"C gives you enough rope to hang yourself with, but warns you that you probably don't want to knot it that way. Perl gives you the rope, ties a noose in the end, blindfolds you, and stands you on a rickety chair."
"Don't forget, there's more than one way to do it in Perl. Perl also hands you a loaded gun, a bottle of pills and a glass of water, and does it all on a tall bridge. Oh, and a bottle of gasoline and a lit match. (thanks, captcha, 'burned', for reminding me of that one.)"