[R] How about a mascot for R?
bob.ohara at helsinki.fi
Fri Dec 3 08:51:52 CET 2004
David Scott wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Dec 2004, Patrick Connolly wrote:
>> On Thu, 02-Dec-2004 at 02:08PM -0600, Erin Hodgess wrote:
>> |> How about an R-madillo?
>> I'm for R-gnu which already has a song (as pointed out by Murray
>> Jorgensen some time back). I'm sure an arrangement could be worked
>> out with the Emacs people.
>> The Flanders and Swann song, the exact title of which I don't recall,
>> was a response to someone voicing the opinion that the said animal was
>> an Helk. Rather witty in my view and has a spirit in keeping with
>> this list.
> Knowledge of and a liking for Flanders and Swan does rather date one,
> but I must confess my partiality for their humour. For the words of
> the Gnu Song:
Indeed, they also had a song about an R-madillo:
And no, this doesn't date you - they had split up before I was even
born. I think it just shows that you have the good taste to be partial
to humour of timeless quality.
Whilst I'm wasting bandwidth, I found the original platypus and kangaroo
(Kangaroo? Another F & S composition!) reference:
<http://members.aol.com/jeff570/k.html> (see the bottom)
The paper should be available on JSTOR, for those of you with access to it.
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