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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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14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as <epigrams>, but the
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 v5.21.7 - Robert Heinlein, The Number of the Beast
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22L<Announced on 2014-12-20 by Max Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/12/msg223774.html>
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24 "Zebadiah, Hilda and I salvaged and put everything into the basket.
25 Hilda started to put it into our wardrobe-and it was heavy. So
26 we looked. Packed as tight as when we left Oz. Six bananas-and
27 everything else. Cross my heart. No, go look."
28 "Hmmm- Jake, can you write equations for a picnic basket that
29 refills itself? Will it go on doing so?"
30 "Zeb, equations can be written to describe anything. The description
31 would be simpler for a basket that replenishes itself indefinitely
32 than for one that does it once and stops-I would have to describe
33 the discontinuity."
34
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35=head2 v5.21.6 - Jeff Noon, Vurt
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37L<Announced on 2014-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/11/msg222448.html>
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39 GAME CAT
40
41 EXCHANGE MECHANISMS. Sometimes we lose precious
42 things. Friends and colleagues, fellow travellers in the
43 Vurt, sometimes we lose them; even lovers we sometimes
44 lose. And get bad things in exchange: aliens, objects,
45 snakes, and sometimes even death. Things we don't want.
46 This is part of the deal, part of the game deal;
47 all things, in all worlds, must be kept in balance.
48 Kittlings often ask, who decides on the swappings? Now then,
49 some say it's all accidental; that some poor Vurt thing
50 finds himself too close to a door, at too critical a time,
51 just when something real is being lost. Whoosh! Swap time!
52 Others say that some kind of overseer is working the
53 MECHANISMS OF EXCHANGE, deciding the fate of innocents.
54 The Cat can only tease at this, because of the big secrets
55 involved, and because of the levels between you, the reader,
56 and me, the Game Cat. Hey, listen; I've struggled to get
57 where I am today; why should I give you the easy route?
58 Get working, kittlings! Reach up higher. Work the Vurt.
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60=head2 v5.21.5 - Friso Wiegersma (text), Jean Ferrat (music), Wim Sonneveld (performer), Het Dorp
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62L<Announced on 2014-10-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/10/msg221399.html>
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64 Het Dorp
65
66 Thuis heb ik nog een ansichtkaart
67 waarop een kerk, een kar met paard,
68 een slagerij J. van der Ven.
69 Een kroeg, een juffrouw op de fiets
70 het zegt u hoogstwaarschijnlijk niets,
71 maar 't is waar ik geboren ben.
72 Dit dorp, ik weet nog hoe het was,
73 de boerenkind'ren in de klas,
74 een kar die ratelt op de keien,
75 het raadhuis met een pomp ervoor,
76 een zandweg tussen koren door,
11741df4 77 het vee, de boerderijen.
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79 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
80 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
81 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 82 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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83
84 Wat leefden ze eenvoudig toen
85 in simp'le huizen tussen groen
86 met boerenbloemen en een heg.
87 Maar blijkbaar leefden ze verkeerd,
88 het dorp is gemoderniseerd
89 en nu zijn ze op de goeie weg.
90 Want ziet, hoe rijk het leven is,
91 ze zien de televisiequiz
92 en wonen in betonnen dozen,
93 met flink veel glas, dan kun je zien
94 hoe of het bankstel staat bij Mien
95 en d'r dressoir met plastic rozen.
96
97 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
98 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
99 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 100 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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101
102 De dorpsjeugd klit wat bij elkaar
103 in minirok en beatle-haar
104 en joelt wat mee met beat-muziek.
105 Ik weet wel, het is hun goeie recht,
106 de nieuwe tijd, net wat u zegt,
107 maar het maakt me wat melancholiek.
108 Ik heb hun vaders nog gekend
109 ze kochten zoethout voor een cent
110 ik zag hun moeders touwtjespringen.
111 Dat dorp van toen, het is voorbij,
112 dit is al wat er bleef voor mij:
113 een ansicht en herinneringen.
114
115 Toen ik langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
116 de hoge bomen nog zag staan.
117 Ik was een kind, hoe kon ik weten
118 dat dat voorgoed voorbij zou gaan.
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120=head2 v5.21.4 - Edgar Allan Poe, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
121
122L<Announced on 2014-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg220267.html>
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124 To-day, being in latitude 83° 20', longitude 43° 5' W. (the sea being
125 of an extraordinarily dark colour), we again saw land from the
126 masthead, and, upon a closer scrutiny, found it to be one of a group
127 of very large islands. The shore was precipitous, and the interior
128 seemed to be well wooded, a circumstance which occasioned us great
129 joy. In about four hours from our first discovering the land we came
130 to anchor in ten fathoms, sandy bottom, a league from the coast, as a
131 high surf, with strong ripples here and there, rendered a nearer
132 approach of doubtful expediency. The two largest boats were now
133 ordered out, and a party, well armed (among whome were Peters and
134 myself), proceeded to look for an opening in the reef which appeared
135 to encircle the island. After searching about for some time, we
136 discovered an inlet, which we were entering, when we saw four large
137 canoes put off from the shore, filled with men who seemed to be well
138 armed. We waited for them to come up, and, as they moved with great
139 rapidity, they were soon within hail. Captain Guy now held up a white
140 handkerchief on the blade of an oar, when the strangers made a full
141 stop, and commenced a loud jabbering all at once, intermingled with
142 occasional shouts, in which we could distinguish the words Anamoo-moo!
143 and Lama-Lama! They continued this for at least half an hour, during
144 which we had a good opportunity of observing their appearance.
145
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146=head2 v5.20.1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, Così fan tutte
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148L<Announced on 2014-09-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219789.html>
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150 DORABELLA (as if waking from a daze): Where are they?
151 DON ALFONSO: They've gone.
152 FIORDILIGI: Oh, the cruel bitterness of parting!
153
154 DON ALFONSO:
155 Take heart, my dearest children.
156 Look, in the distance, your lovers are waving to you.
157
158 FIORDILIGI: Bon voyage, my darling!
159 DORABELLA: Bon voyage!
160
161 FIORDILIGI:
162 O heavens! How swiftly the ship is sailing away!
163 It is disappearing already!
164 It is no longer in sight!
165 Oh, may heaven grant it a prosperous voyage!
166
167 DORABELLA: May good luck attend it to the battlefield!
168 DON ALFONSO: And may your sweethearts and my friends be safe!
169
170 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA, DON ALFONSO:
171 May the wind be gentle,
172 may the sea be calm,
173 and may the elements
174 respond kindly
175 to our wishes.
