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0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
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7=head1 DESCRIPTION
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0e6b8110 9Many Perl release announcements included an I<epigraph>, a short excerpt
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10from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release
11manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity,
12and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.
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de6a5728 14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as I<epigrams>, but the
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15definition of I<epigraph> is closer to the way they have been used.
16Consult your favorite dictionary for details.
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18=head1 EPIGRAPHS
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20=head2 v5.21.8 - Bill Watterson, "Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection"
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24Calvin: OK Hobbes, press the button and duplicate me.
25Hobbes: Are you sure this is such a good idea?
26Calvin: 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?
27Hobbes: I'd hate to be accused of inhibiting scientific progress... Here you go.
28[Box]: *BOINK*
29Hobbes: Scientific progress goes "BOINK"?
30Calvin?: It worked! It worked! I'm a genius!
31Cavlin??: No you're not, you liar! *I* invented this!
32
2ee7da68 33=head2 v5.21.7 - Robert Heinlein, "The Number of the Beast"
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37"Zebadiah, Hilda and I salvaged and put everything into the basket.
38Hilda started to put it into our wardrobe-and it was heavy. So
39we looked. Packed as tight as when we left Oz. Six bananas-and
40everything else. Cross my heart. No, go look."
41"Hmmm- Jake, can you write equations for a picnic basket that
42refills itself? Will it go on doing so?"
43"Zeb, equations can be written to describe anything. The description
44would be simpler for a basket that replenishes itself indefinitely
45than for one that does it once and stops-I would have to describe
46the discontinuity."
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2ee7da68 48=head2 v5.21.6 - Jeff Noon, "Vurt"
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52GAME CAT
53
54EXCHANGE MECHANISMS. Sometimes we lose precious
55things. Friends and colleagues, fellow travellers in the
56Vurt, sometimes we lose them; even lovers we sometimes
57lose. And get bad things in exchange: aliens, objects,
58snakes, and sometimes even death. Things we don't want.
59This is part of the deal, part of the game deal;
60all things, in all worlds, must be kept in balance.
61Kittlings often ask, who decides on the swappings? Now then,
62some say it's all accidental; that some poor Vurt thing
63finds himself too close to a door, at too critical a time,
64just when something real is being lost. Whoosh! Swap time!
65Others say that some kind of overseer is working the
66MECHANISMS OF EXCHANGE, deciding the fate of innocents.
67The Cat can only tease at this, because of the big secrets
68involved, and because of the levels between you, the reader,
69and me, the Game Cat. Hey, listen; I've struggled to get
70where I am today; why should I give you the easy route?
71Get working, kittlings! Reach up higher. Work the Vurt.
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2ee7da68 73=head2 v5.21.5 - Friso Wiegersma (text), Jean Ferrat (music), Wim Sonneveld (performer), "Het Dorp"
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77 Het Dorp
78
79 Thuis heb ik nog een ansichtkaart
80 waarop een kerk, een kar met paard,
81 een slagerij J. van der Ven.
82 Een kroeg, een juffrouw op de fiets
83 het zegt u hoogstwaarschijnlijk niets,
84 maar 't is waar ik geboren ben.
85 Dit dorp, ik weet nog hoe het was,
86 de boerenkind'ren in de klas,
87 een kar die ratelt op de keien,
88 het raadhuis met een pomp ervoor,
89 een zandweg tussen koren door,
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92 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
93 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
94 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 95 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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97 Wat leefden ze eenvoudig toen
98 in simp'le huizen tussen groen
99 met boerenbloemen en een heg.
100 Maar blijkbaar leefden ze verkeerd,
101 het dorp is gemoderniseerd
102 en nu zijn ze op de goeie weg.
103 Want ziet, hoe rijk het leven is,
104 ze zien de televisiequiz
105 en wonen in betonnen dozen,
106 met flink veel glas, dan kun je zien
107 hoe of het bankstel staat bij Mien
108 en d'r dressoir met plastic rozen.
109
110 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
111 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
112 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 113 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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115 De dorpsjeugd klit wat bij elkaar
116 in minirok en beatle-haar
117 en joelt wat mee met beat-muziek.
118 Ik weet wel, het is hun goeie recht,
119 de nieuwe tijd, net wat u zegt,
120 maar het maakt me wat melancholiek.
121 Ik heb hun vaders nog gekend
122 ze kochten zoethout voor een cent
123 ik zag hun moeders touwtjespringen.
124 Dat dorp van toen, het is voorbij,
125 dit is al wat er bleef voor mij:
126 een ansicht en herinneringen.
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128 Toen ik langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
129 de hoge bomen nog zag staan.
130 Ik was een kind, hoe kon ik weten
131 dat dat voorgoed voorbij zou gaan.
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2ee7da68 133=head2 v5.21.4 - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
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137To-day, being in latitude 83° 20', longitude 43° 5' W. (the sea being
138of an extraordinarily dark colour), we again saw land from the
139masthead, and, upon a closer scrutiny, found it to be one of a group
140of very large islands. The shore was precipitous, and the interior
141seemed to be well wooded, a circumstance which occasioned us great
142joy. In about four hours from our first discovering the land we came
143to anchor in ten fathoms, sandy bottom, a league from the coast, as a
144high surf, with strong ripples here and there, rendered a nearer
145approach of doubtful expediency. The two largest boats were now
146ordered out, and a party, well armed (among whome were Peters and
147myself), proceeded to look for an opening in the reef which appeared
148to encircle the island. After searching about for some time, we
149discovered an inlet, which we were entering, when we saw four large
150canoes put off from the shore, filled with men who seemed to be well
151armed. We waited for them to come up, and, as they moved with great
152rapidity, they were soon within hail. Captain Guy now held up a white
153handkerchief on the blade of an oar, when the strangers made a full
154stop, and commenced a loud jabbering all at once, intermingled with
155occasional shouts, in which we could distinguish the words Anamoo-moo!
156and Lama-Lama! They continued this for at least half an hour, during
157which we had a good opportunity of observing their appearance.
