Friday Funny: May Flowers

It’s Friday and time for a few laughs. Towards that end, we run our caption contest on Fridays, with cartoons drawn by Diane Alber, our favorite data center cartoonist! Please visit Diane’s website Kip and Gary for more of her data center humor.

First, we must announce the winner of the “Into Every Life, A Little Rain Must Fall” cartoon: Congrats to reader “Dday,”who submitted, “I ‘m pinging in the rain, just pinging in the rain.”

This week we present “May Flowers.” Diane writes, “Since last week was April showers, I thought it was only natural to have May Flowers.” Enter your caption suggestion below.

The caption contest works like this: We provide the cartoon and you, our readers, submit the captions. We then choose finalists and the readers vote for their favorite funniest suggestion.

The winner will receive his or her caption in a signed print by Diane.


For the previous cartoons on DCK, see our Humor Channel.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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  1. dday

    Boy makes me want to have a fire just so the Preaction system will water them

  2. joe

    LEED Platinum here we come!

  3. We host not Flower Seller!

  4. This spring it is warmer in here and more UV from the lights than outside!

  5. This is not the kind of data center growth I had in mind.

  6. Gerald Oakham

    When I said we needed to get back to 'grass roots' with the datacenter, I think you might have Miss-understood me.

  7. So now Data Center as a Service includes this? What's next... Pet sitting?

  8. Frank

    Kip, I said we needed a garden-variety data center, not a garden in the data center!

  9. Frank

    Kip, this isn't going to help with our carbon reduction program.

  10. Frank

    Which server died and had so many friends and family?

  11. Darrell R

    It's too bad they already fixed last month's water leak. The indoor raincloud from March is gone too.

  12. Renato

    No, this won't help devops create a walled garden...

  13. Juan García

    Boy, now we are a real Green Data Center...!!!!!!!

  14. When I was talking about the greenhouse effect and data centers, this isn't what I meant!