Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Problems? Is your data what you think it is?

Perlmonks, money & music

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 21, 2005 at 08:34 UTC ( #441146=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

That idea struck me from behind. merlyn claims to be a good singer and the Perl Monks are highly creative. I envision an album of covered songs with alternative, geekish lyrics, of which a bad example might be:

If I were a spammer
I'd spam them in the morning
I'd spam them in the evening
All over the web

I'd spam them from my laptop
I'd spam them from my palm
I'd spam them from evry computer I can get
All over the web
Peter, Paul & Mary (If I had a hammer)

Skilled fellow brothers could create the lyrics, some monk with appropriate hardware produce it and merlyn sings (if he wants).

Then the songs can be made available for download at a music site. The money from that goes, of course, directly to the Offering Plate.

I'm sure there are some legal tripwires (that I don't know about). But even if these tripwires will make it impossible to produce the album, the assembling of the lyrics will be funny.



Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re: Perlmonks, money & music
by cLive ;-) (Prior) on Mar 21, 2005 at 11:03 UTC

    Well, our dev department has a guitarist, a bassist and a singer. If you know a Perlhead drummer, please send them our way (seriously - we're hiring right now in Santa Monica :). Then we could make a Perl band a reality.

    I already have the lyrics for the first verse of the first song ('pink slip': a song about a guy who ignores the following and ends up wearing a dress - or something like that :):

    use strict, use warnings,
    taint check, turn it on,
    never trust, user input
    do this and you can't go wrong.

    cLive ;-)


        I wouldn't dream of forcing that option :)

        Coincidentally, Pearl St in Santa Monica is roughly the same distance from my house as it is from tilly's.

        I'm actually convinced that Santa Monica is one of the geekiest towns in the US. I mean, we have Pearl (OK, they read the "and" as non-silent, but so what :) We also have Pico Blvd (great editor), Pine St (great shell mail client :) and Raymond Ave (Ahh, Eric).

        cLive ;-)

Re: Perlmonks, money & music
by HuckinFappy (Pilgrim) on Mar 22, 2005 at 06:24 UTC
    I was hanging around the Chatterbox when holli floated this idea, and I regretfully admitted it was right up my alley. With apologies to the Rolling Stones, I respectfully submit the following as a sample of the cringe-inducing parodies I can provide for such a project. It's a first draft, so there are likely a few bugs in here ;^)
    Rolling Stones
    Waiting On A Friend
    Watching zombies piling up
    It ain't the latest thing
    I'm just looping in a &REAPER
    I'm just trying to make some sense
    Out of the exit codes from wait()
    The tales they tell of kids
    I'm not waiting on a process
    I'm just waiting on a PID
    A PID relieves -1 causes grief
    Remember what I said
    I'm not waiting on a process
    I'm just waiting on a PID
    I'm just waiting on a PID
    Don't need backticks
    Don't need no exec()
    Don't need a system call
    But I need POSIX happy forking
    I need a working $SIG{CHLD}
    Making kids and waiting pids
    It is a game for youth
    But I'm not waiting on a process
    I'm just waiting on a PID
    Next up (provided this doesn't result in my monk status being revoked) is a "Sweet Child of Mine" knock-off.

Re: Perlmonks, money & music
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Mar 21, 2005 at 18:42 UTC

    While contributions are always welcome, does not presently have expenses. Our hosting is donated by the wonderful Pair, and our administration is done by volunteers. So I'd recommend donating to the Yet Another Society general fund, who I am sure can find a good home for it.

    Warning: Unless otherwise stated, code is untested. Do not use without understanding. Code is posted in the hopes it is useful, but without warranty. All copyrights are relinquished into the public domain unless otherwise stated. I am not an angel. I am capable of error, and err on a fairly regular basis. If I made a mistake, please let me know (such as by replying to this node).

Re: Perlmonks, money & music
by cbrandtbuffalo (Deacon) on Mar 21, 2005 at 17:43 UTC
Re: Perlmonks, money & music
by svetho (Beadle) on Mar 29, 2005 at 17:49 UTC

    Well, I actually like your 'If I had a hammer' version :-P.
    Here's one from my all-time favorite band (and one of my all-time favorite songs):

    Still coding after all these years

    I met my old lover on PM last night
    He seemed so glad to see me, I just smiled
    And we talked about some old bugs
    And we drank ourselves some beers
    Still coding after all these years

    I'm not the kind of geek who tends to OOP
    I seem to lean on procedural style
    And I ain't no fool for Perl poems that whisper in my ears
    Still coding after all these years
    Still coding after all these years

    Four in the morning, I'm tapped out and yawning
    Longing my script away
    I never worry, why should I?
    It's all gonna crash

    Now I scroll in Vim and I watch the lines go by
    I fear I'll lose my Camel one fine day
    But I would not be convicted by a jury of my peers
    Still coding after all these years
    Still coding
    Still coding
    Still coding after all these years

    Simon and Garfunkel - Still crazy after all these years

Re: Perlmonks, money & music
by davies (Parson) on Apr 04, 2005 at 12:27 UTC
    Not perlish, but since you started with an example about
    spamming, there is a hysterical parody about the spammer
    Tom Gartman on The Google URL
    for the thread is:
    Archived in Google Groups here.

    The parody itself is:
    Spam Oddity

    Ground Control to Gartman, Tom
    Ground Control to Gartman, Tom
    Drop that chicken bone and turn your modem on

    Ground Control to Gartman, Tom
    Commencing spamrun, logging on.
    Rape those relays and may KFC be with you

    Spam, Nine, Eight, Spam, Six, Five,
    Four, Three, Two, One, Spam

    This is Ground Control to Gartman, Tom
    You've really put on weight
    And the cabal want to know whose links you share
    Now it's time to run your ratware if you dare.

    "This is Gartman, Tom to Ground Control,
    I'm harvesting some more
    and I'm spamming in a most peculiar way
    and the larts look very different today.

    For here
    Am I sitting in a trailer
    Far from the backbone.
    My nads are turning blue
    And there's nothing I can do.

    Though I'm past one hundred thousand mails,
    Those mallets make me ill.
    And I think dev null is where my spam must go.
    Tell money I love it very much, it shows."

    Ground Control to Gartman, Tom
    Your IP's dead, there's something wrong.
    Can you ping me Gartman, Tom?
    Can you ping me Gartman, Tom?
    Can you ping me Gartman, Tom?
    Can you ...

    "Here I'm loafing round my trailer,
    RBL'd from spew-spew
    My packets don't get through
    And there's nothing I can do."

    (K) Dave Korn 2001
    Some of the NANAE references may seem obscure to some monks.
    If it's about a spammer, it's safe to assume that it's not complimentary.

    Hid long url - dvergin 2005-04-04

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: monkdiscuss [id://441146]
Approved by muntfish
and all is quiet...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others meditating upon the Monastery: (3)
As of 2018-06-18 02:00 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    Should cpanminus be part of the standard Perl release?

    Results (107 votes). Check out past polls.