Barney Rubble. ---was: dime

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 6 02:48:35 UTC 2012

You might remember it better than I do, but I thought of Barney as a
simpleton, unaware of his surroundings, but it was always Fred who got
in trouble. It was never high on my watch-list, so I may be missing the
finer points.


On 1/5/2012 9:05 PM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard wrote:
> But "Barney Rubble" does seem to make sense.  He's the character in the Flinststones cartoons, and from the little I remember of them, Barney was always getting into trouble.  Or do I remember it wrong?
> Gerald Cohen
> Original message from Victor Steinbok, Thu 1/5/2012 12:47 AM:
> <snip>
> To me, this makes about as much sense as the following exchange in, I
> believe, Oceans Eleven:
> "You're in Barney."
> "Say what?"
> "Barney--Barney Rubble... You're in trouble. Get it?"
> "No."
> Or something like that...

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