_melonfarmer_ "motherfucker" In HDAS?

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 4 06:36:17 UTC 2011

The whole "melonfarmer" bit reminds me of a Bloom County strip in the
1980s. Milo stumbled across a porn channel (possibly encoded--I don't
recall) and later describes it innocently as "it looked like someone
planted a field of cantalopes", at which point the "adult in the room"
does a facepalm.


On 10/3/2011 12:28 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> This is late to the ball because, sadly, I mistakenly clicked on Send
> Later instead of on Send.
> On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Jonathan Lighter
> <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> With no other plausible claimant, credit for "pimpmobile," coined May 15,
>> 1963, must go to Wilson.
> I was just jiving, WRT "pimpmobile," given that it's when it was that
> a term became popular and who it was, if that can be determined, who
> popularized it that matters. I don't at all believe that Bill Haley
> invented the phrase "rock and roll." But, neither would I claim that
> credit is due that slave, name now lost, who, ca. 1630, told the
> FOB's: *Y'all* had it easy, coming over! When *I* was crossing the
> pond, back in '20, a tempest come up made that old boat _rock and
> roll_! I ain't lying!"
> --
> -Wilson

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