A co-worker pointed me to this master piece by Leon Sandøy. If you like Tears for Fears or Donnie Darko, you’ll enjoy it for sure!
Love it. Maybe a PEP to adopt it as the official anthem?
The song repeats “never ever”, while PEP 8 begins by saying that it’s not always applicable and continues with a list of some of the reasons to break the rules.
Don’t get me wrong, this is an amazing and beautiful song. But it’s OK for a song to have a bit of parody/caricature in it, and to be somewhat misleading if you don’t know the original. It just doesn’t work that well as an anthem.
Just having a little fun and showing my appreciation for the gentleman than spent some time and effort to put this out there. I support that. Not a serious proposal and no need to give it serious analysis.
OTOH, it’s a golden opportunity to draft a silly-numbered PEP. My top picks would be either PEP 33⅓ (for all dozen people both old enough, and inclined, to appreciate that in-joke) or PEP 44100 (to take its more modern equivalent).