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Life is:

by Petruchio (Vicar)
on Dec 24, 2006 at 15:34 UTC ( #591513=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on Life is:

Good
[bar] 22/7%
Beautiful
[bar] 18/6%
Short
[bar] 3/1%
Strange
[bar] 14/4%
Unfair
[bar] 10/3%
A journey.
[bar] 20/6%
But a dream.
[bar] 9/3%
A female dog.
[bar] 4/1%
Meaningless
[bar] 5/2%
Cheap
[bar] 3/1%
What you make of it.
[bar] 48/15%
Hell
[bar] 1/0%
Tough. Get a helmet.
[bar] 21/7%
Like a box of chocolates.
[bar] 7/2%
What happens while you're making other plans.
[bar] 26/8%
A highway.
[bar] 4/1%
A dance.
[bar] 3/1%
A game.
[bar] 8/3%
A cereal.
[bar] 4/1%
A fatal, sexually transmitted disease.
[bar] 33/10%
How long-chain proteins replicate themselves.
[bar] 25/8%
Nothing without Perl.
[bar] 31/10%
319 total votes
Comment on Life is:
Re: Life is:
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Dec 24, 2006 at 16:14 UTC
Re: Life is:
by lin0 (Curate) on Dec 24, 2006 at 16:22 UTC

    Life is beautiful ... Isn't that the name of a movie?

    In any case, I will go with that but not without saying:

    Life is beautiful with Perl on it!

    Cheers,

    lin0
Re: Life is:
by wfsp (Abbot) on Dec 24, 2006 at 16:30 UTC
    ...a bitch. And then you die.

      no no no, get your classics straight! Life's a bitch...

      ... and then you marry one.

      • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

        naw... it's "Nature's a mother, life's a bitch"
        no no no, get your classics straight! Life's a bitch...

        ... and then you marry one.

        ... then you wish you'd die.

        If you're going to argue classics, don't do a shortened reader's digest. :-)

      You did see the "female dog" option, didn't you?

      Ah, yes, the "we're born cold, hungry, wet, tired, and naked, and then things get worse" school of thought. I think it was euphemised for the poll.


      Sanity? Oh, yeah, I've got all kinds of sanity. In fact, I've developed whole new kinds of sanity. You can just call me "Mister Sanity". Why, I've got so much sanity it's driving me crazy.
Re: Life is:
by gloryhack (Deacon) on Dec 24, 2006 at 17:16 UTC
    Life is awe inspiring!
Re: Life is:
by Limbic~Region (Chancellor) on Dec 24, 2006 at 18:18 UTC
    Life is....
    • a gift
    • a miracle
    • a terrible thing to waste
    • something you get for free but work to keep
    • more than the sum of its parts
    • unfortunately under appreciated
    • what you make it

    Cheers - L~R

Re: Life is:
by sgt (Chaplain) on Dec 24, 2006 at 18:25 UTC

    Life is what you make of it. When my little girl was born, besides the enormous happiness and the feeling of uncertainty (of being up to the task) I felt, was the impression of being caught by nature again. There it was in front of me, "eternal life"...and I will never be selfish again.

    Life is complicated, tough and cruel and I think the one magic recipe --that brings happiness -- is to share and help others. This is the spirit through which a few madrid Perl hackers are trying to revive madrid.pm, the spirit of all the Perl monger groups, and definitely the spirit of this wonderful place called Perl Monks.

    Merry Christmas to all.

    --stephan

      and my second choice would be 'life is too short'; too little time to code what I like ;) --

Re: Life is:
by rhesa (Vicar) on Dec 24, 2006 at 19:06 UTC
    One heck of an obfuscation.

      rhesa, I feel ripped off that i can only upvote you once for that

      and the worst part is that you can't even use Deparse or -d on life...

      I'd kill for a step-over

      @_=qw; ask f00li5h to appear and remain for a moment of pretend better than a lifetime;;s;;@_[map hex,split'',B204316D8C2A4516DE];;y/05/os/&print;
Re: Life is:
by shenme (Priest) on Dec 24, 2006 at 19:24 UTC
    No one else voted for "a box of chocolates"? Am I really the only idiot in the monastery? ;-)
      No no, I'm a similarly voting idiot.
Re: Life is:
by Andrew_Levenson (Hermit) on Dec 24, 2006 at 19:33 UTC
    "Life? Life? You're not looking at the big picture!"
    C(qw/74 97 104 112/);sub C{while(@_){$c**=$C;print (map{chr($C!=$c?shift:pop)}$_),$C+=@_%2!=1?1:0}}
Re: Life is:
by talexb (Canon) on Dec 24, 2006 at 19:45 UTC

    Great poll.

    In Mario Puzo's The Godfather, the title character's last words are "Life is so beautiful". All of the other choices are great, but I had to choose this one.

