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0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
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0e6b8110 9Many Perl release announcements included an I<epigraph>, a short excerpt
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10from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release
11manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity,
12and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.
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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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2ee7da68 20=head2 v5.21.7 - Robert Heinlein, "The Number of the Beast"
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24"Zebadiah, Hilda and I salvaged and put everything into the basket.
25Hilda started to put it into our wardrobe-and it was heavy. So
26we looked. Packed as tight as when we left Oz. Six bananas-and
27everything else. Cross my heart. No, go look."
28"Hmmm- Jake, can you write equations for a picnic basket that
29refills itself? Will it go on doing so?"
30"Zeb, equations can be written to describe anything. The description
31would be simpler for a basket that replenishes itself indefinitely
32than for one that does it once and stops-I would have to describe
33the discontinuity."
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2ee7da68 35=head2 v5.21.6 - Jeff Noon, "Vurt"
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39GAME CAT
40
41EXCHANGE MECHANISMS. Sometimes we lose precious
42things. Friends and colleagues, fellow travellers in the
43Vurt, sometimes we lose them; even lovers we sometimes
44lose. And get bad things in exchange: aliens, objects,
45snakes, and sometimes even death. Things we don't want.
46This is part of the deal, part of the game deal;
47all things, in all worlds, must be kept in balance.
48Kittlings often ask, who decides on the swappings? Now then,
49some say it's all accidental; that some poor Vurt thing
50finds himself too close to a door, at too critical a time,
51just when something real is being lost. Whoosh! Swap time!
52Others say that some kind of overseer is working the
53MECHANISMS OF EXCHANGE, deciding the fate of innocents.
54The Cat can only tease at this, because of the big secrets
55involved, and because of the levels between you, the reader,
56and me, the Game Cat. Hey, listen; I've struggled to get
57where I am today; why should I give you the easy route?
58Get working, kittlings! Reach up higher. Work the Vurt.
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2ee7da68 60=head2 v5.21.5 - Friso Wiegersma (text), Jean Ferrat (music), Wim Sonneveld (performer), "Het Dorp"
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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2ee7da68 120=head2 v5.21.4 - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
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124To-day, being in latitude 83° 20', longitude 43° 5' W. (the sea being
125of an extraordinarily dark colour), we again saw land from the
126masthead, and, upon a closer scrutiny, found it to be one of a group
127of very large islands. The shore was precipitous, and the interior
128seemed to be well wooded, a circumstance which occasioned us great
129joy. In about four hours from our first discovering the land we came
130to anchor in ten fathoms, sandy bottom, a league from the coast, as a
131high surf, with strong ripples here and there, rendered a nearer
132approach of doubtful expediency. The two largest boats were now
133ordered out, and a party, well armed (among whome were Peters and
134myself), proceeded to look for an opening in the reef which appeared
135to encircle the island. After searching about for some time, we
136discovered an inlet, which we were entering, when we saw four large
137canoes put off from the shore, filled with men who seemed to be well
138armed. We waited for them to come up, and, as they moved with great
139rapidity, they were soon within hail. Captain Guy now held up a white
140handkerchief on the blade of an oar, when the strangers made a full
141stop, and commenced a loud jabbering all at once, intermingled with
142occasional shouts, in which we could distinguish the words Anamoo-moo!
143and Lama-Lama! They continued this for at least half an hour, during
144which we had a good opportunity of observing their appearance.
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2ee7da68 146=head2 v5.20.1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. Diana Reed, "Così fan tutte"
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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.
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2ee7da68 177=head2 v5.20.1-RC2 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. William Weaver, "Così fan tutte"
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181 GUGLIELMO:
182 Oh God, I feel that this foot of mine
183 is reluctant to come before her.
184
185 FERRANDO:
186 My trembling lip
187 can utter no word.
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189 DON ALFONSO:
190 The hero displays his manliness
191 in the most terrible moments.
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193 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA:
194 Now that we have heard the news,
195 you have the lesser duty:
196 Take heart, and plunge your swords
197 into both our hearts.
198
199 FERRANDO, GUGLIELMO:
200 My idol, blame fate
201 that I must abandon you.
202
203 DORABELLA: Ah no, you shall not leave...
204 FIORDILIGI: No, cruel one, you shall not go...
205 DORABELLA: First I want to tear out my heart.
206 FIORDILIGI: First I want to die at your feet.
207 FERRANDO (softly to Don Alfonso): What do you say to that?
208 GUGLIELMO (softly to Don Alfonso): You realise?
209 DON ALFONSO (softly): Steady, friend, finem lauda.
210
211 ALL:
212 Thus destiny defrauds
213 the hopes of mortals.
214 Ah, among so many misfortunes,
215 who can ever love life?
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2ee7da68 217=head2 v5.20.1-RC1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. William Weaver, "Così fan tutte"
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221 DON ALFONSO:
222 I'd like to speak, but I haven't the heart:
223 my lip stammers.
224 My voice cannot emerge,
225 but remains in my throat.
226 What will you do? What shall I do?
227 Oh what a great catastrophe!
228 There can be nothing worse.
229 I feel pity for you and for them.
230
231 FIORDILIGI: Heavens! For mercy's sake, Signor Alfonso, don't make us
232 die.
233 DON ALFONSO: My children, you must arm yourselves with constancy.
234 DORABELLA: Ye Gods! What evil has occurred? What horrible event? Is my
235 love dead, perhaps?
236 FIORDILIGI: Is mine dead?
237 DON ALFONSO: They are not dead, but they are not far from it.
238 DORABELLA: Wounded?
239 DON ALFONSO: No.
240 FIORDILIGI: Ill?
241 DON ALFONSO: Nor that.
242 FIORDILIGI: What, then?
243 DON ALFONSO: A royal command summons them to the field of battle.
244 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA: Alas, what do I hear? And they will leave?
