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Gator Art and Song

Written by Sean Valant

Monday, May 14th, 2012

We are fortunate enough to have some very loyal followers who like to show their appreciation in unusual and creative ways.  This goes all the way back to the early days of HostGator, when none other than crunk rapper Lil Jon offered to introduce Brent to some ladies at his show in Florida, in appreciation for Brent having personally assisted him with some technical issues.  Another random caller once offered to send Brent some weed, via the US Postal Service for the same reason.  For the record, both of these offers were respectfully declined.  These days, it’s not terribly unusual to receive the occasional gift basket at the office, but please no more offers of groupies or drugs.

Here’s a couple examples of the art we’ve received:

 

 

This Snappy was done by a child of
one of our Customers.
Back when we sponsored the Joe Nemecheck
NASCAR, we received a few racing-themed
comic strips starring Snappy. Please click
on the image to see the whole series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More recently, a Customer named Richard called us up for some assistance on his account and ended up singing us a song he wrote by the name of “GatorBill Me.”  The recording of the call is posted below along with the lyrics. By way of explanation, the acronym “PSR” stands for Preferred Support Representatives; Richard’s term for our Jr. Admins.  Without further ado, please enjoy:

 

GatorBill Me

GatorBill Me

 

 

 

I love my webhost
I love my VPS
Just like I love my mom
And I love my PSRs at my host
They teach me “how to host”

But best of all
I love the hosting HostGator gives me
Don’t talk; shut up
Just GatorBill me
‘Cause I’m feeling kind of creative today
And the business plan makes it easier

My PSRs are great
All they do is help and they encourage me
And I love the Help desk
They’re always available
Even on Christmas day.

But best of all
I love the hosting HostGator gives me
Don’t talk; shut up
Just GatorBill me
‘Cause I’m feeling kind of creative today
And the reseller plans makes it easier

Better off on a VPS
Than to use the shared plan
The control, the ease, the price
Host my site on Gator server one

I love the hosting HostGator gives me
Don’t talk; shut up
Just GatorBill me
‘Cause I’m feeling kind of creative today
And the dedis plan makes it easier

QuickInstall!

QuickInstall!

 

If you’d like to hear some more “GatorBill Me,” Richard also sent us an .mp3 that he recorded himself:

GatorBill Me

 

 

 

 

This saga does not end here. Having been inspired by “GatorBill Me,” a certain HostGator employee, who has requested to remain anonymous, decided to pen their own Gator song as well. Though a recording of this does not exist at this time, perhaps enough public outcry could convince this employee to grace us with a recorded version of their song:


Ode to HostGator

One, two, three and to tha four
Everything you need comes knockin’ at your door
Not really at your door, through your internet connection
Sitebuilders, templates…. what’s that, you need lessons?
Video tutorials; don’t forget the KB
Check it for yourself, don’t take it from me!

What’s that you say, you need a web host?
I’ll tell ya one time, who’s the host with the most
Go on sign up, you can thank me later
Wicky-wicky, wut-wut, check out HostGator

The top-notch staff, always happy to assist
Via chats, phones, twitter and tickets!
twenty-four seven, three sixty-five
Never chat bots, this help is alive!
Money back guarantee, never any hidden fees
If you can find a better host, sign up with them, please!

What’s that you say, you need a web host?
I’ll tell ya one time, who’s the host with the most
Go on sign up, you can thank me later
Wicky-wicky, wut-wut, check out HostGator

 

If these artistic offerings happen to have inspired you, we’d love to hear your Gator-themed musical stylings or see your Gator-themed artwork.  Feel absolutely free to leave a poem in the comments, or you can certainly always email us at feedback@hostgator.com, ATTN: Blog.

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Comments

11 Responses to Gator Art and Song

  1. falafel jones says:

    There’s a lot of awesome staff-parodies floating about too, though a bit unfinished and underdeveloped, but they have promise!

    • Brinkofdisaster says:

      Willie Nelson once told me that “[My] Heroes have always been chattechs.”

  2. VodkaPepper says:

    Hey now, I’m sure some employees would not mind having groupies sent their way!

  3. James47109 says:

    I really just loved the way how you posted and made available us this article to make us aware of this new technology. I really give you a big hand and big clap. Really it’s a new technology that you used to implement this concept. I really thank you from bottom of my heart.

  4. Someone just sent me this snazzy song they dedicated to HG:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVRK296Wq8Q

  5. Rwidge says:

    Ode to HostGator performed to the backing track of Ain’t Nothin’ But a G thang as made famous by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.

  6. Hosting says:

    Very helpful hosting related blog! I’m going to share with my friends right now!

  7. Peter Bablis says:

    Art is so funny and the song seems to be nice
    Peter Bablis

  8. Jasmine says:

    I love that Gator comic and of course the GatorBill Me song! You surely have a lot of fans!

  9. gamesorbiter says:

    Very Cool :D Love the songs.

  10. MikeJones says:

    I really give you a big hand and big clap. Really it’s a new technology that you used to implement this concept. I really thank you from bottom of my heart.

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