    And I have to close with another quote .. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" .. thank you all for this wonderful, creative, intelligent community. Long may it live.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

Re: Life is:
by zerogeek (Monk) on Dec 24, 2006 at 20:07 UTC
    I realize the voting is still early (with only 29 votes), but come on people. Life is a highway... not to mention a pretty good song :)
Re: Life is:
by shmem (Canon) on Dec 24, 2006 at 23:50 UTC
    Morgenstern again --
    Das Leben ist die Suche des Nichts nach dem Etwas.
    Life is nothing's search for something.

    --shmem

    _($_=" "x(1<<5)."?\n".q·/)Oo.  G°\        /
                                  /\_¯/(q    /
    ----------------------------  \__(m.====·.(_("always off the crowd"))."·
    ");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}
Re: Life is:
by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop) on Dec 25, 2006 at 00:58 UTC
    Life is a Long Song ....

    ----
    I Go Back to Sleep, Now.

    OGB

Re: Life is:
by texasperl (Sexton) on Dec 25, 2006 at 02:47 UTC
    Hmm... life and Perl. Life is like Perl, without use warnings, use strict, or -T.

    Rarely are you about to make a mistake, and you're warned about it before you make it. In life, you seldom get a "you sure about that?" Inevitably, it comes back to get you.

    Sometimes, you just get into completely innocent misunderstandings that metasticize into huge problems, mixups, trying to find out who did what...something that can happen if you're not following all the rules.

    Lastly, sometimes you can take a completely appropriate reaction to an event life gives you, and it still blows up in your face.


    And that's my $0.02.
Re: Life is:
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 25, 2006 at 03:34 UTC
    Life is over
Re: Life is:
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Dec 25, 2006 at 03:50 UTC

    Tough. Get a helmet.

    Couldn't have said it better myself...

    Before I go off on a ramble about "how hard my life is" and how "I've been through a lot," I think more people should live by this quote. It would sure save me listening to a lot of sob stories.

    meh.
      Your life is hard to the degree that nobody else before you has ever dared to live it...

      --shmem

      _($_=" "x(1<<5)."?\n".q·/)Oo.  G°\        /
                                    /\_¯/(q    /
      ----------------------------  \__(m.====·.(_("always off the crowd"))."·
      ");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}
Re: Life is:
by TStanley (Canon) on Dec 25, 2006 at 05:08 UTC
    A lemon, and I want my money back

    TStanley
    --------
    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that “nothing is worth war” is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. -- John Stuart Mill
Re: Life is:
by marto (Chancellor) on Dec 25, 2006 at 13:51 UTC
    To quote a great film:

    "I mean, why do people think that life should always be happy? You Know? Because when I was a little boy, my mother used to sing me a song. It went like this:

    Life is short. Life is $h1t. And soon it will be over."

    On a serious note, life is fantastic.

    Martin

    Update: Edited the 'rude' word
      Brain Candy++

      It's a pill that gives worms to ex-girlfriends.

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

      LOL, great quote, I didn't think anyone else had ever seen that movie (me exaggerates)

      -Lee
      "To be civilized is to deny one's nature."
        It has never been released in the UK, either in the cinema or on VHS/DVD format. The film critic Barry Norman campaigned for a cinema release, but it never happened. BBC 2 have screened the film late night (well early morning really) a couple of times. A friend gave me a DVD of the work print which has an alternate ending to the North American release, which I have not watched. If you have not seen this film and ever get the chance to do so, please make the effort :)

        Martin
Re: Life is:
by zentara (Archbishop) on Dec 25, 2006 at 14:20 UTC
    A constant battle for control of your soul. (Merry Christmas... it still means more than buying gifts)

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum
Life is a stage
by jonadab (Parson) on Dec 25, 2006 at 15:53 UTC
    ...and all the people merely players.

    Update: Okay, so I don't really believe that. But it seems odd to have left the Shakespeare option off the poll.

    I also want to comment on the "unfair" option. While it's true that life is unfair, I'm convinced that's a good thing, and that if life were fair, we wouldn't like it.


    Sanity? Oh, yeah, I've got all kinds of sanity. In fact, I've developed whole new kinds of sanity. You can just call me "Mister Sanity". Why, I've got so much sanity it's driving me crazy.
Re: Life is:
by xiaoyafeng (Chaplain) on Dec 26, 2006 at 06:43 UTC
    a cereal?I can't understand this option.So I choose helmet. :)
      laziness, impatience, and hubris
      Life cereal.

      ---
      It's all fine and dandy until someone has to look at the code.

      > a cereal?I can't understand this option.

      In the USA, there's a brand of breakfast cereal called "Life". Now in cinnamon flavor too!

      There's also a popular board game called "Life" (like Monopoly, but with less hotels and more kids).

Re: Life is:
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Dec 26, 2006 at 12:01 UTC
    Life is beautiful. Existence can get as ugly as a mud fence, though.

