Thursday, July 3, 2008

Humor for a Thursday Afternoon

This has been passed around since 1995, but I only got it a week ago. It made me laugh, and since today is a slow last-day-before-a-long-weekend, it seems like a good time to pass it along.

What if Dr. Seuss did Technical Writing?
By Gene Ziegler 1995.

Here's an easy game to play.
Here's an easy thing to say:

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,

And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report!

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
And the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
And your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash,
Then your situation's hopeless, and your system's gonna crash!

You can't say this?
What a shame sir!
We'll find you
Another game sir.

If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
But your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
That's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,

And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss
So your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
'Cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang!

When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk,
And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risk,
Then you have to flash your memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM.
Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your mom!

This was sent to me in an email, and I found the author information on the page :
There are a lot of other “if Dr. Seuss wrote…” parodies on this site that are really well done!
And please, if anyone knows whether the author I attributed this to is not the right one, please let me know and I'll change it. (Dr. Seuss books were my favorites when I was learning to read)

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