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0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
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7=head1 DESCRIPTION
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0e6b8110 9Many Perl release announcements included an I<epigraph>, a short excerpt
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10from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release
11manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity,
12and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.
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de6a5728 14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as I<epigrams>, but the
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15definition of I<epigraph> is closer to the way they have been used.
16Consult your favorite dictionary for details.
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18=head1 EPIGRAPHS
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20=head2 v5.21.11 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, "Dolores (Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs)"
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24 They shall pass and their places be taken,
25 The gods and the priests that are pure.
26 They shall pass, and shalt thou not be shaken?
27 They shall perish, and shalt thou endure?
28 Death laughs, breathing close and relentless
29 In the nostrils and eyelids of lust,
30 With a pinch in his fingers of scentless
31 And delicate dust.
32
33 But the worm shall revive thee with kisses;
34 Thou shalt change and transmute as a god,
35 As the rod to a serpent that hisses,
36 As the serpent again to a rod.
37 Thy life shall not cease though thou doff it;
38 Thou shalt live until evil be slain,
39 And good shall die first, said thy prophet,
40 Our Lady of Pain.
41
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42=head2 v5.21.10 - Aldous Huxley, "The Devils of Loudun"
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44L<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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46The fire burned on, the good fathers continued to sprinkle and intone.
47Suddenly a flock of pigeons came swooping down from the church and
48started to wheel around the roaring column of flame and smoke. The
49crowd shouted, the archers waved their halberds at the birds, Lactance
50and Tranquille splashed them on the wing with holy water. In vain. The
51pigeons were not to be driven away. Round and round they flew, diving
52through the smoke, singeing their feathers in the flames. Both parties
53claimed a miracle. For the parson's enemies the birds, quite obviously,
54were a troop of devils, come to fetch away his soul. For his friends,
55they were emblems of the Holy Ghost and living proof of his innocence.
56It never seems to have occurred to anyone that they were just pigeons,
57obeying the laws of their own, their blessedly other-than-human nature.
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59=head2 v5.21.9 - Emily Dickinson, "There is Another Sky"
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63 There is another sky,
64 Ever serene and fair,
65 And there is another sunshine,
66 Though it be darkness there;
67 Never mind faded forests, Austin,
68 Never mind silent fields -
69 Here is a little forest,
70 Whose leaf is ever green;
71 Here is a brighter garden,
72 Where not a frost has been;
73 In its unfading flowers
74 I hear the bright bee hum:
75 Prithee, my brother,
76 Into my garden come!
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78=head2 v5.21.8 - Bill Watterson, "Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection"
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82Calvin: OK Hobbes, press the button and duplicate me.
83Hobbes: Are you sure this is such a good idea?
84Calvin: 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?
85Hobbes: I'd hate to be accused of inhibiting scientific progress... Here you go.
86[Box]: *BOINK*
87Hobbes: Scientific progress goes "BOINK"?
88Calvin?: It worked! It worked! I'm a genius!
89Cavlin??: No you're not, you liar! *I* invented this!
90
2ee7da68 91=head2 v5.21.7 - Robert Heinlein, "The Number of the Beast"
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93L<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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95"Zebadiah, Hilda and I salvaged and put everything into the basket.
96Hilda started to put it into our wardrobe-and it was heavy. So
97we looked. Packed as tight as when we left Oz. Six bananas-and
98everything else. Cross my heart. No, go look."
99"Hmmm- Jake, can you write equations for a picnic basket that
100refills itself? Will it go on doing so?"
101"Zeb, equations can be written to describe anything. The description
102would be simpler for a basket that replenishes itself indefinitely
103than for one that does it once and stops-I would have to describe
104the discontinuity."
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2ee7da68 106=head2 v5.21.6 - Jeff Noon, "Vurt"
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110GAME CAT
111
112EXCHANGE MECHANISMS. Sometimes we lose precious
113things. Friends and colleagues, fellow travellers in the
114Vurt, sometimes we lose them; even lovers we sometimes
115lose. And get bad things in exchange: aliens, objects,
116snakes, and sometimes even death. Things we don't want.
117This is part of the deal, part of the game deal;
118all things, in all worlds, must be kept in balance.
119Kittlings often ask, who decides on the swappings? Now then,
120some say it's all accidental; that some poor Vurt thing
121finds himself too close to a door, at too critical a time,
122just when something real is being lost. Whoosh! Swap time!
123Others say that some kind of overseer is working the
124MECHANISMS OF EXCHANGE, deciding the fate of innocents.
125The Cat can only tease at this, because of the big secrets
126involved, and because of the levels between you, the reader,
127and me, the Game Cat. Hey, listen; I've struggled to get
128where I am today; why should I give you the easy route?
129Get working, kittlings! Reach up higher. Work the Vurt.
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2ee7da68 131=head2 v5.21.5 - Friso Wiegersma (text), Jean Ferrat (music), Wim Sonneveld (performer), "Het Dorp"
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135 Het Dorp
136
137 Thuis heb ik nog een ansichtkaart
138 waarop een kerk, een kar met paard,
139 een slagerij J. van der Ven.
140 Een kroeg, een juffrouw op de fiets
141 het zegt u hoogstwaarschijnlijk niets,
142 maar 't is waar ik geboren ben.
143 Dit dorp, ik weet nog hoe het was,
144 de boerenkind'ren in de klas,
145 een kar die ratelt op de keien,
146 het raadhuis met een pomp ervoor,
147 een zandweg tussen koren door,
11741df4 148 het vee, de boerderijen.
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150 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
151 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
152 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 153 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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155 Wat leefden ze eenvoudig toen
156 in simp'le huizen tussen groen
157 met boerenbloemen en een heg.
158 Maar blijkbaar leefden ze verkeerd,
159 het dorp is gemoderniseerd
160 en nu zijn ze op de goeie weg.
161 Want ziet, hoe rijk het leven is,
162 ze zien de televisiequiz
163 en wonen in betonnen dozen,
164 met flink veel glas, dan kun je zien
165 hoe of het bankstel staat bij Mien
166 en d'r dressoir met plastic rozen.
167
168 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
169 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
170 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 171 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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172
173 De dorpsjeugd klit wat bij elkaar
174 in minirok en beatle-haar
175 en joelt wat mee met beat-muziek.
176 Ik weet wel, het is hun goeie recht,
177 de nieuwe tijd, net wat u zegt,
178 maar het maakt me wat melancholiek.
179 Ik heb hun vaders nog gekend
180 ze kochten zoethout voor een cent
181 ik zag hun moeders touwtjespringen.
182 Dat dorp van toen, het is voorbij,
183 dit is al wat er bleef voor mij:
184 een ansicht en herinneringen.
