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Perl Monks say the Darndest Things

by zdog (Priest)
on Aug 15, 2000 at 05:34 UTC ( #27854=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

I want to compile a list of the greatest PerlMonks quotes. And I was wondering if some monks would like to nominate some quotes and give some suggestions? I was thinking that they could show some kind of humor or show some kind of Perl insight.

I haven't given this a lot of thought yet, but here are a couple off the top of my head:

"My preferred t-shirt size is ... Extra medium." - merlyn

"crazyinsomniac fed chromatic a blueberry scone" - crazyinsomniac apparantly

Zenon Zabinski | zdog | zdog7@hotmail.com

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(crazyinsomniac) RE: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things
by crazyinsomniac (Prior) on Aug 15, 2000 at 06:13 UTC
    Hi,

    While I would like to take credit for the quote, it's not mine. I didn't even say it. I visited some monk's(don't remember whose) page and it had a button, which apparently submitted that message to the chatterbox.

    Another good quote is:

    somemonk "fed chromatic a jellybean"

    "cRaZy is co01, but sometimes cRaZy is cRaZy".
                                                          - crazyinsomniac

      The button is on neshura's home node. Go on, push it. You know you want to.

      - email Ozymandias
        Hi,

        Here's some more quotes,

        "wuv me" -by- neshura (she's so cute)

        "Shoeboy, Shoeboy, where are your shoes!?" -by- me.

        "Adam trips vroom| with a pipe." -by- me

        "/me| trips over a pipe, gets up and trips again." -by- me

         
        "cRaZy is co01, but sometimes cRaZy is cRaZy".
                                                              - crazyinsomniac

RE: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things
by mcwee (Pilgrim) on Aug 15, 2000 at 06:21 UTC
    At the risk of being vain, I'd like to nominate myself with the following utterance:

    RE: RE: RE: Sexiest Woman? (really re: jcwren's dog)

    Furthermore (and I'm not ranting, just clarifying) if I were as homely as that cur of yours, I'd shave my own ass and teach myself to walk backwards.

    It's tied with another of my posts in the same node as my lowest-voted node ever!

    The Autonomic Pilot; it's FunkyTown, babe.

    urk!
    by mcwee (Pilgrim) on Aug 15, 2000 at 08:45 UTC
      Oooch! The above node is catching up in the "lowest voted node for mcwee" race. I guess jcwren's dog has some powerful friends.

      The Autonomic Pilot; it's FunkyTown, babe.

RE: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things
by ybiC (Prior) on Aug 15, 2000 at 07:03 UTC
    The right honorable mdillon gave us a classic at RE: Learning Perl:

    "Blasphemer!

    Learning Perl is infallible! (and version 3 will be even more infallible than the previous versions)"
        cheers,
        ybiC

(Ozymandias) RE: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things
by Ozymandias (Hermit) on Aug 15, 2000 at 07:12 UTC
    There can really be only one choice for the most notorious possible quote. And the best part is, it's been said by many monks, though never so well as the original from jcwren...

    <jcwren> /msh ...

    - email Ozymandias
      Which leads to my next nomination...

      <jcwren> Argh!

          cheers,
          ybiC

RE: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things
by Russ (Deacon) on Aug 15, 2000 at 07:28 UTC
RE: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things
by ybiC (Prior) on Aug 15, 2000 at 15:15 UTC
    I don't recall the exact quote, but I believe it was merlyn in the Chatterbox who coined the phrase "Personal Drummer".   That is, a drummer who would follow you around to provide rimshots after corny jokes and bad puns. (g)
        cheers,
        ybiC
      If I recall, it's because someone was talking about "firing their drummer". Of course, they meant in the context of being part of a band, but my little comedy brain hiccupped and said "ahh, a personal drummer, that'd be cool", and started making up things a personal drummer would do.

      -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

RE: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things (Mrs. ybiC)
by ybiC (Prior) on Aug 18, 2000 at 07:22 UTC
    But my all-time favorite Perl Monk quotes aren't even from the Monastery.

    I mentioned to my wife recently that I had "stepped over to the Monastery" during lunch at work.   She replied in a somewhat concerned tone, "you do know that it's not a real place, don't you?"

    She's also been known to say, as if speaking to a small child, "Now tell your Monk friends good night, and come to bed."

       a wee bit biased,
        ybiC

RE: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things (Segfault)
by ybiC (Prior) on Aug 20, 2000 at 16:30 UTC
    The quite terse Segfault, at Look familiar...?, gave us:

    "There are some things scripts can't do...
    For everything else, there's Perl."

        cheers,
        ybiC

(Ozymandias) RE: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things
by Ozymandias (Hermit) on Aug 23, 2000 at 06:21 UTC
    Another new nomination from the chatterbox...

    <chromatic> Er, wait. Nevermind, nothing I say now is going to make that any less nonsense.

    - email Ozymandias
RE: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things
by ybiC (Prior) on Aug 23, 2000 at 08:00 UTC
    A couple more for y'all's perusal, both from tilly:

    "profitably displaced mathematician"    referring to his educational and professional background

    "a human interface to Google"     referring to one of his many talents.

        cheers,
        ybiC

RE: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 29, 2000 at 21:58 UTC
    This needs to be added too:
    <merlyn> so all I know is I know less today about my fellow man than I knew yesterday. and it's an opportunity to get curious.
RE: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things
by Adam (Vicar) on Sep 08, 2000 at 02:02 UTC
    jcwren Oooh! A new node! 'Does your employer allow you to use your personal crack pipe?'
Re: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things
by seuratt (Novice) on Sep 21, 2004 at 18:37 UTC
    a note for posterity.. the comedian stephen wright should get some credit for the 'extra medium' bit. he's had a deadpan routine for years that has gone as such:

    " I love to go shopping. I love to freak out salespeople. They ask me if they can help me, and I say, 'Have you got anything I'd like?' Then they ask me what size I need, and I say, 'Extra medium.'"

    another of his:

    "I saw a sign at a gas station. It said 'help wanted'. There was another sign below it that said 'self service'. So I hired myself. Then I made myself the boss. I gave myself a raise. I paid myself. Then I quit."

    more quotes

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