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0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
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7=head1 DESCRIPTION
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0e6b8110 9Many Perl release announcements included an I<epigraph>, a short excerpt
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10from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release
11manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity,
12and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.
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de6a5728 14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as I<epigrams>, but the
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15definition of I<epigraph> is closer to the way they have been used.
16Consult your favorite dictionary for details.
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18=head1 EPIGRAPHS
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20=head2 v5.23.9 - Tom Kitchin, "from nature to plate"
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22L<Announced on 2016-03-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/03/msg235251.html>
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24Spring
25
26Spring is the proper beginning of my kitchen and a season that I
27look forward to with great anticipation. By the time spring arrives
28I am desperate to welcome all the spring produce into my kitchen
29and I long to work with fresh green vegetables again. As much as I
30love root vegetables, such as celeriac and parsnips, and the heaver
31meat and game dishes, I'm ready to leave those behind with winter
32and begin a new adventure.
33
34Somehow spring always gives me a little bit of bounce in my feet
35-- I feel like I want to kick off my shoes and dance around in my
36kitchen. Not that I do, of course, but I feel lighter somehow. My
37adrenalin kicks in with spring and so does the level of excitement,
38as I think about all the produce that is about to come in.
39
40The moment spring arrives I'm eager to cook peas, broad beans, green
41asparagus and other fresh vegetables! I want to create lighter,
42brighter dishes and I can't wait to get my hands on the first greens
43and the first morels, not to mention the first wild Scottish salmon.
44Thanks to my network of trusted suppliers, I always get to first
45produce of the season delivered to my restaurant as soon as it is
46possible. I want my customers to experience and understand the
47beauty of locally grown produce and to try things the minute they
48are available so they can taste how incredibly fresh the ingredients
49are. I also want them to understand the relationship between
50seasonality and flavours. One of the most important things to
51remember is to allow the seasons to inspire your dishes and help
52you make natural matches. Wild spring herbs, such as sorrel, sweet
53cicely and wild garlic, as well as spring salad leaves and green
54lettuce served with wild salmon, wild sea trout, lamb or rabbit are
55marriages made in heaven.
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57
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58=head2 v5.23.8 - Patrick Rothfuss, "The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller's Chronicle: Day Two)"
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60L<Announced on 2016-02-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/02/msg234535.html>
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62Denna, on the other hand, had never been trained. She knew nothing
63of shortcuts. You'd think she'd be forced to wander the city, lost and
64helpless, trapped in a twisting maze of mortared stone.
65
66But instead, she simply walked throught the walls. She didn't know
67any better. Nobody had ever told her she couldn't. Because of this,
68she moved through the city like some faerie creature. She walked roads
69no one else could see, and it made her music wild and strange and
70free.
71
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76A year here and he still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading
77nightly. All the speed he took, all the turns he'd taken and
78the corners he cut in Night City, and he'd still see the matrix
79in his dreams, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that
80colourless void...The Sprawl was a long, strange way home now
81over the Pacific, and he was no Console Man, no cyberspace
82cowboy. Just another hustler, trying to make it through. But
83the dreams came on in the Japanese night like livewire voodoo,
84and he'd cry for it, cry in his sleep, and wake alone in the
85dark, curled in his capsule in some coffin hotel, hands clawed
86into the bedslab, temper foam bunched between his fingers,
87trying to reach the console that wasn't there.
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89=head2 v5.23.6 - 5.23 Episode VII
90
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91L<Announced on 2015-12-21 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233475.html>
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93 A long time ago in microseconds, in a galaxy not very far away...
94
95 5.23 Episode VII
96 THE FUZZ AWAKENS
97
98 It is a period of
99 unrest as separatists
100 announce their intentions
101 to fork PERL and return the
102 galaxy to speed and stability.
103
104 Chancellor Rik Hoolian struggles
105 to hold together the remains of the
106 once mighty Republic against a tide of
107 incivility and the depredations of a new
108 foe, the FUZZ RAIDERS.
109
110 Meanwhile, after 15 years of preparation and
111 high expectations, Supreme Leader Toady prepares
112 to unleash a devastating new weapon, PERL SIXDOTOH,
113 that could splinter the Republic forever and usher in
114 a new Empire of gradual typing....
115
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116=head2 v5.23.5 - utastro!nather (Ed Nather), "The Story of Mel", in net.jokes, May 21, 1983.
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118L<Announced on 2015-11-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232758.html>
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120After Mel had left the company for greener pa$ture$, the Big Boss asked
121me to look at the code and see if I could find the test and reverse it.
122Somewhat reluctantly, I agreed to look. Tracking Mel's code was a real
123adventure.
124
125I have often felt that programming is an art form, whose real value can
126only be appreciated by another versed in the same arcane art; there are
127lovely gems and brilliant coups hidden from human view and admiration,
128sometimes forever, by the very nature of the process. You can learn a
129lot about an individual just by reading through his code, even in
130hexadecimal. Mel was, I think, an unsung genius.
131
132Perhaps my greatest shock came when I found an innocent loop that had
133no test in it. No test. None. Common sense said it had to be a closed
134loop, where the program would circle, forever, endlessly. Program
135control passed right through it, however, and safely out the other side.
136It took me two weeks to figure it out.
137
138The RPC-4000 computer had a really modern facility called an index
139register. It allowed the programmer to write a program loop that used
140an indexed instruction inside; each time through, the number in the
141index register was added to the address of that instruction, so it
142would refer to the next datum in a series. He had only to increment
143the index register each time through. Mel never used it.
144
145Instead, he would pull the instruction into a machine register, add one
146to its address, and store it back. He would then execute the modified
147instruction right from the register. The loop was written so this
148additional execution time was taken into account -- just as this
149instruction finished, the next one was right under the drum's read head,
150ready to go. But the loop had no test in it.
151
152The vital clue came when I noticed the index register bit, the bit that
153lay between the address and the operation code in the instruction word,
154was turned on -- yet Mel never used the index register, leaving it zero
155all the time. When the light went on it nearly blinded me.
156
157He had located the data he was working on near the top of memory -- the
158largest locations the instructions could address -- so, after the last
159datum was handled, incrementing the instruction address would make it
160overflow. The carry would add one to the operation code, changing it to
161the next one in the instruction set: a jump instruction. Sure enough,
162the next program instruction was in address location zero, and the
163program went happily on its way.
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165=head2 v5.23.4 - Denis Diderot, trans. David Coward, "Jacques the Fatalist"
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167L<Announced on 2015-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232040.html>
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169Well, everybody's got a dog. The prime minister is the king's dog. The
170first secretary is the prime minister's dog. A wife is a husband's dog,
171or a husband is a wife's dog. Favourite is Madame So-and-so's dog and
172Thibaut is the man on the corner's dog. When my Master tells me to talk
173when I'd prefer not to, which to be honest doesn't happen very often,
174when he tells me to shut up when I feel like talking, which I find very
175difficult, when he asks me to tell the story of my love-life and then
176keeps interrupting, what am I if not his dog? Weak men are the dogs of
177strong men.
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179=head2 v5.23.3 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The Deacon’s Masterpiece or The Wonderful 'One-Hoss Shay': A Logical Story"
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181L<Announced on 2015-09-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg231173.html>
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183 Little of of all we value here
184 Wakes on the morn of its hundredth year
185 Without both feeling and looking queer.
186 In fact, there’s nothing that keeps its youth,
187 So far as I know, but a tree and truth.
188 (This is a moral that runs at large;
189 Take it. — You’re welcome. — No extra charge.)
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191=head2 v5.23.2 - Blind Guardian, "Skalds and Shadows"
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195 Would you believe in a night like this
196 A night like this, when visions come true
197 Would you believe in a tale like this
198 A lay of bliss, praise in the old lore
199 Come to the blazing fire and
200
201 See me in the shadows
202 See me in the shadows
203 Songs I will sing
204 Of runes and rings
205 Just hand me my harp
206 This night turns into myth
207 Nothing seems real
208 You soon will feel
209 The world we live in is another skald's
210 Dream in the shadows
211 Dream in the shadows
212
213 Do you believe there is sense in it
214 Is it truth or myth?
215 They´re one in my rhymes
216 Nobody knows the meaning behind
217 The weaver's line
218 Well nobody else but the Norns can
219 See through the blazing fires of time and
220 All things will proceed as the
221 Child of the hallowed
222 Will speak to you now
223
224 See me in the shadows
225 See me in the shadows
226 Songs I will sing of tribes and kings
227 The carrion bird and the hall of the slain
228 Nothing seems real
229 You soon will feel
230 The world we live in is another skald´s
231 Dream in the shadows
232 Dream in the shadows
233
234 Do not fear for my reason
235 There's nothing to hide
236 How bitter your treason
237 How bitter the lie
238 Remember the runes and remember the light
239 All I ever want is to be at your side
240 We'll gladden the raven now I will
241 Run through the blazing fires
242 That's my choice
243 Cause things shall proceed as foreseen
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245=head2 v5.23.1 - Elizabeth Haydon, "The Assassin King"
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247L<Announced on 2015-07-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/07/msg229413.html>
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249 I was born beneath this willow,
250 Where my sire the earth did farm
251 Had the green grass as my pillow
252 The east wind as a blanket warm.
253
254 But away! away! called the wind from the west
255 And in answer I did run
256 Seeking glory and adventure
257 Promised by the rising sun.
258
259 I found love beneath this willow,
260 As true a love as life could hold,
261 Pledged my heart and swore my fealty
262 Sealed with a kiss and a band of gold.
263
264 But to arms! to arms! called the wind from the west
265 In faithful answer I did run
266 Marching forth for king and country
267 In battles 'neath the midday sun.
268
269 Oft I dreamt of that fair willow
270 As the seven seas I plied
271 And the girl who I left waiting
272 Longing to be at her side.
273
274 But about! about! called the wind from the west
275 As once again my ship did run
276 Down the coast, about the wide world
277 Flying sails in the setting sun.
278
279 Now I lie beneath the willow
280 Now at last no more to roam,
281 My bride and earth so tightly hold me
282 In their arms I'm finally home.
283
284 While away! away! calls the wind from the west
285 Beyond the grave my spirit, free
286 Will chase the sun into the morning
287 Beyond the sky, beyond the sea.
288
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291L<Announced on 2015-06-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228807.html>
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293 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
294 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
295 Well, I try my best
296 To be just like I am
297 But everybody wants you
298 To be just like them
299 They sing while you slave and I just get bored
300 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
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302=head2 v5.22.2-RC1 - Gaston Leroux, trans. Mireille Ribière, "The Phantom of the Opera"
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304L<Announced on 2016-04-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235732.html>
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306This annual ball was quite a magnificent affair. It was given some time
307before Shrovetide to celebrate the birthday of a famous illustrator
308whose pencil had immortalized, in the style of Gavarni, the extravagant
309carnival parade down La Courtille. As such, the ball was an altogether
310merrier, noisier and more Bohemian occasion than was usual for a masked
311ball. Many artists had arranged to meet there; they arrived with an
312entourage of models and pupils, who, by midnight, had become quite
313boisterous.
