RE: FoRK Theme

Joe Barrera (
Mon, 7 Jul 1997 14:33:54 -0700

> From: I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory.
> Surely there's a singable tune with the word FoRK in it, or something
that can
> be transmogrified into such.

Well, actually there's a whole CD called "Fork Songs" by the Tall
Dwarfs. (With a cool Shakespeare quote on the inside cover, roughly,
"thou are by no means valiant, for thou fearst the soft fork of a worm's
tongue.") The songs are all kind of too depressing to make a good
anthem, though.

> They Might Be Giants?

TMBG have about a zillion good singable tunes and Adam and I are both
major fans of them (see and ) ... maybe a version
of "mammal" with the lyrics modified to a more FoRK/distobj type

"Kudos, Kudos,
objects and links,
sources and sinks, ..." etc.

Obviously someone other than me should write the lyrics - I'm no good at
song parodies. But I do like this idea. And again, TMBG songs are very

- Joe

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