176
177 -- Lorenzo da Ponte, /Così fan tutte/,
178 trans. Diana Reed
179
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180=head2 v5.20.1-RC2 - Lorenzo da Ponte, Così fan tutte
181
182L<Announced on 2014-09-07 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219446.html>
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184 GUGLIELMO:
185 Oh God, I feel that this foot of mine
186 is reluctant to come before her.
187
188 FERRANDO:
189 My trembling lip
190 can utter no word.
191
192 DON ALFONSO:
193 The hero displays his manliness
194 in the most terrible moments.
195
196 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA:
197 Now that we have heard the news,
198 you have the lesser duty:
199 Take heart, and plunge your swords
200 into both our hearts.
201
202 FERRANDO, GUGLIELMO:
203 My idol, blame fate
204 that I must abandon you.
205
206 DORABELLA: Ah no, you shall not leave...
207 FIORDILIGI: No, cruel one, you shall not go...
208 DORABELLA: First I want to tear out my heart.
209 FIORDILIGI: First I want to die at your feet.
210 FERRANDO (softly to Don Alfonso): What do you say to that?
211 GUGLIELMO (softly to Don Alfonso): You realise?
212 DON ALFONSO (softly): Steady, friend, finem lauda.
213
214 ALL:
215 Thus destiny defrauds
216 the hopes of mortals.
217 Ah, among so many misfortunes,
218 who can ever love life?
219
220 -- Lorenzo da Ponte, /Così fan tutte/,
221 trans. William Weaver
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223=head2 v5.20.1-RC1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, Così fan tutte
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225L<Announced on 2014-08-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218975.html>
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227 DON ALFONSO:
228 I'd like to speak, but I haven't the heart:
229 my lip stammers.
230 My voice cannot emerge,
231 but remains in my throat.
232 What will you do? What shall I do?
233 Oh what a great catastrophe!
234 There can be nothing worse.
235 I feel pity for you and for them.
236
237 FIORDILIGI: Heavens! For mercy's sake, Signor Alfonso, don't make us
238 die.
239 DON ALFONSO: My children, you must arm yourselves with constancy.
240 DORABELLA: Ye Gods! What evil has occurred? What horrible event? Is my
241 love dead, perhaps?
242 FIORDILIGI: Is mine dead?
243 DON ALFONSO: They are not dead, but they are not far from it.
244 DORABELLA: Wounded?
245 DON ALFONSO: No.
246 FIORDILIGI: Ill?
247 DON ALFONSO: Nor that.
248 FIORDILIGI: What, then?
249 DON ALFONSO: A royal command summons them to the field of battle.
250 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA: Alas, what do I hear? And they will leave?
251 DON ALFONSO: Immediately.
252 DORABELLA: And there is no way of preventing it?
253 DON ALFONSO: There is none.
254 FIORDILIGI: And not even a single farewell...
255 DON ALFONSO: The unhappy men haven't the courage to see you; but if
256 you wish it, they are ready...
257 DORABELLA: Where are they?
258 DON ALFONSO: Come in, friends.
259
260 -- Lorenzo da Ponte, /Così fan tutte/,
261 trans. William Weaver
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263=head2 v5.21.3 - Robert Service, The Men that Don't Fit In
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265L<Announced on 2014-08-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218826.html>
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267 If they just went straight they might go far,
268 They are strong and brave and true;
269 But they're always tired of the things that are,
270 And they want the strange and new.
271 They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
272 What a deep mark I would make!"
273 So they chop and change, and each fresh move
274 Is only a fresh mistake.
275
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276=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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278L<Announced on 2014-07-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/07/msg217937.html>
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280 Armstrong: Okay. Here's a...Looks like a good area here.
281 Aldrin: I got the shadow out there.
282 Aldrin: 250, down at 2 1/2, 19 forward.
283 Aldrin: Altitude, velocity lights.
284 Aldrin: 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward.
285 Aldrin: 11 forward. Coming down nicely.
286 Armstrong: Gonna be right over that crater.
287 Aldrin: 200 feet, 4 1/2 down.
288 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down.
289 Armstrong: I got a good spot [garbled].
290 Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.
291 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. You're looking good.
292 Aldrin: 120 feet.
293 Aldrin: 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Quantity light.
294 Aldrin: Okay. 75 feet. And it's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.
295 Duke: 60 seconds.
296 Aldrin: Light's on.
297 Aldrin: 60 feet, down 2 1/2. 2 forward. 2 forward. That's good.
298 Aldrin: 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.
299 Aldrin: 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. [Garbled] shadow.
300 Aldrin: 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. 20 feet,
301 down a half.
302 Duke: 30 seconds.
303 Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good.
304 Aldrin: Contact Light.
305 Armstrong: Shutdown.
306 Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop.
307 Aldrin: ACA out of Detent.
308 Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto.
309 Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off.
310 Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in.
311 Duke: We copy you down, Eagle.
312 Armstrong: Engine arm is off.
313 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
314 Duke: Roger, Twan...[correcting himself] Tranquility. We copy you on
315 the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue.
316 We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
317 Aldrin: Thank you.
318
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319=head2 v5.21.1 - Robert Jordan, The Crossroads of Twilights, Book 10 of the Wheel of Time
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321L<Announced on 2014-06-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/06/msg217030.html>
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323 We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
324 We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
325 We danced among the lightning bolts,
326 and tore the world asunder.
327
328 -- Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
329 written near the end of the previous Age,
c5aea195 330 known by some as the Third Age.
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331 Sometimes attributed to the Dragon
332 Reborn.
333
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334=head2 v5.21.0 - Friedrich von Schiller, The Song of the Bell
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336L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215826.html>
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338 Walled in fast within the earth
339 Stands the form burnt out of clay.
340 This must be the bell’s great birth!
341 Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
342 Sweat must trickle now
343 From the burning brow,
344 Till the work its master honour.
345 Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.