185
186 Toen ik langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
187 de hoge bomen nog zag staan.
188 Ik was een kind, hoe kon ik weten
189 dat dat voorgoed voorbij zou gaan.
190
2ee7da68 191=head2 v5.21.4 - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
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195To-day, being in latitude 83° 20', longitude 43° 5' W. (the sea being
196of an extraordinarily dark colour), we again saw land from the
197masthead, and, upon a closer scrutiny, found it to be one of a group
198of very large islands. The shore was precipitous, and the interior
199seemed to be well wooded, a circumstance which occasioned us great
200joy. In about four hours from our first discovering the land we came
201to anchor in ten fathoms, sandy bottom, a league from the coast, as a
202high surf, with strong ripples here and there, rendered a nearer
203approach of doubtful expediency. The two largest boats were now
204ordered out, and a party, well armed (among whome were Peters and
205myself), proceeded to look for an opening in the reef which appeared
206to encircle the island. After searching about for some time, we
207discovered an inlet, which we were entering, when we saw four large
208canoes put off from the shore, filled with men who seemed to be well
209armed. We waited for them to come up, and, as they moved with great
210rapidity, they were soon within hail. Captain Guy now held up a white
211handkerchief on the blade of an oar, when the strangers made a full
212stop, and commenced a loud jabbering all at once, intermingled with
213occasional shouts, in which we could distinguish the words Anamoo-moo!
214and Lama-Lama! They continued this for at least half an hour, during
215which we had a good opportunity of observing their appearance.
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217=head2 v5.21.3 - Robert Service, "The Men that Don't Fit In"
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219L<Announced on 2014-08-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218826.html>
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221 If they just went straight they might go far,
222 They are strong and brave and true;
223 But they're always tired of the things that are,
224 And they want the strange and new.
225 They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
226 What a deep mark I would make!"
227 So they chop and change, and each fresh move
228 Is only a fresh mistake.
229
230=head2 v5.21.2 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Final minutes of communication of the first manned moon landing, July 20, 1969
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232L<Announced on 2014-07-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/07/msg217937.html>
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234 Armstrong: Okay. Here's a...Looks like a good area here.
235 Aldrin: I got the shadow out there.
236 Aldrin: 250, down at 2 1/2, 19 forward.
237 Aldrin: Altitude, velocity lights.
238 Aldrin: 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward.
239 Aldrin: 11 forward. Coming down nicely.
240 Armstrong: Gonna be right over that crater.
241 Aldrin: 200 feet, 4 1/2 down.
242 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down.
243 Armstrong: I got a good spot [garbled].
244 Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.
245 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. You're looking good.
246 Aldrin: 120 feet.
247 Aldrin: 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Quantity light.
248 Aldrin: Okay. 75 feet. And it's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.
249 Duke: 60 seconds.
250 Aldrin: Light's on.
251 Aldrin: 60 feet, down 2 1/2. 2 forward. 2 forward. That's good.
252 Aldrin: 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.
253 Aldrin: 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. [Garbled] shadow.
254 Aldrin: 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. 20 feet,
255 down a half.
256 Duke: 30 seconds.
257 Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good.
258 Aldrin: Contact Light.
259 Armstrong: Shutdown.
260 Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop.
261 Aldrin: ACA out of Detent.
262 Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto.
263 Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off.
264 Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in.
265 Duke: We copy you down, Eagle.
266 Armstrong: Engine arm is off.
267 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
268 Duke: Roger, Twan...[correcting himself] Tranquility. We copy you on
269 the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue.
270 We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
271 Aldrin: Thank you.
272
273=head2 v5.21.1 - Robert Jordan, "The Crossroads of Twilights", Book 10 of "The Wheel of Time"
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277 We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
278 We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
279 We danced among the lightning bolts,
280 and tore the world asunder.
281
282 -- Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
283 written near the end of the previous Age,
284 known by some as the Third Age.
285 Sometimes attributed to the Dragon
286 Reborn.
287
288=head2 v5.21.0 - Friedrich von Schiller, "The Song of the Bell"
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292 Walled in fast within the earth
293 Stands the form burnt out of clay.
294 This must be the bell’s great birth!
295 Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
296 Sweat must trickle now
297 From the burning brow,
298 Till the work its master honour.
299 Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.
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305 Everyone loves Magical Trevor,
306 'Cos the tricks that he does are ever so clever;
307 Look at him now, disappearin' the cow,
308 Where is the cow hidden right now?
309
310 Taking a bow, it's Magical Trevor,
311 Everybody's seen that the trick is clever;
312 Look at him there with his leathery, leathery whip!
313 It's made of magic, and with a little flip--
314
315 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back,
316 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back;
317 Back, back, back from his magical journey,
318 Yeah!
319
320 What did he see in the parallel dimension?
321 He saw beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans;
322 Oh, beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans,
323 Yeah, yeah!
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325=head2 v5.20.2-RC1 - Jonathan "Jonti" Picking, L<"Scampi"|http://www.weebls-stuff.com/other-toons/video/scampi.html>
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327L<Announced on 2015-02-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225273.html>
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329 I've seen things,
330 I've seen them with my eyes;
331 I've seen things,
332 They're often in disguise.
333
334 Like carrots, handbags, cheese, toilets,
335 Russians, planets, hamsters, weddings,
336 Poets, Stalin, Kuala Lumpur!
337 Pygmies, budgies, Kuala Lumpur!
338
339 I've seen things,
340 I've seen them with my eyes;
341 I've seen things,
342 They're often in disguise.
343
344 Like carrots, handbags, cheese...
345
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350 DORABELLA (as if waking from a daze): Where are they?
351 DON ALFONSO: They've gone.
352 FIORDILIGI: Oh, the cruel bitterness of parting!
353
354 DON ALFONSO:
355 Take heart, my dearest children.
356 Look, in the distance, your lovers are waving to you.
357
358 FIORDILIGI: Bon voyage, my darling!
359 DORABELLA: Bon voyage!
360
361 FIORDILIGI:
362 O heavens! How swiftly the ship is sailing away!
363 It is disappearing already!
364 It is no longer in sight!
365 Oh, may heaven grant it a prosperous voyage!
366
367 DORABELLA: May good luck attend it to the battlefield!
368 DON ALFONSO: And may your sweethearts and my friends be safe!
369
370 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA, DON ALFONSO:
371 May the wind be gentle,
372 may the sea be calm,
373 and may the elements
374 respond kindly
375 to our wishes.
376
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381 GUGLIELMO:
382 Oh God, I feel that this foot of mine
383 is reluctant to come before her.
384
385 FERRANDO:
386 My trembling lip
387 can utter no word.
