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I don't mind a little whimsy, but this is the top story?!? People saw it at positions 2-30 and thought, this needs more upvotes and attention?!?

There are a nearly-infinite number of similarly fanciful digressions on the web; they have their place. But this is barely more than the 'cute animal pictures' explicitly discouraged in the HN guidelines.

People don't think about, "Let's make this number one" when up-voting. They think, "Do I like it?" (Or did it help me.)

This has everything it needs to be liked. Does it deserve it? Probably not. Does it have to? I guess every programmer needs a few laughs in a day.

Meh. Better than the personal attacks, rants, gossip and dick waving that I'm used to seeing.

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