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Joel on Software Motto

I would like to propose the following for the official motto of the Joel on Software Discussion Forum:

"yeah, whatever, I just need to make a living here"

Comments?

Jim Rankin
Tuesday, December 16, 2003

seconded  :)

Duncan Smart
Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Here!! Here!!

_______________________________________
Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Most excellent.  Throw in something about salad cream and I think you'll have a majority.  ;>

Sam Livingston-Gray
Tuesday, December 16, 2003

The battle cry of mediocrity.


Tuesday, December 16, 2003


"The great is the enemy of th good." ;-)

John Ridout
Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Who first proposed this Salad Cream thing?


Tuesday, December 16, 2003

wow, you unix guys are touchy.

Lou
Tuesday, December 16, 2003

I'd hate to do that unless we also added a secondary motto, "Who me? That's not in my job description!"

Zahid
Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Ah, reminds me of the t-shirt I wanted when I was in the Navy:

            No
  It's not my fault.
    I don't own it.

Philo

Philo
Tuesday, December 16, 2003

What is this nonsense of "salad cream"?!

Auditor #357
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Dear #357,
                  The whole point about "salad cream" is that it is nonsense. It's a phrase that the forum members, particularly the Brits, append to topics that are considered stupid, irrelevant, off-topic or all of them.

                    I believe the original use of the phrase on the forum came on a thread where the quality of mayonnaise in Oslo, where Joel had had a dinner, was discussed.

Stephen Jones
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

If memory serves, it was suggested that invoking 'Salad Cream' would replace 'Nazi' as the thread ending reference.


Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Stephen & (blank) are both right.  The suggestion that Salad Cream should be the closing reference came after a series of explainations by the British continigent on what Salad Cream actually is.

However, it rarely seems to work and the whole thread spins off into salad cream related discussion, with occasional reference to sandwiches. 

(Guilty as charged m'lud.  It's a fair cop, I done the blag)

A cynic writes
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Only nazis eat salad cream.


Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Hmmm, salad cream sandwiches.

[Drool drips from the side of my mouth and plops on the SS insignia of my uniform.]

Ged Byrne
Wednesday, December 17, 2003


I thought the Germans were more into mayonaise than salad cream.

John Ridout
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

The Germans even eat pommes with mayonnaise. Ewww...


Wednesday, December 17, 2003

By the way, what is it with sandwich sabdwiches you buy in supermarkets? Why do they /always/ have to have mayo on them? Blech!


Wednesday, December 17, 2003

The layer of oil keeps the juices from the meat from making the bread go soggy, so they can have a longer shelflife?

Just me (Sir to you)
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Well, I knew it wasn't on taste grounds.


Wednesday, December 17, 2003


There is always the healthy sandwich section in the supermarket. Where you can buy a smaller sandwich with less filling and it only costs a little more.

John Ridout
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

"There is always the healthy sandwich section in the supermarket. Where you can buy a smaller sandwich with less filling and it only costs a little more"

more for less

na
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

{quote}The whole point about "salad cream" is that it is nonsense.{/quote}

I'm sorry, but it is just that You americans do not know what it is, it is great stuff in sandwiches and chips (fries)


I do not think you should judge out sandwich fillings on whether you have tasted them, sandwiches are an important part of today's society and anyone who does not take the filling of other nations sandwiches seriousley should start thinking about what kind of person they really are.....

Some kind of sanwich Nazi perhaps? someone who thinks that ham sandwiches are acceptable, but anything more exotic than jam(jelly) should be shunned?



I knew that the world was falling apart but man this is bad.



(i am 17 years old, am the son of 'A cynic writes' and my most serious decision so far has been how much chilli powder to put in my noodles)

A cynic's son writes
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

memo to self:  never *ever* bring Tim to work.

I've created a monster.

A cynic writes
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

*maniac laugh*
mwahhahaha

It lives!!!!!

*ahem*...

Well i take my food seriousley!!

A cynic writes
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

that last post was meee!

mwahahahaha

see...i even do the laugh right!

A cynic's son writes
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

----"sandwiches are an important part of today's society and anyone who does not take the filling of other nations sandwiches seriousley should start thinking about what kind of person they really are....."-----

And anybody who does take sandiwich fillings of any nation seriiously is obviously quite incapable of thinking about anything at all..

And however low my culinary standards go I still woudl not want to be part of any society where sandwiches play a part.

Incidentally, to all non-Brits who have not tasted salad cream, I can assure you you have missed nothing. It's vile.

Stephen Jones
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Well said!

The Earl of Sandwiche
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Isn't salad cream what you squeeze out of an infested toe?

Infested Toe Guy
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Which brings us to the infamous PB & TJ

Penis butter and toe jam

The Earl of Sandwiche
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

This thread is now silly.

Stop.

Please.

A cynic writes
Thursday, December 18, 2003

"This thread is now silly."

So how about this for the motto?

Jim Rankin
Thursday, December 18, 2003

Works for me...

Another one could be "Never introduce your kids to forums you post on" Well a personal motto anyway.

A cynic writes
Thursday, December 18, 2003

What is it about sandwich discussions that brings cynic and son out?

Well Cynic's son, are you courting yet?

Ged Byrne
Thursday, December 18, 2003

Not so as I've noticed...mind you I think me & his Mum are going to be the last to know.

A cynic writes
Friday, December 19, 2003

You probably would, but where the hell did this come from, one second sandwiches, now probing personal questions.....

What next?

Taking bets on when Osama Bin Laden will be captured?



On the other forums i post in anything that is off topic is spam, which would probably account for half of this thread.......

good this is not a heavily moderated forum.....


Quote of the day:
Stand back and don't let the magical backlash vapourise your internal liquids
:-Black mage  -  8-bit theatre

A Cynic's sone writes
Friday, December 19, 2003

I found Black Mage after a quick google.

http://www.nuklearpower.com/

It made me feel old.

Ged Byrne
Friday, December 19, 2003

"It made me feel old."

How do you think I feel? I share a house with the bugger.

A cynic writes
Friday, December 19, 2003

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