February 20, 2005

What are You Reading Meme

From Pharyngula: Pharyngula::We are all lemmings, we bloggers:

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  5. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

This is like a bad chain e-mail. But I never pass up one of these "go to page x, sentence y" memes. Here it is:

Instinctively, Rumsfeld dashed out of the room, asked if anyone knew what had happened, then ran toward the smoke.

This comes from the Rummy hagiography The Rumsfeld Way. I feel I must read this book and report on it. Funny, how I came upon it. I was in the library yesterday to return Freethinkers and I was looking for some career books and I wanted to get my hands on some of the Left Behind books. I noticed that Tim LaHaye had also written a history book, but unlike the one I just finished reading this one tries to make the argument that the Founders wanted to create a Christian nation, yadda, yadda, yadda. I thought that would be a good laugh. While I was waking there I noticed I was in a section on feminism and the midnight blue spine of the Rumsfeld book stood out. Apparently graphic designers rely on pink for books on feminism. The Dewey Decimal system makes for strange shelf-mates. I opened the book and the front fly-leaf has a quote from Bismarck. This gesture was so ironic, I knew the pages to follow would irk me, make me roll my eyes and provide fodder for the blog.

Posted by Spicolli' at February 20, 2005 10:38 AM