859 is in the song
860 and it's in the way you're gone
861 but it's like a foreign language
862 in my mind
863 and maybe was I blind
864 I could not see
865 and would not know
866 you're gone so long
867 so long.
868
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869=head2 v5.25.7 - J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Silmarillion"
870
871L<Announced on 2016-11-20 by Chad 'Exodist' Granum|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/11/msg241120.html>
872
873 Of Beren and Lúthien
874
875 Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the darkness of
876 those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the
877 shadow of death light that endures. And of these histories most fair still in
878 the ears of the Elves is the tale of Beren and Lúthien. Of their lives was made
879 the Lay of Leithian, Release from Bondage, which is the longest save one of the
880 songs concerning the world of old; but here is told in fewer words and without
881 song.
882
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883=head2 v5.25.6 - Alan Warner, "The Sopranos"
884
885L<Announced on 2016-10-10 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240406.html>
886
887 I'm up on all the pop trivia, says the guy with the stud in his tongue.
888 Are you?
3f0ff2a3 889 Yes. Do you know who the lead singer of Echo and the Bunnymen is?
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890 Let me guess, is he called Echo?
891 Good guess but no, anyway when they played Glastonbury it was so
892 muddy he had two roadies to hold up a binliner on each of his legs so
893 they wouldn't get covered in mud.
894 That's what being rich and famous is all about, having someone
895 else hold up your binliners on each leg when you're wandering across
896 a sea of shite.
897 Do you know what Sammy Davis Junior said being black and famous in
898 America meant?
899 No.
900 He said being black and famous in America meant he could be
901 refused entry to exclusive clubs and restaurants that other people
902 could only ever dream of going to. Do you know Michael Stipe likes to
903 send his remote control toy cars onto stage while his support band are
904 playing to freak them out?
905 Who's Michael Stipe?
906 You're not really a pop trivia person, are you, Kylah?
907 No, I'm not, Stephen.
908
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909=head2 v5.25.5 - Philip K. Dick, VALIS
910
911L<Announced on 2016-09-20 by Stevan Little|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/09/msg239887.html>
912
913 We hypostatize information into objects. Rearrangement of objects is
914 change in the content of the information; the message has changed.
915 This is a language which we have lost the ability to read. We ourselves
916 are a part of this language; changes in us are changes in the content
917 of the information. We ourselves are information-rich; information
918 enters us, is processed and is then projected outward once more, now
919 in an altered form. We are not aware that we are doing this, that in
920 fact this is all we are doing
921
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922=head2 v5.25.4 - Terry Pratchett, "Truckers"
923
924L<Announced on 2016-08-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg239191.html>
925
926 Concerning Nomes and Time
927
928 Nomes are small. On the whole, small creatures don't live for a long
929 time. But perhaps they do live fast.
930
931 Let me explain.
932
933 One of the shortest-lived creatures on the planet Earth is the adult
934 common mayfly. It lasts for one day. The longest-living things are
935 bristlecone pine trees, at 4,700 years and still counting.
936
937 This may seem tough on the mayflies. But the important thing is not
938 how long your life is, but how long it seems.
939
940 To a mayfly, a single hour may last as long as a century. Perhaps
941 old mayflies sit around complaining about how life this minute isn't a
942 patch on the good old minutes of long ago, when the world was
943 young and the sun seemed so much brighter and larvae showed you a
944 bit of respect. Whereas the trees, which are not famous to their
945 quick reactions, may just have time to notice the way the sky keeps
946 flickering before the dry rot and woodworm set in.
947
948 It's all a sort of relativity. The faster you live, the more time
949 stretches out. To a nome, a year lasts as long as ten years does to a
950 human. Remember it. Don't let it concern you. They don't. They don't
951 even know.
952
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953=head2 v5.25.3 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Dong with a Luminous Nose
954
955L<Announced on 2016-07-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238158.html>
956
957 When awful darkness and silence reign
958 Over the great Gromboolian plain,
959 Through the long, long wintry nights; -
960 When the angry breakers roar
961 As they beat on the rocky shore; -
962 When Storm-clouds brood on the towering heights
963 Of the Hills of the Chankly Bore: -
964
965 Then, through the vast and gloomy dark,
966 There moves what seems a fiery spark,
967 A lonely spark with silvery rays
968 Piercing the coal-black night, -
969 A Meteor strange and bright: -
970 Hither and thither the vision strays,
971 A single lurid light.
972
973 Slowly it wanders, - pauses, - creeps, -
974 Anon it sparkles, - flashes and leaps;
975 And ever as onward it gleaming goes
976 A light on the Bong-tree stems it throws.
977 And those who watch at that midnight hour
978 From Hall or Terrace, or lofty Tower,
979 Cry, as the wild light passes along, -
980 'The Dong! - the Dong!
981 The wandering Dong through the forest goes!
982 The Dong! the Dong!
983 The Dong with a luminous Nose!'
984
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985=head2 v5.25.2 - Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip "Waiting For The Beat To Kick In"
986
987L<Announced on 2016-06-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/06/msg237274.html>
988
989 Waiting for the beat to kick in
990 But it never does
991 Waiting for my feet to grow wings
992 That lift me above
993 All of these tiresome things
994 That we know and love
995 Waiting for the beat to kick in
996 But it never does
997
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998=head2 v5.25.1 - Eli Pariser, "The Filter Bubble"
999
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1001
1002Imagine that you're a smart high school student on the low end of the social
1003totem pole. You're alienated from adult authority, but unlike many teenagers,
1004you're also alienated from the power structures of your peers -- an existence
1005that can feel lonely and peripheral. Systems and equations are intuitive, but
1006people aren't -- social signals are confusing and messy, difficult to interpret.
1007
1008Then you discover code. You may be powerless at the lunch table, but code
1009gives you power over an infinitely malleable world and opens the door to a
1010symbolic system that's perfectly clear and ordered. The jostling for position
1011and status fades away. The nagging parental voices disappear. There's just a
1012clean, white page for you to fill, an opportunity to build a better place, a
1013home, from the ground up.
1014
1015No wonder you're a geek.
1016
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1017=head2 v5.25.0 - Robert Frost, "The Trial by Existence"
1018
1019L<Announced on 2016-05-09 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236244.html>
1020
1021 Even the bravest that are slain
1022 Shall not dissemble their surprise
1023 On waking to find valor reign,
1024 Even as on earth, in paradise;
1025 And where they sought without the sword
1026 Wide fields of asphodel fore’er,
1027 To find that the utmost reward
1028 Of daring should be still to dare.
1029
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1030=head2 v5.24.4 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
1031
1032L<Announced on 2018-04-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/04/msg250439.html>
1033
1034Cats hate doors. Doors simply do not register in the evolutionary story
1035of the cat family. They constantly block patrolling activities and
1036prevent cats from exploring their home range and then returning to their
1037central, secure base at will. Humans often do not understand that a cat
1038needs to make only a brief survey of its territory before returning with
1039all the necessary information about the activities of other cats in the
1040vicinity. It likes to make these tours of inspection at frequent
1041intervals, but does not want to stay outside for very long, unless there
1042has been some special and unexpected change in the condition of the
1043local feline population.
1044
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1045=head2 v5.24.4-RC1 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
1046
1047L<Announced on 2018-03-24 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250102.html>
1048
1049The domestic cat is a contradiction. No animal has developed such an
1050intimate relationship with mankind, while at the same time demanding and
1051getting such independence of movement and action. The dog may be man's
1052best friend, but it is rarely allowed out on its own to wander from
1053garden to garden or street to street. The obedient dog has to be taken
1054for a walk. The headstrong cat walks alone.
1055
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1056=head2 v5.24.3 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
1057
1058L<Announced on 2017-09-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246407.html>
1059
1060 Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing,
1061 Beloved from pole to pole!
1062 To Mary Queen the praise be given!
1063 She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven,
1064 That slid into my soul.
1065
1066 The silly buckets on the deck,
1067 That had so long remained,
1068 I dreamt that they were filled with dew;
1069 And when I awoke, it rained.
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1071=head2 v5.24.3-RC1 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
1072
1073L<Announced on 2017-09-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246201.html>
1074
1075 'And now the STORM-BLAST came, and he
1076 Was tyrannous and strong:
1077 He struck with his o'ertaking wings,
1078 And chased us south along.
1079
1080 With sloping masts and dipping prow,
1081 As who pursued with yell and blow
1082 Still treads the shadow of his foe,
1083 And forward bends his head,
1084 The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast,
1085 And southward aye we fled.
1086
1087 And now there came both mist and snow,
1088 And it grew wondrous cold:
1089 And ice, mast-high, came floating by,
1090 As green as emerald.
1091
1092 And through the drifts the snowy clifts
1093 Did send a dismal sheen:
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1095 The ice was all between.
1096
1097 The ice was here, the ice was there,
1098 The ice was all around:
1099 It cracked and growled, and roared and howled,
1100 Like noises in a swound!
1101
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1102=head2 v5.24.2 - Roald Dahl, "The Three Little Pigs"
1103
1104L<Announced on 2017-07-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245527.html>
1105
1106 A short while later, through the wood,
1107 Came striding brave Miss Riding Hood.
1108 The Wolf stood there, his eyes ablaze
1109 And yellowish, like mayonnaise.
1110 His teeth were sharp, his gums were raw,
1111 And spit was dripping from his jaw.
1112 Once more the maiden's eyelid flickers.
1113 She draws the pistol from her knickers.
1114 Once more, she hits the vital spot,
1115 And kills him with a single shot.
1116 Pig, peeping through the window, stood
1117 And yelled, 'Well done, Miss Riding Hood!'
1118
1119 Ah, Piglet, you must never trust
1120 Young ladies from the upper crust.
1121 For now, Miss Riding Hood, one notes,
1122 Not only has two wolfskin coats,
1123 But when she goes from place to place,
1124 She has a PIGSKIN TRAVELLING CASE.
1125
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1126=head2 v5.24.2-RC1 - Roald Dahl, "The Three Little Pigs"
1127
1128L<Announced on 2017-07-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245292.html>
1129
1130 The animal I really dig
1131 Above all others is the pig.
1132 Pigs are noble. Pigs are clever,
1133 Pig are courteous. However,
1134 Now and then, to break this rule,
1135 One meets a pig who is a fool.
1136 What, for example, would you say
1137 If strolling through the woods one day,
1138 Right there in front of you you saw
1139 A pig who'd built his house of STRAW?
1140 The Wolf who saw it licked his lips,
1141 And said, 'That pig has had his chips.'
1142
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1143=head2 v5.24.1 - Charles Dodgson [as "Lewis Carroll"], "The Hunting of the Snark", Fit 4: The Hunting
1144
1145L<Announced on 2017-01-14 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242259.html>
1146
1147 The Bellman looked uffish, and wrinkled his brow.
1148 'If only you'd spoken before!
1149 It's excessively awkward to mention it now,
1150 With the Snark, so to speak, at the door!
1151
1152 'We should all of us grieve, as you well may believe,
1153 If you never were met with again -
1154 But surely, my man, when the voyage began,
1155 You might have suggested it then?
1156
1157 'It's excessively awkward to mention it now -
1158 As I think I've already remarked.'
1159 And the man they called 'Hi!' replied, with a sigh,
1160 'I informed you the day we embarked.
1161
1162 'You may charge me with murder - or want of sense -
1163 (We are all of us weak at times):
1164 But the slightest approach to a false pretence
1165 Was never among my crimes!
1166
1167 'I said it in Hebrew - I said it in Dutch -
1168 I said it in German and Greek:
1169 But I wholly forgot (and it vexes me much)
1170 That English is what you speak!'
1171
1172 ''Tis a pitiful tale,' said the Bellman, whose face
1173 Had grown longer at every word:
1174 'But, now that you've stated the whole of your case,
1175 More debate would be simply absurd.
1176
1177 'The rest of my speech' (he exclaimed to his men)
1178 'You shall hear when I've leisure to speak it.
