The L-Space Web: Filks

Where Everybody Knows Your Nick


Author: Mark A.Cooper
Newsgroup: alt.fan.pratchett
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999

I've probably crossed over the Killfile Threshold now, but I don't care! :)
After the apparent success of my Friends filk, I thought I'd tackle a Cheers one next... I've taken a few liberties with scansion, but I don't think I've harmed the spirit (no pun intended) of the original too much - See what you think...

*Where Everybody Knows Your Nick*
to the tune of "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" - Cheers Theme Song

Making your way on the 'net today
Takes everything you've got
Taking a break from all the spammers
Sure would help a lot.
Wouldn't you like to get away?
Getting vexed when you can't connect,
And no-one's sent you mail;
And it seems there's no downloading
Without credit-card details;
And your newsgroup postings didn't show;
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your nick
And channel bombers make you sick
You want to be on IRC
Although your friends call you lame
You want to be where no-one knows your real name...
Roll out of bed, and your modem's dead
The morning's looking bright;
Your PC is knackered, despite the fact
You virus-checked all night;
Your 'net girlfriend says that she's a guy;
Why don't you go and try
Where everybody knows your nick
And channel bombers make you sick
You want to be on IRC
Although your friends call you lame
You want to be where no-one knows your real name...

Mark A.Cooper


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