388
389 DON ALFONSO:
390 The hero displays his manliness
391 in the most terrible moments.
392
393 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA:
394 Now that we have heard the news,
395 you have the lesser duty:
396 Take heart, and plunge your swords
397 into both our hearts.
398
399 FERRANDO, GUGLIELMO:
400 My idol, blame fate
401 that I must abandon you.
402
403 DORABELLA: Ah no, you shall not leave...
404 FIORDILIGI: No, cruel one, you shall not go...
405 DORABELLA: First I want to tear out my heart.
406 FIORDILIGI: First I want to die at your feet.
407 FERRANDO (softly to Don Alfonso): What do you say to that?
408 GUGLIELMO (softly to Don Alfonso): You realise?
409 DON ALFONSO (softly): Steady, friend, finem lauda.
410
411 ALL:
412 Thus destiny defrauds
413 the hopes of mortals.
414 Ah, among so many misfortunes,
415 who can ever love life?
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421 DON ALFONSO:
422 I'd like to speak, but I haven't the heart:
423 my lip stammers.
424 My voice cannot emerge,
425 but remains in my throat.
426 What will you do? What shall I do?
427 Oh what a great catastrophe!
428 There can be nothing worse.
429 I feel pity for you and for them.
430
431 FIORDILIGI: Heavens! For mercy's sake, Signor Alfonso, don't make us
432 die.
433 DON ALFONSO: My children, you must arm yourselves with constancy.
434 DORABELLA: Ye Gods! What evil has occurred? What horrible event? Is my
435 love dead, perhaps?
436 FIORDILIGI: Is mine dead?
437 DON ALFONSO: They are not dead, but they are not far from it.
438 DORABELLA: Wounded?
439 DON ALFONSO: No.
440 FIORDILIGI: Ill?
441 DON ALFONSO: Nor that.
442 FIORDILIGI: What, then?
443 DON ALFONSO: A royal command summons them to the field of battle.
444 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA: Alas, what do I hear? And they will leave?
445 DON ALFONSO: Immediately.
446 DORABELLA: And there is no way of preventing it?
447 DON ALFONSO: There is none.
448 FIORDILIGI: And not even a single farewell...
449 DON ALFONSO: The unhappy men haven't the courage to see you; but if
450 you wish it, they are ready...
451 DORABELLA: Where are they?
452 DON ALFONSO: Come in, friends.
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454=head2 v5.20.0 - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
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456L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215815.html>
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458 But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
459 Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
460 Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
461 When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
462 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
463 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
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465=head2 v5.20.0-RC1 - Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
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469 When times go bad
470 when times go rough
471 Won't you lay me down in tall grass
472 And let me do my stuff
473
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478O rigorous mathematics, I have not forgotten you since your wise lessons,
479sweeter than honey, filtered into my heart like a refreshing wave.
480Instinctively, from the cradle, I had longed to drink from your source, older
481than the sun, and I continue to tread the sacred sanctuary of your solemn
482temple, I, the most faithful of your devotees. There was a vagueness in my
483mind, something thick as smoke; but I managed to mount the steps which lead to
484your altar, and you drove away this dark veil, as the wind blows the
485draught-board. You replaced it with excessive coldness, consummate prudence and
486implacable logic. With the aid of your fortifying milk, my intellect developed
487rapidly and took on immense proportions amid the ravishing lucidity which you
488bestow as a gift on all those who sincerely love you. Arithmetic! Algebra!
489Geometry! Awe-inspiring trinity! Luminous triangle! He who has not known you
490is a fool!
491
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496The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even
497the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge
498withheld from others. Some are fortunate enough to find a job which
499consists in the solution of mysteries, whether it be the physicist who
500tracks down a hitherto unknown nuclear particle or the policeman who
501detects a criminal. But most of us are driven to sublimate this urge
502by the solving of artificial puzzles devised for our entertainment.
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508Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
509rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
510stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
511know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
512that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
513chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
514clouds thickened above them.
515
516"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
517you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
518body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
519closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
520hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
521he looked Long in the face.
522
523"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
524master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
525grew fierce.
526
527"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
528fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
529truth!"
530
2ee7da68 531=head2 v5.19.8 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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535“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
536hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
537
538“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
539
540“Is there? What is the point?”
541
542“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
543
544“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
545
546“The trick is not to think about that.”
547
548“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
549
550Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
551
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552=head2 v5.19.7 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"
553
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556And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
557down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
558the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
559were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
560they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
561Europe was over.
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563Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
564leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
565kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
566horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
2cff31c9 567
e91f1fc1 568Birds were talking.
2cff31c9 569
e91f1fc1 570One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
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572=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
573
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575
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576 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
577
578 Mr. Bun: Morning.
579 Waitress: Morning.
580 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
581 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
582 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
583 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
584 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
585 egg on top and spam
586 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
587 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
588 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
589 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
590 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
591 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
592 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
593 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
594 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
595 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
596
597 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
598
599 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
600 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
601 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
602 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
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40e1c3e8 604=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, trans. James McGowan, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
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608 I
609
610 A cat is strolling through my mind
611 Acting as though he owned the place,
612 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
613 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
614
615 So tender and discreet his tone;
616 But whether he should growl or purr
617 His voice is always rich and deep.
618 That is the secret of his charm.
619
620 This purling voice that filters down
621 Into my darkest depths of soul
622 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
623 Delights me as a potion would.
624
625 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
626 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
627 Without the need for any words
628 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
629
630 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
631 Across my heart, fine instrument,
632 And makes to sing so royally
633 The strongest and the purest chord,
634
635 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
636 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
637 In whom all is, angelically,
638 As subtle as harmonious.
639
640 II
641
642 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
643 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
644 I might have been embalmed in it
645 By giving him one little pet.
646
647 He is my household's guardian soul;
648 He judges, he presides, inspires
649 All matters in hos royal realm;
650 Might he be fairy? or a god?
651
652 When my eyes, to this cat I love
653 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
654 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
655 And when I look within myself,
656
657 I notice with astonishment
658 The fire of his opal eyes,
659 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
660 Taking my measure, steadily.
661
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662=head2 v5.19.4 - Washington Irving, "The Widow and Her Son"
663
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666There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
667that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
668Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
669despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
670loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
671looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
672his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
673of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
674heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
675danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
676She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
677surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
678and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
679be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
680name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
681and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
682him.
