Cheese and rice (Jesus Christ!)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Jun 14 16:25:46 UTC 2006

> >The character Lt. Howard Hunter on "Hill Street Blues" used to say
> >"Judas Priest" as a profanity, but the band with that name
> goes back to
> >the late sixties.
> >
> >Somewhere in a late 1970's comic book (maybe X-Men?), a character
> >uttered "Judith Christ", which was also the name of a NY film critic.
> >
> Well, loosely speaking.  Her name was "Crist", and it rhymes
> with "fist".  I assume that the comic book character would
> have rhymed his or her "Christ" with "heist".
> LH

Thanks for the correction.  I did google "Judith Christ" + "film
critic", and got returns, so I assumed my spelling was correct.  Bad on

And the more I think about it, I believe the oath was "Judith H. Crist!"

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