245 DON ALFONSO: Immediately.
246 DORABELLA: And there is no way of preventing it?
247 DON ALFONSO: There is none.
248 FIORDILIGI: And not even a single farewell...
249 DON ALFONSO: The unhappy men haven't the courage to see you; but if
250 you wish it, they are ready...
251 DORABELLA: Where are they?
252 DON ALFONSO: Come in, friends.
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2ee7da68 254=head2 v5.21.3 - Robert Service, "The Men that Don't Fit In"
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258 If they just went straight they might go far,
259 They are strong and brave and true;
260 But they're always tired of the things that are,
261 And they want the strange and new.
262 They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
263 What a deep mark I would make!"
264 So they chop and change, and each fresh move
265 Is only a fresh mistake.
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2ee7da68 267=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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4ed12d4a 271 Armstrong: Okay. Here's a...Looks like a good area here.
72f869fd 272 Aldrin: I got the shadow out there.
4ed12d4a 273 Aldrin: 250, down at 2 1/2, 19 forward.
72f869fd 274 Aldrin: Altitude, velocity lights.
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275 Aldrin: 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward.
276 Aldrin: 11 forward. Coming down nicely.
72f869fd 277 Armstrong: Gonna be right over that crater.
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278 Aldrin: 200 feet, 4 1/2 down.
279 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down.
280 Armstrong: I got a good spot [garbled].
281 Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.
282 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. You're looking good.
283 Aldrin: 120 feet.
72f869fd 284 Aldrin: 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Quantity light.
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285 Aldrin: Okay. 75 feet. And it's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.
286 Duke: 60 seconds.
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287 Aldrin: Light's on.
288 Aldrin: 60 feet, down 2 1/2. 2 forward. 2 forward. That's good.
289 Aldrin: 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.
290 Aldrin: 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. [Garbled] shadow.
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291 Aldrin: 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. 20 feet,
292 down a half.
293 Duke: 30 seconds.
294 Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good.
72f869fd 295 Aldrin: Contact Light.
4ed12d4a 296 Armstrong: Shutdown.
72f869fd 297 Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop.
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298 Aldrin: ACA out of Detent.
299 Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto.
300 Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off.
72f869fd 301 Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in.
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302 Duke: We copy you down, Eagle.
303 Armstrong: Engine arm is off.
304 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
305 Duke: Roger, Twan...[correcting himself] Tranquility. We copy you on
306 the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue.
307 We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
72f869fd 308 Aldrin: Thank you.
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2ee7da68 310=head2 v5.21.1 - Robert Jordan, "The Crossroads of Twilights", Book 10 of "The Wheel of Time"
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314 We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
315 We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
316 We danced among the lightning bolts,
317 and tore the world asunder.
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319 -- Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
320 written near the end of the previous Age,
c5aea195 321 known by some as the Third Age.
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322 Sometimes attributed to the Dragon
323 Reborn.
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2ee7da68 325=head2 v5.21.0 - Friedrich von Schiller, "The Song of the Bell"
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329 Walled in fast within the earth
330 Stands the form burnt out of clay.
331 This must be the bell’s great birth!
332 Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
333 Sweat must trickle now
334 From the burning brow,
335 Till the work its master honour.
336 Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.
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338=head2 v5.20.0 - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
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342 But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
343 Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
344 Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
345 When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
346 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
347 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
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349=head2 v5.20.0-RC1 - Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
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353 When times go bad
354 when times go rough
355 Won't you lay me down in tall grass
356 And let me do my stuff
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2ee7da68 358=head2 v5.19.11 - Isidore-Lucien Ducasse [as "Comte de Lautréamont"], trans. Paul Knight, "Les Chants de Maldoror"
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362O rigorous mathematics, I have not forgotten you since your wise lessons,
363sweeter than honey, filtered into my heart like a refreshing wave.
364Instinctively, from the cradle, I had longed to drink from your source, older
365than the sun, and I continue to tread the sacred sanctuary of your solemn
366temple, I, the most faithful of your devotees. There was a vagueness in my
367mind, something thick as smoke; but I managed to mount the steps which lead to
368your altar, and you drove away this dark veil, as the wind blows the
369draught-board. You replaced it with excessive coldness, consummate prudence and
370implacable logic. With the aid of your fortifying milk, my intellect developed
371rapidly and took on immense proportions amid the ravishing lucidity which you
372bestow as a gift on all those who sincerely love you. Arithmetic! Algebra!
373Geometry! Awe-inspiring trinity! Luminous triangle! He who has not known you
374is a fool!
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2ee7da68 376=head2 v5.19.10 - John Chadwick, "The Decipherment of Linear B"
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380The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even
381the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge
382withheld from others. Some are fortunate enough to find a job which
383consists in the solution of mysteries, whether it be the physicist who
384tracks down a hitherto unknown nuclear particle or the policeman who
385detects a criminal. But most of us are driven to sublimate this urge
386by the solving of artificial puzzles devised for our entertainment.
387
2ee7da68 388=head2 v5.19.9 - R. A. MacAvoy, "Tea with the Black Dragon"
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392Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
393rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
394stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
395know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
396that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
397chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
398clouds thickened above them.
399
400"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
401you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
402body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
403closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
404hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
405he looked Long in the face.
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407"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
408master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
409grew fierce.
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411"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
412fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
413truth!"
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2ee7da68 415=head2 v5.19.8 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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419“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
420hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
421
422“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
423
424“Is there? What is the point?”
425
426“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
427
428“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
429
430“The trick is not to think about that.”
431
432“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
433
434Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
435
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436=head2 v5.19.7 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"
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440And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
441down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
442the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
443were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
444they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
445Europe was over.
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447Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
448leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
449kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
450horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
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e91f1fc1 452Birds were talking.
