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I am a robot

Maybe you want to print robot to the console 1000 times. Why not?

def robot_invasion
  puts("robot " * 1000)
end

You see, that was formatted as code because it's been indented by four spaces.

How about we throw some angle braces and ampersands in there?

<div class="footer">
    &copy; 2004 Foo Corporation
</div>

Set in stone

Preformatted blocks are useful for ASCII art:

             ,-.
    ,     ,-.   ,-.
   / \   (   )-(   )
   \ |  ,.>-(   )-<
    \|,' (   )-(   )
     Y ___`-'   `-'
     |/__/   `-'
     |
     |
     |    -hrr-
  ___|_____________

Playing the blame game

If you need to blame someone, the best way to do so is by quoting them:

I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice.

Or perhaps someone a little less eloquent:

I wish you'd have given me this written question ahead of time so I
could plan for it... I'm sure something will pop into my head here in
the midst of this press conference, with all the pressure of trying to
come up with answer, but it hadn't yet...

I don't want to sound like
I have made no mistakes. I'm confident I have. I just haven't - you
just put me under the spot here, and maybe I'm not as quick on my feet
as I should be in coming up with one.

Table for two

ID Name Rank
1 Tom Preston-Werner Awesome
2 Albert Einstein Nearly as awesome

Crazy linking action

I get 10 times more traffic from Google than from
Yahoo or MSN.