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5.14.2006

A poem about Journalspace

With apologies to Gordo

JS gone in May
JS journal madness has touched the blogosphere
And through the smoke from hard drives
You can see it far and wide
The PCs sitting useless
Yet the bloggers stay inside

JS gone in May
JS gone in May
And the soul of all JSers is bared across the net
As the need for blogging output is what they cannot get
They flood the other blog sites, withdrawal makes them sweat

JS gone in May
JS gone in May
In the streets of JS city, a discarded server drawer
And the body of a hard drive lies flung upon the floor
Upon the shiny concrete
A new one they must score

JS gone in May
JS gone in May
JS journal madness has touched the blogosphere
And the bloggers rise in anger
And the forums start to fill
And there’s venom from the users
And and some do it for the thrill

JS gone in May

In the server room the lone admin
Tries everything, his patience thin
The emails keep on pouring
And the post whores keep on whoring
And they wonder how the site died
And they really know the reason
Lack of money, parts and free time
But the bloggers feel it's treason

JS gone in May
JS gone in May
JS servers burning with the bloggers running wild
They reflect upon their journals that have fallen to the ground
And everyone is bitching
And everyone is wound

JS gone in May
JS gone in May
The internet still functions
So the news is quickly flashed
And you read your morning email
And you sip another Coke
And you see JS is still gone
So you have another smoke

JS gone in May
The admin tries to circumvent
From Best Buy all the parts are sent
There’s really not much choice you see
Must quel the blogger anarchy
And then the parts are bolted in
Restore the data best they can
The site must reappear online
Or user fees may soon decline

JS gone in May
JS gone in May
The blogs of JS city now are quiet and serene
But the shells of blankened journals
Bring angst unto to the heart
And you say WTF happened
Backing up would have been smart
Why can’t we get it all back
Why can’t we write some more
But the laws of Mr. Murphy
You never should ignore

JS gone in May
JS gone in May
JS journal madness has touched the blogosphere
And through the smoke from hard drives
You can see it far and wide
The PCs sitting useless
Yet the bloggers stay inside

7 comments:

  1. That's a good one "DAL"!

    Gill

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  2. Thanks, g. It's a bit of a hack but was fun to puzzle out.

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  3. Hi! I found you too! (via Gill's blog) Glad you are here. Come on over and see me.

    Your JS poem is one of my favorites now, of all the poems you have written.

    Sunny

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  4. Hi Sunny. Or should I call you 'Starry' here? I went over and had a look at your new place, and left a comment.

    I'm glad you like my remake :-)

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  5. Hi Doug, Thanks! And yes, you can still call me Sunny, as that's my 'real' nickname!

    I'm staying here in Blogspot, as I love it. I'm in JS Land too, though.

    ((hugs)) and hope you have a great day!

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  6. thank you for the birthday song ^_^

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  7. SeaSky1:08 PM

    WHOA! Just as you predicted back in May !!!

    JS IS GONE !


    ~seasky

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