[Ads-l] Boogaloo

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 2 16:04:07 UTC 2020

The phrase "Civil War II - Electric Boogaloo" appeared in a Usenet
message in October 1994. The phrase referred to the possibility of a
second U.S. Civil War. Read the message to see the context. It looks
like the person who used it was "MA Hovi".

Usenet distributed message system
Newsgroups: alt.tv.melrose-place
From: ig... at ellis.uchicago.edu (Sleepy)
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 1994 06:03:47 GMT


[Begin excerpt]
In article <38mhea$o... at news.duke.edu> a... at hudson9.acpub.duke.edu
(Andrew Alexander Mcmanus) writes:
>In article <38k0v2$j... at cs6.rmc.ca>, s20... at g1.rmc.ca (MA Hovi) writes:
>|> Anonymous (now... at bsu-cs.bsu.edu) wrote:
>|> > When Civil War Starts: Where Will You Stand?
I think I'd rather sit and watch on TV like....
>|> Wow!  I can't wait to see it on CNN!
>|> Maybe PBS can make a mini-series about it, too.
>|> "The Civil War II -- This Time, It's Personal"
>How about 'Civil War II - Electric Boogaloo'?
"The Civil War - The Remix"
"Fox Presents, 'The Civil War with new in-your-face-cam'"
"Amy Fisher's Free and Now a Nation Stands Divided"
"Melrose on Mondays?!  Civil War Ensues"
[End excerpt]

Below is an excerpt from a Usenet message posted in April 2007
containing "Civil War 2 Electric Boogaloo-The Big Reset". The context
was the Marvel Comics crossover storyline called "Civil War" that was
published in 2006–2007.

Usenet distributed message system
From: John Duncan Yoyo <john-dun... at cox.net>
Newsgroups: rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe
Subject: Re: Defenders TPBs: WTF?
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 09:11:04 -0400


[Begin excerpt]
Yeah the only Defenders I can remember recently is by one by one of
the best teams on JLA in twenty years.

Marvel really needs to lighten up the universe quickly.  Giffen and
DeMatteis are the ones to do it.  Civil War 2 Electric Boogaloo-The
Big Reset.
John Duncan Yoyo
[End excerpt]

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 10:25 AM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Since the Economist piece may be paywalled, here are two other recent
> articles about the appropriation of "boogaloo" by right-wing extremists:
> https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2020/05/31/864402190/who-owns-boogaloo
> https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/far-right-hawaiian-print-shirts-why-protesters-boogaloo-racist-a9539776.html
> On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 7:10 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > https://news.yahoo.com/downtown-dc-burns-after-another-night-of-protests-and-provocation-near-the-white-house-121746636.html
> >
> >
> > "Yahoo News spotted a white man in Lafayette Park wearing a mask, a large
> > tactical backpack and a Hawaiian shirt, which has become a symbol of
> > right-wing accelerationists
> > <
> > https://www.economist.com/united-states/2020/05/23/why-some-protesters-in-america-wear-hawaiian-shirts
> > >
> > who
> > hope to spark a race war they have termed the 'Boogaloo'."
> >
> >
> >
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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