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Post Reply Go to the nearest book to you and turn to page 159
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Even if I'd been living in Derry for eight years instead of eight days, just what would I say to the police, anyway? That I'd had a vision of Frank Dunning killing his family on Halloween night?
That would certainly go over well.


- 11/22/63 by Stephen King
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It was a tie between my oboe history book and my general music history textbook. Both were equally close. The oboe one I decided not to post because it was complicated in terms of what was the "first" paragraph on that page, plus I think anyone reading it would have their eyes glaze over. Lol.

"Perhaps the most direct impact of humanism on music lay in the recovery of ancient music treatises. During the fifteenth century, Greeks emigrating from Byzantium and Italian manuscript hunters brought the principal Greek writings on music to the West, including the treatises of Artistides Quintilianus, Claudius Ptolemy, and Cleonides, the eighth book of Aristotle's Politics, and passages on music in Plato's Republic and Laws (all discussed in chapter 1). By the end of the fifteenth century, all of these were translated into Latin."

Hm... K.
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"Even so, Healers find it difficult to believe in themselves and to trust themselves. Deeply committed to the positive and the good, yet taught to believe there is evil in them, they can come to develop a certain fascination with the problem of good and evil, sacred and profane. They are drawn toward purity, but can become engrossed with sin, continuously on the lookout for the wickedness that lurks within them."
-- Please Understand Me, David Keirsey.

I suppose this is accurate. It doesn't resonate, but I think it's true about me.

Also, I love this book. Would definitely recommend, especially for those interested in MBTI or personality types.
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If you really want it...
"Another variety of radio telescope is the interferometer, comprising arrays of identical dish antennas, spread across swaths of countryside and electronically linked to work in concert. The result is a single, coherent, super-high-resolution image of radio-emitting cosmic objects. Although "supersize me" was the unwritten motto for telescopes long before the fast food industry coined the slogan, radio interferometers form a jumbo class unto themselves."

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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"I could kick that punk's ass," the angel said, jumping on the bed, shaking a fist at the television screen.

Lamb by Christopher Moore.
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I'm at work and the closest book is a several thousand paged reference for ASP.NET. It doesn't have normal page numbers, so page 159 is hard to identify. It's also in Chinese and my current cell phone doesn't have Chinese input.
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Lord_Jordan wrote:

"They had been talking to one another for a couple of minutes at the most. There was only one meaning that the episode could possibly have. It had been contrived as a way of letting Winston know O'Brien's address. This was neccessary, because except by direct inquiry it was never possible to discover where anyone lived. There were no directories of any kind. "If you ever want to see me, this is where I can be found," was what O'Brien had been saying to him. Perhaps there would be a message concealed somewhere in the dictionary. But at any rate, one thing was certain. The conspiracy he had dreamed of did exist, and he had reached the outer edges of it." (George Orwell, 1984, 159)


Same.

I do not own nor have I read the book. Tempted to pick it up though.

The first paragraph is different between the two copies.

"recognition, learn to speak with proletarian accents, get jobs in a factory and live out their lives undetected in a back-street. It was all nonsense, as they both knew. In reality there was no escape. Even the one plan that was practicable, suicide, they had no intention of carrying out. To hang on from day to day and from week to week, spinning out a present that had no future, seemed an unconquerable instinct, just as one's lungs will always draw the next breath so long as there is air available."
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torque specifications
insulator screw 1.5-3 N.m 13-27 LB-in
instument panel screws 9-14 n.m 7-10 lb-in


not really sure what this says about me.....
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"-an endless, hopeless effort to get back into the past. He was a monstrous man, with a mane of greasy gray hair, his face pouched and seamed, with protuberant lips. At one time he must have been immensely strong; now his great body was sagging, sloping, bulging, falling away in every direction. He seemed to be breaking up before one's eyes, like a mountain crumbling."

Points if you know what that's from.
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O Heaven, O Earth, bear witness to this sound
And crown what I profess with kind event
If I speak true! If hollowly, invert
What best is boded me to mischief! I,
Beyond all limit of what else i' th' world,
Do love, prize, honor you.

- The Tempest by William Shakespeare
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"L'embêtant, voyez-vous, c'est lorsqu'on se dit que ça ne peut pas changer... Quand on est jeune, on s'imagine que le bonheur viendra, on espère des choses; et puis, la misère recommence toujours, on reste enfermé là-dedans... Moi, je ne veux du mal à personne, mais il y a des fois où cette injustice me révolte."

Germinal, Émile Zola

"The trouble, you see, is when you think that it cannot change. When one is young, one imagines that happiness will come, one hopes for these things. And then, misery begins, again and again, we remain trapped inside of it. I do not want anyone to harm me but there are times where this injustice revolts me."
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"-an endless, hopeless effort to get back into the past. He was a monstrous man, with a mane of greasy gray hair, his face pouched and seamed, with protuberant lips. At one time he must have been immensely strong; now his great body was sagging, sloping, bulging, falling away in every direction. He seemed to be breaking up before one's eyes, like a mountain crumbling."

Points if you know what that's from.


"It was the lonely hour of fifteen. Winston could not now remember how he had come to be in the cafe at such a time....."

(That was easy. Orwell's work is nearly memorized at this point.)
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"Standing on Mogami's AA control deck, Akiyoshi Nishikawa recorded, "0333 Water pillar rises at Yamagumo. Her bow and stern are seen above the water....Water pillar at Yamagumo disappeared. She is nowhere to be seen. 0335."

Either you're getting WW2 history, philosophy, or general world history, out of me.

That was the first excerpt from pg 159 in the final surface engagement of Battleships in world history, where 1 battleship, a cruiser, and a handful of destroyers engaged 6 battleships, two lines of cruisers, a bucket of destroyers, all to provide a diversion for an attack in another location that never materialized. History has the best stories.
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I could see her clever little smile even through the door. This was becoming more than I could bear much longer. I felt like I was about to be crushed to death.

Decapitation: Kubikiri Cycle - The Blue Savant and the Nonsense User

That's lovely. I might have a stalker.
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"'It's hard to feel sorry for those willing to fling themselves into disaster. They are their own undoing, my dear. They bring it upon themselves. They don't merit your pity.'"

From The Beast Within by Serena Valentino. Kinda accurate.
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