1179 But the Snark is at hand, let me tell you again!
1180 'Tis your glorious duty to seek it!
1181
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1182=head2 v5.24.1-RC5 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Regained", Book IV
1183
1184L<Announced on 2017-01-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242016.html>
1185
1186 Thus passed the night so foul, till Morning fair
1187 Came forth with pilgrim steps, in amice grey;
1188 Who with her radiant finger stilled the roar
1189 Of thunder, chased the clouds, and laid the winds,
1190 And grisly spectres, which the fiend had raised
1191 To tempt the Son of God with terrors dire.
1192 And now the sun with more effectual beams
1193 Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet
1194 From drooping plant, or dropping tree; the birds,
1195 Who all things now behold more fresh and green,
1196 After a night of storm so ruinous,
1197 Cleared up their choicest notes in bush and spray,
1198 To gratulate the sweet return of morn.
1199
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1200=head2 v5.24.1-RC4 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Lost", Book II
1201
1202L<Announced on 2016-10-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240224.html>
1203
1204 Before the gates there sat
1205 On either side a formidable shape;
1206 The one seemed woman to the waste, and fair,
1207 But ended foul in many a scaly fold,
1208 Voluminous and vast -- a serpent armed
1209 With mortal sting; about her middle round
1210 A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked
1211 With wide Cerberean mouths full loud, and rung
1212 A hideous peal; yet, when they list, would creep,
1213 If aught disturbed their noise, into her womb,
1214 And kennel there; yet there still barked and howled
1215 Within unseen. Far less abhorred than these
1216 Vexed Scylla, bathing in the sea that parts
1217 Calabria from the hoarse Trinacrian shore;
1218 Nor uglier follow the night-hag, when, called
1219 In secret, riding through the air she comes,
1220 Lured with the smell of infant blood, to dance
1221 With Lapland witches, while the labouring moon
1222 Eclipses at their charms. The other shape --
1223 If shape it might be called that shape had none
1224 Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb;
1225 Or substance might be called that shadow seemed,
1226 For each seemed either -- black it stood as night,
1227 Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as hell,
1228 And shook a dreadful dart: what seemed his head
1229 The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
1230 Satan was now at hand, and from his seat
1231 The monster moving onward came as fast
1232 With horrid strides; hell trembled as he strode.
1233
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1234=head2 v5.24.1-RC3 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers and Barbara Reynolds, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica III: Paradise, Canto XXIII
1235
1236L<Announced on 2016-08-11 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg238909.html>
1237
1238 A bird within the bower of her delight,
1239 Quiet upon the nest with her sweet brood
1240 Throughout the dark concealment of the night,
1241
1242 Anxious to look on them and gather food -
1243 No weary task for her, for as at play
1244 Blithely she toils to seek her fledglings' good -
1245
1246 Before the time, upon the topmost spray
1247 Eager awaits the sun and on the East
1248 Fixes her wakeful eye till break of day.
1249
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1250=head2 v5.24.1-RC2 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica II: Purgatory, Canto X
1251
1252L<Announced on 2016-07-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238269.html>
1253
1254 When we had crossed the threshold of that gate
1255 Which the soul's evil loves put out of use,
1256 Because they make the crooked path seem straight,
1257
1258 I heard its closing clang ring clamorous,
1259 And had I then turned back my eyes to it
1260 How could my fault have found the least excuse?
1261
1262 We had to climb now through a rocky slit
1263 Which ran from side to side in many a swerve,
1264 As runs the wave in onset and retreat.
1265
1266 "Now here," the master said, "we must observe
1267 Some little caution, hugging now this wall,
1268 Now that, upon the far side of the curve."
1269
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1270=head2 v5.24.1-RC1 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica I: Hell, Canto XX
1271
1272L<Announced on 2016-07-17 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238072.html>
1273
1274 New punishments behoves me sing in this
1275 Twentieth canto of my first canticle,
1276 Which tells of spirits sunk in the Abyss.
1277
1278 I now stood ready to observe the full
1279 Extent of the new chasm thus laid bare,
1280 Drenched as it was in tears most miserable.
1281
1282 Through the round vale I saw folk drawing near,
1283 Weeping and silent, and at such slow pace
1284 As Litany processions keep, up here.
1285
1286 And presently, when I had dropped my gaze
1287 Lower than the head, I saw them strangely wried
1288 'Twixt collar-bone and chin, so that the face
1289
1290 Of each was turned towards his own backside,
1291 And backwards must they needs creep with their feet,
1292 All power of looking forward being denied.
1293
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1294=head2 v5.24.0 - Robert Frost, "The Black Cottage"
1295
1296L<Announced on 2016-05-09 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236242.html>
1297
1298 As I sit here, and oftentimes, I wish
1299 I could be monarch of a desert land
1300 I could devote and dedicate forever
1301 To the truths we keep coming back and back to.
1302 So desert it would have to be, so walled
1303 By mountain ranges half in summer snow,
1304 No one would covet it or think it worth
1305 The pains of conquering to force change on.
1306 Scattered oases where men dwelt, but mostly
1307 Sand dunes held loosely in tamarisk
1308 Blown over and over themselves in idleness.
1309 Sand grains should sugar in the natal dew
1310 The babe born to the desert, the sand storm
1311 Retard mid-waste my cowering caravans—
1312
1313 “There are bees in this wall.” He struck the clapboards,
1314 Fierce heads looked out; small bodies pivoted.
1315 We rose to go. Sunset blazed on the windows.
1316
1317=head2 v5.24.0-RC5 - The Mountain Goats, "No Children"
1318
1319L<Announced on 2016-05-04 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236198.html>
1320
1321 And I hope when you think of me years down the line
1322 You can't find one good thing to say
1323 And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out
1324 You'd stay the hell out of my way
1325
1326 I am drowning, there is no sign of land
1327 You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand
1328
1329=head2 v5.24.0-RC4 - The Joker in "The Killing Joke"
1330
1331L<Announced on 2016-05-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236145.html>
1332
1333"See, there were these two guys in a lunatic asylum…"
1334
1335=head2 v5.24.0-RC3 - Jesse Vincent
1336
1337L<Announced on 2016-04-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg236066.html>
1338
1339The Great Pumpkin is a Santa-Claus like figure. He does bring toys like
1340Santa. But unlike Santa, who gives away toys because it's his job, he
1341gives away toys because it's the right thing to do.
1342
1343=head2 v5.24.0-RC2 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
1344
1345L<Announced on 2016-04-23 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235999.html>
1346
1347“How do you feel, Yossarian?”
1348
1349“Fine. No, I’m very frightened.”
1350
1351“That’s good,” said Major Danby. “It proves you’re still alive. It won’t
1352be fun.”
1353
1354Yossarian started out. “Yes it will.”
1355
1356“I mean it, Yossarian. You’ll have to keep on your toes every minute of
1357every day. They’ll bend heaven and earth to catch you.”
1358
1359“I’ll keep on my toes every minute.”
1360
1361“You’ll have to jump.”
1362
1363“I’ll jump.”
1364
1365“Jump!” Major Danby cried.
1366
1367Yossarian jumped.
1368
1369Nately’s [girl] was hiding just outside the door. The knife came down,
1370missing him by inches, and he took off.
1371
1372=head2 v5.24.0-RC1 - Robert Frost, "The Census-Taker"
1373
1374L<Announced on 2016-04-14 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235807.html>
1375
1376 Nothing was left to do that I could see
1377 Unless to find that there was no one there
1378 And declare to the cliffs too far for echo,
1379 "The place is desert, and let whoso lurks
1380 In silence, if in this he is aggrieved,
1381 Break silence now or be forever silent.
1382 Let him say why it should not be declared so."
1383 The melancholy of having to count souls
1384 Where they grow fewer and fewer every year
1385 Is extreme where they shrink to none at all.
1386 It must be I want life to go on living.
1387
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1388=head2 v5.23.9 - Tom Kitchin, "from nature to plate"
1389
1390L<Announced on 2016-03-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/03/msg235251.html>
1391
1392Spring
1393
1394Spring is the proper beginning of my kitchen and a season that I
1395look forward to with great anticipation. By the time spring arrives
1396I am desperate to welcome all the spring produce into my kitchen
1397and I long to work with fresh green vegetables again. As much as I
1398love root vegetables, such as celeriac and parsnips, and the heaver
1399meat and game dishes, I'm ready to leave those behind with winter
1400and begin a new adventure.
1401
1402Somehow spring always gives me a little bit of bounce in my feet
1403-- I feel like I want to kick off my shoes and dance around in my
1404kitchen. Not that I do, of course, but I feel lighter somehow. My
1405adrenalin kicks in with spring and so does the level of excitement,
1406as I think about all the produce that is about to come in.
1407
1408The moment spring arrives I'm eager to cook peas, broad beans, green
1409asparagus and other fresh vegetables! I want to create lighter,
1410brighter dishes and I can't wait to get my hands on the first greens
1411and the first morels, not to mention the first wild Scottish salmon.
1412Thanks to my network of trusted suppliers, I always get to first
1413produce of the season delivered to my restaurant as soon as it is
1414possible. I want my customers to experience and understand the
1415beauty of locally grown produce and to try things the minute they
1416are available so they can taste how incredibly fresh the ingredients
1417are. I also want them to understand the relationship between
1418seasonality and flavours. One of the most important things to
1419remember is to allow the seasons to inspire your dishes and help
1420you make natural matches. Wild spring herbs, such as sorrel, sweet
1421cicely and wild garlic, as well as spring salad leaves and green
1422lettuce served with wild salmon, wild sea trout, lamb or rabbit are
1423marriages made in heaven.
1424
1425
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1426=head2 v5.23.8 - Patrick Rothfuss, "The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller's Chronicle: Day Two)"
1427
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1428L<Announced on 2016-02-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/02/msg234535.html>
1429
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1430Denna, on the other hand, had never been trained. She knew nothing
1431of shortcuts. You'd think she'd be forced to wander the city, lost and
1432helpless, trapped in a twisting maze of mortared stone.
1433
1434But instead, she simply walked throught the walls. She didn't know
1435any better. Nobody had ever told her she couldn't. Because of this,
1436she moved through the city like some faerie creature. She walked roads
1437no one else could see, and it made her music wild and strange and
1438free.
1439
da44b70c 1440=head2 v5.23.7 - William Gibson, "Neuromancer"
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1443
1444A year here and he still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading
1445nightly. All the speed he took, all the turns he'd taken and
1446the corners he cut in Night City, and he'd still see the matrix
1447in his dreams, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that
1448colourless void...The Sprawl was a long, strange way home now
1449over the Pacific, and he was no Console Man, no cyberspace
1450cowboy. Just another hustler, trying to make it through. But
1451the dreams came on in the Japanese night like livewire voodoo,
1452and he'd cry for it, cry in his sleep, and wake alone in the
1453dark, curled in his capsule in some coffin hotel, hands clawed
1454into the bedslab, temper foam bunched between his fingers,
1455trying to reach the console that wasn't there.
1456
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1457=head2 v5.23.6 - 5.23 Episode VII
1458
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1459L<Announced on 2015-12-21 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233475.html>
1460
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1461 A long time ago in microseconds, in a galaxy not very far away...
1462
1463 5.23 Episode VII
1464 THE FUZZ AWAKENS
1465
1466 It is a period of
1467 unrest as separatists
1468 announce their intentions
1469 to fork PERL and return the
1470 galaxy to speed and stability.
1471
1472 Chancellor Rik Hoolian struggles
1473 to hold together the remains of the
1474 once mighty Republic against a tide of
1475 incivility and the depredations of a new
1476 foe, the FUZZ RAIDERS.
