playing along


*Grab the book closest to you. Now.

*Go to page 56.

*Find the 5th sentence.

*Write that sentence as your status.

*Copy these instructions as a comment to your status.

*Don’t look for your favorite book, or the coolest one you have — just grab the closest one.


There also that wholesome advice of Your Spirit is made plain by your good and devout servant: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” (Col. 2:8-9).


From The Confessions of St. Augustine.



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10 responses to “playing along

  1. Sarah Ortiz

    good book choice.

  2. Slipps

    I feel like a nerd… my status is now:

    “However, in the case of low-temperature cells, it has a very marked effect on the open circuit voltage.”

    from: Fuel Cell Systems Explained, 2nd ed.

  3. Aaron

    Mine’s nearly as bad as Slippey’s:

    “From the start of the war, the only hope of victory which the Greeks ever had lay in help from Pallas.”

    — Virgil, The Aeneid, translated by W.F. Jackson Knight

  4. JLarson

    Based on the sample information, should they use plastic 1?

  5. anti

    “hugging a client 86%”


  6. Nate

    It wasn’t long before we were packed in a car heading into “the Badlands” in search of St. Edward’s in a neighborhood we had always been told to stay clear of.

    from The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne

    PS – Thank Shijo’s away message for bringing me here.

  7. Lemme see… page 56… 5th sentence… oops. Well, here goes– and who, by the by, made up this game?

    “Within three days Pharoah will lift off your head and hang you on a tree. And the birds will eat away your flesh.” Genesis 40: 19


  8. “First it ascertains the lower left corner (since (x0,y0) might be any one of the rectangle’s four corners) and then calculates the width and height.”

    from Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software by Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson and John Vlissides (also known as the “Gang of Four” or GOF)

  9. Annie

    “On that day, I had been praying for a while when grace of Heaven filled me all of the sudden and my arms were automatically raised up toward the sky.”

    from Jesus Is Coming by Hyunsook Lee

  10. Chris

    “That a reference to Christ’s participation in God’s creation of all things is not out of place in the context of his address to the churches is clear from 3:14, where the beginning of the message to the church at Laodicea calls him: ‘the origin (arche) of God’s creation’.

    from: The Theology of the Book of Revelation, by Richard Bauckham

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