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159=head2 v5.21.3 - Robert Service, "The Men that Don't Fit In"
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163 If they just went straight they might go far,
164 They are strong and brave and true;
165 But they're always tired of the things that are,
166 And they want the strange and new.
167 They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
168 What a deep mark I would make!"
169 So they chop and change, and each fresh move
170 Is only a fresh mistake.
171
172=head2 v5.21.2 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Final minutes of communication of the first manned moon landing, July 20, 1969
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176 Armstrong: Okay. Here's a...Looks like a good area here.
177 Aldrin: I got the shadow out there.
178 Aldrin: 250, down at 2 1/2, 19 forward.
179 Aldrin: Altitude, velocity lights.
180 Aldrin: 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward.
181 Aldrin: 11 forward. Coming down nicely.
182 Armstrong: Gonna be right over that crater.
183 Aldrin: 200 feet, 4 1/2 down.
184 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down.
185 Armstrong: I got a good spot [garbled].
186 Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.
187 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. You're looking good.
188 Aldrin: 120 feet.
189 Aldrin: 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Quantity light.
190 Aldrin: Okay. 75 feet. And it's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.
191 Duke: 60 seconds.
192 Aldrin: Light's on.
193 Aldrin: 60 feet, down 2 1/2. 2 forward. 2 forward. That's good.
194 Aldrin: 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.
195 Aldrin: 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. [Garbled] shadow.
196 Aldrin: 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. 20 feet,
197 down a half.
198 Duke: 30 seconds.
199 Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good.
200 Aldrin: Contact Light.
201 Armstrong: Shutdown.
202 Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop.
203 Aldrin: ACA out of Detent.
204 Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto.
205 Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off.
206 Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in.
207 Duke: We copy you down, Eagle.
208 Armstrong: Engine arm is off.
209 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
210 Duke: Roger, Twan...[correcting himself] Tranquility. We copy you on
211 the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue.
212 We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
213 Aldrin: Thank you.
214
215=head2 v5.21.1 - Robert Jordan, "The Crossroads of Twilights", Book 10 of "The Wheel of Time"
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219 We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
220 We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
221 We danced among the lightning bolts,
222 and tore the world asunder.
223
224 -- Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
225 written near the end of the previous Age,
226 known by some as the Third Age.
227 Sometimes attributed to the Dragon
228 Reborn.
229
230=head2 v5.21.0 - Friedrich von Schiller, "The Song of the Bell"
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234 Walled in fast within the earth
235 Stands the form burnt out of clay.
236 This must be the bell’s great birth!
237 Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
238 Sweat must trickle now
239 From the burning brow,
240 Till the work its master honour.
241 Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.
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247 Everyone loves Magical Trevor,
248 'Cos the tricks that he does are ever so clever;
249 Look at him now, disappearin' the cow,
250 Where is the cow hidden right now?
251
252 Taking a bow, it's Magical Trevor,
253 Everybody's seen that the trick is clever;
254 Look at him there with his leathery, leathery whip!
255 It's made of magic, and with a little flip--
256
257 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back,
258 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back;
259 Back, back, back from his magical journey,
260 Yeah!
261
262 What did he see in the parallel dimension?
263 He saw beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans;
264 Oh, beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans,
265 Yeah, yeah!
266
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271 I've seen things,
272 I've seen them with my eyes;
273 I've seen things,
274 They're often in disguise.
275
276 Like carrots, handbags, cheese, toilets,
277 Russians, planets, hamsters, weddings,
278 Poets, Stalin, Kuala Lumpur!
279 Pygmies, budgies, Kuala Lumpur!
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281 I've seen things,
282 I've seen them with my eyes;
283 I've seen things,
284 They're often in disguise.
285
286 Like carrots, handbags, cheese...
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292 DORABELLA (as if waking from a daze): Where are they?
293 DON ALFONSO: They've gone.
294 FIORDILIGI: Oh, the cruel bitterness of parting!
295
296 DON ALFONSO:
297 Take heart, my dearest children.
298 Look, in the distance, your lovers are waving to you.
299
300 FIORDILIGI: Bon voyage, my darling!
301 DORABELLA: Bon voyage!
302
303 FIORDILIGI:
304 O heavens! How swiftly the ship is sailing away!
305 It is disappearing already!
306 It is no longer in sight!
307 Oh, may heaven grant it a prosperous voyage!
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309 DORABELLA: May good luck attend it to the battlefield!
310 DON ALFONSO: And may your sweethearts and my friends be safe!
311
312 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA, DON ALFONSO:
313 May the wind be gentle,
314 may the sea be calm,
315 and may the elements
316 respond kindly
317 to our wishes.
318
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323 GUGLIELMO:
324 Oh God, I feel that this foot of mine
325 is reluctant to come before her.
326
327 FERRANDO:
328 My trembling lip
329 can utter no word.
330
331 DON ALFONSO:
332 The hero displays his manliness
333 in the most terrible moments.
334
335 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA:
336 Now that we have heard the news,
337 you have the lesser duty:
338 Take heart, and plunge your swords
339 into both our hearts.
340
341 FERRANDO, GUGLIELMO:
342 My idol, blame fate
343 that I must abandon you.
344
345 DORABELLA: Ah no, you shall not leave...
346 FIORDILIGI: No, cruel one, you shall not go...
347 DORABELLA: First I want to tear out my heart.
348 FIORDILIGI: First I want to die at your feet.
349 FERRANDO (softly to Don Alfonso): What do you say to that?
350 GUGLIELMO (softly to Don Alfonso): You realise?
351 DON ALFONSO (softly): Steady, friend, finem lauda.
352
353 ALL:
354 Thus destiny defrauds
355 the hopes of mortals.
356 Ah, among so many misfortunes,
357 who can ever love life?
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363 DON ALFONSO:
364 I'd like to speak, but I haven't the heart:
365 my lip stammers.
366 My voice cannot emerge,
367 but remains in my throat.
368 What will you do? What shall I do?
369 Oh what a great catastrophe!
370 There can be nothing worse.
371 I feel pity for you and for them.
372
373 FIORDILIGI: Heavens! For mercy's sake, Signor Alfonso, don't make us
374 die.
375 DON ALFONSO: My children, you must arm yourselves with constancy.
376 DORABELLA: Ye Gods! What evil has occurred? What horrible event? Is my
377 love dead, perhaps?
