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I laughed, I cried, I...

by ysth (Canon)
on Jan 30, 2007 at 07:20 UTC ( #597305=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on I laughed, I cried, I...

anointed my body with scented oils
[bar] 16/5%
ate burritos
[bar] 19/6%
[bar] 9/3%
fell in love
[bar] 21/7%
felt alive
[bar] 16/5%
fixed my script
[bar] 52/17%
had a nice day
[bar] 6/2%
howled at the moon
[bar] 23/7%
laughed till I cried
[bar] 9/3%
[bar] 14/4%
projectile vomited
[bar] 15/5%
sang along
[bar] 7/2%
[bar] 7/2%
spat crumbs on my keyboard
[bar] 11/4%
threw up... my hands in admiration
[bar] 5/2%
was slack-jawed in amazement
[bar] 6/2%
wrote code
[bar] 51/16%
yawned... but mostly... I saw pink
[bar] 25/8%
312 total votes
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Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jan 30, 2007 at 07:36 UTC

    ...wondered what the hell this poll is about?

      I think it's about today's release of Vista. :-)

      I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum
      Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

      Pinky: Narf! I don't know Brain. I laughed, I cried, but the answer still didn't come to me.


        Pinky: I think so, Brain, but where are we going to get rubber pants in our size?

        Ivan Heffner
        Sr. Software Engineer, DAS Lead, Inc.
      There has to be an about? FWIW, each phrase has been actually used somewhere out there on the web.
        I laughed, I cried, I nearly died. The pain. The pleasure. In equal measure. Wave upon wave. My body was wracked. My mind disengaged and time went untracked. Revulsion. Confusion. I could reach no conclusion. Was it hinted, or dinted? Had my mind simply linted? Over and over. From every angle. Purpose and meaning I tried to untangle. What choice to choose? Did the author give clues? Is he a muse? Or just out to confuse. Did I steal his thunder, when I told him "I wonder"? Will he get o'er it, or chunder his gazzunder? And so I choose to respectfully decline, to choose one of his. I'll stick with mine :)
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by rinceWind (Monsignor) on Jan 30, 2007 at 09:00 UTC

    Replied. It even rhymes :).


    Oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
    My friends all rate Windows, I must disagree.
    Your powers of persuasion will set them all free,
    So oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
    (Missquoting Janis Joplin)

      ...but it doesn't scan. How 'bout: "I laughed, I cried, and then I replied."? or "I laughed, I cried, I lay down and died?" :)

      ...what a dreadful thing to have stuck in my head!


        Sorry, but that doesn't scan any better. It's one syllable over instead of one syllable under.

        I laughed, I cried, I then replied.
        Much better. :-)

Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by jonadab (Parson) on Jan 30, 2007 at 12:29 UTC

    I laughed, I cried, I scampered willy-nilly about the square in my macabre clown suit, frightening small children and offending the sensibilities of little old ladies — and was captured again by those terrible guards and returned to my loathsome cell. I'm going to do it all again the next time I get loose!

    We're working on a six-year set of freely redistributable Vacation Bible School materials.
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by tirwhan (Abbot) on Jan 30, 2007 at 14:48 UTC

    ...fell down, It changed my life. - Steven Brust

    All dogma is stupid.
      What on earth is that from?

        Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille, the story of a time and space-travelling bistro powered by the nuclear bombs hitting it at irregular intervals. Not his best work, but well worth the read (as is everything by Brust IMO).

        All dogma is stupid.
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by Eimi Metamorphoumai (Deacon) on Jan 30, 2007 at 17:48 UTC
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by OfficeLinebacker (Chaplain) on Jan 30, 2007 at 16:52 UTC
    I am boring. I laughed, I cried, and I wrote code.

    I like computer programming because it's like Legos for the mind.
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by starX (Chaplain) on Jan 31, 2007 at 20:32 UTC
    All of the above...

    After laughing a little and crying a lot, I anointed myself with scented oils and painted myself in preparation for the ritual sacrifice to follow. Then I remembered I hadn't ate dinner yet, so I nuked up a burrito before typing "lol" into the chatterbox in an attempt to associate myself with the human race and stave off the perpetual loneliness, but all that did was kill the conversation.

    I fell in love with the cold moonlight that night, and as the sharp sting of the -20 degree (F) weather stung my face, Mother nature having *finally* figured out it was January, I realized I was a human being. The pain made me feel fully alive for the first time since I don't know when.

