Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 16:45:50 -0500 From: Benjamin Barrett Subject: Re: The Rat Pack is a rodent lighter >Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 15:19:00 +0900 >From: KIM >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. yoroshiku Benjamin Barrett