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Quack Fix 11-17-2018: A Devilishly Late Game

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WELCOME to our last home gameday of the year. The good news is - HOME game. Perhaps we will win! The bad news is - kick off is at 7:30pm so it’s #Pac12AfterDark against another school with Arizona in their name.

But never fear Quackheads, I have predicted a win tonight and it is a truth universally acknowledged that Daisy is never wrong. Which brings us to today’s Quack Fix off topic - Let’s stay in the realm of literature and dish about one of my favorite topics - the greatest opening lines in literature. I find the perfect literary amuse bouche enchanting; the very best of the best manage to set the tone for the entire work in one sentence. My favorites are in the poll below - vote and add your favorite in the comments!

Oh, and you can find a watch guide for this looooooong day’s action here!

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Poll

Best opening lines (not to be confused with best pick up lines)

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    "Call me Ishmael." Moby Dick; Herman Melville
    (12 votes)
  • 9%
    "It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York." The Bell Jar; Sylvia Plath
    (9 votes)
  • 7%
    "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." Pride and Prejudice; Jane Austen
    (7 votes)
  • 38%
    "We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold." Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; Hunter S. Thompson
    (36 votes)
  • 18%
    "It was a bright, cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." 1984; George Orwell
    (17 votes)
  • 12%
    "As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into an enormous insect." The Metamorphosis; Franz Kafka
    (12 votes)
93 votes total Vote Now