Computer Science/Graduate School/Faculty Parody Lyrics
In my old department, UW CSE, we held a holiday party every year. (You
can scan through the UW
CSE departmental history site to learn more.) Every year the
graduate students put together a holiday party skit which includes
parodies of well-known songs. I actually co-wrote two years' skits
but perhaps my proudest creations are parody song lyrics.
I plan to keep up the tradition, inspired by the Great Quux's example,
and have already co-authored a planned three-part series of songs
commenting on the tripartite duties of a faculty member. Now what? (What's
next turns out to be two children and an 8-9 year hiatus, followed by a parody
about quicksort. When I get older, I will have more time to write parody lyrics.)
Enjoy! Reuse! Modify! Correctly attribute authorship!
You may also be interested in the slides or worksheets from my SIGCSE 2018
session with Patrick Virtue and John Dougherty on designing CS related filks (parody songs):
Susanne Bradley has collaborated with me in both writing and singing parody
songs. Here's Susanne's parody site.
Many thanks to my numerous co-conspirators for assistance,
inspiration, scansion help, and laughs.
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