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Song Parodies -> "I Went To Hex From Two"

Original Song Title:

"I Put A Spell On You"

Original Performer:

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Parody Song Title:

"I Went To Hex From Two"

Parody Written by:

Fiddlegirl and Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

All tech geeks can skip the footnotes.... Everyone else, this is a "Barry-special" follow-up to our March 10th post, Both Bytes Now (How Computers Work - For *NON*-Geeks), which explains all this. Inspired directly by TJC's spinoff suggestion at said parody, though the suggested title was tweaked slightly.

I went to "hex" from two [1]
One-fourth bin' [2]

Why use eight bits when two will do?
I'm compilin' [3]
On hex, relyin' [4]

Those "0" and "1": grand bits
Processin', deep down
Use a letter, Laddie
Less demand for space; you cut it down

I went to hex from two
It works just fine:
Each line

A: Ten (true)
B: 'leven
C: Twelve, Dude
And D is thirteen now
Fourteen: E's there
And F is fifteen
It stores more now

So, clearly:
I use hex; so will you
A great design!

[1] See the parody linked in the intro for explanation of the base 16, or hexadecimal ("hex" for short) number system, and the binary (base 2) number system, and how using the former is shorter and faster in computer code...

[2] ... Such as the fact that any given number or value can be expressed in 1/4th as many characters in hex as in binary.

[3] "Compile" -- to transform computer code, often written in a language that might use human-readable words and syntax (which would be much easier to work with) into code that can be read by the computer's processor, which, as we saw in the linked parody, is binary at its core.

[4] Hex is seen often in the human-readable versions of web page source code and other code, because it's second nature to programmers - especially for colors, as we saw at the linked parody.

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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 6

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Old Man Ribber - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
As a man who only recently mastered the abacus, I'm not sure what you're saying...but I like it! ;D
Mark Scotti - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
You're a regular "chip" off the old block(of silacone!!) LOL
Christie Marie M - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I put a "hex" on you....with 555's!! :) Great work folks!
AFW - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Not too schooled on pc tech..but sound-bytes good to me
Fiddlegirl - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
OMR: Wasn't there some sort of contest once between someone with an adding machine and someone using an abacus-- and the abacus won? You're a "classic"!!

Mark Scotti: I'll have you know, Sir, that I have had absolutely *no* work done whatsoever! ;)

CMM: Thanks! :)

AFW: I just take TT's word for it, myself... ;) Thanks!
Andy Primus - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Still gobbledegook to me, but it does fit the song.
TJC - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Great! This was truly my cup of 'T'...
but Fiddlegirl, would you be offended if I said it was also my 'F' up?
At any rate, in the spirit of your parody, I'm voting 1.25's (cramming in 4 times as much praise in the same space!)
Oops JC - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Ha! Just how ironic is the fact that I F'd up "F-cup" as "'F' up"?
Phil Nelson - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Another spell parody and from a different source! It's over my head but I liked it anyway
Fiddlegirl - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Andy P: I take great comfort in knowing there are people who are paid to understand such things, so I don't have to... ;) BTW, of *course* it fits the song-- we use TT's Guide to Perfect Parody Pacing! [Do you know about that? You *did*, didn't you? hehehe] ;)

TJC: ROFL! (except it's kind of hard to do that when you have F-cups...) ;)

Phil: Perhaps if you ponder it for a "spell"... ha ha-- I *kill* me! ;)
Patrick - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
What happened to your Masonic parody? I tried to look at it again and all I got was an "Error 404" parody.
Tommy Turtle - March 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Echoing FG's thanks to all - LOL @ TJC's F-reudian Slip (and FG's game response ;)

Patrick: There is a stalker named mAximo who repeatedly posted an irrelevant rant at a certain one of our parodies. Every time it was deleted, he would repost it. Five times, I think. He was also banned from posting his own parodies due to ethnic, racial, and religious slurs.
          If you look closely at the author names on that link, you'll see that they were not FG/TT, but rather a mockery of same. I never saw the parody, because Andria was the first to report it, and it was deleted. She alertly noted the deliberate similarities (OS, footnotes) and mockeries --- see this thread for her report::

So the song was deleted, but they don't remove the link on the home page. It'll be gone Monday, anyway.

@ Andria: Thank you for that *very* detailed report. I'd hope others caught it, too, but you were the first and the post at 00s said it all. TUVM. :-)
Jonathan S. @ Tommy Turtle - March 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Just noticed your comment on my Soundgarden parody (took me long enough--sorry). Yes, that was me, and the video is legit. I guess it might've helped if I could've taken a minute to add a message before I sent it. Sorry about the confusion.
TT @ Jonathan S. - March 14, 2010 - Report this comment
OK, will check it out. Hope you understood my concerns.

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