Into the Tube

To the tune of “Into The Groove” by Madonna

And you can hack,
For computation.
Come on,
It’s waiting…

Chorus:
Stare into the tube,
Boy, you’ve got to prove
Your subroutine.
RS-232,
And full duplex too,
With no parity.

Hacking can be such a revelation,
When you can find your missing declaration.
It might be running if the code is right;
I hope to fix a major bug tonight.

Only when I’m hacking can I feel this free.
At night I buy some Coke,
And hack till after three.
I’m tired of all those GOTO’s by themselves.
Tonight, I want to write
with IF-THEN-ELSE!

(chorus)

You’ve got to type NEW
in a special way,
Or else it won’t clear
Out your first array.
Don’t try to run it with your memory size.
I’ve got an error on the hard disk drive.

Only when I’m hacking,
Can I feel this free.
At night I buy some Coke,
And hack till after three.
I’m tired of all those GOTO’s by themselves.
Tonight, I want to write
with IF-THEN-ELSE!

(chorus)

Live out your fantasy,
Written in C.
Just let those macros
Set you free.
Touch my BREAK key,
In real time.
Now I’m not on line.

(chorus)

Only when I’m hacking,
Can I feel this free.
At night I buy some Coke,
And hack till after three.
I’m tired of all those GOTO’s by themselves.
Tonight, I want to write
with IF-THEN-ELSE!

Live out your fantasy,
Written in C.
Just let those macros
Set you free.
Touch my BREAK key,
In real time.
Now I’m not on line,
Now I’m not on line,
Now I’m not on line,
Now I’m not on line (nasal, like Madonna)
Now I’m not on line.

(repeat chorus – fade out)

 

by Mike Portuesi <rainwalker@drycas>

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