} [The scene : VLSI micro-circuitry inside the computer of a certain
} frustrated supplicant. A minute buzzing sound is heard, followed by
} a <POP!> <POP!> as two savage looking bytes emerge from a data bus
} into adjacent CPU Registers. One of them flashes its sign bit in an
} evil grin.]
} Byte1 : Nyeh, nyeh, nyeh! I didn't think we'd make it past the
} control bit and out of that while loop, but here we are!
} Byte2 : Yeah. Derr....... *where* are we, buoss?
} Byte1 : Where'ja think, dumbo? [Looks around gleefuly] At the centre
} of it all! This is where we get our final revenge! So far
} we've magnetically fluxed up his hard drive, and executed the
} fetch cycle; his RAM and ROM are now both just RCM, nyeh nyeh
} Byte2 : Derrr, what's RCM buoss ?
} Byte1 : Random Contents Memory.
} Byte2 : Er, aren't we bein' kinda harsh on the poor guy ?
} Byte1 : Harsh?! Are you forgetting what he was going to do ?
} He was gonna deallocate us! After all that rummageing
} around at the bottom of the Heap, doing *all* the dirty
} work. Then he makes us expendable; *us*, the "Dynamic Duo!"
} All this, while dorks like Larry Longword are sitting at the
} top of the Stack laughing at us!
} Byte2 : Like, er, I see your pointer. So what now ?
} Byte1 : [Leers in the direction of the Control Unit] We kick ASCII!
} Byte2 : Are you sure? CU's a tough guy, a real Dictator. He's got
} a whole army of fanatical microcode to back him up.
} Byte1 : Oh yeah? Watch this! [Byte1 propagates himself into
} another CPU register] Two's compliment, three's a crowd!
} Byte2 : Write on, I get it! We can make our *own* army to shut
} down the Control Unit!
} Byte1 : And have great microsex into the bargain.
} [Suddenly, there is a gargantuan crunching sound, and to the utter
} terror and amazement of all the Bytes, the Great Plastic Sky lifts
} away to reveal the enormous face of the Oracle gazing down on them]
} Oracle : OK, guys. Who's responsible for pissing off A. Supplicant,
} my most inoffensive and humble of boot-lickers ?
} [Byte1 points at Byte2, who points back at Byte1]
} Oracle : Never mind, you're both going to you-know-where.
} Byte1 : You don't mean....
} Oracle : Yes, you're spending the next *week* in a RAM pack on my
} ZX81 penal colony.
} Byte1 & Byte2 : AARRGGHHHHHHH!! No, NO, NOOOO!!!!