Please explain the signatures.

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Could someone please explain the connection between these words:

Steve Jobs



Thank you



  • Reply 1 of 17
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    steve jobs cat ate my cat's watermelon
  • Reply 2 of 17
    I never got the point of the Steve Jobs, cats and watermelons but it didnt forbid of using them in the signature

    (The Cupertino thing is what a windows user asked..)
  • Reply 3 of 17
    In the days of wayback on AI there was someone with a signature that said "My cat can eat a whole watermelon". To what this alluded to I do not remember. A cartoon or movie perhaps? However this signature became noticed for whatever reason and people began coming up with different variants. And then you had people coming up ones just as jokes or parodies. I believe that mine was "My watermelon is allergic to cats". Silly stuff of course. Somewhere in there Steve Jobs may have become a staple of these signatures however the key was to have something about a cat and a watermelon. It was the fad de jour. It faded in time but it is a part our cultural past as a message board and thus is still referenced.
  • Reply 4 of 17
    Wasn't it brad bower who started that whole mess?

    I like Ralph Wiggum's much better. "My cat smells like cat food."
  • Reply 5 of 17
    It wasn't bradbower.

    It might have been AppleCorporateWhore though. What a weirdo that guy was.
  • Reply 6 of 17
    I thought he was dreamy.
  • Reply 7 of 17
    Hey, AppleCorporateWhore was my old signature.

    No, just joking, the whole junior member thing probably gives that away.

    So where did the watermelon farmer thing come from?


    And anyway it's "my cat's breath smells like cat food" I know these things because I don't have sky and I'm forced by the BBC to watch the same episodes of The Simpsons over and over again.
  • Reply 8 of 17
    How come if you ask a stupid question so many people answer, but if you ask a question you really need to know the answer to no one replies, or you get one person saying "yeah I have that problem to" ?

  • Reply 9 of 17
    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    That is one of the great mysteries of AI. Stranger still, how is it possible someone creates a signature that takes up more space than many people's posts?

  • Reply 10 of 17
    drewpropsdrewprops Posts: 2,321member
    I've been using the variant you mentioned (and may be referencing) for several months now, and mentioned it in the "history of AI" thread (I think) a few months ago. I can't remember who had the original "my cat likes watermelon" sig, but the ensuing wave of silly sigs was indeed a fun time.

  • Reply 11 of 17
    "A knowledge of cat is not an instruction to eat it." - watermelon

    Because it's true. Why else? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

    [ 10-09-2002: Message edited by: Brad ]</p>
  • Reply 12 of 17
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    One of my faves from the olden days involved the phrase, "Hogies and grinders, hogies and grinders..."

    Who was that?
  • Reply 13 of 17
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    "Hoagies and grinders, hoagies and grinders.. navy beans, navy beans, meatloaf sandwich.."

    I liked it as well, I forget whose it was, but it's from one of Adam Sandler's albums.
  • Reply 14 of 17
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    sadly, don't have a cat at this time....the coyotes and owls tend to greatly shorten the life expectancy of cats where i live...too bad as we have tons of field mice and pack rats for them to munch on....even smaller dogs tend to disappear into the night....larger dogs are safe enough, except every few years a mountain lion comes through and takes out a couple of the more aggressive dogs on it's way to less populated spots....when we first moved out here i had tons of "green arces" type stories (city folk heading to the country) kids couldn't go out to recess one day because a mountain lion was hangin by the swings on the playground at the elementry halloween that first year i was awaken at 3 am to the dogs going crazy at the front dog...we have that damn thick bar glass by the door, so i couldn't see out well enough to tell anything more than something "large" was on the i grab a baseball bat and open the door to see a freakin 2000 pound bull on the porch...i had put out pumpkins on the porch and surrounded them with hay to look---shit, i don't know---country? authentic?? anyway, the bull smelled the hay, broke down his fence and came about a mile to my house....didn't think the baseball bat was gonna do me much good, so i just cursed a few times and closed the door.....all the hay was gone in the morning...and i haven't used hay since....dang, i miss not having a cat.....g
  • Reply 15 of 17
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    [quote]Originally posted by groverat:

    <strong>"Hoagies and grinders, hoagies and grinders.. navy beans, navy beans, meatloaf sandwich.."


    "Sloppy joe, slop a sloppy joe. Sloppy joe, slop a sloppy joe. Sloppy joe, slop a sloppy joe.

    Well I woke up one mornin and what did I see? Oh the pepperoni pizza was a lookin at me. He said 'why do ya burn me and serve me up cold?' I said 'I got da spatula so do what you're told.'

    Sloppy joe, slop a sloppy joe. Sloppy joe, slop a sloppy joe. Sloppy joe, slop a sloppy joe."

    Or something like that...

    [ 10-10-2002: Message edited by: G4Dude ]</p>
  • Reply 16 of 17
    *sigh* Must I do everything? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

    Adam Sandler - Lunch Lady Land

    This is a song

    This is a new song

    It?s through the eyes of one of the greatest people alive, I feel

    The lunch lady

    Woke up in the morning

    Put on my new plastic glove

    Served some reheated salisbury steak

    With a little slice of love

    Got no clue what the chicken potpie is made of

    Just know everything?s doing fine down here in

    Lunch lady land

    Well I wear this net on my head

    Cause my red hair is falling out

    I wear these brown orthopedic shoes

    Cause I got a bad case of the gout

    I know you want seconds on the corn dogs

    But there's no reason to shout

    Everybody gets enough food down here in

    Lunch lady land

    Well yesterday's meatloaf is today's sloppy joes

    And my breath reeks of tuna

    And there's lots of black hairs coming out of my nose

    In lunch lady land, your dreams come true

    Clouds made of carrots and peas

    Mountains built of shepherd?s pie

    And rivers made of macaroni and cheese

    But don't forget to return your trays

    And try to ignore my gum disease

    No student can escape the magic of

    Lunch lady land

    Hoagies and grinders, hoagies and grinders, hoagies and grinders

    Navy beans, navy beans, navy beans

    Hoagies and grinders, hoagies and grinders

    Navy bean, navy beans

    Meatloaf sandwich

    Sloppy joe, slop-sloppy joe

    Sloppy joe, slop-sloppy joe

    Come on

    Sloppy joe, slop-sloppy joe

    Sloppy joe, slop-sloppy joe

    Well I, dreamt one morning that I woke up to see

    All the pepperoni pizza was looking at me

    It screamed why do you burn me and serve me, I'm cold

    I said I got the spatula, just do what you're told

    Then the liver and the onions started joining the fight

    And the chocolate pudding pushed me with all its might

    And the chop suey slapped me and it kicked me in the head

    It's called revenge lunch lady said the garlic bread

    I said what did I do to make you all so mad

    They said you got flabby arms and your breath is bad

    Then the green beans said you better run and hide

    But then my friend sloppy joe came and joined my side

    He said if it wasn't for the lunch lady, the kids wouldn't eatcha

    You should be shaking her hand and saying pleased to meetcha

    She gives you a purpose and she gives you a goal

    You should be kissing her feet and kissing her mole

    Now all the angry food just leave me alone

    And we all lived together in a happy home

    Thanks to Sloppy Joe, slop-sloppy joe

    Sloppy joe, slop-sloppy joe

    Sloppy joe, slop-sloppy joe

    Sloppy joe, slop-sloppy joe

    Well me and sloppy joe got married

    We got six kids and we're doing just fine

    Down in lunch lady land
  • Reply 17 of 17
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    Thanks, I was too lazy to do it. My version is close though Not bad for only hearing the song twice.
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