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Nearest-book meme 
28th-Sep-2008 11:04 pm
Misc: spines of old books
Found via omegabeth:
  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open the book to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the text of the next few sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
  • Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST
 ‘What about if it’s got an urn or a plinth or a potted plant?’ said Nobby.
 ‘Have you got one in mind, Nobby?’ said Colon suspiciously.
 ‘Yes. The Goddess Anoia* Arising from the Cutlery,’ said Nobby. ‘They’ve got it here. It was painted by a bloke with three i’s in his name, which sounds pretty artistic to me.’
That’s watchmen Nobby Nobbs and Fred Colon in a museum discussing when pictures of nude women are Art, and when they’re just dirty pictures, in Terry Pratchett’s Thud. The footnote explains that “Anoia is the Ankh-Morpork Goddess of Things That Get Stuck in Drawers.”
Comments 
29th-Sep-2008 03:34 am (UTC)
Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Orson.
Orson who?
Orson wagon are parked outside.

Yes the nearest book to me was a book of knock knock jokes.
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29th-Sep-2008 12:01 pm (UTC)
Nobby and Colon, yay!! :):) (But you still got a cool book, without digging.)
29th-Sep-2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
(But you still got a cool book, without digging.)
Yes; it happens to have been on my desk because there’s a quotation I want to transcribe from it. It’s been there for ages. Next closest would have been Reading Lolita in Teheran, which I haven’t read (yet); it’s near my desk because I was sitting there when somebody I lent it to gave it back.
29th-Sep-2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
Set up a projector so the whole team navigates while one person drives. (See "Pair Programming" in Chapter 5 for an explanation of driving and navigating.)
30th-Sep-2008 11:44 am (UTC)
On page 56 there's just a map titled Vieux-Montreal. :-)


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