After an hour of farting around trying to figure this out, of course I do figure it out 20 seconds after writing to the list. Well, here's one solution to my issue - I'd still love to see a one-line solution if anyone can come up with one (but it's not necessary for me at all, just curiosity and desire to learn cool Rubyisms):
live = Live.new
So it uses two lines of code, but I can live with that because only the second line of code actually causes the class AND instance methods to be included - so they're all or nothing - you either get class and instance or nothing (the reason I care is that some monkey-see, monkey-do coder down the road could pull something into their class out of context and I want these functions to either work or fail, not yield partial and erroneous capability).
Sorry for being the noise in your signal,
The law is an envious monster.
- Rex Stout