Saturday, October 30, 2004

Fun with books

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence as a comment on my blog.
5. Post the text of the sentence on your own blog, along with these instructions.


"If one man says it does not mean a Negro, why may not another man say it does not mean some other man?"

-- Benson Bobrick, "Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War."

(Idea swiped from Erudite Redneck at, who swiped it from


Dr. ER said...

For such another smile, I vow,
Though loudly beats the midnight rain,
I'd take the mountain-side e'en now,
And walk to Luggelaw again!

From: "The Pretty Girl of Loch Dan," a poem by Samuel Ferguson in The Illustrated Library of World Poetry, William Cullen Bryant, Editor.

FrenziedFeline said...

And, of course, new transgressions were added every year. Members of boy bands and mime artists were two recent categories with heavy representation.

--Eoin Colfer, "The Wish List"

I added the next sentence as well, just because I thought it was funny. :)

CrystalDiggory said...

"There is a desire to cull the best of heritage and weave it back into daily life."
Al Burt, "The Tropic of Cracker."

Erudite Redneck said...

"Within the earth was the molten core of Hell, where the damned dwelt as far away from God as possible."
-- Robert Bucholz and Newton Key, "Early Modern England, 1485-1714: A Narrative History."