1477
1478 Meanwhile, after 15 years of preparation and
1479 high expectations, Supreme Leader Toady prepares
1480 to unleash a devastating new weapon, PERL SIXDOTOH,
1481 that could splinter the Republic forever and usher in
1482 a new Empire of gradual typing....
1483
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1484=head2 v5.23.5 - utastro!nather (Ed Nather), "The Story of Mel", in net.jokes, May 21, 1983.
1485
1486L<Announced on 2015-11-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232758.html>
1487
1488After Mel had left the company for greener pa$ture$, the Big Boss asked
1489me to look at the code and see if I could find the test and reverse it.
1490Somewhat reluctantly, I agreed to look. Tracking Mel's code was a real
1491adventure.
1492
1493I have often felt that programming is an art form, whose real value can
1494only be appreciated by another versed in the same arcane art; there are
1495lovely gems and brilliant coups hidden from human view and admiration,
1496sometimes forever, by the very nature of the process. You can learn a
1497lot about an individual just by reading through his code, even in
1498hexadecimal. Mel was, I think, an unsung genius.
1499
1500Perhaps my greatest shock came when I found an innocent loop that had
1501no test in it. No test. None. Common sense said it had to be a closed
1502loop, where the program would circle, forever, endlessly. Program
1503control passed right through it, however, and safely out the other side.
1504It took me two weeks to figure it out.
1505
1506The RPC-4000 computer had a really modern facility called an index
1507register. It allowed the programmer to write a program loop that used
1508an indexed instruction inside; each time through, the number in the
1509index register was added to the address of that instruction, so it
1510would refer to the next datum in a series. He had only to increment
1511the index register each time through. Mel never used it.
1512
1513Instead, he would pull the instruction into a machine register, add one
1514to its address, and store it back. He would then execute the modified
1515instruction right from the register. The loop was written so this
1516additional execution time was taken into account -- just as this
1517instruction finished, the next one was right under the drum's read head,
1518ready to go. But the loop had no test in it.
1519
1520The vital clue came when I noticed the index register bit, the bit that
1521lay between the address and the operation code in the instruction word,
1522was turned on -- yet Mel never used the index register, leaving it zero
1523all the time. When the light went on it nearly blinded me.
1524
1525He had located the data he was working on near the top of memory -- the
1526largest locations the instructions could address -- so, after the last
1527datum was handled, incrementing the instruction address would make it
1528overflow. The carry would add one to the operation code, changing it to
1529the next one in the instruction set: a jump instruction. Sure enough,
1530the next program instruction was in address location zero, and the
1531program went happily on its way.
1532
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1533=head2 v5.23.4 - Denis Diderot, trans. David Coward, "Jacques the Fatalist"
1534
1535L<Announced on 2015-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232040.html>
1536
1537Well, everybody's got a dog. The prime minister is the king's dog. The
1538first secretary is the prime minister's dog. A wife is a husband's dog,
1539or a husband is a wife's dog. Favourite is Madame So-and-so's dog and
1540Thibaut is the man on the corner's dog. When my Master tells me to talk
1541when I'd prefer not to, which to be honest doesn't happen very often,
1542when he tells me to shut up when I feel like talking, which I find very
1543difficult, when he asks me to tell the story of my love-life and then
1544keeps interrupting, what am I if not his dog? Weak men are the dogs of
1545strong men.
1546
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1547=head2 v5.23.3 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The Deacon’s Masterpiece or The Wonderful 'One-Hoss Shay': A Logical Story"
1548
1549L<Announced on 2015-09-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg231173.html>
1550
1551 Little of of all we value here
1552 Wakes on the morn of its hundredth year
1553 Without both feeling and looking queer.
1554 In fact, there’s nothing that keeps its youth,
1555 So far as I know, but a tree and truth.
1556 (This is a moral that runs at large;
1557 Take it. — You’re welcome. — No extra charge.)
1558
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1559=head2 v5.23.2 - Blind Guardian, "Skalds and Shadows"
1560
4442630f 1561L<Announced on 2015-08-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230298.html>
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1562
1563 Would you believe in a night like this
1564 A night like this, when visions come true
1565 Would you believe in a tale like this
1566 A lay of bliss, praise in the old lore
1567 Come to the blazing fire and
1568
1569 See me in the shadows
1570 See me in the shadows
1571 Songs I will sing
1572 Of runes and rings
1573 Just hand me my harp
1574 This night turns into myth
1575 Nothing seems real
1576 You soon will feel
1577 The world we live in is another skald's
1578 Dream in the shadows
1579 Dream in the shadows
1580
1581 Do you believe there is sense in it
1582 Is it truth or myth?
1583 They´re one in my rhymes
1584 Nobody knows the meaning behind
1585 The weaver's line
1586 Well nobody else but the Norns can
1587 See through the blazing fires of time and
1588 All things will proceed as the
1589 Child of the hallowed
1590 Will speak to you now
1591
1592 See me in the shadows
1593 See me in the shadows
1594 Songs I will sing of tribes and kings
1595 The carrion bird and the hall of the slain
1596 Nothing seems real
1597 You soon will feel
1598 The world we live in is another skald´s
1599 Dream in the shadows
1600 Dream in the shadows
1601
1602 Do not fear for my reason
1603 There's nothing to hide
1604 How bitter your treason
1605 How bitter the lie
1606 Remember the runes and remember the light
1607 All I ever want is to be at your side
1608 We'll gladden the raven now I will
1609 Run through the blazing fires
1610 That's my choice
1611 Cause things shall proceed as foreseen
1612
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1613=head2 v5.23.1 - Elizabeth Haydon, "The Assassin King"
1614
1615L<Announced on 2015-07-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/07/msg229413.html>
1616
1617 I was born beneath this willow,
1618 Where my sire the earth did farm
1619 Had the green grass as my pillow
1620 The east wind as a blanket warm.
1621
1622 But away! away! called the wind from the west
1623 And in answer I did run
1624 Seeking glory and adventure
1625 Promised by the rising sun.
1626
1627 I found love beneath this willow,
1628 As true a love as life could hold,
1629 Pledged my heart and swore my fealty
1630 Sealed with a kiss and a band of gold.
1631
1632 But to arms! to arms! called the wind from the west
1633 In faithful answer I did run
1634 Marching forth for king and country
1635 In battles 'neath the midday sun.
1636
1637 Oft I dreamt of that fair willow
1638 As the seven seas I plied
1639 And the girl who I left waiting
1640 Longing to be at her side.
1641
1642 But about! about! called the wind from the west
1643 As once again my ship did run
1644 Down the coast, about the wide world
1645 Flying sails in the setting sun.
1646
1647 Now I lie beneath the willow
1648 Now at last no more to roam,
1649 My bride and earth so tightly hold me
1650 In their arms I'm finally home.
1651
1652 While away! away! calls the wind from the west
1653 Beyond the grave my spirit, free
1654 Will chase the sun into the morning
1655 Beyond the sky, beyond the sea.
1656
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1658
1659L<Announced on 2015-06-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228807.html>
1660
1661 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1662 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1663 Well, I try my best
1664 To be just like I am
1665 But everybody wants you
1666 To be just like them
1667 They sing while you slave and I just get bored
1668 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1669
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1670=head2 v5.22.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
1671
1672L<Announced on 2017-07-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245526.html>
1673
1674 Then Little Red Riding Hood said, 'But Grandma,
1675 what a lovely great big furry coat you have on.'
1676 'That's wrong!' cried Wolf. 'Have you forgot
1677 'To tell me what BIG TEETH I've got?
1678 'Ah well, no matter what you say,
1679 'I'm going to eat you anyway.'
1680 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
1681 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
1682 She aims it at the creature's head
1683 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
1684
1685 A few weeks later, in the wood,
1686 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
1687 But what a change! No cloak of red,
1688 No silly hood upon her head.
1689 She said, 'Hello, and do please note
1690 'My lovely furry WOLFSKIN COAT.'
1691
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1692=head2 v5.22.4-RC1 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
1693
1694L<Announced on 2017-07-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245293.html>
1695
1696 As soon as Wolf began to feel
1697 That he would like a decent meal,
1698 He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
1699 When Grandma opened it, she saw
1700 The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin,
1701 And Wolfie said, 'May I come in?'
1702 Poor Grandmamma was terrified,
1703 'He's going to eat me up!' she cried.
1704 And she was absolutely right.
1705 He ate her up in one big bite.
1706
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1707=head2 v5.22.3 - Charles Dodgson [as "Lewis Carroll"], "Phantasmagoria", Canto 6: Discomfyture
1708
1709L<Announced on 2017-01-14 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242258.html>
1710
1711 As one who strives a hill to climb,
1712 Who never climbed before:
1713 Who finds it, in a little time,
1714 Grow every moment less sublime,
1715 And votes the thing a bore:
1716
1717 Yet, having once begun to try,
1718 Dares not desert his quest,
1719 But, climbing, ever keeps his eye
1720 On one small hut against the sky
1721 Wherein he hopes to rest:
1722
1723 Who climbs till nerve and force are spent,
1724 With many a puff and pant:
1725 Who still, as rises the ascent,
1726 In language grows more violent,
1727 Although in breath more scant:
1728
1729 Who, climbing, gains at length the place
1730 That crowns the upward track:
1731 And, entering with unsteady pace,
1732 Receives a buffet in the face
1733 That lands him on his back:
1734
1735 And feels himself, like one in sleep,
1736 Glide swiftly down again,
1737 A helpless weight, from steep to steep,
1738 Till, with a headlong giddy sweep,
1739 He drops upon the plain -
1740
1741 So I, that had resolved to bring
1742 Conviction to a ghost,
1743 And found it quite a different thing
1744 From any human arguing,
1745 Yet dared not quit my post.
1746
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1747=head2 v5.22.3-RC5 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Regained", Book II
1748
1749L<Announced on 2017-01-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242017.html>
1750
1751 Thus wore out night; and now the herald lark
1752 Left his ground-nest, high towering to descry
1753 The Morn's approach, and greet her with his song;
1754 As lightly from his grassy couch up rose
1755 Our Saviour, and found all was but a dream;
1756 Fasting he went to sleep, and fasting waked.
1757 Up to a hill anon his steps he reared,
1758 From whose high top to ken the prospect round,
1759 If cottage were in view, sheep-cote, or herd;
1760 But cottage, herd, or sheep-cote, none he saw --
1761 Only in a bottom saw a pleasant grove,
1762 With chant of tuneful birds resounding loud;
1763 Thither he bent his way, determined there
1764 To rest at noon, and entered soon the shade,
1765 High-roofed and walks beneath, and alleys brown,
1766 That opened in the midst a woody scene;
1767 Nature's own work it seemed (Nature taught Art),
1768 And, to a superstitious eye, the haunt
1769 Of wood-gods and wood-nymphs.
1770
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1771=head2 v5.22.3-RC4 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Lost", Book II
1772
1773L<Announced on 2016-10-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240223.html>
