To the tune of “The Monster Mash”

I was working in the lab, late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight,
Some smoke from our VAX began to rise
And suddenly, to my surprise…

(There was a crash) There was a system crash
(A mighty crash) I heard the disk heads smash
(A system crash) It came down in a flash
(There was a crash) A fatal system crash

The lab manager then appeared from his room,
Said: “I don’t want to be a prophet of doom,
But we had one like this just the other day
Which blew up 4 megs and the SBA”


The system had just been booted, diagnostics had all run through,
When a power fluck made it all run amuck, then SCOTTY and IRVING blew too

So we’d lost all our VAXes in less than one night
When a VP came in and said: “hey, that’s all right,
I’ll loan you a Venus – here’s what to do
When you call up Support, tell them Gordon sent you…


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