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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Alrighty...here's the "rules"

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 93
3. Find the 5th sentence down
4. Post it here.

Now, I am not sure what this is supposed to mean really. I do know that 93 is supposed to me Do what you love as long as it harms none.
Maybe it is supposed to help you find what you love?

Let's give it a try..shall we?

Nearest book (from the many, the first I picked up without lookin is...)

"Building a Character" By Stanislavski

Pg 93, 5th line

"The fact is that the work of voice placing consists primarily in the development of breathing and the vibration of the unsustained note."

Hmmmm.....I'll have to think on that! wink

Pele


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Hobbitboy


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Location: Stoke-on-Trent (England)

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Posted:Jamie Oliver - Jamie's Kitchen
PG 93 (Shaping into Ravioli)
line 5 - ...or into squares with a knife....

Thats deep.... confused eek if some one can find a decent no pasta related philosiphy in that please share it.

mmm....may try again tomorrow and hope for something more insightful.....


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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2996
Posted:Christopher Pike's The Season of Passage, mixed in with Terry Pratchet's Guards, Guards:

"Yeah" Terry said, "Can we go in now?"
The other drinkers thought they were some kind of cabaret.


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Mozy
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Mozy

*.. If ya can't be Good, Be Good at it..*
Location: In Melbourne at the moment

Total posts: 147
Posted:Wendy Elks, The Gift Horse... this is my cousins book

5th line

She kicked Oscar's sides, and he got a fright and shot forward.


watching the world go by!!!!

Trick ferret on the making hehe!!!!
Everybodyknows me as (TriX)

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_VT_
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx

Total posts: 1173
Posted:Kerr Cuhulain-Wiccan Warrior, "As I say, if you aren't enjoying your religion,then you are either doing your relgion wrong or doing the wrong religion."

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-

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Katrina
GOLD Member since May 2004

Katrina

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Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 352
Posted:Hmm.... nearest book - Join Me by Danny Wallace (of Are you Dave Gorman fame) very good read by the way, he gets a cult following by accident, true story and all. Sorry, back to this....

Page 93, line 5... "'There's no music involved' I said 'But that's not a bad idea. Might get a few more people joining. I need a 1000, and ---'"

(ok so that was line 5 and 6, line 5 ended after might....)


One day i'll learn to resist gravity...

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:So far I think Pvt. Vt has the most profound.
As for anti-pasta but cutting things into squares, ummmm...Jeffry Dahmer? That's still cooking though, isn't it? Perhaps it isn't such a bad thing to be square? lol ubblol I think you should try back tomorrow! wink

Mine is wrong. I realized the book closest to me was not the one I picked up, but was hidden by my mountain of paperwork on my desk. So....
Keeping that in mind...

Wise Women by Susan Cahill (awesome book for anyone into women's history, btw)

Alrighty then...Pg 93...line 5

From Teresa of Avila (Carmelite order, outspoken women, author of Interior Castle in 1577)

"But, as I know that strength arising from obedience has a way of simplifying things which seem impossible, my will very gladly resolves to attempt this task although the prospect seems to cause my physical nature great distress; for the Lord has not given me strength enough to enable me to wrestle continually both with sickness and with occupations of many kinds without feeling a great physical strain."

Can she get it for one of the longest? This works less for me. I am going to be back with hobbitboy and trying again! biggrin




Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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OrangeBobo
SILVER Member since Nov 2003

OrangeBobo

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Location: Guelph, ON, Canada

Total posts: 1389
Posted:Okay, the closest book to me is my Bio text...

"(noh-men-klay-chur). The modern system for naming organ---"

Ooohh, aaahhh, so non-impressive >.<;

~ Bobo


wie weit, wie weit noch?
fragst mich, wo wir gewesen sind...
du fehlst hier

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Posted:Anne Rice writing as A.N. Roquelaure
Beauty's Release


Beauty could not see this happening because of the high collar.


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i8beefy2
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

i8beefy2

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Location: Ohio, USA

Total posts: 674
Posted:Nearest book was the Tao Te Ching, translated by David H. Li.

Pg 93, line 5: "By not displaying one's high virtue, one is virtuous"


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_VT_
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx

Total posts: 1173
Posted:Yes! the sleeping beauty series creeps it's way on to H.o.P! ubblove biggrin

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction

Total posts: 13215
Posted:the nearest book to me would either be the phone book or an internet security program manual......

and since they are both completely boring, im going to reach a little farther to get....

"the great australian and new zealand book of baby names" by cecily dynes

the 5th line on pg93 says "Humphrey" which is part of the entry for the name "Hunfredo".

the 5th entry on that page however is; HUSANI - Swahili 'handsome'


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Well, this is from Molecular Biology of the Cell by Alberts, Bray, et al.

Now, this page is a diagram page, and there are really two sentences that could be used, but:

"Ionic bonds are further weakened by the presence of salts, whose atoms form the counterions that cluster around ions of opposite charge."


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:
"When researchers pushed a switch, a low-level, nonharmful electrical current passed through these gold wires and activated brain cells."

