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If 6 was 9 - by Jimi Hendrix

by nerfherder (Monk)
on Mar 31, 2005 at 09:25 UTC ( #443751=poem: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Transcribed as a way to memorize the lyrics and song structure.

if ($thesun != $shine) { $i != $mind; } if ($themountains =~ /fell in the sea/) { let($_ = $b); $_ != $me; } &because(); if (6 <=> 9) { $i != $mind; } if ($allthehippies) { chop($hair); $i != $care; # I don't care! }
&because(); $whitecollar.$conservatives.$flashing.$down.$the.$street; @me = \$plasticfinger; @they = ("hoping", "soon"); my $kind <= ($drop && die); $i = $wave; my $freakflag = "high"; sub because{ $i = "got"; my $ownworld == "to "."live through" && !($i = $u); } $wave = "on" && $wave = "on"; $fall = $mountains.$just.$dont.$fall.$on.$me; $go_on = $mrbusinessman; $u != $dress.$like.$me; $i = $gotmy->{$ownlifetolive}; $i <= $the."1".$thats.$got.$to; $die.$when.$_; $time= "4".$me."2".$die +; $o; $me = $live; my $life; $the.$way.$i.$want.$to;

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Re: If 6 was 9 - by Jimi Hendrix
by wolfger (Deacon) on Apr 04, 2005 at 17:50 UTC

    As a Hendrix fan, you had my ++ at the subject line. Still, it would have been nice if you could have made the code output something... But that's pure bonus for perl poetry at any rate. Good job. Thanks for sharing.

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      Thanks, wolfger - I had my hands full making it output nothing and still read like the song.... however, if you have any suggestions, I'd like to tweak it so that it outputs "It's all in your mind, baby!" ;-)
Re: If 6 was 9 - by Jimi Hendrix
by jZed (Prior) on Mar 31, 2005 at 19:37 UTC
    Very Nice! IMHO s/Jimi Hendrix/Bootsy Collins/ is one of the best covers ever of one of the best songs ever.
Re: If 6 was 9 - by Jimi Hendrix
by robot_tourist (Hermit) on Apr 05, 2005 at 12:22 UTC

    You have to repeat the $i != $mind;

    <hendrix>I don't mind, I don't mind!
    'cos I got my whole world to live through,
    and I ain't gonna bother you<\hendrix>

    How can you feel when you're made of steel? I am made of steel. I am the Robot Tourist.
    Robot Tourist, by Ten Benson

Re: If 6 was 9 - by Jimi Hendrix
by techra (Pilgrim) on Mar 31, 2005 at 19:14 UTC
    thanks for entertaining me and my coworkers. this is great.
Re: If 6 was 9 - by Jimi Hendrix
by ciderpunx (Vicar) on Apr 14, 2005 at 13:36 UTC
    Pure Genuis!
    Will the next one start:
    perl -e 'print "there s a \033[0;31m red house \033[0;0m over yonder\n +"'

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