2cff31c9 453
e91f1fc1 454One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
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456=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
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460 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
461
462 Mr. Bun: Morning.
463 Waitress: Morning.
464 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
465 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
466 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
467 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
468 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
469 egg on top and spam
470 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
471 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
472 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
473 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
474 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
475 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
476 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
477 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
478 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
479 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
480
481 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
482
483 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
484 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
485 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
486 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
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40e1c3e8 488=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, trans. James McGowan, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
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492 I
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494 A cat is strolling through my mind
495 Acting as though he owned the place,
496 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
497 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
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499 So tender and discreet his tone;
500 But whether he should growl or purr
501 His voice is always rich and deep.
502 That is the secret of his charm.
503
504 This purling voice that filters down
505 Into my darkest depths of soul
506 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
507 Delights me as a potion would.
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509 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
510 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
511 Without the need for any words
512 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
513
514 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
515 Across my heart, fine instrument,
516 And makes to sing so royally
517 The strongest and the purest chord,
518
519 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
520 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
521 In whom all is, angelically,
522 As subtle as harmonious.
523
524 II
525
526 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
527 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
528 I might have been embalmed in it
529 By giving him one little pet.
530
531 He is my household's guardian soul;
532 He judges, he presides, inspires
533 All matters in hos royal realm;
534 Might he be fairy? or a god?
535
536 When my eyes, to this cat I love
537 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
538 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
539 And when I look within myself,
540
541 I notice with astonishment
542 The fire of his opal eyes,
543 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
544 Taking my measure, steadily.
545
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546=head2 v5.19.4 - Washington Irving, "The Widow and Her Son"
547
548L<Announced on 2013-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/09/msg207969.html>
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550There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
551that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
552Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
553despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
554loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
555looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
556his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
557of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
558heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
559danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
560She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
561surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
562and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
563be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
564name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
565and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
566him.
567
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568=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
569
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571
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572E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
573written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
574betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
575have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
576personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
577Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
578For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
579political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
580working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
581between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
582however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
583logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
584an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
585to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
586outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
587there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
588There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
589
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590=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
591
592L<Announced on 2013-07-22 by Aristotle Pagaltzis|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/07/msg204905.html>
593
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594The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
595correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
596showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
597however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
598magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
599the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
600
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601=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
602
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605 Over hill, over dale,
606 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
607 Over park, over pale,
608 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
609 I do wander everywhere,
610 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
611 And I serve the fairy queen,
612 To dew her orbs upon the green.
613 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
614 In their gold coats, spots you see;
615 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
616 In their freckles live our savours.
617 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
618 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
619 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
620 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
621
5f42d1f2 622=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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624L<Announced on 2013-05-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201980.html>
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626 From the beginning, I knew…
627 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
628 …that I can't fix…
629 …with my hands…
630
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635 Along the shore the cloud waves break,
636 The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
637 The shadows lengthen
638 In Carcosa.
639
640 Strange is the night where black stars rise,
641 And strange moons circle through the skies
642 But stranger still is
643 Lost Carcosa.
644
645 Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
646 Where flap the tatters of the King,
647 Must die unheard in
648 Dim Carcosa.
649
650 Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
651 Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
652 Shall dry and die in
653 Lost Carcosa.
654
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656
657(no epigraph)
658
40e1c3e8 659=head2 v5.18.3-RC2 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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662
663"Ah! I see it now!" I shrieked. "You have seized the throne and the
664empire. Woe! woe to you who are crowned with the crown of the King in
665Yellow!"
666
40e1c3e8 667=head2 v5.18.3-RC1 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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670
671 CAMILLA: You, sir, should unmask.
672
673 STRANGER: Indeed?
674
675 CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
676
677 STRANGER: I wear no mask.
678
679 CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
680
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681=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
682
683L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
684
685One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
686only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
687that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
688about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
689places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
690Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
691mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
692every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
693
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694=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
695
696L<Announced on 2013-08-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205897.html>
697
698The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
699systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
700thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
701operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
702ever seen.
703
704An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
705something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
706kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
707anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
708disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
709gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
710that renders the operating system unnecessary.
711
712=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
713
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716Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
717someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
718again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
719and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
720language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
721
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723
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725
726It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
727who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
728walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
729and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
730search, in questions, in torment.
731
2ee7da68 732=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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735
736Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
737
738=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
739
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741
742 I'd love to go drowning
743 And to stay and to stay
744 But the ocean doesn't want me today
745 I'll go in up to here
746 It can't possibly hurt
747 All they will find is my beer
748 And my shirt
749
750=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
751
752L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
753
754 And the great day of wrath has come
755 And here's mud in your big red eye
756 The poker's in the fire
757 And the locusts take the sky
758 And the earth died screaming
759 While I lay dreaming of you
760
761=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
762
763L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
764
765 What's he building in there?
766
767 We have a right to know…
768
2ee7da68 769=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel in "This is Spın̈al Tap"
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771L<Announced on 2013-04-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/04/msg201056.html>
772
773It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
774eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
775
2ee7da68 776=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, "A Fire Upon The Deep"
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779
780The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
781followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
782safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
783place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
784would be famous for this.
785
786Six months passed. A year.
787
72f869fd 788The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
7707f065 789Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
72f869fd 790powerful, it does not need to self-know.
7707f065 791
2ee7da68 792=head2 v5.16.3 - Devo, "Freedom of Choice"
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796 A victim of collision on the open sea
797 Nobody ever said that life was free
798 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
799 But use your freedom of choice
800
2ee7da68 801=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
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805He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
806mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
807encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
808
809'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
810Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
811finished its run. It was due about now.'
812
813Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
8af848c0 814see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
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816'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
817is always a last time for everything.)
818
819Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
820
821
2ee7da68 822=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy"
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826Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
827The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
828recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
829his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
830Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
831of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
832Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
833of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
834'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
835embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
836'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
837in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
838leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
839
840The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
841Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
842in the destruction of the planet Earth.
