I particularly like:
- ..made by taking an 8-legged dog, housebreaking it, and tearing out its skeleton. Then giving it a machine shop.
a boneless 8-legged dog manages to be less useful than either an octopus or a dog - but it comes with a machine shop, so that's good.
That said, this is exactly the kind of thing that I would chuckle ceaselessly at, for which even fellow coders would shun me for being lame and non computer scientists would simply presume me to be insane. Fair play, really.