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347=head2 v5.20.0 - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
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349L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215815.html>
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351 But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
352 Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
353 Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
354 When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
355 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
356 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
357
358 -- William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
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360=head2 v5.20.0-RC1 - Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
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362L<Announced on 2014-05-17 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215479.html>
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364 When times go bad
365 when times go rough
366 Won't you lay me down in tall grass
367 And let me do my stuff
368
369 -- Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
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371=head2 v5.19.11 - Lautréamont, Les Chants de Maldoror
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373L<Announced on 2014-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/04/msg214580.html>
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375O rigorous mathematics, I have not forgotten you since your wise lessons,
376sweeter than honey, filtered into my heart like a refreshing wave.
377Instinctively, from the cradle, I had longed to drink from your source, older
378than the sun, and I continue to tread the sacred sanctuary of your solemn
379temple, I, the most faithful of your devotees. There was a vagueness in my
380mind, something thick as smoke; but I managed to mount the steps which lead to
381your altar, and you drove away this dark veil, as the wind blows the
382draught-board. You replaced it with excessive coldness, consummate prudence and
383implacable logic. With the aid of your fortifying milk, my intellect developed
384rapidly and took on immense proportions amid the ravishing lucidity which you
385bestow as a gift on all those who sincerely love you. Arithmetic! Algebra!
386Geometry! Awe-inspiring trinity! Luminous triangle! He who has not known you
387is a fool!
388
389 -- Isidore-Lucien Ducasse [as "Comte de Lautréamont"],
390 /Les Chants de Maldoror/, trans. Paul Knight
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392=head2 v5.19.10 - John Chadwick, The Decipherment of Linear B
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394L<Announced on 2014-03-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/03/msg213851.html>
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396The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even
397the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge
398withheld from others. Some are fortunate enough to find a job which
399consists in the solution of mysteries, whether it be the physicist who
400tracks down a hitherto unknown nuclear particle or the policeman who
401detects a criminal. But most of us are driven to sublimate this urge
402by the solving of artificial puzzles devised for our entertainment.
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404=head2 v5.19.9 - R. A. MacAvoy, Tea with the Black Dragon
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406L<Announced on 2014-02-20 by Tony Cook|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/02/msg213047.html>
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408Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
409rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
410stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
411know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
412that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
413chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
414clouds thickened above them.
415
416"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
417you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
418body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
419closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
420hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
421he looked Long in the face.
422
423"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
424master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
425grew fierce.
426
427"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
428fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
429truth!"
430
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431=head2 v5.19.8 - Joseph Heller, Catch-22
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433L<Announced on 2014-01-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211729.html>
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435“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
436hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
437
438“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
439
440“Is there? What is the point?”
441
442“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
443
444“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
445
446“The trick is not to think about that.”
447
448“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
449
450Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
451
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452=head2 v5.19.7 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"
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454L<Announced on 2013-12-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/12/msg210882.html>
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457
458 And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
459 down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
460 the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
461 were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
462 they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
463 Europe was over.
464
465 Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
466 leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
467 kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
468 horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
469
470 Birds were talking.
471
472 One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
473
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476=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
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478L<Announced on 2013-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/11/msg210043.html>
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481
482 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
483
484 Mr. Bun: Morning.
485 Waitress: Morning.
486 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
487 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
488 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
489 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
490 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
491 egg on top and spam
492 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
493 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
494 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
495 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
496 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
497 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
498 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
499 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
500 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
501 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
502
503 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
504
505 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
506 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
507 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
508 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
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512=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
513
514L<Announced on 2013-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/10/msg208752.html>
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517
518 I
519
520 A cat is strolling through my mind
521 Acting as though he owned the place,
522 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
523 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
524
525 So tender and discreet his tone;
526 But whether he should growl or purr
527 His voice is always rich and deep.
528 That is the secret of his charm.
529
530 This purling voice that filters down
531 Into my darkest depths of soul
532 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
533 Delights me as a potion would.
534
535 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
536 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
537 Without the need for any words
538 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
539
540 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
541 Across my heart, fine instrument,
542 And makes to sing so royally
543 The strongest and the purest chord,
544
545 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
546 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
547 In whom all is, angelically,
548 As subtle as harmonious.
549
550 II
551
552 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
553 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
554 I might have been embalmed in it
555 By giving him one little pet.
556
557 He is my household's guardian soul;
558 He judges, he presides, inspires
559 All matters in hos royal realm;
560 Might he be fairy? or a god?
561
562 When my eyes, to this cat I love
563 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
564 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
565 And when I look within myself,
566
567 I notice with astonishment
568 The fire of his opal eyes,
569 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
570 Taking my measure, steadily.
571
572 -- Charles Baudelaire, /The Flowers of Evil, 51. The Cat/,
573 trans. James McGowan
574
575=back
576
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577=head2 v5.19.4 - Washington Irving, "The Widow and Her Son"
578
579L<Announced on 2013-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/09/msg207969.html>
580
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582
583There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
584that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
585Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
586despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
587loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
588looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
589his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
590of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
591heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
592danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
593She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
594surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
595and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
596be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
597name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
598and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
599him.
600
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602
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603=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
604
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606
607=over
608
609E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
610written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
611betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
612have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
613personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
614Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
615For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
616political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
617working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
618between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
619however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
620logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
621an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
622to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
623outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
624there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
625There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
626
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629=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
630
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632
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633=over
634
635The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
636correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
637showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
638however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
639magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
640the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
641
642=back
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644=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
645
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647
648 Over hill, over dale,
649 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
650 Over park, over pale,
651 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
652 I do wander everywhere,
653 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
654 And I serve the fairy queen,
655 To dew her orbs upon the green.
656 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
657 In their gold coats, spots you see;
658 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
659 In their freckles live our savours.
660 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
661 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
662 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
663 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
664
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666
667L<Announced on 2013-05-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201980.html>
668
669 From the beginning, I knew…
670 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
671 …that I can't fix…
672 …with my hands…
673
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674=head2 v5.18.4 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow"
675
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677
678 Along the shore the cloud waves break,
679 The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
680 The shadows lengthen
681 In Carcosa.
682
683 Strange is the night where black stars rise,
684 And strange moons circle through the skies
685 But stranger still is
686 Lost Carcosa.
687
688 Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
689 Where flap the tatters of the King,
690 Must die unheard in
691 Dim Carcosa.
692
693 Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
694 Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
695 Shall dry and die in
696 Lost Carcosa.
697
698 -- Cassilda's Song in "The King in Yellow," Act i, Scene 2.
