[CentOS] who's in charge of the fortune d/b?

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Mon Nov 26 19:28:59 UTC 2012


At Mon, 26 Nov 2012 13:25:00 -0500 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 
> On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 01:11:22PM -0500, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> > I haven't found who does it for RHEL/CentOS yet, and there's a wrong
> > attribution....
> > --------------------- Fortune Begin ------------------------
> > 
> >  I'm N-ary the tree, I am,
> >  N-ary the tree, I am, I am.
> >  I'm getting traversed by the parser next door,
> >  She's traversed me seven times before.
> >  And ev'ry time it was an N-ary (N-ary!)
> >  Never wouldn't ever do a binary. (No sir!)
> >  I'm 'er eighth tree that was N-ary.
> >  N-ary the tree I am, I am,
> >  N-ary the tree I am.
> >  		-- Stolen from Paul Revere and the Raiders
> > 
> > Hermans' Hermits. Paul Revere and the Raiders never did it....
> 
> I'm not familiar with a song with those lyrics, but Herman's Hermits
> did "I'm Henry the Eighth, I am..." in a serious Cockney accent.
> 
> Is that what you're thinking of?

The above is *obviously* a "geeky" perversion of "I'm Henry the Eighth,
I am..." by Hermans' Hermits.  "Henry" in a "serious Cockney accent"
ends up sounding something like "N-ary": basically the 'H' becomes
silent and an 'a' is phonically inserted before the 'r', resulting in
'en-ar-y', which phonically matches 'N-ary'.  The rest of the lyrical
subsitution logicall follows from there...  Just like the Emperor's
'Death Star' becomes 'rm *', with much the same effect... (There is
somewhere in Usenet-Land a silly re-write of the "Star Wars" story
titled "Unix Wars".)

> 
> 

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