Bill Clementson's Blog: The Most Important Idea in Computer Science: "Lisp is the most important idea in computer science."
Remember that. And be afraid. Well, not afraid. Think about this. Lisp is it's own compiler. It's a pimp language that scares people with ()'s. And it can do darn near anything and a lot of the libraries to do it are already out there. And shoot, Reddit is written in it. And that's sweet.