Done and done
May 12, 2008 9:26 PM   Subscribe

I do this menial task at work at least once, and usually several times a day, which involves running my scripts and then sending out a mass email. The body of my email currently consists of the word 'Done'. I'd like as many ways as possible to say 'the task is completed' and be generally silly.

Go all out, synonyms, colloquialisms, slang, foreign languages, everything. This task will be all done within a month or two, and I just want to amuse myself and weird out coworkers.
posted by Mach5 to Writing & Language (78 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
Mission Accomplished?
posted by flatluigi at 9:34 PM on May 12, 2008


Fin!
posted by numinous at 9:35 PM on May 12, 2008


the task is completed in as many languages you can find
posted by mattoxic at 9:36 PM on May 12, 2008


wendell
posted by mattoxic at 9:36 PM on May 12, 2008


For the fans of Ferris Beuller: "Le jeux sont faits, your ass is mine".
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 9:37 PM on May 12, 2008


Stick a fork in it.
posted by numinous at 9:38 PM on May 12, 2008


-30-

posted by enn at 9:38 PM on May 12, 2008


That is so dunzo!
posted by Asherah at 9:41 PM on May 12, 2008


On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia.
posted by scody at 9:44 PM on May 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Over? Over.
posted by pupdog at 9:45 PM on May 12, 2008


We'll always have Paris.
posted by unSane at 9:52 PM on May 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Now, I'm going to Disneyland!
posted by Gorgik at 9:53 PM on May 12, 2008


That all you got, punk?

Tetelestai

Oh!!! My muffins!!!!!

Signed, sealed, delivered.

Game over, man, game over!
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 9:58 PM on May 12, 2008


Over and out.

My work here is done.

It's soup!
posted by amyms at 10:01 PM on May 12, 2008


http://www.instantrimshot.com/
posted by pupdog at 10:05 PM on May 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Somewhere, a fat lady is singing.

Aaaaaaaaaand scene.
posted by 23skidoo at 10:13 PM on May 12, 2008


It's Miller time!
posted by nicwolff at 10:16 PM on May 12, 2008


...and boom goes the dynamite
posted by pilibeen at 10:18 PM on May 12, 2008


Yatta!

(It's the past tense of 遣る yaru which means "to do, to attempt, to try". In actual use it signifies triumph, achievement.)
posted by Class Goat at 10:18 PM on May 12, 2008


That's all, folks!
posted by suedehead at 10:21 PM on May 12, 2008


In various languages:

"fertig", "klaar", "pret".

Also "fait accompli" and perhaps "alia iacta est"
posted by Capostrophe at 10:30 PM on May 12, 2008


"ah fuck i cant believe i've done this?"
posted by drjimmy11 at 10:31 PM on May 12, 2008


Finito.
posted by peacheater at 10:31 PM on May 12, 2008


...and that's a wrap!
posted by rio at 10:32 PM on May 12, 2008


Thank you, drive through.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:33 PM on May 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


The dishes are done, man!
posted by rlef98 at 10:37 PM on May 12, 2008 [2 favorites]


Cut! And print it!
posted by Kikkoman at 10:42 PM on May 12, 2008


QED.
posted by TypographicalError at 10:47 PM on May 12, 2008


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posted by emelenjr at 10:58 PM on May 12, 2008 [3 favorites]


I think we're done here.
Nothing more to see, move along.
The eagle has landed.
posted by sysinfo at 11:11 PM on May 12, 2008


Hillaried.
posted by orthogonality at 11:19 PM on May 12, 2008


Owari. ("The end" in Japanese.)

