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Code Monkey Like Fritos 196

Greyjack writes "Jonathan Coulton's latest song in his thing-a-week series, Code Monkey, is an anthem for under-appreciated developers everywhere. From the song: 'Code Monkey get up get coffee / Code Monkey go to job / Code monkey have boring meeting, with boring manager Rob / Rob say Code Monkey very diligent / But his output stink / His code not functional or elegant / What do Code Monkey think?' Like virtually everything he does, he's released it under a Creative Commons license -- go forth, download, and share the goodness!" Update: 04/23 19:23 GMT by SM: Several users have also provided a torrent.
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Code Monkey Like Fritos

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  • And then... (Score:5, Funny)

    by pope1 (40057) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @01:27PM (#15185372) Homepage
    CodeMonkey insert RootKit into corporate software installer.. give credit to Rob.
  • Wow! (Score:2, Funny)

    by Physician (861339) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @01:27PM (#15185375) Homepage
    Robert Frost (though you're dead), watch out. This guy knows how to rhyme.
  • by cyranoVR (518628) * <cyranoVR AT gmail DOT com> on Sunday April 23, 2006 @01:29PM (#15185381) Homepage Journal
    Rob say Code Monkey very diligent
    but his output stink
    his code not functional or elegant
    what do Code Monkey think
    Code Monkey think maybe manager oughta write goddamn login page himself

    I listened to this song just as I was reviewing my login page code for a project that's behind schedule :(

    At least now I have a cool song to rock out to while I check my project into cvs :D
  • by LithiumX (717017) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @01:31PM (#15185390)
    I *AM* a caveman coder, you insensitive clod!

    Though ironically, I'm the one at work who gripes about a lack funtionality and elegance...
  • by sl4shd0rk (755837) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @01:32PM (#15185392)
    get slashdotted
  • mirror (Score:3, Funny)

    by PenguinX (18932) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @01:33PM (#15185397) Homepage
    I think the slashdot monkey poo has killed the server
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 23, 2006 @01:45PM (#15185448)
    Girls and frito breath aren't fond of each other.
  • by Jeremi (14640) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @01:55PM (#15185500) Homepage
    Do code monkeys talk like fucking cavemen?

    Okay, Mister I'm-pissed-off-because-my-sense-of-humour-has-gone -missing, I'll explain it to you: monkeys don't actually talk at all. However, it's hard to express humorous lyrics using only grunting and screeching, so the author tried to imagine what monkeys might sound like if they were able to talk, and came up with a form of pidgin English that resembles what some people imagine cave to sound like.

  • by Rei (128717) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @02:17PM (#15185604) Homepage
    I should pair this song up with Monkey Developers ("Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers!")
  • by hihihihi (940800) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @02:28PM (#15185653)
    ScuttleMonkey get up get coffee
    ScuttleMonkey go to slashdot
    ScuttleMonkey have boring meeting, with boring Cowboy Neal
    Neal say ScuttleMonkey very diligent
    But his link stink
    His link not functional or elegant
    as the link have been slashdott (ed)?
  • Attention all employees, especially those in sandels, tee-shirts, and shorts.

    Due to proposed laybacks by our funding venture canabalists, all software engineer positions above the rank of "obsequious toadie" will be eliminated. This includes all over-paid, under-producing, slashdotter "code monkey" positions in the north-40 cube-farm, whose jobs will be outsourced to S-E Asian simian coders, all of whom have doctorates in object-oriented poo-flinging, and work for coconuts. Don't be mad, you brought it on yourselves -- all those "Ludicrous" mp3 files on the server. You know how much it took to settle that lawsuit? Sheesh, I coulda lost my Saleen S7.

    We, the upper management, almost sincerely regret the necessity of having to announce this decision, but our personal assistant was out today, so we got stuck doing it. Well, no time to chat -- my four-some is up, so get packing. Oh, by the way, all network access has been cut off, and security is on their way with some backup bouncers from my party last night! Whew, I'm glad the shareholders are picking up the tab for that. Have fun, and if you see me on the street, let's just pretend we don't know each other.