843
2ee7da68 844=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, "An Instance of the Fingerpost"
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847
848I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
849the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
850dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
851between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
852improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
853fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
854I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
855them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
856do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
b86ac955 857from an authority while others cut — when he taught, the knife was
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858in his hand and the blood spattered his coat. Boyle also did not scruple to
859perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
860himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
861a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
862the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
863world is richer for it.
864
2ee7da68 865=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, "The Darkness That Comes Before"
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869No thought.
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871The boy extinguished. Only a place.
872
873This place.
874
875Motionless, 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.
876
877A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
878
879For 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.
880
881The 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 . . .
882
883And 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.
884
885The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
886
887I have been legion . . .
888
889In 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.
890
891Now I understand.
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2ee7da68 893=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, "The Sirens of Titan"
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897Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
898of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
899scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
900glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
901beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
902much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
903caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
904vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
905had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
906
2ee7da68 907=head2 v5.12.5 - William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure"
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911 Music oft hath such a charm
912 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
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2ee7da68 914=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, "The Cyberiad", Trurl's Machine
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918Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
919machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
920trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
921little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
922to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
e4a5e942 923he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
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924the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
925
926The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
927current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
928transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
929chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
930adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
931as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
932solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
933valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
934the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
935machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
936
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941Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
942behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
943recording everything.
944
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945=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
946
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950 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
951 She aims it at the creature's head,
952 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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955 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
956 But what a change! No cloak of red,
957 No silly hood upon her head.
958 She said, "Hello, and do please note
959 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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962
963L<Announced on 2012-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190775.html>
964
965Preparation:
966
967Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
968or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
969Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
970look golden brown.
971Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
972ready to create the soup.
973
974Ingredients:
975
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977 3 tbsp butter
978 1/4 cup olive oil
979 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
980 1 tsp salt
981 1 tsp sugar
982 black pepper to taste
983 1 cup red wine
984 1/4 cup all purpose flour
985 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
986 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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988Method:
989
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991 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
992 to half an hour.
993 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
994 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
995 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
996 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
997 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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999Enjoy.
1000
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1004
1005‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
1006
1007Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
1008their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
1009
1010The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
1011butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
1012and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
1013
1014Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
1015
1016‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
1017
1018‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
1019
1020‘What?’
1021
1022‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
1023
1024‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
1025his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
1026dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
1027quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
1028
1029‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
1030an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
1031
1032‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
1033
1034The iotum rose, spinning.
1035
1036‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
1037
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1042On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
1043taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
1044"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
1045and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
1046merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
1047subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
1048Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
1049it.
1050
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1051=head2 v5.17.0 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
1052
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1054
1055`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
1056`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
1057hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
1058The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
1059been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
1060be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
1061to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
1062fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
1063
1064There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
1065climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
1066broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
1067implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
1068on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
1069Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
1070astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
1071for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
1072out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
1073the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
1074
2ee7da68 1075=head2 v5.16.1 - Emerald Rose, "Never Split The Party"
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1078
1079 Don't you know? You never split the party
1080 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
1081 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
1082 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
1083
2ee7da68 1084=head2 v5.16.1 RC1 - Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the "Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook"
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1087
1088I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
1089Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
1090Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
1091The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
1092
1093
1094
1095I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
1096sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
1097collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
1098
1099My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
1100inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
1101swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
1102side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
1103The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
1104dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
1105
2ee7da68 1106=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"
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1110 All I have is a voice
1111 To undo the folded lie,
1112 The romantic lie in the brain
1113 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
1114 And the lie of Authority
1115 Whose buildings grope the sky:
1116 There is no such thing as the State
1117 And no one exists alone;
1118 Hunger allows no choice
1119 To the citizen or the police;
1120 We must love one another or die.
1121
2ee7da68 1122=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan, "Blowin' In The Wind"
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1126 How many roads must a man walk down
1127 Before you call him a man?
1128 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
1129 Before she sleeps in the sand?
1130 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
1131 Before they're forever banned?
1132 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1133 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1134
1135 How many years can a mountain exist
1136 Before it's washed to the sea?
1137 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
1138 Before they're allowed to be free?
1139 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
1140 Pretending he just doesn't see?
1141 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1142 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1143
1144 How many times must a man look up
1145 Before he can see the sky?
1146 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
1147 Before he can hear people cry?
1148 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
1149 That too many people have died?
1150 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1151 The answer is blowin' in the wind
54fdd2d6 1152
2ee7da68 1153=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF, "The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way"
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1156
1157 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1158 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
1159 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1160 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
1161 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
1162
1163Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
1164age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
1165older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
1166debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
1167girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
1168A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
1169Top for more than one week.
1170
1171Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
1172lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
1173buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
1174into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
1175meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
1176soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
1177single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
1178
1179 "I'm never going to give you up"
1180
2ee7da68 1181=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, "The Voyage of QV66"
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1184
1185"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
1186
1187He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
1188notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
1189which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
1190OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
1191ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
1192
1193There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
1194busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
1195out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
1196mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
1197and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
1198with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
1199bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
1200chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
1201excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
1202down cheering and applauding.
1203
1204"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
1205
2ee7da68 1206=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, "A Wizard of Earthsea"
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1209
1210Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
1211into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
1212beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
1213winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
1214wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
1215over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
1216
1217But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
1218gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
1219villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
1220journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
1221domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
1222with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
1223by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
1224Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
1225
2ee7da68 1226=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, "The Diary of a Madman"
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1229
1230This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
1231been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
1232confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
1233how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
1234could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
1235putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
1236I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
1237before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
1238think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
1239all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
1240off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
1241was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
1242The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
1243endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
1244benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
1245boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
1246lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
1247Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
1248resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
1249Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
1250you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
1251
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1252=head2 v5.15.4 - Steve Jobs
1253
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1255
1256A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
1257don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
1258without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
1259the human experience, the better design we will have.
