Every Wednesday, SW staffers are treated to the inspired instructions of Mr. Paul Jensen (above), master of all things IT, and famed crooner of all things swank and swinging in his night job with the Dudley Manlove Quartet. The rules of Server Reboot Wednesday are simple. But the execution requires considerable finesse. We invite you to play along as we inaugurate our new weekly feature with a classic from the archives:
Server Reboot Wednesday: the Summer Blockbuster Edition.
VO: “In a world….where man is controlled by machine…” *shot of an old man beaten up by a color copier* VO: “…and all hope is gone…” *A flat-screen monitor laughs maniacally as it whips a group of young street urchins* VO: “…one man dares to stand up...and take a stand!” *shot of a System Admin wearing a bullet belt, chomping on a cigar and holding a full cup of coffee* System Admin (addressing a rag-tag team of humans): “This is our time! This is our destiny! For today we fight back! Today, we rise up and say ‘no more!’ For today…is…WEDNESDAY!” (Humans cheer, waving torches in the air) VO: “Action has a new name…” System Admin (to a menacing mob of computer hardware): “Hey, computers…reboot THIS!” *Slow-motion montage of System Admin blowing up PCs with hand grenades, rocket launchers and plastic explosives – flaming computer parts fly across the screen.* VO: “Anthony Michael Hall IS System Admin in…”
SERVER REBOOT WEDNESDAY Also Starring: Ashley Judd -- Abe Vigoda -- and Dame Judi Dench as “Madam Linux.” Directed by Michael Bay. Music by Henry Mancini. Based on a true story.
Showtime starts at 7pm tonight. Please close all your computer programs before leaving the office. This film is rated R due to adult language, graphic computer violence and even more adult language.