Free to Good Home: 256 Meg for new iMac (or PowerMac)


Josh

macrumors 68000
Mar 4, 2004
1,640
1
State College, PA
Not only will I pay shipping for it, I will also write a song about it, take it on a picnic, take loving pictures of it, and give it a nice place to sleep. :)

Please please please....can I keep it?
 

g4cubed

macrumors 6502a
Jun 2, 2004
548
3
I'll pay for shipping and give up $5 for gas. . :D
PM me if you haven't got rid of it yet
 

sososowhat

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 20, 2003
281
36
Palo Alto, CA
Let's go with the song!

I like Josh's idea : the best song posted by tomorrow morning gets the RAM. If more than one song is posted, I'll be the judge.
 

TranceClubMusic

macrumors regular
Jan 7, 2004
215
0
Miami, FLorida
Song

I've been to all the familiar places,
Often running like a sentence never begun
I've been looking for a way to let you know
I've got nothing left to fill the spaces
I've got nothing but a center coming undone
I've been doing circles and it shows

Every cloud in the sky, everyplace that I hide
Tell me that I, I was wrong to let you go
Every sound that I hear, every thought that I fear
Tell me that I, I was wrong to let you go
 

mulletman13

macrumors 6502a
Jul 1, 2004
505
0
Los Angeles.
You'd make me laugh
You'd make me smile
Run programs fast all the while
All I want is, a stick of RAM

Powermac. Imac.
Busted open and ripped out
All while eating some sauerkraught.
All I want is, a stick of RAM

Photoshop is a RAM hog,
add in itunes and the system bogs
The basic amount just isn't enough
add 256 and there's some hot stuff.
All I want is, a lonely stick of RAM

If you just send it to me
I will greet the post man with glee
No more kernel panics, no more trouble,
I hope I dont burst this bubble
All I want is, a lonely stick of RAM

College books take my money,
lookin for somethin to put in my comp's tummy
This little stick is all I need
and I hope it won't consume me with greed
Opening program after program with no sweat,
With this RAM i won't have to fret.
All I want is, a little lonely stick of RAM.

My poor mac needs to fly,
without your help, it may die ( :( )
All I want is, a stick of ram.

All I need is... that stick of RAM

*acoustic solo leading to an ending and a tear falling from my eye*
 

munkle

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Aug 7, 2004
2,580
0
On a jet plane
mulletman13 said:
You'd make me laugh
You'd make me smile
Run programs fast all the while
All I want is, a stick of RAM...

*acoustic solo leading to an ending and a tear falling from my eye*
Ladies and Gentlemen, I think we have a winner! Cue audience applause :D
 

sososowhat

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 20, 2003
281
36
Palo Alto, CA
There's still time...

I know the competition's been brilliant, but there's still time to get your song entry in. I'll announce a winner in the morning -- taking into account, of course, audience feedback.
 

homerjward

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May 11, 2004
2,745
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fig tree
A long, long time ago,
But I can still remember
A GUI was ahead by a mile
But I knew if i wanted more programs
I would need a bigger chip of ram
But 512 was only plenty for a while

But January made me shiver,
1MB Apple delivered
'Twas even upgradable
In an comp. change the RAM's savable!

I can't remember why I buyed
But I read about the big floppy drive!
But something I shocked deep inside
The day my RAM chip died.

*Chorus*

So I--I'm a mac-addicted guy
Drive my Pinto to the 'pple store to give the macs a test drive
But good ol' RAM is what I really like
Singing "glad i got my Mac by my side"
"glad i got my Mac by my side"

Have you read the user's guides
for the Apple II through the iMac G5?
Something tells me that's not so
Now, is a one button mouse the way to go?
Do you that people who use windows are slow?
Can you teach me how to add RAM like a pro?

Well, I know I'm in love with them
I took a pb100 to my prom at the gym
I gave her some more RAM,
Man, I dig that Mail filter for spam!

I was a lonely teenage computer geek
With a computer magazine at my door every week
But I knew I had to be careful with electricity
The day my RAM chip died

I started singing

*Chorus*

For a score of years we've been on our own,
Not needing those damned PC clones,
And that's how it'll always be!
When two Steves had a brilliant idea,
They thought different from most engineers,
And revolutionized the industry!

And while big blue was looking down,
The two Steves stole his thorny crown
The competition still raged,
Then came along that damned Bill Gates

And while I added some more RAM
To my Kihei I said "Oh *** damn"
"I knocked over my trusty TAM"
The day my RAM chip died

We were singing

*Chorus*

Helter Skelter in a summer swelter
In came the 17" imac and I ran for the shelter
Of the nearest Apple Store
It took 20 minutes, maybe more
To add money--even more
To the pile the two Steves had amassed.

