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Old June 22, 2010, 07:55   #1
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50 ways to lose your pl@yer

"The problem is all inside your head", she said to me
The answer is easy if you take it logically
I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free
There must be fifty ways to lose your player

She said it's really not my habit to intrude
Furthermore, I hope my meaning won't be lost or misconstrued
But I'll repeat myself, at the risk of being crude
There must be fifty ways to lose your player
Fifty ways to kill your player

Attack that pack, Jack;
And crack that vault, Gault!
No need to quaff, Geoff
Just YASD
Kavlax is a wuss, Gus
You don't need to detect much!
Just hold down the key, Lee
And YASD

EDIT:
Fixed Y'S D => YASD per editorial criticism.

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Old June 22, 2010, 08:40   #2
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Old June 22, 2010, 12:50   #3
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Splendid. So we are at [6/50]? To what tune do I sing it? (Sorry, I used to program Z80 in machine code in hex while my friends shook their heads listening to pop.)
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Old June 22, 2010, 13:07   #5
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::::APPLAUSE::::

For those who weren't alive during the mid 70s, it's set to the tune of "50 ways to leave your lover", by Paul Simon.

also...

Clone that Dracolich, Rich.
Wait one more round to heal, Neal.

Unfortunately, no name rhymes with "Tarrasque".

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Splendid. So we are at [6/50]? To what tune do I sing it? (Sorry, I used to program Z80 in machine code in hex while my friends shook their heads listening to pop.)
The original only has 5 or 6 out of 50. However, this attempt was inspired by YAYASDT. There must be at least 50 of those around here somewhere.

As for where it came from...
"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" was a #1 pop song with legs. It was still making the rounds well into the 80s.
Not up to the level of "Ring of Fire"* or "(Ghost) Riders in the sky"**, but still a respectable run.

* 1963
** 1948

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Unfortunately, no name rhymes with "Tarrasque".
What about Lou? He got eaten last week, but he lives on in our Hall of Fame...
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So we should start adding more as we think of them...

Never mind nether, Heather...
sneak by Huan, Juan...
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The original only has 5 or 6 out of 50. However, this attempt was inspired by YAYASDT. There must be at least 50 of those around here somewhere.

As for where it came from...
"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" was a #1 pop song with legs. It was still making the rounds well into the 80s.
Not up to the level of "Ring of Fire"* or "(Ghost) Riders in the sky"**, but still a respectable run.

* 1963
** 1948
It probably has the unique distinction of being not only a superb pop song in its own right, but also the inspiration for countless comic parodies. A number of these are listed on the wikipedia article, but not my favourite, which is the suicide rap Fifty Ways To Leave Your Body by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Okin.
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<no main script, sorry>

PS: You can't lose your player, you ARE the player. Whenever I notice the PC being referred to as the 'player' in the code, I change it to 'PC' (which stands for 'player character' for those who aren't familiar with RPGs).

PPS: didn't mean to dis your parody. It's pretty cool. the player/PC thing is just a knitpicky pet peeve of mine

PPPS: Along the same lines, there's an actually recorded song parody about the many ways to die in Nethack: http://www.partiallyclips.com/filk/nethack/

PPPPS: /me has Paul Simon's Greatest hits on CD
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