in reply to Insane Uses for Perl
In my opinion any perl code that makes me raise the eyebrows because of its application (as opposed to style) it pretty well summarised by the word "cool". Most of the time cool is pretty insane. The programs that are written as insane are actually written for the coolness factor - sort of showing that you can do this insane stuff with Perl, so a proper place for them is a CUPF section, IMHO.
It seems that our society is heading for a place where a distinction between cool and insane is more and more blurred and eventually they will mean the same thing ;)