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0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
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7=head1 DESCRIPTION
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0e6b8110 9Many Perl release announcements included an I<epigraph>, a short excerpt
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10from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release
11manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity,
12and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.
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14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as <epigrams>, but the
15definition of I<epigraph> is closer to the way they have been used.
16Consult your favorite dictionary for details.
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18=head1 EPIGRAPHS
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20=head2 v5.19.8 - Joseph Heller, Catch-22
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22L<Announced on 2014-01-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211729.html>
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24“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
25hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
26
27“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
28
29“Is there? What is the point?”
30
31“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
32
33“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
34
35“The trick is not to think about that.”
36
37“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
38
39Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
40
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41=head2 v5.19.7 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"
42
43L<Announced on 2013-12-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/12/msg210882.html>
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45=over
46
47 And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
48 down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
49 the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
50 were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
51 they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
52 Europe was over.
53
54 Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
55 leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
56 kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
57 horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
58
59 Birds were talking.
60
61 One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
62
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65=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
66
67L<Announced on 2013-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/11/msg210043.html>
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69=over
70
71 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
72
73 Mr. Bun: Morning.
74 Waitress: Morning.
75 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
76 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
77 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
78 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
79 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
80 egg on top and spam
81 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
82 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
83 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
84 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
85 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
86 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
87 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
88 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
89 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
90 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
91
92 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
93
94 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
95 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
96 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
97 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
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101=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
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103L<Announced on 2013-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/10/msg208752.html>
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107 I
108
109 A cat is strolling through my mind
110 Acting as though he owned the place,
111 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
112 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
113
114 So tender and discreet his tone;
115 But whether he should growl or purr
116 His voice is always rich and deep.
117 That is the secret of his charm.
118
119 This purling voice that filters down
120 Into my darkest depths of soul
121 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
122 Delights me as a potion would.
123
124 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
125 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
126 Without the need for any words
127 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
128
129 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
130 Across my heart, fine instrument,
131 And makes to sing so royally
132 The strongest and the purest chord,
133
134 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
135 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
136 In whom all is, angelically,
137 As subtle as harmonious.
138
139 II
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141 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
142 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
143 I might have been embalmed in it
144 By giving him one little pet.
145
146 He is my household's guardian soul;
147 He judges, he presides, inspires
148 All matters in hos royal realm;
149 Might he be fairy? or a god?
150
151 When my eyes, to this cat I love
152 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
153 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
154 And when I look within myself,
155
156 I notice with astonishment
157 The fire of his opal eyes,
158 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
159 Taking my measure, steadily.
160
161 -- Charles Baudelaire, /The Flowers of Evil, 51. The Cat/,
162 trans. James McGowan
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166=head2 v5.19.4 - Washington Irving, "The Widow and Her Son"
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168L<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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172There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
173that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
174Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
175despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
176loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
177looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
178his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
179of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
180heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
181danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
182She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
183surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
184and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
185be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
186name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
187and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
188him.
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192=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
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194L<Announced on 2013-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg206318.html>
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197
198E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
199written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
200betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
201have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
202personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
203Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
204For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
205political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
206working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
207between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
208however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
209logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
210an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
211to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
212outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
213there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
214There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
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218=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
219
220L<Announced on 2013-07-22 by Aristotle Pagaltzis|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/07/msg204905.html>
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223
224The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
225correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
226showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
227however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
228magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
229the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
230
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233=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
234
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237 Over hill, over dale,
238 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
239 Over park, over pale,
240 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
241 I do wander everywhere,
242 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
243 And I serve the fairy queen,
244 To dew her orbs upon the green.
245 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
246 In their gold coats, spots you see;
247 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
248 In their freckles live our savours.
249 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
250 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
251 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
252 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
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5f42d1f2 254=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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256L<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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258 From the beginning, I knew…
259 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
260 …that I can't fix…
261 …with my hands…
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263=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
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265L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
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267One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
268only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
269that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
270about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
271places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
272Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
273mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
274every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
275
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276=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
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278L<Announced on 2013-08-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205897.html>
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280The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
281systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
282thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
283operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
284ever seen.
285
286An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
287something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
288kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
289anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
290disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
291gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
292that renders the operating system unnecessary.
