Do you know those monkquips that appear on the top of every perlmonks page? Like „Perl sensitive sunglasses”. I really like these quips, because they really give a feeling to what this monastery is like.

The quip on each page is chosen randomly from about a dozen quips. This set of quips has been virtually unchanged for years now, they all date back to the dawn of the monastery, yet they still seem relevant. I would, however, like a bit of more change, so I think it's time to add a few new quips.

I'd hereby like to ask you all to suggest new quips that you think are suitable to appear there. Also please state your opinion about quips others have suggested. The quips should be short and definitely not offensive to anyone. The decision on what quips get shown is ultimately up to the gods of course, but I think they need your creativity for finding good ones.

To boot, let me give a few possibilities. These are not really good, so I hope you'll suggest much better ones.

Maybe we could use some quotes from sci-fi classics, but I read most of those in translation so I don't know any English quotes.

Update: just let me note that unlike these quips, there have been lots of new XP quips and silence quips added in the course of years (you see the former in the XP nodelet when your XP changes, and the latter in the chatterbox when nobody speaks).

Update: I'll add any more possible quips that come into my mind later below.

Update 2010-10-04: see also and all is quiet in the Chatterbox, but it doesn't have to be.

Update 2011-01-05: maybe some of Random thoughts on programming could be reused too? I like these in particular:

Update 2011-04-05: the spoiler block below will contain a full list of all the proposed quotes (no matter where they come from), in case me or someone else wants to set up a multiple-choice poll on what to add.

Update 2011-11-07: some new quips, some of which are listed in this thread, were actually installed to the site in 2010.


In reply to I want more monkquips by ambrus

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