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Re: Humorous Module Ideas

by blazar (Canon)
on Sep 14, 2005 at 10:21 UTC ( #491805=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Humorous Module Ideas

Acme::Jive - (may already be created). Simply reads in a string and returns the string in Jive format.
When you post something like that you may want to put an informative link there. Maybe it's just me, but I don't have the slightest idea what "Jive format" could be and a quick Google search doesn't seem to shed enough light on it.
Ass::Crack - This mod just may be my most useful. It will accept as input a forum question. It will determine if the questions is of the "please do my assignment/homework for me" variety, and create an appropriate response.
If you really can do that, then definitely it should not be an Acme:: module...

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Re^2: Humorous Module Ideas
by japhy (Canon) on Sep 14, 2005 at 11:17 UTC
    Surely you've seen the movie Airplane?

    No, I haven't. And don't call me Shirley.

    Jeff japhy Pinyan, P.L., P.M., P.O.D, X.S.: Perl, regex, and perl hacker
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      Yes, I have. But don't call me Shirley in any case. Oh, and I saw it in Italian. I can remember the "combacka - siddonna" flashing lights though...

        How can you take a movie that is essentially a series of puns and wisecracks about American Culture (using the term loosely) and parodies of prior movies, and have it make sense when translated and transferred outside the target audience?

        I know this first-hand, because the puns and cultural references in my books don't translate well, say the translators. Although, for the first Camel, apparently the Japanese translator took out our puns and replaced them with equally funny puns that make sense only in Japanese!

        -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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Re^2: Humorous Module Ideas
by hok_si_la (Curate) on Sep 14, 2005 at 12:57 UTC
    As per the the movie Airplane here is an example of Acme::Jive.
    Input:The chicken wasn't cooked correctly and now I am sick.
    Output:Some mofo belayin butta down to da bown be jackin me up.
    Jive is a kind of dialect. Almost its own language.

      Kind of reminds me -not unexpectedly- of Jim's dialogues in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", which I had the unfortunate idea of reading in English as a young boy (I'm Italian!) but which I every now and again I re-read, since incidentally I still consider it to be one of the best books of I ever read, not to say the archetype of modern American travel fiction!
        Wow! That is random. I have been wanting to read Twain for a while now. I just borrowed Tom Sawyer from my local library yesterday. I did not make the connection.

Re^2: Humorous Module Ideas
by Roy Johnson (Monsignor) on Sep 14, 2005 at 16:56 UTC
    quick Google search doesn't seem to shed enough light on it.
    Try this for a taste. If you add "lex" to your Google search for "jive", you'll get pretty relevant hits. Oo, how about the Wikipedia entry on it?

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Re^2: Humorous Module Ideas
by hok_si_la (Curate) on Sep 14, 2005 at 13:04 UTC
    I also just lost all my faith in google.

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