293
294=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
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296L<Announced on 2013-08-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205445.html>
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298Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
299someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
300again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
301and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
302language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
303
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304=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
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306L<Announced on 2013-05-18 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201940.html>
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308It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
309who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
310walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
311and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
312search, in questions, in torment.
313
314=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, Catch-22
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316L<Announced on 2013-04-16 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201889.html>
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318Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
319
320=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
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322L<Announced on 2013-04-14 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201823.html>
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324 I'd love to go drowning
325 And to stay and to stay
326 But the ocean doesn't want me today
327 I'll go in up to here
328 It can't possibly hurt
329 All they will find is my beer
330 And my shirt
331
332=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
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334L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
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336 And the great day of wrath has come
337 And here's mud in your big red eye
338 The poker's in the fire
339 And the locusts take the sky
340 And the earth died screaming
341 While I lay dreaming of you
342
343=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
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345L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
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347 What's he building in there?
348
349 We have a right to know…
350
351=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel, This is Spın̈al Tap
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353L<Announced on 2013-04-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/04/msg201056.html>
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355It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
356eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
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358=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon The Deep
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360L<Announced on 2013-03-22 by Max Maischein|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2013-03/msg00908.html>
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362The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
363followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
364safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
365place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
366would be famous for this.
367
368Six months passed. A year.
369
370The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
371Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
372powerful, it does not need to self-know.
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374=head2 v5.16.3 - Devo, Freedom of Choice
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376L<Announced on 2013-03-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2013-03/msg00414.html>
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378 A victim of collision on the open sea
379 Nobody ever said that life was free
380 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
381 But use your freedom of choice
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383=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, The Nine Billion Names of God
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387He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
388mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
389encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
390
391'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
392Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
393finished its run. It was due about now.'
394
395Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
8af848c0 396see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
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398'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
399is always a last time for everything.)
400
401Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
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404=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
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406L<Announced on 2013-02-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2013-02/msg01146.html>
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408Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
409The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
410recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
411his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
412Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
413of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
414Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
415of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
416'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
417embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
418'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
419in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
420leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
421
422The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
423Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
424in the destruction of the planet Earth.
425
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426=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, An Instance of the Fingerpost
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428L<Announced on 2013-01-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2013-01/msg00518.html>
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430I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
431the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
432dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
433between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
434improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
435fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
436I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
437them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
438do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
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440in his hand and the blood spattered his coat. Boyle also did not scruple to
441perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
442himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
443a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
444the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
445world is richer for it.
446
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447=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, The Darkness That Comes Before
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449L<Announced on 2012-12-18 by Dave Rolsky|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-12/msg00679.html>
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451No thought.
452 The boy extinguished. Only a place.
453 This place.
454 Motionless, the Pragma sat facing him, the bare soles of his feet flat against each other, his dark frock scored by the shadows of deep folds, his eyes as empty as the child they watched.
455 A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
456 For the first lances of sunlight careered over the glacier, as ponderous as great tree limbs in the wind. Shadows hardened and light gleamed across the Pragma’s ancient skull.
457 The old man’s left hand forsook his right sleeve, bearing a watery knife. And like a rope in water, his arm pitched outward, fingertips trailing across the blade as the knife swung languidly into the air, the sun skating and the dark shrine plunging across its mirror back . . .
458 And the place where Kellhus had once existed extended an open hand—the blond hairs like luminous filaments against tanned skin—and grasped the knife from stunned space.
459 The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
460 I have been legion . . .
461 In his periphery, he could see the spike of the sun ease from the mountain. He felt drunk with exhaustion. In the recoil of his trance, it seemed all he could hear were the twigs arching and bobbing in the wind, pulled by leaves like a million sails no bigger than his hand. Cause everywhere, but amid countless minute happenings—diffuse, useless.
462 Now I understand.
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464=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
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466L<Announced on 2012-11-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-11/msg00760.html>
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468Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
469of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
470scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
471glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
472beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
473much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
474caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
475vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
476had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
477
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478=head2 v5.12.5 - William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
479
480Announced on 2012-11-10 by Dominic Hargreaves
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482 Music oft hath such a charm
483 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
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485=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, The Cyberiad, Trurl's Machine
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487L<Announced on 2012-11-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-11/msg00017.html>
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489Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
490machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
491trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
492little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
493to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
e4a5e942 494he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
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495the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
496
497The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
498current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
499transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
500chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
501adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
502as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
503solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
504valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
505the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
506machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
507
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508=head2 v5.17.5 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
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512Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
513behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
514recording everything.
