Because I watched too many "Man Law!" commercials during this weekend's football games:
"There must be a stub or a test fixture in every codebase that uses the Simpsons as a theme for fake data"
P.S. A consistently effective way to break the ice during pairing sessions is to decide on the fake data theme of the day. A couple years ago I was on a team with some client developers that weren't exactly warming up to us consultants (not the first or the last time). As silly as this sounds, one of the coders got a bit friendlier after we used a NASCAR theme for a day in our unit tests. With another coder we started using a Hair Metal band theme. Star Wars/Star Trek are cliches now, just throwing ideas out at you that I've used:
- Dukes of Hazzard
- Zelazny's Amber series (for the two of us who knew what that was)
- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
- Wheel of Time