February 24, 2005
It is, After All, a Fun Game
I've played this one before (or something very similar), but that doesn't mean I can't play it again.
Here are the rules:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
No attempt was made to consult famers, rural communities, or even the government's own agricultural specialists. In December 1990, amid singing and dancing, parliament passed a constitutional ammendment that empowered the government simply to confiscate land, fix the price it paid, and deny the right to appeal to courts for fair compensation. The aim, said the government, was to acquire some 13 million acres of land--nearly half of the remaining white-owned land--on which to settle 110,000 families.
H/T Every Tomorrow.
-Martin Meredith, Our Votes, Our Guns: Robert Mugabe and the Tragedy of Zimbabwe
Update: Okay, this one's just about perfect.
Posted by zombyboy at February 24, 2005 07:43 AM
All I could find are pictures and my scanner is broken....
Well, since I am blogless...
"I don't know, I say. She leave here.
And no word from her yet? She ast."
someone is gonna know instantly what book was nearest by. :)
An object that can be used as a prototype, such as an instance of Wall, must support the Clone operation. It must also have a copy constructor for cloning. It may also need a separate operation for reinitializing internal state.
-- Design pattern: Eements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software by Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, & John Vlissides.
I'm at work, what did you expect?
Heh. If I were to play from work it would have been this:
You can include the graphic counter in your HTML document with the IMG tac, as described earlier in this chapter.
What is file locking? Perl offers a function called flock, which stands for "file lock," and uses the underlying UNIX call of the same name.
- Shishir Gundavaram, CGI Programming on the World Wide Web
This is why I decided to play from home instead.
Home would probably have been the better choice, but the 2-hour time difference screwed me.
The Chechen then stood over the soldier and put a few more rounds into his back. The other two soldiers still stared straight ahead. Two of their comrades had just been executed in front of them, yet they just stood there.
-My Jihad by Aukai Collins. Nonfiction.
Okay, that sounds like a good book.
No kidding, it just moved up on my reading list.
I'll trade you a Mugabe for a Jihad when you're done...
I tried to copy and paste the required text from my book, but it didn't work. When will book publishers incorporate a copy & paste feature in all their books? Damn, evil book publishers.
"After Mulholholland was waved through the main gate, he turned left onto the Capital Beltway and drove east across the Potomic River, until he reached Springfield, where he turned south."-Atlantis Found-Clive Cussler
I don't have participation any more on my blog to follow your directions precisely, but I am playing along as you can read.
Fun game! Thanks for sharing. :)
You'll get a kick out of this one:
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How sad is it that this was the closest book.
"Always self-centered, pride is never more so than when it is hurt. But other forms of suffering can produce selfless courage. They can widen our circles of compassion, putting us in closer touch with those who suffer as we do and far more, the world around -- provided our lives are rooted and grounded in the secure knowledge of God's love for us."
Credo by William Sloane Coffin, who is apparently a well-known krackpot lefty asshat.