378 FIORDILIGI: Is mine dead?
379 DON ALFONSO: They are not dead, but they are not far from it.
380 DORABELLA: Wounded?
381 DON ALFONSO: No.
382 FIORDILIGI: Ill?
383 DON ALFONSO: Nor that.
384 FIORDILIGI: What, then?
385 DON ALFONSO: A royal command summons them to the field of battle.
386 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA: Alas, what do I hear? And they will leave?
387 DON ALFONSO: Immediately.
388 DORABELLA: And there is no way of preventing it?
389 DON ALFONSO: There is none.
390 FIORDILIGI: And not even a single farewell...
391 DON ALFONSO: The unhappy men haven't the courage to see you; but if
392 you wish it, they are ready...
393 DORABELLA: Where are they?
394 DON ALFONSO: Come in, friends.
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396=head2 v5.20.0 - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
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400 But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
401 Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
402 Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
403 When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
404 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
405 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
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407=head2 v5.20.0-RC1 - Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
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411 When times go bad
412 when times go rough
413 Won't you lay me down in tall grass
414 And let me do my stuff
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420O rigorous mathematics, I have not forgotten you since your wise lessons,
421sweeter than honey, filtered into my heart like a refreshing wave.
422Instinctively, from the cradle, I had longed to drink from your source, older
423than the sun, and I continue to tread the sacred sanctuary of your solemn
424temple, I, the most faithful of your devotees. There was a vagueness in my
425mind, something thick as smoke; but I managed to mount the steps which lead to
426your altar, and you drove away this dark veil, as the wind blows the
427draught-board. You replaced it with excessive coldness, consummate prudence and
428implacable logic. With the aid of your fortifying milk, my intellect developed
429rapidly and took on immense proportions amid the ravishing lucidity which you
430bestow as a gift on all those who sincerely love you. Arithmetic! Algebra!
431Geometry! Awe-inspiring trinity! Luminous triangle! He who has not known you
432is a fool!
433
2ee7da68 434=head2 v5.19.10 - John Chadwick, "The Decipherment of Linear B"
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438The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even
439the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge
440withheld from others. Some are fortunate enough to find a job which
441consists in the solution of mysteries, whether it be the physicist who
442tracks down a hitherto unknown nuclear particle or the policeman who
443detects a criminal. But most of us are driven to sublimate this urge
444by the solving of artificial puzzles devised for our entertainment.
445
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450Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
451rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
452stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
453know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
454that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
455chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
456clouds thickened above them.
457
458"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
459you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
460body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
461closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
462hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
463he looked Long in the face.
464
465"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
466master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
467grew fierce.
468
469"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
470fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
471truth!"
472
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477“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
478hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
479
480“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
481
482“Is there? What is the point?”
483
484“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
485
486“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
487
488“The trick is not to think about that.”
489
490“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
491
492Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
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494=head2 v5.19.7 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"
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498And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
499down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
500the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
501were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
502they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
503Europe was over.
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505Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
506leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
507kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
508horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
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e91f1fc1 510Birds were talking.
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e91f1fc1 512One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
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518 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
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520 Mr. Bun: Morning.
521 Waitress: Morning.
522 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
523 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
524 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
525 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
526 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
527 egg on top and spam
528 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
529 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
530 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
531 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
532 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
533 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
534 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
535 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
536 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
537 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
538
539 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
540
541 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
542 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
543 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
544 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
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551
552 A cat is strolling through my mind
553 Acting as though he owned the place,
554 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
555 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
556
557 So tender and discreet his tone;
558 But whether he should growl or purr
559 His voice is always rich and deep.
560 That is the secret of his charm.
561
562 This purling voice that filters down
563 Into my darkest depths of soul
564 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
565 Delights me as a potion would.
566
567 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
568 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
569 Without the need for any words
570 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
571
572 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
573 Across my heart, fine instrument,
574 And makes to sing so royally
575 The strongest and the purest chord,
576
577 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
578 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
579 In whom all is, angelically,
580 As subtle as harmonious.
581
582 II
583
584 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
585 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
586 I might have been embalmed in it
587 By giving him one little pet.
588
589 He is my household's guardian soul;
590 He judges, he presides, inspires
591 All matters in hos royal realm;
592 Might he be fairy? or a god?
593
594 When my eyes, to this cat I love
595 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
596 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
597 And when I look within myself,
598
599 I notice with astonishment
600 The fire of his opal eyes,
601 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
602 Taking my measure, steadily.
603
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608There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
609that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
610Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
611despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
612loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
613looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
614his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
615of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
616heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
617danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
618She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
619surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
620and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
621be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
622name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
623and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
624him.
625
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626=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
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630E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
631written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
632betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
633have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
634personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
635Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
636For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
637political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
638working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
639between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
640however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
641logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
642an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
643to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
644outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
645there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
646There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
647
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649
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652The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
653correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
654showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
655however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
656magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
657the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
658
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660
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663 Over hill, over dale,
664 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
665 Over park, over pale,
666 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
667 I do wander everywhere,
668 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
669 And I serve the fairy queen,
670 To dew her orbs upon the green.
671 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
672 In their gold coats, spots you see;
673 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
674 In their freckles live our savours.
675 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
676 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
677 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
678 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
679
5f42d1f2 680=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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684 From the beginning, I knew…
685 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
686 …that I can't fix…
687 …with my hands…
688
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692
693 Along the shore the cloud waves break,
694 The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
695 The shadows lengthen
696 In Carcosa.
697
698 Strange is the night where black stars rise,
699 And strange moons circle through the skies
700 But stranger still is
701 Lost Carcosa.
702
703 Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
704 Where flap the tatters of the King,
705 Must die unheard in
706 Dim Carcosa.
707
708 Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
709 Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
710 Shall dry and die in
711 Lost Carcosa.
712
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714
715(no epigraph)
716
40e1c3e8 717=head2 v5.18.3-RC2 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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721"Ah! I see it now!" I shrieked. "You have seized the throne and the
722empire. Woe! woe to you who are crowned with the crown of the King in
723Yellow!"
724
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729 CAMILLA: You, sir, should unmask.
