in reply to Were it not a monastery, my favourite metaphor for PerlMonks would have been:

I am disappointed to not see "perl bordello" among the choices. It seems so passť to suggest that we hackers run about, keanu-reeves style in some kind of virtual dojo honing our virtual ninja skills to defeat the evil php (or whichever). No, I'm all about using perl to get laid. I can't believe more people aren't up in arms about this obvious oversight.

Tilly is my hero.