Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Bonus post: video of Code Monkey

There is a TV show called Code Monkeys. Avoid this at all costs. One of the problems with 500 cable channels is that some people green light projects that are complete crap. This is one such example. Amazingly unfunny cartoon show.

This, on the other hand, is a song called Code Monkey, written by a guy named Jonathan Coulton. Coulton works at Adobe, so it is a fair bet that he has seen a code monkey or two in his lifetime, which explains how accurate the portrait is. For me, Coulton is somewhere between Scott Adams of Dilbert fame, because his day job is his inspiration, and They Might Be Giants, because he can write a catchy tune with clever and observant lyrics.

It is the theme song to the crap TV show, but the song itself is cool. Kind of like I feel about the show Friends, which I hate, as do all right-thinking Americans, and the theme song, which is a pretty good pop tune.

Here is the video made with characters from Sims 2. There are some other videos on YouTube for this song, but this one is my favorite.

Code Monkey like Fritos.
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew.
Code Monkey very simple man...
With big warm fuzzy secret heart.
Code Monkey like you.


FranIAm said...

Code monkey sound like crap!

Matty Boy said...

I respectfully disagree. You can't go wrong with a lyric like

Code Monkey think maybe manager oughtta write god damned log-in page himself
Code Monkey not say it... out loud
Code Monkey not crazy... just proud.

Count yourself among the blessed if you have never been in that meeting.