in reply to Perl is my cast iron pan

I love this analogy (almost as much as I love my cast iron pans). There's just so many ways his analogy works; off the top of my head:

I'm going to have to apologize in advance for "borrowing" this idea, because I have a (strong) feeling I'm going to end up writing my own vision of Perl as my cast iron pan at some point. As the above list likely shows, it just fits my perspective too well to pass up.

I promise to attribute you fully for the original idea and inspiration, though, and if I end up writing something, I'll link back to here. ;-)