Slaves on a galley were rawing each day for a handful of rice, untill one day each one got a whole fried chicken. They ate it right away, but towards the end of the meal they got suspicious. Finally one of them asked

- Hey, whipmaster, what's the meaning of this?

- Oh, nothing special, it's just that you'll have to push a little harder tomorrow. The boss wants some water-skiing.


Now why is this a programming joke?
I really wouldn't know. Nobody ever received orders for big things accomplished by yesterday.


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