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And while in uffish thought, the manxome foe I seek is

by davido (Archbishop)
on Jun 25, 2006 at 16:47 UTC ( #557447=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on And while in uffish thought, the manxome foe I seek is

the NodeReaper.
[bar] 52/18%
the Jub Jub Bird.
[bar] 24/8%
paco.
[bar] 36/13%
the Bandersnatch.
[bar] 44/15%
the Javascript Rhino.
[bar] 26/9%
the pollsters.
[bar] 13/5%
the PHB.
[bar] 23/8%
absent from this list.
[bar] 68/24%
286 total votes
Comment on And while in uffish thought, the manxome foe I seek is
Re: And while in uffish thought, the manxome foe I seek is
by vkon (Deacon) on Jun 25, 2006 at 17:43 UTC
    I didn't understood anything on this list, and I decided "Vacuum cleaner" but it was not in this list.
    Thanks god there was "not in this list" item!
    :)
Re: And while in uffish thought, the manxome foe I seek is
by TedPride (Priest) on Jun 25, 2006 at 17:44 UTC
    "uffish" isn't defined, so this can only be referring to .

    After that, I'd have to say that I currently using most of my uffish thought on Calculus III, which isn't on the list.

        If there were a "right answer", you have got it, and for the right reasons. Good job. ;) ...just a little fun. Sorry to those who didn't like it. I intentionally posed it as a riddle, hoping some would dig in and figure out (based on those strange words) what the poll refers to.


        Dave

Re: And while in uffish thought, the manxome foe I seek is
by Hue-Bond (Priest) on Jun 25, 2006 at 19:16 UTC

    Here's an explanation of this poll for non-native english speakers. I'm hiding it into <spoiler> tags since I don't know if it's general knowledge or, on the contrary, everybody is expected to scratch his/her head to get it. If I get some /msg's telling me it's ok to remove the tags, I'll edit this node accordingly. Update: <spoiler> tags removed, since this is now a past poll.

    For non-native english speakers, like me, this poll won't make any sense at all. Puzzled, I engaged into some googling and finally managed to join enough pieces together to understand it. It's about "Jabberwocky", a nonsense-verse poem written by Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". You can find out more here [everything2.com] and here [wikipedia.org]. Hope this helps you cast a sensible vote :^).

    --
    David Serrano

Re: And while in uffish thought, the manxome foe I seek is
by talexb (Canon) on Jun 26, 2006 at 03:45 UTC

      Sanity? Oh, yeah, I've got all kinds of sanity. In fact, I've developed whole new kinds of sanity. Why, I've got so much sanity it's driving me crazy.
Re: And while in uffish thought, the manxome foe I seek is
by Moriarty (Abbot) on Jun 26, 2006 at 04:42 UTC

    I don't need to seek my foe because he seeks me, (1 Peter 5:8)

Re: And while in uffish thought, the manxome foe I seek is
by gregor42 (Parson) on Jun 26, 2006 at 12:31 UTC

    So when contemplating the PHB as my answer....

    Somehow I'm reminded of the scene in Fight Club where Jack confronts his boss & "picks a fight" with him.

    Of course, in the book he just blows him up....



    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: And while in uffish thought, the manxome foe I seek is
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Jun 26, 2006 at 14:17 UTC
Re: And while in uffish thought, the manxome foe I seek is
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Jun 26, 2006 at 15:09 UTC

    Missing from the list and very much a foe of those of us "in the trenches" are the REMFs. Those do nothings sitting in their ivory towers making more work for us "line animals" who actually keep the company running. PHBs are REFMs in training often times!


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg

      Hi, blue_cowdawg. I didn't know what a REMF was, so I had to Google it. Unfortunately I chose to copy your *second* use of it, where you transposed the letters. I got FMTIEWTK about ichthyoplankton... Thanks for a good (but confused) laugh.

            I didn't know what a REMF was

        Actually I spell it out on my Home Node spiritway. Lots of folks haven't heard the term before.


        Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
        Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
      Huh? Ivory Tower refers to academia, and has nothing to do with PHBs and the "Real World".

      --
      In Bob We Trust, All Others Bring Data.

Re: And while in uffish thought, the manxome foe I seek is
by rdm (Hermit) on Jun 27, 2006 at 03:22 UTC
    Well, around here it's a bit early to be brillig, but we do have plenty of slithy toves to go around.

    -Reality might not get out of Beta today. (O.Timas, "Bot")
Re: And while in uffish thought, the manxome foe I seek is
by traveler (Parson) on Jun 28, 2006 at 23:08 UTC
    To seek it with thimbles, to seek it with care; To pursue it with forks and hope; To threaten its life with a railway-share; To charm it with smiles and soap!
Re: And while in uffish thought, the manxome foe I seek is
by petdance (Parson) on Jul 03, 2006 at 06:49 UTC

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