Does anyone else mentally pronounce the visual verification letters, or is it just me? You know, the ones that are a random string of letter that you type in when you're leaving a comment somewhere. I always say them, sometimes out loud.
Many (many!) years ago we found a stack of old computer punch cards somewhere in the hallways of MIT. Trolling for spoo (that's what we called it, I think) was a rather entertaining pastime there - you never knew what you would find. Anyway, each of these punch cards had a line or two of printing on them as well - I suppose it was a visual confirmation of the content of the card. I remember going through them at one point and pulling out the interesting ones and arranging them in a sort of poem. Alas, the poem (and cards) is long lost now, but I still love randomly generated phrases and they always make a sort of poem to me.
On a somewhat related note, a few weeks ago the cartoon "Frazz" had what I thought was an absolutely brilliant Sunday strip. Many thanks to John Hildebidle, my poetry professor in college, for making me able to appreciate this strip.