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

Re: Life is:
by grinder (Bishop) on Dec 26, 2006 at 12:24 UTC
    • Life's like a jigsaw, you get the straight bits
      but there's something missing in the middle.
    • Life's like a firework, you're only lit once
      and you must stand and radiate correctly.

    -- collected wisdom from Andy Partridge of XTC, from All of a sudden, The English Settlement.

    • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

Re: Life is:
by arc_of_descent (Hermit) on Dec 26, 2006 at 13:01 UTC

    Life is what you make of it.

    From a book I can't remember the name of, Life's four enemies are

    1. Fear
    2. Clarity
    3. Power
    4. Old Age

    Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to All!


    --
    Rohan

      Yeah, I'd believe that about Clarity. Ugh, what a horrible software package!

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

Re: Life is:
by swampyankee (Parson) on Dec 26, 2006 at 13:08 UTC

    NP-hard

    emc

    At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

    —Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.
Re: Life is:
by themage (Friar) on Dec 26, 2006 at 15:29 UTC
Re: Life is:
by cdarke (Prior) on Dec 26, 2006 at 16:03 UTC
    Life = 42 | (The_Universe & Everything);
Re: Life is:
by ferreira (Chaplain) on Dec 26, 2006 at 18:18 UTC
    Life is an unwritten Acme module.
Re: Life is:
by margulies (Friar) on Dec 26, 2006 at 20:18 UTC
    Life is something to make you think why you are in it.

    And when you discover, you don´t need to live anymore.
Life is...
by f00li5h (Chaplain) on Dec 27, 2006 at 01:04 UTC

     o
      o
    ooo

    ... a game that makes a great screensaver.

    @_=qw; ask f00li5h to appear and remain for a moment of pretend better than a lifetime;;s;;@_[map hex,split'',B204316D8C2A4516DE];;y/05/os/&print;
Re: Life is:
by jesuashok (Curate) on Dec 27, 2006 at 07:22 UTC
    Life is "Chewing gum" .....
    Life is "Money" ...........
    Life is "Backup of thouhts".
    Life is "Bag of dreams" ....
    .
    .
    .
Re: Life is:
by jkva (Chaplain) on Dec 27, 2006 at 07:45 UTC
    meaningless.

    It's what it ultimately boils down to.
Re: Life is:
by gregor42 (Parson) on Dec 27, 2006 at 13:56 UTC

    An Illusion.

    A beautiful and tragic illusion...

    Samsara's a bitch & then you try again.



    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: Life is:
by woolfy (Hermit) on Dec 27, 2006 at 17:17 UTC
    Life is shit.
    I'm so full of it.

     

     

    My motto when things go wrong. I have often used it. :-(

      Well if you're going to go there...

      Life's a piece of shit
      When you look at it
      Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.
      You'll see it's all a show
      Keep 'em laughing as you go
      Just remember that the last laugh is on you.
      - Monty Python



      Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: Life is:
by poqui (Deacon) on Dec 27, 2006 at 19:34 UTC
    Short; and then your dog dies.

    R.I.P. Murphy's Poquito
    1991-2006

      I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sympathies.

      planetscape
Re: Life is:
by kulls (Hermit) on Dec 28, 2006 at 11:15 UTC
    If I know, I never login into perlmonks.org :-)
Re: Life is:
by pajout (Curate) on Dec 28, 2006 at 16:18 UTC
    Specially in this voting, the checkboxes would be better than radiobuttons, and the small button "select all" on the end...
    Update: Live is illusion.
Re: Life is:
by alpha (Scribe) on Dec 28, 2006 at 17:48 UTC
    Life is the characteristic state of organisms.
Re: Life is:
by monkfan (Curate) on Dec 29, 2006 at 06:59 UTC
    What a great poll for this Holiday Season! Long live Perlmonks! Blessed be all the monks!

    Regards,
    Edward
Re: Life is:
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 29, 2006 at 19:32 UTC
    UNDEFINED
Re: Life is:
by webfiend (Vicar) on Dec 29, 2006 at 22:52 UTC

    My personal favorite isn't listed:

    Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

    Thank you again for poisoning my impressionable young mind, Mr. Lehrer.

Re: Life is:
by kyle (Abbot) on Dec 30, 2006 at 03:43 UTC

    Life is like a box of poisonous insects—you never know what's going to get you.

      Life is like a box of poisonous insects—you never know when a snake will bite you in the ass.
Re: Life is:
by ady (Deacon) on Dec 30, 2006 at 11:19 UTC
    Not making any problem out of what has already gone by or what is to come - what about right now? Cut away everything of the past! How about today? Master Unmon said these words to 500 or more monks, and no one came up with a single word in response. Master Unmon ended up having to answer his own question, saying, “Every day is a good day"
    Life is
    Happy new year!
    allan

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