1774
1775 Far off from these, a slow and silent stream,
1776 Lethe, the river of oblivion, rolls
1777 Her watery labyrinth, whereof who drinks
1778 Forthwith his former state and being forgets --
1779 Forgets both joy and grief, pleasure and pain.
1780 Beyond this flood a frozen continent
1781 Lies dark and wild, beat with perpetual storms
1782 Of Whirlwind and dire hail, which on firm land
1783 Thaws not, but gathers heap, and ruin seems
1784 Of ancient pile; all else deep snow and ice,
1785 A gulf profound as that Serbonian bog
1786 Betwixt Damiata and Mount Casius old,
1787 Where armies whole have sunk: the parching air
1788 Burns frore, and cold performs the effect of fire.
1789 Thither, by harpy-footed Furies haled,
1790 At certain revolutions all the damned
1791 Are brought; and feel by turns the bitter change
1792 Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce,
1793 From beds of raging fire to starve in ice
1794 Their soft ethereal warmth, and there to pine
1795 Immovable, infixed, and frozen round
1796 Periods of time -- thence hurried back to fire.
1797 They ferry over this Lethean sound
1798 Both to and fro, their sorrow to augment,
1799 And wish and struggle, as they pass, to reach
1800 The tempting stream, with one small drop to lose
1801 In sweet forgetfulness all pain and woe,
1802 All in one moment, and so near the brink;
1803 But fate withstands, and, to oppose the attempt,
1804 Medusa with Gorgonian terror guards
1805 The ford, and of itself the water flies
1806 All taste of living wight, as once it fled
1807 The lip of Tantalus.
1808
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1809=head2 v5.22.3-RC3 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers and Barbara Reynolds, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica III: Paradise, Canto IV
1810
1811L<Announced on 2016-08-11 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg238908.html>
1812
1813 Between two dishes, equally attractive
1814 And near to him, a free man, I suppose,
1815 Would starve to death before his teeth got active;
1816
1817 So would a lamb 'twixt two fierce wolfish foes,
1818 Fearing the fangs both ways, not stir a foot;
1819 So would a deerhound halt between two does;
1820
1821 So I can't blame myself for standing mute,
1822 Nor praise myself: for I must needs so do,
1823 Suspended 'twixt two doubts, alike acute.
1824
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1825=head2 v5.22.3-RC2 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica II: Purgatory, Canto I
1826
1827L<Announced on 2016-07-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238270.html>
1828
1829 For better waters heading with the wind
1830 My ship of genius now shakes out her sail
1831 And leaves that ocean of despair behind;
1832
1833 For to the second realm I tune my tale,
1834 Where human spirits purge themselves, and train
1835 To leap up into joy celestial.
1836
1837 Now from the grave wake poetry again,
1838 O sacred Muses I have served so long!
1839 Now let Calliope uplift her strain
1840
1841 And lift my voice up on the mighty song
1842 That smote the miserable Magpies nine
1843 Out of all hope of pardon for their wrong!
1844
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1845=head2 v5.22.3-RC1 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica I: Hell, Canto XII
1846
1847L<Announced on 2016-07-17 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238071.html>
1848
1849 The place we came to, to descend the brink from,
1850 Was sheer crag; and there was a Thing there - making,
1851 All told, a prospect any eye would shrink from.
1852
1853 Like the great landslide that rushed downward, shaking
1854 The bank of Adige on this side Trent,
1855 (Whether through faulty shoring or the earth's quaking)
1856
1857 So that the rock, down from the summit rent
1858 Far as the plain, lies strewn, and one might crawl
1859 From top to bottom by that unsure descent,
1860
1861 Such was the precipice; and there we spied,
1862 Topping the cleft that split the rocky wall,
1863 That which was wombed in the false heifer's side,
1864
1865 The infamy of Crete, stretched out a-sprawl;
1866 And seeing us, he gnawed himself, like one
1867 Inly devoured with spite and burning gall.
1868
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1869=head2 v5.22.2 - Gaston Leroux, trans. Mireille Ribière, "The Phantom of the Opera"
1870
1871L<Announced on 2016-04-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg236120.html>
1872
1873A silence; and then: 'If, in just two minutes' time by my watch--and a
1874splendid watch it is--you have not turned the scorpion, mademoiselle, I
1875shall turn the grasshopper... and the grasshopper, remember, _leaps
1876straight up into the air!_'
1877The silence that ensued was terrifying, worse than any we had
1878experienced before. I knew that when Erik spoke with that quiet,
1879gentle, slightly weary voice, it meant that he had reached the end of
1880his tether: that he was capable of the most abominable crimes or the
1881most selfless devotion; that the slightest irritation might unleash a
1882storm.
1883Realizing that our fate was out of our hands, the Viscount fell to his
1884knees and prayed. As for me, I pressed both hands to my chest, for my
1885heart was pounding so fiercely that I thought it would burst. We were
1886intensely aware of the excruciating dilemma Christine Daaé faced in
1887those final seconds. We understood why she hesitated to turn the
1888scorpion. What if the scorpion, rather than the grasshopper, were to
1889set off the explosion? What if Erik was simply intent on destroying
1890everything, regardless?
1891At last he spoke: 'The two minutes are up,' he said in a soft, angelic
1892voice. 'Goodbye, mademoiselle. Off you go, little grasshopper!'
1893
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1894=head2 v5.22.2-RC1 - Gaston Leroux, trans. Mireille Ribière, "The Phantom of the Opera"
1895
1896L<Announced on 2016-04-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235732.html>
1897
1898This annual ball was quite a magnificent affair. It was given some time
1899before Shrovetide to celebrate the birthday of a famous illustrator
1900whose pencil had immortalized, in the style of Gavarni, the extravagant
1901carnival parade down La Courtille. As such, the ball was an altogether
1902merrier, noisier and more Bohemian occasion than was usual for a masked
1903ball. Many artists had arranged to meet there; they arrived with an
1904entourage of models and pupils, who, by midnight, had become quite
1905boisterous.
1906Raoul climbed the grand staircase at five minutes to midnight. He did
1907not linger to admire the many-coloured costumes on display all the way
1908up the marble steps of one of the most luxurious settings in the world;
1909nor did he allow himself to be drawn into the facetious conversation of
1910masked guests. He simply ignored all the jesting remarks, and shook off
1911the attentions of several all too merry couples.
1912Crossing the big crush-room and escaping from the dancers' farandole
1913that had encircled him awhile, he at last entered the salon mentioned by
1914Christine in her letter. The small room was crammed with people either
1915on their way to supper at the restaurant in the Rotunda or back from
1916raising a glass of champagne.
1917In the midst of the gay and lively hubbub, Raoul thought that, for their
1918mysterious assignation, Christine must have preferred this crowd to some
1919lonely corner.
1920He leaned against a door-jamb and waited. He did not have to wait long;
1921a black domino passed him and deftly touched his hand. He understood
1922that it was Christine and followed her.
1923'Is that you, Christine?' he murmured, barely moving his slips.
1924The black domino promptly looked back and raised her finger to her lips,
1925no doubt to caution him against uttering her name again. Raoul followed
1926on in silence.
1927
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1928=head2 v5.22.1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Courage" (No. 22 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
1929
1930L<Announced on 2015-12-13 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233318.html>
1931
1932 If the snow flies in my face,
1933 Let me shake it off me!
1934 If my heart within me speaks,
1935 I'll sing bright and gaily!
1936
1937 Will not listen what it says,
1938 Have no ears for moaning.
1939 Do not feel what it complains,--
1940 Only fools like groaning!
1941
1942 Jolly brave into the world,
1943 'Gainst all wind and weather,--
1944 If there is no God on earth,
1945 Let 's be gods down nether!
1946
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1947=head2 v5.22.1-RC4 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Signpost" (No. 20 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
1948
1949L<Announced on 2015-12-08 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233215.html>
1950
1951 Why do I shun all those highways
1952 Which the other wanderer seeks?
1953 Why do I find bridged by-ways
1954 Through snow-covered deep creeks?
1955
1956 For I have no crime committed,
1957 Why I should now run from men,--
1958 What demented heart's desire
1959 Drives me to a desert glen?
1960
1961 Signposts on all highways stationed
1962 Point their signs toward the towns,
1963 Whilst I wonder 'yond moderation,
1964 Without rest, yet seeking rest!
1965
1966 One such signpost I see planted
1967 Of my question unconcerned,
1968 One road must my choice be granted,
1969 Whence no man has yet returned!
1970
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1971=head2 v5.22.1-RC3 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Stormy Morning" (No. 18 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
1972
1973L<Announced on 2015-12-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233032.html>
1974
1975 How the storm tore rents
1976 In heavens gray attired!
1977 The rags of cloud are flying
1978 Around, of combat tired.
1979
1980 And flames of fire lambent,
1981 Fly between them and part,
1982 That 's what I call a morning,
1983 A morning after my heart!
1984
1985 My heart sees in the heavens
1986 Its own picture unspoilt--
1987 It's nothing but the Winter,
1988 The Winter, cold and wild.
1989
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1990=head2 v5.22.1-RC2 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Old Head" (No. 14 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
1991
1992L<Announced on 2015-11-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232632.html>
1993
1994 The hoary frost has a white sheen
1995 Strewn all over my hair,
1996 So I thought I was an old man
1997 And thought life dealt me fair.
1998
1999 Yet soon was thawed my old white mane,
2000 And I have my black hair again.
2001 How I abhor my young fair years,
2002 How long to wait for death and biers?
2003
2004 From setting sun to morning's hue
2005 Many a head turns white.
2006 Who'll credit it? My hair did not
2007 In all this lifelong plight!
2008
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2009=head2 v5.22.1-RC1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Will-o'-the Wisp" (No. 9 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
2010
2011L<Announced on 2015-10-31 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232321.html>
2012
2013 In the deepest rocky crevice
2014 A will-o'-the wisp lured me;
2015 How I could find my way from here,
2016 For me it's easy memory!
2017
2018 For I am used to straying ways,
2019 Every path to th'end a way,
2020 All our joys and all our suffering,--
2021 To a will-o'-the wisp it 's all play!
2022
2023 Through the dried-up bed of torrents
2024 I quite calmly downward stroll;
2025 Every stream its sea will enter,
2026 Every suffering finds its goal!
2027
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2028=head2 v5.22.0 - Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch
2029
2030L<Announced on 2015-06-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228300.html>
2031
2032“You are the advocate of the dead.”
2033
2034The old man nodded. “I am. People talk about being fair to this one and
2035that one, but nobody I ever heard talks about doing right by them. We
2036take everything they had, which is all right. And spit, most often, on
2037their opinions, which I suppose is all right too. But we ought to
2038remember now and then how much of what we have we got from them. I
2039figure while I’m still here I ought to put a word in for them.”
2040
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2041=head2 v5.22.0-RC2 - T.S. Eliot, unpublished work
2042
2043L<Announced on 2015-05-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228142.html>
2044
2045 And when thyself with silver foot shall pass
2046 Among the theories scattered on the grass
2047 Take up my good intentions with the rest
2048
2049=head2 v5.22.0-RC1 - Gene Wolfe, Citadel of the Autarch
2050
2051L<Announced on 2015-05-19 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228059.html>
2052
2053There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by
2054its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.
2055
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2056=head2 v5.21.11 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, "Dolores (Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs)"
2057
2058L<Announced on 2015-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/04/msg227472.html>
2059
2060 They shall pass and their places be taken,
2061 The gods and the priests that are pure.
2062 They shall pass, and shalt thou not be shaken?
2063 They shall perish, and shalt thou endure?
2064 Death laughs, breathing close and relentless
2065 In the nostrils and eyelids of lust,
2066 With a pinch in his fingers of scentless
2067 And delicate dust.
2068
2069 But the worm shall revive thee with kisses;
2070 Thou shalt change and transmute as a god,
2071 As the rod to a serpent that hisses,
2072 As the serpent again to a rod.
2073 Thy life shall not cease though thou doff it;
2074 Thou shalt live until evil be slain,
2075 And good shall die first, said thy prophet,
2076 Our Lady of Pain.
2077
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2078=head2 v5.21.10 - Aldous Huxley, "The Devils of Loudun"
2079
2080L<Announced on 2015-03-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/03/msg226847.html>
2081
2082The fire burned on, the good fathers continued to sprinkle and intone.
