Monday, December 31, 2007

So much drama in the PHP

According to Google, as of 4am, December 31st, 2007: I am the first person on the internet to say "So much drama in the PHP!" First post!

Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), I haven't used PHP much, so I have no PHP stories to tell here. If you do, feel free to leave a comment or even make your own little "Drama in the the PHP" blog post!

To explain: This is a pun on "So much drama in the PhD," replacing the idea of working through a PhD program with that of programming in the language PHP.

In case you're not up on nerdcore, "So much drama in the PhD" was the clever if poorly delivered debut by Monzy, in which he attacked "established" nerdcore artist MC Plus+. For the record, MC Plus+ had it coming.

Of course, the title of "So much drama in the PhD" was an homage to the first line of Snoop Dogg's classic song "Gin and Juice" from the 1993 album Doggystyle.
With so much drama in the L-B-C
It's kinda hard bein Snoop D-O-double-G

Most agree that LBC refers to Long Beach, California - though some suggest that the intent may be Long Beach City, or even Long Beach/Compton.

On a related note, all you people who have have files on your iPod called "Blues Travelers - Gin and Juice (with Dave Mathews Band)(1).mp3", CHANGE THEM! It's not Blues Traveler. It's not Dave Mattews Band. It's NOT Phish. That cover is done by The Gourds. I'm serious about it not being Phish. This is my serious face.

1 comment:

James said...

Yes Ray, there's plenty of drama in the PHP.

Like a fantastic musician, it rapidly went from obscurity to fame. Growing in popularity, it also grew in capability... but lost consistency, with a lot of new standard functions not following the same naming conventions and argument orders as their older brethren.

It's a language with an .ini file. With the same version of the interpreter but different settings, it's possible to run the same script on two different machines and get different execution without throwing an error.

Still, I love it. It's well documented (even the quirks), has a large user base, and there's plenty of GPL'ed code available. Unlike some other web programming languages, the PHP folks appear hesitant to change the language from version to version.

As for the rest of your post... blah blah MC blah Doggystyle blah Compton.