515
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516=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
517
518L<Announced on 2012-09-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-09/msg01226.html>
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520 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
521 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
522 She aims it at the creature's head,
523 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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526 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
527 But what a change! No cloak of red,
528 No silly hood upon her head.
529 She said, "Hello, and do please note
530 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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536Preparation:
537
538Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
539or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
540Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
541look golden brown.
542Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
543ready to create the soup.
544
545Ingredients:
546
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548 3 tbsp butter
549 1/4 cup olive oil
550 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
551 1 tsp salt
552 1 tsp sugar
553 black pepper to taste
554 1 cup red wine
555 1/4 cup all purpose flour
556 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
557 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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559Method:
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562 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
563 to half an hour.
564 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
565 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
566 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
567 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
568 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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576‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
577
578Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
579their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
580
581The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
582butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
583and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
584
585Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
586
587‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
588
589‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
590
591‘What?’
592
593‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
594
595‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
596his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
597dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
598quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
599
600‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
601an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
602
603‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
604
605The iotum rose, spinning.
606
607‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
608
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613On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
614taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
615"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
616and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
617merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
618subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
619Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
620it.
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626`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
627`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
628hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
629The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
630been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
631be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
632to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
633fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
634
635There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
636climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
637broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
638implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
639on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
640Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
641astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
642for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
643out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
644the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
645
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651 Don't you know? You never split the party
652 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
653 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
654 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
655
656 -- Emerald Rose, Never Split The Party
657
658=head2 v5.16.1 RC1 - Tom Moldvay - Dungeons & Dragons
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663I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
664Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
665Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
666The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
667
668
669
670I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
671sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
672collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
673
674My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
675inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
676swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
677side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
678The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
679dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
680
681 -- Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook
682
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688 All I have is a voice
689 To undo the folded lie,
690 The romantic lie in the brain
691 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
692 And the lie of Authority
693 Whose buildings grope the sky:
694 There is no such thing as the State
695 And no one exists alone;
696 Hunger allows no choice
697 To the citizen or the police;
698 We must love one another or die.
699
700 -- W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939
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707 How many roads must a man walk down
708 Before you call him a man?
709 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
710 Before she sleeps in the sand?
711 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
712 Before they're forever banned?
713 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
714 The answer is blowin' in the wind
715
716 How many years can a mountain exist
717 Before it's washed to the sea?
718 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
719 Before they're allowed to be free?
720 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
721 Pretending he just doesn't see?
722 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
723 The answer is blowin' in the wind
724
725 How many times must a man look up
726 Before he can see the sky?
727 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
728 Before he can hear people cry?
729 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
730 That too many people have died?
731 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
732 The answer is blowin' in the wind
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734 -- Bob Dylan, Spring 1962
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741 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
742 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
743 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
744 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
745 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
746
747Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
748age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
749older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
750debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
751girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
752A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
753Top for more than one week.
754
755Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
756lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
757buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
758into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
759meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
760soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
761single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
762
763 "I'm never going to give you up"
764
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770"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
771
772He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
773notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
774which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
775OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
776ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
777
778There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
779busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
780out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
781mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
782and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
783with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
784bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
785chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
786excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
787down cheering and applauding.
788
789"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
790
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792
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796Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
797into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
798beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
799winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
800wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
801over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
802
803But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
804gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
805villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
806journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
807domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
808with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
809by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
810Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
811
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817This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
818been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
819confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
820how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
821could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
822putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
823I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
824before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
825think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
826all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
827off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
828was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
829The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
830endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
831benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
832boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
833lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
834Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
835resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
836Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
837you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
838
839 -- Nikolai Gogol, The Diary of a Madman,
840 trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
841
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846
847A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
848don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
849without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
850the human experience, the better design we will have.
851
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856 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
857 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
858 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
859 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
860 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
861 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
862 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
863 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
864 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
865 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
866 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
867 eaten them, but not for love.
