If You’re Happy and You Know It…

by Joey deVilla on October 24, 2007

Computer monitor: “If you’re happy and you know it, syntax error!”
Photo courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele.

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jesse Gardner October 25, 2007 at 11:21 am

“If you’re happy and you know it, -bash: command not found.”

Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

2 RS October 30, 2007 at 7:17 pm

Wow, I took that photo a year and a half ago. I put it online once and now it’s going everywhere.

To think about it, I took it the same day my first Bash quote was accepted.

Good to see it in circulation.

3 ailaG November 16, 2007 at 6:56 am

ROFL. I laughed in real life as well :)

4 eddy July 4, 2008 at 2:30 pm

that is the funniest thing i’ve seen on stumble today

5 deon July 6, 2008 at 2:57 am

i tried it on xp(pro). it says happy was unexpected at this time. seriously it did.

6 T D July 8, 2008 at 5:04 pm

The screenshot looks like it’s from the old MS-DOS OS or 98, which I think syntax error’d. XP says unexpected at this time.

7 shawn July 9, 2008 at 7:37 pm

nope not funny in any way…simpletons are most likely amused though…

8 phil July 11, 2008 at 12:11 am

well you can label this UCLA Law student a fucking simpleton cause that was hilarious

9 Keegan July 12, 2008 at 10:37 pm

Is it because you don’t get it shawn? Is that it? I’ll give you a hint: It’s a computer thing.

10 jake July 13, 2008 at 2:02 am

That is the funniest thing I’ve seen all day.

11 lol July 22, 2008 at 4:59 pm

omg amazing
stumble rules

12 Melkor July 24, 2008 at 5:21 pm

Wow this is funny!
So i’m not the first who got here from stumble…?

13 Skot August 5, 2008 at 12:39 am

Classy, simple, and funny.

14 Bill January 12, 2009 at 1:32 am

Lulz abound, even though I’ve seen it before.:)

15 Rob January 13, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Clearly shopped

16 Samer Ziadeh January 16, 2009 at 10:13 am

hahaha excellent

17 issiaka February 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm

if you’re happy and you know it clap your hand if you’re happy and etc…

18 alon May 2, 2009 at 9:48 am

laughed so hard.. lol

19 Yitzchak Handel June 19, 2009 at 11:25 am

Let me elaborate – XP doesn’t just say unexpected, it says, “happy was unexpected at this time!”

Not as funny, but a good aftershock to the original.

20 Howie June 21, 2009 at 2:26 am

Yeah, i found it quite funny when I tried on XP

21 ubuntuguy January 3, 2010 at 11:59 am

if you’re happy, and you know it, greater than
>if you’re happy, and you know it, greater than
>if you’re happy, and you know it, and you really want to show it, if you’re happy and you know it, greater than

22 Justin September 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Win 7
C:\Users\Justin>if you’re happy and you know it, syntax error!
happy was unexpected at this time.

C:\Users\Justin>if you’re happy and you know it, syntax error!
happy was unexpected at this time.

C:\Users\Justin>if your happy and you know it, and you really want to show, if y
oure happy and you know it syntax error!
happy was unexpected at this time.

23 Kyriakos December 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm

haha. nice photo man.
i found you by stumbleupon.

24 Leztat December 21, 2010 at 4:47 am

OMGOMGOMG xD!! I lauged so hard, it’s 2:47 and my neighbour just banged the floor to shut up xD!!!

25 gabe December 23, 2010 at 1:01 am

yes this was very funny, computer people get it but others wont

26 Jón December 30, 2010 at 11:31 am

if * “The Spanish Inquisition”

27 Eric Carlson January 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm

if (you.getHappy() && you.getKnowIt()) {

28 Access Healthcare January 20, 2011 at 7:59 am

Its really funny syntax.

29 SB May 4, 2011 at 8:09 pm

The picture was funny, but the comments were better. is there ONE picture online with out the comment, “Clearly shopped,” or, “It’s obviously photoshopped, you can see the pixels!”? Good call, Rob. Utilizing photoshop would be much easier than taking a picture of a computer already displaying this message.

30 internet marketing July 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

Shows how computers aren’t happy anymore, unfortunately happy is unexpected this time.

31 PuterNerd August 11, 2011 at 2:36 am

Rofl, SB! If you hadn’t pointed it out to him, I was going to. A little bit of knowledge, and a few buzzwords, are a dangerous combination…

32 Michalis Nicolaides August 14, 2011 at 6:30 am

Wow, this is a verry happy computer (and it knows it)!
Thanks, you made me laugh !

33 parasew September 20, 2012 at 8:57 am

@Jesse Gardner: that’s a syntax error as well. correct would be:
“If you’re happy and you know it, -bash: If: command not found.”

34 Josh November 5, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I tried it on my computer and it accually works!

35 Dio November 12, 2014 at 3:29 am

Oh man! Some great memories pop up here! From which museum did you take this photo from dude ? :)

36 Hosting Crna Gora November 23, 2015 at 5:25 am

if you’re happy haha

37 starozlis January 5, 2016 at 10:33 am

very nice… hahaha

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