Requiem For A Geek

Requiem For A Geek

A tribute to my webcomicking friend, Barry Buchanan, who passed away last week. He created Don't Feed The Geek, a slice-of-life webcomic more or less about himself and his family. He will indeed be sorely missed by all his fans.

And here is the song that the parody is based on.

Comic transcript

[Nobody wants to be the co-worker that has to clean out the desk of someone who died. That task falls upon Matt, as the lyrics are shown for a song parody.]

(To the tune of "Empty Garden" by Elton John)

What happened here / as the Dallas sunset disappeared / I found an empty office among the hallways there / Who worked here / He must've been an engineer that cared a lot / Who weeded out the bugs and cleaned desktops / And now it all seems strange / It's funny how one virus can damage most mainframes

And what's it for / This little empty office on the second floor / And in the chips along the flash drive / Nothing else is stored / Who worked here / He must've been an engineer that cared a lot / Who weeded out the bugs on our laptops / And we were entertained / By the 'toons on his webspace / The geek we couldn't feed / No one can replace

And I've been knocking, but no one answered / And I've been messaging most of the day / Oh, and I've been calling / Oh hey, hey Barry / Can't you log out, can't you log out and play / Barry, can't you log out and play in your empty office / Barry, can't you log out and play in your empty office...

[A tribute to Barry Buchanan, 1964-2014. Rest in peace, geek.]

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