868
869 -- As You Like It, William Shakespeare
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876
877It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
878do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
879they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
880catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
881awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
882inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
883
884So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
885mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
886the heart of the programmer.
887
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895 the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
896 do so at their peril.
897
898 It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
899 Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
900 work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
901 artist is in accord with himself.
902
903 We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
904 he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
905 thing is that one admires it intensely.
906
907 All art is quite useless.
908
909 -- Oscar Wilde, From the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray
910
911
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917 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
918 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
919 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
920 things the significance of a human future;
921 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
922 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
923 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
924 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
925 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
926 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
927 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
928 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
929 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
930 hurtles all ages along with it forever
931 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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933 -- Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino, The First Elegy
934 trans., C. F. MacIntyre
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940Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
941fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
942winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
943down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
944being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
945extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
946but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
947
948Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
949that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
950around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
951fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
952the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
953closed system.
954
955Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
956the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
957/be/ them.'
958
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963 If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all
964 you will have gained.
965
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967
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970 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
971 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
972 When breakfast is taken away,
973 To turn his attention to dinner;
974 And it's not in the range of belief,
975 To look upon him as a glutton,
976 Who, when he is tired of beef,
977 Determines to tackle the mutton.
978 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
979 If it will appease her sorrow,
980 I'll marry this lady today,
981 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
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986
987At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
988my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
989the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
990since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
991already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
992to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
993the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
994can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
995unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
996
997=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
998
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1002 Tolerates no work of man.
1003 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
1004 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
1005 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
1006 While the last larks sing and soar,
1007 From the heather-blossoms sweet
1008 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
1009 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
1010 Eleanor makes macaroons!
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1013
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1016 Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
1017 And terrapin, too, is tasty,
1018 Lobster I freely endorse,
1019 In pate or patty or pasty.
1020 But there's nothing the matter with butter,
1021 And nothing the matter with jam,
1022 And the warmest greetings I utter
1023 To the ham and the yam and the clam.
1024 For they're food,
1025 All food,
1026 And I think very fondly of food.
1027 Through I'm broody at times
1028 When bothered by rhymes,
1029 I brood
1030 On food.
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1036At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
1037myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
1038impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
1039"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
1040gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
1041or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
1042
1043I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
1044computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
1045ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
1046would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
1047my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
1048away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
1049won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
1050
1051So a freely distributable program is born.
1052
1053=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
1054
1055L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
1056
1057This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
1058continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
1059aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
1060and your bags will be offloaded.
1061
1062=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, Fordlandia, "the Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
1063
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1065
1066Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
1067of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
1068by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
1069sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
1070swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
1071down their paved streets.
1072
1073Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
1074obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
1075company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
1076the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
1077govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
1078the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
1079
1080=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
1081
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1084But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
1085my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
1086reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
1087wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
1088Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
1089the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
b86ac955 1090This seemed doubly astounding to me—first that Australia could
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1092this had never reached me.
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1095
1096L<Announced on 2011-02-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2011-03/msg00560.html>
1097
1098 When the full-grown poet came,
1099 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
1100 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
1101 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
1102 Nay he is mine alone;
1103 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
1104 by the hand;
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1106 holding hands,
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1107 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
1108 And wholly and joyously blends them.
1109
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1114 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
1115 nema ráða vel kunni.
1116 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
1117 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
1118 Sák á telgðu talkni
1119 tíu launstafi ristna.
1120 Þat hefr lauka lindi
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1124
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1126
1127In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
1128granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
1129do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
1130that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
1131generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
1132endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
1133that fire can truly light the world.
1134
1135And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
1136ask what you can do for your country.
1137
1138My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
1139but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
1140
1141Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
1142ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
1143we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
1144the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
1145asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
1146work must truly be our own.
1147
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1152The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
1153to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
1154between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
1155cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
1156areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
1157be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
1158As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
1159the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
1160instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
1161interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
1162also be automated.
1163
1164Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
1165if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
1166were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
1167and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
1168indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
1169techniques like X-ray crystallography.
1170
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1172
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1175[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
1176
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1179[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
1180
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1181 Trinity: What did you just say?