2083Suddenly a flock of pigeons came swooping down from the church and
2084started to wheel around the roaring column of flame and smoke. The
2085crowd shouted, the archers waved their halberds at the birds, Lactance
2086and Tranquille splashed them on the wing with holy water. In vain. The
2087pigeons were not to be driven away. Round and round they flew, diving
2088through the smoke, singeing their feathers in the flames. Both parties
2089claimed a miracle. For the parson's enemies the birds, quite obviously,
2090were a troop of devils, come to fetch away his soul. For his friends,
2091they were emblems of the Holy Ghost and living proof of his innocence.
2092It never seems to have occurred to anyone that they were just pigeons,
2093obeying the laws of their own, their blessedly other-than-human nature.
2094
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2095=head2 v5.21.9 - Emily Dickinson, "There is Another Sky"
2096
c8d2be4d 2097L<Announced on 2015-02-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg226002.html>
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2099 There is another sky,
2100 Ever serene and fair,
2101 And there is another sunshine,
2102 Though it be darkness there;
2103 Never mind faded forests, Austin,
2104 Never mind silent fields -
2105 Here is a little forest,
2106 Whose leaf is ever green;
2107 Here is a brighter garden,
2108 Where not a frost has been;
2109 In its unfading flowers
2110 I hear the bright bee hum:
2111 Prithee, my brother,
2112 Into my garden come!
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2114=head2 v5.21.8 - Bill Watterson, "Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection"
2115
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2117
2118Calvin: OK Hobbes, press the button and duplicate me.
2119Hobbes: Are you sure this is such a good idea?
2120Calvin: 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?
2121Hobbes: I'd hate to be accused of inhibiting scientific progress... Here you go.
2122[Box]: *BOINK*
2123Hobbes: Scientific progress goes "BOINK"?
2124Calvin?: It worked! It worked! I'm a genius!
2125Cavlin??: No you're not, you liar! *I* invented this!
2126
2ee7da68 2127=head2 v5.21.7 - Robert Heinlein, "The Number of the Beast"
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2128
2129L<Announced on 2014-12-20 by Max Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/12/msg223774.html>
2130
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2131"Zebadiah, Hilda and I salvaged and put everything into the basket.
2132Hilda started to put it into our wardrobe-and it was heavy. So
2133we looked. Packed as tight as when we left Oz. Six bananas-and
2134everything else. Cross my heart. No, go look."
2135"Hmmm- Jake, can you write equations for a picnic basket that
2136refills itself? Will it go on doing so?"
2137"Zeb, equations can be written to describe anything. The description
2138would be simpler for a basket that replenishes itself indefinitely
2139than for one that does it once and stops-I would have to describe
2140the discontinuity."
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2ee7da68 2142=head2 v5.21.6 - Jeff Noon, "Vurt"
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2143
2144L<Announced on 2014-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/11/msg222448.html>
2145
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2146GAME CAT
2147
2148EXCHANGE MECHANISMS. Sometimes we lose precious
2149things. Friends and colleagues, fellow travellers in the
2150Vurt, sometimes we lose them; even lovers we sometimes
2151lose. And get bad things in exchange: aliens, objects,
2152snakes, and sometimes even death. Things we don't want.
2153This is part of the deal, part of the game deal;
2154all things, in all worlds, must be kept in balance.
2155Kittlings often ask, who decides on the swappings? Now then,
2156some say it's all accidental; that some poor Vurt thing
2157finds himself too close to a door, at too critical a time,
2158just when something real is being lost. Whoosh! Swap time!
2159Others say that some kind of overseer is working the
2160MECHANISMS OF EXCHANGE, deciding the fate of innocents.
2161The Cat can only tease at this, because of the big secrets
2162involved, and because of the levels between you, the reader,
2163and me, the Game Cat. Hey, listen; I've struggled to get
2164where I am today; why should I give you the easy route?
2165Get working, kittlings! Reach up higher. Work the Vurt.
11741df4 2166
2ee7da68 2167=head2 v5.21.5 - Friso Wiegersma (text), Jean Ferrat (music), Wim Sonneveld (performer), "Het Dorp"
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2168
2169L<Announced on 2014-10-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/10/msg221399.html>
2170
2171 Het Dorp
2172
2173 Thuis heb ik nog een ansichtkaart
2174 waarop een kerk, een kar met paard,
2175 een slagerij J. van der Ven.
2176 Een kroeg, een juffrouw op de fiets
2177 het zegt u hoogstwaarschijnlijk niets,
2178 maar 't is waar ik geboren ben.
2179 Dit dorp, ik weet nog hoe het was,
2180 de boerenkind'ren in de klas,
2181 een kar die ratelt op de keien,
2182 het raadhuis met een pomp ervoor,
2183 een zandweg tussen koren door,
11741df4 2184 het vee, de boerderijen.
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2185
2186 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
2187 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
2188 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 2189 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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2190
2191 Wat leefden ze eenvoudig toen
2192 in simp'le huizen tussen groen
2193 met boerenbloemen en een heg.
2194 Maar blijkbaar leefden ze verkeerd,
2195 het dorp is gemoderniseerd
2196 en nu zijn ze op de goeie weg.
2197 Want ziet, hoe rijk het leven is,
2198 ze zien de televisiequiz
2199 en wonen in betonnen dozen,
2200 met flink veel glas, dan kun je zien
2201 hoe of het bankstel staat bij Mien
2202 en d'r dressoir met plastic rozen.
2203
2204 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
2205 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
2206 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 2207 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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2208
2209 De dorpsjeugd klit wat bij elkaar
2210 in minirok en beatle-haar
2211 en joelt wat mee met beat-muziek.
2212 Ik weet wel, het is hun goeie recht,
2213 de nieuwe tijd, net wat u zegt,
2214 maar het maakt me wat melancholiek.
2215 Ik heb hun vaders nog gekend
2216 ze kochten zoethout voor een cent
2217 ik zag hun moeders touwtjespringen.
2218 Dat dorp van toen, het is voorbij,
2219 dit is al wat er bleef voor mij:
2220 een ansicht en herinneringen.
2221
2222 Toen ik langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
2223 de hoge bomen nog zag staan.
2224 Ik was een kind, hoe kon ik weten
2225 dat dat voorgoed voorbij zou gaan.
2226
2ee7da68 2227=head2 v5.21.4 - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
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2228
2229L<Announced on 2014-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg220267.html>
2230
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2231To-day, being in latitude 83° 20', longitude 43° 5' W. (the sea being
2232of an extraordinarily dark colour), we again saw land from the
2233masthead, and, upon a closer scrutiny, found it to be one of a group
2234of very large islands. The shore was precipitous, and the interior
2235seemed to be well wooded, a circumstance which occasioned us great
2236joy. In about four hours from our first discovering the land we came
2237to anchor in ten fathoms, sandy bottom, a league from the coast, as a
2238high surf, with strong ripples here and there, rendered a nearer
2239approach of doubtful expediency. The two largest boats were now
2240ordered out, and a party, well armed (among whome were Peters and
2241myself), proceeded to look for an opening in the reef which appeared
2242to encircle the island. After searching about for some time, we
2243discovered an inlet, which we were entering, when we saw four large
2244canoes put off from the shore, filled with men who seemed to be well
2245armed. We waited for them to come up, and, as they moved with great
2246rapidity, they were soon within hail. Captain Guy now held up a white
2247handkerchief on the blade of an oar, when the strangers made a full
2248stop, and commenced a loud jabbering all at once, intermingled with
2249occasional shouts, in which we could distinguish the words Anamoo-moo!
2250and Lama-Lama! They continued this for at least half an hour, during
2251which we had a good opportunity of observing their appearance.
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2253=head2 v5.21.3 - Robert Service, "The Men that Don't Fit In"
2254
2255L<Announced on 2014-08-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218826.html>
2256
2257 If they just went straight they might go far,
2258 They are strong and brave and true;
2259 But they're always tired of the things that are,
2260 And they want the strange and new.
2261 They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
2262 What a deep mark I would make!"
2263 So they chop and change, and each fresh move
2264 Is only a fresh mistake.
2265
2266=head2 v5.21.2 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Final minutes of communication of the first manned moon landing, July 20, 1969
2267
2268L<Announced on 2014-07-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/07/msg217937.html>
2269
2270 Armstrong: Okay. Here's a...Looks like a good area here.
2271 Aldrin: I got the shadow out there.
2272 Aldrin: 250, down at 2 1/2, 19 forward.
2273 Aldrin: Altitude, velocity lights.
2274 Aldrin: 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward.
2275 Aldrin: 11 forward. Coming down nicely.
2276 Armstrong: Gonna be right over that crater.
2277 Aldrin: 200 feet, 4 1/2 down.
2278 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down.
2279 Armstrong: I got a good spot [garbled].
2280 Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.
2281 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. You're looking good.
2282 Aldrin: 120 feet.
2283 Aldrin: 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Quantity light.
2284 Aldrin: Okay. 75 feet. And it's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.
2285 Duke: 60 seconds.
2286 Aldrin: Light's on.
2287 Aldrin: 60 feet, down 2 1/2. 2 forward. 2 forward. That's good.
2288 Aldrin: 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.
2289 Aldrin: 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. [Garbled] shadow.
2290 Aldrin: 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. 20 feet,
2291 down a half.
2292 Duke: 30 seconds.
2293 Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good.
2294 Aldrin: Contact Light.
2295 Armstrong: Shutdown.
2296 Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop.
2297 Aldrin: ACA out of Detent.
2298 Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto.
2299 Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off.
2300 Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in.
2301 Duke: We copy you down, Eagle.
2302 Armstrong: Engine arm is off.
2303 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
2304 Duke: Roger, Twan...[correcting himself] Tranquility. We copy you on
2305 the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue.
2306 We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
2307 Aldrin: Thank you.
2308
2309=head2 v5.21.1 - Robert Jordan, "The Crossroads of Twilights", Book 10 of "The Wheel of Time"
2310
2311L<Announced on 2014-06-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/06/msg217030.html>
2312
2313 We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
2314 We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
2315 We danced among the lightning bolts,
2316 and tore the world asunder.
2317
2318 -- Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
2319 written near the end of the previous Age,
2320 known by some as the Third Age.
2321 Sometimes attributed to the Dragon
2322 Reborn.
2323
2324=head2 v5.21.0 - Friedrich von Schiller, "The Song of the Bell"
2325
2326L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215826.html>
2327
2328 Walled in fast within the earth
2329 Stands the form burnt out of clay.
2330 This must be the bell’s great birth!
2331 Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
2332 Sweat must trickle now
2333 From the burning brow,
2334 Till the work its master honour.
2335 Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.
2336
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2337=head2 v5.20.3 - Elias Lönnrot, trans. Keith Bosley, "The Kalevala", Canto 42: Stealing the Sampo
2338
2339L<Announced on 2015-09-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg230945.html>
2340
2341 Steady old Väinämöinen
2342 uttered a word and spoke thus:
2343 'No lilting on the waters
2344 and no singing on the waves!
2345 Song keeps you lazy
2346 tales delay rowing.
2347 Precious day would pass and night
2348 would overtake us midway
2349 on these wide waters
2350 upon these vast waves.'
2351
2352 The wanton Lemminkäinen
2353 uttered a word and spoke thus:
2354 'The time will pass anyway
2355 the fair day will flee
2356 and the night will come panting
2357 and the twilight will steal in
2358 if you don't sing while you live
2359 nor hum in this world.'