314Raoul climbed the grand staircase at five minutes to midnight. He did
315not linger to admire the many-coloured costumes on display all the way
316up the marble steps of one of the most luxurious settings in the world;
317nor did he allow himself to be drawn into the facetious conversation of
318masked guests. He simply ignored all the jesting remarks, and shook off
319the attentions of several all too merry couples.
320Crossing the big crush-room and escaping from the dancers' farandole
321that had encircled him awhile, he at last entered the salon mentioned by
322Christine in her letter. The small room was crammed with people either
323on their way to supper at the restaurant in the Rotunda or back from
324raising a glass of champagne.
325In the midst of the gay and lively hubbub, Raoul thought that, for their
326mysterious assignation, Christine must have preferred this crowd to some
327lonely corner.
328He leaned against a door-jamb and waited. He did not have to wait long;
329a black domino passed him and deftly touched his hand. He understood
330that it was Christine and followed her.
331'Is that you, Christine?' he murmured, barely moving his slips.
332The black domino promptly looked back and raised her finger to her lips,
333no doubt to caution him against uttering her name again. Raoul followed
334on in silence.
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336=head2 v5.22.1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Courage" (No. 22 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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338L<Announced on 2015-12-13 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233318.html>
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340 If the snow flies in my face,
341 Let me shake it off me!
342 If my heart within me speaks,
343 I'll sing bright and gaily!
344
345 Will not listen what it says,
346 Have no ears for moaning.
347 Do not feel what it complains,--
348 Only fools like groaning!
349
350 Jolly brave into the world,
351 'Gainst all wind and weather,--
352 If there is no God on earth,
353 Let 's be gods down nether!
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355=head2 v5.22.1-RC4 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Signpost" (No. 20 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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357L<Announced on 2015-12-08 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233215.html>
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359 Why do I shun all those highways
360 Which the other wanderer seeks?
361 Why do I find bridged by-ways
362 Through snow-covered deep creeks?
363
364 For I have no crime committed,
365 Why I should now run from men,--
366 What demented heart's desire
367 Drives me to a desert glen?
368
369 Signposts on all highways stationed
370 Point their signs toward the towns,
371 Whilst I wonder 'yond moderation,
372 Without rest, yet seeking rest!
373
374 One such signpost I see planted
375 Of my question unconcerned,
376 One road must my choice be granted,
377 Whence no man has yet returned!
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379=head2 v5.22.1-RC3 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Stormy Morning" (No. 18 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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381L<Announced on 2015-12-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233032.html>
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383 How the storm tore rents
384 In heavens gray attired!
385 The rags of cloud are flying
386 Around, of combat tired.
387
388 And flames of fire lambent,
389 Fly between them and part,
390 That 's what I call a morning,
391 A morning after my heart!
392
393 My heart sees in the heavens
394 Its own picture unspoilt--
395 It's nothing but the Winter,
396 The Winter, cold and wild.
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398=head2 v5.22.1-RC2 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Old Head" (No. 14 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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400L<Announced on 2015-11-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232632.html>
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402 The hoary frost has a white sheen
403 Strewn all over my hair,
404 So I thought I was an old man
405 And thought life dealt me fair.
406
407 Yet soon was thawed my old white mane,
408 And I have my black hair again.
409 How I abhor my young fair years,
410 How long to wait for death and biers?
411
412 From setting sun to morning's hue
413 Many a head turns white.
414 Who'll credit it? My hair did not
415 In all this lifelong plight!
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417=head2 v5.22.1-RC1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Will-o'-the Wisp" (No. 9 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
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419L<Announced on 2015-10-31 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232321.html>
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421 In the deepest rocky crevice
422 A will-o'-the wisp lured me;
423 How I could find my way from here,
424 For me it's easy memory!
425
426 For I am used to straying ways,
427 Every path to th'end a way,
428 All our joys and all our suffering,--
429 To a will-o'-the wisp it 's all play!
430
431 Through the dried-up bed of torrents
432 I quite calmly downward stroll;
433 Every stream its sea will enter,
434 Every suffering finds its goal!
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436=head2 v5.22.0 - Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch
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438L<Announced on 2015-06-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228300.html>
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440“You are the advocate of the dead.”
441
442The old man nodded. “I am. People talk about being fair to this one and
443that one, but nobody I ever heard talks about doing right by them. We
444take everything they had, which is all right. And spit, most often, on
445their opinions, which I suppose is all right too. But we ought to
446remember now and then how much of what we have we got from them. I
447figure while I’m still here I ought to put a word in for them.”
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449=head2 v5.22.0-RC2 - T.S. Eliot, unpublished work
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451L<Announced on 2015-05-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228142.html>
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453 And when thyself with silver foot shall pass
454 Among the theories scattered on the grass
455 Take up my good intentions with the rest
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457=head2 v5.22.0-RC1 - Gene Wolfe, Citadel of the Autarch
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459L<Announced on 2015-05-19 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228059.html>
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461There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by
462its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.
463
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464=head2 v5.21.11 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, "Dolores (Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs)"
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466L<Announced on 2015-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/04/msg227472.html>
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468 They shall pass and their places be taken,
469 The gods and the priests that are pure.
470 They shall pass, and shalt thou not be shaken?
471 They shall perish, and shalt thou endure?
472 Death laughs, breathing close and relentless
473 In the nostrils and eyelids of lust,
474 With a pinch in his fingers of scentless
475 And delicate dust.
476
477 But the worm shall revive thee with kisses;
478 Thou shalt change and transmute as a god,
479 As the rod to a serpent that hisses,
480 As the serpent again to a rod.
481 Thy life shall not cease though thou doff it;
482 Thou shalt live until evil be slain,
483 And good shall die first, said thy prophet,
484 Our Lady of Pain.
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486=head2 v5.21.10 - Aldous Huxley, "The Devils of Loudun"
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488L<Announced on 2015-03-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/03/msg226847.html>
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490The fire burned on, the good fathers continued to sprinkle and intone.
491Suddenly a flock of pigeons came swooping down from the church and
492started to wheel around the roaring column of flame and smoke. The
493crowd shouted, the archers waved their halberds at the birds, Lactance
494and Tranquille splashed them on the wing with holy water. In vain. The
495pigeons were not to be driven away. Round and round they flew, diving
496through the smoke, singeing their feathers in the flames. Both parties
497claimed a miracle. For the parson's enemies the birds, quite obviously,
498were a troop of devils, come to fetch away his soul. For his friends,
499they were emblems of the Holy Ghost and living proof of his innocence.
500It never seems to have occurred to anyone that they were just pigeons,
501obeying the laws of their own, their blessedly other-than-human nature.
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503=head2 v5.21.9 - Emily Dickinson, "There is Another Sky"
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507 There is another sky,
508 Ever serene and fair,
509 And there is another sunshine,
510 Though it be darkness there;
511 Never mind faded forests, Austin,
512 Never mind silent fields -
513 Here is a little forest,
514 Whose leaf is ever green;
515 Here is a brighter garden,
516 Where not a frost has been;
517 In its unfading flowers
518 I hear the bright bee hum:
519 Prithee, my brother,
520 Into my garden come!
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522=head2 v5.21.8 - Bill Watterson, "Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection"
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526Calvin: OK Hobbes, press the button and duplicate me.
527Hobbes: Are you sure this is such a good idea?
528Calvin: Brother! You doubting Thomases get in the way of more scientific advances with your stupid ethical questions! This is a *BRILLIANT* idea! Hit the button, will ya?
529Hobbes: I'd hate to be accused of inhibiting scientific progress... Here you go.
530[Box]: *BOINK*
531Hobbes: Scientific progress goes "BOINK"?
532Calvin?: It worked! It worked! I'm a genius!
533Cavlin??: No you're not, you liar! *I* invented this!
534
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537L<Announced on 2014-12-20 by Max Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/12/msg223774.html>
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539"Zebadiah, Hilda and I salvaged and put everything into the basket.
540Hilda started to put it into our wardrobe-and it was heavy. So
541we looked. Packed as tight as when we left Oz. Six bananas-and
542everything else. Cross my heart. No, go look."
543"Hmmm- Jake, can you write equations for a picnic basket that
544refills itself? Will it go on doing so?"
