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Prior to the introduction of eunuchs servers, it was commonly thought the most compliant servers should be hard of hearing. For this reason, many early programming languages such as COBOL required constant shouting to insure the machines OBEY YOUR COMMANDS.
A leftover from this period is that many database servers remain hard of hearing. Though this is now considered a privacy feature if databases do not SELECT or INSERT just any data that they might overhear.
Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.