    Deciding to not go through with the horrible deed after all, I went back into my apartment and fixed my script up a bit, and decided I had, in fact, had a nice day. Being finished, I went out to gaze into the soft, pale beauty of my celestial love, and unable to contain my exultation anymore I threw back my head and howled, declaring to the world that I was here. I was here and alive and in love with the moon, and I had fixed my script and malloc() was, in fact, dead and gone forever, and then I laughed. I laughed and laughed and laughed until I cried there in the moonlight.

    As the tears froze against my face, I went back into my apartment and pondered a world without malloc(), or at least a world where that arch-demon had been safely contained in a magic-circle of abstraction. His power was mine, and I would never risk feeling his bite again. I was giddy, and started laughing again, but I guess those burritos had spoiled, because I threw up in the process of laughing, and projectile vomited all over the wall.

    I popped in The Threepenny Opera sound track and sang along to "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" while I cleaned up the mess, and smiled. It was probably the closest I had come in a long time to not taking myself and my depressing, hollow shell of a life too seriously.

    The mess being cleaned, I ate some bread to settle my stomach, and read the Onion, laughing so hard I spat crumbs into my keyboard. I decided I should get back to work, so I tidied up my script a bit, and posted it in CUFP. I threw up... my hands in admiration as amrbus helped me tidy up the XSUBS I had been tripping over, and was slack-jawed in amazement when thedamien told me that I had written some pretty slick code.

    The lust for life growing inside me again, I wrote more code, beginning a new project that I had thought beyond my grasp, and as my kidneys filtered the caffeine out of my blood and the hours grew old, I yawned... but mostly... I saw pink as the monitor, my apartment, my desk.... everything melted around me.

    It was the best day I had ever had, and it was only a dream. I had completely re-written the core of Perl 6, making it completely compatible with Perl 5, and every other programming language ever written, and it was only a dream. The only day I was glad that I had woke up in the morning... and it never actually happened....

    And that's my story.

Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by ferreira (Chaplain) on Jan 30, 2007 at 16:31 UTC
    I liked that one: "I laughed, I cried, I want to have a monster in your closet." Actually it was my closet, but yours should be bigger, fits with this poll, and I really don't want strange creatures inside my home.
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by blazar (Canon) on Jan 30, 2007 at 18:50 UTC
    fixed my script

    Well, while we're there... fixed somebody else's script.

Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by lowphive (Monk) on Jan 30, 2007 at 19:41 UTC
    the last option reminds me of being shot with a pink laserbeam of information.
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by been42 (Curate) on Jan 30, 2007 at 21:35 UTC
    Apparently so far I am the ONLY PERSON who just had a nice day. No burritos, not even a script that needs fixing. Just the usual laughing, crying, and enjoying my day. Oh, and then I was the first to vote on one I wish there had been a "found myself alone in the world" option.
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Feb 02, 2007 at 03:15 UTC

    Most definitely fell in love. Here's to forever, JCL + DJA<333

Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by MidLifeXis (Monsignor) on Jan 30, 2007 at 22:49 UTC

    ...t moved me, Bob.</veggie_tales>


Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by gloryhack (Deacon) on Jan 31, 2007 at 19:16 UTC
    I laughed, I pondered, then I realized that laughter was in fact the most suitable response. Having skipped the crying part, I then brewed a nice pot of Yin Gau Mei Cha (silver fishhook eyebrow tea) and went back to writing code.

      Silver fishhook eyebrow tea sounds painful.

      Especially if you are undead.

      Warning: Unless otherwise stated, code is untested. Do not use without understanding. Code is posted in the hopes it is useful, but without warranty. All copyrights are relinquished into the public domain unless otherwise stated. I am not an angel. I am capable of error, and err on a fairly regular basis. If I made a mistake, please let me know (such as by replying to this node).

        I don't know anything at all about being undead, unless the meaning of undead is alive, in which case it's something I know about. In any case, I quite enjoy my tea and have yet to experience any pain resulting from drinking it.

        Being a middle aged kinda guy, I think I detect some silver fishhook eyebrows from time to time, leading me to thoughts of Andy Rooney. I'm not sure that they're a good sign, but so far they are not painful.

Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Jan 31, 2007 at 19:26 UTC
    ... left the team-building meeting.

    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by margulies (Friar) on Feb 03, 2007 at 13:19 UTC
    ...shot myself after the release of Vista
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by vili (Monk) on Jan 31, 2007 at 01:13 UTC
    ...wanted to be productive, I wished my script was fixed, but I did everything to avoid thinking - I find that tolling on my soul.

    ~ vili
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by PerlBear (Hermit) on Feb 04, 2007 at 22:21 UTC
    I laughed, I cried, I .... voted ++
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by xiaoyafeng (Chaplain) on Jan 31, 2007 at 05:07 UTC
    What does this poll mean?