545"Zeb, equations can be written to describe anything. The description
546would be simpler for a basket that replenishes itself indefinitely
547than for one that does it once and stops-I would have to describe
548the discontinuity."
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552L<Announced on 2014-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/11/msg222448.html>
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554GAME CAT
555
556EXCHANGE MECHANISMS. Sometimes we lose precious
557things. Friends and colleagues, fellow travellers in the
558Vurt, sometimes we lose them; even lovers we sometimes
559lose. And get bad things in exchange: aliens, objects,
560snakes, and sometimes even death. Things we don't want.
561This is part of the deal, part of the game deal;
562all things, in all worlds, must be kept in balance.
563Kittlings often ask, who decides on the swappings? Now then,
564some say it's all accidental; that some poor Vurt thing
565finds himself too close to a door, at too critical a time,
566just when something real is being lost. Whoosh! Swap time!
567Others say that some kind of overseer is working the
568MECHANISMS OF EXCHANGE, deciding the fate of innocents.
569The Cat can only tease at this, because of the big secrets
570involved, and because of the levels between you, the reader,
571and me, the Game Cat. Hey, listen; I've struggled to get
572where I am today; why should I give you the easy route?
573Get working, kittlings! Reach up higher. Work the Vurt.
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577L<Announced on 2014-10-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/10/msg221399.html>
578
579 Het Dorp
580
581 Thuis heb ik nog een ansichtkaart
582 waarop een kerk, een kar met paard,
583 een slagerij J. van der Ven.
584 Een kroeg, een juffrouw op de fiets
585 het zegt u hoogstwaarschijnlijk niets,
586 maar 't is waar ik geboren ben.
587 Dit dorp, ik weet nog hoe het was,
588 de boerenkind'ren in de klas,
589 een kar die ratelt op de keien,
590 het raadhuis met een pomp ervoor,
591 een zandweg tussen koren door,
11741df4 592 het vee, de boerderijen.
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593
594 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
595 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
596 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 597 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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598
599 Wat leefden ze eenvoudig toen
600 in simp'le huizen tussen groen
601 met boerenbloemen en een heg.
602 Maar blijkbaar leefden ze verkeerd,
603 het dorp is gemoderniseerd
604 en nu zijn ze op de goeie weg.
605 Want ziet, hoe rijk het leven is,
606 ze zien de televisiequiz
607 en wonen in betonnen dozen,
608 met flink veel glas, dan kun je zien
609 hoe of het bankstel staat bij Mien
610 en d'r dressoir met plastic rozen.
611
612 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
613 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
614 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 615 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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616
617 De dorpsjeugd klit wat bij elkaar
618 in minirok en beatle-haar
619 en joelt wat mee met beat-muziek.
620 Ik weet wel, het is hun goeie recht,
621 de nieuwe tijd, net wat u zegt,
622 maar het maakt me wat melancholiek.
623 Ik heb hun vaders nog gekend
624 ze kochten zoethout voor een cent
625 ik zag hun moeders touwtjespringen.
626 Dat dorp van toen, het is voorbij,
627 dit is al wat er bleef voor mij:
628 een ansicht en herinneringen.
629
630 Toen ik langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
631 de hoge bomen nog zag staan.
632 Ik was een kind, hoe kon ik weten
633 dat dat voorgoed voorbij zou gaan.
634
2ee7da68 635=head2 v5.21.4 - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
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637L<Announced on 2014-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg220267.html>
638
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639To-day, being in latitude 83° 20', longitude 43° 5' W. (the sea being
640of an extraordinarily dark colour), we again saw land from the
641masthead, and, upon a closer scrutiny, found it to be one of a group
642of very large islands. The shore was precipitous, and the interior
643seemed to be well wooded, a circumstance which occasioned us great
644joy. In about four hours from our first discovering the land we came
645to anchor in ten fathoms, sandy bottom, a league from the coast, as a
646high surf, with strong ripples here and there, rendered a nearer
647approach of doubtful expediency. The two largest boats were now
648ordered out, and a party, well armed (among whome were Peters and
649myself), proceeded to look for an opening in the reef which appeared
650to encircle the island. After searching about for some time, we
651discovered an inlet, which we were entering, when we saw four large
652canoes put off from the shore, filled with men who seemed to be well
653armed. We waited for them to come up, and, as they moved with great
654rapidity, they were soon within hail. Captain Guy now held up a white
655handkerchief on the blade of an oar, when the strangers made a full
656stop, and commenced a loud jabbering all at once, intermingled with
657occasional shouts, in which we could distinguish the words Anamoo-moo!
658and Lama-Lama! They continued this for at least half an hour, during
659which we had a good opportunity of observing their appearance.
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661=head2 v5.21.3 - Robert Service, "The Men that Don't Fit In"
662
663L<Announced on 2014-08-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218826.html>
664
665 If they just went straight they might go far,
666 They are strong and brave and true;
667 But they're always tired of the things that are,
668 And they want the strange and new.
669 They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
670 What a deep mark I would make!"
671 So they chop and change, and each fresh move
672 Is only a fresh mistake.
673
674=head2 v5.21.2 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Final minutes of communication of the first manned moon landing, July 20, 1969
675
676L<Announced on 2014-07-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/07/msg217937.html>
677
678 Armstrong: Okay. Here's a...Looks like a good area here.
679 Aldrin: I got the shadow out there.
680 Aldrin: 250, down at 2 1/2, 19 forward.
681 Aldrin: Altitude, velocity lights.
682 Aldrin: 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward.
683 Aldrin: 11 forward. Coming down nicely.
684 Armstrong: Gonna be right over that crater.
685 Aldrin: 200 feet, 4 1/2 down.
686 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down.
687 Armstrong: I got a good spot [garbled].
688 Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.
689 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. You're looking good.
690 Aldrin: 120 feet.
691 Aldrin: 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Quantity light.
692 Aldrin: Okay. 75 feet. And it's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.
693 Duke: 60 seconds.
694 Aldrin: Light's on.
695 Aldrin: 60 feet, down 2 1/2. 2 forward. 2 forward. That's good.
696 Aldrin: 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.
697 Aldrin: 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. [Garbled] shadow.
698 Aldrin: 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. 20 feet,
699 down a half.
700 Duke: 30 seconds.
701 Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good.
702 Aldrin: Contact Light.
703 Armstrong: Shutdown.
704 Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop.
705 Aldrin: ACA out of Detent.
706 Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto.
707 Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off.
708 Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in.
709 Duke: We copy you down, Eagle.
710 Armstrong: Engine arm is off.
711 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
712 Duke: Roger, Twan...[correcting himself] Tranquility. We copy you on
713 the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue.
714 We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
715 Aldrin: Thank you.
716
717=head2 v5.21.1 - Robert Jordan, "The Crossroads of Twilights", Book 10 of "The Wheel of Time"
718
719L<Announced on 2014-06-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/06/msg217030.html>
720
721 We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
722 We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
723 We danced among the lightning bolts,
724 and tore the world asunder.
725
726 -- Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
727 written near the end of the previous Age,
728 known by some as the Third Age.
729 Sometimes attributed to the Dragon
730 Reborn.
731
732=head2 v5.21.0 - Friedrich von Schiller, "The Song of the Bell"
733
734L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215826.html>
735
736 Walled in fast within the earth
737 Stands the form burnt out of clay.
738 This must be the bell’s great birth!
739 Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
740 Sweat must trickle now
741 From the burning brow,
742 Till the work its master honour.
743 Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.
744
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745=head2 v5.20.3 - Elias Lönnrot, trans. Keith Bosley, "The Kalevala", Canto 42: Stealing the Sampo
746
747L<Announced on 2015-09-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg230945.html>
748
749 Steady old Väinämöinen
750 uttered a word and spoke thus:
751 'No lilting on the waters
752 and no singing on the waves!
753 Song keeps you lazy
754 tales delay rowing.
755 Precious day would pass and night
756 would overtake us midway
757 on these wide waters
758 upon these vast waves.'
759
760 The wanton Lemminkäinen
761 uttered a word and spoke thus:
762 'The time will pass anyway
763 the fair day will flee
764 and the night will come panting
765 and the twilight will steal in
766 if you don't sing while you live
767 nor hum in this world.'
768
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769=head2 v5.20.3-RC2 - Anon., trans. Malcolm C. Lyons, "The Story of Abu Muhammad the Idle and the Marvels He Encountered with the Ape As Well As the Marvels of the Seas and Islands", from "Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange"
770
771L<Announced on 2015-08-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230544.html>
772
773'I fled from Basra, sad and tearful, with no idea where I was going,
774and I was reciting these lines:
775
776 The pain of parting makes me melt away,
777 As lovers do when those they love are harsh.
778 I wonder at the patience that I showed
779 When I had lost my love, for that was wonderful.
780 Beloved, do you know that since you left,
781 I have remained confused in misery.
782
783I then heard a voice that said: "Damn you, have you no fear of
784Almighty God that you hand over a girl to an unbelieving 'ifrit?" I
785walked for a time amongst the palm-trees until I caught sight of a
786person, whom I approached. When I asked him who he was he said: "I
787am one of the jinn who were converted to Islam at the hands of 'Ali
788ibn Abi Talib, may God ennoble him." "How can I get to my wife?" I
789asked him, and he said: "Wretched fellow, you had a bird which you
790allowed to fly away and now you want to fly after it." But he
791added: "Follow this road with God's blessing all night until dawn
792and then by the shore you will see a huge cave in which there is an
793idol made of white stone. You must drink of the water that there is
794coming out of the cave and smear your face with its mud. Stay there
795and a barge will pass you as you stand opposite the statue. Various
796different creatures will emerge, heads without bodies and bodies
797without heads, and they will prostrate themselves in adoration to
798the idol rather than to Almighty God. When you see that, embark on
799the barge and cross to the other bank and walk along it until
800sunset. On a high point you will see a castle built of bricks of
801gold and silver. That is where your 'ifrit will be. I have now
802told you about this, so goodbye."
