One of our developers, who was debugging a nasty problem on the website I help manage, just said that our site was a Rube Goldberg apparatus and he could not figure it out.
He’s right. I’m no cartoonist, but I was able to sum ours up for him and the project manager to their satisfaction:
The exec VP reaches for the bonus and falls onto his assistant, who drops her bag of cheetos onto the front-end programmer. he lets go of his nintendo to get the cheetos and the nintendo rolls down a slope onto the sysadmin, who wakes up and restarts the server.