2360
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2361=head2 v5.20.3-RC2 - Anon., trans. Malcolm C. Lyons, "The Story of Abu Muhammad the Idle and the Marvels He Encountered with the Ape As Well As the Marvels of the Seas and Islands", from "Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange"
2362
2363L<Announced on 2015-08-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230544.html>
2364
2365'I fled from Basra, sad and tearful, with no idea where I was going,
2366and I was reciting these lines:
2367
2368 The pain of parting makes me melt away,
2369 As lovers do when those they love are harsh.
2370 I wonder at the patience that I showed
2371 When I had lost my love, for that was wonderful.
2372 Beloved, do you know that since you left,
2373 I have remained confused in misery.
2374
2375I then heard a voice that said: "Damn you, have you no fear of
2376Almighty God that you hand over a girl to an unbelieving 'ifrit?" I
2377walked for a time amongst the palm-trees until I caught sight of a
2378person, whom I approached. When I asked him who he was he said: "I
2379am one of the jinn who were converted to Islam at the hands of 'Ali
2380ibn Abi Talib, may God ennoble him." "How can I get to my wife?" I
2381asked him, and he said: "Wretched fellow, you had a bird which you
2382allowed to fly away and now you want to fly after it." But he
2383added: "Follow this road with God's blessing all night until dawn
2384and then by the shore you will see a huge cave in which there is an
2385idol made of white stone. You must drink of the water that there is
2386coming out of the cave and smear your face with its mud. Stay there
2387and a barge will pass you as you stand opposite the statue. Various
2388different creatures will emerge, heads without bodies and bodies
2389without heads, and they will prostrate themselves in adoration to
2390the idol rather than to Almighty God. When you see that, embark on
2391the barge and cross to the other bank and walk along it until
2392sunset. On a high point you will see a castle built of bricks of
2393gold and silver. That is where your 'ifrit will be. I have now
2394told you about this, so goodbye."
2395
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2396=head2 v5.20.3-RC1 - Anon., trans. Malcolm C. Lyons, "The Story of Abu Muhammad the Idle and the Marvels He Encountered with the Ape As Well As the Marvels of the Seas and Islands", from "Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange"
2397
2398L<Announced on 2015-08-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230359.html>
2399
2400'On the night of the wedding the ape came to sit in front of me and
2401asked me what I intended to do. "Whatever you tell me," I replied,
2402and he said: "Take care not to covet the girl, or I shall come back
2403and burn you up and leave you as a lesson for those who can learn."
2404I agreed to this and when evening came I found the world full of
2405candles and torches burning in holders of gold and silver. There
2406were servants and serving girls, and everyone who saw me
2407congratulated me on my good fortune, as there was no girl on the
2408face of the earth more beautiful than my bride.
2409[...]
2410'Next morning I went out to the market, and people went in and asked
2411her how the night had been. "He never looked up at me," she told
2412them. Then, when it was afternoon, I went to my house, where the
2413ape was sitting by the door. "Tell me what you did," it said, and I
2414told it: "By God, I did not learn and do not know whether this was a
2415man or a girl." "That's what I want," it said.
2416[...]
2417'On the second night my bride was brought to me, after which the
2418servants left her and went away. She fell asleep, and, while she
2419was sleeping, I killed the cock, wrapped it in the cloth and put the
2420four poles from the couch over it. Suddenly there was a huge crash
2421like a peal of thunder and a fiery 'ifrit swooped on the girl. I
2422fainted at the sight and when I recovered I heard a voice saying:
2423"By the Lord of the Ka'ba, the girl has been carried off!" and there
2424was a sound like the rustling of wind and bitter weeping. At this I
2425shed tears, struck my head and was filled with regret when it was no
2426longer of any use, for to me the whole world was worth no more than
2427a bean.
2428
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2429=head2 v5.20.2 - Jonathan "Jonti" Picking, L<"Magical Trevor"|http://www.weebls-stuff.com/other-toons/video/magical-trevor.html>
2430
2431L<Announced on 2015-02-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225777.html>
2432
2433 Everyone loves Magical Trevor,
2434 'Cos the tricks that he does are ever so clever;
2435 Look at him now, disappearin' the cow,
2436 Where is the cow hidden right now?
2437
2438 Taking a bow, it's Magical Trevor,
2439 Everybody's seen that the trick is clever;
2440 Look at him there with his leathery, leathery whip!
2441 It's made of magic, and with a little flip--
2442
2443 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back,
2444 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back;
2445 Back, back, back from his magical journey,
2446 Yeah!
2447
2448 What did he see in the parallel dimension?
2449 He saw beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans;
2450 Oh, beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans,
2451 Yeah, yeah!
2452
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2453=head2 v5.20.2-RC1 - Jonathan "Jonti" Picking, L<"Scampi"|http://www.weebls-stuff.com/other-toons/video/scampi.html>
2454
2455L<Announced on 2015-02-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225273.html>
2456
2457 I've seen things,
2458 I've seen them with my eyes;
2459 I've seen things,
2460 They're often in disguise.
2461
2462 Like carrots, handbags, cheese, toilets,
2463 Russians, planets, hamsters, weddings,
2464 Poets, Stalin, Kuala Lumpur!
2465 Pygmies, budgies, Kuala Lumpur!
2466
2467 I've seen things,
2468 I've seen them with my eyes;
2469 I've seen things,
2470 They're often in disguise.
2471
2472 Like carrots, handbags, cheese...
2473
2ee7da68 2474=head2 v5.20.1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. Diana Reed, "Così fan tutte"
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2475
2476L<Announced on 2014-09-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219789.html>
2477
2478 DORABELLA (as if waking from a daze): Where are they?
2479 DON ALFONSO: They've gone.
2480 FIORDILIGI: Oh, the cruel bitterness of parting!
2481
2482 DON ALFONSO:
2483 Take heart, my dearest children.
2484 Look, in the distance, your lovers are waving to you.
2485
2486 FIORDILIGI: Bon voyage, my darling!
2487 DORABELLA: Bon voyage!
2488
2489 FIORDILIGI:
2490 O heavens! How swiftly the ship is sailing away!
2491 It is disappearing already!
2492 It is no longer in sight!
2493 Oh, may heaven grant it a prosperous voyage!
2494
2495 DORABELLA: May good luck attend it to the battlefield!
2496 DON ALFONSO: And may your sweethearts and my friends be safe!
2497
2498 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA, DON ALFONSO:
2499 May the wind be gentle,
2500 may the sea be calm,
2501 and may the elements
2502 respond kindly
2503 to our wishes.
2504
2ee7da68 2505=head2 v5.20.1-RC2 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. William Weaver, "Così fan tutte"
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2506
2507L<Announced on 2014-09-07 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219446.html>
2508
2509 GUGLIELMO:
2510 Oh God, I feel that this foot of mine
2511 is reluctant to come before her.
2512
2513 FERRANDO:
2514 My trembling lip
2515 can utter no word.
2516
2517 DON ALFONSO:
2518 The hero displays his manliness
2519 in the most terrible moments.
2520
2521 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA:
2522 Now that we have heard the news,
2523 you have the lesser duty:
2524 Take heart, and plunge your swords
2525 into both our hearts.
2526
2527 FERRANDO, GUGLIELMO:
2528 My idol, blame fate
2529 that I must abandon you.
2530
2531 DORABELLA: Ah no, you shall not leave...
2532 FIORDILIGI: No, cruel one, you shall not go...
2533 DORABELLA: First I want to tear out my heart.
2534 FIORDILIGI: First I want to die at your feet.
2535 FERRANDO (softly to Don Alfonso): What do you say to that?
2536 GUGLIELMO (softly to Don Alfonso): You realise?
2537 DON ALFONSO (softly): Steady, friend, finem lauda.
2538
2539 ALL:
2540 Thus destiny defrauds
2541 the hopes of mortals.
2542 Ah, among so many misfortunes,
2543 who can ever love life?
2544
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2547L<Announced on 2014-08-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218975.html>
2548
2549 DON ALFONSO:
2550 I'd like to speak, but I haven't the heart:
2551 my lip stammers.
2552 My voice cannot emerge,
2553 but remains in my throat.
2554 What will you do? What shall I do?
2555 Oh what a great catastrophe!
2556 There can be nothing worse.
2557 I feel pity for you and for them.
2558
2559 FIORDILIGI: Heavens! For mercy's sake, Signor Alfonso, don't make us
2560 die.
2561 DON ALFONSO: My children, you must arm yourselves with constancy.
2562 DORABELLA: Ye Gods! What evil has occurred? What horrible event? Is my
2563 love dead, perhaps?
2564 FIORDILIGI: Is mine dead?
2565 DON ALFONSO: They are not dead, but they are not far from it.
2566 DORABELLA: Wounded?
2567 DON ALFONSO: No.
2568 FIORDILIGI: Ill?
2569 DON ALFONSO: Nor that.
2570 FIORDILIGI: What, then?
2571 DON ALFONSO: A royal command summons them to the field of battle.
2572 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA: Alas, what do I hear? And they will leave?
2573 DON ALFONSO: Immediately.
2574 DORABELLA: And there is no way of preventing it?
2575 DON ALFONSO: There is none.
2576 FIORDILIGI: And not even a single farewell...
2577 DON ALFONSO: The unhappy men haven't the courage to see you; but if
2578 you wish it, they are ready...
2579 DORABELLA: Where are they?
2580 DON ALFONSO: Come in, friends.
2581
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2582=head2 v5.20.0 - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
2583
2584L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215815.html>
2585
2586 But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
2587 Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
2588 Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
2589 When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
2590 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
2591 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
2592
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2593=head2 v5.20.0-RC1 - Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
2594
2595L<Announced on 2014-05-17 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215479.html>
2596
2597 When times go bad
2598 when times go rough
2599 Won't you lay me down in tall grass
2600 And let me do my stuff
2601
2ee7da68 2602=head2 v5.19.11 - Isidore-Lucien Ducasse [as "Comte de Lautréamont"], trans. Paul Knight, "Les Chants de Maldoror"
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2604L<Announced on 2014-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/04/msg214580.html>
2605
2606O rigorous mathematics, I have not forgotten you since your wise lessons,
2607sweeter than honey, filtered into my heart like a refreshing wave.
2608Instinctively, from the cradle, I had longed to drink from your source, older
2609than the sun, and I continue to tread the sacred sanctuary of your solemn
2610temple, I, the most faithful of your devotees. There was a vagueness in my
2611mind, something thick as smoke; but I managed to mount the steps which lead to
2612your altar, and you drove away this dark veil, as the wind blows the
2613draught-board. You replaced it with excessive coldness, consummate prudence and
2614implacable logic. With the aid of your fortifying milk, my intellect developed
2615rapidly and took on immense proportions amid the ravishing lucidity which you
2616bestow as a gift on all those who sincerely love you. Arithmetic! Algebra!
2617Geometry! Awe-inspiring trinity! Luminous triangle! He who has not known you
2618is a fool!
2619
2ee7da68 2620=head2 v5.19.10 - John Chadwick, "The Decipherment of Linear B"
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2622L<Announced on 2014-03-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/03/msg213851.html>
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2623
2624The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even
2625the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge
2626withheld from others. Some are fortunate enough to find a job which
2627consists in the solution of mysteries, whether it be the physicist who
2628tracks down a hitherto unknown nuclear particle or the policeman who
2629detects a criminal. But most of us are driven to sublimate this urge
2630by the solving of artificial puzzles devised for our entertainment.
2631
2ee7da68 2632=head2 v5.19.9 - R. A. MacAvoy, "Tea with the Black Dragon"
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2633
2634L<Announced on 2014-02-20 by Tony Cook|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/02/msg213047.html>
2635
2636Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
2637rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
2638stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
2639know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
2640that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
2641chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
2642clouds thickened above them.
2643
2644"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
2645you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
2646body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
2647closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
2648hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
2649he looked Long in the face.
2650
2651"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
2652master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
2653grew fierce.
2654
2655"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
2656fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
2657truth!"
2658
2ee7da68 2659=head2 v5.19.8 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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2660
2661L<Announced on 2014-01-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211729.html>
2662
2663“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
2664hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
2665
2666“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
2667
2668“Is there? What is the point?”
