July 25th, 2003

funny

The Pirates of Penguinance, and Neskimo Kisses

The Pirates of Penguinance
04 Jun 2003 by Rick Moen and Karsten Self
to the tune of "I Am The Very Model of A Modern Major-General" (from Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance)
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<a href="http://twiki.iwethey.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/PiratesOfPenguinance"><b><i>The Pirates of Penguinance</i></b></a>
04 Jun 2003 by Rick Moen and Karsten Self
to the tune of <a href="http://www.guntheranderson.com/v/data/iamtheve.htm">"I Am The Very Model of A Modern Major-General"</a> (from Gilbert and Sullivan's <a href="http://www.imagi-nation.com/moonstruck/albm66.html"><i>The Pirates of Penzance</i></a>)
[<a href="<a href="http://news.com.com/2104-1016-5047571.html">References at <i>C|Net News</i></a> || <a href="http://zdnet.com.com/2251-1110-1001807.html"><i>ZDNet</i> columns: news and editorials</a> || <a href="http://lwn.net"><i>Linux Weekly News (LWN)</i> coverage</a>]

<i>I am the very model of an <a href="http://www.sco.com">SCO</a> executive.
<a href="http://news.com.com/2100-1016-991922.html">Our market share is miniscule</a>; <a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/Article122165.htm">our losses are consecutive</a>.
But from <a href="http://mailman.plug.org/pipermail/pluglist/2003-June/002622.html">our labs deep in U-T</a>, you very soon will surely see
The <a href="http://www.sco.com/ibmlawsuit/">ultimate</a>, the <a href="http://news.com.com/2100-1016_3-1011263.html">pinnacle</a>, in high-technolo-<a href="http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=barratry">barratry</a>.
<a href="http://www.gnu.org/gnu/manifesto.html">"Live free or die" philosophies</a> are very well, but still, you see:
<a href="http://www.sco.com/scosource/gartner_warning.html">Our contracts and our trade secrets</a> <a href="http://www.sco.com/scosource/">make Unix seem our property</a>.
<a href="http://techupdate.zdnet.com/techupdate/stories/main/0,14179,2914364,00.html">Never mind what we really own</a> (<a href="http://news.com.com/2100-1016-5047571.html">a question not rhetorical</a>):
We have <a href="http://ir.sco.com/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=103273">thirty thousand contracts</a>, though <a href="http://www.sco.com/scosource/ExhibitA.qxd.pdf">most are quite historical</a>.</i>

<a href="http://www.practical-tech.com/business/b08022000.htm">Acquisition history of <b>S</b>anta <b>C</b>ruz <b>O</b>perations (SCO), a subsidiary of Caldera</a>


It occurs to me that this picture depicts what could be classified as an Eskimo kiss:
<img src="http://www.kddresearch.org/TEUNC/Banazir/Misc/eskimo-kiss.jpg" alt="[ Eowyn and Faramir ]">
(Watercolor painting by the amazzling Anke-Katrin Eiszmann, copied from <a href="http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/loth/a/n/anke/eowyn_and_faramir_elf.jpg.html">Elfwood</a>)

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