1260
2ee7da68 1261=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
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1264
1265 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
1266 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
1267 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
1268 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
1269 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
1270 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
1271 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
1272 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
1273 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
1274 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
1275 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
1276 eaten them, but not for love.
1277
c684cf36 1278=head2 v5.14.2 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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1281
1282It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
1283do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
1284they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
1285catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
1286awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
1287inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
1288
1289So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
1290mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
1291the heart of the programmer.
1292
2ee7da68 1293=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, From the preface to "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
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1297All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
1298the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
1299do so at their peril.
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1301It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
1302Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
1303work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
1304artist is in accord with himself.
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1306We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
1307he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
1308thing is that one admires it intensely.
607b15aa 1309
4ed12d4a 1310All art is quite useless.
607b15aa 1311
2ee7da68 1312=head2 v5.15.2 - Rainer Maria Rilke, trans., C. F. MacIntyre, "Duino", The First Elegy
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bfb65171 1315
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1316 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
1317 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
1318 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
1319 things the significance of a human future;
1320 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
1321 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
1322 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
1323 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
1324 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
1325 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
1326 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
1327 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
1328 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
1329 hurtles all ages along with it forever
1330 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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1332=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
1333
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1335
1336Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
1337fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
1338winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
1339down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
1340being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
1341extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
1342but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
1343
1344Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
1345that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
1346around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
1347fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
1348the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
1349closed system.
1350
1351Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
1352the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
1353/be/ them.'
1354
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1355=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
1356
1357L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
1358
4ed12d4a 1359If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
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1361=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
1362
1363L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173725.html>
1364
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1365 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
1366 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
1367 When breakfast is taken away,
1368 To turn his attention to dinner;
1369 And it's not in the range of belief,
1370 To look upon him as a glutton,
1371 Who, when he is tired of beef,
1372 Determines to tackle the mutton.
1373 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
1374 If it will appease her sorrow,
1375 I'll marry this lady today,
1376 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
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c684cf36 1378=head2 v5.14.1 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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1379
1380L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
1381
1382At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
1383my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
1384the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
1385since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
1386already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
1387to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
1388the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
1389can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
1390unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
1391
1392=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
1393
1394L<Announced on 2011-06-15 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173609.html>
1395
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1396 Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
1397 Tolerates no work of man.
1398 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
1399 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
1400 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
1401 While the last larks sing and soar,
1402 From the heather-blossoms sweet
1403 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
1404 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
1405 Eleanor makes macaroons!
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1407=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
1408
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1411 Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
1412 And terrapin, too, is tasty,
1413 Lobster I freely endorse,
1414 In pate or patty or pasty.
1415 But there's nothing the matter with butter,
1416 And nothing the matter with jam,
1417 And the warmest greetings I utter
1418 To the ham and the yam and the clam.
1419 For they're food,
1420 All food,
1421 And I think very fondly of food.
1422 Through I'm broody at times
1423 When bothered by rhymes,
1424 I brood
1425 On food.
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c684cf36 1427=head2 v5.14.0 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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1429L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
1430
1431At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
1432myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
1433impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
1434"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
1435gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
1436or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
1437
1438I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
1439computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
1440ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
1441would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
1442my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
1443away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
1444won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
1445
1446So a freely distributable program is born.
1447
1448=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
1449
1450L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
1451
1452This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
1453continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
1454aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
1455and your bags will be offloaded.
1456
2ee7da68 1457=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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1458
1459L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
1460
1461Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
1462of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
1463by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
1464sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
1465swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
1466down their paved streets.
1467
1468Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
1469obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
1470company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
1471the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
1472govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
1473the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
1474
1475=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
1476
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1479But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
1480my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
1481reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
1482wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
1483Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
1484the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
b86ac955 1485This seemed doubly astounding to me—first that Australia could
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1487this had never reached me.
1488
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1492
1493 When the full-grown poet came,
1494 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
1495 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
1496 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
1497 Nay he is mine alone;
1498 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
1499 by the hand;
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1501 holding hands,
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1502 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
1503 And wholly and joyously blends them.
1504
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1509 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
1510 nema ráða vel kunni.
1511 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
1512 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
1513 Sák á telgðu talkni
1514 tíu launstafi ristna.
1515 Þat hefr lauka lindi
1516 langs ofrtrega fengit.
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1519
1520L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
1521
1522In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
1523granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
1524do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
1525that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
1526generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
1527endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
1528that fire can truly light the world.
1529
1530And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
1531ask what you can do for your country.
1532
1533My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
1534but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
1535
1536Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
1537ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
1538we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
1539the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
1540asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
1541work must truly be our own.
1542
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1547The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
1548to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
1549between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
1550cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
1551areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
1552be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
1553As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
1554the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
1555instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
1556interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
1557also be automated.
1558
1559Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
1560if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
1561were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
1562and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
1563indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
1564techniques like X-ray crystallography.
1565
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1570[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
1571
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1574[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
1575
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1576 Trinity: What did you just say?
1577 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
1578 Trinity: What did you see?
1579 Cypher: What happened?
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1580 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
1581 like it.
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1582 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
1583 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
1584 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
1585 Neo: What is it?
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1586 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
1587 they change something.
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1590
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1593The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
1594he storm vanishes.
1595
1596"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
1597fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
1598to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
1599me?"
1600
1601I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
1602like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
1603
1604"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
1605as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
1606on my heart.
1607
1608(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
1609
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1614Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
1615air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
1616the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
1617faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
1618of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
1619the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
1620deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
1621fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
1622stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
1623revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
1624
1625For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
1626courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
1627the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
1628jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
1629were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
1630there, a glimmer of moonshine.
1631
1632Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
1633rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
1634grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
1635park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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1639
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1642`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
1643`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
1644it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
1645she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
1646
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1647 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
1648 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
1649 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
1650 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
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1652
1653`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
1654
1655`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
1656nonsense.'
1657
1658Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
1659anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
1660
1661`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
1662
1663`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
1664
1665`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
1666with his nose, you know?'
