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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

My Code Monkey

Code Monkey is a funny song that is making the rounds in geek world. It is all from the perspective (and in the language) of a code monkey, who says things like, “Code Monkey get up get coffee; Code Monkey go to job. Code Monkey have boring meeting. Boring Manager Rob.” Some of this rings very true, even for a Code Gorilla like Ned, who would never have to write code for a boring login page. Later on Code Monkey confesses that he has “a big, warm, fuzzy secret heart…Code Monkey like you.” Code Monkey likes the girl at the front desk, likes her sweaters, and tries to buy her sodas, but she won’t drink them because they make her fat. That’s me!

Here is my own highly evolved Code Monkey. Sweet!


Wow, I LOVE this song! And I don’t have a code monkey at home, or even within the family circle. Hmmmm, wider audience appeal than intended. Makes me want to write a song about Autism.

— added by Melinda on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 10:57 am

Cute song :-).

Reminds me of another, slightly more darkly humorous song, which I encountered in my own salad days as a junior programmer 25 years ago… sung by the great Canadian folksinger Stan Rogers:;ttWHITCOLH.html

— added by Phil Schwarz on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 10:15 pm


My code monkey doesn’t drink coffee, but I have to look for sales on Coca-cola. 🙂 (And his manager’s name is Rob!)

— added by Julia on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 6:38 pm

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