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Re: OT: Monster Raving Loony (was Re: verbs?)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Friday, July 18, 2003, 2:12
Tim May scripsit:

> Incidentally, given the international nature of this list, some > members may not recognize JBR's use of the phrase "monster raving > loony candidate" as a reference to the Official Monster Raving Loony > Party, who have since 1983 satirised the British political system by > issuing absurd manifestoes and fielding joke candidates in national > and local elections.
And some may not know that a Rodent Of Unusual Size is a critter from William Goldman's book and movie _The Princess Bride_, abbreviated ROUS. The OMRLP and its offshoots seem to owe something to the People's Front of Judea and related organizations. -- Where the wombat has walked, John Cowan <jcowan@...> it will inevitably walk again.