    I am trying to improve my English skills, if you see a mistake please feel free to reply or /msg me a correction
      Humans often experience mixed emotions about a situation. We often come up with odd phrases to describe this duality. Dickens for instance said "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times". The phrase:

      I laughed, I cried, I <fill in the blank with some action>

      Is a way of letting you express a situation in which you felt mixed emotions. I hope this helps explain it. Good luck on your English skills.

      Cheers - L~R

Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Jan 31, 2007 at 21:21 UTC

    Ate burritos, enchiladas, tamales, refried black beans and arroz amarillio. Share some with Old Boney as well!

    Man he can eat and eat and never gain an ounce.

    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by ysth (Canon) on Feb 01, 2007 at 03:08 UTC
    Here are the rejects, many with a bathroom theme. Enjoy (or not).
    breathed deep, I rejoiced, I got angry
    burned things
    can't stop playing it
    can't wait for #9
    choked on my chewing gum
    could not put it down
    couldn't put it down
    did a significant rewrite
    didn't think much
    ditched every class in order to hang out in the bandroom
    everything I remember feeling as a child
    experienced her saga
    fired 500 rounds
    found a bunch of new tools to use
    freaked out
    fudged my undies
    gave a speech
    got emotional
    got hurt, I picked myself up
    got in touch with my inner child and bought him an ice cream cone
    got out of my chair and jumped up and down
    got warm fuzzies
    had an abortion
    imagined myself stuck in line for Star Tours
    joined the Republican Party
    jumped in my seat
    kissed $12.95 goodbye
    knew what I would do
    laughed again
    laughed so hard I cried, then I cried for real and then I laughed again
    laughed some more
    laughed until I literally cried
    laughed when I cried
    learned a ton about dogs and really raised my consciousness about how important body language is
    left the theater with a bounce in my step
    loved and I despised
    loved the movie
    loved this
    made all my friends read it
    may be liable for false advertising
    nearly threw up
    orsoned my wang
    peed a little
    peed myself
    pretty much went through the entire emotional spectrum watching this movie
    rooted and it was all for Rocky Balboa
    shook my head in disbelief
    shot my parents
    showed it to my wife
    spat coffee on my keyboard
    spat coke on my keyboard
    stared with mixed emotions
    totally blogged about it
    want Charlotte's Black and Pink Narcisco dress!
    want more
    was a bundle of emotions
    was horrified
    was insulted
    was there
    was totally entertained
    was totally relieved when it was over
    went yee-haw
    winced, I got energized for the next battle
    wrote a new Archives
    wrote a review
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by sgt (Deacon) on Jan 30, 2007 at 23:09 UTC

    ...I felt alive, when I was able to **see** and play wii's zelda with my new --one-piece-- euroconnector cable, hurrah!

    cheers --stephan
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 30, 2007 at 10:21 UTC
    I kilt
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by tubaandy (Deacon) on Jan 31, 2007 at 19:46 UTC
    ... it changed my life.

    Just kidding, I played my tuba! ;)

Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by brusimm (Pilgrim) on Feb 01, 2007 at 06:08 UTC
    I laughed, I cried,
    then I laughed at the fact that I cried,
    and laughed so hard, I cried yet again.
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by Ordinary_User (Beadle) on Feb 01, 2007 at 17:15 UTC
    slurp:ed my file...

    "May the forces of high bandwidth be with you."
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by parv (Priest) on Feb 04, 2007 at 06:52 UTC

    ... sang (singing, actually) along until find a new job where I do not have to fiddle with HTML & CSS for IE [67] nearly every damn minute of the working day. And, today in overtime on non working day, where policy for overtime work is still unclear after 7 months of employment.

    I would rather be programming.

Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by DrHyde (Prior) on Feb 06, 2007 at 10:16 UTC
    I may have been slack-jawed in amazement, but that's probably just a regression to the slack-jawed peasant yokel genes from a few hundred years ago.
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by Scarborough (Hermit) on Feb 01, 2007 at 11:47 UTC
    I laughed, I cried, I sparked up GarageBand and wrote a song about it.....well thats what normally happens.
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by zakame (Monk) on Feb 02, 2007 at 13:41 UTC
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by jesuashok (Curate) on Jan 30, 2007 at 08:39 UTC
    cried again after seeing this poll
Re: I laughed, I cried, I...
by qsl (Scribe) on Jan 31, 2007 at 02:51 UTC

    2007-01-31 Considered by ptum: reap: obscene
    2007-02-02 Unconsidered by Arunbear: enough keep (and edit) votes (Keep: 8, Edit: 1, Reap: 20)

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