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In A Gadda Da Vida (drunk for "In the Garden of Eden") is an early heavy metal tune that became a classic solely through its sheer, mind-numbing length and incomprehensability. At the time, this was confused for mysticism.

The lyrics are but a few mere lines of sticky sweet romanticism, totally at odds with constipated metal vocals -- the latter of which were appropriate for the time and genre, the former of which would not be appropriate under any circumstances.

A baseline and accompanying rhythm guitar that was probably funky to white boys back in those days starts the tune. For added zip the organist helps the drummer out jazzcat style.

After singing the first repetition of the lyrics, which, it must be noted, are themselves repetitive, the lead singer improvises a little with a flourished "Please take my hand!" followed by a feeling-the-moment exclamation of "guitar!"

This is of course followed by an organ solo.

What evolves from there can only be described these days as a bad horror movie incidental score, punctuated by a one man drum circle and an interperative two-finger organ recital of "We Three Kings of Orient Are."

The song wraps up with a nearly identical iteration of the lyrics. This is an important feature of the song, because, although numerous parodies have spawned over the days, perhaps the funniest thing you can do with it is carefully dub a second copy seamlessly onto the end of the first, and then a third, and so on to the length of the longest recording media you can possibly find.

The end product has the effect of driving aged stoners (the only kind you can persuade to listen to it) stark raving mad. They cannot figure out whether the song is just dragging on like they remembered it from years ago, or whether they are just really, really baked. After about a half hour (which is well under twice the length of the original song) tension levels in the room will start to rise, and you can have fun placing bets on which of them will decide they have had enough first.
God, waiting to renew your drivers license is like listening to "Ina Gadda da Vida."
by skids October 26, 2005
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In computer code, smurfWord (written as such, in camelCase) refers to a word-fragment of poorly-chosen identifiers which adds no descriptive value, especially if the fragment is a well-worn computing trope. The use of such is generally loathed as a source of unintentional code obfuscation.
Of all the smurfWords the worst has to be "Enterprise." Weighing in at a carpel-tunnel-destroying ten full characters, the only legitimate reason to use it might be when referring to the .iso.dod.private.enterprises OID, but even then, since just about every OID is under .iso.dod.private.enterpises anyway, it still adds no value. To top that off, it gets misspelled frequently.
by skids May 3, 2012
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The wincentile was invented by Microsoft in the early 90s, but is now found in just about every progeny of computer software. It is a percentile point which is bigger than the other 99, specifically one that takes a long time when a computer program is displaying its progress. Why these percentiles take longer than the other percentiles has always been a big mystery to end-users.

Usually a wincentile is the last percentile, just to cause the end-user additional stress and anguish, however wincentiles have been reported to occur earlier than that, especially in the Windows 95 installation process, where it is reported that several wincentiles even coexist in the same batch of 100.
Steven thought he would make it online in time to email his work in by the deadline, but that last wincentile took forever.
by skids May 5, 2006
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