1182 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
1183 Trinity: What did you see?
1184 Cypher: What happened?
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1185 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
1186 like it.
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1187 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
1188 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
1189 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
1190 Neo: What is it?
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1191 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
1192 they change something.
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1195
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1198The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
1199he storm vanishes.
1200
1201"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
1202fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
1203to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
1204me?"
1205
1206I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
1207like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
1208
1209"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
1210as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
1211on my heart.
1212
1213(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
1214
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1216
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1219Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
1220air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
1221the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
1222faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
1223of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
1224the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
1225deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
1226fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
1227stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
1228revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
1229
1230For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
1231courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
1232the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
1233jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
1234were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
1235there, a glimmer of moonshine.
1236
1237Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
1238rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
1239grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
1240park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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1244
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1247`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
1248`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
1249it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
1250she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
1251
1252 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
1253 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
1254 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
1255 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
1256
1257
1258`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
1259
1260`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
1261nonsense.'
1262
1263Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
1264anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
1265
1266`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
1267
1268`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
1269
1270`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
1271with his nose, you know?'
1272
1273`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
1274the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
1275
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1277
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1280Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
1281Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
1282notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
1283for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
1284sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
1285
1286Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
1287dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
1288Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
1289motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
1290Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
1291that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
1292had ever even been a car.
1293
1294There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
1295been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
1296this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
1297flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
1298re-entry.
1299
1300There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
1301metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
1302somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
1303make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
1304
1305It should have fallen apart miles back.
1306
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1311We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
1312the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
1313in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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1315
1316=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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1320And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
1321bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
1322yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
1323with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
1324if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
1325bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
1326quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
1327
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1329
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1331
1332The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
1333involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
1334when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
1335streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
1336road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
1337seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
1338smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
1339
1340"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
1341volcano were once more to set to work."
1342
1343=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
1344
1345L<Announced on 2011-01-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168368.html>
1346
1347 I saw a huge steam roller,
1348 It blotted out the sun.
1349 The people all lay down, lay down;
1350 They did not try to run.
1351 My love and I, we looked amazed
1352 Upon the gory mystery.
1353 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
1354 'The great machine is history!'
1355 My love and I, we ran away,
1356 The engine did not find us.
1357 We ran up to a mountain top,
1358 Left history far behind us.
1359 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
1360 But somehow we don't think so.
1361 We went to see where history'd been,
1362 And my, the dead did stink so.
1363
1364=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1365
1366L<Announced on 2010-09-06 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/09/msg163852.html>
1367
1368CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
1369she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
1370seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
1371
1372What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
1373of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
1374has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
1375will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
1376only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
1377lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
1378design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
1379periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
1380
1381=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1382
1383L<Announced on 2010-08-31 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/08/msg163670.html>
1384
1385The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
1386from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
1387view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
1388Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
1389once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
1390endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
1391a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
1392will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
1393of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
1394Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
1395still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
1396
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1398
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1401"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
1402many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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1404what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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1405Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
1406had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
1407...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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1409hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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1410degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
1411and-thirty degrees."
1412
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1417San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
1418the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
1419hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
1420of the Free World."
1421
1422Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
1423level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
1424harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
1425exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
1426
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1431Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
1432the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
1433just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
1434a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
1435it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
1436of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
1437common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
1438bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
1439
1440 Around and around and around we spin,
1441 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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1447'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
1448not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
1449your cat grins like that?'
1450
1451'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
1452
1453She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
1454jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
1455and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
1456
1457'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
1458that cats COULD grin.'
1459
1460'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
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1466'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
1467have got altered.'
1468
1469'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
1470there was silence for some minutes.
1471
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1476'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
1477always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
1478rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
1479yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
1480can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
1481kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
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1487At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
1488called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
1489dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
1490in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
1491sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
1492
1493'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
1494is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
1495the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
1496to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
1497accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 1498Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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1508So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
1509hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
1510making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
1511picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
1512close by her.
1513
1514There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
1515VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
1516dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
1517occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
1518it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
1519OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
1520Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
1521never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
1522take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
1523after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
1524rabbit-hole under the hedge.
1525
1526In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
1527in the world she was to get out again.
