Default WordPress (Kubrick) stylesheet romantic poem :)

I was actually backing up my WordPress (WP) posts, tags, comments, etc. via the Export option in the Administration page when I stumbled into this poem. The backup was just in case I set up my own WP installation, say in my own domain. Nevertheless, I also tried downloading some pages of my blog that had images, particularly logos, which weren’t really stored in my WP blog but were instead taken from other sources in the web, via the HTML tag <img> and its parameter src.

Then came a surprising revelation: if you try using the current version of WP, Kubrick, and then you check the style sheet: you’ll be confronted with this nice, witty and funny poem (at least in my opinion) about a guy probably wanting to marry a girl:

/* “Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I’m half crazy all for the love of you.
It won’t be a stylish marriage, I can’t afford a carriage.
But you’ll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two.” */

It’s at the bottom of the file style.css, which you can get by saving any page from a WP site using the Kubrick theme (and perhaps other themes made by Michael Heilemann, the maker of the Kubrick theme). You can actually see it for yourself by saving the page you are viewing now. Check the source code of the page you just saved (i.e. my web blog page) and then view the contents of style.css. Voila! The short poem above appears at the bottom, perhaps written by Michael Heilemann himself. 🙂

Of course this poem might be very famous and well-known already even though I’ve only found out about it just now. You’ll have to excuse my not so wide ‘circle’ of information sources. 🙂

I should try adding poetry sometime in the source codes of my software projects. Maybe I’ll do so now… 🙂

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4 Responses to “Default WordPress (Kubrick) stylesheet romantic poem :)”

  1. gnudoc Says:

    This is the chorus from ‘daisy bell’, a song that’s at least 100 years old, possibly from 1892.

    Arthur c clarke heard it being played on an ibm 704 in bell labs in 1962, possibly the first demonstration of a computer playing a song. It was then featured in ‘2001: a space odyssey’, which was a collaboration between clarke and filmmaker stanley kubrick. I’ll not spoil the book/film for anyone who doesn’t know how the song features in the story.

    It’s a piece of history that every geek should know. 🙂

    • f241vc15 Says:

      Wow I think I have that movie somewhere in our drawers 🙂 I’ll check it out asap. No wonder some parts of its English seem to be old 🙂

      Pardon my ignorance oh wiser geek (that’s meant as a compliment), I shall do better next time and do a Google search at the very least. And thank you for letting me know this. Muchas gracias 🙂

  2. Tina Says:

    here’s your answer:

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