730
731 STRANGER: Indeed?
732
733 CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
734
735 STRANGER: I wear no mask.
736
737 CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
738
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739=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
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741L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
742
743One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
744only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
745that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
746about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
747places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
748Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
749mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
750every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
751
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756The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
757systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
758thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
759operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
760ever seen.
761
762An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
763something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
764kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
765anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
766disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
767gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
768that renders the operating system unnecessary.
769
770=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
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774Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
775someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
776again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
777and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
778language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
779
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780=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
781
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784It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
785who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
786walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
787and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
788search, in questions, in torment.
789
2ee7da68 790=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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794Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
795
796=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
797
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800 I'd love to go drowning
801 And to stay and to stay
802 But the ocean doesn't want me today
803 I'll go in up to here
804 It can't possibly hurt
805 All they will find is my beer
806 And my shirt
807
808=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
809
810L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
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812 And the great day of wrath has come
813 And here's mud in your big red eye
814 The poker's in the fire
815 And the locusts take the sky
816 And the earth died screaming
817 While I lay dreaming of you
818
819=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
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822
823 What's he building in there?
824
825 We have a right to know…
826
2ee7da68 827=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel in "This is Spın̈al Tap"
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831It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
832eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
833
2ee7da68 834=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, "A Fire Upon The Deep"
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837
838The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
839followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
840safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
841place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
842would be famous for this.
843
844Six months passed. A year.
845
72f869fd 846The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
7707f065 847Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
72f869fd 848powerful, it does not need to self-know.
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2ee7da68 850=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy"
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854Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
855The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
856recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
857his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
858Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
859of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
860Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
861of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
862'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
863embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
864'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
865in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
866leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
867
868The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
869Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
870in the destruction of the planet Earth.
871
2ee7da68 872=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, "An Instance of the Fingerpost"
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876I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
877the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
878dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
879between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
880improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
881fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
882I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
883them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
884do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
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887perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
888himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
889a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
890the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
891world is richer for it.
892
2ee7da68 893=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, "The Darkness That Comes Before"
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897No thought.
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899The boy extinguished. Only a place.
900
901This place.
902
903Motionless, 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.
904
905A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
906
907For 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.
908
909The 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 . . .
910
911And 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.
912
913The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
914
915I have been legion . . .
916
917In 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.
918
919Now I understand.
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2ee7da68 921=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, "The Sirens of Titan"
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925Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
926of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
927scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
928glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
929beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
930much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
931caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
932vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
933had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
934
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939Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
940behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
941recording everything.
942
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948 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
949 She aims it at the creature's head,
950 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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953 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
954 But what a change! No cloak of red,
955 No silly hood upon her head.
956 She said, "Hello, and do please note
957 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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960
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963Preparation:
964
965Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
966or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
967Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
968look golden brown.
969Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
970ready to create the soup.
971
972Ingredients:
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975 3 tbsp butter
976 1/4 cup olive oil
977 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
978 1 tsp salt
979 1 tsp sugar
980 black pepper to taste
981 1 cup red wine
982 1/4 cup all purpose flour
983 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
984 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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989 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
990 to half an hour.
991 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
992 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
993 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
994 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
995 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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997Enjoy.
998
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1003‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
1004
1005Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
1006their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
1007
1008The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
1009butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
1010and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
1011
1012Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
1013
1014‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
1015
1016‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
1017
1018‘What?’
1019
1020‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
1021
1022‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
1023his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
1024dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
1025quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
1026
1027‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
1028an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
1029
1030‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
1031
1032The iotum rose, spinning.
1033
1034‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
1035
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1037
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1040On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
1041taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
1042"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
1043and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
1044merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
1045subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
1046Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
1047it.
1048
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1049=head2 v5.17.0 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
1050
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1052
1053`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
1054`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
1055hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
1056The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
1057been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
1058be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
1059to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
1060fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
1061
1062There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
1063climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
1064broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
1065implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
1066on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
1067Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
1068astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
1069for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
1070out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
1071the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
1072
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1073=head2 v5.16.3 - Devo, "Freedom of Choice"
1074
1075L<Announced on 2013-03-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/03/msg200009.html>
1076
1077 A victim of collision on the open sea
1078 Nobody ever said that life was free
1079 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
1080 But use your freedom of choice
1081
1082=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, "The Cyberiad", Trurl's Machine
1083
1084L<Announced on 2012-11-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/11/msg194915.html>
1085
1086Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
1087machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
1088trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
1089little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
1090to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
1091he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
1092the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
1093
1094The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
1095current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
1096transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
1097chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
1098adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
1099as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
1100solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
1101valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
1102the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
1103machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
1104
2ee7da68 1105=head2 v5.16.1 - Emerald Rose, "Never Split The Party"
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1108
1109 Don't you know? You never split the party
1110 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
1111 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
1112 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
1113
c33412d7 1114=head2 v5.16.1-RC1 - Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the "Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook"
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1117
1118I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
1119Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
1120Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
1121The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
1122
1123
1124
1125I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
1126sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
1127collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
1128
1129My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
1130inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
1131swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
1132side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
1133The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
1134dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
1135
2ee7da68 1136=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"
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1140 All I have is a voice
1141 To undo the folded lie,
1142 The romantic lie in the brain
1143 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
1144 And the lie of Authority
1145 Whose buildings grope the sky:
1146 There is no such thing as the State
1147 And no one exists alone;
1148 Hunger allows no choice
1149 To the citizen or the police;
1150 We must love one another or die.
1151
2ee7da68 1152=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan, "Blowin' In The Wind"
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1156 How many roads must a man walk down
1157 Before you call him a man?
1158 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
1159 Before she sleeps in the sand?
1160 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
1161 Before they're forever banned?
1162 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1163 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1164
1165 How many years can a mountain exist
1166 Before it's washed to the sea?
1167 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
1168 Before they're allowed to be free?
1169 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
1170 Pretending he just doesn't see?
1171 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1172 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1173
1174 How many times must a man look up
1175 Before he can see the sky?
1176 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
1177 Before he can hear people cry?
1178 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
1179 That too many people have died?
1180 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1181 The answer is blowin' in the wind
54fdd2d6 1182
2ee7da68 1183=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF, "The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way"
1f9d7ff5 1184
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1186
1187 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1188 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
1189 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1190 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
1191 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
1192
1193Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
1194age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
1195older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
1196debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
1197girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
1198A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
1199Top for more than one week.
