Is Flash About Dead?
I was perusing Slashdot a little while ago, and I came upon the post “Windows 8 Won’t Support Plug-Ins; the End of Flash?”. What I found funny, besides the possibly premature jumping of conclusions regarding Flash’s demise, was one of the comments. I want to post it verbatim, as it is such a great comment.
This comes from Slashdot user killmenow.
Adobe Flash: I’m not dead.
The Internet: ‘Ere, he says he’s not dead.
Google: Yes he is.
Flash: I’m not.
The Internet: He isn’t.
Opera Software: Well, he will be soon, he’s very ill.
Flash: I’m getting better.
Mozilla: No you’re not, you’ll be stone dead in a moment.
The Internet: Well, I can’t take him like that. It’s against regulations.
Flash: I don’t want to go on the cart.
Apple: Oh, don’t be such a baby.
The Internet: I can’t take him.
Flash: I feel fine.
W3C: Oh, do us a favor.
The Internet: I can’t.
Google: Well, can you hang around for a couple of minutes? He won’t be long.
The Internet: I promised I’d be at the Robinsons’. They’ve lost nine today.
Apple: Well, when’s your next round?
The Internet: Thursday.
Flash: I think I’ll go for a walk.
Mozilla: You’re not fooling anyone, you know. Isn’t there anything you could do?
Flash: I feel happy. I feel happy.
[Microsoft glances up and down the street furtively, then silences Flash with his a whack of his club]
W3C: Ah, thank you very much.
The Internet: See you on Thursday.
That is fantastic Monty Python quoting/paraphrasing, if you ask me.