I wish I could say that this was from the lab notebooks of some random Frankensteinesque scientist but it's actually from Rod Plotnik's 'Introduction to Psychology, sixth edition'


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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woodnymph


woodnymph

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Location: london,uk

Total posts: 313
Posted:Tarot -mirror of the soul

and we have......the princess of disks
line 5
She holds a disk in her left hand,whose centre is the chinese symbol....


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SpArKiE


SpArKiE

*shiny shiny*
Location: Townsville, QLD, Aust.

Total posts: 218
Posted:from "chronicle of ages" traci harding...



pg 93.... sentance 5.....



As the celestial beauty floated down to stand before Brockwell her form shrank and manifested into a naked human female.



hmmmm.... and NO i'm not reading some fairy porn..... i swear! ubbloco


And wherever you've gone and wherever we might go. It don't seem fair. Today just disappeared.

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Kapura Mataaro


Kapura Mataaro

HoP resident longboarder.
Location: Tasmania, Australia

Total posts: 195
Posted:closest book...hmmm....
dictionary of quotations as it happens...pg.93(dumm de dumm dumm)....line five...umm...
'...the madmen who made men mad by their contagion; conquerors and kings, founders of sects and systems.'-lord george gordon byron. ubbloco confused


"surely a longboarding fire spinner should have no trouble getting some action!"- NYC....

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Katrina
GOLD Member since May 2004

Katrina

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Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 352
Posted:"make the connection between negative emotions and habitual negative thoughts"



and funnily enough, no, it's not a self help book!



Probably should have mentioned that that was from Occupational Therapy and Mental Health by J Creek

EDITED_BY: Katrina (1084027600)


One day i'll learn to resist gravity...

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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

Flynt

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Total posts: 5635
Posted:seeing as Bovril already used my psych text book... The next nearest book to me, is "Cranks Bible" by Nadine Abensur.

The fifth sentance on page 93 reads as follows:

There are few better lunches than this soundly flavoured tart.

*SMIRK*

wink


Currently on the right side up of the world.

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Beth


Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford

Total posts: 1262
Posted:The closest book to me is Descartes' 'Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings'.

Page 93, sentence 5 is -

'It follows that, if we fail to become aware of it, we can deny that it is in our mind'.


Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Flynt, I could not go without saying that is so wrong yet so right in many ways! tongue
ubblol


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Kit


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Location: middle of Troon

Total posts: 1269
Posted:'"My muscles have all seized up," he groaned, sinking onto his bed.'


<snigger> rolleyes


random murbles

BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL. 30th april ~ Calton hill - Edinburgh
SAMHUINN FESTIVAL. 31st October ~ Royal Mile - Edinburgh

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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

Llamas are larger than frogs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Total posts: 319
Posted:"Great Expectations" (just finished reading it for school)
"I have taken to the sofa with my staylace cut, and have lain there three hours, insensible, with my head over the side, and my hair all down, and my feet I don't know where- (Dickens 93)"
*note the MLA citation!*


"I know a good deal more than a boiled carrot."
"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."

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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There

Total posts: 6140
Posted:Red Dwarf, The Last Human. By Doug Naylor.
P93, 5th Sentance:

"He's saying Mr Lister has chosen well, sir."

ubbangel


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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GottaLoveIt


GottaLoveIt

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Location: Stevenage

Total posts: 883
Posted:Mistress of Justice - Jeffrey Deaver

"And, a regular of the Downtown performing curcuit herself, Taylor knew that, to quote her father, there was no way in Satan's backyard that anyone would ever make any kind of serious money playing music in bars."

- A bit pessimistic I must say. That books very damp too.... I think someone must have been reading it in the bath or while washing up. Yuck ick yuck yuck.


Monkeys monkeys and bananas

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Fantastic Voyage by Kevin J. Anderson

"Before it was too late, the human race had to learn everything possible about this species preferably without causing more damage to the sole 'survivor.'"


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay

Total posts: 1107
Posted:Douglas Lobley - Ships Through the Ages:

Page 93 doesn't have 5 sentances on it, but a rather good picture of a boat called the Thomas Anderson. Here's sentance 3, the nearest I could get.

"The Robert F. Stockton , built in England in 1838 for the USA, crossed the Atlantic under sail in 1839 and took up service towing canal barges."



There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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Hobbitboy


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Location: Stoke-on-Trent (England)

Total posts: 33
Posted:Attempt number 2 (after my earlier Jamie Oliver [he seems 2 be getting mentioned alot on Neighbours recently... confused])

Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
"The pain on that mattress there-that dreadful pain- that's you."

mmmm


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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

Flynt

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Total posts: 5635
Posted:Pele,
I thought it was particularaly appropriate wink

xoxoxox
Flynt
(nutritious AND delicious!)


Currently on the right side up of the world.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Quote:
Pele,
I thought it was particularaly appropriate wink




Or inappropriate, for that matter....

wink


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Speed of a small bladed weapon



Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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