699 Robert W. Chambers
700
701=head2 v5.18.3 - (no epigraph)
702
703(no epigraph)
704
705=head2 v5.18.3-RC2 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow"
706
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709"Ah! I see it now!" I shrieked. "You have seized the throne and the
710empire. Woe! woe to you who are crowned with the crown of the King in
711Yellow!"
712
713 -- Robert W. Chambers, The King in Yellow, Act I, Scene 2.
714
715=head2 v5.18.3-RC1 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow"
716
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718
719 CAMILLA: You, sir, should unmask.
720
721 STRANGER: Indeed?
722
723 CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
724
725 STRANGER: I wear no mask.
726
727 CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
728
729 -- Robert W. Chambers, The King in Yellow, Act I, Scene 2.
730
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731=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
732
733L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
734
735One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
736only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
737that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
738about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
739places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
740Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
741mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
742every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
743
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744=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
745
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747
748The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
749systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
750thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
751operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
752ever seen.
753
754An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
755something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
756kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
757anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
758disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
759gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
760that renders the operating system unnecessary.
761
762=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
763
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765
766Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
767someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
768again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
769and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
770language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
771
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772=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
773
774L<Announced on 2013-05-18 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201940.html>
775
776It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
777who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
778walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
779and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
780search, in questions, in torment.
781
782=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, Catch-22
783
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785
786Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
787
788=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
789
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791
792 I'd love to go drowning
793 And to stay and to stay
794 But the ocean doesn't want me today
795 I'll go in up to here
796 It can't possibly hurt
797 All they will find is my beer
798 And my shirt
799
800=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
801
802L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
803
804 And the great day of wrath has come
805 And here's mud in your big red eye
806 The poker's in the fire
807 And the locusts take the sky
808 And the earth died screaming
809 While I lay dreaming of you
810
811=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
812
813L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
814
815 What's he building in there?
816
817 We have a right to know…
818
819=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel, This is Spın̈al Tap
820
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822
823It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
824eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
825
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827
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829
830The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
831followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
832safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
833place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
834would be famous for this.
835
836Six months passed. A year.
837
838The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
839Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
840powerful, it does not need to self-know.
841
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842=head2 v5.16.3 - Devo, Freedom of Choice
843
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845
846 A victim of collision on the open sea
847 Nobody ever said that life was free
848 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
849 But use your freedom of choice
850
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851=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, The Nine Billion Names of God
852
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855He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
856mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
857encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
858
859'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
860Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
861finished its run. It was due about now.'
862
863Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
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866'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
867is always a last time for everything.)
868
869Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
870
871
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872=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
873
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875
876Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
877The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
878recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
879his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
880Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
881of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
882Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
883of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
884'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
885embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
886'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
887in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
888leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
889
890The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
891Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
892in the destruction of the planet Earth.
893
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894=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, An Instance of the Fingerpost
895
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898I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
899the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
900dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
901between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
902improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
903fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
904I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
905them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
906do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
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908in his hand and the blood spattered his coat. Boyle also did not scruple to
909perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
910himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
911a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
912the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
913world is richer for it.
914
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916
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918
919No thought.
920 The boy extinguished. Only a place.
921 This place.
922 Motionless, the Pragma sat facing him, the bare soles of his feet flat against each other, his dark frock scored by the shadows of deep folds, his eyes as empty as the child they watched.
923 A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
924 For 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.
925 The 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 . . .
926 And 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.
927 The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
928 I have been legion . . .
929 In 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.
930 Now I understand.
931
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932=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
933
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935
936Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
937of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
938scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
939glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
940beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
941much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
942caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
943vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
944had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
945
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946=head2 v5.12.5 - William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
947
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950 Music oft hath such a charm
951 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
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953=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, The Cyberiad, Trurl's Machine
954
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957Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
958machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
959trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
960little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
961to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
e4a5e942 962he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
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964
965The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
966current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
967transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
968chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
969adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
970as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
971solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
972valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
973the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
974machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
975
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980Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
981behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
982recording everything.
983
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984=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
985
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989 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
990 She aims it at the creature's head,
991 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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994 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
995 But what a change! No cloak of red,
996 No silly hood upon her head.
997 She said, "Hello, and do please note
998 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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1001
1002L<Announced on 2012-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190775.html>
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1004Preparation:
1005
1006Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
1007or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
1008Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
1009look golden brown.
1010Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
1011ready to create the soup.
1012
1013Ingredients:
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1016 3 tbsp butter
1017 1/4 cup olive oil
1018 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
1019 1 tsp salt
1020 1 tsp sugar
1021 black pepper to taste
1022 1 cup red wine
1023 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1024 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
1025 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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1030 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
1031 to half an hour.
1032 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
1033 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
1034 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
1035 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
1036 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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1044‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
1045
1046Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
1047their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
1048
1049The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
1050butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
1051and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
1052
1053Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
1054
1055‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
1056
1057‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
1058
1059‘What?’
1060
1061‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
1062
1063‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
1064his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
1065dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
1066quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
1067
1068‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
1069an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
1070
1071‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
1072
1073The iotum rose, spinning.
1074
1075‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
1076
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1081On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
1082taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
1083"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
1084and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
1085merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
1086subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
1087Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
1088it.
