Saturday, February 19, 2005

Book Meme

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

The only way my father could think of to instill in me a sense of my heritage was to take me to dubbed Italian versions of the ancient Greek myths.
--Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides

via Media Girl


riffle said...

In the 1870s, a wider distribution of fresh meat, especially beef, was made possible by several advances, including the growth of the cattle industry in the West, the introduction of cattle cars on the railroads, and the development of the refrigerated rairoad car by Gustavus Swift and Philip Armour.

-- On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen; 2004 Edition. By Harold McGee

Julian Elson said...

"Therefore, after the Emperor had held many assemblies with the great nobles, he stated his complaints against his son Conrad: namely, that he had joined the enemies of the royal office and usurped the royal office and that he strove to deprive his father not only of the royal office, but also of life." -- The Life of the Emperor Henry IV, Readings in Western Civilization 4

BTW, nice blog.

Anonymous said...

Everything's been stolen from him, and you did nothing to stop it.

A Prayer For The Dying, Stewart O'Nan.

Crys T said...

"List all the first group of variables (e.g., tposaff, tnegaff, tlifesat) followed by the second group (e.g., tpocoiss, tmast)."

Pallant, Julie (2001) SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows (Versions 10 and 11). Buckingham: Open University Press.

God, I'm a saddo.

Q Grrl said...

"No woman on earth is hopelessly heterosexual."


"Going out of our minds: the metaphysics of liberation" by Sonia Johnson

Raznor said...

Wow, Q, how awesomely appropriate. :P

I did this last week on my own blog, and got a sentence about capital Greek letters in LaTeX. But I thought, hey, I'll do this again. This is from Henry Kissinger's Diplomacy.

"Bismarck's policy marked a return to the principles of Richelieu, who, though a Cardinal of the Church, had opposed the Catholic Holy Roman Emperor when it was required by the interests of France."


Raznor said...

Hey Bean, I didn't want to derail other threads with blog technical issues :P, but I should mention the links to Mouse Words and One Good Thing on your blogroll are broken. I Haven't checked all the others, tho Pinko Feminist Hellcat works fine.

blue said...

Although they sang many of the same roles, Tebaldi was not the actress Callas was.

--Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera by Fred Plotkin

(Heh, my geekness is showing.)

citizen spot said...

"I'll never telephone him again as long as I live."

The Portable Dorothy Parker (With an Introduction by Brendan Gill)

Anonymous said...

"This allows, for example, the school size effect to diminish as school size increases"

Yes, my life sucks.

djw said...

During the Napoleonic wars, Prussia introduced universal military service.

Pseudo-Adrienne said...

"Cloward and Ohlin called this form the conflict subculture."Williams, Frank P., and Mchane, Marilyn D. Criminological TheoryHeh, it's my textbook for my Criminal Justice Class. Nice timing.

Raznor said...

So, djw, (a) which book was that and (b) are they referring to before Noapoleon conquered Prussia? Just curious.

unique said...

Kane and Kane in their comparative study of long term care in three Canadian provinces noted the persistent tension between two compelling perspectives on long-term care: One is that the disabling functional impairments of later life are most adequately viewed as the domain of medicine and hospitals, although with some need for social interventions.

Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, editors William R. Hazzard, et. al. , 2d ed.

Great blog, btw. I am enjoying it immensely!

jam said...

"Nuria, outraged, warned Diego that if he tried a cheap sorcerer's trick like that again in the presence of her girls, she herself would stick that Turk's knife down his gullet."

Zorro: A Novelby Isabel Allende

anastasia said...

"Concurrently, when this knowledge is taken into consideration by those who harshly judge single-parent households, the value of women's contribution in raising healthy boys can be fully recognized."

Salvation: Black People and Love by bell hooks

BTW, I love your blog.