683
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684=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
685
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687
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688E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
689written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
690betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
691have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
692personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
693Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
694For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
695political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
696working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
697between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
698however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
699logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
700an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
701to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
702outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
703there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
704There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
705
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706=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
707
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710The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
711correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
712showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
713however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
714magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
715the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
716
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717=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
718
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720
721 Over hill, over dale,
722 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
723 Over park, over pale,
724 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
725 I do wander everywhere,
726 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
727 And I serve the fairy queen,
728 To dew her orbs upon the green.
729 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
730 In their gold coats, spots you see;
731 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
732 In their freckles live our savours.
733 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
734 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
735 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
736 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
737
5f42d1f2 738=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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739
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741
742 From the beginning, I knew…
743 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
744 …that I can't fix…
745 …with my hands…
746
40e1c3e8 747=head2 v5.18.4 - Robert W. Chambers, Cassilda's Song in "The King in Yellow," Act I, Scene 2
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750
751 Along the shore the cloud waves break,
752 The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
753 The shadows lengthen
754 In Carcosa.
755
756 Strange is the night where black stars rise,
757 And strange moons circle through the skies
758 But stranger still is
759 Lost Carcosa.
760
761 Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
762 Where flap the tatters of the King,
763 Must die unheard in
764 Dim Carcosa.
765
766 Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
767 Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
768 Shall dry and die in
769 Lost Carcosa.
770
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771=head2 v5.18.3 - (no epigraph)
772
773(no epigraph)
774
40e1c3e8 775=head2 v5.18.3-RC2 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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778
779"Ah! I see it now!" I shrieked. "You have seized the throne and the
780empire. Woe! woe to you who are crowned with the crown of the King in
781Yellow!"
782
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786
787 CAMILLA: You, sir, should unmask.
788
789 STRANGER: Indeed?
790
791 CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
792
793 STRANGER: I wear no mask.
794
795 CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
796
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797=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
798
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800
801One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
802only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
803that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
804about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
805places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
806Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
807mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
808every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
809
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810=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
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813
814The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
815systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
816thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
817operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
818ever seen.
819
820An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
821something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
822kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
823anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
824disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
825gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
826that renders the operating system unnecessary.
827
828=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
829
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832Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
833someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
834again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
835and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
836language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
837
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838=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
839
840L<Announced on 2013-05-18 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201940.html>
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842It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
843who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
844walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
845and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
846search, in questions, in torment.
847
2ee7da68 848=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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851
852Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
853
854=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
855
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857
858 I'd love to go drowning
859 And to stay and to stay
860 But the ocean doesn't want me today
861 I'll go in up to here
862 It can't possibly hurt
863 All they will find is my beer
864 And my shirt
865
866=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
867
868L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
869
870 And the great day of wrath has come
871 And here's mud in your big red eye
872 The poker's in the fire
873 And the locusts take the sky
874 And the earth died screaming
875 While I lay dreaming of you
876
877=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
878
879L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
880
881 What's he building in there?
882
883 We have a right to know…
884
2ee7da68 885=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel in "This is Spın̈al Tap"
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887L<Announced on 2013-04-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/04/msg201056.html>
888
889It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
890eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
891
2ee7da68 892=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, "A Fire Upon The Deep"
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895
896The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
897followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
898safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
899place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
900would be famous for this.
901
902Six months passed. A year.
903
72f869fd 904The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
7707f065 905Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
72f869fd 906powerful, it does not need to self-know.
7707f065 907
2ee7da68 908=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy"
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911
912Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
913The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
914recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
915his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
916Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
917of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
918Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
919of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
920'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
921embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
922'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
923in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
924leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
925
926The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
927Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
928in the destruction of the planet Earth.
929
2ee7da68 930=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, "An Instance of the Fingerpost"
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933
934I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
935the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
936dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
937between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
938improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
939fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
940I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
941them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
942do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
b86ac955 943from an authority while others cut — when he taught, the knife was
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944in his hand and the blood spattered his coat. Boyle also did not scruple to
945perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
946himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
947a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
948the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
949world is richer for it.
950
2ee7da68 951=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, "The Darkness That Comes Before"
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954
955No thought.
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957The boy extinguished. Only a place.
958
959This place.
960
961Motionless, 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.
962
963A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
964
965For 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.
966
967The 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 . . .
968
969And 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.
970
971The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
972
973I have been legion . . .
974
975In 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.
976
977Now I understand.
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2ee7da68 979=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, "The Sirens of Titan"
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982
983Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
984of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
985scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
986glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
987beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
988much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
989caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
990vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
991had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
992
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993=head2 v5.17.5 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
994
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996
997Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
998behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
999recording everything.
1000
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1001=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
1002
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1005 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
1006 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
1007 She aims it at the creature's head,
1008 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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1011 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
1012 But what a change! No cloak of red,
1013 No silly hood upon her head.
1014 She said, "Hello, and do please note
1015 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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1018
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1021Preparation:
1022
1023Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
1024or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
1025Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
1026look golden brown.
1027Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
1028ready to create the soup.
1029
1030Ingredients:
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1033 3 tbsp butter
1034 1/4 cup olive oil
1035 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
1036 1 tsp salt
1037 1 tsp sugar
1038 black pepper to taste
1039 1 cup red wine
1040 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1041 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
1042 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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1044Method:
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1047 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
1048 to half an hour.
1049 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
1050 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
1051 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
1052 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
1053 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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1055Enjoy.
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1060
1061‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
1062
1063Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
1064their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
1065
1066The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
1067butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
1068and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
1069
1070Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
1071
1072‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
1073
1074‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
1075
1076‘What?’
1077
1078‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
1079
1080‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
1081his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
1082dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
1083quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
1084
1085‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
1086an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
1087
1088‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
1089
1090The iotum rose, spinning.
1091
1092‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
1093
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1098On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
1099taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
1100"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
1101and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
1102merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
1103subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
1104Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
1105it.
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1110
1111`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
1112`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
1113hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
1114The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
1115been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
1116be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
1117to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
1118fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
1119
1120There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
1121climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
1122broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
1123implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
1124on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
1125Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
1126astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
1127for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
1128out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
1129the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
1130
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1134
1135 A victim of collision on the open sea
1136 Nobody ever said that life was free
1137 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
1138 But use your freedom of choice
1139
1140=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, "The Cyberiad", Trurl's Machine
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1143
1144Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
1145machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
1146trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
1147little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
1148to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
1149he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
1150the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
1151
1152The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
1153current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
1154transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
1155chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
1156adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
1157as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
1158solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
1159valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
1160the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
1161machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
1162
2ee7da68 1163=head2 v5.16.1 - Emerald Rose, "Never Split The Party"
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1167 Don't you know? You never split the party
1168 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
1169 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
1170 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
1171
c33412d7 1172=head2 v5.16.1-RC1 - Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the "Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook"
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1175
1176I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
1177Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
1178Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
1179The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
1180
1181
1182
1183I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
1184sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
1185collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
1186
1187My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
1188inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
1189swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
1190side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
1191The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
1192dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
1193
2ee7da68 1194=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"