1528
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1537 A little child, a limber elf,
1538 Singing, dancing to itself,
1539 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
1540 That always finds, and never seeks,
1541 Makes such a vision to the sight
1542 As fills a father's eyes with light;
1543 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
1544 Upon his heart, that he at last
1545 Must needs express his love's excess
1546 With words of unmeant bitterness.
1547 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
1548 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
1549 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
1550 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
1551 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
1552 At each wild word to feel within
1553 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
1554 And what, if in a world of sin
1555 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
1556 Such giddiness of heart and brain
1557 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
1558 So talks as it's most used to do.
1559
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1564And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
1565into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
1566mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
1567question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
1568hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
1569louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
1570who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
1571worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
1572done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
1573
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1581Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
1582
1583"Why ain't that work?"
1584
1585Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
1586is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
1587
1588"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
1589
1590The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
1591to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
1592
1593That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
1594swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
1595-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
1596watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
1597absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
1598
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1603The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
1604at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
1605streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
1606the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
1607live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
1608colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
1609as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
1610wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
1611prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
1612however much they're into colour.
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1618Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
1619and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
1620word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
1621disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
1622everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
1623on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
1624that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
1625glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
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1628for more hazardous assignment.
1629
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1634Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
1635streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
1636trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
1637to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
1638about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
1639of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
1640facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
1641explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
1642Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
1643people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
1644work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
1645their art.
1646
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1651'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
1652the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
1653Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
1654Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
1655responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
1656Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
1657Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
1658Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
1659Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
1660Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
1661
1662'Can they all type?' I joked.
1663
1664'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
1665McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
1666
1667I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
1668'We could have opened an agency.'
1669
1670Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
1671Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
1672amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
1673all say that, do they?' I ventured.
1674
1675Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
1676replied. 'Not quite all.'
1677
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1690He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
1691he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
1692out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
1693noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
1694must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
1695number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
1696did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
1697
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1719=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
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1723This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
1724gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
1725technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
1726about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
1727bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
1728paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
1729in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
1730electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
1731picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
1732to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
1733technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
1734getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
1735sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
1736it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
1737conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
1738
1739"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
1740that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
1741`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
1742
1743"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
1744one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
1745flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
1746everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
1747make you flip?
1748
1749=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
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1753Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
1754
1755=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
1756
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1759What of October, that ambiguous month
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1765Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
1766proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
1767the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
1768anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
1769how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
1770
1771'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
1772
1773This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
1774that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
1775
1776'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
1777expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
1778anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
1779sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
1780
1781This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
1782basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
1783policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
1784disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
1785the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
1786Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
1787and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
1788Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
1789
1790In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
1791reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
1792
1793I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
1794Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
1795for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
1796had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
1797work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
1798the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
1799left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
1800pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
1801the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
1802the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
1803
1804I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
1805publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
1806Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
1807
1808So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
1809pushing to increase the membership?
1810
1811'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
1812more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
1813futile and impotent it becomes.'
1814
1815This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
1816
1817Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
1818diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
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1824There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
1825about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
1826four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
1827anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
1828thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
1829
1830Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
1831and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
1832press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
1833obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
1834produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
1835this draft...'
1836
1837I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
1838hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
1839incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
1840
1841'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
1842redundancy payments as well.'
1843
1844'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
1845it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
1846
1847'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
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1853A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
1854was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
1855and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
1856jets and all.
1857
1858I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
1859
1860I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
1861Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
1862specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
1863the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
1864jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
1865grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
1866in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
1867
1868While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
1869taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
1870me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
1871sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
1872three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
1873plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
1874occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
1875were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
1876
1877And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
1878were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
1879
1880Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
1881name like Charlie Umtali?
1882
1883I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
1884know something about our official visitor.
1885
1886Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
1887has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
1888car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
1889to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
1890knew little of his background.
1891
1892I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
1893Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
1894first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
1895
1896Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
1897
1898'Why?' I enquired.
1899
1900'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
1901to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
1902never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
1903
1904Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
1905that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
1906
1907In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
1908where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
1909revolving door and comes out in front.'
