Friday, June 08, 2007

Friday random reading

I've just seen this little divertissement from two favorites, Mob and Johnny Yen. Here's how it works:

1) Grab the nearest book once you read this.

2) Open to page 161.

3) Find the 5th full sentence, and post the text, along with these instructions.

Since I'm sitting at my desk on my first taxpayer-funded coffee break of the day, the closest book I had was from a collection of vintage reference books I keep in the cabinet above my desk: Medicolegal Investigation of Death by Spitz and Fisher (2nd printing, 1977.)

"The finely abraded margins of the chest wounds are due to the wedge-like thickness of the blade of this particular type of weapon."

7 comments:

Johnny Yen said...

How you were able to tear yourself away from that and put the book down is beyond me.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm just happy that the closest book you had available on your taxpayer funded break was not the Playboy Compendium.

Mob said...

I'd have to agree with Barbara!

Sounds like a real page turner and I'm not even kidding, you know what a ghoul I am with all the horror flicks...

justacoolcat said...

"However, that defeats the purpose of an interface, which is to provide a clear separation of concerns in the system"

Book: The Unified Modeling Language User Guide
Chapter: Advanced Structural Modeling

I'm at my home desk and although there are plenty of more interesting books on my shelf this was the closest.

Bubs said...

Coolcat, riveting. Simply riveting. I suppose if I'd reached a little further I could've grabbed a book on accident investigation and had a sentence that read like an algebraic formula.

mob, you shoulda seen the pictures that went with it.

Barbara, we've gotten away from the whole notion of the detective bureau porn stash. That's old-school policing, and sadly has gone the way of the whiskey bottle in the desk drawer.

Johnny, it's still a fascinating read, really.

Dale said...

This is the most interesting one I've read Bubs. Makes me want to know more. Happy Vacation!

Dino aka Katy said...

i like that - I may have to do that friday