[via Norm via various others]
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
The closest book to me right now is Butler & Butler’s British Political Facts 1900-2000. But p.23 doesn’t really have sentences, just a lot of data about the ministerial composition of the 1945-51 Labour Government. So I’m going to reach for the second nearest book, Ralph Miliband’s The State in Capitalist Society, and I’m pleased to report that the fifth sentence on p.23 is both short and enigmatic on its own: “It is rather to determine whether such a class exists at all.”