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Song Parodies -> "A Programmer's Woes"

Original Song Title:

"Stuck In The Middle With You"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Stealer's Wheel

Parody Song Title:

"A Programmer's Woes"

Parody Written by:

Adam Eccleshall

The Lyrics

Well, I thought I had my pointers alright
But my bits all shifted off to the right
At a blank screen, I'm beginning to stare
Though I swear there used to be data there
Nulls to the left of me
Pointers to the right, and now it's
Stuck in an infinite loop

Yes it's stuck in an infinite loop
And my code's lookin' like alphabet soup
Now the CPU's beginning to race
Tryin' to break out of this deadly embrace
Voids to the left of me
Constants to the right
And it's still stuck in an infinite loop

The compiler's doin' nothing
And it says the value's set to NaN*
All my processes are crawlin,
All that's left to try is hit
Keys.... keys....

Now the network line is starting to crawl
And the printer's screwing stuff into balls
As the core was dumped, my jaw hit the floor
Pretty soon, I think I may declare war
Queues to the left of me
Linkers to the right
And it's still stuck in an infinite loop

The deadline's gettin' closer
But the situation's out of hand
Now I'm gettin' close to bawling
Why'd I have to go and try
C..... C.....

Now I think I may just give up the ghost
'cause the network's sayin' "cannot find host"
And my patience is beginning to give
And I'm losing what will I had to live
Nulls to the left of me
Pointers to the right, and it's still
Stuck in an infinite loop


Yes, it is stuck in an infinite loop
Stuck in an infinite loop
Damn, this thing's stuck in an infinite loop
Stuck in an infinite loop
Stuck in an infinite loop

(repeat ad infinitum)
* NaN = Not a Number. Not something you want to be showing up in arithmetic operations :-)

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 13

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Rick C - July 18, 2005 - Report this comment
I only know enough of the jargon to get about half of it but, it was funny nonetheless...555
John Barry - July 18, 2005 - Report this comment
0101s
Red Ant - July 18, 2005 - Report this comment
What Rick said.
Tim Mayfield - July 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Your parody looks a little loopy, but still I'll have to "SET vote = 0x05"
Steven Cavanagh - July 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Catchy... char char char
Left of Centre - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
boolean this rocks=true;
Dominic L. - August 06, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM-Great parody! 5's...
Phil Alexander - August 06, 2005 - Report this comment
This one's definitely worth more than a C... or even a C++ :-)
Dumb Ass Kid - August 06, 2005 - Report this comment
[SOTM] Fantastic parody Adam! I'm really impressed 555+
Adagio - August 08, 2005 - Report this comment
[SOTM] Very technical, but good...what I remembered of the tune.
Scathe - August 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Nice write, I feel your pain.
Agrimorfee - August 11, 2005 - Report this comment
[SOTM] Pair this with Arwen'd printer song also in compeition, and you have yourself a Monday Morning At The Office 2-fer! Funny, yet not too "techy" to turn me off. 555
Jeff Reuben - August 12, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM: Story of my life...well, at least 9-5 M-F =)
Johnny D - August 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well bust my buffers --- a geek parody par excellence!
Peter Andersson - August 23, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM - The last in line in SOTM, coincidence or loop?
Melhi - August 25, 2005 - Report this comment
' (SOTM)
PARODY$ = 'Nicely done!'
WHILE PARODY$ = 'Nicely done!'
SCORE = 555
WEND
' ;)
Phil Alexander - August 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Melhi - you left out the "COOKIES.Delete()" line (otherwise your infinite loop will not record more than one vote, anyway) ;-)
Red Ant - August 25, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well I don't get it all but still a great parody Adam.
Stuart McArthur - August 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) excellent stuff Adam, and nicely varied choruses - great pacing too - and funny last line
Arwen - August 28, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--and people wonder why I never became a programmer.

Okay, honestly, nobody wonders that...they wonder why I didn't become a supermodel...(answer: I'm too short, and I'd be uninsurable walking in heels on a runway...; )...)...but I was left without anything clever to say...and this was FABulous, Adam...=)
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - August 30, 2005 - Report this comment
^LOL
(SOTM) Well rhymed and written.
Rick C - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above.

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