So, for the curious, they have an initiation ritual at Los Techies. I’m going to spill the secret.
From Joe’s emal:
You must sacrifice a live chicken on the next full moon and praise the
computer gods for creating Assembler. After that you will have to tattoo
tux on one cheek and the MS Logo on other and on the nap of your back you
have to tattoo “They are both full of crap!” with an arrows pointing to both
cheeks. This is a standard indoctrination for all Los Techies!
I immediately complied and here’s the photo of my cheeks to prove it: