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October 29th, 2008

My Favorite Meme

It's the ultimate bookworm's meme, and I do it every time I see it...

The Rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.

As any longtime reader here knows, I am constantly - and very literally - surrounded by books when sitting at my desk.  Presently, I have a stack near me that I'm working my way through; each concerns our founding fathers, their religious views, and whether they founded this country on fundamental, orthodox Christian values.  It's all research for a group blog that I am honored to have been asked to contribute to called American Creation; head on over and give it a read.

The book I grabbed was on top, and is The Godless Constitution, A Moral Defense of the Secular State by Issac Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore:

The poor and the handicapped languished without adequate care.  Men drank too much, way too much, and returned to their homes to beat their wives and their children.  Prostitutes plied their trade in American cities.

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3 Responses to “My Favorite Meme”

  1. Amber
    Amber says:

    My meme. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

    There was no servant so stupid that she did not find some redeeming trait of loyalty and kindheartedness, no girl so ugly and disagreeable that she could not discover grace of form or nobility of character in her, and no man so worthless or so boring that she did not view him in the light of his possibilities rather than his actualities.
    Because of these qualities that came sincerely and spontaneously from a generous heart, everyone flocked about her, for who can resist the charm of one who discovers in others admirable qualities undreamed of even by himself? She had more girl friends than anyone in town and more men friends too, though she had few beaux for she lacked the willfulness and selfishness that go far toward trapping men's hearts.

    Long sentences! Fun, though!

  2. O.J.
    O.J. says:


    After 2hr, the triangle's legs would measure 130 mi and 110 mi. Noting that the distances will always be changing, we make a drawing and let t = the time, in hours, that Tracy and Graham have been driving since leaving the campground. After t hours, Tracy has traveled 65t miles and Graham 55t miles.

  3. Shanna Riley
    Shanna Riley says:

    /tries to read OJ's meme and her head explodes.

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