Cheeky browser plug-in paddles ‘cloud’ peddlers

And if you think that’s funny …

It's a browser plug-in for Chrome, Safari or Firefox -- posted to Github by someone going by the name panicsteve -- that simply replaces every reference to "the cloud" on a webpage with the words "my butt."

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Hilarity ensues.

Now I say hilarity ensues despite the fact that I wasn't willing to install the extension myself. As Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars fame might say, it's not that I don't trust panicsteve, it's that I don't trust anybody. And besides, you can achieve the same hilarious effect, albeit nowhere near as elegantly, by using the find-and-replace function in Microsoft Word, which I did do, using a recent story written by Network World's in-house authority on all things cloud, senior writer Brandon Butler.

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The result was seven sentences in which the phrase "the cloud" was replaced by "my butt." Some of the sentences were funny. Some were way too funny. And others, well ... After a few minutes of professional reflection - much of it spent staring at pictures of my kids -- I decided I wasn't willing to actually publish the sentences here. Sorry, you'll have to do your own experiments.

But, if you're willing to go that far for a cheap laugh, I suggest you try one better: Years ago - many years ago - someone suggested that I take any old Word document and do a find-and-replace on it swapping out every "the" and replacing it with "the f*****g."

A thousand times funnier than cloud-my-butt.

Fair warning, though: I am here to tell you that doing this thousand-times-funnier alternative is more potentially lethal than Monty Python's Killer Joke, which I will post next in an effort to atone for my wimping out on the other thing.

You're welcome.

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