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Page 45 [Jan. 14th, 2012|09:22 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Meme from robling_t via nellorat:
    Pick up the nearest book to you. Turn to page 45. The first sentence describes your sex life in 2012.

Not the first sentence on that page, but the sentence best placed for comic effect:
    "What are you doing? he would scream, terrified and confused. "What in hell is this place? What the hell's going on?"

Anyone else want to have a go?

[User Picture]From: ajr
2012-01-14 09:36 pm (UTC)
Genuinely the book right next to me, genuinely the first sentence on page 45. All I can say is, I hope it's wrong.

"Yes," she whispered. "The A-Team was my last hope."

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From: emmzzi
2012-01-14 09:49 pm (UTC)
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From: emmzzi
2012-01-14 09:49 pm (UTC)
"Here we are," he said, "my friend Frank. He's a mole, and very good at drains"

So I assume it will be much like "confessions of an M15 plumber."
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[User Picture]From: redbrown
2012-01-14 10:02 pm (UTC)
The only sentence on page 45:
"3: Exploding Custard Factories"
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[User Picture]From: darth_tigger
2012-01-14 10:17 pm (UTC)
Sorting and tramping down freshly picked cotton south of Khartoum, two Sudanese women move deftly and gracefully.
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[User Picture]From: attimes_bracing
2012-01-14 10:18 pm (UTC)
Nearest book to me was a guide to The Laundry RPG: This includes practical applications of Turing's theorem and highly technical subjects such as phase conjugate grammars for extra - dimensional summoning, fractal dimensionality and so on.

Can anyone explain this to me? Do I need special clothing?
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[User Picture]From: maeve_the_red
2012-01-17 09:16 pm (UTC)
Special clothing, yes. Also, a Faraday cage.
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2012-01-14 10:29 pm (UTC)
Well, the nearest fiction book is the same as last time I did this meme. So you get the nearest actual book...

"An empty statement in Java is written as a single semicolon."

... which is kind of sad really.

However the aforementioned fiction book had this sentence.

"The stairs were carpeted with a tastefully austere matting type of substance"
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[User Picture]From: lucas_t_bear
2012-01-14 10:55 pm (UTC)
Drat - nearest book was a brand new moleskein

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[User Picture]From: quercus
2012-01-15 01:49 am (UTC)
Take your pick:
"4 electrical appliances can be used simultaneously"

"Waterproof taped seams"

"Fits male and female sockets"

(a CPC catalogue)
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[User Picture]From: alex_holden
2012-01-15 07:17 am (UTC)
cnapan (-au) nm ball, bowl, kind of ball game

(the Collins Welsh Dictionary)
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From: camies
2012-01-15 09:06 am (UTC)
"An area where the implicit quite often needs to be made explicit is in the difference between French and English verb systems, especially the narrative tenses."
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[User Picture]From: purplecthulhu
2012-01-15 10:49 am (UTC)
At first I thought the nearest 'book' to me wouldn't have a page 45. But then I found it and the first sentence is:

Randy: Can you fit me into your autobiographical porn novel?
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[User Picture]From: bopeepsheep
2012-01-15 11:54 am (UTC)
Mr Darcy had made a strong plea for leniency in which Sir Selwyn refused to join.

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[User Picture]From: frandowdsofa
2012-01-15 11:54 am (UTC)
Genesis 42 v 12
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2012-01-15 12:46 pm (UTC)
"Ah, no," he said, "you've come here to see our exposed places."
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[User Picture]From: julia_winolj
2012-01-15 11:56 am (UTC)
Hi sweetie-pie,

"I think it says, If you have to ask, you can't afford it."

Secrets to the Grave, by Tami Hoag
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2012-01-15 12:48 pm (UTC)
"That doesn't make you the centre of the universe, however, so kindly don't think it does".

Crikey. Sounds like I'm going a bit S&M all of a sudden.

Vanilla Mundane.
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[User Picture]From: pierre_fermat
2012-01-15 06:25 pm (UTC)
"The wonderful combination of spinach and cream in this soup could not fail to please even the most fussy guest."
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[User Picture]From: maeve_the_red
2012-01-17 09:14 pm (UTC)
OK, I'm game: 'You could argue we have that with integral comms links'
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