Friday Funny: Extending More Power

It’s Friday! And you know how we like to end the work week with a little humor. Our Data Center Knowledge cartoon contest is a perfect way to have a few laughs on a Friday.

Diane Alber, our data center cartoonist, writes, “Running out of power or power strips, or patch cords can be a pretty common problem. . .Let’s see how Kip and Gary fix this one. . .” Submit your caption suggestions below.

Also, big congratulations to our reader JL, who submitted, “The new methane generators have arrived.” for our cartoon, How Remote Do You Go?.

New to the caption contest? Here’s how it works: 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 receives a hard copy print, with his or her caption included in the cartoon!

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For the previous cartoons on DCK, see our Humor Channel. Please visit Diane’s website Kip and Gary for more of her data center humor.

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About the Author

Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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  1. John Smith

    Just 5 or 6 more cords and we can reach the neighbor's building

  2. David Drysdale

    This should be long enough for us to access the power of the cloud.

  3. "Ever Performed a physical vMotion?"

  4. Darrell R

    NEMA 15-5 means we're allowed to daisy chain between 5 and 15 extension cords together.

  5. Ok, rock-scissors-paper for the last C19

  6. Jim Leach

    It's the circle of life...for data centers.

  7. If it reaches into the hall, we'll have to tell marketing our watts/sqft went up.

  8. Carlos Cebrian

    No, Gary, I think it's not the right time for skipping ropes

  9. George Safford

    Must be the new VIRTUAL POWER cable!

  10. Ronald Johanning

    You plug yours into "A" and I'll plug mine into "B" and we'll make a new "AB" system

  11. This will work great as a booby trap for unauthorized visitors!

  12. Josh Beck

    Well sure its legal. Why would they make them if it wasn't legal.

  13. Could this improve our PUE?

  14. Daniel Fosbinder

    Hey Gary, check it out...this power cord is recognized in 13 states.