1667
1668`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
1669the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
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1672
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1675Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
1676Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
1677notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
1678for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
1679sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
1680
1681Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
1682dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
1683Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
1684motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
1685Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
1686that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
1687had ever even been a car.
1688
1689There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
1690been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
1691this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
1692flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
1693re-entry.
1694
1695There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
1696metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
1697somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
1698make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
1699
1700It should have fallen apart miles back.
1701
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1706We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
1707the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
1708in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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1710
1711=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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1715And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
1716bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
1717yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
1718with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
1719if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
1720bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
1721quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
1722
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1724
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1727The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
1728involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
1729when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
1730streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
1731road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
1732seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
1733smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
1734
1735"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
1736volcano were once more to set to work."
1737
1738=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
1739
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1742 I saw a huge steam roller,
1743 It blotted out the sun.
1744 The people all lay down, lay down;
1745 They did not try to run.
1746 My love and I, we looked amazed
1747 Upon the gory mystery.
1748 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
1749 'The great machine is history!'
1750 My love and I, we ran away,
1751 The engine did not find us.
1752 We ran up to a mountain top,
1753 Left history far behind us.
1754 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
1755 But somehow we don't think so.
1756 We went to see where history'd been,
1757 And my, the dead did stink so.
1758
1759=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1760
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1763CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
1764she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
1765seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
1766
1767What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
1768of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
1769has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
1770will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
1771only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
1772lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
1773design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
1774periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
1775
1776=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1777
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1780The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
1781from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
1782view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
1783Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
1784once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
1785endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
1786a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
1787will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
1788of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
1789Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
1790still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
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1793
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1796"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
1797many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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1799what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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1800Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
1801had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
1802...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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1804hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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1805degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
1806and-thirty degrees."
1807
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1812San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
1813the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
1814hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
1815of the Free World."
1816
1817Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
1818level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
1819harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
1820exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
1821
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1826Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
1827the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
1828just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
1829a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
1830it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
1831of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
1832common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
1833bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
1834
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1836 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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1842'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
1843not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
1844your cat grins like that?'
1845
1846'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
1847
1848She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
1849jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
1850and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
1851
1852'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
1853that cats COULD grin.'
1854
1855'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
1856
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1861'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
1862have got altered.'
1863
1864'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
1865there was silence for some minutes.
1866
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1871'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
1872always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
1873rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
1874yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
1875can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
1876kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
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1882At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
1883called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
1884dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
1885in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
1886sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
1887
1888'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
1889is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
1890the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
1891to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
1892accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
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1903So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
1904hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
1905making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
1906picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
1907close by her.
1908
1909There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
1910VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
1911dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
1912occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
1913it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
1914OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
1915Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
1916never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
1917take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
1918after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
1919rabbit-hole under the hedge.
1920
1921In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
1922in the world she was to get out again.
1923
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1932 A little child, a limber elf,
1933 Singing, dancing to itself,
1934 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
1935 That always finds, and never seeks,
1936 Makes such a vision to the sight
1937 As fills a father's eyes with light;
1938 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
1939 Upon his heart, that he at last
1940 Must needs express his love's excess
1941 With words of unmeant bitterness.
1942 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
1943 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
1944 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
1945 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
1946 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
1947 At each wild word to feel within
1948 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
1949 And what, if in a world of sin
1950 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
1951 Such giddiness of heart and brain
1952 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
1953 So talks as it's most used to do.
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1955=head2 v5.11.4 - Fyodor Dostoevsky, "Crime and Punishment"
1956
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1959And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
1960into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
1961mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
1962question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
1963hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
1964louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
1965who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
1966worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
1967done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
1968
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1970
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4363636d 1973"Say -- I'm going in a swimming, I am. Don't you wish you could? But of
d517a16a 1974course you'd druther work -- wouldn't you? Course you would!"
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1976Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
1977
1978"Why ain't that work?"
1979
1980Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
1981is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
1982
1983"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
1984
1985The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
1986to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
1987
1988That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
1989swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
1990-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
1991watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
1992absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
1993
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1995
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1998The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
1999at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
2000streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
2001the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
2002live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
2003colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
2004as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
2005wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
2006prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
2007however much they're into colour.
2008
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2010
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2013Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
2014and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
2015word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
2016disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
2017everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
2018on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
2019that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
2020glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
b10ee209 2021war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Milo
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2022presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
2023for more hazardous assignment.
2024
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2025=head2 v5.11.0 - Mikhail Bulgakov, "The Master and Margarita"
2026
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2029Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
2030streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
2031trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
2032to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
2033about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
2034of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
2035facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
2036explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
2037Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
2038people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
2039work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
2040their art.
2041
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2043
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2046'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
2047the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
2048Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
2049Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
2050responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
2051Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
2052Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
2053Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
2054Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
2055Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
2056
2057'Can they all type?' I joked.
2058
2059'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
2060McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
2061
2062I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
2063'We could have opened an agency.'
2064
2065Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
2066Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
2067amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
2068all say that, do they?' I ventured.
2069
2070Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
2071replied. 'Not quite all.'
2072
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2085He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
2086he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
2087out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
2088noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
2089must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
2090number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
2091did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
2092
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2097=head2 v5.10.0-RC1 - no epigraph
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2101=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
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2103L<Pre-announced on 2007-07-07 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2007/07/msg126358.html>,
2104available on CPAN with same date, but never actually announced.
2105
2106=head2 v5.9.4 - no epigraph
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2110=head2 v5.9.3 - no epigraph
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2114=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
2115
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2118This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
2119gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
2120technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
2121about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
2122bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
2123paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
2124in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
2125electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
2126picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
2127to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
2128technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
2129getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
2130sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
2131it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
2132conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
2133
2134"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
2135that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
2136`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
2137
2138"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
2139one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
2140flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
2141everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
2142make you flip?
