Volume 6 Issue 5
December 1999

SONGS

An Annoying Song
York Adams Council

Ed Note: Many are probably asking "What does this have to do with 'Does Not Compute'? Well if you've ever done even the most basic of computer programming, you've probably ended up in a continuous DO Loop at one point or another. And that's exactly what you could end up with here if you don't have a CNTL+ALT+DEL (or CONTL+Q) command. This series is one of many that the boys cannot get enough of (and that the parents and leaders would rather the boys didn't know existed!). Teach this to the Pack just before a long bus trip and then dare them not to sing itI DARE YOU!

Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic

Borrowed from:

http://www.macscouter.com/Songs/SillySongs.html

I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves
I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves
I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves
And this is how it goes,
Repeat indefinitely! Or---

This is the song that never ends,
It goes around and round again.
This is the song that never ends,
It goes around and round again...

Or --

The cow went up the hill. The cow went up the hill.
Next verse, same as the first, it never gets better, it
only gets worse.
(repeat)
Thanks to Signe Rogers, John Pannell

Impossible Code
Tune: The Impossible Dream

Borrowed from:

http://www.mudcat.org/folksearch.cfm

To code the impossible code
To bring up a virgin machine
To pop out of endless recursion
To grok what appears on the screen

To right the unrightable bug
To endlessly twiddle and thrash
To mount the unmountable magtape
To stop the unstoppable crash

This is my quest
To debug that code
No matter how hopeless
No matter the load
To write those routines
Without question or pause
To be willing to hack FORTRAN IV
For a heavenly cause

And I know if I'll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my code will run cuspy and calm
When it's put to the test

And the queue will be better for this
That one man, scorned and destined to lose
Still strove with his last allocation
To scrap the unscrappable kludge

Where Have All The Beaches Gone?
York Adams Council

Ed: Sorry that my '60s and '70s roots are showing, but enjoy it anyway!

Where have all the beaches gone?
Long time passing.
Where have all the beaches gone?
Long time ago.
Where have all the beaches gone
Processed into silicon.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where has all the silicon gone?
Long time passing.
Where has all the silicon gone?
Long time ago.
Where has all the silicon gone
Made into microchips in Californ'.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the microchips gone?
Long time passing.
Where have all the microchips gone?
Long time ago.
Where have all the microchips gone
Installed in PCs by Dell and Sun.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the PCs gone?
Long time passing.
Where have all the PCs gone?
Long time ago.
Where have all the PCs gone
Delivered to Coders to make them run.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the Coders gone?
Long time passing.
Where have all the Coders gone?
Long time ago.
Where have all the Coders gone
Gone to beaches to have some fun.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

 

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