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The Identity Philosophers Song

With all due apologies to Monty Python and specifically Eric Idle here’s the identity industry’s version of the Philosophers Song. Many thanks to everyone who helped this effort and huge thanks to Eve Maler for all her work on this. What follows is meant with much love and respect to everyone in the industry (mentioned or not). And with that… maestro please:

Jeremy Grant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable
iglazer, iglazer was a boozy beggar
who could think you under the table
Blakley whom could out-consume
Madsen, Bradley, and Dingle
Pat Patterson was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Cahill
There’s nothing Wilton couldn’t teach ya’
Bout the raising of the wrist.
Cameron himself was permanently pissed…

George Fletcher, still, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Nishant K could stick it away;
Half a crate of whiskey every day.
Patrick Harding, Patrick Harding was a bugger for white lightning
Nash was fond of his dram,
Really Dick Hardt was a drunken fart
“I drink, therefore I am”
Yes, Cameron himself is particularly missed;
A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he’s pissed!

And if none of that made sense to you, here’s the original which also might not make much sense either.

Just in time for #gartneriam – The Identity Philosophers Song. Many thanks to @xmlgrrl for her help! https://t.co/p8E5rVbDJc

Really? As we all head to Vegas? Cannot imagine what this leads to >> The Identity Philosophers Song – http://t.co/ReFb7WkgwE /by @iglazer

RT @iglazer: Just in time for #gartneriam – The Identity Philosophers Song. Many thanks to @xmlgrrl for her help! https://t.co/p8E5rVbDJc

Mentioned in @iglazer’s Identity Philosophers Song: @jgrantindc @bobblakley @paulmadsen @ve7jtb @pamelarosiedee … https://t.co/MvwLpQVmBG

@xmlgrrl @iglazer @jgrantindc @bobblakley @ve7jtb @pamelarosiedee I link therefore I am https://t.co/igO72Gkv27

Mentioned in @iglazer’s Identity Philosophers Song: @metadaddy @futureidentity @gffletch @NishantK @patrickharding … https://t.co/MvwLpQVmBG

Mentioned in @iglazer’s Identity Philosophers Song: … and @winemaker @DickHardt https://t.co/MvwLpQVmBG

RT @xmlgrrl: Mentioned in @iglazer’s Identity Philosophers Song: @metadaddy @futureidentity @gffletch @NishantK @patrickharding … https://t…

RT @paulmadsen: @xmlgrrl @iglazer @jgrantindc @bobblakley @ve7jtb @pamelarosiedee I link therefore I am https://t.co/igO72Gkv27

It’s true. @bobblakley can outdrink me. But only just barely. https://t.co/2nCtd8Kpzu

RT @xmlgrrl: Mentioned in @iglazer’s Identity Philosophers Song: @jgrantindc @bobblakley @paulmadsen @ve7jtb @pamelarosiedee … https://t.co…

RT @iglazer: Just in time for #gartneriam – The Identity Philosophers Song. Many thanks to @xmlgrrl for her help! https://t.co/p8E5rVbDJc

RT @xmlgrrl: Mentioned in @iglazer’s Identity Philosophers Song: @metadaddy @futureidentity @gffletch @NishantK @patrickharding … https://t…

Inclusion in @iglazer Identity Philosophers Song fulfills a key portion of my 2014 performance plan @NSTICNPO https://t.co/O2zARThrZh

RT @iglazer: Just in time for #gartneriam – The Identity Philosophers Song. Many thanks to @xmlgrrl for her help! https://t.co/p8E5rVbDJc

Mentioned in @iglazer’s Identity Philosophers Song: ill I’d be on a 1/2 pint of shandy … https://t.co/8ghzW5Vrj3 Thx Ian & @xmlgrrl!