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My son nabbed Edward Lear's "Complete Book of Nonsense" from the library not too long ago. It was one of my favorite books growing up. I wondered if it was possible to write limericks about Graphic Design, Adobe, user interfaces, etc. I post the results for your amusement and bemoanment:
There once was a UI Designer Who thought a right-nav was more finer. But users bemoaned When they could not find "Home", And simply restarted their browser. ==== There once was a client so wiley He asked for every source filey. He'd edit them twice And say "Now they're nice!" And we'd stare at him with a blank smiley === There once was a designer so immature She had not yet heard of a ligature. She'd kern "f" and "i" And then make a sigh While wishing for one nice clean character. === There was an "Adobe Updater" Who's button said "Update me later". Whenever we'd work, It popped up like a jerk. And so we are "Updater" haters! === A prominent button called "Home" Caused UI elitists to foam. "It should not be there!" And they tore out their hair, Then banged their heads on a big stone. === In Dreamweaver there was a bug, But Adobe was silently smug. "Pretend it's not there!" Said support with no care, And swept the bug under the rug! === There once was a graphic designer Who could not draw a straight liner Fresh out of school She thought she was cool And soon was a cook in a diner! === There once was a trendy typsetter Who thought "less is more is more better" I'll sit here and scratch at my tiny soul patch Until my design is one letter. === There once was a client so bozo He thought he'd design his own logo. He did it in raster, And thought it was faster Because bezier curves he did not know. === There once was client so lame He flipped when he saw a wireframe "The graphics are sparse, And your firm is a farse!" But we knew that this man did have no brain. === There once was a program called Freehand It was the best tool in the whole land But the software was sold To Adobe the bold And Freehand was soon no more at hand. === A designer with senses so fickle He felt every unaligned pixel "It's off by a bit! What are you a twit?" And for lunch he ate ought but sour pickles. === There once was a blogging designer Who said "I will sooner retire! I'll write blogs all day, And sip my latte." But soon found his finances goner. === A slicer called Image the Ready Who's UI was certainly heady Some said, "It's so easy" But many got queasy Until Fireworks made them steady. === A program called Photo the Shopper Was loaded with menus and slopper "Just raise the price to make naughty nice" But users soon proved this a flopper. === Adobe the Great was a giant To whom all it's slaves was defiant: "While charging more price, I'll make things less nice!" And to this day all are compliant! === There once was a program named Flash, Who thought he could make lots of cash "I'll make cool splash screens", But this sickened his spleen. And so Flash turned to applications.