1089
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1094`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
1095`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
1096hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
1097The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
1098been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
1099be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
1100to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
1101fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
1102
1103There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
1104climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
1105broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
1106implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
1107on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
1108Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
1109astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
1110for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
1111out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
1112the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
1113
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1118 Don't you know? You never split the party
1119 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
1120 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
1121 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
1122
1123 -- Emerald Rose, Never Split The Party
1124
1125=head2 v5.16.1 RC1 - Tom Moldvay - Dungeons & Dragons
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1129I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
1130Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
1131Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
1132The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
1133
1134
1135
1136I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
1137sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
1138collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
1139
1140My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
1141inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
1142swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
1143side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
1144The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
1145dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
1146
1147 -- Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook
1148
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1153 All I have is a voice
1154 To undo the folded lie,
1155 The romantic lie in the brain
1156 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
1157 And the lie of Authority
1158 Whose buildings grope the sky:
1159 There is no such thing as the State
1160 And no one exists alone;
1161 Hunger allows no choice
1162 To the citizen or the police;
1163 We must love one another or die.
1164
1165 -- W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939
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1170
1171 How many roads must a man walk down
1172 Before you call him a man?
1173 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
1174 Before she sleeps in the sand?
1175 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
1176 Before they're forever banned?
1177 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1178 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1179
1180 How many years can a mountain exist
1181 Before it's washed to the sea?
1182 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
1183 Before they're allowed to be free?
1184 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
1185 Pretending he just doesn't see?
1186 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1187 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1188
1189 How many times must a man look up
1190 Before he can see the sky?
1191 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
1192 Before he can hear people cry?
1193 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
1194 That too many people have died?
1195 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1196 The answer is blowin' in the wind
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1198 -- Bob Dylan, Spring 1962
1199
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1203
1204 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1205 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
1206 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1207 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
1208 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
1209
1210Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
1211age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
1212older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
1213debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
1214girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
1215A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
1216Top for more than one week.
1217
1218Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
1219lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
1220buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
1221into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
1222meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
1223soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
1224single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
1225
1226 "I'm never going to give you up"
1227
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1229
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1231
1232"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
1233
1234He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
1235notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
1236which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
1237OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
1238ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
1239
1240There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
1241busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
1242out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
1243mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
1244and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
1245with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
1246bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
1247chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
1248excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
1249down cheering and applauding.
1250
1251"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
1252
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1254
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1256
1257Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
1258into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
1259beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
1260winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
1261wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
1262over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
1263
1264But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
1265gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
1266villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
1267journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
1268domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
1269with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
1270by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
1271Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
1272
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1276
1277This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
1278been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
1279confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
1280how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
1281could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
1282putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
1283I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
1284before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
1285think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
1286all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
1287off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
1288was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
1289The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
1290endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
1291benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
1292boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
1293lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
1294Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
1295resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
1296Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
1297you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
1298
1299 -- Nikolai Gogol, The Diary of a Madman,
1300 trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
1301
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1303
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1305
1306A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
1307don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
1308without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
1309the human experience, the better design we will have.
1310
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1311=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, As You Like It
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1314
1315 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
1316 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
1317 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
1318 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
1319 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
1320 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
1321 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
1322 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
1323 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
1324 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
1325 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
1326 eaten them, but not for love.
1327
1328 -- As You Like It, William Shakespeare
1329
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1333
1334It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
1335do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
1336they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
1337catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
1338awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
1339inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
1340
1341So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
1342mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
1343the heart of the programmer.
1344
1345
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1350 All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
1351 the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
1352 do so at their peril.
1353
1354 It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
1355 Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
1356 work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
1357 artist is in accord with himself.
1358
1359 We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
1360 he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
1361 thing is that one admires it intensely.
1362
1363 All art is quite useless.
1364
1365 -- Oscar Wilde, From the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray
1366
1367
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1372 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
1373 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
1374 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
1375 things the significance of a human future;
1376 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
1377 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
1378 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
1379 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
1380 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
1381 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
1382 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
1383 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
1384 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
1385 hurtles all ages along with it forever
1386 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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1388 -- Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino, The First Elegy
1389 trans., C. F. MacIntyre
1390
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1391=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
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1394
1395Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
1396fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
1397winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
1398down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
1399being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
1400extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
1401but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
1402
1403Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
1404that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
1405around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
1406fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
1407the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
1408closed system.
1409
1410Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
1411the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
1412/be/ them.'
1413
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1418 If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all
1419 you will have gained.
1420
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1425 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
1426 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
1427 When breakfast is taken away,
1428 To turn his attention to dinner;
1429 And it's not in the range of belief,
1430 To look upon him as a glutton,
1431 Who, when he is tired of beef,
1432 Determines to tackle the mutton.
1433 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
1434 If it will appease her sorrow,
1435 I'll marry this lady today,
1436 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
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1441
1442At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
1443my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
1444the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
1445since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
1446already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
1447to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
1448the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
1449can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
1450unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
1451
1452=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
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1456 Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
1457 Tolerates no work of man.
1458 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
1459 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
1460 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
1461 While the last larks sing and soar,
1462 From the heather-blossoms sweet
1463 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
1464 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
1465 Eleanor makes macaroons!
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1467=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
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1471 Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
1472 And terrapin, too, is tasty,
1473 Lobster I freely endorse,
1474 In pate or patty or pasty.
1475 But there's nothing the matter with butter,
1476 And nothing the matter with jam,
1477 And the warmest greetings I utter
1478 To the ham and the yam and the clam.
1479 For they're food,
1480 All food,
1481 And I think very fondly of food.
1482 Through I'm broody at times
1483 When bothered by rhymes,
1484 I brood
1485 On food.
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1490
1491At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
1492myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
1493impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
1494"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
1495gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
1496or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
1497
1498I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
1499computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
1500ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
1501would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
1502my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
1503away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
1504won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
1505
1506So a freely distributable program is born.
1507
1508=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
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1512This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
1513continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
1514aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
1515and your bags will be offloaded.
1516
1517=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, Fordlandia, "the Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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1520
1521Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
1522of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
1523by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
1524sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
1525swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
1526down their paved streets.
1527
1528Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
1529obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
1530company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
1531the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
1532govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
1533the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
1534
1535=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
1536
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1539But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
1540my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
1541reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
1542wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
1543Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
1544the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
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1546just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
1547this had never reached me.
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1550
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1552
1553 When the full-grown poet came,
1554 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
1555 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
1556 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
1557 Nay he is mine alone;
1558 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
1559 by the hand;
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1561 holding hands,
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1562 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
1563 And wholly and joyously blends them.
1564
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1569 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
1570 nema ráða vel kunni.
1571 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
1572 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
1573 Sák á telgðu talkni
1574 tíu launstafi ristna.