1200
1201Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
1202lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
1203buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
1204into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
1205meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
1206soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
1207single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
1208
1209 "I'm never going to give you up"
1210
2ee7da68 1211=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, "The Voyage of QV66"
cf6bc744 1212
6dab83b1 1213L<Announced on 2012-01-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/01/msg182230.html>
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1214
1215"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
1216
1217He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
1218notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
1219which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
1220OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
1221ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
1222
1223There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
1224busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
1225out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
1226mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
1227and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
1228with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
1229bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
1230chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
1231excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
1232down cheering and applauding.
1233
1234"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
1235
2ee7da68 1236=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, "A Wizard of Earthsea"
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1239
1240Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
1241into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
1242beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
1243winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
1244wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
1245over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
1246
1247But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
1248gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
1249villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
1250journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
1251domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
1252with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
1253by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
1254Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
1255
2ee7da68 1256=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, "The Diary of a Madman"
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1259
1260This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
1261been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
1262confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
1263how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
1264could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
1265putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
1266I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
1267before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
1268think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
1269all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
1270off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
1271was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
1272The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
1273endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
1274benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
1275boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
1276lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
1277Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
1278resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
1279Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
1280you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
1281
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1282=head2 v5.15.4 - Steve Jobs
1283
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1285
1286A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
1287don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
1288without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
1289the human experience, the better design we will have.
1290
2ee7da68 1291=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, From the preface to "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
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1295All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
1296the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
1297do so at their peril.
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1299It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
1300Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
1301work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
1302artist is in accord with himself.
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1304We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
1305he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
1306thing is that one admires it intensely.
607b15aa 1307
4ed12d4a 1308All art is quite useless.
607b15aa 1309
2ee7da68 1310=head2 v5.15.2 - Rainer Maria Rilke, trans., C. F. MacIntyre, "Duino", The First Elegy
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1314 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
1315 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
1316 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
1317 things the significance of a human future;
1318 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
1319 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
1320 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
1321 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
1322 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
1323 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
1324 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
1325 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
1326 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
1327 hurtles all ages along with it forever
1328 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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1330=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
1331
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1333
1334Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
1335fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
1336winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
1337down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
1338being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
1339extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
1340but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
1341
1342Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
1343that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
1344around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
1345fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
1346the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
1347closed system.
1348
1349Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
1350the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
1351/be/ them.'
1352
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1353=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
1354
1355L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
1356
4ed12d4a 1357If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
452ead5e 1358
c682aa67 1359=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
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1363He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
1364mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
1365encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
1366
1367'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
1368Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
1369finished its run. It was due about now.'
1370
1371Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
1372see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
1373
1374'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
1375is always a last time for everything.)
1376
1377Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
1378
1379=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
1380
1381L<Announced on 2012-10-12 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194057.html>
1382
1383 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
1384 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
1385 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
1386 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
1387 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
1388 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
1389 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
1390 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
1391 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
1392 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
1393 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
1394 eaten them, but not for love.
1395
1396=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 >>
1397
1398L<Announced on 2011-09-26 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177618.html>
1399
1400It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
1401do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
1402they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
1403catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
1404awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
1405inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
1406
1407So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
1408mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
1409the heart of the programmer.
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c684cf36 1411=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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1413L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
1414
1415At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
1416my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
1417the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
1418since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
1419already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
1420to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
1421the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
1422can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
1423unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
1424
c684cf36 1425=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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1427L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
1428
1429At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
1430myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
1431impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
1432"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
1433gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
1434or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
1435
1436I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
1437computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
1438ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
1439would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
1440my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
1441away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
1442won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
1443
1444So a freely distributable program is born.
1445
1446=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
1447
1448L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
1449
1450This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
1451continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
1452aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
1453and your bags will be offloaded.
1454
2ee7da68 1455=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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1457L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
1458
1459Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
1460of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
1461by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
1462sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
1463swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
1464down their paved streets.
1465
1466Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
1467obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
1468company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
1469the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
1470govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
1471the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
1472
1473=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
1474
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1477But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
1478my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
1479reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
1480wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
1481Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
1482the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
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1485this had never reached me.
1486
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1491 When the full-grown poet came,
1492 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
1493 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
1494 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
1495 Nay he is mine alone;
1496 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
1497 by the hand;
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1499 holding hands,
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1501 And wholly and joyously blends them.
1502
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1507 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
1508 nema ráða vel kunni.
1509 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
1510 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
1511 Sák á telgðu talkni
1512 tíu launstafi ristna.
1513 Þat hefr lauka lindi
1514 langs ofrtrega fengit.
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1517
1518L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
1519
1520In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
1521granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
1522do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
1523that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
1524generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
1525endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
1526that fire can truly light the world.
1527
1528And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
1529ask what you can do for your country.
1530
1531My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
1532but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
1533
1534Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
1535ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
1536we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
1537the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
1538asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
1539work must truly be our own.
1540
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1545The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
1546to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
1547between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
1548cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
1549areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
1550be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
1551As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
1552the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
1553instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
1554interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
1555also be automated.
1556
1557Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
1558if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
1559were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
1560and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
1561indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
1562techniques like X-ray crystallography.
1563
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1569
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1572[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
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1574 Trinity: What did you just say?
1575 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
1576 Trinity: What did you see?
1577 Cypher: What happened?
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1578 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
1579 like it.
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1580 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
1581 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
1582 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
1583 Neo: What is it?
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1584 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
1585 they change something.
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1591The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
1592he storm vanishes.
1593
1594"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
1595fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
1596to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
1597me?"
1598
1599I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
1600like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
1601
1602"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
1603as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
1604on my heart.
1605
1606(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
1607
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1612Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
1613air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
1614the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
1615faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
1616of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
1617the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
1618deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
1619fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
1620stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
1621revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
1622
1623For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
1624courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
1625the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
1626jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
1627were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
1628there, a glimmer of moonshine.