1910
1911'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
1912
1913'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
1914
1915'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
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1921 It's not that easy bein' green
1922 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
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1925
1926 It's not easy bein' green
4363636d 1927 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
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1928 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
1929 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
1930 Or stars in the sky
1931
1932 But green's the color of Spring
1933 And green can be cool and friendly-like
1934 And green can be big like an ocean
1935 Or important like a mountain
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1937
1938 When green is all there is to be
1939 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
1940 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
1941 And I think it's what I want to be
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1945L<Announced on 2006-01-20 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/d231fc554af8cc51>
1946
1947Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 1948
2831a86c 1949Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
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1951=head2 v5.8.7 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
1952
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1955And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
1956hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
1957cat.
1958
1959Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 1960the wolf? What then?"
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1962=head2 v5.8.7-RC1 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
1963
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1966And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
1967bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
1968round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
1969
1970In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
1971gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
1972climbed up the high stone wall.
1973
1974One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
1975stretched out over the wall.
1976
1977Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
1978Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
1979take care that he doesn't catch you!".
1980
1981The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
1982snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
1983
1984How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 1985the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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1987=head2 v5.8.6 - A. A. Milne, "The House at Pooh Corner"
1988
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4363636d 1991"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 1992you."
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51caa79e 1994"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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1996"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
1997and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 1998to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 1999
51caa79e 2000"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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2002"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
2003planting it."
2004
2005"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 2006grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 2007
51caa79e 2008Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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2010"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
2011Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 2012wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
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51caa79e 2014Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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2016"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
2017how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 2018and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
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2020=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
2021
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2024"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
2025
2026"Hunting," said Pooh.
2027
2028"Hunting what?"
2029
2030"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
2031
2032"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
2033
2034"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
2035
2036"What do you think you'll answer?"
2037
2038"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
2039"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
2040you see there?"
2041
2042"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
2043excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
2044
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2045=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
2046
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2049Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
2050ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
2051bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
2052waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
2053droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
2054hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
2055longbow.
2056
2057In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
2058often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
2059placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
2060likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
2061may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
2062Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
2063Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
2064farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
2065grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 2066T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
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2069
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2072Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
2073ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
2074sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
2075pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
2076shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
2077
2078The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
2079Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 2080Caledonia and South America.
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2083
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2086The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
2087often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
2088large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
2089and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
2090spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
2091year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
2092may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
2093
2094It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
2095branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
2096of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
2097that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
2098
2099Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
2100other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
2101acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
2102mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
2103
2104It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 2105heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
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2108
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2111 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
2112 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
2113 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
2114 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
2115
2116 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
2117 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
2118 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
2119 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
2120 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
2121 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
2122 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
2123 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
2124
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2125 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
2126 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
2127
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2129=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
2130
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2133 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
2134 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
2135 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
2136 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2137
2138 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
2139 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
2140 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
2141 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2142 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
2143 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
2144
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2145=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
2146
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2149 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
2150 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
2151 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
2152 We must find him of the train can't start.'
2153 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
2154 They are searching high and low,
2155 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
2156 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
2157 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
2158 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
2159 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
2160 He's been busy in the luggage van!
2161 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
c5fb089a 2162 And the signal goes 'All Clear!'
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2163 And we're off at last of the northern part
2164 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
2165
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2166=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
2167
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2170 We are the music makers,
2171 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
2172 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
2173 And sitting by desolate streams; --
2174 World-losers and world-forsakers,
2175 On whom the pale moon gleams:
2176 Yet we are the movers and shakers
2177 Of the world for ever, it seems.
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2179=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
2180
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2183 There may be trouble ahead,
2184 But while there's music and moonlight,
2185 And love and romance,
2186 Let's face the music and dance.
2187
2188 Before the fiddlers have fled,
2189 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
2190 And while we still have that chance,
2191 Let's face the music and dance.
2192
2193 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
2194 Humming a different tune, and then,
2195
2196 There may be teardrops to shed,
2197 So while there's music and moonlight,
2198 And love and romance,
2199 Let's face the music and dance.
2200
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2201=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
2202
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2205 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
2206 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
2207 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
2208 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
2209 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
2210 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
2211
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2212 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
