Posted by: Joel Moss Levinson | January 22, 2009

I’m a Linux. The Song. Video Contest Entry.

Before any of the details and behind the scene stuff, allow me to present my video contest entry for the “I’m a linux” video contest. The requirement is to respond to the ubiquitous “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” ads that are now being run by both Apple and Microsoft. And just to point out, the mascot of Linux is “Tux the Penguin,”

Tux the Penguin, the Linux Mascot

Tux the Penguin, the Linux Mascot


So in fact this is the first time when my penguin costume has actually been ENTIRELY appropriate, and I hope it helps me win the trip to Japan.


(The video is also posted through the Linux Foundation’s website)

Yesterday I posted a Craigslist posting looking for a 40-60 year old woman to make out with a man in a penguin costume. Within 30 minutes or so, I had gotten a response from the lovely woman you saw in the video with me. She is an excellent actress and I thought it only fitting to pass on her resume here in case anyone else is looking for someone who fits that bill to work with.

Mae Aswell

Finally, I think I have to address the question of whether or not this is actually going to win me the contest. See, someone from the Linux Foundation reached out to me after having heard of my work and encouraged me to enter. The good news is that’s a nice way to hear about contests. The bad news is, I have entered a couple so far under the same circumstances and haven’t won them, which worries me. The woman who got in touch with me assured me that she had nothing to do with the voting and judging process and that my video would be judged fairly against the competition, which is all I ever ask.

That said, I also decided I would enter, but I would make the video that I wanted to make. And in my head what made me laugh was when I thought, “Mac is a silly hipster, PC is a dork, and Linux rocks so hard he’s going to come to the party, drink your booze, fuck your mom and then laugh about it,” because linux is an open-source software – the rock star of softwares.

Whether or not the judges agree is up to them.


  1. That’s a very funny take on Linux man. Keep it up. You’re already getting some Linux fans on digg:

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