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Thursday, January 31, 2008

page 123 tag

Tripp tagged me with this meme. The instructions are to pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. Find page 123. Find the first 5 sentences. Post the next 3 sentences. Tag 5 people.

OK, here goes...

Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor.

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature.

For anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.

Yes folks, Hamlet's Advice to the Players (Act III scene 2), as printed on page 123 of A Sourcebook in Theatrical History: Twenty-five centuries of stage history in more than 300 basic documents and other primary material, by A. M. Nagler.

I'm not going to tag anyone specifically. If you feel like participating in this meme, consider yourself tagged!


At 1:19 PM , Blogger Glenn said...

Hm. Caught me in my office, but you used a book from your profession, so I suppose this is fair game:

Such a host could act as a router between the networks these interfaces are attached to; it is capable of routing IP packets from one network to another

However, to use a dual-homed host as a firewall, you disable this routing function.

Thus, IP packets from one network (e.g, the Internet) are not directly routed to the other network (e.g., the internal, protected network).

Irrevocably geeky, but that's my job. Chapter 6, "Single-Box Architectures", of Building Internet Firewalls, 2nd Edition, by Zwicky, Cooper and Chapman.

At 2:38 PM , Blogger meeegan said...

Heh. I'd put that at about par geekiness with mine -- I was in my office at the theatre, and the Sourcebook was the nearest volume to the computer.

Geeks rule!

At 4:47 PM , Blogger Joemybro said...

"XIPS is generally used today for theatrical applications. XXIPS is available and used for special high-strength applications.
It is impossible to distinguish the different grades of plow steel by eye."
Jay O. Glerum's Stage Rigging Handbook, Second Edition, discussing wire rope for stage rigging. More geekiness.

At 9:54 PM , Blogger meeegan said...

Terrific! Now when somebody asks me to distinguish between grades of plow steel, I can scoff at them in an educated fashion.

At 7:48 AM , Blogger Colleen said...

I wanted a life in public service. Secondly, I wanted to be a trial attorney. Not just a litigator, but a real trial attorney [see the Civil Litigation chapter to contrast civil and criminal litigation].

From The Official Guide to Legal Specialties (an Insider's Guide to Every Major Practice Area) by Lisa J. Abrams

At 10:01 AM , Blogger meeegan said...

This is an excellent season for quotations that start with "I wanted a life in public service." Listen up, O ye candidates!

At 4:21 AM , Blogger Benjamin said...

As it happens, page 123 of my book is the last page of the chapter, and there are not 8 sentences. Here are the last 3:

Jon smiled a strange, sad smile. "And pull your hood up. The snowflakes are melting in your hair."

If I follow the meme absolutely, regardless of chapter boundaries, we get:

"And pull your hood up. The snowflakes are melting in your hair." (new chapter)

Faint and far away the light burned, low on the horizon, shining through the sea mists.

"A Feast For Crows", George R. R. Martin, Book 4 of "A Song of Fire and Ice".

Geekery of a totally different sort...


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