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Jun 12, 2007 7:48 pm


5th Sentence Meme



From BK Marcus:

Grab the nearest book.

1. Open it to page 161.
2. Find the fifth full sentence.
3. Post the text of the sentence along with these instructions.

Don't search around looking for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.


My nearest book was Thomas Szasz's The Lexicon of Lunacy: Metaphoric Malady, Moral Responsibility, and Psychiatry. The sentence is:

"The policy of commitment, or involuntary mental hospitalization -- based on the principle of parens patriae -- is then invoked to deal with the threat to the patient's health and life, and with the havoc his behavior is likely to create in the family or among the people who are forced to witness his behavior."

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Larry Ruane - 6/19/2007

by Linda and Morris Tannehill, 1970:

"Violence against the government by a minority always gives the politicians an excuse to increase repressive measures in the name of 'protecting the people.'"


Mason J Guffey - 6/15/2007

    Optical Properties of Metal Clusters
by Kreibig and Vollmer:
"The theory of Clippe, Evrard, Lucas and Ausloos [2.405,406] enables us to treat larger arrays of spherical particles in quasi-static approximation provided their symmetry is high (linear chains, tetrahedra etc.) and neighboring particles are almost touching (though without electric contact)."


Less Antman - 6/13/2007

Okay, seriously.

Letters to a Dying Friend by Anton Grosz.

"Those who have experienced life as reptiles are reborn as mammals."

No, really: I'm serious this time. Make up your own Dick Cheney joke.


Less Antman - 6/13/2007

Grab the nearest book.

1. Open it to page 161.
2. Find the fifth full sentence.
3. Post the text of the sentence along with these instructions.

Don't search around looking for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

My nearest book was the I Ching, or Book of Changes: Scholars Edition. Page 161, 5th sentence:

"You will find him in the 19th cave south of the mosque in the town of Miran Shah."