Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 16:45:50 -0500

From: Benjamin Barrett Gogaku[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GNN.COM

Subject: Re: The Rat Pack is a rodent lighter

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 15:19:00 +0900


Here's a passage that's got me puzzled:

New Year's is a time to stand back and take stock (or divest, if you

happened to have bought shares of Caere Corp. in the past six months).

The Rat Pack is another rodent lighter, and luckless taxpayers are still

waiting for the gates to open at Yellowstone and the immigration office.

Could someone please tell me what's a rodent lighter? An upsized version

of those Gokiburi Hoi Hois or something?

A lighter is a large flat-bottomed boat to carry cargo over short distances

or between cargo ships and docks. (American Heritage). Assumedly, there's

also a pun on the year of the rat and the pack of rats in Washington, DC.


Benjamin Barrett