Thursday, July 16, 2009

Right where you are sitting now...

Grab the book nearest you. Right now.

Turn to page 56.

Find the fifth sentence.

Post that sentence.

Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the closest book.


  1. I should have waited until I got home.

    "This is because the first Folder you instantiate from a Drive Object is the Root Folder object, and from that you instantiate a subfolders collection."

  2. "The perfect example of a super clean style is the Spacemaker site."

    Ah, I cheated a bit.. I had to use page 55, since 56 only has images on it..

  3. Either the menu "scrolls," which means you have to use the tiny arrows at the top and bottom of the menu to navigate, or the items are clumsily spread across multiple columns.

  4. Hauna Pilau (how nah pee LAU) Smell so bad you cannot even describe it. Words cannot do it justice.

  5. It's all just parts and relationships and analyses and syntheses and figuring things out and it isn't really here.

  6. If that were indeed the way the system behaves, things wouldn't be so bad.

  7. "When the momentary pleasure is ended, there is fatigue, disgust, and a sense that life is hollow." - Bertrand Russell

  8. "If a man grazes his livestock in a field or vineyard and lets them stray and they graze in another man's field, he must make restitution from the best of his own field or vineyard."

    Exodus 22:5 for the currious.

  9. "Other signs, such as the footprints that enable an animal or a fleeing criminal to be tracked down, are produced inadvertently by the organism." (Berlyne)

    Berlyne, D.E. (1971). Aesthetics and Psychobiology. New York: Meredith Corporation.

  10. Il y a combien d'enfants

    yep, my closest book was my beginner's french book

  11. He counts every grain and shred that goes in.

    "The Devil is Dead" by R.A.Lafferty.

  12. As it remained static some twelve to fifteen feet above ground level, glowing with silvery light that dazzled us by its brightness, we could clearly distinguish that, jutting upward from the semi-spherical 'body' was a slender crystal0white pole or aerial, with a round crimson ball-like appendage at its terminus.
    "More UFO's over Warminster" (Both round and ball-like eh?)

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  14. The closest book to me did not have 56 pages. There were two others approximately equidistant from my seat.

    "Ah, he thought, some kind of game."
    Snuff by Terry Pratchett.

    'As Laura from Dartmouth recounts: "I swear I get more done taking regular breaks than I would if I just worked straight through."'
    How to Become a Straight-A Student by Cal Newport.


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