1629
1630Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
1631rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
1632grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
1633park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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1640`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
1641`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
1642it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
1643she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
1644
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1645 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
1646 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
1647 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
1648 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
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1650
1651`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
1652
1653`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
1654nonsense.'
1655
1656Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
1657anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
1658
1659`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
1660
1661`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
1662
1663`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
1664with his nose, you know?'
1665
1666`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
1667the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
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1673Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
1674Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
1675notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
1676for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
1677sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
1678
1679Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
1680dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
1681Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
1682motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
1683Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
1684that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
1685had ever even been a car.
1686
1687There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
1688been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
1689this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
1690flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
1691re-entry.
1692
1693There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
1694metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
1695somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
1696make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
1697
1698It should have fallen apart miles back.
1699
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1704We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
1705the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
1706in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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1708
1709=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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1713And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
1714bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
1715yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
1716with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
1717if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
1718bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
1719quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
1720
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1725The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
1726involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
1727when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
1728streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
1729road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
1730seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
1731smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
1732
1733"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
1734volcano were once more to set to work."
1735
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1737
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1739
1740 Music oft hath such a charm
1741 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
1742
1743=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
1744
1745L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173725.html>
1746
1747 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
1748 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
1749 When breakfast is taken away,
1750 To turn his attention to dinner;
1751 And it's not in the range of belief,
1752 To look upon him as a glutton,
1753 Who, when he is tired of beef,
1754 Determines to tackle the mutton.
1755 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
1756 If it will appease her sorrow,
1757 I'll marry this lady today,
1758 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
1759
1760=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
1761
1762L<Announced on 2011-06-15 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173609.html>
1763
1764 Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
1765 Tolerates no work of man.
1766 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
1767 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
1768 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
1769 While the last larks sing and soar,
1770 From the heather-blossoms sweet
1771 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
1772 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
1773 Eleanor makes macaroons!
1774
1775=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
1776
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1778
1779 Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
1780 And terrapin, too, is tasty,
1781 Lobster I freely endorse,
1782 In pate or patty or pasty.
1783 But there's nothing the matter with butter,
1784 And nothing the matter with jam,
1785 And the warmest greetings I utter
1786 To the ham and the yam and the clam.
1787 For they're food,
1788 All food,
1789 And I think very fondly of food.
1790 Through I'm broody at times
1791 When bothered by rhymes,
1792 I brood
1793 On food.
1794
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1796
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1799 I saw a huge steam roller,
1800 It blotted out the sun.
1801 The people all lay down, lay down;
1802 They did not try to run.
1803 My love and I, we looked amazed
1804 Upon the gory mystery.
1805 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
1806 'The great machine is history!'
1807 My love and I, we ran away,
1808 The engine did not find us.
1809 We ran up to a mountain top,
1810 Left history far behind us.
1811 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
1812 But somehow we don't think so.
1813 We went to see where history'd been,
1814 And my, the dead did stink so.
1815
1816=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1817
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1820CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
1821she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
1822seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
1823
1824What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
1825of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
1826has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
1827will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
1828only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
1829lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
1830design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
1831periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
1832
1833=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1834
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1837The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
1838from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
1839view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
1840Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
1841once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
1842endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
1843a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
1844will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
1845of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
1846Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
1847still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
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1853"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
1854many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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1856what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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1858had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
1859...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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1861hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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1862degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
1863and-thirty degrees."
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1869San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
1870the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
1871hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
1872of the Free World."
1873
1874Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
1875level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
1876harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
1877exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
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1883Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
1884the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
1885just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
1886a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
1887it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
1888of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
1889common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
1890bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
1891
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1893 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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1899'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
1900not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
1901your cat grins like that?'
1902
1903'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
1904
1905She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
1906jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
1907and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
1908
1909'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
1910that cats COULD grin.'
1911
1912'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
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1918'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
1919have got altered.'
1920
1921'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
1922there was silence for some minutes.
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1925
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1928'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
1929always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
1930rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
1931yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
1932can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
1933kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
1934
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1939At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
1940called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
1941dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
1942in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
1943sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
1944
1945'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
1946is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
1947the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
1948to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
1949accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 1950Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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1961hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
1962making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
1963picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
1964close by her.
1965
1966There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
1967VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
1968dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
1969occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
1970it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
1971OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
1972Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
1973never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
1974take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
1975after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
1976rabbit-hole under the hedge.
1977
1978In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
1979in the world she was to get out again.
1980
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1990 Singing, dancing to itself,
1991 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
1992 That always finds, and never seeks,
1993 Makes such a vision to the sight
1994 As fills a father's eyes with light;
1995 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
1996 Upon his heart, that he at last
1997 Must needs express his love's excess
1998 With words of unmeant bitterness.
1999 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
2000 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
2001 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
2002 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
2003 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
2004 At each wild word to feel within
2005 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
2006 And what, if in a world of sin
2007 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
2008 Such giddiness of heart and brain
2009 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
2010 So talks as it's most used to do.
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2016And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
2017into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
2018mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
2019question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
2020hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
2021louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
2022who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
2023worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
2024done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
2025
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2033Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
2034
2035"Why ain't that work?"
2036
2037Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
2038is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
2039
2040"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
2041
2042The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
2043to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
2044
2045That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
2046swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
2047-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
2048watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
2049absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
2050
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2055The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
2056at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
2057streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
2058the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
2059live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
2060colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
2061as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
2062wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
2063prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
2064however much they're into colour.
2065
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2067
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2070Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
2071and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
2072word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
2073disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
2074everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
2075on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
2076that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
2077glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
b10ee209 2078war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Milo
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2079presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
2080for more hazardous assignment.
2081
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2083
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2086Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
2087streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
2088trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
2089to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
2090about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
2091of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
2092facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
2093explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
2094Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
2095people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
2096work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
2097their art.
2098
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2103'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
2104the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
2105Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
2106Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
2107responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
2108Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
2109Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
2110Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
2111Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
2112Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
2113
2114'Can they all type?' I joked.
2115
2116'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
2117McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
2118
2119I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
2120'We could have opened an agency.'
2121
2122Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
2123Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
2124amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
2125all say that, do they?' I ventured.
2126
2127Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
2128replied. 'Not quite all.'
