Date: Mon, 3 Apr 1995 22:13:39 +0300
From: Stewart Mason masons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ZIAVMS.ENMU.EDU
Subject: definition/variation request: Anglepoise lamps
I have been fielding questions for the last few days about the quote in my
.sig file. It's from the song "I Want To Be An Anglepoise Lamp" by the
Soft Boys, a British pop band of the late 1970s. The question from
everyone is "What *is* an anglepoise lamp?" I've been asked so many times
that I had to put a disclaimer in my file.
The one theory so far came from a friend of mine in Boston who suggested
that it may be one of those tall, skinny directional reading lights you
often seebehind easy chairs and such. In my experience, those are simply
called reading lamps.
Do any of you have any suggestions or know where I may find out for sure?
I apologize for the non-food-related content of this message.
"Us, we wanna be some Anglepoise lamps, then . . ."
--The Soft Boys
Stewart Allensworth Mason
masons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ziavms.enmu.edu
PO Box 4056
Portales NM 88130
I don't know what an Anglepoise lamp is either.