803
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805
806L<Announced on 2015-08-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230359.html>
807
808'On the night of the wedding the ape came to sit in front of me and
809asked me what I intended to do. "Whatever you tell me," I replied,
810and he said: "Take care not to covet the girl, or I shall come back
811and burn you up and leave you as a lesson for those who can learn."
812I agreed to this and when evening came I found the world full of
813candles and torches burning in holders of gold and silver. There
814were servants and serving girls, and everyone who saw me
815congratulated me on my good fortune, as there was no girl on the
816face of the earth more beautiful than my bride.
817[...]
818'Next morning I went out to the market, and people went in and asked
819her how the night had been. "He never looked up at me," she told
820them. Then, when it was afternoon, I went to my house, where the
821ape was sitting by the door. "Tell me what you did," it said, and I
822told it: "By God, I did not learn and do not know whether this was a
823man or a girl." "That's what I want," it said.
824[...]
825'On the second night my bride was brought to me, after which the
826servants left her and went away. She fell asleep, and, while she
827was sleeping, I killed the cock, wrapped it in the cloth and put the
828four poles from the couch over it. Suddenly there was a huge crash
829like a peal of thunder and a fiery 'ifrit swooped on the girl. I
830fainted at the sight and when I recovered I heard a voice saying:
831"By the Lord of the Ka'ba, the girl has been carried off!" and there
832was a sound like the rustling of wind and bitter weeping. At this I
833shed tears, struck my head and was filled with regret when it was no
834longer of any use, for to me the whole world was worth no more than
835a bean.
836
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838
839L<Announced on 2015-02-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225777.html>
840
841 Everyone loves Magical Trevor,
842 'Cos the tricks that he does are ever so clever;
843 Look at him now, disappearin' the cow,
844 Where is the cow hidden right now?
845
846 Taking a bow, it's Magical Trevor,
847 Everybody's seen that the trick is clever;
848 Look at him there with his leathery, leathery whip!
849 It's made of magic, and with a little flip--
850
851 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back,
852 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back;
853 Back, back, back from his magical journey,
854 Yeah!
855
856 What did he see in the parallel dimension?
857 He saw beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans;
858 Oh, beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans,
859 Yeah, yeah!
860
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861=head2 v5.20.2-RC1 - Jonathan "Jonti" Picking, L<"Scampi"|http://www.weebls-stuff.com/other-toons/video/scampi.html>
862
863L<Announced on 2015-02-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225273.html>
864
865 I've seen things,
866 I've seen them with my eyes;
867 I've seen things,
868 They're often in disguise.
869
870 Like carrots, handbags, cheese, toilets,
871 Russians, planets, hamsters, weddings,
872 Poets, Stalin, Kuala Lumpur!
873 Pygmies, budgies, Kuala Lumpur!
874
875 I've seen things,
876 I've seen them with my eyes;
877 I've seen things,
878 They're often in disguise.
879
880 Like carrots, handbags, cheese...
881
2ee7da68 882=head2 v5.20.1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. Diana Reed, "Così fan tutte"
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884L<Announced on 2014-09-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219789.html>
885
886 DORABELLA (as if waking from a daze): Where are they?
887 DON ALFONSO: They've gone.
888 FIORDILIGI: Oh, the cruel bitterness of parting!
889
890 DON ALFONSO:
891 Take heart, my dearest children.
892 Look, in the distance, your lovers are waving to you.
893
894 FIORDILIGI: Bon voyage, my darling!
895 DORABELLA: Bon voyage!
896
897 FIORDILIGI:
898 O heavens! How swiftly the ship is sailing away!
899 It is disappearing already!
900 It is no longer in sight!
901 Oh, may heaven grant it a prosperous voyage!
902
903 DORABELLA: May good luck attend it to the battlefield!
904 DON ALFONSO: And may your sweethearts and my friends be safe!
905
906 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA, DON ALFONSO:
907 May the wind be gentle,
908 may the sea be calm,
909 and may the elements
910 respond kindly
911 to our wishes.
912
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915L<Announced on 2014-09-07 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219446.html>
916
917 GUGLIELMO:
918 Oh God, I feel that this foot of mine
919 is reluctant to come before her.
920
921 FERRANDO:
922 My trembling lip
923 can utter no word.
924
925 DON ALFONSO:
926 The hero displays his manliness
927 in the most terrible moments.
928
929 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA:
930 Now that we have heard the news,
931 you have the lesser duty:
932 Take heart, and plunge your swords
933 into both our hearts.
934
935 FERRANDO, GUGLIELMO:
936 My idol, blame fate
937 that I must abandon you.
938
939 DORABELLA: Ah no, you shall not leave...
940 FIORDILIGI: No, cruel one, you shall not go...
941 DORABELLA: First I want to tear out my heart.
942 FIORDILIGI: First I want to die at your feet.
943 FERRANDO (softly to Don Alfonso): What do you say to that?
944 GUGLIELMO (softly to Don Alfonso): You realise?
945 DON ALFONSO (softly): Steady, friend, finem lauda.
946
947 ALL:
948 Thus destiny defrauds
949 the hopes of mortals.
950 Ah, among so many misfortunes,
951 who can ever love life?
952
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955L<Announced on 2014-08-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218975.html>
956
957 DON ALFONSO:
958 I'd like to speak, but I haven't the heart:
959 my lip stammers.
960 My voice cannot emerge,
961 but remains in my throat.
962 What will you do? What shall I do?
963 Oh what a great catastrophe!
964 There can be nothing worse.
965 I feel pity for you and for them.
966
967 FIORDILIGI: Heavens! For mercy's sake, Signor Alfonso, don't make us
968 die.
969 DON ALFONSO: My children, you must arm yourselves with constancy.
970 DORABELLA: Ye Gods! What evil has occurred? What horrible event? Is my
971 love dead, perhaps?
972 FIORDILIGI: Is mine dead?
973 DON ALFONSO: They are not dead, but they are not far from it.
974 DORABELLA: Wounded?
975 DON ALFONSO: No.
976 FIORDILIGI: Ill?
977 DON ALFONSO: Nor that.
978 FIORDILIGI: What, then?
979 DON ALFONSO: A royal command summons them to the field of battle.
980 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA: Alas, what do I hear? And they will leave?
981 DON ALFONSO: Immediately.
982 DORABELLA: And there is no way of preventing it?
983 DON ALFONSO: There is none.
984 FIORDILIGI: And not even a single farewell...
985 DON ALFONSO: The unhappy men haven't the courage to see you; but if
986 you wish it, they are ready...
987 DORABELLA: Where are they?
988 DON ALFONSO: Come in, friends.
989
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990=head2 v5.20.0 - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
991
992L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215815.html>
993
994 But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
995 Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
996 Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
997 When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
998 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
999 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
1000
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1001=head2 v5.20.0-RC1 - Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
1002
1003L<Announced on 2014-05-17 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215479.html>
1004
1005 When times go bad
1006 when times go rough
1007 Won't you lay me down in tall grass
1008 And let me do my stuff
1009
2ee7da68 1010=head2 v5.19.11 - Isidore-Lucien Ducasse [as "Comte de Lautréamont"], trans. Paul Knight, "Les Chants de Maldoror"
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1012L<Announced on 2014-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/04/msg214580.html>
1013
1014O rigorous mathematics, I have not forgotten you since your wise lessons,
1015sweeter than honey, filtered into my heart like a refreshing wave.
1016Instinctively, from the cradle, I had longed to drink from your source, older
1017than the sun, and I continue to tread the sacred sanctuary of your solemn
1018temple, I, the most faithful of your devotees. There was a vagueness in my
1019mind, something thick as smoke; but I managed to mount the steps which lead to
1020your altar, and you drove away this dark veil, as the wind blows the
1021draught-board. You replaced it with excessive coldness, consummate prudence and
1022implacable logic. With the aid of your fortifying milk, my intellect developed
1023rapidly and took on immense proportions amid the ravishing lucidity which you
1024bestow as a gift on all those who sincerely love you. Arithmetic! Algebra!
1025Geometry! Awe-inspiring trinity! Luminous triangle! He who has not known you
1026is a fool!
1027
2ee7da68 1028=head2 v5.19.10 - John Chadwick, "The Decipherment of Linear B"
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1030L<Announced on 2014-03-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/03/msg213851.html>
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1031
1032The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even
1033the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge
1034withheld from others. Some are fortunate enough to find a job which
1035consists in the solution of mysteries, whether it be the physicist who
1036tracks down a hitherto unknown nuclear particle or the policeman who
1037detects a criminal. But most of us are driven to sublimate this urge
1038by the solving of artificial puzzles devised for our entertainment.
1039
2ee7da68 1040=head2 v5.19.9 - R. A. MacAvoy, "Tea with the Black Dragon"
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1042L<Announced on 2014-02-20 by Tony Cook|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/02/msg213047.html>
1043
1044Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
1045rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
1046stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
1047know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
1048that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
1049chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
1050clouds thickened above them.
1051
1052"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
1053you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
1054body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
1055closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
1056hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
1057he looked Long in the face.
1058
1059"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
1060master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
1061grew fierce.
1062
1063"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
1064fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
1065truth!"
1066
2ee7da68 1067=head2 v5.19.8 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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1069L<Announced on 2014-01-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211729.html>
1070
1071“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
1072hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
1073
1074“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
1075
1076“Is there? What is the point?”
1077
1078“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
1079
1080“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
1081
1082“The trick is not to think about that.”
1083
1084“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
1085
1086Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
1087
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1088=head2 v5.19.7 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"
1089
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1091
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1092And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
1093down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
1094the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
1095were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
1096they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
1097Europe was over.
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1099Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
1100leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
1101kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
1102horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
2cff31c9 1103
e91f1fc1 1104Birds were talking.
2cff31c9 1105
e91f1fc1 1106One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
2cff31c9 1107
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1108=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
1109
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1111
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1112 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
1113
1114 Mr. Bun: Morning.
1115 Waitress: Morning.
1116 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
1117 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
1118 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
1119 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
1120 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
1121 egg on top and spam
1122 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
1123 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
1124 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
1125 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
1126 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
1127 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
1128 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
1129 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
1130 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
1131 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
1132
1133 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
1134
1135 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
1136 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
1137 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
1138 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
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40e1c3e8 1140=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, trans. James McGowan, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
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1144 I
1145
1146 A cat is strolling through my mind
1147 Acting as though he owned the place,
1148 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
1149 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
1150
1151 So tender and discreet his tone;
1152 But whether he should growl or purr
1153 His voice is always rich and deep.
1154 That is the secret of his charm.
1155
1156 This purling voice that filters down
1157 Into my darkest depths of soul
1158 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
1159 Delights me as a potion would.
1160
1161 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
1162 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
1163 Without the need for any words
1164 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
1165
1166 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
1167 Across my heart, fine instrument,
1168 And makes to sing so royally
1169 The strongest and the purest chord,
1170
1171 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
1172 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
1173 In whom all is, angelically,
1174 As subtle as harmonious.
1175
1176 II
1177
1178 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
1179 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
1180 I might have been embalmed in it
1181 By giving him one little pet.
1182
1183 He is my household's guardian soul;
1184 He judges, he presides, inspires
1185 All matters in hos royal realm;
1186 Might he be fairy? or a god?
1187
1188 When my eyes, to this cat I love
1189 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
1190 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
1191 And when I look within myself,
1192
1193 I notice with astonishment
1194 The fire of his opal eyes,
1195 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
1196 Taking my measure, steadily.
1197
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1198=head2 v5.19.4 - Washington Irving, "The Widow and Her Son"
1199
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1202There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
1203that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
1204Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
1205despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
1206loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
1207looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
1208his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
1209of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
1210heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
1211danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
1212She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
1213surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
1214and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
1215be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
1216name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
1217and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
1218him.
1219
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1220=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
1221
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1224E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
1225written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
1226betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
1227have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
1228personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
1229Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
1230For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
1231political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
1232working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
1233between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
1234however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
1235logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
1236an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
1237to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
1238outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
1239there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
1240There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
1241
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1242=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
1243
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1245
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1246The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
1247correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
1248showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
1249however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
1250magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
1251the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
1252
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1253=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
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1256
1257 Over hill, over dale,
1258 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
1259 Over park, over pale,
1260 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
1261 I do wander everywhere,
1262 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
1263 And I serve the fairy queen,
1264 To dew her orbs upon the green.
1265 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
1266 In their gold coats, spots you see;
1267 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
1268 In their freckles live our savours.
1269 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
1270 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
1271 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
1272 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
1273
5f42d1f2 1274=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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1277
1278 From the beginning, I knew…
1279 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
1280 …that I can't fix…
1281 …with my hands…
1282
40e1c3e8 1283=head2 v5.18.4 - Robert W. Chambers, Cassilda's Song in "The King in Yellow," Act I, Scene 2
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1286
1287 Along the shore the cloud waves break,
1288 The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
1289 The shadows lengthen
1290 In Carcosa.
1291
1292 Strange is the night where black stars rise,
1293 And strange moons circle through the skies
1294 But stranger still is
1295 Lost Carcosa.
1296
1297 Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
1298 Where flap the tatters of the King,
1299 Must die unheard in
1300 Dim Carcosa.
1301
1302 Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
1303 Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
1304 Shall dry and die in
1305 Lost Carcosa.
1306
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1308
1309(no epigraph)
1310
40e1c3e8 1311=head2 v5.18.3-RC2 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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1314
1315"Ah! I see it now!" I shrieked. "You have seized the throne and the
1316empire. Woe! woe to you who are crowned with the crown of the King in
1317Yellow!"
1318
40e1c3e8 1319=head2 v5.18.3-RC1 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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1322
1323 CAMILLA: You, sir, should unmask.
1324
1325 STRANGER: Indeed?
1326
1327 CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
1328
1329 STRANGER: I wear no mask.
1330
1331 CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
1332
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1333=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
1334
1335L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
1336
1337One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
1338only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
1339that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
1340about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
1341places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
1342Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
1343mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
1344every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
1345
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1346=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
1347
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1349
1350The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
1351systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
1352thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
1353operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
1354ever seen.
1355
1356An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
1357something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
1358kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
1359anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
1360disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
1361gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
1362that renders the operating system unnecessary.
1363
1364=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
1365
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1367
1368Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
1369someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
1370again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
1371and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
1372language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
1373
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1374=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
1375
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1377
1378It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
1379who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
1380walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
1381and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
1382search, in questions, in torment.
1383
2ee7da68 1384=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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1387
1388Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
1389
1390=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
1391
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1393
1394 I'd love to go drowning
1395 And to stay and to stay
1396 But the ocean doesn't want me today
1397 I'll go in up to here
1398 It can't possibly hurt
1399 All they will find is my beer
1400 And my shirt
1401
1402=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
1403
1404L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
1405
1406 And the great day of wrath has come
1407 And here's mud in your big red eye
1408 The poker's in the fire
1409 And the locusts take the sky
1410 And the earth died screaming
1411 While I lay dreaming of you
1412
1413=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
1414
1415L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
1416
1417 What's he building in there?
1418
1419 We have a right to know…
1420
2ee7da68 1421=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel in "This is Spın̈al Tap"
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1424
1425It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
1426eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
1427
2ee7da68 1428=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, "A Fire Upon The Deep"
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1431
1432The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
1433followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
1434safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
1435place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
1436would be famous for this.
1437
1438Six months passed. A year.
1439
72f869fd 1440The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
7707f065 1441Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
72f869fd 1442powerful, it does not need to self-know.
7707f065 1443
2ee7da68 1444=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy"
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1447
1448Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
1449The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
1450recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
1451his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
1452Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
1453of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
1454Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
1455of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
1456'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
1457embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
1458'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
1459in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
1460leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
1461
1462The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
1463Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
1464in the destruction of the planet Earth.
1465
2ee7da68 1466=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, "An Instance of the Fingerpost"
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1470I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
1471the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
1472dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
1473between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
1474improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
1475fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
1476I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
1477them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
1478do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
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1480in his hand and the blood spattered his coat. Boyle also did not scruple to
1481perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
1482himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
1483a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
1484the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
1485world is richer for it.
1486
2ee7da68 1487=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, "The Darkness That Comes Before"
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1490
1491No thought.
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1492
1493The boy extinguished. Only a place.
1494
1495This place.
1496
1497Motionless, 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.
1498
1499A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
1500
1501For 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.
1502
1503The 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 . . .
1504
1505And 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.
1506
1507The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
1508
1509I have been legion . . .
1510
1511In 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.
1512
1513Now I understand.
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2ee7da68 1515=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, "The Sirens of Titan"
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1518
1519Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
1520of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
1521scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
1522glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
1523beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
1524much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
1525caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
1526vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
1527had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
1528
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1529=head2 v5.17.5 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
1530
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1532
1533Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
1534behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
1535recording everything.
1536
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1537=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
1538
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1541 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
1542 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
1543 She aims it at the creature's head,
1544 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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1546 A few weeks later, in the wood,
1547 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
1548 But what a change! No cloak of red,
1549 No silly hood upon her head.
1550 She said, "Hello, and do please note
1551 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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1554
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1557Preparation:
1558
1559Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
1560or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
1561Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
1562look golden brown.
1563Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
1564ready to create the soup.
1565
1566Ingredients:
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1569 3 tbsp butter
1570 1/4 cup olive oil
1571 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
1572 1 tsp salt
1573 1 tsp sugar
1574 black pepper to taste
1575 1 cup red wine
1576 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1577 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
1578 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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1580Method:
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1583 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
1584 to half an hour.
1585 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
1586 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
1587 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
1588 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
1589 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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1591Enjoy.
1592
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1596
1597‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
1598
1599Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
1600their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
1601
1602The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
1603butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
1604and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
1605
1606Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
1607
1608‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
1609
1610‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
1611
1612‘What?’
1613
1614‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
1615
1616‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
1617his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
1618dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
1619quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
1620
1621‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
1622an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
1623
1624‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
1625
1626The iotum rose, spinning.
1627
1628‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
1629
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1634On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
1635taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
1636"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
1637and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
1638merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
1639subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
1640Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
1641it.
