Just reading the comments associated with a post from the reddit.com people about a rewrite of their entire site from Common Lisp to Python. The Lispers are screaming "noooooo!", the Pythonistas are grinning smugly, and the Rubyolas are asking "why not us?".
In the middle of it all, comes this gem (unfortunately, posted by "Anonymous", so no attribution):
Real men would design a custom ASIC and write a new FORTH system optimized for Reddit, complete with custom developent environment, web server, etc. It would multiply the development time-to-1.0 by about 2-4x, but the entire system would be smaller than the ethernet plug, would handle a saturated gigabit pipe with sub centisecond latency, never crash, and use less power than your toaster. Everyone would be too busy saying "WTF is FORTH?" to bitch about you not using Ruby on Rails.
Then you'd lose to the guy who did it in PHP (*turn* *puke*), because it's not about the technology, stupid.