Book MeMe (for Planet Ubuntu)

The book meme, because it beats studying.

“People.” – 5th full sentence, pg 56, The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition, Strunk & White.

Elements lives on my desk; has since junior high when my father bought me a copy. That copy went missing in a move years ago; the current one is a replacement I bought for myself in college. It’s one of four or five reference books that live next to my monitor and get consulted occasionally.


  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open it to page 56.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  5. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

By Brian Burger

Started this site way, way back in November 1998, when the web was young. It's still here, and so am I.

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