1575 Þat hefr lauka lindi
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1579
1580L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
1581
1582In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
1583granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
1584do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
1585that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
1586generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
1587endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
1588that fire can truly light the world.
1589
1590And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
1591ask what you can do for your country.
1592
1593My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
1594but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
1595
1596Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
1597ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
1598we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
1599the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
1600asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
1601work must truly be our own.
1602
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1607The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
1608to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
1609between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
1610cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
1611areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
1612be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
1613As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
1614the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
1615instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
1616interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
1617also be automated.
1618
1619Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
1620if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
1621were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
1622and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
1623indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
1624techniques like X-ray crystallography.
1625
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1627
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1631
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1634[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
1635
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1636 Trinity: What did you just say?
1637 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
1638 Trinity: What did you see?
1639 Cypher: What happened?
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1640 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
1641 like it.
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1642 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
1643 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
1644 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
1645 Neo: What is it?
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1646 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
1647 they change something.
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1650
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1653The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
1654he storm vanishes.
1655
1656"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
1657fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
1658to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
1659me?"
1660
1661I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
1662like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
1663
1664"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
1665as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
1666on my heart.
1667
1668(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
1669
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1674Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
1675air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
1676the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
1677faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
1678of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
1679the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
1680deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
1681fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
1682stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
1683revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
1684
1685For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
1686courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
1687the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
1688jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
1689were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
1690there, a glimmer of moonshine.
1691
1692Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
1693rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
1694grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
1695park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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1702`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
1703`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
1704it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
1705she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
1706
1707 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
1708 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
1709 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
1710 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
1711
1712
1713`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
1714
1715`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
1716nonsense.'
1717
1718Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
1719anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
1720
1721`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
1722
1723`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
1724
1725`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
1726with his nose, you know?'
1727
1728`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
1729the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
1730
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1732
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1735Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
1736Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
1737notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
1738for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
1739sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
1740
1741Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
1742dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
1743Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
1744motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
1745Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
1746that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
1747had ever even been a car.
1748
1749There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
1750been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
1751this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
1752flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
1753re-entry.
1754
1755There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
1756metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
1757somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
1758make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
1759
1760It should have fallen apart miles back.
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1766We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
1767the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
1768in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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1770
1771=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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1775And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
1776bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
1777yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
1778with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
1779if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
1780bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
1781quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
1782
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1784
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1787The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
1788involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
1789when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
1790streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
1791road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
1792seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
1793smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
1794
1795"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
1796volcano were once more to set to work."
1797
1798=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
1799
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1802 I saw a huge steam roller,
1803 It blotted out the sun.
1804 The people all lay down, lay down;
1805 They did not try to run.
1806 My love and I, we looked amazed
1807 Upon the gory mystery.
1808 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
1809 'The great machine is history!'
1810 My love and I, we ran away,
1811 The engine did not find us.
1812 We ran up to a mountain top,
1813 Left history far behind us.
1814 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
1815 But somehow we don't think so.
1816 We went to see where history'd been,
1817 And my, the dead did stink so.
1818
1819=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1820
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1823CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
1824she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
1825seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
1826
1827What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
1828of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
1829has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
1830will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
1831only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
1832lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
1833design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
1834periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
1835
1836=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1837
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1840The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
1841from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
1842view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
1843Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
1844once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
1845endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
1846a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
1847will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
1848of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
1849Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
1850still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
1851
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1853
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1856"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
1857many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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1859what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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1860Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
1861had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
1862...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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1864hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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1865degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
1866and-thirty degrees."
1867
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1869
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1872San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
1873the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
1874hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
1875of the Free World."
1876
1877Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
1878level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
1879harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
1880exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
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1886Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
1887the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
1888just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
1889a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
1890it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
1891of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
1892common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
1893bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
1894
1895 Around and around and around we spin,
1896 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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1902'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
1903not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
1904your cat grins like that?'
1905
1906'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
1907
1908She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
1909jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
1910and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
1911
1912'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
1913that cats COULD grin.'
1914
1915'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
1916
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1921'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
1922have got altered.'
1923
1924'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
1925there was silence for some minutes.
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1931'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
1932always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
1933rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
1934yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
1935can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
1936kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
1937
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1939
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1942At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
1943called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
1944dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
1945in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
1946sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
1947
1948'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
1949is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
1950the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
1951to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
1952accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
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1963So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
1964hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
1965making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
1966picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
1967close by her.
1968
1969There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
1970VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
1971dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
1972occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
1973it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
1974OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
1975Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
1976never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
1977take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
1978after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
1979rabbit-hole under the hedge.
1980
1981In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
1982in the world she was to get out again.
1983
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1992 A little child, a limber elf,
1993 Singing, dancing to itself,
1994 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
1995 That always finds, and never seeks,
1996 Makes such a vision to the sight
1997 As fills a father's eyes with light;
1998 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
1999 Upon his heart, that he at last
2000 Must needs express his love's excess
2001 With words of unmeant bitterness.
2002 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
2003 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
2004 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
2005 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
2006 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
2007 At each wild word to feel within
2008 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
2009 And what, if in a world of sin
2010 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
2011 Such giddiness of heart and brain
2012 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
2013 So talks as it's most used to do.
2014
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2019And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
2020into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
2021mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
2022question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
2023hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
2024louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
2025who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
2026worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
2027done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
2028
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2030
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2036Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
2037
2038"Why ain't that work?"
2039
2040Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
2041is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
2042
2043"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
2044
2045The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
2046to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
2047
2048That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
2049swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
2050-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
2051watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
2052absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
2053
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2055
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2058The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
2059at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
2060streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
2061the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
2062live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
2063colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
2064as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
2065wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
2066prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
2067however much they're into colour.
2068
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2070
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2073Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
2074and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
2075word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
2076disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
2077everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
2078on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
2079that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
2080glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
b10ee209 2081war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Milo
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2082presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
2083for more hazardous assignment.
2084
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2086
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2089Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
2090streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
2091trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
2092to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
2093about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
2094of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
2095facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
2096explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
2097Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
2098people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
2099work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
2100their art.
2101
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2103
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2106'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
2107the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
2108Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
2109Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
2110responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
2111Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
2112Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
2113Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
2114Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
2115Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
2116
2117'Can they all type?' I joked.
