Saw this one on the digg wires and thought it was too good to pass up posting: How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot in Any Programming Language:
You shoot yourself in the foot.
You accidentally create a dozen clones of yourself and shoot them all in the foot. Providing emergency medical assistance is impossible since you canâ€™t tell which are bitwise copies and which are just pointing at others and saying, â€œThatâ€™s me, over there.â€
After importing java.awt.right.foot.* and java.awt.gun.right.hand.*, and writing the classes and methods of those classes needed, youâ€™ve forgotten what the [heck] youâ€™re doing.
Your foot is ready to be shot in roughly five minutes, but you just canâ€™t find anywhere to shoot it.
You shoot yourself in the foot with a gun made with pieces from 300 other guns.
Find a gun, it falls apart. Put it back together, it falls apart again. You try using the .GUN Framework, it falls apart. You stab yourself in the foot instead.
SELECT @ammo:=bullet FROM gun WHERE trigger = â€˜PULLEDâ€™;
INSERT INTO leg (foot) VALUES (@ammo);
You shoot yourself in the foot, but nobody can understand how you did it. Six months later, neither can you.
There are dozens more, make sure to read the whole thing (and this list, where many of the jokes seemed to have come from in the first place, as well). And, my favorite commenter contribution from the above blog post has to be:
“Done, but with errors on the footâ€ – â€œExpected â€˜)â€™â€