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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 96 11:11:58 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: Downtime

From: "Helen Cunningham" <>


Sung to the tune of "Downtown" (Petula Clark, sometime in the 60s):
For anyone who ever used a mainframe for their graduate work?

When you work nights,
You've got proposals to write,
You know what always comes:
Down time!

When you are hurried,
Your advisor is worried,
It's a rule of thumb:
Down time!

Listen to the thrashing of the disk space allocation
Realize the operator just went on vacation
How can you win?

You've got to have twinkies now,
Just grab some oreo cookies,
Some cheetos and beer
'Cause it's Down time!
(Programs are crashin' now)
Down time!
(Deadlines are passin' now)
Down time!
You're gonna be kicked out now
(Down time?down time?down time?fade)

(c) 1988  H. A. Cunningham

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