1642
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1644
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1646
1647`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
1648`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
1649hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
1650The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
1651been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
1652be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
1653to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
1654fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
1655
1656There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
1657climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
1658broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
1659implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
1660on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
1661Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
1662astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
1663for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
1664out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
1665the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
1666
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1670
1671 A victim of collision on the open sea
1672 Nobody ever said that life was free
1673 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
1674 But use your freedom of choice
1675
1676=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, "The Cyberiad", Trurl's Machine
1677
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1679
1680Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
1681machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
1682trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
1683little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
1684to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
1685he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
1686the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
1687
1688The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
1689current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
1690transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
1691chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
1692adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
1693as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
1694solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
1695valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
1696the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
1697machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
1698
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1703 Don't you know? You never split the party
1704 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
1705 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
1706 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
1707
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1711
1712I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
1713Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
1714Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
1715The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
1716
1717
1718
1719I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
1720sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
1721collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
1722
1723My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
1724inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
1725swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
1726side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
1727The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
1728dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
1729
2ee7da68 1730=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"
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1734 All I have is a voice
1735 To undo the folded lie,
1736 The romantic lie in the brain
1737 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
1738 And the lie of Authority
1739 Whose buildings grope the sky:
1740 There is no such thing as the State
1741 And no one exists alone;
1742 Hunger allows no choice
1743 To the citizen or the police;
1744 We must love one another or die.
1745
2ee7da68 1746=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan, "Blowin' In The Wind"
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1750 How many roads must a man walk down
1751 Before you call him a man?
1752 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
1753 Before she sleeps in the sand?
1754 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
1755 Before they're forever banned?
1756 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1757 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1758
1759 How many years can a mountain exist
1760 Before it's washed to the sea?
1761 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
1762 Before they're allowed to be free?
1763 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
1764 Pretending he just doesn't see?
1765 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1766 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1767
1768 How many times must a man look up
1769 Before he can see the sky?
1770 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
1771 Before he can hear people cry?
1772 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
1773 That too many people have died?
1774 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1775 The answer is blowin' in the wind
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2ee7da68 1777=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF, "The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way"
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1780
1781 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1782 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
1783 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1784 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
1785 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
1786
1787Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
1788age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
1789older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
1790debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
1791girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
1792A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
1793Top for more than one week.
1794
1795Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
1796lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
1797buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
1798into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
1799meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
1800soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
1801single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
1802
1803 "I'm never going to give you up"
1804
2ee7da68 1805=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, "The Voyage of QV66"
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1808
1809"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
1810
1811He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
1812notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
1813which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
1814OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
1815ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
1816
1817There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
1818busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
1819out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
1820mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
1821and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
1822with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
1823bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
1824chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
1825excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
1826down cheering and applauding.
1827
1828"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
1829
2ee7da68 1830=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, "A Wizard of Earthsea"
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1833
1834Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
1835into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
1836beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
1837winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
1838wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
1839over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
1840
1841But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
1842gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
1843villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
1844journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
1845domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
1846with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
1847by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
1848Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
1849
2ee7da68 1850=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, "The Diary of a Madman"
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1853
1854This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
1855been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
1856confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
1857how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
1858could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
1859putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
1860I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
1861before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
1862think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
1863all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
1864off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
1865was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
1866The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
1867endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
1868benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
1869boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
1870lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
1871Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
1872resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
1873Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
1874you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
1875
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1879
1880A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
1881don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
1882without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
1883the human experience, the better design we will have.
1884
2ee7da68 1885=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, From the preface to "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
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1889All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
1890the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
1891do so at their peril.
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1893It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
1894Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
1895work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
1896artist is in accord with himself.
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1898We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
1899he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
1900thing is that one admires it intensely.
607b15aa 1901
4ed12d4a 1902All art is quite useless.
607b15aa 1903
2ee7da68 1904=head2 v5.15.2 - Rainer Maria Rilke, trans., C. F. MacIntyre, "Duino", The First Elegy
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1908 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
1909 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
1910 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
1911 things the significance of a human future;
1912 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
1913 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
1914 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
1915 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
1916 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
1917 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
1918 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
1919 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
1920 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
1921 hurtles all ages along with it forever
1922 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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1925
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1928Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
1929fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
1930winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
1931down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
1932being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
1933extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
1934but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
1935
1936Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
1937that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
1938around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
1939fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
1940the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
1941closed system.
1942
1943Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
1944the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
1945/be/ them.'
1946
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1947=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
1948
1949L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
1950
4ed12d4a 1951If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
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c682aa67 1953=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
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1957He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
1958mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
1959encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
1960
1961'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
1962Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
1963finished its run. It was due about now.'
1964
1965Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
1966see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
1967
1968'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
1969is always a last time for everything.)
1970
1971Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
1972
1973=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
1974
1975L<Announced on 2012-10-12 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194057.html>
1976
1977 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
1978 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
1979 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
1980 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
1981 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
1982 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
1983 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
1984 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
1985 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
1986 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
1987 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
1988 eaten them, but not for love.
1989
1990=head2 v5.14.2 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
1991
1992L<Announced on 2011-09-26 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177618.html>
1993
1994It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
1995do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
1996they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
1997catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
1998awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
1999inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
2000
2001So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
2002mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
2003the heart of the programmer.
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2007L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
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2009At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
2010my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
2011the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
2012since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
2013already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
2014to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
2015the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
2016can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
2017unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
2018
c684cf36 2019=head2 v5.14.0 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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2021L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
2022
2023At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
2024myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
2025impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
2026"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
2027gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
2028or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
2029
2030I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
2031computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
2032ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
2033would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
2034my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
2035away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
2036won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
2037
2038So a freely distributable program is born.
2039
2040=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
2041
2042L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
2043
2044This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
2045continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
2046aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
2047and your bags will be offloaded.
2048
2ee7da68 2049=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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2051L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
2052
2053Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
2054of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
2055by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
2056sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
2057swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
2058down their paved streets.
2059
2060Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
2061obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
2062company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
2063the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
2064govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
2065the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
2066
2067=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
2068
2069L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
2070
2071But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
2072my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
2073reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
2074wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
2075Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
2076the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
b86ac955 2077This seemed doubly astounding to me—first that Australia could
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2078just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
2079this had never reached me.
2080
2ee7da68 2081=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<"Leaves of Grass"|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
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2084
2085 When the full-grown poet came,
2086 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
2087 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
2088 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
2089 Nay he is mine alone;
2090 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
2091 by the hand;
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2092 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly
2093 holding hands,
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2094 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
2095 And wholly and joyously blends them.
2096
2ee7da68 2097=head2 v5.13.10 - Egill Skalla-Grímsson, L<"Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar"|http://www.heimskringla.no/wiki/Egils_saga_Skalla-Gr%C3%ADmssonar>
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2101 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
2102 nema ráða vel kunni.
2103 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
2104 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
2105 Sák á telgðu talkni
2106 tíu launstafi ristna.
2107 Þat hefr lauka lindi
2108 langs ofrtrega fengit.
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2110=head2 v5.13.9 - John F Kennedy, L<Inaugural Address January 20, 1961|http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy%27s_Inaugural_Address>
2111
2112L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
2113
2114In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
2115granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
2116do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
2117that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
2118generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
2119endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
2120that fire can truly light the world.
2121
2122And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
2123ask what you can do for your country.
2124
2125My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
2126but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
2127
2128Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
2129ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
2130we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
2131the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
2132asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
2133work must truly be our own.
2134
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2135=head2 v5.13.8 - Roger Williams, L<"The Fifth Gift"|http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2005/8/19/21304/8493>
2136
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2138
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2139The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
2140to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
2141between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
2142cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
2143areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
2144be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
2145As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
2146the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
2147instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
2148interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
2149also be automated.
2150
2151Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
2152if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
2153were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
2154and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
2155indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
2156techniques like X-ray crystallography.
2157
2ee7da68 2158=head2 v5.13.7 - Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, "The Matrix"
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2161
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2162[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
2163
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2165
2166[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
2167
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2168 Trinity: What did you just say?
2169 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
2170 Trinity: What did you see?
2171 Cypher: What happened?
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2172 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
2173 like it.
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2174 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
2175 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
2176 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
2177 Neo: What is it?
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2178 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
2179 they change something.
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2181=head2 v5.13.6 - Haruki Murakami, "Kafka on the Shore"
2182
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2184
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2185The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
2186he storm vanishes.
2187
2188"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
2189fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
2190to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
2191me?"
2192
2193I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
2194like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
2195
2196"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
2197as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
2198on my heart.
2199
2200(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
2201
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2203
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2206Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
2207air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
2208the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
2209faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
2210of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
2211the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
2212deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
2213fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
2214stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
2215revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
2216
2217For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
2218courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
2219the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
2220jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
2221were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
2222there, a glimmer of moonshine.
2223
2224Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
2225rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
2226grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
2227park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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2230=head2 v5.13.4 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
2231
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2234`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
2235`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
2236it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
2237she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
2238
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2239 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
2240 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
2241 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
2242 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
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2244
2245`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
2246
2247`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
2248nonsense.'
2249
2250Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
2251anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
2252
2253`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
2254
2255`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
2256
2257`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
2258with his nose, you know?'
2259
2260`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
2261the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
2262
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2263=head2 v5.13.3 - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens"
2264
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2267Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
2268Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
2269notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
2270for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
2271sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
2272
2273Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
2274dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
2275Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
2276motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
2277Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
2278that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
2279had ever even been a car.
2280
2281There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
2282been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
2283this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
2284flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
2285re-entry.
2286
2287There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
2288metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
2289somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
2290make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
2291
2292It should have fallen apart miles back.
2293
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2295
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2298We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
2299the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
2300in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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2301there exist ... special circumstances.
2302
2303=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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2307And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
2308bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
2309yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
2310with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
2311if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
2312bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
2313quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
2314
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2315=head2 v5.13.0 - Jules Verne, "A Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
2316
2317L<Announced on 2010-04-20 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/04/msg159275.html>
2318
2319The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
2320involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
2321when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
2322streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
2323road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
2324seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
2325smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
2326
2327"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
2328volcano were once more to set to work."
