## BADNESS 10000

First imagined by Josh Laison.

The full song (modified by Courtney):

Who’s the math markup language

that’s a proof machine to all the kids?

(LaTeX!)

You’re damn right.

Who is the language

that would \begin{document} for your document?

(LaTeX!)

Can ya dig it?

Who’s the language that won’t cop out

when there’s typesetting all about.

(LaTeX!)

Right on.

You see this cat LaTeX is a bad mother–

(Shut your mouth)

But I’m talkin’ about LaTeX!

(Then we can dig it)

He’s a complicated languange–

no one understands him but mathematicians.

(LaTeX 2e)

My old grad-school officemate and I used to say “badness 10000” as a synonym for “completely horrible or broken”. As in, “I was driving to work and my car broke down on the freeway and then burst into flames! It was badness 10000, dude!” It’s such a nice catch-phrase, but it sadly never caught on…

LOL! wow your comic is really making the 7 hour wait for my MATLAB program to finish more fun (and only potentially less productive)

you have at least one fan at university of pennsylvania