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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • With plumbing and air conditioning in place can democracy be far behind.

    I'm reminded of the following passage from Ulysses:

     — What was their civilisation? Vast, I allow: but vile. Cloacae: sewers. The
    jews in the wilderness and on the mountaintop said: It is meet to be here.
    Let us build an altar to Jehovah
    . The Roman, like the Englishman who
    follows in his footsteps, brought to every new shore on which he set his foot
    (on our shore he never set it) only his cloacal obsession. He gazed about
    him in his toga and he said: It is meet to be here. Let us construct a
    watercloset
    .