Monthly Archives: October 2010

Mailing list of fire

With apologies to Johnny Cash, the sorry tale of a mailing list that takes no prisoners. On a totally unrelated note, how’s HTML5 coming on?

Mailing list of fire on YouTube (with captions): www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCwgKtiu1II

Downloads

For your downloading pleasure, here are the video and audio–only files.

License is Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported. If you need a media player, I recommend VLC.

Lyrics

The web is a wondrous thing.
Flickr, Facebook and Bing.
One thing you must resist.
The pull of the mailing list.

I fell in to a mailing list of fire.
I scrolled down, down, down
and the flames went higher.
And it burns, burns, burns
this list of fire,
mailing list of fire.

And it burns, burns, burns
this list of fire,
mailing list of fire.

A geek, he never forgets.
When someone’s wrong on the internetz.
I tried not to act like a child.
Oh… but the trolls went wild.

I fell in to a mailing list of fire.
I scrolled down, down, down
and the flames went higher.
And it burns, burns, burns
this list of fire,
mailing list of fire.

And it burns, burns, burns
this list of fire,
mailing list of fire.