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

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Thu Nov 29 21:47:36 UTC 2012


Robert Heller wrote:
> 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

That's properly typed as 'Enry, but yeah, they insert an extra 'e' in there.

> 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".)
>
Then there's the skin I read about a decade ago, with a sysadmin skin of
Doom.... (use the shotgun on that hung process....)

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