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1198 All I have is a voice
1199 To undo the folded lie,
1200 The romantic lie in the brain
1201 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
1202 And the lie of Authority
1203 Whose buildings grope the sky:
1204 There is no such thing as the State
1205 And no one exists alone;
1206 Hunger allows no choice
1207 To the citizen or the police;
1208 We must love one another or die.
1209
2ee7da68 1210=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan, "Blowin' In The Wind"
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1214 How many roads must a man walk down
1215 Before you call him a man?
1216 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
1217 Before she sleeps in the sand?
1218 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
1219 Before they're forever banned?
1220 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1221 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1222
1223 How many years can a mountain exist
1224 Before it's washed to the sea?
1225 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
1226 Before they're allowed to be free?
1227 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
1228 Pretending he just doesn't see?
1229 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1230 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1231
1232 How many times must a man look up
1233 Before he can see the sky?
1234 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
1235 Before he can hear people cry?
1236 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
1237 That too many people have died?
1238 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1239 The answer is blowin' in the wind
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2ee7da68 1241=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF, "The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way"
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1244
1245 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1246 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
1247 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1248 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
1249 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
1250
1251Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
1252age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
1253older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
1254debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
1255girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
1256A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
1257Top for more than one week.
1258
1259Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
1260lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
1261buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
1262into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
1263meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
1264soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
1265single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
1266
1267 "I'm never going to give you up"
1268
2ee7da68 1269=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, "The Voyage of QV66"
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1272
1273"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
1274
1275He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
1276notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
1277which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
1278OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
1279ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
1280
1281There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
1282busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
1283out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
1284mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
1285and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
1286with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
1287bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
1288chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
1289excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
1290down cheering and applauding.
1291
1292"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
1293
2ee7da68 1294=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, "A Wizard of Earthsea"
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1298Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
1299into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
1300beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
1301winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
1302wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
1303over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
1304
1305But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
1306gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
1307villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
1308journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
1309domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
1310with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
1311by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
1312Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
1313
2ee7da68 1314=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, "The Diary of a Madman"
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1317
1318This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
1319been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
1320confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
1321how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
1322could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
1323putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
1324I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
1325before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
1326think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
1327all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
1328off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
1329was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
1330The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
1331endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
1332benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
1333boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
1334lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
1335Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
1336resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
1337Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
1338you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
1339
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1341
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1343
1344A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
1345don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
1346without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
1347the human experience, the better design we will have.
1348
2ee7da68 1349=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, From the preface to "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
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1353All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
1354the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
1355do so at their peril.
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1357It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
1358Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
1359work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
1360artist is in accord with himself.
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1362We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
1363he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
1364thing is that one admires it intensely.
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4ed12d4a 1366All art is quite useless.
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2ee7da68 1368=head2 v5.15.2 - Rainer Maria Rilke, trans., C. F. MacIntyre, "Duino", The First Elegy
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1372 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
1373 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
1374 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
1375 things the significance of a human future;
1376 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
1377 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
1378 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
1379 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
1380 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
1381 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
1382 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
1383 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
1384 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
1385 hurtles all ages along with it forever
1386 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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1388=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
1389
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1391
1392Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
1393fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
1394winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
1395down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
1396being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
1397extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
1398but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
1399
1400Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
1401that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
1402around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
1403fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
1404the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
1405closed system.
1406
1407Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
1408the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
1409/be/ them.'
1410
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4ed12d4a 1415If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
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1421He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
1422mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
1423encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
1424
1425'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
1426Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
1427finished its run. It was due about now.'
1428
1429Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
1430see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
1431
1432'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
1433is always a last time for everything.)
1434
1435Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
1436
1437=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
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1441 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
1442 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
1443 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
1444 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
1445 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
1446 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
1447 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
1448 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
1449 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
1450 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
1451 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
1452 eaten them, but not for love.
1453
1454=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 >>
1455
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1457
1458It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
1459do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
1460they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
1461catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
1462awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
1463inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
1464
1465So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
1466mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
1467the heart of the programmer.
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1472
1473At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
1474my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
1475the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
1476since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
1477already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
1478to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
1479the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
1480can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
1481unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
1482
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1486
1487At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
1488myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
1489impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
1490"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
1491gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
1492or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
1493
1494I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
1495computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
1496ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
1497would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
1498my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
1499away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
1500won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
1501
1502So a freely distributable program is born.
1503
1504=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
1505
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1507
1508This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
1509continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
1510aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
1511and your bags will be offloaded.
1512
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1516
1517Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
1518of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
1519by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
1520sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
1521swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
1522down their paved streets.
1523
1524Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
1525obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
1526company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
1527the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
1528govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
1529the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
1530
1531=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
1532
1533L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
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1535But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
1536my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
1537reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
1538wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
1539Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
1540the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
b86ac955 1541This seemed doubly astounding to me—first that Australia could
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1543this had never reached me.
1544
2ee7da68 1545=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<"Leaves of Grass"|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
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1549 When the full-grown poet came,
1550 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
1551 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
1552 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
1553 Nay he is mine alone;
1554 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
1555 by the hand;
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1557 holding hands,
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1558 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
1559 And wholly and joyously blends them.
1560
2ee7da68 1561=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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1565 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
1566 nema ráða vel kunni.
1567 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
1568 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
1569 Sák á telgðu talkni
1570 tíu launstafi ristna.
1571 Þat hefr lauka lindi
1572 langs ofrtrega fengit.
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1575
1576L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
1577
1578In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
1579granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
1580do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
1581that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
1582generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
1583endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
1584that fire can truly light the world.
1585
1586And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
1587ask what you can do for your country.
1588
1589My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
1590but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
1591
1592Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
1593ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
1594we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
1595the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
1596asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
1597work must truly be our own.
1598
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1600
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1603The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
1604to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
1605between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
1606cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
1607areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
1608be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
1609As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
1610the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
1611instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
1612interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
1613also be automated.
1614
1615Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
1616if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
1617were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
1618and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
1619indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
1620techniques like X-ray crystallography.
1621
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1626[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
1627
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1630[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
1631
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1632 Trinity: What did you just say?
1633 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
1634 Trinity: What did you see?
1635 Cypher: What happened?
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1636 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
1637 like it.
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1638 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
1639 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
1640 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
1641 Neo: What is it?
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1642 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
1643 they change something.
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1645=head2 v5.13.6 - Haruki Murakami, "Kafka on the Shore"
1646
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1649The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
1650he storm vanishes.
1651
1652"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
1653fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
1654to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
1655me?"