  • by rawb (529039) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @03:13PM (#15185832) Homepage
    Seriously, we apologize. We had no idea you guys were still around :(
  • I hate how your post over-generalizes about the characters on Slashdot. I think we should petition to have you removed, Mr. "Infonaut", if that's even your real name. I mean, you are complaning about complaining. How am I supposed to complain if you already complained about complaining? You are depriving me of my pleasure, and the sole reason I would LTFA. I mean, what's the point of listening to pop culture if not to complain about how much it sucks? Hell, what's the point of participating in pop culture if we can't complaint about how we are all dominated by the consumerism of the culture we are inculcating amongst ourselves?


  • by MooUK (905450) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @03:28PM (#15185905)
    Code monkey like code monkey song. As do I.
  • by kadathseeker (937789) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @05:19PM (#15186324) Homepage
    What are you talked about? Were the cultural elitings of the intarwebs!

    Engrish in the spirit of Freedom!

    Writing of the damaged Engrish is inducement of Great Firewall failure! China is go for many information of the "freedom" by using spelling of the internet Engrish! 31i73 breaking of the language, for great justice!!
  • by MyLongNickName (822545) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @05:59PM (#15186479) Journal
    Do code monkeys talk like fucking cavemen

    Yeah... they can talk like virgin cavemen, but FUCKING cavemen... no way.
  • by JahToasted (517101) <toastafari @ y a hoo.com> on Sunday April 23, 2006 @06:07PM (#15186513) Homepage
    You put a legal torrent on thepiratebay. Isn't mixing creative commons stuff with copyright infringing stuff like mixing matter with antimatter? And given the amount of copyright infringement going on at the pirate bay, this could start a chain reaction big enough to ignite the atmosphere.
  • by stedo (855834) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @06:17PM (#15186566) Homepage
    What with the piss-poor grammar on here?

    I frequently see posts on here that use the wrong tense of verbs.
    It seems that people, even ones which call themselves "educated", don't have a command of the English language.
    I'm not referring to people who speak English as a second language, either.

    Now I may be wrong, but I'm convinced that was meant seriously, so I feel I have to point out the many grammatical mistakes in the post. I'm not normally a grammar nazi, but I have to do something when a grammar nazi has such awful grammar.

    "What with" Come on, that makes no sense. You need a verb
    "piss-poor" Colloquial, okay. Not usual when you're complaining about standards of English, but okay
    "on here" Bzzt! "on" is a preposition, and you follow it with an adverb ("here"). That makes as much sense as "near slowly"
    "people, even ones which" The relative pronoun to refer to people is "who", not "which". Try "people, even ones who", or, better, "people, even those who"

    Learn the language better before you complain about others' usage of it. Or else ignore the bad grammar. Your choice. But you can't be a grammar nazi with bad grammar.
  • by NitsujTPU (19263) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @07:03PM (#15186768)

    Code Monkey puts up with crap at work (that's pretty much par for the course). He tries to socialize with the receptionist, who turns him down. Ok. Then, he sits there and ponders the moment like some kind of weird stalker.

    Glad I'm not Code Monkey then :-)

    Code Monkey look at your picture
    Code Monkey concentrate
    When nobody is looking
    Code Monkey (it starts with "m")

    Rob see Code Monkey's cube
    Rob see Code Monkey's piece
    Rob open up his cell phone
    Rob call up the police!

    Code Monkey sit in cell
    Until the day he die
    Rob ("f" rhymes with duck) the girl at front desk
    Code Monkey only cry

    I kind of dislike this song.
  • Re:ho hum. (Score:4, Funny)

    by Eideewt (603267) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @07:21PM (#15186829)
    Did you think you made sense? Geeks do not have a president. There is no country called "Geek". Maybe you were thinking of Greece? I don't know much about their politics, so I can't comment on that. Regardless, I'm not sure what politics have to do with funny songs about programmers.

    P.S. I had to re-read your post several times and make sure there was no parent post whose context would bring it all into focus. That's how incoherent you are.
  • by mukund (163654) on Sunday April 23, 2006 @08:06PM (#15187018) Homepage
    You know.. I once saw this Ali G show with an arrogant man who refused to speak to Ali G cause his grammar was "incorrect", and you remind me of him because you are just as arrogant.

    Do you know how new words in English turn up? Ever ponder why we don't speak English like in the 17th century? Yeah think about it. Standards are a great thing. Thankfully, English don't have none.

  • by realcoolguy425 (587426) on Monday April 24, 2006 @03:20AM (#15188262)
    no no, pirates reduce global warming, pirates/pirated songs would never cause heat. Perhaps a deep cooling effect somewhere...arrrr

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