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Meme du Jour: Fifth Sentence

Via Caterina.net, we find the following instructions:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

The only book on my desk at the moment is Perestroika, part two of Angels in America. Amusingly, the fifth sentence on the 23rd page is: “I’m drenched in spooj.”

13 Responses to “Meme du Jour: Fifth Sentence”

  1. Winston Smith

    “To support journal-based backup, you must configure the journal engine services using the dsmcutl command or the client setup GUI wizard.”

    “I’m drenched in spooj” sounds like much more interesting reading…

  2. becky

    “You don’t know about railroads, lady,” said a passenger.

    Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand.

  3. Nathan P

    “But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.”

    The Bible (Book of Genesis), Moses reading God’s shorthand.

  4. Meghan

    “Courtesans were women with whom to be seen; and aquaintance with one of the leading Cyprians of the day finished many a young man’s education.”

    The Courtesan’s Revenge by Francis Wilson

  5. Mimi

    “A few others are in hot pursuit of a spcial interest.” (Nearest full sentence).

    Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary

  6. Elizabeth

    The relative pronoun should come, in most instances, immediately after its antecedent.

    The Elements of Style — Strunk and White.

  7. Drew

    Great play by the way. I finished reading it a few weeks ago for my English class. I’m impatient for the HBO film to be released in Canada.

  8. heather

    “Lifts her cup of black unsweetened coffee.”

    from ‘Pattern Recognition’ by William Gibson

  9. becky

    Hey Drew, it’s coming to the Broadway next week, I think? I can’t wait to see it either.

  10. anacronyms

    “They left the trail to look at them, but there was no red stallion among them.”

    – ‘Down the Long Hills’, Louis L’amour.

    This ancient copy (a $2.50 Bantam) appeared on my desk some weeks ago.

    Holy crap, that Louis, he sold a few books. This copy is from the 21st printing, 1983. The original was printed in 1968.

    I think maybe I’ll hang on to this as a talisman.

  11. Janice

    “If the mind is anxious, then the body suffers too.”

    The Sivananda Companion to Yoga, by Lucy Lidell

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