2669
2670“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
2671
2672“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
2673
2674“The trick is not to think about that.”
2675
2676“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
2677
2678Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
2679
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2680=head2 v5.19.7 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"
2681
2682L<Announced on 2013-12-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/12/msg210882.html>
2683
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2684And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
2685down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
2686the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
2687were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
2688they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
2689Europe was over.
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2691Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
2692leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
2693kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
2694horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
2cff31c9 2695
e91f1fc1 2696Birds were talking.
2cff31c9 2697
e91f1fc1 2698One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
2cff31c9 2699
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2700=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
2701
2702L<Announced on 2013-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/11/msg210043.html>
2703
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2704 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
2705
2706 Mr. Bun: Morning.
2707 Waitress: Morning.
2708 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
2709 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
2710 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
2711 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
2712 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
2713 egg on top and spam
2714 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
2715 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
2716 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
2717 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
2718 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
2719 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
2720 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
2721 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
2722 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
2723 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
2724
2725 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
2726
2727 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
2728 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
2729 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
2730 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
5a3c3c58 2731
40e1c3e8 2732=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, trans. James McGowan, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
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2733
2734L<Announced on 2013-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/10/msg208752.html>
2735
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2736 I
2737
2738 A cat is strolling through my mind
2739 Acting as though he owned the place,
2740 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
2741 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
2742
2743 So tender and discreet his tone;
2744 But whether he should growl or purr
2745 His voice is always rich and deep.
2746 That is the secret of his charm.
2747
2748 This purling voice that filters down
2749 Into my darkest depths of soul
2750 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
2751 Delights me as a potion would.
2752
2753 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
2754 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
2755 Without the need for any words
2756 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
2757
2758 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
2759 Across my heart, fine instrument,
2760 And makes to sing so royally
2761 The strongest and the purest chord,
2762
2763 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
2764 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
2765 In whom all is, angelically,
2766 As subtle as harmonious.
2767
2768 II
2769
2770 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
2771 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
2772 I might have been embalmed in it
2773 By giving him one little pet.
2774
2775 He is my household's guardian soul;
2776 He judges, he presides, inspires
2777 All matters in hos royal realm;
2778 Might he be fairy? or a god?
2779
2780 When my eyes, to this cat I love
2781 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
2782 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
2783 And when I look within myself,
2784
2785 I notice with astonishment
2786 The fire of his opal eyes,
2787 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
2788 Taking my measure, steadily.
2789
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2790=head2 v5.19.4 - Washington Irving, "The Widow and Her Son"
2791
2792L<Announced on 2013-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/09/msg207969.html>
2793
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2794There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
2795that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
2796Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
2797despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
2798loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
2799looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
2800his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
2801of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
2802heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
2803danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
2804She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
2805surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
2806and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
2807be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
2808name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
2809and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
2810him.
2811
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2812=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
2813
2814L<Announced on 2013-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg206318.html>
2815
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2816E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
2817written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
2818betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
2819have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
2820personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
2821Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
2822For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
2823political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
2824working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
2825between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
2826however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
2827logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
2828an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
2829to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
2830outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
2831there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
2832There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
2833
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2834=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
2835
2836L<Announced on 2013-07-22 by Aristotle Pagaltzis|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/07/msg204905.html>
2837
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2838The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
2839correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
2840showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
2841however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
2842magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
2843the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
2844
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2845=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
2846
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2848
2849 Over hill, over dale,
2850 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
2851 Over park, over pale,
2852 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
2853 I do wander everywhere,
2854 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
2855 And I serve the fairy queen,
2856 To dew her orbs upon the green.
2857 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
2858 In their gold coats, spots you see;
2859 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
2860 In their freckles live our savours.
2861 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
2862 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
2863 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
2864 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
2865
5f42d1f2 2866=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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2867
2868L<Announced on 2013-05-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201980.html>
2869
2870 From the beginning, I knew…
2871 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
2872 …that I can't fix…
2873 …with my hands…
2874
40e1c3e8 2875=head2 v5.18.4 - Robert W. Chambers, Cassilda's Song in "The King in Yellow," Act I, Scene 2
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2876
2877L<Announced on 2014-10-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/10/msg220770.html>
2878
2879 Along the shore the cloud waves break,
2880 The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
2881 The shadows lengthen
2882 In Carcosa.
2883
2884 Strange is the night where black stars rise,
2885 And strange moons circle through the skies
2886 But stranger still is
2887 Lost Carcosa.
2888
2889 Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
2890 Where flap the tatters of the King,
2891 Must die unheard in
2892 Dim Carcosa.
2893
2894 Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
2895 Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
2896 Shall dry and die in
2897 Lost Carcosa.
2898
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2899=head2 v5.18.3 - (no epigraph)
2900
2901(no epigraph)
2902
40e1c3e8 2903=head2 v5.18.3-RC2 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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2906
2907"Ah! I see it now!" I shrieked. "You have seized the throne and the
2908empire. Woe! woe to you who are crowned with the crown of the King in
2909Yellow!"
2910
40e1c3e8 2911=head2 v5.18.3-RC1 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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2914
2915 CAMILLA: You, sir, should unmask.
2916
2917 STRANGER: Indeed?
2918
2919 CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
2920
2921 STRANGER: I wear no mask.
2922
2923 CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
2924
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2925=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
2926
2927L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
2928
2929One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
2930only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
2931that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
2932about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
2933places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
2934Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
2935mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
2936every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
2937
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2938=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
2939
2940L<Announced on 2013-08-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205897.html>
2941
2942The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
2943systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
2944thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
2945operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
2946ever seen.
2947
2948An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
2949something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
2950kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
2951anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
2952disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
2953gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
2954that renders the operating system unnecessary.
2955
2956=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
2957
2958L<Announced on 2013-08-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205445.html>
2959
2960Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
2961someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
2962again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
2963and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
2964language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
2965
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2966=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
2967
2968L<Announced on 2013-05-18 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201940.html>
2969
2970It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
2971who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
2972walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
2973and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
2974search, in questions, in torment.
2975
2ee7da68 2976=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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2979
2980Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
2981
2982=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
2983
dd047fac 2984L<Announced on 2013-05-14 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201823.html>
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2985
2986 I'd love to go drowning
2987 And to stay and to stay
2988 But the ocean doesn't want me today
2989 I'll go in up to here
2990 It can't possibly hurt
2991 All they will find is my beer
2992 And my shirt
2993
2994=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
2995
2996L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
2997
2998 And the great day of wrath has come
2999 And here's mud in your big red eye
3000 The poker's in the fire
3001 And the locusts take the sky
3002 And the earth died screaming
3003 While I lay dreaming of you
3004
3005=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
3006
3007L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
3008
3009 What's he building in there?
3010
3011 We have a right to know…
3012
2ee7da68 3013=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel in "This is Spın̈al Tap"
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3014
3015L<Announced on 2013-04-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/04/msg201056.html>
3016
3017It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
3018eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
3019
2ee7da68 3020=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, "A Fire Upon The Deep"
7707f065 3021
f3d08688 3022L<Announced on 2013-03-23 by Max Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/03/msg200504.html>
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3023
3024The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
3025followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
3026safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
3027place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
3028would be famous for this.
3029
3030Six months passed. A year.
3031
72f869fd 3032The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
7707f065 3033Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
72f869fd 3034powerful, it does not need to self-know.
7707f065 3035
2ee7da68 3036=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy"
fed67cf1 3037
f3d08688 3038L<Announced on 2013-02-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/02/msg199115.html>
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CBW
3039
3040Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
3041The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
3042recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
3043his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
3044Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
3045of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
3046Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
3047of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
3048'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
3049embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
3050'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
3051in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
3052leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
3053
3054The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
3055Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
3056in the destruction of the planet Earth.
3057
2ee7da68 3058=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, "An Instance of the Fingerpost"
2eea07f2 3059
f3d08688 3060L<Announced on 2013-01-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/01/msg197571.html>
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3061
3062I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
3063the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
3064dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
3065between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
3066improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
3067fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
3068I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
3069them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
3070do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
b86ac955 3071from an authority while others cut — when he taught, the knife was
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3072in his hand and the blood spattered his coat. Boyle also did not scruple to
3073perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
3074himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
3075a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
3076the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
3077world is richer for it.
3078
2ee7da68 3079=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, "The Darkness That Comes Before"
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3082
3083No thought.
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3084
3085The boy extinguished. Only a place.
3086
3087This place.
3088
3089Motionless, 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.
3090
3091A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
3092
3093For 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.
3094
3095The 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 . . .
3096
3097And 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.
3098
3099The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
3100
3101I have been legion . . .
3102
3103In 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.
3104
3105Now I understand.
c2a10b9c 3106
2ee7da68 3107=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, "The Sirens of Titan"
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3110
3111Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
3112of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
3113scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
3114glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
3115beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
3116much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
3117caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
3118vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
3119had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
3120
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3121=head2 v5.17.5 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
3122
f3d08688 3123L<Announced on 2012-10-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194349.html>
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3124
3125Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
3126behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
3127recording everything.
3128
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3129=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
3130
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3133 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
3134 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
3135 She aims it at the creature's head,
3136 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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3138 A few weeks later, in the wood,
3139 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
3140 But what a change! No cloak of red,
3141 No silly hood upon her head.
3142 She said, "Hello, and do please note
3143 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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3145=head2 v5.17.3 - Kris Ta-belle, "Smoked Perl Onion Soup"
3146
3147L<Announced on 2012-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190775.html>
3148
3149Preparation:
3150
3151Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
3152or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
3153Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
3154look golden brown.
3155Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
3156ready to create the soup.
3157
3158Ingredients:
3159
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3160 16 diced, pre-smoked, Perl Onions
3161 3 tbsp butter
3162 1/4 cup olive oil
3163 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
3164 1 tsp salt
3165 1 tsp sugar
3166 black pepper to taste
3167 1 cup red wine
3168 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3169 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
3170 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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3171
3172Method:
3173
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3174 Melt the butter in a pan and then add olive oil.
3175 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
3176 to half an hour.
3177 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
3178 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
3179 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
3180 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
3181 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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3182
3183Enjoy.
3184
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3185=head2 v5.17.2 - Terry Pratchet, "The Colour of Magic"
3186
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3188
3189‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
3190
3191Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
3192their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
3193
3194The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
3195butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
3196and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
3197
3198Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
3199
3200‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
3201
3202‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
3203
3204‘What?’
3205
3206‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
3207
3208‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
3209his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
3210dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
3211quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
3212
3213‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
3214an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
3215
3216‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
3217
3218The iotum rose, spinning.
3219
3220‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
3221
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3222=head2 v5.17.1 - Rand Miller, "Myst: The Book of Ti'ana"
3223
3224L<Announced on 2012-06-20 by doy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/06/msg188354.html>
3225
3226On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
3227taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
3228"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
3229and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
3230merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
3231subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
3232Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
3233it.
