September 22, 2004
Serial Experiments in Upchucking

Matthew Danish grabbed this frame From Serial Experiments Lain:

life, from the cmu repository

<Zhivago> proving that lisp is the goth chick language of future choice

Anime can be pretty geeky, but it has a significant overlap with what might be considered cool popular culture; E.g., you can buy it at the Giant Robot store.

Something you won't see at the Giant Robot store until after they decide to carry those tubgirl posters is the Introducing Python video. Jesus Christ. That's supposed to be a marketing video?

lisps, and not in a good wayattends both foo camp and burning man, banned by both for excessive excitementno comment

Little known fact: everybody involved in the production of this video about the <font face="70s computer">Python Coding Language</font> knew how to code in Python, even the caterer. Another little known fact: none of them ever got laid again.

Actually, I can pretty easily see Giant Robot selling a little plastic tubgirl figurine.

Posted by jjwiseman at September 22, 2004 12:05 PM

proving that lisp is the goth chick language of future choice

Dude! Of course!

I remember seeing that when I watched Lain. It's not the only instance; they use Lisp elsewhere too. I was on vacation and not posting at the time, but I was quite amused by it.

Posted by: Michael Hannemann on September 22, 2004 04:36 PM

Oh my. Is it too late to learn Perl?

Posted by: Python user on September 22, 2004 05:34 PM

ESR is sturbo-tudly.

Posted by: on September 22, 2004 05:46 PM

I'm pretty sure that a later episode flashes one of Matt Wright's Perl scripts. On a psycho's psychadellic heads up display, IIRC.

I was watching this with Randal Schwartz some years ago. He didn't pick up on the Lisp code on the Navi until I pointed it out to him. When I saw the Perl code scrolling by, he thought it was C at first. Then going back frame by frame, he eventually identified it as wwwboard or a guestbook script. (I forget which.)

(As an aside, it's kind of funny seeing the Fortran-on-greenbar symbolizing the all-knowing Orwellian society in the newly re-released THX 1138. As if any sufficiently powerful Fortran program never collapsed under its own weight....)

Posted by: on September 22, 2004 06:43 PM

Do not mock the Timbot!


Posted by: Zachery Bir on September 22, 2004 07:24 PM

I noticed lisp in the movie X-men 2. But if I were to judge programming languages based on what movies they appeared in, I'd go with Fortran because that's what HAL was written in.

Posted by: rps on September 22, 2004 07:24 PM

HAL was written in Fortran? Suddenly everything becomes clear...

Posted by: robmyers on September 24, 2004 01:24 AM

its not the looks, its the soul, right?
Ain't that the reason why you got interested
in Lori in the first place, too?
I mean, Eric Raymond could be her father?

Posted by: on September 24, 2004 12:58 PM


Posted by: John Wiseman on November 2, 2004 12:14 PM

There is some emacs lisp code in Key the Metal Idol, episode 9. The surrounding context in the anime makes it rather amusing.

Posted by: on September 9, 2005 10:40 PM
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