I loathe the expression "What makes him tick." It is the
American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that
uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also
chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be
put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock
in a thunderstorm.
-- James Thurber
Ever since I was a young boy,
I've hacked the ARPA ne
From Berkeley down to Rutgers, He's on my favorite terminal,
Any access I could get, He cats C right into foo,
But ain't seen nothing like him, His disciples lead him in,
On any campus yet, And he just breaks the root,
That deaf, dumb, and blind kid, Always has full SYS-PRIV's,
Sure sends a mean packet....