Fun_People Archive
3 Oct
Re: Mother GUI

Date: Mon,  3 Oct 94 23:39:02 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: Re: Mother GUI

From: (Chip Morningstar)

Mother GUI's Nursery Rhymes were written by ... Doug Crockford.  Wired mangled
them, as Wired is wont to do.  For the record, here's the correct original:

The nursery rhymes we teach our children are so archaic as to appear to be
nonsense.  The references to animals like sheep and pigs and the obsolete
professions like pipers and kings fail to inform modern moochers and
moochettes about the one thing they need in order to live full productive
lives: technology.

  Jack be nimble
  Jack be quick
  Jack jump over
  The cable decoder

  Peter Peter pumpkin eater
  Had a wife and couldn't keep her
  He put her in a pumpkin shell
  And then he watched some television

  Murray had a big TV
  With colors bright as life
  And every time he turned it on
  He forgot about his wife.

  Are you beeping?  Are you beeping?
  Brother Jack?  Brother Jack?
  Get your pocket pager.  Get your pocket pager.
  Call them back.  Call them back.

  Peas porridge hot
  Peas porridge cold
  Peas porridge from the microwave oven

  Mary had a cool boombox
  The loudest in the town
  And everywhere that Mary went
  They said to turn it down

  Mister Cole has remote control
  And remote control has he
    He gets CNN
    He gets HBO
  And he gets his MTV

  Skipping through the dial
    All night from dusk to dawn
  Grazing four and eighty channels
    And still there's nothing on

  Hackery dackery duck
  The stupid mouse is stuck
    It can't pick
    And it can't click
  Hackery dackery duck

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []