Lisp is well known to be the programming language which the Goddess Eris programmed the universe in at the beginning. Because the elegant (apparent) simplicity of the Lisp language inevitably leads to chaos.
However, certain prophets have contributed an alternative theory http://xkcd.com/224/ which suggests that while most of the work was done in Lisp, due to an impending deadline (only seven days, remember?) at the end, the work got rushed and lesser languages were employed which led to bugs.
You are one of those bugs.