Friday, November 24, 2006

Chapter and verse

Pinched this off Bob, who pinched it off Dr Wannabe...

1. Grab the nearest book.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the next four sentences on your blog, along with these instructions.

5. No cheating by going for a "cool" has to be the nearest one.

Here's mine:

"And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words that proceeded out of his mouth."

Misty would say, there's a quarter pounder with extra mayo for the first person to guess the name of the book. And if you can tell me what chapter and verse, there's a lovely slice of dill pickle to go with it.

And no Googling. Although I wouldn't say no to a bit of ogling...


Blogger Misty said...

I have absolutely no idea what your book is and as you said no cheating, I'm stumped.
I shall endevour to find out though, without Google.

The nearest books to me right now, are a comprehensive guide to Fungi, and a dictionary. Please can I cheat when I do mine and grab summat from my fiction stuff on the other side of the room? Please?

November 25, 2006 at 6:23 a.m.  
Blogger Aunty Marianne said...

I have absolutely no idea, but it sounds very boring indeed.

However, if I may, I shall copy the idea.

November 25, 2006 at 11:51 a.m.  
Anonymous Kat said...

Oh gawd, I dunno. Fiddler on the Roof? Not that I've ever read that book.

Here's mine:

"Fill your mold with wax chunks. Pack the most tightly so that the chunks are pressed on the sides of the mold. That way, you see the chunks on the surface of the candle. You want the wax chunks to be within 1 inch of where you what your candle's finished height to be."

Since this isn't a novel and more an instruction manual, I'll give mine away: Making Candles & Soaps For Dummies by Kelly Ewing. I mean, I have a laptop and could conceivably been anywhere in the house reading your post, but of course I was at my desktop right beside all of my craft materials. :P I'm just lucky that the book on the top of the pile had 123+ pages; the rest of them are quite short.

November 25, 2006 at 1:45 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Misty - you have my permission to take the book from across the room, mostly because all the latin fungi names would give the other book away.

AM - Hmmm. Boring? It's a long read, I'll give you that.

Kat - Arg! I couldn't gotten that! Well, maybe not the exact title...

C'mon, people. Synagogue? Scripture? Here's a hint: It's the last book you'd expect me to have, period, let alone next to the computer and you'd probably predict it would burst into flames when I touched it.

November 25, 2006 at 2:46 p.m.  
Blogger zoe said...

Q says it's too coherent to be the Book of Mormon, but that's our only guess.

We've got two copies of the damn book in this house - neither of which can be found.

Obviously they're great to light a BBQ ....

November 25, 2006 at 6:58 p.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

The New Testament? The Bible? .... Life of Popeye?

November 25, 2006 at 10:00 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Bing! Bing! Bing! Bing! Bing!

merlinprincesse wins!

New Testament, Luke 4:20-22

Now admit it. You're shocked that that was the closest book to my computer aren't you? I know I was.

nggeass - harumph! Am not.

November 26, 2006 at 2:03 a.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Send the money! What....? No money? OK Send me the car.... :)))

November 26, 2006 at 1:31 p.m.  
Blogger TRT said...

Dear god...
"Dear Razzle..."



November 26, 2006 at 6:03 p.m.  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

Pah, the only book on the desk is a thesaurus (not mine, Mrs. Ricardipus').

[toddles off to another room]

[toddles back]

Righty, gonna post on my blog now.

'krttrhi' - a sound Scaryduck makes fairly frequently

November 28, 2006 at 11:41 p.m.  
Blogger Gary J. Wood said...

Here's mine

"Note that this is not true of the blocks in eval{}, sub{}, or much to everyone's surprise, do{}. These three are not loop blocks because they're not BLOCKs by themselves; the keyword in front makes them mere terms in an expression that just happens to include a code block. Since they're not loop blocks, they cannot be given a label to apply loop controls to. Loop controls may only be used on true loops, just as a return may only be used within a subroutine (well, or an eval)."

From Programming Perl, 3rd Edition. Okay, I'm typing this at work.

November 29, 2006 at 10:05 a.m.  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

Oh, we can do this at work, can we... well forget my blog entry, here's the other version:

"The lamprey and the Xenopus are very close almost for their entire length but th ebacteriorhodopsin, which is 100 amino acids shorter, shows some divergence in the middle of the sequence. In order to avaluate this more carefully, Gene Inspector can apply a process called median sieving (7). This will help to distinguish peeks [sic] of a given length; in this case about 20 amino acids that are needed to span a cell membrane.

[figure 6-13, and caption]

After applying data sieving to these profiles, the results look like those in Figure 6-14."

What a load of irrelevant claptrap.

'zalgrpw' - the noise your head makes when it explodes after reading that.

November 29, 2006 at 10:57 a.m.  
Anonymous Name and Address Supplied said...

Return to the document containing the DocStart macro and open Visual Basic. Double-click the module containing DocStart, and esit the procedure so it looks like this:

Sub DocStart()
Dim OptionChosen As Integer

With Assistant
.Visible = True
.Animation =
With .NewBaloon.....
etc. etc.

November 30, 2006 at 11:33 a.m.  
Anonymous Name and Address Supplied said...

oops, pressed enter too soon.

Anywho, it's one of my many Visual Basic Manuals..........
but which one?

November 30, 2006 at 11:36 a.m.  
Anonymous TC said...

'Pride and Luxury doth devour, doth devour, doth devour, doth devour house keeping quite,
And beggary doth beget, doth beget, doth beget, doth beget in many a knight.
Madam for sooth in coach she must reel
Although she wear her hose out at heel,
Wellay Day.
And on her back were that for her weed,
that would both me, and many other feed,
Wellay day, wellay day, wellay day, where should I stay.'

'A Song Bewailing the Time of Christmas, So Much Decayed in England', Anon 1624.

'The Norton Anthology of Poetry', Page 123.

Okay, that was only two sentences, but I think that's quite enough, don't you???

..what? It was either that or the Oxford Dictionary...

Heh. Asked for that, didn't you?

December 1, 2006 at 4:53 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Egads, do none of us read novels?
We've got the New Testament, several programming text, obscure poetry and tales of woe, and of course, Audrey and his Razzle entry...

/goes to find more exciting book...

hujnkry - what you are just before lunch

December 2, 2006 at 12:49 a.m.  
Anonymous richard said...

A bit late but nevertheless:

You can't say 'I love you'. You can't really have a touch or a feel in your relationship because there's all these people looking at you. 'A' men get the worst end of the stick. I was an 'A' for all my prison sentences and an 'AA' for eight and a half years.

It's research for one of my projects but it shares most of its title with a rather more renowned novel upon which a very well-known Brando film was based.

December 6, 2006 at 4:59 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Richard - A Street Car Named the Waterfront?

A Dry White Apocolypse?

Last Tango in Hong Kong?

I got nuthin'

December 6, 2006 at 5:17 p.m.  
Anonymous richard said...

It's called "Into the Heart of Darkness"

The True Story of Britain's Most Notorious Armed Robber by Victor Dark. Not a very pleasant gentleman.

December 6, 2006 at 5:58 p.m.  

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