In the future, after the apocalypse, the world is a wasteland. O'Reilly the XVI runs out of animals to put on book covers, so he uses evil scientists to engineer Grinophunkey. Part Giraffe (Apache beats up the competition and its head swells), part Rhino (Netscape did say JavaScript is the language of the future), part Hippopotamus (Perl gets fatter in its old age), and part Monkey (JSP and ASP merge to make ASS, hard to write and hard to support. Best of both worlds). Grinophunkey will appears on the cover of the most powerful computer language of the future (well, the hippest at the time). . . Ada++. Due to decay of society, retro is still kool in the future.