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What are the top 5 funniest Splunk startup messages

Super Champion

Hello Splunkers,

I'm looking for the funniest splunk startup messages (ie: Splunk> Be an IT superhero. Go home early.).

Anyone got a link or a list to share here ?


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Super Champion

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Splunk Employee

Thank you for this wonderful list! 😄

You are correct about "Ready. AMI. Fire." not being a typo.

AMI stands for Amazon Machine Image. An AMI is a template for the root volume for the instance (for example, an operating system, an application server, and applications).

More info can be found on at AWS: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/AMIs.html


Here are all the ones that I have collected, from various sources (including Splunk App 413).

  1. Splunk> 4TW
  2. Splunk> All batbelt. No tights.
  3. Splunk> Another one.
  4. Splunk> Australian for grep.
  5. Splunk> Be an IT superhero. Go home early.
  6. Splunk> Because ninjas are too busy
  7. Splunk> Bring IT on
  8. Splunk> Caught me on the server - Wasn't me.
  9. Splunk> CENSORED
  10. Splunk> Charity begins at /home
  11. Splunk> Chasing tail since 2003
  12. Splunk> CSI: Logfiles.
  13. Splunk> Data with destiny
  14. Splunk> Digs deeper than a jealous spouse.
  15. Splunk> Don't get caught up in the game of pwns
  16. Splunk> Don't hate the know-it-all
  17. Splunk> Finding disturbances in the Force before the Jedi Masters
  18. Splunk> Finding your Achilles Heel
  19. Splunk> Finding your faults 10 times faster than Mom.
  20. Splunk> Finding your faults, just like Mom.
  21. Splunk> Find the good sh in IT
  22. Splunk> For Dummies
  23. Splunk> Fully armed and operationally intelligent battle station
  24. Splunk> Getting too accustomed to WFH
  25. Splunk> If a tree falls in the forest, we heard it
  26. Splunk> If you only knew now what you didn't know then
  27. Splunk> I gotta fever, and the only cure is more LICENSE!
  28. Splunk> In $deity we trust, all others we log.
  29. Splunk> Intelligent Operations
  30. Splunk> I see dead servers.
  31. Splunk> It goes on forever, and...Oh my god, it is full of stars!
  32. Splunk> IT like you mean it.
  33. Splunk> Knowledge is Power. Power Corrupts. Yield to Temptation.
  34. Splunk> Like an F-18, bro.
  35. Splunk> Live in the moment.
  36. Splunk> “Log I am your father”
  37. Splunk> Log is my co-pilot.
  38. Splunk> “Looking for trouble”
  39. Splunk> Map. Reduce. Recycle.
  40. Splunk> “More brain, less surgery”
  41. Splunk> More flexible than an Olympic gymnast.
  42. Splunk> My spidey sense is tingling...
  43. Splunk> Needle. Haystack. Found.
  44. Splunk> No pants, fast results.
  45. Splunk> Now with more code!
  46. Splunk> \"\". nuff said.
  47. Splunk> Oh my god, it found it!
  48. Splunk> Omniscience. Is that good enough for you?
  49. Splunk> Only cave men use Event Viewer.
  50. Splunk> Open a can of whooparse
  51. Splunk> Operational Intelligence
  52. Splunk> PhD, GCIA, GCIH, GCFA (not required).
  53. Splunk> Pivot, pivot good.
  54. Splunk> Please feed the models.
  55. Splunk> Power to be greater.
  56. Splunk> Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!
  57. Splunk> Ready. AMI. Fire.
  58. Splunk> Real-time answers.
  59. Splunk> Rhymes with drunk.
  60. Splunk> Rocket Surgeon
  61. Splunk> ROFLMAO - rolling our files, logging my ass off!
  62. Splunk> Search for Extra-Terrestrial Operational Intelligence.
  63. Splunk> Search WTF | alert FTW | report WFH
  64. Splunk> See the forest and the trees!
  65. Splunk> See the light before you tunnel.
  66. Splunk> See your world. Maybe wish you hadn’t.
  67. Splunk> Show me your logs.
  68. Splunk> Solve problems you didn't know you were about to have.
  69. Splunk> Take the sh out of IT.
  70. Splunk> Taming the goat rodeo.
  71. Splunk> The bran for your system.
  72. Splunk> The corkscrew for your vintage data.
  73. Splunk> The IT Search Engine.
  74. Splunk> The Mars rover of the IT landfill.
  75. Splunk> The Notorious B.I.G. D.A.T.A.
  76. Splunk> The power of egrep, the grace of relational databases.
  77. Splunk> The proper way to watch tail.
  78. Splunk> These are the droids you are looking for.
  79. Splunk> This way: Run-D.M.C.
  80. Splunk> Walking War Room!!
  81. Splunk> “Weapon of a security warrior”
  82. Splunk> We enjoy breaks more than Unions.
  83. Splunk> We found dead SIEM
  84. Splunk> We know what is going on in there...
  85. Splunk> We line break for regular expressions.
  86. Splunk> Who you gonna trust? Us, or your own lying eyes?
  87. Splunk> Winning the war on error.

The Ready. AMI. Fire. one does not appear to be a typo. You'll also find it here: https://twitter.com/splunk/status/854385776150298625

Also, you can use:

    `$ strings $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk | grep "[Ss]plunk> "`

to see what taglines are in the Splunk executable (on linux).

Super Champion

here's a community list via splunk wiki.


Super Champion

splunk> Rhymes with drunk lol

0 Karma


My all time favorite

Splunk > Like an F18, bro

Here's a list


Splunk> The IT Search Engine.
Splunk> Be an IT superhero. Go home early.
Splunk> Needle. Haystack. Found.
Splunk> CSI: Logfiles.
Splunk> All batbelt. No tights.
Splunk> Finding your faults, just like mom.
Splunk> Australian for grep.
Splunk> 4TW
Splunk> See your world. Maybe wish you hadn’t.
Splunk> Like an F-18, bro.
Splunk> Now with more code!
Splunk> Winning the War on Error
Splunk> The Notorious B.I.G. D.A.T.A.
Splunk> Map. Reduce. Recycle.
Splunk> Take the sh out of IT.

Super Champion

Splunk> Winning the War on Error <<<--- hahah good one 😄

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