How about a closing narration quote from The Twilight Zone? There are a bunch, but my two favorites for your purposes:

"There are more things in heaven and earth, and in the sky, than perhaps can be dreamt of. And somewhere in between heaven, the sky, the earth, lies the Twilight Zone." (1.18, The Last Flight)

"[A]sk yourself, do you live here, in this country, in this world, or do you live instead in the Twilight Zone?" (2.62, Shadow Play)
posted by bettafish at 11:21 PM on May 12, 2008


Thank you, come again.
posted by naoko at 11:23 PM on May 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Can you use a noise? I just found this on the blue page and I've fallen in love.

http://www.instantrimshot.com/
posted by wv kay in ga at 11:25 PM on May 12, 2008


</task>
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 11:30 PM on May 12, 2008


And they all lived happily ever after.
posted by naoko at 11:41 PM on May 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


I can't believe I ate the whole thing.
posted by naoko at 11:43 PM on May 12, 2008


"Well, I'm back."

"Yes."

"Shantih shantih shantih"
posted by holgate at 12:20 AM on May 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


+1

<>

Now *that's* elegant.

The pacman 'dying' wav might be cool...
posted by DrtyBlvd at 12:44 AM on May 13, 2008


"Pens down everyone."
posted by leakymem at 12:47 AM on May 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


This task caught the Westbound home.
posted by orthogonality at 12:49 AM on May 13, 2008


Veni, vidi, vici.
posted by jacalata at 12:52 AM on May 13, 2008


yes I said yes I will Yes
posted by scody at 1:02 AM on May 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


Mehr Licht.
posted by Ghislain Bellec at 1:41 AM on May 13, 2008


The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it for the first time with a sense of hope, because if a machine, a Terminator, can learn the value of human life, maybe we can, too.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 2:45 AM on May 13, 2008


It is done.

For you, the war is over.
posted by TheTelf at 2:53 AM on May 13, 2008


Great Last Lines of Films

Loads of good ones on there.
posted by chrispy108 at 3:10 AM on May 13, 2008 [3 favorites]


Maybe not totally appropriate for your workplace, but there're some apt bible verses:
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith
2 Timothy 4:7

...in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.
Genesis 20:5

...and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
Revelation 16:17

...I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
John 17:4
(IANATheist)
posted by hjo3 at 3:32 AM on May 13, 2008


Consummatum est.
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:53 AM on May 13, 2008


This is [firstname], last survivor of the [company/project name], signing off.

I finished the scripting. The last guy was really hard.

Roses are red / violets are blue / all my scripts / are belong to you.

Done. But then again, tomorrow is another day.

This goes out to Radio Raheem.

Now it's complete because it's ended here.

Stand by for a wave of emotion.

Per ardua ad astra.

Let me run this up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes it.

Let me throw this out in the stoop and see if the cat licks it up.

Let me run this up the flagpole and see if the cat licks it up.

Let me throw this out in the stoop and see if anyone salutes it.

Let's put it on the five-fifteen and see if it gets off at Westport.

Face. Bovvered.

"Brothers!"

"Victory is ours!"

"Thank you, sir. Thank you. I’m glad it’s off my mind. Glad."

"Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Goodbye."

"And this is my room - and you're all here! And I'm not gonna leave here ever, ever again because I love you all!"

"I did it. I did it all. I feel as though I'd lived through all of this before in another life."

"I've just launched Gerald."

"Attaboy, Clarence."

"Maybe I didn't do such a wonderful thing after all."

"All right! Saddle up! Let's get back in the war!"

"You finally really did it. You maniacs!"

"Here’s to Nick."

"Don’t thank me, Warden. We’re all part of the same team."

"The horror. The horror."

"Greetings, programs!"

"Do you think you'd be happy doing that?"
"“Well, I don't know. What are the hours?"

"It is accomplished! It is accomplished!"

"Now, where was I?"

"Mischief managed."
posted by nthdegx at 3:53 AM on May 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


You could include a Deathbed Quote, a line from a children's lullaby, or end quotes from famous plays, such as Shakespeare's. Also, famous or funny epitaphs.

