[Ads-l] "Lunatics/inmates running the asylum"

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 2 15:33:26 EDT 2017


Garson O'Toole posted "animals running the zoo" and "monkeys running the zoo" (1959 and 1960) here in 2014.

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2014-June/133254.html


Also, "A Clown Runs the Circus," was the headline of an article about jokester, Al Schacht, managing the Washington Senators baseball team in 1934.  St. Louis Post-Dispatch,  09 Sep 1934, Page 45.

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Also, "The monkeys are running the zoo."  (Maybe heard in the mid to late
'80s.)

JL

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