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A little less than a happy high
With the existence of a beginning premise, chaos becomes compromised by an ordering principle
Courtesy of burkean:
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.

Passage the First
Historical Note: Section 4 of St. 1956, c. 436, provided that the incumbent trustees of the Massachusetts Hospital School should continue to serve until the expiration of their terms.
Massachusetts General Laws Annotated (Vol. 17), Chapters 111 to 111E: Public Health

Passage the Second
People would rather see their children marry bakers than shepherds.
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
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From: ex_cayetana730 Date: April 6th, 2004 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Interesting perspective

I guess this is how they write horoscopes.

"See also 1.100."
- Chicago Manual of Style
apeyanne From: apeyanne Date: April 6th, 2004 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)


"They graze the backs of his knees as they bank around his husky columnar body."

Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
From: missmelysse Date: April 6th, 2004 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
They expressed the innate architecture of the phrase, be it the gradually unfolding melody which begins Bach's Second Cello Suite, the noble cantilena of Beethoven's A major Sonata, or the radiant curve of the singing line in Mozart's 'Linz' Symphony.

David Blum, Casals and the Art of Interpretation
_meej_ From: _meej_ Date: April 6th, 2004 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that's just great - page 23 has no sentences in "AutoCAD LT 2004: Getting Started", which was the closest at hand. =D Instead, it's a full-page sample illustration of plans for a building.

The closest I can come is the fifth distinct block of text, parsing left/down. That, interestingly enough, is "Divine Mercy." (The building is a church.)

- Meej
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komos From: komos Date: April 7th, 2004 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Honestly, I had a hard time with it. I can all too readily find myself in the margins of the story, one of the many who never managed to find their personal legend, etc.

Still, I cried at the end.
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