Nearest Book Meme  

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dikkii tagged me with the following meme:

1. Grab the nearest book (that is at least 123 pages long).
2. Open to p. 123.
3. Go down to the 5th sentence.
4. Type in the following 3 sentences.
5. Tag five people.

But I was taken aback by the chaos. Passengers scrabbled and tugged at a huge heap of battered suitcases that were dumped, unceremoniously, under the plane. Outside the airport, a swarm of men descended on us, urging us to ride with them into town. Infidel p.123
I haven't started the book yet, but now I'm even more intrigued. I vowed I'd finish Death By Black Hole before I started anything else.

I tag

The Exterminator
John Evo
Spanish Inquisitor

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3 comments: to “ Nearest Book Meme

  • The Exterminator
    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 11:17:00 PM CST  

    Well, I already provided my response as a comment at chappy's post about this very meme.
    Here it is.

    However, I did want to do something special for you, OG. So I opened my copy of The Plague (the original hardcover Modern Library edition) to page 123, and started, dutifully to count sentences.

    But then I noticed the very last sentence on the page, and couldn't resist quoting it here.

    One fine morning in May a slim young horsewoman might have been seen riding a handsome sorrel mare along the flowery avenues of the Bois de Boulogne.

    (I must confess that I already knew this sentence was on p. 123 because I'd noted it while I was reading the book. But I can't resist thinking that some supernatural entity had a hand in this somehow. Why else would the meme stipulate p. 123? There's no other explanation, so the Abrahamic god must be responsible.)

  • Anonymous
    Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 7:31:00 AM CST  

    Wow! The Exterminator actually proved, irrefutably, the existence of God. Ext, go directly to JP's place and share this news with Iggy! :)

  • encephalophone
    Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 8:27:00 AM CST  

    Toshiba Satellite 2800/2805 Series User's Guide, p. 123, line 5:

    "Windows Millenium Edition stores documents and programs in folders. It even stores other folders in folders. In this lesson, you will create a folder in which to store your new document."

    This is followed by the sound of a paper shredder getting jammed by a 268-page user's guide.


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