1656
1657I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
1658like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
1659
1660"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
1661as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
1662on my heart.
1663
1664(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
1665
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1667
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1670Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
1671air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
1672the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
1673faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
1674of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
1675the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
1676deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
1677fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
1678stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
1679revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
1680
1681For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
1682courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
1683the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
1684jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
1685were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
1686there, a glimmer of moonshine.
1687
1688Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
1689rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
1690grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
1691park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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1694=head2 v5.13.4 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1695
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1698`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
1699`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
1700it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
1701she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
1702
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1703 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
1704 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
1705 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
1706 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
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1708
1709`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
1710
1711`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
1712nonsense.'
1713
1714Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
1715anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
1716
1717`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
1718
1719`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
1720
1721`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
1722with his nose, you know?'
1723
1724`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
1725the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
1726
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1727=head2 v5.13.3 - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens"
1728
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1731Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
1732Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
1733notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
1734for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
1735sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
1736
1737Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
1738dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
1739Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
1740motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
1741Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
1742that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
1743had ever even been a car.
1744
1745There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
1746been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
1747this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
1748flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
1749re-entry.
1750
1751There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
1752metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
1753somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
1754make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
1755
1756It should have fallen apart miles back.
1757
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1759
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1762We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
1763the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
1764in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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1765there exist ... special circumstances.
1766
1767=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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1771And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
1772bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
1773yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
1774with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
1775if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
1776bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
1777quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
1778
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1780
1781L<Announced on 2010-04-20 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/04/msg159275.html>
1782
1783The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
1784involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
1785when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
1786streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
1787road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
1788seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
1789smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
1790
1791"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
1792volcano were once more to set to work."
1793
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1794=head2 v5.12.5 - William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure"
1795
1796L<Announced on 2012-11-10 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/11/msg195171.html>
1797
1798 Music oft hath such a charm
1799 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
1800
1801=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
1802
1803L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173725.html>
1804
1805 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
1806 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
1807 When breakfast is taken away,
1808 To turn his attention to dinner;
1809 And it's not in the range of belief,
1810 To look upon him as a glutton,
1811 Who, when he is tired of beef,
1812 Determines to tackle the mutton.
1813 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
1814 If it will appease her sorrow,
1815 I'll marry this lady today,
1816 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
1817
1818=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
1819
1820L<Announced on 2011-06-15 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173609.html>
1821
1822 Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
1823 Tolerates no work of man.
1824 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
1825 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
1826 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
1827 While the last larks sing and soar,
1828 From the heather-blossoms sweet
1829 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
1830 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
1831 Eleanor makes macaroons!
1832
1833=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
1834
1835L<Announced on 2011-06-08 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173352.html>
1836
1837 Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
1838 And terrapin, too, is tasty,
1839 Lobster I freely endorse,
1840 In pate or patty or pasty.
1841 But there's nothing the matter with butter,
1842 And nothing the matter with jam,
1843 And the warmest greetings I utter
1844 To the ham and the yam and the clam.
1845 For they're food,
1846 All food,
1847 And I think very fondly of food.
1848 Through I'm broody at times
1849 When bothered by rhymes,
1850 I brood
1851 On food.
1852
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1854
1855L<Announced on 2011-01-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168368.html>
1856
1857 I saw a huge steam roller,
1858 It blotted out the sun.
1859 The people all lay down, lay down;
1860 They did not try to run.
1861 My love and I, we looked amazed
1862 Upon the gory mystery.
1863 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
1864 'The great machine is history!'
1865 My love and I, we ran away,
1866 The engine did not find us.
1867 We ran up to a mountain top,
1868 Left history far behind us.
1869 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
1870 But somehow we don't think so.
1871 We went to see where history'd been,
1872 And my, the dead did stink so.
1873
1874=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1875
1876L<Announced on 2010-09-06 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/09/msg163852.html>
1877
1878CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
1879she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
1880seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
1881
1882What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
1883of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
1884has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
1885will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
1886only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
1887lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
1888design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
1889periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
1890
1891=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1892
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1894
1895The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
1896from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
1897view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
1898Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
1899once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
1900endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
1901a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
1902will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
1903of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
1904Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
1905still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
1906
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1911"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
1912many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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1914what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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1915Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
1916had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
1917...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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1919hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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1921and-thirty degrees."
1922
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1924
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1927San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
1928the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
1929hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
1930of the Free World."
1931
1932Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
1933level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
1934harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
1935exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
1936
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1942the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
1943just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
1944a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
1945it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
1946of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
1947common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
1948bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
1949
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1951 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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1957'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
1958not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
1959your cat grins like that?'
1960
1961'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
1962
1963She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
1964jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
1965and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
1966
1967'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
1968that cats COULD grin.'
1969
1970'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
1971
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1973
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1976'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
1977have got altered.'
1978
1979'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
1980there was silence for some minutes.
1981
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1983
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1986'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
1987always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
1988rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
1989yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
1990can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
1991kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
1992
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1994
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1998called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
1999dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
2000in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
2001sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
2002
2003'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
2004is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
2005the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
2006to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
2007accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 2008Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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2018So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
2019hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
2020making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
2021picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
2022close by her.
2023
2024There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
2025VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
2026dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
2027occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
2028it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
2029OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
2030Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
2031never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
2032take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
2033after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
2034rabbit-hole under the hedge.
2035
2036In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
2037in the world she was to get out again.
2038
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2048 Singing, dancing to itself,
2049 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
2050 That always finds, and never seeks,
2051 Makes such a vision to the sight
2052 As fills a father's eyes with light;
2053 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
2054 Upon his heart, that he at last
2055 Must needs express his love's excess
2056 With words of unmeant bitterness.
2057 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
2058 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
2059 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
2060 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
2061 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
2062 At each wild word to feel within
2063 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
2064 And what, if in a world of sin
2065 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
2066 Such giddiness of heart and brain
2067 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
2068 So talks as it's most used to do.
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2071
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2074And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
2075into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
2076mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
2077question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
2078hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
2079louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
2080who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
2081worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
2082done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
2083
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2091Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
2092
2093"Why ain't that work?"
2094
2095Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
2096is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
2097
2098"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
2099
2100The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
2101to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
2102
2103That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
2104swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
2105-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
2106watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
2107absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
2108
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2113The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
2114at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
2115streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
2116the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
2117live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
2118colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
2119as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
2120wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
2121prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
2122however much they're into colour.
2123
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2125
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2128Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
2129and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
2130word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
2131disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
2132everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
2133on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
2134that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
2135glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
b10ee209 2136war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Milo
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2137presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
2138for more hazardous assignment.
