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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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Jul. 26th, 2003 07:39 pm (UTC)
Re: sweeeet! :)
Ahhh! I love Anke-Katrin Eiszmann's pictures. In fact, now I think of it I'm pretty sure I discovered them from a link from your journal...
She's great, isn't she? And her watercolor ones have steadily improved. The early first age ones were a little iffy. I didn't see Thingol the way she did.

about the only visual representation of Faramir I've seen that looks even vaguely like my idea of him!
My mental image of Faramir (that's the TORn biopage) is somewhere between Anke-Katrin's (which resembles Catherine Karina Chmiel's, only with wilder eyes) and Angus McBride's Aragorn. Knot like David Wenham atoll, at nay rate.

The Brothers Hildebrandt rendered Faramir in "(St)ranger in Bree" mode, so we can't really judge, but I suspect (based upon Aragorn's mustachioed, Corsairs of The Bay of Belfalas, Depardieu-like self and Frodo and Sam as toddlers with barrow blades) that it wouldn't work out too well.

Jul. 26th, 2003 07:40 pm (UTC)
SCO brouhaha
Much approval of the Major-General spoof too. :)
Thanks - just passing it on, though I've now edited in a lot of links.
It's also cross-posted in infojunkies now.

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