Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Every once in a while I peruse my "joke" file;  I am not easily driven to laughter by a joke, so when I find one that really tickles my fancy, I stick it in this file to have in reserve for when I need a laugh.

In thinking about what to share with you this morning, my idea was to "go light"... and while today's choice isn't exactly a joke, it is funny and cleverly done.  But you also will see that before long it will be passe', as more things about the computer become obsolete.  You who have been around them for a while will know what all this is referring to.  And I trust you will enjoy it as much as I do before it is no longer relevant!


If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
and your data is corrupted ‘cause the index doesn’t hash,
then your situation’s hopeless and your system’s gonna crash.

If the label on the cable on the table at your house
says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
but your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
that’s repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,
and your screen is all distorted by the side effect of gauss,
so your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang
‘cause as sure as I’m a poet, the sucker’s gonna hang!

When the copy of your floppy’s getting sloppy on the disk,
and the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risk,
then you have to flash your memory and you’ll want to RAM your ROM.
Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your mom.

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