2118
2119'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
2120McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
2121
2122I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
2123'We could have opened an agency.'
2124
2125Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
2126Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
2127amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
2128all say that, do they?' I ventured.
2129
2130Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
2131replied. 'Not quite all.'
2132
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2145He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
2146he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
2147out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
2148noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
2149must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
2150number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
2151did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
2152
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2161=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
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2165
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2174=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
2175
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2178This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
2179gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
2180technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
2181about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
2182bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
2183paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
2184in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
2185electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
2186picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
2187to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
2188technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
2189getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
2190sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
2191it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
2192conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
2193
2194"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
2195that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
2196`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
2197
2198"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
2199one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
2200flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
2201everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
2202make you flip?
2203
2204=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
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2208Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
2209
2210=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
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2214What of October, that ambiguous month
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2217
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2220Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
2221proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
2222the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
2223anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
2224how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
2225
2226'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
2227
2228This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
2229that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
2230
2231'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
2232expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
2233anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
2234sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
2235
2236This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
2237basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
2238policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
2239disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
2240the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
2241Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
2242and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
2243Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
2244
2245In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
2246reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
2247
2248I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
2249Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
2250for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
2251had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
2252work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
2253the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
2254left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
2255pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
2256the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
2257the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
2258
2259I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
2260publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
2261Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
2262
2263So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
2264pushing to increase the membership?
2265
2266'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
2267more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
2268futile and impotent it becomes.'
2269
2270This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
2271
2272Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
2273diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
2274
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2279There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
2280about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
2281four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
2282anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
2283thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
2284
2285Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
2286and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
2287press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
2288obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
2289produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
2290this draft...'
2291
2292I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
2293hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
2294incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
2295
2296'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
2297redundancy payments as well.'
2298
2299'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
2300it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
2301
2302'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
2303
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2308A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
2309was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
2310and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
2311jets and all.
2312
2313I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
2314
2315I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
2316Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
2317specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
2318the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
2319jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
2320grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
2321in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
2322
2323While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
2324taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
2325me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
2326sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
2327three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
2328plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
2329occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
2330were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
2331
2332And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
2333were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
2334
2335Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
2336name like Charlie Umtali?
2337
2338I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
2339know something about our official visitor.
2340
2341Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
2342has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
2343car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
2344to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
2345knew little of his background.
2346
2347I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
2348Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
2349first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
2350
2351Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
2352
2353'Why?' I enquired.
2354
2355'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
2356to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
2357never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
2358
2359Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
2360that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
2361
2362In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
2363where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
2364revolving door and comes out in front.'
2365
2366'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
2367
2368'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
2369
2370'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
2371
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2376 It's not that easy bein' green
2377 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
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2379 Or something much more colorful like that
2380
2381 It's not easy bein' green
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2383 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
2384 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
2385 Or stars in the sky
2386
2387 But green's the color of Spring
2388 And green can be cool and friendly-like
2389 And green can be big like an ocean
2390 Or important like a mountain
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2391 Or tall like a tree
2392
2393 When green is all there is to be
2394 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
2395 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
2396 And I think it's what I want to be
2397
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2402Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
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2410And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
2411hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
2412cat.
2413
2414Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 2415the wolf? What then?"
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2418
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2421And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
2422bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
2423round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
2424
2425In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
2426gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
2427climbed up the high stone wall.
2428
2429One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
2430stretched out over the wall.
2431
2432Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
2433Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
2434take care that he doesn't catch you!".
2435
2436The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
2437snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
2438
2439How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 2440the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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2442=head2 v5.8.6 - A. A. Milne, "The House at Pooh Corner"
2443
f3d08688 2444L<Announced on 2004-11-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg96304.html>
2831a86c 2445
4363636d 2446"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 2447you."
4363636d 2448
51caa79e 2449"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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2450
2451"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
2452and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 2453to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 2454
51caa79e 2455"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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2456
2457"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
2458planting it."
2459
2460"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 2461grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 2462
51caa79e 2463Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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2464
2465"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
2466Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 2467wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 2468
51caa79e 2469Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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2470
2471"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
2472how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 2473and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
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2475=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
2476
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2477L<Announced on 2004-11-11 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg95786.html>
2478
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2479"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
2480
2481"Hunting," said Pooh.
2482
2483"Hunting what?"
2484
2485"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
2486
2487"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
2488
2489"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
2490
2491"What do you think you'll answer?"
2492
2493"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
2494"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
2495you see there?"
2496
2497"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
2498excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
2499
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2500=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
2501
f3d08688 2502L<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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2504Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
2505ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
2506bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
2507waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
2508droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
2509hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
2510longbow.
2511
2512In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
2513often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
2514placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
2515likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
2516may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
2517Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
2518Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
2519farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
2520grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 2521T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
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2523=head2 v5.8.5-RC2 - wikipedia, "Beech"
2524
f3d08688 2525L<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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2527Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
2528ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
2529sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
2530pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
2531shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
2532
2533The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
2534Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 2535Caledonia and South America.
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2537=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
2538
f3d08688 2539L<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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2541The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
2542often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
2543large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
2544and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
2545spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
2546year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
2547may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
2548
2549It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
2550branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
2551of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
2552that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
2553
2554Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
2555other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
2556acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
2557mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
2558
2559It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 2560heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
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2562=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
2563
f3d08688 2564L<Announced on 2004-04-22 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90984.html>
2831a86c 2565
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2566 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
2567 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
2568 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
2569 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
2570
2571 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
2572 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
2573 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
2574 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
2575 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
2576 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
2577 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
2578 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
2579
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2580 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
2581 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
2582
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2583
2584=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
2585
f3d08688 2586L<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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2588 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
2589 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
2590 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
2591 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2592
2593 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
2594 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
2595 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
2596 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2597 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
2598 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
2599
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2600=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
2601
f3d08688 2602L<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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2604 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
2605 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
2606 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
2607 We must find him of the train can't start.'
2608 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
2609 They are searching high and low,
2610 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
2611 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
2612 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
2613 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
2614 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
2615 He's been busy in the luggage van!
2616 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
c5fb089a 2617 And the signal goes 'All Clear!'
