30.4.15

"BINARY IN A CODE MINE" (Sung to, "Canary in a Coal Mine") -- A Postmodern Carol (#8 in a Series)

The scene: a modern code mine. The voice: "Code faster you hogs!"

In honor of Da-da's 3rd book coming out whenever his publisher returns from their sojourn in the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile -- actually, it's on Father's Day 2015! -- Da-da's re-releasing some of these "postmodern carols" that will be included, many of which are parodies of '80s tunes.

So, a previous post's rhythm turned into "Canary in a Coal Mine" in Da-da's head, but the "APE ON THE SUBWAY" metaphor was too much for his sleepy primate brain, so Da-da flipped it to what he knows best: tech parody! Anyway, here's this:

BINARY IN A CODE MINE


[sung to, "Canary in a Coal Mine," with apologies to Gordo... er, STING]

First to fall over when your lines of code are less than perfect
Your sensibilities are so shaken by the slightest defect
You live your life coding binary in a code mine
You get so dizzy just decoding a command line

You say you want to go outside and feel the sunshine
You're so afraid to leave your cube without a deadline 
You live your life coding binary in a code mine
You get so dizzy even parsing in a straight line

Binary in a codemine
Binary in a codemine
Binary in a codemine

Now if I tell you that you're just a lame code monkey
You do your work but jeez your code is so dang clunky
You live your life coding binary in a code mine
You look so busy faux-encoding for some overtime

Binary in a codemine
Binary in a codemine
Binary in a codemine

First to fall over when your lines of code are less than prefect
Your sensibilities are so shaken by the slightest defect
You live your life coding binary in a code mine
You get so dizzy just decoding a command line.

"Someone said I could have this."


NEXT CAROL: I'M TOO FUSSY (EXTENDED FUSS MIX)

3 comments:

James said...

Heh, heh. The gorilla pic, is that Andy Devine? If it isn't already on your carol list:
https://youtu.be/rsDkmVo2fg4

A Man Called Da-da said...

No, that's another character actor. And yummy Anne Bancroft when she was a starlet.

James said...

Anne Bancroft, anyone married to Mel Brooks is always on my A list.

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