3234
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3235=head2 v5.17.0 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
3236
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3238
3239`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
3240`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
3241hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
3242The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
3243been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
3244be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
3245to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
3246fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
3247
3248There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
3249climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
3250broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
3251implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
3252on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
3253Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
3254astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
3255for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
3256out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
3257the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
3258
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3259=head2 v5.16.3 - Devo, "Freedom of Choice"
3260
3261L<Announced on 2013-03-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/03/msg200009.html>
3262
3263 A victim of collision on the open sea
3264 Nobody ever said that life was free
3265 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
3266 But use your freedom of choice
3267
3268=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, "The Cyberiad", Trurl's Machine
3269
3270L<Announced on 2012-11-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/11/msg194915.html>
3271
3272Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
3273machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
3274trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
3275little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
3276to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
3277he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
3278the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
3279
3280The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
3281current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
3282transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
3283chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
3284adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
3285as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
3286solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
3287valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
3288the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
3289machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
3290
2ee7da68 3291=head2 v5.16.1 - Emerald Rose, "Never Split The Party"
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3294
3295 Don't you know? You never split the party
3296 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
3297 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
3298 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
3299
c33412d7 3300=head2 v5.16.1-RC1 - Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the "Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook"
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3303
3304I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
3305Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
3306Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
3307The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
3308
3309
3310
3311I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
3312sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
3313collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
3314
3315My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
3316inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
3317swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
3318side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
3319The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
3320dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
3321
2ee7da68 3322=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"
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3326 All I have is a voice
3327 To undo the folded lie,
3328 The romantic lie in the brain
3329 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
3330 And the lie of Authority
3331 Whose buildings grope the sky:
3332 There is no such thing as the State
3333 And no one exists alone;
3334 Hunger allows no choice
3335 To the citizen or the police;
3336 We must love one another or die.
3337
2ee7da68 3338=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan, "Blowin' In The Wind"
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3342 How many roads must a man walk down
3343 Before you call him a man?
3344 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
3345 Before she sleeps in the sand?
3346 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
3347 Before they're forever banned?
3348 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3349 The answer is blowin' in the wind
3350
3351 How many years can a mountain exist
3352 Before it's washed to the sea?
3353 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
3354 Before they're allowed to be free?
3355 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
3356 Pretending he just doesn't see?
3357 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3358 The answer is blowin' in the wind
3359
3360 How many times must a man look up
3361 Before he can see the sky?
3362 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
3363 Before he can hear people cry?
3364 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
3365 That too many people have died?
3366 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3367 The answer is blowin' in the wind
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2ee7da68 3369=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF, "The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way"
1f9d7ff5 3370
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3372
3373 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
3374 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
3375 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
3376 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
3377 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
3378
3379Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
3380age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
3381older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
3382debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
3383girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
3384A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
3385Top for more than one week.
3386
3387Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
3388lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
3389buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
3390into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
3391meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
3392soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
3393single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
3394
3395 "I'm never going to give you up"
3396
2ee7da68 3397=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, "The Voyage of QV66"
cf6bc744 3398
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3400
3401"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
3402
3403He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
3404notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
3405which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
3406OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
3407ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
3408
3409There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
3410busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
3411out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
3412mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
3413and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
3414with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
3415bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
3416chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
3417excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
3418down cheering and applauding.
3419
3420"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
3421
2ee7da68 3422=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, "A Wizard of Earthsea"
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3425
3426Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
3427into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
3428beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
3429winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
3430wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
3431over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
3432
3433But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
3434gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
3435villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
3436journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
3437domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
3438with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
3439by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
3440Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
3441
2ee7da68 3442=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, "The Diary of a Madman"
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3445
3446This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
3447been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
3448confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
3449how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
3450could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
3451putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
3452I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
3453before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
3454think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
3455all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
3456off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
3457was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
3458The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
3459endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
3460benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
3461boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
3462lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
3463Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
3464resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
3465Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
3466you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
3467
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3468=head2 v5.15.4 - Steve Jobs
3469
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3471
3472A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
3473don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
3474without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
3475the human experience, the better design we will have.
3476
2ee7da68 3477=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, From the preface to "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
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3481All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
3482the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
3483do so at their peril.
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3485It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
3486Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
3487work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
3488artist is in accord with himself.
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3490We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
3491he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
3492thing is that one admires it intensely.
607b15aa 3493
4ed12d4a 3494All art is quite useless.
607b15aa 3495
2ee7da68 3496=head2 v5.15.2 - Rainer Maria Rilke, trans., C. F. MacIntyre, "Duino", The First Elegy
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3500 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
3501 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
3502 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
3503 things the significance of a human future;
3504 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
3505 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
3506 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
3507 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
3508 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
3509 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
3510 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
3511 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
3512 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
3513 hurtles all ages along with it forever
3514 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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3516=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
3517
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3519
3520Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
3521fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
3522winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
3523down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
3524being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
3525extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
3526but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
3527
3528Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
3529that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
3530around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
3531fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
3532the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
3533closed system.
3534
3535Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
3536the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
3537/be/ them.'
3538
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3539=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
3540
3541L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
3542
4ed12d4a 3543If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
452ead5e 3544
c682aa67 3545=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
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3549He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
3550mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
3551encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
3552
3553'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
3554Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
3555finished its run. It was due about now.'
3556
3557Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
3558see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
3559
3560'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
3561is always a last time for everything.)
3562
3563Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
3564
3565=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
3566
3567L<Announced on 2012-10-12 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194057.html>
3568
3569 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
3570 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
3571 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
3572 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
3573 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
3574 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
3575 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
3576 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
3577 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
3578 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
3579 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
3580 eaten them, but not for love.
3581
3582=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 >>
3583
3584L<Announced on 2011-09-26 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177618.html>
3585
3586It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
3587do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
3588they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
3589catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
3590awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
3591inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
3592
3593So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
3594mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
3595the heart of the programmer.
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c684cf36 3597=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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3599L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
3600
3601At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
3602my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
3603the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
3604since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
3605already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
3606to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
3607the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
3608can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
3609unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
3610
c684cf36 3611=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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3613L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
3614
3615At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
3616myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
3617impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
3618"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
3619gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
3620or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
3621
3622I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
3623computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
3624ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
3625would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
3626my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
3627away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
3628won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
3629
3630So a freely distributable program is born.
3631
3632=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
3633
3634L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
3635
3636This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
3637continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
3638aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
3639and your bags will be offloaded.
3640
2ee7da68 3641=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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3642
3643L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
3644
3645Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
3646of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
3647by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
3648sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
3649swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
3650down their paved streets.
3651
3652Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
3653obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
3654company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
3655the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
3656govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
3657the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
3658
3659=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
3660
3661L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
3662
3663But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
3664my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
3665reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
3666wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
3667Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
3668the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
b86ac955 3669This seemed doubly astounding to me—first that Australia could
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3670just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
3671this had never reached me.
3672
2ee7da68 3673=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<"Leaves of Grass"|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
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3676
3677 When the full-grown poet came,
3678 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
3679 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
3680 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
3681 Nay he is mine alone;
3682 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
3683 by the hand;
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3684 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly
3685 holding hands,
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3686 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
3687 And wholly and joyously blends them.
3688
2ee7da68 3689=head2 v5.13.10 - Egill Skalla-Grímsson, L<"Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar"|http://www.heimskringla.no/wiki/Egils_saga_Skalla-Gr%C3%ADmssonar>
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fbc70a9e 3691L<Announced on 2011-02-20 by Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/02/msg169340.html>
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3693 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
3694 nema ráða vel kunni.
3695 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
3696 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
3697 Sák á telgðu talkni
3698 tíu launstafi ristna.
3699 Þat hefr lauka lindi
3700 langs ofrtrega fengit.
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3702=head2 v5.13.9 - John F Kennedy, L<Inaugural Address January 20, 1961|http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy%27s_Inaugural_Address>
3703
3704L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
3705
3706In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
3707granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
3708do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
3709that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
3710generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
3711endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
3712that fire can truly light the world.
3713
3714And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
3715ask what you can do for your country.
3716
3717My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
3718but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
3719
3720Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
3721ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
3722we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
3723the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
3724asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
3725work must truly be our own.
3726
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3727=head2 v5.13.8 - Roger Williams, L<"The Fifth Gift"|http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2005/8/19/21304/8493>
3728
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3729L<Announced on 2010-12-19 by Zefram|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/12/msg167271.html>
3730
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3731The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
3732to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
3733between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
3734cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
3735areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
3736be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
3737As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
3738the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
3739instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
3740interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
3741also be automated.
3742
3743Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
3744if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
3745were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
3746and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
3747indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
3748techniques like X-ray crystallography.
3749
2ee7da68 3750=head2 v5.13.7 - Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, "The Matrix"
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3752L<Announced on 2010-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/11/msg166162.html>
3753
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3754[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
3755
5814c912 3756 Neo: Whoa. Deja vu.
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3757
3758[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
3759
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3760 Trinity: What did you just say?
3761 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
3762 Trinity: What did you see?
3763 Cypher: What happened?
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3764 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
3765 like it.
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3766 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
3767 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
3768 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
3769 Neo: What is it?
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3770 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
3771 they change something.
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3773=head2 v5.13.6 - Haruki Murakami, "Kafka on the Shore"
3774
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3775L<Announced on 2010-10-20 by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/10/msg165183.html>
3776
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3777The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
3778he storm vanishes.
3779
3780"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
3781fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
3782to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
3783me?"
3784
3785I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
3786like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
3787
3788"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
3789as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
3790on my heart.
3791
3792(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
3793
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3794=head2 v5.13.5 - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, "The Room in the Dragon Volant"
3795
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3796L<Announced on 2010-09-19 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/09/msg164238.html>
3797
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3798Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
3799air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
3800the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
3801faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
3802of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
3803the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
3804deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
3805fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
3806stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
3807revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
3808
3809For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
3810courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
3811the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
3812jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
3813were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
3814there, a glimmer of moonshine.
3815
3816Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
3817rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
3818grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
3819park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
806849f8 3820described.
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3822=head2 v5.13.4 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
3823
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3825
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3826`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
3827`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
3828it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
3829she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
3830
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3831 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
3832 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
3833 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
3834 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
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3835
3836
3837`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
3838
3839`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
3840nonsense.'
3841
3842Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
3843anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
3844
3845`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
3846
3847`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
3848
3849`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
3850with his nose, you know?'
3851
3852`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
3853the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
3854
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3855=head2 v5.13.3 - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens"
3856
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3857L<Announced on 2010-07-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/07/msg162230.html>
3858
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3859Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
3860Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
3861notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
3862for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
3863sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
3864
3865Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
3866dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
3867Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
3868motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
3869Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
3870that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
3871had ever even been a car.
3872
3873There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
3874been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
3875this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
3876flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
3877re-entry.
3878
3879There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
3880metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
3881somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
3882make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
3883
3884It should have fallen apart miles back.
3885
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3886=head2 v5.13.2 - Iain M Banks, "Use of Weapons"
3887
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3888L<Announced on 2010-06-22 by Matt S Trout|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/06/msg161112.html>
3889
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3890We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
3891the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
3892in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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3893there exist ... special circumstances.
3894
3895=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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3897L<Announced on 2010-05-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/05/msg160275.html>
3898
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3899And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
3900bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
3901yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
3902with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
3903if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
3904bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
3905quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
3906
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3907=head2 v5.13.0 - Jules Verne, "A Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
3908
3909L<Announced on 2010-04-20 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/04/msg159275.html>
3910
3911The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
3912involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
3913when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
3914streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
3915road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
3916seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
3917smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
3918
3919"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
3920volcano were once more to set to work."
3921
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3922=head2 v5.12.5 - William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure"
3923
3924L<Announced on 2012-11-10 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/11/msg195171.html>
3925
3926 Music oft hath such a charm
3927 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
3928
3929=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
3930
3931L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173725.html>
3932
3933 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
3934 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
3935 When breakfast is taken away,
3936 To turn his attention to dinner;
3937 And it's not in the range of belief,
3938 To look upon him as a glutton,
3939 Who, when he is tired of beef,
3940 Determines to tackle the mutton.
3941 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
3942 If it will appease her sorrow,
3943 I'll marry this lady today,
3944 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
3945
3946=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
3947
3948L<Announced on 2011-06-15 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173609.html>
3949
3950 Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
3951 Tolerates no work of man.
3952 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
3953 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
3954 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
3955 While the last larks sing and soar,
3956 From the heather-blossoms sweet
3957 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
3958 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
3959 Eleanor makes macaroons!
3960
3961=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
3962