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Song Parodies -> "The Site Before Christmas"

Original Song Title:

"Twas The Night Before Christmas"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"The Site Before Christmas"

Parody Written by:

Tim Mayfield

The Lyrics

Another techy parody. I know you're gonna say this isn't a song, but I have proof that it has been set to music.
Twas the site before Christmas,
And all I could do
Was upload a JPEG,
I had not a clue,

The coding was backwards,
The tags were all scattered,
If the java won't run
Then the picture won't matter

When what to my virus ridden email appeared
But a picture of a redneck wearing plaid with a beard
The message attached was not terrible news
But a promise to fix my site by a quarter to two

The CGI language is hard to adapt
To a site with a question of where it should map
The database vexed me and I was a mess
I shouldn't have reason to endure all this stress

My paycheck is measly, my benefits nill
I prorate the charges and still pay the bill
The server will drop me if I over run
The boundary set forth by parameter one

So this is the foolest position to take
A fat chance to survive on the money I make
The clients are happy with shoddy results
Though I take my time to quicken their pulse

I know that it's useless to try to complain
But why am I pushing when they've missed the train
I see that I need to be bolder by far
But what can I offer, when that's how they are

And I heard they reclaimed that bit of a site
And a business folds up in spite of it's right

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AFW - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Good work..great cadence and lines..liked, "Redneck wearin' plaid with a beard"...Randy Quaid...Right?
John Barry - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Gigabytes for your Christmas/But where is the mouse?/The hard drivie is whirring/Unlike my cold spouse. 5s.
alvin rhodes - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
pretty clever stuff here...5s
shanah - December 21, 2004 - Report this comment
wow! ...that was really good! Best parody I have read so far over the past few days!
Tim Mayfield - January 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks AFW, John, Alvin and Shanah. It's always risky to post a techie parody, seeing as how those who would understand all the references are fewer.

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