"Beneath this stone lies Murphy
They buried him today
He lived the life of Reilly
While Reilly was away"

posted by BrotherCaine at 3:59 AM on May 13, 2008


Anagrams of "it is done" include:

editions
sedition
edit is on

Anagrams of "I have finished" include:

a fiendish hive
hi, adhesive fin
hi, divine sheaf
naive hide fish
I heaved in fish

Anagrams of "fait accomplis" include:

Apical Comfits
Pacific Almost
Calf Simpatico
Acclaim Fist Op
Cacao Film Pits
Tom's facial pic
Mafia's colt pic
Lactic sofa imp
Lo, pacifism act
Fiscal coma tip
posted by nthdegx at 4:25 AM on May 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


aww man, you guys are totally awesome. i will mark best answers as i actually use the lines.
posted by Mach5 at 5:10 AM on May 13, 2008


...and then I found $20.
posted by Osrinith at 5:16 AM on May 13, 2008


You could also use punchlines to well known jokes:

"The Aristocrats!"

"Twenty bucks, same as in town!"

"A stick!"

"Why the long face?"

"Give me a beer, and a mop?"

"Does this taste funny to you?"
posted by unSane at 5:36 AM on May 13, 2008


"The package has been delivered."
posted by kirkaracha at 5:58 AM on May 13, 2008


That's one small step for a script, one giant leap for scriptkind.
posted by pupdog at 6:26 AM on May 13, 2008



"How are the scripts like Beethoven's Fifth? They're done done done doooonnnnee"
posted by pardonyou? at 6:32 AM on May 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


The End
End
Fin.
The Fin.
Le End.
posted by daveyt at 6:38 AM on May 13, 2008


"No man is an island"
--John (The Scripts Are) Donne
posted by pardonyou? at 6:39 AM on May 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


What's done, is done.
--Macbeth, Act 3, scene 2
posted by pardonyou? at 6:47 AM on May 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


Elvis has left the building.
posted by naoko at 6:48 AM on May 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


And behold, it was very good.
posted by naoko at 6:56 AM on May 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


That's all there is, there ain't no more.
Shave and a haircut, two bits!
Thanks for coming, be sure to tell your friends!
See you here next time, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!
posted by Oriole Adams at 6:57 AM on May 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


finississimo (for a humorous musical allusion)
posted by amtho at 6:58 AM on May 13, 2008


Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
posted by naoko at 7:09 AM on May 13, 2008


"The Eagle has landed." (Armstrong)

Done-diddly-un! (Flanders)

"And that's the way it was" (Kronkite)

"Good night and good news!" (Ted Baxter)

~CURTAIN~

*ding!* (egg timer)
posted by Koko at 7:16 AM on May 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


From the depths of hell... I stab at thee...
posted by Debaser626 at 7:24 AM on May 13, 2008


'The Italian navigator has landed'

--the coded message that went out when Enrico Fermi's group at the University of Chicago successfully turned on the first nuclear reactor (and then was able to turn it off!). I didn't realize until this morning that part of the allusion was that it took place in 1942 as opposed to 1492.
posted by jamjam at 7:39 AM on May 13, 2008


...and if I don't see you later, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!
- Truman
posted by catkins at 9:22 AM on May 13, 2008




We have met the enemy, and they are ours.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:48 AM on May 13, 2008


Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife—chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:50 AM on May 13, 2008 [1 favorite]




The first transport is away!

Pretty sure that's the line from Empire Strikes Back. Tried to look it up on imdb but couldn't find an exact quote. We used say that when the pizza oven was empty for the first time during a busy night. Then we could head out back for smokey treats.
posted by friendlyjuan at 12:49 PM on May 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


As a young child I was convinced, despite ample evidence to the contrary, that books ended with"the and" If you look at the books I "wrote" (more like dictated) and illustrated as a 4 or 5 year old, assuming that my parents have them stored somewhere, you will see, on the last page, the following words painstakingly scrawled in large marker:
The And
Also, James Lipton recommends Explicit.
posted by Deathalicious at 12:59 PM on May 13, 2008


Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
posted by Lanark at 2:11 PM on May 13, 2008


You got it, friendlyjuan.
posted by nthdegx at 1:37 AM on May 14, 2008


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