Back in the day when the web was cool
there was a new program
. It had the fabled meta tag
that allowed pull
pages. One of the most famous of these was "The Amazing Fish Cam
So, one day, one of the lab junkies was sitting there watching it. The lab had just acquired the parts of a VAX and there was a huge power supply just sitting there (our faculty advisor was on sabbatical and couldn't say "Get that junk out of here" until he came back from Berkeley). This lab guy looked at the UPL-cam, the VAX power supply, and The Amazing Fish Cam. From that point forward he was no longer allowed to own a fish or bring more liquid than can fit into a Mountain Dew can. But he did write a cgi and is partially responsible for /dev/bomb and /goat.
The Tazerfish Project features a goldfish swimming across the screen. This even works in lynx, though you have to push the fish. You can select at any time to tazer the fish. The highlight of this is seeing a page a dead fish on it and the immortal words:
Get a new fish, this one sucks.
P.S. Its not a real fish.
Yes, I was there at the time.