2213 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
2214 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
2215 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
2216
2217 O my brave soul!
2218 O farther farther sail!
2219 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
2220 O farther, farther, farther sail!
2221
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2222=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle/John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
2223
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2224L<Announced on 2003-11-03 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/7669de5804b792f6>
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2226 It's fun to charter an accountant
2227 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
2228 To find, explore the funds offshore
2229 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
2230
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2231=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
2232
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2235 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
2236 In a Sieve they went to sea:
2237 In spite of all their friends could say,
2238 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
2239 In a Sieve they went to sea!
2240 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
2241 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
2242 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
2243 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
2244 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
2245
2246 Far and few, far and few,
2247 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
2248 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
2249 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
2250
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2252
2253L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
2254
2255=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
2256
2257L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
2258
2259No matter what she did with her hair it took about
2260three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
2261like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
2262no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
2263overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
2264
2265=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2266
2267L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
2268
2269Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
2270It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
2271devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
2272then you can be my most trusted minister."
2273
2274=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2275
2276L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
2277
2278Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
2279a knife with a curved blade.
2280
2281=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2282
2283L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
2284
2285Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
2286me because I've got magic aaargh."
2287
2288=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2289
2290L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
2291
2292Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
2293in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
2294with his head.
2295
2296But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
2297weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
2298open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
2299defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
2300Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
2301was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
2302
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2304
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2306
2307There was the faint sound of footsteps.
2308"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
2309said the low priest.
2310There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
2311The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
2312"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
2313The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
2314The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
2315The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
2316thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
2317There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
2318"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
2319said the High Priest.
2320"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
2321There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
2322"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
2323There were footsteps again.
2324
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2326
2327L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
2328
2329=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
2330
2331L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
2332
2333=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
2334
2335L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
2336
2337=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2338
2339L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
2340
2341Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
2342No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
2343got there first, and is waiting for it.
2344
2345=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
2346
2347L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
2348
2349His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
2350the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
2351all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
2352bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
2353you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
2354
2355=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
2356
2357L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33851.html>
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2359"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
2360
2361Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
2362
2363"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
2364flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
2365arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
2366and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
2367I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
2368I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
2369will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
2370liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
2371Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
2372ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
2373
2374"All that?" said Twoflower.
2375
2376"Usually."
2377
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2379
2380L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
2381
2382The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
2383but that had to be the 57th strangest.
2384[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
2385
2386=head2 v5.6.2 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
2387
2388L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/deb8cb9ad918716f>
2389
2390When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
2391sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
2392a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
2393what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
2394long in this instance.
2395
2396=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
2397
2398L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/e3d4acc7a8dd3ce5>
2399
2400"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
2401
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2406`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
2407himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
2408upset.
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2410`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
2411to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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2413Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
2414stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
2415louder.
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2417`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
2418my precious, three guesseses.'
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2426No announcement available.
2427
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2831a86c 2430L<Announced on 2001-01-31 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/01/msg29934.html>
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2831a86c 2436=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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2438L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
2439
2440 The dragon is withered,
2441 His bones are now crumbled;
2442 His armour is shivered,
2443 His splendour is humbled!
2444 Though sword shall be rusted,
2445 And throne and crown perish
2446 With strength that men trusted
2447 And wealth that they cherish,
2448 Here grass is still growing,
2449 And leaves are a yet swinging,
2450 The white water flowing,
2451 And elves are yet singing
2452 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
2453 Come back to the valley.
2454
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2455=head2 v5.6.0-RC3 - no epigraph
2456
2457L<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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2459=head2 v5.005_05-RC1 - no epigraph
2460
2461L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
2462
2463=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
2464
2465L<Announced on 2004-03-01 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6c240ad0b189cb47>
2466
2467=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
2468
2469L<Announced on 2004-02-19 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/83e5421124a7b49d>
2470
2471The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
2472the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
2473never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
2474them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
2475chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
2476run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
2477and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
2478and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
2479and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
2480the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
2481fall.
2482
2483=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
2484
2485L<Announced on 2004-02-05 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6aaeb6ec699bd116>
2486
2487Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
2488plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
2489going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
2490she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
2491at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
2492cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
2493hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
2494passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
2495disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
2496of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
2497she fell past it.
2498
2499=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
2500
2501L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/9281dc6194d15940>
2502
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2503=head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
2504
0e6b8110 2505This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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2506on L<Perl Monks|http://perlmonks.org> titled
2507L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
2508by ysth.
2509
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