2329
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2330=head2 v5.12.5 - William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure"
2331
2332L<Announced on 2012-11-10 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/11/msg195171.html>
2333
2334 Music oft hath such a charm
2335 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
2336
2337=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
2338
2339L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173725.html>
2340
2341 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
2342 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
2343 When breakfast is taken away,
2344 To turn his attention to dinner;
2345 And it's not in the range of belief,
2346 To look upon him as a glutton,
2347 Who, when he is tired of beef,
2348 Determines to tackle the mutton.
2349 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
2350 If it will appease her sorrow,
2351 I'll marry this lady today,
2352 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
2353
2354=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
2355
2356L<Announced on 2011-06-15 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173609.html>
2357
2358 Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
2359 Tolerates no work of man.
2360 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
2361 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
2362 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
2363 While the last larks sing and soar,
2364 From the heather-blossoms sweet
2365 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
2366 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
2367 Eleanor makes macaroons!
2368
2369=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
2370
2371L<Announced on 2011-06-08 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173352.html>
2372
2373 Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
2374 And terrapin, too, is tasty,
2375 Lobster I freely endorse,
2376 In pate or patty or pasty.
2377 But there's nothing the matter with butter,
2378 And nothing the matter with jam,
2379 And the warmest greetings I utter
2380 To the ham and the yam and the clam.
2381 For they're food,
2382 All food,
2383 And I think very fondly of food.
2384 Through I'm broody at times
2385 When bothered by rhymes,
2386 I brood
2387 On food.
2388
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2389=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
2390
2391L<Announced on 2011-01-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168368.html>
2392
2393 I saw a huge steam roller,
2394 It blotted out the sun.
2395 The people all lay down, lay down;
2396 They did not try to run.
2397 My love and I, we looked amazed
2398 Upon the gory mystery.
2399 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
2400 'The great machine is history!'
2401 My love and I, we ran away,
2402 The engine did not find us.
2403 We ran up to a mountain top,
2404 Left history far behind us.
2405 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
2406 But somehow we don't think so.
2407 We went to see where history'd been,
2408 And my, the dead did stink so.
2409
2410=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
2411
2412L<Announced on 2010-09-06 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/09/msg163852.html>
2413
2414CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
2415she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
2416seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
2417
2418What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
2419of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
2420has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
2421will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
2422only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
2423lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
2424design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
2425periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
2426
2427=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
2428
2429L<Announced on 2010-08-31 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/08/msg163670.html>
2430
2431The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
2432from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
2433view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
2434Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
2435once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
2436endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
2437a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
2438will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
2439of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
2440Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
2441still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
2442
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2443=head2 v5.12.1 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
2444
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2447"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
2448many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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2450what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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2451Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
2452had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
2453...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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2455hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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2456degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
2457and-thirty degrees."
2458
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2459=head2 v5.12.1-RC2 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
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2463San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
2464the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
2465hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
2466of the Free World."
2467
2468Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
2469level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
2470harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
2471exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
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2477Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
2478the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
2479just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
2480a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
2481it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
2482of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
2483common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
2484bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
2485
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2487 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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2490
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2493'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
2494not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
2495your cat grins like that?'
2496
2497'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
2498
2499She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
2500jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
2501and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
2502
2503'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
2504that cats COULD grin.'
2505
2506'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
2507
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2509
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2512'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
2513have got altered.'
2514
2515'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
2516there was silence for some minutes.
2517
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2519
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2522'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
2523always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
2524rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
2525yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
2526can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
2527kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
2528
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2530
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2533At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
2534called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
2535dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
2536in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
2537sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
2538
2539'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
2540is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
2541the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
2542to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
2543accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 2544Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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2554So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
2555hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
2556making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
2557picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
2558close by her.
2559
2560There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
2561VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
2562dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
2563occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
2564it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
2565OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
2566Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
2567never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
2568take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
2569after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
2570rabbit-hole under the hedge.
2571
2572In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
2573in the world she was to get out again.
2574
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2583 A little child, a limber elf,
2584 Singing, dancing to itself,
2585 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
2586 That always finds, and never seeks,
2587 Makes such a vision to the sight
2588 As fills a father's eyes with light;
2589 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
2590 Upon his heart, that he at last
2591 Must needs express his love's excess
2592 With words of unmeant bitterness.
2593 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
2594 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
2595 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
2596 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
2597 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
2598 At each wild word to feel within
2599 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
2600 And what, if in a world of sin
2601 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
2602 Such giddiness of heart and brain
2603 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
2604 So talks as it's most used to do.
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2606=head2 v5.11.4 - Fyodor Dostoevsky, "Crime and Punishment"
2607
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2610And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
2611into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
2612mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
2613question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
2614hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
2615louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
2616who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
2617worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
2618done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
2619
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2621
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2627Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
2628
2629"Why ain't that work?"
2630
2631Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
2632is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
2633
2634"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
2635
2636The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
2637to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
2638
2639That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
2640swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
2641-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
2642watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
2643absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
2644
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2646
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2649The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
2650at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
2651streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
2652the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
2653live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
2654colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
2655as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
2656wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
2657prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
2658however much they're into colour.
2659
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2660=head2 v5.11.1 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
2661
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2664Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
2665and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
2666word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
2667disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
2668everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
2669on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
2670that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
2671glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
b10ee209 2672war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Milo
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2673presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
2674for more hazardous assignment.
2675
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2676=head2 v5.11.0 - Mikhail Bulgakov, "The Master and Margarita"
2677
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2680Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
2681streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
2682trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
2683to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
2684about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
2685of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
2686facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
2687explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
2688Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
2689people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
2690work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
2691their art.
2692
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2693=head2 v5.10.1 - Right Hon. James Hacker MP, "The Complete Yes Minister: The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister"
2694
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2697'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
2698the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
2699Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
2700Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
2701responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
2702Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
2703Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
2704Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
2705Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
2706Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
2707
2708'Can they all type?' I joked.
2709
2710'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
2711McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
2712
2713I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
2714'We could have opened an agency.'
2715
2716Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
2717Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
2718amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
2719all say that, do they?' I ventured.
2720
2721Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
2722replied. 'Not quite all.'
2723
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2736He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
2737he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
2738out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
2739noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
2740must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
2741number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
2742did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
2743
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2752=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
2753
2754L<Pre-announced on 2007-07-07 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2007/07/msg126358.html>,
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2756
2757=head2 v5.9.4 - no epigraph
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2761=head2 v5.9.3 - no epigraph
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2765=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
2766
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2769This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
2770gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
2771technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
2772about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
2773bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
2774paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
2775in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
2776electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
2777picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
2778to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
2779technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
2780getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
2781sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
2782it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
2783conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
2784
2785"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
2786that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
2787`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
2788
2789"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
2790one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
2791flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
2792everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
2793make you flip?
2794
2795=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
2796
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2799Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
2800
2801=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
2802
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2805What of October, that ambiguous month
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2807=head2 v5.8.9 - Right Hon. James Hacker MP, "The Complete Yes Minister: The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister"
2808
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2811Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
2812proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
2813the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
2814anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
2815how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
2816
2817'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
2818
2819This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
2820that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
2821
2822'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
2823expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
2824anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
2825sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
2826
2827This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
2828basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
2829policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
2830disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
2831the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
2832Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
2833and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
2834Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
2835
2836In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
2837reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
2838
2839I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
2840Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
2841for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
2842had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
2843work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
2844the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
2845left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
2846pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
2847the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
2848the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
2849
2850I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
2851publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
2852Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
2853
2854So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
2855pushing to increase the membership?
2856
2857'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
2858more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
2859futile and impotent it becomes.'
2860
2861This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
2862
2863Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
2864diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
2865
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2867
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2870There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
2871about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
2872four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
2873anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
2874thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
2875
2876Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
2877and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
2878press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
2879obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
2880produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
2881this draft...'
2882
2883I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
2884hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
2885incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
2886
2887'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
2888redundancy payments as well.'
2889
2890'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
2891it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
2892
2893'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
2894
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2896
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2899A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
2900was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
2901and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
2902jets and all.
2903
2904I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
2905
2906I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
2907Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
2908specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
2909the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
2910jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
2911grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
2912in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
2913
2914While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
2915taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
2916me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
2917sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
2918three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
2919plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
2920occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
2921were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
2922
2923And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
2924were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
2925
2926Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
2927name like Charlie Umtali?
2928
2929I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
2930know something about our official visitor.
2931
2932Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
2933has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
2934car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
2935to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
2936knew little of his background.
2937
2938I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
2939Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
2940first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
2941
2942Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
2943
2944'Why?' I enquired.
2945
2946'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
2947to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
2948never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
2949
2950Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
2951that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
2952
2953In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
2954where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
2955revolving door and comes out in front.'
2956
2957'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
2958
2959'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
2960
2961'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
2962
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2963=head2 v5.8.8 - Joe Raposo, "Bein' Green"
2964
f3d08688 2965L<Announced on 2006-01-31 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2006/01/msg109190.html>
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2967 It's not that easy bein' green
2968 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
2969 When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
2970 Or something much more colorful like that
51caa79e 2971
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2972 It's not easy bein' green
2973 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
2974 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
2975 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
2976 Or stars in the sky
51caa79e 2977
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2978 But green's the color of Spring
2979 And green can be cool and friendly-like
2980 And green can be big like an ocean
2981 Or important like a mountain
2982 Or tall like a tree
4363636d 2983
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2984 When green is all there is to be
2985 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
2986 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
2987 And I think it's what I want to be
4363636d 2988
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2989=head2 v5.8.8-RC1 - Cosgrove Hall Productions, "Dangermouse"
2990
f3d08688 2991L<Announced on 2006-01-20 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2006/01/msg108833.html>
2831a86c 2992
4ed12d4a 2993 Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 2994
4ed12d4a 2995 Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
4363636d 2996
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2997=head2 v5.8.7 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
2998
f3d08688 2999L<Announced on 2005-05-31 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2005/05/msg101088.html>
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3001And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
3002hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
3003cat.
