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RE: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things

by ybiC (Prior)
on Aug 15, 2000 at 15:15 UTC ( #27892=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl Monks say the Darndest Things

I don't recall the exact quote, but I believe it was merlyn in the Chatterbox who coined the phrase "Personal Drummer".   That is, a drummer who would follow you around to provide rimshots after corny jokes and bad puns. (g)

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RE: RE: Perl Monks say the Darndest Things
by merlyn (Sage) on Aug 15, 2000 at 15:37 UTC
    If I recall, it's because someone was talking about "firing their drummer". Of course, they meant in the context of being part of a band, but my little comedy brain hiccupped and said "ahh, a personal drummer, that'd be cool", and started making up things a personal drummer would do.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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