"This code doesn't get merged. It doesn't get merged before 2.6.26, and it doesn't get merged _after_ either. Rewrite the code, or not. I don't care. I'll very happily not merge crap for the rest of my life."
Stay classy Linus...
Linus is like the jury on American Idol.
"You suck, you sing so fake, you sing like a crow, your face look like shit, why the did you waste my time with that crap? Just get off the stage, you suck you worthless piece of shit!".
If you look at the context, this quote by far not the only thing Linus said. There is a proper flamefest with many arguments and suggestions. This quote is simply the closing line of the discussion.