2139
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2140=head2 v5.11.0 - Mikhail Bulgakov, "The Master and Margarita"
2141
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2144Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
2145streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
2146trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
2147to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
2148about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
2149of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
2150facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
2151explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
2152Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
2153people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
2154work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
2155their art.
2156
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2158
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2161'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
2162the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
2163Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
2164Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
2165responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
2166Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
2167Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
2168Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
2169Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
2170Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
2171
2172'Can they all type?' I joked.
2173
2174'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
2175McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
2176
2177I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
2178'We could have opened an agency.'
2179
2180Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
2181Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
2182amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
2183all say that, do they?' I ventured.
2184
2185Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
2186replied. 'Not quite all.'
2187
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2200He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
2201he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
2202out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
2203noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
2204must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
2205number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
2206did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
2207
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2217
2218L<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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2220
2221=head2 v5.9.4 - no epigraph
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2229=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
2230
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2233This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
2234gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
2235technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
2236about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
2237bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
2238paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
2239in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
2240electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
2241picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
2242to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
2243technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
2244getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
2245sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
2246it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
2247conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
2248
2249"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
2250that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
2251`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
2252
2253"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
2254one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
2255flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
2256everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
2257make you flip?
2258
2259=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
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2263Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
2264
2265=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
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2269What of October, that ambiguous month
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2275Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
2276proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
2277the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
2278anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
2279how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
2280
2281'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
2282
2283This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
2284that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
2285
2286'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
2287expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
2288anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
2289sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
2290
2291This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
2292basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
2293policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
2294disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
2295the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
2296Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
2297and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
2298Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
2299
2300In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
2301reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
2302
2303I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
2304Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
2305for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
2306had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
2307work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
2308the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
2309left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
2310pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
2311the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
2312the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
2313
2314I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
2315publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
2316Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
2317
2318So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
2319pushing to increase the membership?
2320
2321'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
2322more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
2323futile and impotent it becomes.'
2324
2325This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
2326
2327Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
2328diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
2329
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2334There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
2335about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
2336four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
2337anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
2338thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
2339
2340Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
2341and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
2342press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
2343obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
2344produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
2345this draft...'
2346
2347I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
2348hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
2349incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
2350
2351'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
2352redundancy payments as well.'
2353
2354'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
2355it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
2356
2357'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
2358
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2363A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
2364was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
2365and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
2366jets and all.
2367
2368I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
2369
2370I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
2371Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
2372specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
2373the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
2374jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
2375grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
2376in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
2377
2378While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
2379taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
2380me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
2381sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
2382three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
2383plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
2384occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
2385were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
2386
2387And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
2388were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
2389
2390Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
2391name like Charlie Umtali?
2392
2393I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
2394know something about our official visitor.
2395
2396Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
2397has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
2398car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
2399to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
2400knew little of his background.
2401
2402I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
2403Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
2404first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
2405
2406Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
2407
2408'Why?' I enquired.
2409
2410'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
2411to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
2412never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
2413
2414Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
2415that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
2416
2417In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
2418where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
2419revolving door and comes out in front.'
2420
2421'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
2422
2423'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
2424
2425'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
2426
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2427=head2 v5.8.8 - Joe Raposo, "Bein' Green"
2428
f3d08688 2429L<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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2431 It's not that easy bein' green
2432 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
2433 When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
2434 Or something much more colorful like that
51caa79e 2435
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2436 It's not easy bein' green
2437 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
2438 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
2439 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
2440 Or stars in the sky
51caa79e 2441
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2442 But green's the color of Spring
2443 And green can be cool and friendly-like
2444 And green can be big like an ocean
2445 Or important like a mountain
2446 Or tall like a tree
4363636d 2447
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2448 When green is all there is to be
2449 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
2450 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
2451 And I think it's what I want to be
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2453=head2 v5.8.8-RC1 - Cosgrove Hall Productions, "Dangermouse"
2454
f3d08688 2455L<Announced on 2006-01-20 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2006/01/msg108833.html>
2831a86c 2456
4ed12d4a 2457 Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 2458
4ed12d4a 2459 Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
4363636d 2460
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2461=head2 v5.8.7 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
2462
f3d08688 2463L<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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2465And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
2466hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
2467cat.
2468
2469Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 2470the wolf? What then?"
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2472=head2 v5.8.7-RC1 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
2473
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2474L<Announced on 2005-05-20 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2005/05/msg100711.html>
2475
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2476And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
2477bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
2478round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
2479
2480In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
2481gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
2482climbed up the high stone wall.
2483
2484One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
2485stretched out over the wall.
2486
2487Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
2488Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
2489take care that he doesn't catch you!".
2490
2491The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
2492snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
2493
2494How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 2495the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
4363636d 2496
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2497=head2 v5.8.6 - A. A. Milne, "The House at Pooh Corner"
2498
f3d08688 2499L<Announced on 2004-11-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg96304.html>
2831a86c 2500
4363636d 2501"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 2502you."
4363636d 2503
51caa79e 2504"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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2505
2506"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
2507and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 2508to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 2509
51caa79e 2510"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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2511
2512"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
2513planting it."
2514
2515"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 2516grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 2517
51caa79e 2518Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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2519
2520"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
2521Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 2522wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 2523
51caa79e 2524Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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2525
2526"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
2527how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 2528and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
4363636d 2529
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2530=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
2531
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2532L<Announced on 2004-11-11 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg95786.html>
2533
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2534"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
2535
2536"Hunting," said Pooh.
2537
2538"Hunting what?"
2539
2540"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
2541
2542"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
2543
2544"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
2545
2546"What do you think you'll answer?"
2547
2548"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
2549"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
2550you see there?"
2551
2552"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
2553excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
2554
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2555=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
2556
f3d08688 2557L<Announced on 2004-07-19 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg93189.html>
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2559Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
2560ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
2561bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
2562waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
2563droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
2564hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
2565longbow.
2566
2567In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
2568often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
2569placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
2570likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
2571may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
2572Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
2573Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
2574farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
2575grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 2576T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
4363636d 2577
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2578=head2 v5.8.5-RC2 - wikipedia, "Beech"
2579
f3d08688 2580L<Announced on 2004-07-09 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg92934.html>
2831a86c 2581
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2582Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
2583ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
2584sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
2585pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
2586shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
2587
2588The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
2589Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 2590Caledonia and South America.
