Sigs: people love them and hate them. Some appear to just hate them. The real purpose of a sig is to identify the user, as it is after the post, located right there where spatially and chronologically you are ready to decide if you want to make note about who commented.
Bad sigs are easy to ignore, and still serve their purpose of identifying the owner. Good sigs are a good laugh or moment of thought. Here are the best sigs I've collected, imho.
The world is run by idiots because they're more efficient than hamsters.
-- b/c I like it's optimism! That's the way to paint the silver lining. I used to be a bit annoyed and depressed that the world was run by idiots, but you know what... they ARE more efficient than hamsters!
Play with my webcams and lights here [220.127.116.11].
-- b/c you really can play with his webcams and lights!
"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is."
-- because it's true. I like theory and practice, but I think when forced to choose sides in that debate... tmwot, practice has to win out. ("To My Way Of Thinking")
"Outlook not so good." That magic 8-ball knows everything! I'll ask about Exchange Server next.
-- b/c I love the magic eight ball and misinterpretive word play, and this has both! "magic 8 ball, can you really tell me the future of computing" shake shake jostle nudge, "Outlook not so good." "I know that... but what about the future of computing!?"
If you turn around, you might find yourself looking at something that used to be behind you. -Me
-- I find this to be a slightly surreal sig, overtly deep, innately shallow, obviously true, possibly pointless. In other words, a fine recipe for a sig. But to be serious, I praise the sig's relativism, in that it's a subtle hint about the arbitrariness of important relations, what is behind you can be what is before you with a simple turn. Similar to "whereever you go, there you are" which has reached the cliche stage but which presents a similarly straight forward reminder of ones centre of concious, that the world is relative to your inescapable personal point of view.
"Give me immortality, or give me death!"
-- Nothing like a tautology for good geek humor.