2143
2144=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
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2147
2148Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
2149
2150=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
2151
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2154What of October, that ambiguous month
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2157
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2160Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
2161proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
2162the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
2163anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
2164how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
2165
2166'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
2167
2168This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
2169that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
2170
2171'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
2172expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
2173anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
2174sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
2175
2176This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
2177basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
2178policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
2179disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
2180the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
2181Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
2182and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
2183Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
2184
2185In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
2186reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
2187
2188I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
2189Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
2190for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
2191had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
2192work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
2193the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
2194left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
2195pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
2196the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
2197the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
2198
2199I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
2200publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
2201Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
2202
2203So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
2204pushing to increase the membership?
2205
2206'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
2207more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
2208futile and impotent it becomes.'
2209
2210This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
2211
2212Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
2213diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
2214
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2216
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2219There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
2220about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
2221four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
2222anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
2223thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
2224
2225Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
2226and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
2227press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
2228obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
2229produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
2230this draft...'
2231
2232I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
2233hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
2234incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
2235
2236'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
2237redundancy payments as well.'
2238
2239'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
2240it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
2241
2242'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
2243
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2248A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
2249was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
2250and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
2251jets and all.
2252
2253I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
2254
2255I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
2256Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
2257specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
2258the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
2259jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
2260grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
2261in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
2262
2263While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
2264taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
2265me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
2266sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
2267three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
2268plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
2269occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
2270were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
2271
2272And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
2273were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
2274
2275Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
2276name like Charlie Umtali?
2277
2278I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
2279know something about our official visitor.
2280
2281Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
2282has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
2283car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
2284to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
2285knew little of his background.
2286
2287I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
2288Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
2289first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
2290
2291Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
2292
2293'Why?' I enquired.
2294
2295'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
2296to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
2297never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
2298
2299Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
2300that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
2301
2302In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
2303where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
2304revolving door and comes out in front.'
2305
2306'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
2307
2308'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
2309
2310'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
2311
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2316 It's not that easy bein' green
2317 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
2318 When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
2319 Or something much more colorful like that
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2321 It's not easy bein' green
2322 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
2323 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
2324 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
2325 Or stars in the sky
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2327 But green's the color of Spring
2328 And green can be cool and friendly-like
2329 And green can be big like an ocean
2330 Or important like a mountain
2331 Or tall like a tree
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2333 When green is all there is to be
2334 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
2335 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
2336 And I think it's what I want to be
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2339
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4ed12d4a 2342 Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 2343
4ed12d4a 2344 Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
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2350And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
2351hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
2352cat.
2353
2354Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 2355the wolf? What then?"
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2358
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2361And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
2362bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
2363round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
2364
2365In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
2366gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
2367climbed up the high stone wall.
2368
2369One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
2370stretched out over the wall.
2371
2372Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
2373Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
2374take care that he doesn't catch you!".
2375
2376The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
2377snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
2378
2379How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 2380the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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2382=head2 v5.8.6 - A. A. Milne, "The House at Pooh Corner"
2383
f3d08688 2384L<Announced on 2004-11-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg96304.html>
2831a86c 2385
4363636d 2386"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 2387you."
4363636d 2388
51caa79e 2389"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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2390
2391"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
2392and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 2393to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 2394
51caa79e 2395"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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2396
2397"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
2398planting it."
2399
2400"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 2401grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 2402
51caa79e 2403Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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2404
2405"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
2406Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 2407wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 2408
51caa79e 2409Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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2410
2411"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
2412how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 2413and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
4363636d 2414
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2415=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
2416
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2417L<Announced on 2004-11-11 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg95786.html>
2418
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2419"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
2420
2421"Hunting," said Pooh.
2422
2423"Hunting what?"
2424
2425"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
2426
2427"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
2428
2429"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
2430
2431"What do you think you'll answer?"
2432
2433"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
2434"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
2435you see there?"
2436
2437"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
2438excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
2439
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2440=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
2441
f3d08688 2442L<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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2444Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
2445ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
2446bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
2447waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
2448droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
2449hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
2450longbow.
2451
2452In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
2453often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
2454placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
2455likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
2456may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
2457Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
2458Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
2459farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
2460grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 2461T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
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2463=head2 v5.8.5-RC2 - wikipedia, "Beech"
2464
f3d08688 2465L<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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2467Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
2468ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
2469sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
2470pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
2471shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
2472
2473The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
2474Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 2475Caledonia and South America.
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2477=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
2478
f3d08688 2479L<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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2481The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
2482often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
2483large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
2484and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
2485spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
2486year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
2487may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
2488
2489It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
2490branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
2491of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
2492that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
2493
2494Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
2495other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
2496acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
2497mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
2498
2499It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 2500heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
4363636d 2501
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2502=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
2503
f3d08688 2504L<Announced on 2004-04-22 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90984.html>
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2506 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
2507 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
2508 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
2509 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
2510
2511 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
2512 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
2513 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
2514 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
2515 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
2516 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
2517 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
2518 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
2519
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2520 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
2521 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
2522
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2523
2524=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
2525
f3d08688 2526L<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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2528 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
2529 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
2530 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
2531 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2532
2533 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
2534 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
2535 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
2536 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2537 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
2538 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
2539
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2540=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
2541
f3d08688 2542L<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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2544 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
2545 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
2546 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
2547 We must find him of the train can't start.'
2548 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
2549 They are searching high and low,
2550 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
2551 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
2552 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
2553 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
2554 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
2555 He's been busy in the luggage van!
2556 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
c5fb089a 2557 And the signal goes 'All Clear!'