4363636d 2591
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2592=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
2593
f3d08688 2594L<Announced on 2004-07-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg92840.html>
2831a86c 2595
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2596The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
2597often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
2598large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
2599and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
2600spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
2601year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
2602may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
2603
2604It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
2605branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
2606of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
2607that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
2608
2609Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
2610other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
2611acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
2612mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
2613
2614It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 2615heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
4363636d 2616
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2617=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
2618
f3d08688 2619L<Announced on 2004-04-22 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90984.html>
2831a86c 2620
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2621 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
2622 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
2623 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
2624 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
2625
2626 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
2627 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
2628 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
2629 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
2630 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
2631 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
2632 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
2633 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
2634
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2635 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
2636 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
2637
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2638
2639=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
2640
f3d08688 2641L<Announced on 2004-04-16 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90796.html>
2831a86c 2642
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2643 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
2644 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
2645 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
2646 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2647
2648 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
2649 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
2650 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
2651 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2652 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
2653 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
2654
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2655=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
2656
f3d08688 2657L<Announced on 2004-04-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90422.html>
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2659 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
2660 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
2661 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
2662 We must find him of the train can't start.'
2663 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
2664 They are searching high and low,
2665 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
2666 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
2667 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
2668 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
2669 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
2670 He's been busy in the luggage van!
2671 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
c5fb089a 2672 And the signal goes 'All Clear!'
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2673 And we're off at last of the northern part
2674 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
2675
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2676=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
2677
f3d08688 2678L<Announced on 2004-01-14 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg87317.html>
2831a86c 2679
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2680 We are the music makers,
2681 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
2682 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
2683 And sitting by desolate streams; --
2684 World-losers and world-forsakers,
2685 On whom the pale moon gleams:
2686 Yet we are the movers and shakers
2687 Of the world for ever, it seems.
4363636d 2688
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2689=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
2690
f3d08688 2691L<Announced on 2004-01-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg86969.html>
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2693 There may be trouble ahead,
2694 But while there's music and moonlight,
2695 And love and romance,
2696 Let's face the music and dance.
2697
2698 Before the fiddlers have fled,
2699 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
2700 And while we still have that chance,
2701 Let's face the music and dance.
2702
2703 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
2704 Humming a different tune, and then,
2705
2706 There may be teardrops to shed,
2707 So while there's music and moonlight,
2708 And love and romance,
2709 Let's face the music and dance.
2710
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2711=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
2712
f3d08688 2713L<Announced on 2003-11-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84822.html>
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2715 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
2716 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
2717 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
2718 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
2719 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
2720 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
2721
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2722 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
2723 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
2724 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
2725 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
2726
2727 O my brave soul!
2728 O farther farther sail!
2729 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
2730 O farther, farther, farther sail!
2731
2ee7da68 2732=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle and John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
4363636d 2733
f3d08688 2734L<Announced on 2003-11-03 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84645.html>
2831a86c 2735
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2736 It's fun to charter an accountant
2737 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
2738 To find, explore the funds offshore
2739 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
2740
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2741=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
2742
f3d08688 2743L<Announced on 2003-10-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/10/msg84194.html>
2831a86c 2744
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2745 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
2746 In a Sieve they went to sea:
2747 In spite of all their friends could say,
2748 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
2749 In a Sieve they went to sea!
2750 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
2751 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
2752 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
2753 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
2754 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
2755
2756 Far and few, far and few,
2757 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
2758 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
2759 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
2760
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2761=head2 v5.8.1 - epigraph same as v5.7.1
2762
2763L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
2764
2765=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
2766
2767L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
2768
2769No matter what she did with her hair it took about
2770three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
2771like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
2772no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
2773overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
2774
2775=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2776
2777L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
2778
2779Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
2780It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
2781devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
2782then you can be my most trusted minister."
2783
2784=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2785
2786L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
2787
2788Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
2789a knife with a curved blade.
2790
2791=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2792
2793L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
2794
2795Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
2796me because I've got magic aaargh."
2797
2798=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2799
2800L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
2801
2802Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
2803in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
2804with his head.
2805
2806But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
2807weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
2808open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
2809defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
2810Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
2811was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
2812
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2813=head2 v5.8.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2814
2815L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
2816
2817There was the faint sound of footsteps.
2818"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
2819said the low priest.
2820There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
2821The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
2822"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
2823The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
2824The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
2825The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
2826thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
2827There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
2828"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
2829said the High Priest.
2830"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
2831There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
2832"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
2833There were footsteps again.
2834
2835=head2 v5.8.0-RC3 - no epigraph
2836
2837L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
2838
2839=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
2840
2841L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
2842
2843=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
2844
2845L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
2846
2847=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2848
2849L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
2850
2851Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
2852No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
2853got there first, and is waiting for it.
2854
2855=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
2856
2857L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
2858
2859His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
2860the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
2861all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
2862bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
2863you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
2864
2865=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
2866
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2869"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
2870
2871Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
2872
2873"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
2874flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
2875arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
2876and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
2877I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
2878I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
2879will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
2880liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
2881Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
2882ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
2883
2884"All that?" said Twoflower.
2885
2886"Usually."
2887
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2888=head2 v5.7.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"
2889
2890L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
2891
2892The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
2893but that had to be the 57th strangest.
2894[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
2895
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2899
2900When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
2901sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
2902a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
2903what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
2904long in this instance.
2905
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2909
2910"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
2911
2831a86c 2912=head2 v5.6.1 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", Riddles in the Dark
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2916`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
2917himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
2918upset.
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2920`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
2921to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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2923Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
2924stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
2925louder.
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2927`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
2928my precious, three guesseses.'
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2936No announcement available.
2937
2831a86c 2938=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 2946=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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2950 The dragon is withered,
2951 His bones are now crumbled;
2952 His armour is shivered,
2953 His splendour is humbled!
2954 Though sword shall be rusted,
2955 And throne and crown perish
2956 With strength that men trusted
2957 And wealth that they cherish,
2958 Here grass is still growing,
2959 And leaves are a yet swinging,
2960 The white water flowing,
2961 And elves are yet singing
2962 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
2963 Come back to the valley.
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2966
2967L<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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2969=head2 v5.005_05-RC1 - no epigraph
2970
2971L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
2972
2973=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
2974
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2977=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
2978
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2980
2981The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
2982the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
2983never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
2984them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
2985chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
2986run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
2987and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
2988and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
2989and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
2990the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
2991fall.
2992
2993=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
2994
f3d08688 2995L<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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2996
2997Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
2998plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
2999going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
3000she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
3001at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
3002cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
3003hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
3004passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
3005disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
3006of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
3007she fell past it.
3008
3009=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
3010
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3011L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/12/msg86423.html>
3012
3013 't was 16 years ago today
3014 Larry taught us a new game
3015 of lazyness, impatience, and hubris
3016 Happy birthday, Perl!
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3018=head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
3019
0e6b8110 3020This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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3021on L<Perl Monks|http://perlmonks.org> titled
3022L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
3023by ysth.
3024
3025=cut
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