jdub: “haw haw” is so passe. It is now “haw haw… um.” The inspiration is clear.
barryp: I have a theory about Python uptake that runs something like this: five or so years ago, your average larval phase pizza-guzzling university computing student was a big Perl user and Perl advocate. Now, a lot of those students are Python users and advocates. Which is not to say that a lot of them don’t know Perl too, but Perl is moving away from being the scripting language of choice of your Geek of Tomorrow. Still, this might just be my university.