April 13, 2004

Why, yes, I would jump off a bridge if everyone else was doing it

The cool kids are doing this pointless literary chainblog thing today.

Pick up the nearest book. Open it to page 23. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

Now let me explain that I'm at The Week right now, and the nearest book, following the instructions to the letter, is one I used to research a story a while back: Circumcision: A History of the World's Most Controversial Surgery. Actually, if you're at all interested in the subject and looking for a rare disintrested source, I'd recommend it, which is why it's still on my desk. On page 23, David Gollaher quotes a 13th scholar. Explaining the context probably defeats the purpose.

"He will find himself performing his task quickly, emitting his seed as soon as he inserts the crown."

Posted by Daniel Radosh

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