2129
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2142He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
2143he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
2144out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
2145noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
2146must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
2147number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
2148did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
2149
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2158=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
2159
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2162
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2167=head2 v5.9.3 - no epigraph
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2171=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
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2175This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
2176gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
2177technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
2178about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
2179bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
2180paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
2181in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
2182electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
2183picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
2184to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
2185technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
2186getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
2187sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
2188it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
2189conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
2190
2191"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
2192that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
2193`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
2194
2195"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
2196one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
2197flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
2198everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
2199make you flip?
2200
2201=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
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2205Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
2206
2207=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
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2211What of October, that ambiguous month
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2217Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
2218proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
2219the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
2220anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
2221how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
2222
2223'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
2224
2225This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
2226that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
2227
2228'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
2229expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
2230anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
2231sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
2232
2233This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
2234basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
2235policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
2236disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
2237the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
2238Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
2239and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
2240Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
2241
2242In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
2243reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
2244
2245I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
2246Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
2247for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
2248had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
2249work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
2250the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
2251left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
2252pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
2253the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
2254the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
2255
2256I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
2257publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
2258Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
2259
2260So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
2261pushing to increase the membership?
2262
2263'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
2264more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
2265futile and impotent it becomes.'
2266
2267This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
2268
2269Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
2270diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
2271
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2276There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
2277about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
2278four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
2279anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
2280thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
2281
2282Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
2283and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
2284press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
2285obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
2286produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
2287this draft...'
2288
2289I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
2290hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
2291incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
2292
2293'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
2294redundancy payments as well.'
2295
2296'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
2297it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
2298
2299'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
2300
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2305A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
2306was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
2307and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
2308jets and all.
2309
2310I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
2311
2312I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
2313Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
2314specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
2315the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
2316jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
2317grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
2318in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
2319
2320While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
2321taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
2322me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
2323sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
2324three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
2325plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
2326occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
2327were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
2328
2329And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
2330were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
2331
2332Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
2333name like Charlie Umtali?
2334
2335I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
2336know something about our official visitor.
2337
2338Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
2339has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
2340car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
2341to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
2342knew little of his background.
2343
2344I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
2345Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
2346first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
2347
2348Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
2349
2350'Why?' I enquired.
2351
2352'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
2353to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
2354never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
2355
2356Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
2357that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
2358
2359In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
2360where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
2361revolving door and comes out in front.'
2362
2363'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
2364
2365'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
2366
2367'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
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2373 It's not that easy bein' green
2374 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
2375 When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
2376 Or something much more colorful like that
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2378 It's not easy bein' green
2379 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
2380 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
2381 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
2382 Or stars in the sky
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2385 And green can be cool and friendly-like
2386 And green can be big like an ocean
2387 Or important like a mountain
2388 Or tall like a tree
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2390 When green is all there is to be
2391 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
2392 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
2393 And I think it's what I want to be
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2395=head2 v5.8.8-RC1 - Cosgrove Hall Productions, "Dangermouse"
2396
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4ed12d4a 2399 Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 2400
4ed12d4a 2401 Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
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2403=head2 v5.8.7 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
2404
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2407And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
2408hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
2409cat.
2410
2411Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 2412the wolf? What then?"
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2414=head2 v5.8.7-RC1 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
2415
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2418And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
2419bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
2420round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
2421
2422In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
2423gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
2424climbed up the high stone wall.
2425
2426One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
2427stretched out over the wall.
2428
2429Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
2430Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
2431take care that he doesn't catch you!".
2432
2433The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
2434snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
2435
2436How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 2437the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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2439=head2 v5.8.6 - A. A. Milne, "The House at Pooh Corner"
2440
f3d08688 2441L<Announced on 2004-11-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg96304.html>
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4363636d 2443"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 2444you."
4363636d 2445
51caa79e 2446"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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2447
2448"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
2449and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 2450to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 2451
51caa79e 2452"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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2453
2454"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
2455planting it."
2456
2457"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 2458grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 2459
51caa79e 2460Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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2461
2462"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
2463Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 2464wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 2465
51caa79e 2466Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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2467
2468"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
2469how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 2470and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
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2472=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
2473
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2474L<Announced on 2004-11-11 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg95786.html>
2475
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2476"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
2477
2478"Hunting," said Pooh.
2479
2480"Hunting what?"
2481
2482"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
2483
2484"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
2485
2486"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
2487
2488"What do you think you'll answer?"
2489
2490"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
2491"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
2492you see there?"
2493
2494"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
2495excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
2496
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2497=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
2498
f3d08688 2499L<Announced on 2004-07-19 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg93189.html>
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2501Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
2502ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
2503bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
2504waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
2505droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
2506hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
2507longbow.
2508
2509In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
2510often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
2511placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
2512likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
2513may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
2514Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
2515Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
2516farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
2517grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 2518T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
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2520=head2 v5.8.5-RC2 - wikipedia, "Beech"
2521
f3d08688 2522L<Announced on 2004-07-09 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg92934.html>
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2524Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
2525ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
2526sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
2527pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
2528shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
2529
2530The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
2531Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 2532Caledonia and South America.
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2534=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
2535
f3d08688 2536L<Announced on 2004-07-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg92840.html>
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2538The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
2539often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
2540large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
2541and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
2542spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
2543year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
2544may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
2545
2546It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
2547branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
2548of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
2549that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
2550
2551Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
2552other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
2553acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
2554mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
2555
2556It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 2557heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
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2559=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
2560
f3d08688 2561L<Announced on 2004-04-22 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90984.html>
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2563 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
2564 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
2565 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
2566 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
2567
2568 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
2569 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
2570 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
2571 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
2572 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
2573 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
2574 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
2575 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
2576
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2577 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
2578 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
2579
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2580
2581=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
2582
f3d08688 2583L<Announced on 2004-04-16 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90796.html>
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2585 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
2586 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
2587 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
2588 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2589
2590 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
2591 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
2592 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
2593 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2594 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
2595 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
2596
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2597=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
2598
f3d08688 2599L<Announced on 2004-04-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90422.html>
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2601 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
2602 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
2603 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
2604 We must find him of the train can't start.'
2605 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
2606 They are searching high and low,
2607 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
2608 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
2609 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
2610 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
2611 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
2612 He's been busy in the luggage van!
2613 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
c5fb089a 2614 And the signal goes 'All Clear!'