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2558 And we're off at last of the northern part
2559 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
2560
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2561=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
2562
f3d08688 2563L<Announced on 2004-01-14 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg87317.html>
2831a86c 2564
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2565 We are the music makers,
2566 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
2567 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
2568 And sitting by desolate streams; --
2569 World-losers and world-forsakers,
2570 On whom the pale moon gleams:
2571 Yet we are the movers and shakers
2572 Of the world for ever, it seems.
4363636d 2573
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2574=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
2575
f3d08688 2576L<Announced on 2004-01-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg86969.html>
2831a86c 2577
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2578 There may be trouble ahead,
2579 But while there's music and moonlight,
2580 And love and romance,
2581 Let's face the music and dance.
2582
2583 Before the fiddlers have fled,
2584 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
2585 And while we still have that chance,
2586 Let's face the music and dance.
2587
2588 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
2589 Humming a different tune, and then,
2590
2591 There may be teardrops to shed,
2592 So while there's music and moonlight,
2593 And love and romance,
2594 Let's face the music and dance.
2595
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2596=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
2597
f3d08688 2598L<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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2600 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
2601 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
2602 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
2603 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
2604 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
2605 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
2606
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2607 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
2608 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
2609 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
2610 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
2611
2612 O my brave soul!
2613 O farther farther sail!
2614 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
2615 O farther, farther, farther sail!
2616
2ee7da68 2617=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle and John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
4363636d 2618
f3d08688 2619L<Announced on 2003-11-03 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84645.html>
2831a86c 2620
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2621 It's fun to charter an accountant
2622 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
2623 To find, explore the funds offshore
2624 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
2625
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2626=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
2627
f3d08688 2628L<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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2630 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
2631 In a Sieve they went to sea:
2632 In spite of all their friends could say,
2633 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
2634 In a Sieve they went to sea!
2635 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
2636 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
2637 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
2638 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
2639 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
2640
2641 Far and few, far and few,
2642 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
2643 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
2644 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
2645
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2646=head2 v5.8.1 - epigraph same as v5.7.1
2647
2648L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
2649
2650=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
2651
2652L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
2653
2654No matter what she did with her hair it took about
2655three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
2656like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
2657no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
2658overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
2659
2660=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2661
2662L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
2663
2664Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
2665It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
2666devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
2667then you can be my most trusted minister."
2668
2669=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2670
2671L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
2672
2673Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
2674a knife with a curved blade.
2675
2676=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2677
2678L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
2679
2680Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
2681me because I've got magic aaargh."
2682
2683=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2684
2685L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
2686
2687Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
2688in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
2689with his head.
2690
2691But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
2692weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
2693open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
2694defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
2695Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
2696was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
2697
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2698=head2 v5.8.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2699
2700L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
2701
2702There was the faint sound of footsteps.
2703"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
2704said the low priest.
2705There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
2706The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
2707"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
2708The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
2709The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
2710The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
2711thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
2712There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
2713"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
2714said the High Priest.
2715"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
2716There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
2717"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
2718There were footsteps again.
2719
2720=head2 v5.8.0-RC3 - no epigraph
2721
2722L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
2723
2724=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
2725
2726L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
2727
2728=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
2729
2730L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
2731
2732=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2733
2734L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
2735
2736Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
2737No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
2738got there first, and is waiting for it.
2739
2740=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
2741
2742L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
2743
2744His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
2745the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
2746all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
2747bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
2748you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
2749
2750=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
2751
dd047fac 2752L<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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2754"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
2755
2756Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
2757
2758"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
2759flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
2760arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
2761and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
2762I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
2763I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
2764will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
2765liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
2766Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
2767ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
2768
2769"All that?" said Twoflower.
2770
2771"Usually."
2772
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2773=head2 v5.7.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"
2774
2775L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
2776
2777The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
2778but that had to be the 57th strangest.
2779[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
2780
2ee7da68 2781=head2 v5.6.2 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
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f3d08688 2783L<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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2784
2785When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
2786sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
2787a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
2788what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
2789long in this instance.
2790
2ee7da68 2791=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
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f3d08688 2793L<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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2794
2795"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
2796
2831a86c 2797=head2 v5.6.1 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", Riddles in the Dark
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2831a86c 2799L<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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2801`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
2802himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
2803upset.
4363636d 2804
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2805`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
2806to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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2808Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
2809stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
2810louder.
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2812`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
2813my precious, three guesseses.'
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4363636d 2816
dd047fac 2817L<Announced on 2001-04-01 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33421.html>
3e340399 2818
2831a86c 2819=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL3 - I can't find the announcement
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2821No announcement available.
2822
2831a86c 2823=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 2827=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL1 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 2829L<Announced on 2000-12-18 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/12/msg27738.html>
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2831a86c 2831=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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2833L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
2834
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2835 The dragon is withered,
2836 His bones are now crumbled;
2837 His armour is shivered,
2838 His splendour is humbled!
2839 Though sword shall be rusted,
2840 And throne and crown perish
2841 With strength that men trusted
2842 And wealth that they cherish,
2843 Here grass is still growing,
2844 And leaves are a yet swinging,
2845 The white water flowing,
2846 And elves are yet singing
2847 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
2848 Come back to the valley.
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2850=head2 v5.6.0-RC3 - no epigraph
2851
2852L<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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2854=head2 v5.005_05-RC1 - no epigraph
2855
2856L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
2857
2858=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
2859
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2862=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
2863
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2865
2866The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
2867the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
2868never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
2869them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
2870chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
2871run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
2872and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
2873and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
2874and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
2875the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
2876fall.
2877
2878=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
2879
f3d08688 2880L<Announced on 2004-02-05 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/02/msg88312.html>
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2881
2882Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
2883plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
2884going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
2885she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
2886at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
2887cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
2888hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
2889passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
2890disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
2891of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
2892she fell past it.
2893
2894=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
2895
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2896L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/12/msg86423.html>
2897
2898 't was 16 years ago today
2899 Larry taught us a new game
2900 of lazyness, impatience, and hubris
2901 Happy birthday, Perl!
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2903=head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
2904
0e6b8110 2905This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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2906on L<Perl Monks|http://perlmonks.org> titled
2907L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
2908by ysth.
2909
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