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Two Items Walk into a ToolBar...

Posted by chet on October 18, 2005 at 11:33 AM PDT

Some of us recently visited the Sun offices in St. Petersburg, Russia, where we have lots of great client engineers working on AWT, Swing, and 2D. We spent most of the week working on various desktop development issues (like planning the features in the next release after Mustang).

But the most important contribution of our efforts there might be in the field of Swing Humor, a niche that has been all too bereft of attention in recent years, since the original classic joke of naming and trademarking the library with the generic and unmemorable monicker “Java Foundation Classes” when all of our developers know it as simply “Swing”.

In an effort to inject some badly-needed humor into this area of Java development, I offer the following joke. Shannon Hickey and I worked on this one intermittently during the course of an evening, finally arriving at this version:

	Two items walk into a ToolBar.
The bartender says, “Can I get you a menu?”
“No thanks, we're looking for a little action.”

Here's another variation on the theme:
	An item walks into a ToolBar.
The bartender says, “Where's your friend?”
“Big event last night; he's disabled.”

And here's a nice variation from Hans Muller:
	An item walks into a ToolBar.
The bartender says, “Can I get you a drink?”
“No thanks, I'm a lightweight.”

If you can think of any others and want the Instant Fame that is surely to follow from adding a comment to this blog, please feel free to add it below. If you don't think the jokes above are funny, feel free to not tell me; my ego couldn't take it. Besides, if you didn't find them funny, why have you bothered to read this far?

For the exciting sql to this joke, check out Two Items Walk Back into a Toolbar

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