Thursday, January 26, 2006
Page 23, Line 5
Grab the nearest book, turn to page 23, find the fifth complete sentence, and leave it in the comments with the name of the book and other info.
Says a little about ya, I think, to see what readin' material ya have close by.
"He believed that government had the duty 'to limit the amount of profits acquired by any industry'; moreover, 'there can be no lasting prosperity if free competition exists in any industry.' "
-- From Arthur M. Schlesinger, The Politics of Upheaval: The Age of Roosevelt (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960). He was writing about Father Charles E. Coughlin ("Father Coughlin").
I'm asking for even more! What you THINK about what you're reading!
Take Father Coughlin, for example. He was the Rush Limbaugh of his day, only on the Left. Coughlin was extreme. But my thinking is a lot closer to his than to Limbaugh's.
The Source: James A. Mitchner
page 23 line 5
(Good thing I finished the illustrated novel Sin City on Saturday)
From Machinery's Handbook, 24th edition, by Erik Oberg et al.
"Approval of the use of other materials will depend on satisfactory evaluation and approval of the specifications prior to construction."
From Rules for Building and Classing Underwater Vehicles, Systems and Hyperbaric Facilities by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), 1990.
Gene Logsdon, Living at Nature’s Pace
This is sorta fun...
Rem, I am so, so sorry. :-)
Dan, good quote. AbsoLUTEly doubt stats of agbidness!
Trixie: Yer book quote, puhleeze!
"Financial institutions carry out asset-liability management when they match the maturity of their deposits with the length of their loan commitments to keep from being adversely affected by rapid changes in interest rates."
From John Downes and Jordan Elliot Goodman, "Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms" 3d ed. (New York: Barron's, 1991), s.v. "Asset-liability management."
Handy-dandy little reference to have around.
--From Dorothy Pace, The Complete Home Encyclopedia (New York: Caxton House Publishers, 1947).
The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual (1997)
Motif Programming Manual For OSF/Motif Version 1.1
It is Peter Freuchen's 'Arctic Adventure',published in 1935. P-23 L-5: "Henrik and Tobias were our Eskiomo helpers; Henrick, the boy with the crooked nose,was many years latter to be eaten by wolves."
Now that is a good quote.
OK, one more just for luck.
Here is George Steer's 'Ceasar In Abyssinia' published in 1937. P-23 L-5: The sign said, "This is dedicated to the dead."
The dust on these book is really thick, should clean up in here.
Gee, this a really swell activity ER.
Now what do we know about each other?
The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual (1993)
Cortada, James W. Making the Information Society: Experiences, Consequences, and Possiblities. Prentice Hall, 2002.
That one was on my desk as I'm reading it for class. But I do work in a library, so if it isn't exciting enough for drlobojo, I can probably find something else. ;-)
And I've been reminded that I can't type fer s---. Just look at them typos above!
I'm not sure I'd call this the Information Age anymore.
More like the Technologically Enhanced Psycho-Babble Age.
I see three separate editions of The Ap Stylebook on here, too. Veddy intedesting.
"Many commodities are sold at a uniform delivered price over large areas or even over the whole country."
From Edgar M. Hoover and Frank Giarratani, "An Introduction to Regional Economics" 3d, ed. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984).
Textbook from college. (I am dang proud of my minor in economics! It like to kilt me!) I refer to it about once or twice a year.
I wonder if that quote is still generally true, though, after 20 years, NAFTA, competition at a frenzy at all levels of everything everywhere and the Wal-Martization of retail. ...
"The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know," 2002.
OK, just in case you did, here's another offering:
"You, Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you."
-- From Rick Warren, What on Earth Am I Here For? (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2002, 2004) Quoting Isaiah 26:3 (TEV).
Cook and Herzman, The Medieval World View ," 23.
Writing lectures on the brain, maybe?
Jake, I think that quote might could apply to the people runnin' the country right now, sort of!
- University Physics, eighth edition, by Hugh D. Young.
Wow, 100,000 hits...
What's it like to be popular, ER?
Congratulations, my friend!
Took more than a year -- about 15 months -- to hit 1000k. That ain't populatr. Popular is Bitch, Ph.D. She 1 million a few months ago, and started a few months befoe I did!
Too cool, tho, nonetheless.
Here's my entry:
"Even if graduate study is to be an end in itself for some students, and not a means to an end, it needs to be fulfilling in those terms."
--Michael Berube and Cary Nelson, *Higher Education Under Fire*
Joan Hess, Tickled to Death
It's a "Claire Malloy Mystery" I just picked up from the library. Tech mentioned another of this author's books over on his place, but it was checked out of my library, so I settled for another of her books. :)
100,052 on the ole ode heh, does this mean your warranty isn't any good anymore? At least it is time for a tune up. Bitch has so many more due to her name I'm sure (partially anyway), and because she makes it a class assignment for all of her courses I hear. She tells them that she cyphers their test answers into her replies to comments.
What you need mr erudite redneck is a catchier name like: THE REDNECK BASTARD, or maybe SHIT ON A STICK FOR YOUR THOUGHTS (SOASFYT
for short). You know something that really catches the ear and eye.
Congratualations ER on your 100,000 plus.
Yeah, I didn't think so.
Page 23, line 5 reads, "He asked the men who lived there, 'Where is the shrine prostitute who was beside the road at Enaim?'"If I could see in the dark, I probably would have chosen a different book.
Magician, by Raymond E. Feist
(I'm writing this in bed, so it's a good job I'd lent that book to my partner. If I'd had to reach into the bedside cabinet for my nearest book, I would have added an entirely new tone the discussion...) :oD
"The Cook's Encyclopedia of Four Ingredient Cooking," by Joanna Farrow
The only reason this book is close at hand is because I was just bitchin' on my blog about how it's the most useless cookbook I own.
Thanks for playing, Teditor! I'da accepted an entry from the Guymon city hall!
Thanks for playing, Liam! You know what's in MY bedside thing? A compilation of Penthouse Fora from the early '90s, and the Complete Works of Charles Dickens. Both have been there for years. Weird.
Thanks for playing, Sandra D! Four ingredients? That's barely a start! :-)
"In a book with either very few or very many illustrations, all of which are tied closely to the text, it is not essential to list them in the front matter."
Chicago Manual of Style, 14E, University of Chicago Press.
or: "When you seek our field observations, remember: The more emotional breadth you gather, the better."
From The Ten Faces of Innovation, Tom Kelley, Currency/Doubleday
"One grave at Garton Slack contained fourteen spearheads, six of which had been driven in the corpse, the others being scattered around as if hurled into the grave."
How's that for nerdy?
Bronze Age Warfare, Richard Osgood, but of course I'm sure that was obvious from the quote.