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The Underfull Badness Blues

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Mar. 20th, 2018 | 08:55 pm

Found deep in the bowels of the TeXhax mailing list — the Underfull Badness Blues:

The Underfull Badness Blues
by Frankeye Jones
(to the tune of "Da Doo Ron Ron")

I thought I put the backslashes in
I thought I did it right;
But when I tried to run the thing
The screen displayed this sight:
"Error, error, error," it said
So I've got no time to lose
My line's too long and my bracket's missing
I've got the underfull badness blues
(a-do-run-run-run, a do-run-run)

I can do most anything
With LaTeX as a tool
Make boxes, tables, Greek letters too
And I can alter the size of my pool
But wait! I got too excited again
It's the same old, not-good-news
My control sequences are in error again
I've got the underfull badness blues

My life is like a LaTeX run
With trials and errors each day
The fates one minute are on my side
Then they slip and slide away
I lose my keys, I'm out of Scope
I'm totally missing my cues
The cats have fleas and the water heater burst
I've got the overfull/underfull badness blues
(a-do-run-run-run, a do-run-run)

I thought that was cute. :) (And yes, I've occasionally gotten the overfull/underfull badness blues... less often than the poseball blues so far, though!)

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