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Virtual Date

Words and music copyright ©1995 by Blake Hodgetts


I知 taking Annie out on the internet
     We池e going on a virtual date
I値l pick her up sharp around quarter to five
     For her that means a quarter to eight
There won稚 be a question of her place or mine
I値l finger her address while our modems entwine
I知 taking Annie out on the internet
     We池e going on a virtual date

I知 taking Annie out on the internet
     A cyber-struttin dude and his doll
We値l slip through every socket on our TCP line
     We値l master every server痴 protocol
Her knowledge of the net has got me thoroughly awed
She痴 got a cable modem and a dream-of-a-BAUD
I知 taking Annie out on the internet
     We池e going on a virtual date

We値l take a cruise
Through Usenet news
     From comp.sys.unix to alt.barney.dinosaur.die.die.die
And when we致e read
Through every thread
     We値l have to take a moment and reply

We値l stop for tea
In IRC
     We値l make a secret channel safe from passersby
And if by chance we get stuck in a MUD
Be it steamy conversation or dungeons 地 blood
I値l have a shot to show her I知 a cyber-stud
     And maybe I値l explore her GUI

(spoken:) They say it痴 kinda 組ooey着

I知 taking Annie out on the internet
     We池e browsing till we致e seen every site
From yahoo.com out to the Really Big Button That Doesn稚 Do Anything,
     Link to link, we値l download all night
We池e surfers at sport on the world痴 biggest stage
And flamers beware, we値l HTTP your home page!
I知 taking Annie out on the internet,
     I値l log us in before it痴 too late,
I get out on the net with her whenever I can.
We met eleven days ago in alt.startrek.fan,
I壇 rather not remember that she might be a man,
     We池e going on a virtual,
     Do a gopher search, you will
     Find us on our virtual
     Date!