3004
3005Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 3006the wolf? What then?"
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3008=head2 v5.8.7-RC1 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
3009
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3010L<Announced on 2005-05-20 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2005/05/msg100711.html>
3011
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3012And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
3013bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
3014round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
3015
3016In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
3017gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
3018climbed up the high stone wall.
3019
3020One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
3021stretched out over the wall.
3022
3023Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
3024Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
3025take care that he doesn't catch you!".
3026
3027The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
3028snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
3029
3030How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 3031the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
4363636d 3032
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3033=head2 v5.8.6 - A. A. Milne, "The House at Pooh Corner"
3034
f3d08688 3035L<Announced on 2004-11-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg96304.html>
2831a86c 3036
4363636d 3037"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 3038you."
4363636d 3039
51caa79e 3040"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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3041
3042"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
3043and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 3044to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 3045
51caa79e 3046"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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3047
3048"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
3049planting it."
3050
3051"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 3052grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 3053
51caa79e 3054Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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3055
3056"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
3057Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 3058wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 3059
51caa79e 3060Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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3061
3062"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
3063how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 3064and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
4363636d 3065
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3066=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
3067
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3068L<Announced on 2004-11-11 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg95786.html>
3069
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3070"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
3071
3072"Hunting," said Pooh.
3073
3074"Hunting what?"
3075
3076"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
3077
3078"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
3079
3080"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
3081
3082"What do you think you'll answer?"
3083
3084"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
3085"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
3086you see there?"
3087
3088"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
3089excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
3090
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3091=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
3092
f3d08688 3093L<Announced on 2004-07-19 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg93189.html>
2831a86c 3094
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3095Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
3096ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
3097bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
3098waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
3099droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
3100hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
3101longbow.
3102
3103In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
3104often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
3105placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
3106likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
3107may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
3108Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
3109Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
3110farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
3111grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 3112T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
4363636d 3113
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3114=head2 v5.8.5-RC2 - wikipedia, "Beech"
3115
f3d08688 3116L<Announced on 2004-07-09 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg92934.html>
2831a86c 3117
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3118Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
3119ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
3120sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
3121pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
3122shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
3123
3124The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
3125Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 3126Caledonia and South America.
4363636d 3127
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3128=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
3129
f3d08688 3130L<Announced on 2004-07-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg92840.html>
2831a86c 3131
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3132The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
3133often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
3134large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
3135and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
3136spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
3137year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
3138may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
3139
3140It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
3141branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
3142of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
3143that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
3144
3145Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
3146other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
3147acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
3148mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
3149
3150It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 3151heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
4363636d 3152
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3153=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
3154
f3d08688 3155L<Announced on 2004-04-22 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90984.html>
2831a86c 3156
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3157 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
3158 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
3159 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
3160 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
3161
3162 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
3163 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
3164 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
3165 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
3166 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
3167 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
3168 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
3169 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
3170
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3171 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
3172 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
3173
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3174
3175=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
3176
f3d08688 3177L<Announced on 2004-04-16 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90796.html>
2831a86c 3178
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3179 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
3180 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
3181 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
3182 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
3183
3184 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
3185 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
3186 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
3187 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
3188 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
3189 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
3190
4363636d
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3191=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
3192
f3d08688 3193L<Announced on 2004-04-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90422.html>
2831a86c 3194
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3195 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
3196 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
3197 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
3198 We must find him of the train can't start.'
3199 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
3200 They are searching high and low,
3201 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
3202 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
3203 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
3204 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
3205 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
3206 He's been busy in the luggage van!
3207 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
c5fb089a 3208 And the signal goes 'All Clear!'
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3209 And we're off at last of the northern part
3210 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
3211
4363636d
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3212=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
3213
f3d08688 3214L<Announced on 2004-01-14 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg87317.html>
2831a86c 3215
51caa79e
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3216 We are the music makers,
3217 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
3218 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
3219 And sitting by desolate streams; --
3220 World-losers and world-forsakers,
3221 On whom the pale moon gleams:
3222 Yet we are the movers and shakers
3223 Of the world for ever, it seems.
4363636d 3224
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DG
3225=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
3226
f3d08688 3227L<Announced on 2004-01-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg86969.html>
2831a86c 3228
4363636d
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3229 There may be trouble ahead,
3230 But while there's music and moonlight,
3231 And love and romance,
3232 Let's face the music and dance.
3233
3234 Before the fiddlers have fled,
3235 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
3236 And while we still have that chance,
3237 Let's face the music and dance.
3238
3239 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
3240 Humming a different tune, and then,
3241
3242 There may be teardrops to shed,
3243 So while there's music and moonlight,
3244 And love and romance,
3245 Let's face the music and dance.
3246
4363636d
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3247=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
3248
f3d08688 3249L<Announced on 2003-11-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84822.html>
2831a86c 3250
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3251 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
3252 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
3253 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
3254 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
3255 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
3256 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
3257
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3258 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
3259 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
3260 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
3261 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
3262
3263 O my brave soul!
3264 O farther farther sail!
3265 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
3266 O farther, farther, farther sail!
3267
2ee7da68 3268=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle and John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
4363636d 3269
f3d08688 3270L<Announced on 2003-11-03 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84645.html>
2831a86c 3271
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3272 It's fun to charter an accountant
3273 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
3274 To find, explore the funds offshore
3275 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
3276
4363636d
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3277=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
3278
f3d08688 3279L<Announced on 2003-10-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/10/msg84194.html>
2831a86c 3280
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3281 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
3282 In a Sieve they went to sea:
3283 In spite of all their friends could say,
3284 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
3285 In a Sieve they went to sea!
3286 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
3287 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
3288 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
3289 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
3290 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
3291
3292 Far and few, far and few,
3293 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
3294 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
3295 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
3296
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3297=head2 v5.8.1 - epigraph same as v5.7.1
3298
3299L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
3300
3301=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
3302
3303L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
3304
3305No matter what she did with her hair it took about
3306three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
3307like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
3308no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
3309overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
3310
3311=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
3312
3313L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
3314
3315Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
3316It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
3317devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
3318then you can be my most trusted minister."
3319
3320=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
3321
3322L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
3323
3324Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
3325a knife with a curved blade.
3326
3327=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
3328
3329L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
3330
3331Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
3332me because I've got magic aaargh."
3333
3334=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
3335
3336L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
3337
3338Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
3339in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
3340with his head.
3341
3342But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
3343weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
3344open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
3345defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
3346Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
3347was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
3348
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3349=head2 v5.8.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
3350
3351L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
3352
3353There was the faint sound of footsteps.
3354"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
3355said the low priest.
3356There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
3357The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
3358"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
3359The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
3360The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
3361The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
3362thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
3363There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
3364"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
3365said the High Priest.
3366"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
3367There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
3368"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
3369There were footsteps again.
3370
3371=head2 v5.8.0-RC3 - no epigraph
3372
3373L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
3374
3375=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
3376
3377L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
3378
3379=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
3380
3381L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
3382
3383=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
3384
3385L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
3386
3387Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
3388No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
3389got there first, and is waiting for it.
3390
3391=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
3392
3393L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
3394
3395His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
3396the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
3397all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
3398bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
3399you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
3400
3401=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
3402
dd047fac 3403L<Announced on 2001-04-09 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33851.html>
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3405"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
3406
3407Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
3408
3409"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
3410flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
3411arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
3412and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
3413I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
3414I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
3415will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
3416liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
3417Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
3418ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
3419
3420"All that?" said Twoflower.
3421
3422"Usually."
3423
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3424=head2 v5.7.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"
3425
3426L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
3427
3428The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
3429but that had to be the 57th strangest.
3430[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
3431
2ee7da68 3432=head2 v5.6.2 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
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3435
3436When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
3437sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
3438a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
3439what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
3440long in this instance.
3441
2ee7da68 3442=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
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3445
3446"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
3447
2831a86c 3448=head2 v5.6.1 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", Riddles in the Dark
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2831a86c 3450L<Announced on 2001-04-08 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33823.html>
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3452`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
3453himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
3454upset.
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3456`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
3457to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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3459Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
3460stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
3461louder.
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3463`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
3464my precious, three guesseses.'
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3472No announcement available.
3473
2831a86c 3474=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 3482=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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3484L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
3485
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3486 The dragon is withered,
3487 His bones are now crumbled;
3488 His armour is shivered,
3489 His splendour is humbled!
3490 Though sword shall be rusted,
3491 And throne and crown perish
3492 With strength that men trusted
3493 And wealth that they cherish,
3494 Here grass is still growing,
3495 And leaves are a yet swinging,
3496 The white water flowing,
3497 And elves are yet singing
3498 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
3499 Come back to the valley.
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3501=head2 v5.6.0-RC3 - no epigraph
3502
3503L<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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3505=head2 v5.005_05-RC1 - no epigraph
3506
3507L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
3508
3509=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
3510
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3513=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
3514
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3516
3517The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
3518the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
3519never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
3520them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
3521chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
3522run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
3523and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
3524and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
3525and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
3526the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
3527fall.
3528
3529=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
3530
f3d08688 3531L<Announced on 2004-02-05 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/02/msg88312.html>
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3532
3533Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
3534plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
3535going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
3536she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
3537at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
3538cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
3539hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
3540passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
3541disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
3542of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
3543she fell past it.
3544
3545=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
3546
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3547L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/12/msg86423.html>
3548
3549 't was 16 years ago today
3550 Larry taught us a new game
3551 of lazyness, impatience, and hubris
3552 Happy birthday, Perl!
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3554=head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
3555
0e6b8110 3556This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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3557on L<Perl Monks|http://perlmonks.org> titled
3558L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
3559by ysth.
3560
3561=cut
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