Lisa Dusseault <email@example.com> wrote:
Oh dear, that post made me laugh more than any other FoRK post I've
seen so far...
>Stream-of-consciousness question: the net has had a long tradition of
>passing around parody songs; well-known songs with lyrics altered, still
>recognizably the same song but on a different topic. My personal fave
>was "The Mudder's Rhapsody", based of course on Bohemian Rhapsody,
>Queen. Is that broad geek humour?
It's particularly common in fandom where it's called "filking".
Conventions usually include sing-along filking sessions. There's the
occasional RFC filk, the Jargon File has an entry for "filk" (and a
few filk-specific entries), and Salus's Internet history book has a
good collection of them. So I think your answer is "yes" :-)
-- f.a.n.finch firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com FAEROES SOUTHEAST ICELAND: VARIABLE 3 OR 4 BECOMING SOUTH OR SOUTHEAST 5 OR 6, OCCASIONALLY 7. SNOW SHOWERS. MAINLY GOOD. LIGHT ICING IN SOUTHEAST ICELAND.
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