letter bomb

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 20 12:39:30 UTC 2010

In this one case, I think you missed the point that the musicians being
written about are called The Postals.


On 2/20/2010 4:34 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> --
> There is even broader metaphorical usage:
> http://bit.ly/byV0lT
> The Postals
> By Robert Duffy
> Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010
> San Diego Reader
>> San Diego punk quartet the Postals has finally signed, sealed, and
>> delivered its debut, jamming 17 songs into 26 minutes. On opening, the
>> incendiary instrumental "7.62 Madness" *goes off like a letter bomb*
>> and sets the tone for the ensuing fallout.
> [Why not "goes off like an IED"? Or not "goes off like a Connecticut
> power plant"?]

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