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April 13, 2004

From Collected Miscellany.

"The police were quite kind, and read me lectures on drunkenness, with the usual stuff about seeing that I still had some good in me etc. etc." -- "Clink," by George Orwell, from his Essays

Now you try:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

Posted by Woodlief on April 13, 2004 at 10:26 PM


I would, but I don't officially acknowledge reading the kind of book that's closest to hand.


Posted by: susanna at April 13, 2004 11:22 PM

There's no shame in it. We've all indulged our passion for Dr. Suess from time to time.

Posted by: Tony at April 14, 2004 3:35 PM

I don't have a journal, so let me try it here --

"...as opposed to wasting two years of your life?"

Okay, maybe my old paperback of Starship Troopers wasn't a good choice. Let's try again.

"The redirection of standard input is just like redirection of output, but using the character '

Hmm, maybe "UNIX - The Book" by Banahan & Rutter wasn't the best choice either. One more time --

"Who knows!"

Yep, that's the fifth sentence on page 23 of Fred Cuellar's "How To Buy A Diamond". NOW we're talking!

thanks for the smiles, folks.

Daniel in Medford

Posted by: Daniel in Medford at May 4, 2004 9:49 AM