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2615 And we're off at last of the northern part
2616 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
2617
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2618=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
2619
f3d08688 2620L<Announced on 2004-01-14 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg87317.html>
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2622 We are the music makers,
2623 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
2624 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
2625 And sitting by desolate streams; --
2626 World-losers and world-forsakers,
2627 On whom the pale moon gleams:
2628 Yet we are the movers and shakers
2629 Of the world for ever, it seems.
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2631=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
2632
f3d08688 2633L<Announced on 2004-01-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg86969.html>
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2635 There may be trouble ahead,
2636 But while there's music and moonlight,
2637 And love and romance,
2638 Let's face the music and dance.
2639
2640 Before the fiddlers have fled,
2641 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
2642 And while we still have that chance,
2643 Let's face the music and dance.
2644
2645 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
2646 Humming a different tune, and then,
2647
2648 There may be teardrops to shed,
2649 So while there's music and moonlight,
2650 And love and romance,
2651 Let's face the music and dance.
2652
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2653=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
2654
f3d08688 2655L<Announced on 2003-11-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84822.html>
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2657 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
2658 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
2659 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
2660 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
2661 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
2662 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
2663
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2664 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
2665 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
2666 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
2667 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
2668
2669 O my brave soul!
2670 O farther farther sail!
2671 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
2672 O farther, farther, farther sail!
2673
2ee7da68 2674=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle and John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
4363636d 2675
f3d08688 2676L<Announced on 2003-11-03 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84645.html>
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2678 It's fun to charter an accountant
2679 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
2680 To find, explore the funds offshore
2681 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
2682
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2683=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
2684
f3d08688 2685L<Announced on 2003-10-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/10/msg84194.html>
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2687 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
2688 In a Sieve they went to sea:
2689 In spite of all their friends could say,
2690 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
2691 In a Sieve they went to sea!
2692 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
2693 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
2694 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
2695 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
2696 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
2697
2698 Far and few, far and few,
2699 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
2700 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
2701 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
2702
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2703=head2 v5.8.1 - epigraph same as v5.7.1
2704
2705L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
2706
2707=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
2708
2709L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
2710
2711No matter what she did with her hair it took about
2712three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
2713like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
2714no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
2715overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
2716
2717=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2718
2719L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
2720
2721Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
2722It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
2723devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
2724then you can be my most trusted minister."
2725
2726=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2727
2728L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
2729
2730Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
2731a knife with a curved blade.
2732
2733=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2734
2735L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
2736
2737Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
2738me because I've got magic aaargh."
2739
2740=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2741
2742L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
2743
2744Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
2745in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
2746with his head.
2747
2748But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
2749weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
2750open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
2751defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
2752Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
2753was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
2754
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2755=head2 v5.8.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2756
2757L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
2758
2759There was the faint sound of footsteps.
2760"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
2761said the low priest.
2762There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
2763The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
2764"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
2765The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
2766The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
2767The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
2768thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
2769There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
2770"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
2771said the High Priest.
2772"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
2773There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
2774"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
2775There were footsteps again.
2776
2777=head2 v5.8.0-RC3 - no epigraph
2778
2779L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
2780
2781=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
2782
2783L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
2784
2785=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
2786
2787L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
2788
2789=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2790
2791L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
2792
2793Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
2794No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
2795got there first, and is waiting for it.
2796
2797=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
2798
2799L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
2800
2801His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
2802the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
2803all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
2804bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
2805you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
2806
2807=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
2808
dd047fac 2809L<Announced on 2001-04-09 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33851.html>
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2811"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
2812
2813Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
2814
2815"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
2816flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
2817arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
2818and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
2819I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
2820I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
2821will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
2822liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
2823Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
2824ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
2825
2826"All that?" said Twoflower.
2827
2828"Usually."
2829
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2830=head2 v5.7.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"
2831
2832L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
2833
2834The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
2835but that had to be the 57th strangest.
2836[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
2837
2ee7da68 2838=head2 v5.6.2 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
c7bed260 2839
f3d08688 2840L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg85222.html>
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2841
2842When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
2843sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
2844a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
2845what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
2846long in this instance.
2847
2ee7da68 2848=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
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2852"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
2853
2831a86c 2854=head2 v5.6.1 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", Riddles in the Dark
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2831a86c 2856L<Announced on 2001-04-08 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33823.html>
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2858`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
2859himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
2860upset.
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2862`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
2863to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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2865Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
2866stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
2867louder.
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2869`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
2870my precious, three guesseses.'
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2831a86c 2876=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL3 - I can't find the announcement
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2878No announcement available.
2879
2831a86c 2880=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 2884=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL1 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 2886L<Announced on 2000-12-18 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/12/msg27738.html>
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2831a86c 2888=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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2890L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
2891
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2892 The dragon is withered,
2893 His bones are now crumbled;
2894 His armour is shivered,
2895 His splendour is humbled!
2896 Though sword shall be rusted,
2897 And throne and crown perish
2898 With strength that men trusted
2899 And wealth that they cherish,
2900 Here grass is still growing,
2901 And leaves are a yet swinging,
2902 The white water flowing,
2903 And elves are yet singing
2904 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
2905 Come back to the valley.
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2907=head2 v5.6.0-RC3 - no epigraph
2908
2909L<Announced on 2000-03-22 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10140.html>
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2912
2913L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
2914
2915=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
2916
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2919=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
2920
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2922
2923The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
2924the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
2925never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
2926them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
2927chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
2928run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
2929and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
2930and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
2931and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
2932the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
2933fall.
2934
2935=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
2936
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2938
2939Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
2940plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
2941going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
2942she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
2943at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
2944cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
2945hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
2946passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
2947disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
2948of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
2949she fell past it.
2950
2951=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
2952
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2953L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/12/msg86423.html>
2954
2955 't was 16 years ago today
2956 Larry taught us a new game
2957 of lazyness, impatience, and hubris
2958 Happy birthday, Perl!
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2960=head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
2961
0e6b8110 2962This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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2963on L<Perl Monks|http://perlmonks.org> titled
2964L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
2965by ysth.
2966
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