Now, the keynote air was sweet perfume
While Jobsie talked a boring tune,
We all got up to leave,
But we never took the liberty,
'Cause the G5 tried to take the lead
Of the pro market--would it succeed?
Should I have used an anti-static sleeve
The day my RAM chip died?

We started singing

*Chorus*

Oh, and there we were all in one place
A coffee shop in a mall rental space
With no wifi connection to surf with!!
So come on Bob be nimble,
Bob be slick
Bob get to a hotspot quick
Because you need watch the evil Gates 'note!

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in Hell
Could break that Satan's spell

And as the Longhorn was debuted
I needed a new Mac so I could be soothed!
I broke 6 keys of my iBook
The day my RAM chip died

He was singing

*Chorus*

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news...
But she just smiled and turned away
I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd bought an Apple years before
But the man there said Microsoft was the way

And in the streets the children screamed
As Big Bill patched them with vaccines
He'd turned America to heck
I needed more RAM for the last Mac

And all the men I admire most
The guys at Macrumors weren't sayin w00t!
A bad stick made my Mac not boot
The day my RAM chip died

And they were singing

So I--I'm a mac-addicted guy
Drive my Pinto to the 'pple store to give the macs a test drive
But good ol' RAM is what I really like
Singing "glad i got my Mac by my side"
"glad i got my Mac by my side"

So I--I'm a mac-addicted guy
Drive my Pinto to the 'pple store to give the macs a test drive
But good ol' RAM is what I really like
Singing "glad i got my Mac by my side"
"glad i got my Mac by my side"

^^the moral of the song is "microsoft will take over the world no matter how much ram you have or how much you love apple^^

btw, i don't need the RAM--i just wanted to write the song :p
 

rdowns

macrumors Penryn
Jul 11, 2003
27,345
12,408
There once was a man from Nantucket
Whose Mac had standard RAM that didn't cut it
He said with a grin
While watching the beach ball spin
If I had that stick, I'd say f#$% it.
 

Jovian9

macrumors 68000
Feb 19, 2003
1,950
99
Planet Zebes
rdowns said:
There once was a man from Nantucket
Whose Mac had standard RAM that didn't cut it
He said with a grin
While watching the beach ball spin
If I had that stick, I'd say f#$% it.
Simple but powerful!!!
 

Doctor Q

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Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
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Los Angeles
homerjward, my sides hurt from laughing! :D ow! :D ow! Did you write that yourself just now? If so, you get vote for September post of the month, whether or not you win the RAM.
 

NusuniAdmin

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Nov 19, 2003
870
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Doctor Q said:
homerjward, my sides hurt from laughing! :D ow! :D ow! Did you write that yourself just now? If so, you get vote for September post of the month, whether or not you win the RAM.
wait a second? DO they really have posts of the month things??
 

Doctor Q

Administrator
Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
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Well, I just made that up, and there are no prizes involved, and nobody else voted for such a thing, and there's no review process to make sure I wasn't bribed for my vote, and there may never be another "post of the month". But other than that, yes. :)
 

dotnina

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Aug 19, 2004
856
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Yes homejward, that was hilarious! I'm overcome with giggles! :)

I love this thread. It makes me want to give away something for free, just so I can make people amuse me with funny songs. ;)
 

sososowhat

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 20, 2003
281
36
Palo Alto, CA
And the winner is...

You guys are awesome! I think both:

"All I Want is RAM" by Mulletman

and

"The Day my RAM Chip Died" by HomerJWard

are incredible. My friends votes are split, and those of you who commented here also gave the edge to those two over their worthy competition.


I'm going to send the RAM to Mulletman who needs it more.

Congratulations!
 

mulletman13

macrumors 6502a
Jul 1, 2004
505
0
Los Angeles.
Thanks!

heh, also thanks to HomerJWard who wrote that awesome song but didnt want the stick.

Thanks a lot, this stick is desperately needed!
 

homerjward

macrumors 68030
May 11, 2004
2,745
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fig tree
Doctor Q said:
homerjward, my sides hurt from laughing! :D ow! :D ow! Did you write that yourself just now? If so, you get vote for September post of the month, whether or not you win the RAM
thanks a lot.:p i couldnt give the RAM a good home which is why i didnt want it. it'd just sit on a shelf at my house until i buy an imac if i ever do. yeah, i wrote it just then. took me about an hour though and it's a parody obviously so special thanks to don mclean.