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Song Parodies -> "Pretty Fly (For a byte guy)"

Original Song Title:

"Pretty Fly (For a white guy)"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Offspring

Parody Song Title:

"Pretty Fly (For a byte guy)"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

This is kind of an extension to the old joke: there are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand binary, and those who don't. I'm also kind of hoping that Weird Al's "Pretty fly (for a rabbi)" is a perfect parody of the original, as this is based on that one because I DKTOS...To get the scansion to fit, where you see a binary number, read it as "oh" and "one", e.g. the bit where it counts one to five is "One, one oh, one one, one oh oh, oh one oh one"
Give it me in bin'ry, 01 01
Give it me in bin'ry, 01 01
Give it me in bin'ry, 01 01
And all the techies say I'm pretty fly for a byte guy

1 10 11, 100 0101
You know that it ain't hard doing programming today
I know that I ain't cool, but I think in binaray
I may not write in C, and I may not use Pascal
ADA or VB, no R.A.D.s at all
I don't count in threes - count in tens? Puh-lease
More than "one" and "zero" is diseased
You know hexadec-imal is such a mess
You know I want it gone if it ain't just off or on
I know that it will break if I make one mistake
You know it's true what you can do with logic gates
Get chips with everything
Hey, hey, do that logic thing!

Give it me in bin'ry, 01 01
Give it me in bin'ry, 01 01
Give it me in bin'ry, 01 01
And all the techies say I'm pretty fly for a byte guy

If you're needing numbers, one and zero will suffice
An interface in hex - don't want no windows, icons, mice
As I assemble my assembler, it's really kind of fun
Till I download it to my device, who knows if it'll crash or run
If you don't understand all the operands
If you never got past XOR and AND
You can calculate, even integrate
With logic gates - with logic gates
When you do a make, try not to make it break
To make it go, that's a RISC you have to take
Get chips with everything
Hey, hey, do that logic thing!

You say you've got ten fingers, that's how many there should be
If I count on all o' mine I get a thousand twenty-three
When you ask me how, well I say I'll tell you later
'Cause I've got my own di- di- di- digital calculator

Give it me in bin'ry, 01 01
Give it me in bin'ry, 01 01
Give it me in bin'ry, 01 01
And all the techies say I'm pretty fly for a byte guy

1 10 11, 100 0101
My own semi-conductor, will it semi-conduct?
But if I get this wrong, then it might just self-destruct
So here's to you - you gonna try this too?
You might just byte off more than you can chew
So this is really it - you got a new dev kit
At least nobody else will know if you write s**t
Get chips with everything
We all need chips with everything
Yeah, I want chips with everything
Hey, hey, do that logic thing!

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Pacing: 4.5
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Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 8

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Melhi - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
11(101) ;)
Phil Alexander - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
:-)
2nz - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
To borrow a joke from Futurama: I raise glass of Ye Olde Fortran to ya, Phil. And why not throw in a Futurama quote for good measure:

"Wow, that galaxy is signaling in binary; I'd better signal back. But I only know enough binary to ask where the bathroom is."
Meriadoc - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
What Melhi said! ;-)
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - September 01, 2004 - Report this comment
When I DKTOS I just download the original lyrics and parody them. Unfortunately, Weird Al's pacing does not fit with the original, so youshould have said that this was a parody of Weird Al's performance, just like some say Behind Blue Eyes is by Limp Bizkit etc. That being said, great parody, OH mighty ONE.
Phil Alexander - September 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Jake - that's pretty much what I did: I downloaded the Offspring lyric sheet and fit the rhythm to that, but when I sing it back to myself it's using the Weird Al version as it's all I know. Don't know what to say about the "OH mighty ONE" except :-) and thanks
2nz - Love the quote.
Adam Eccleshall - September 02, 2004 - Report this comment
101 & 101 & 101
Phil Alexander - September 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Hmm.. does that mean this song is a candidate for Room 101?

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