August 09, 2002
Pretty much the closest you can get to a stand-up comedy monologue about software

Bruce Sterling goes off on open-source. And Bill Gates. And Linus and Eric Raymond. And you. And me. Basically makes fun of everyone who spends too much time with computers. Because he has too. He should have a one man show with a guy on the the drum kit for the punch lines. But really, it shows you that you don't have to be a programmer to make fun of programmers.

(His allegory of Linux as a Hippie Girl is brilliant!)

(I know, I know, MetaFilter. So sue me.)

Posted by tmonkey at August 09, 2002 11:22 PM

but then there's software that give you a stand-up comedy monologue, and a package that helps with long-form comedy, including:
Nightmare sequences in great comedy
• Comedy errors and how to avoid them
• Inherent problems in writing any comedy
• Keys to great comedy
• Advanced comedy story beats
• Gag setups & payoffs
• Comic theme

Posted by: dbrown on August 12, 2002 03:34 PM
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