2006-12-31 "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"

I’ve been negligent in posting a “song of the week” for quite some time. But, with Christmas a day away, I thought it would be a good time to dust off my lyrical brainpower to give everyone some holiday joy. There are so many Christmas songs I could choose from … but what would fit this newsgroup? And then it came to me — Dr. Elmo’s hit song from 1979:

 

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer

aka: Bill Gates Got Run Over By His Software

YouTube version of the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPaGQEskSKM

 

Chorus:

Bill Gates got run over by his software
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there’s no such thing as Linux,
But as for me and Ballmer, we believe.


Verse 1:

He’d been drinking too much eggnog,
And we begged him not to go.
But then he forgot his thumbdrive, and he
Staggered out the door into the snow.
When we found him Christmas morning,
At the scene of the attack,
He had WGA stamped on his forehead,
And product keys recorded on his back.

 

{Chorus}


Bill Gates got run over by his software
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there’s no such thing as Linux,
But as for me and Ballmer, we believe.

Verse 2:

Now we’re all so proud of Ballmer,
He’s been taking this so well.
We saw him in there with his X-Box,
Drinking Kool-aid and
chumming with Linus Torvalds.
It’s not Christmas without Bill Gates,
All the family’s dressed in black
And we just can’t help but wonder:
Should we open up his Linux gift box,
Or send it back?

{Chorus}

Bill Gates got run over by his software
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there’s no such thing as Linux,
But as for me and Ballmer, we believe.


Verse 3:

Now Window’s Vista’s on the table
And the Office beta is complete
All we need now is new hardware
To get it up and running will be a feat.
I’ve warned all my friends and neighbors
Better watch out for your house,
They should never give a license
To a man who talks with penguins

and plays with a mouse

 

{Chorus}


Bill Gates got run over by his software
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there’s no such thing as Linux,
But as for me and Ballmer, we believe.


Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP]
“The days pass by so quickly now, the nights are seldom long”

 

 

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