Honors Rhapsody

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Honors Rhapsody

A geek parody of the late Freddie Mercury's song Bohemian Rhapsody. For those who haven't had the pleasure of wading through UNIX man(1) pages, words of the form "item(digit)" are UNIX command verbs and the section of the manual they're in (which is organized by command type). So "open(2)" is the command verb "open", documented in section 2 of the manual (which tells one it's the file open function call used by programmers).

By Tim Pickett and Scott Thomson

Is this the real world?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a LAN-slide
No ESC to reality.
open(2) your files,
Look after your while()s
In C;
I'm just a cheap boy
I can't buy Symphony(tm)
Because I've wheezy cough, noisy beep
Little cash, little sleep
Anything but Windows(tm),
Nothing beats full adders to me,
To me.

Just killed a RAM
Put DECstatic on its pins,
Now I don't see /usr/bin,
vi had just been run,
But now I've got to throw it all away
Mama, ooooooh,
Didn't mean to make it fry
If I've no stack to overflow tomorrow,
Carry one, carry one,
'Cause there's nothing like full adders.

Too late,
My time(2) has come
Send lightning down my line
Stop my make(1)ing all the time
Goodbye, everybody,
I've got to know,
Gotta leave you all behind and read Knuth.

Mama, ooooooh, (Anything but Windows(tm))
I don't want to *sigh*
I sometimes wish I'd never known Bourne at all.

I see a little silhouetto of a man(1),
Farramouche, Farramouche, will you do the test question?
Thunderbolt and lightning,
Blowing up my modem, me.
Coniwayo, Coniwayo,
Coniwayo, Coniwayo,
Coniwayo Ronald Pose.
Maurice Castro (oh oh oh oh)
I'm just a cheap boy, nobody sells to me
He's just a cheap boy from a cheap company
Spare him his life from this Honours degree!
Wheezy cough, noisy beep,
Will you let me sleep?
Chriswallace! GNU! We will not let you sleep!
(let me sleep!)
Chriswallace! GNU! We will not let you sleep!
(let me sleep!)
Chriswallace! Will not let you sleep (let me sleep!)
Will not let you sleep (let me sleep!)
Will not let you sleep (let me sleep!)
Oh Mama mia, mama mia,
Mama mia, let me sleep!
Beelzegates has a widget put beside my tree,
my tree,
my tree!

So you think you can clone me and take all my lives?
So you think you can love me and leave me no drives?
Oh, baby,
Can't do this to me baby,
Just gotta c-out, just gotta get write(2) out of here.

Nothing beats full adders,
Anything in C,
Nothing beats full adders,
Nothing beats full adders to me.

Anything but Windows(tm).

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