Sean pointed out the song code monkey the other day (today if you’re reading this within hours of posting) and… it’s good :) Quite a following too, including several videos. It’s especially enjoyably entertaining if you’re a geek, or know one, and I’m a geek.
Jonathan Coulton singing ‘Code Monkey’ himself:
- acoustical (unplugged)
- in person with friends and alone and in seattle
- at the PAX 2007 Expo – (penny arcade)
There are seemingly a million renditions of this song on just youtube alone… pretty wild! So this post is not complete. I enjoyed many this past hour so will hurry and post this now before I go crazy:
Other peoples versions of the song
- humans singing a cappella style
- with WoW scenes (a video game)
- humans acting it out
- a human dancing it out
- a slide show view
- a guitar hero
What’s a Code Monkey?
Wikipedia talks about it, and the term has been around for a long time. They are programmers who write code in caves… well, something like that. They are and can be a lot of different things.
Also, it’s well worth mentioning that he sings baby got back too. The official code monkey page has lyrics, and all music is available online within his site. He blogged about it a couple of years ago too.