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2618 And we're off at last of the northern part
2619 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
2620
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2621=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
2622
f3d08688 2623L<Announced on 2004-01-14 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg87317.html>
2831a86c 2624
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2625 We are the music makers,
2626 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
2627 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
2628 And sitting by desolate streams; --
2629 World-losers and world-forsakers,
2630 On whom the pale moon gleams:
2631 Yet we are the movers and shakers
2632 Of the world for ever, it seems.
4363636d 2633
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2634=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
2635
f3d08688 2636L<Announced on 2004-01-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg86969.html>
2831a86c 2637
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2638 There may be trouble ahead,
2639 But while there's music and moonlight,
2640 And love and romance,
2641 Let's face the music and dance.
2642
2643 Before the fiddlers have fled,
2644 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
2645 And while we still have that chance,
2646 Let's face the music and dance.
2647
2648 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
2649 Humming a different tune, and then,
2650
2651 There may be teardrops to shed,
2652 So while there's music and moonlight,
2653 And love and romance,
2654 Let's face the music and dance.
2655
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2656=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
2657
f3d08688 2658L<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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2660 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
2661 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
2662 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
2663 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
2664 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
2665 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
2666
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2667 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
2668 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
2669 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
2670 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
2671
2672 O my brave soul!
2673 O farther farther sail!
2674 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
2675 O farther, farther, farther sail!
2676
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2677=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle/John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
2678
f3d08688 2679L<Announced on 2003-11-03 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84645.html>
2831a86c 2680
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2681 It's fun to charter an accountant
2682 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
2683 To find, explore the funds offshore
2684 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
2685
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2686=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
2687
f3d08688 2688L<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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2690 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
2691 In a Sieve they went to sea:
2692 In spite of all their friends could say,
2693 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
2694 In a Sieve they went to sea!
2695 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
2696 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
2697 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
2698 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
2699 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
2700
2701 Far and few, far and few,
2702 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
2703 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
2704 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
2705
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2706=head2 v5.8.1 - epigraph same as v5.7.1
2707
2708L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
2709
2710=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
2711
2712L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
2713
2714No matter what she did with her hair it took about
2715three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
2716like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
2717no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
2718overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
2719
2720=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2721
2722L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
2723
2724Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
2725It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
2726devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
2727then you can be my most trusted minister."
2728
2729=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2730
2731L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
2732
2733Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
2734a knife with a curved blade.
2735
2736=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2737
2738L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
2739
2740Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
2741me because I've got magic aaargh."
2742
2743=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2744
2745L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
2746
2747Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
2748in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
2749with his head.
2750
2751But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
2752weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
2753open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
2754defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
2755Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
2756was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
2757
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2758=head2 v5.8.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2759
2760L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
2761
2762There was the faint sound of footsteps.
2763"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
2764said the low priest.
2765There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
2766The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
2767"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
2768The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
2769The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
2770The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
2771thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
2772There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
2773"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
2774said the High Priest.
2775"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
2776There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
2777"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
2778There were footsteps again.
2779
2780=head2 v5.8.0-RC3 - no epigraph
2781
2782L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
2783
2784=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
2785
2786L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
2787
2788=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
2789
2790L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
2791
2792=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2793
2794L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
2795
2796Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
2797No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
2798got there first, and is waiting for it.
2799
2800=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
2801
2802L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
2803
2804His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
2805the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
2806all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
2807bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
2808you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
2809
2810=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
2811
dd047fac 2812L<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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2814"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
2815
2816Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
2817
2818"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
2819flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
2820arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
2821and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
2822I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
2823I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
2824will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
2825liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
2826Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
2827ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
2828
2829"All that?" said Twoflower.
2830
2831"Usually."
2832
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2833=head2 v5.7.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"
2834
2835L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
2836
2837The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
2838but that had to be the 57th strangest.
2839[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
2840
2841=head2 v5.6.2 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
2842
f3d08688 2843L<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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2844
2845When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
2846sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
2847a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
2848what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
2849long in this instance.
2850
2851=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
2852
f3d08688 2853L<Announced on 2003-11-08 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84953.html>
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2854
2855"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
2856
2831a86c 2857=head2 v5.6.1 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", Riddles in the Dark
4363636d 2858
2831a86c 2859L<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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2861`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
2862himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
2863upset.
4363636d 2864
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2865`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
2866to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
4363636d 2867
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2868Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
2869stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
2870louder.
4363636d 2871
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2872`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
2873my precious, three guesseses.'
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2831a86c 2875=head2 v5.6.1-foolish - no epigraph
4363636d 2876
dd047fac 2877L<Announced on 2001-04-01 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33421.html>
3e340399 2878
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2881No announcement available.
2882
2831a86c 2883=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
4363636d 2884
2831a86c 2885L<Announced on 2001-01-31 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/01/msg29934.html>
4363636d 2886
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2831a86c 2891=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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2893L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
2894
2895 The dragon is withered,
2896 His bones are now crumbled;
2897 His armour is shivered,
2898 His splendour is humbled!
2899 Though sword shall be rusted,
2900 And throne and crown perish
2901 With strength that men trusted
2902 And wealth that they cherish,
2903 Here grass is still growing,
2904 And leaves are a yet swinging,
2905 The white water flowing,
2906 And elves are yet singing
2907 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
2908 Come back to the valley.
2909
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2910=head2 v5.6.0-RC3 - no epigraph
2911
2912L<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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2914=head2 v5.005_05-RC1 - no epigraph
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2916L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
2917
2918=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
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2922=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
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2925
2926The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
2927the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
2928never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
2929them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
2930chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
2931run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
2932and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
2933and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
2934and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
2935the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
2936fall.
2937
2938=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
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2941
2942Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
2943plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
2944going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
2945she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
2946at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
2947cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
2948hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
2949passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
2950disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
2951of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
2952she fell past it.
2953
2954=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
2955
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2956L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/12/msg86423.html>
2957
2958 't was 16 years ago today
2959 Larry taught us a new game
2960 of lazyness, impatience, and hubris
2961 Happy birthday, Perl!
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2963=head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
2964
0e6b8110 2965This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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2966on L<Perl Monks|http://perlmonks.org> titled
2967L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
2968by ysth.
2969
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