We all know (and love or hate) the Hello Dolly plugin that comes bundled with every WordPress installation. In case you aren’t familiar with Hello Dolly, it places snippets of lyrics from the songs in the Hello Dolly movie in the corner of your admin.

While I don’t actually ever activate this plugin, as a huge fan of the movie I can understand the motivation behind making sure everyone has access to the brilliant lyrics in the songs. I mean, how can you beat this scene from the movie:

Wave your little hand and whisper so long deary,
Should have said so long so long ago,
And baby when your nights are weary,
Don’t you come a-knocking at my door.

Cause I’ll be all dolled up and singing this song that says
You dog, I told you so–oo… etc.

The best. “And on those cold winter nights, Horace…you can snuggle up to your cash register…it’s a little lumpy, but it rings.” And it has Louis in it.

Ok, enough.

Anyway, for those of you who don’t love Hello Dolly (gasp), and gravitate towards darker, bleaker forms of art, a new variation of the plugin has been created by The Art of Darkness that displays a random line from Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven.” I actually do love most of Poe’s stuff, but it’s pretty disturbing and isn’t the kind of literature I’d love to have popping up all day. But I guess with a blog named “The Art of Darkness,” the people over there go for this kind of thing. So if you do too, here’s the link:

Hello Ennui Plugin

And now, for those of you who do love Hello Dolly:

Hello Dolly

“Wonderful Woman!” (Horace at the end of the movie)