Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 16:02:12 PDT
From: Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EPIX.NET
Subject: Re: RE Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
From: Kathleen M. O'Neill
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
Is anyone else familiar with the above phrase?
It goes back to silent movies, at least. You would see the posse chasing the
rustlers across the range, then a screen would come on -- white on black --
saying "Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . ." and the film would cut to the guy
with the black moustache putting the moves on the school marm. (My spell
checker says that's a "school marmot", but that must be for more progressive
schools than I attended.) As a cliche, it was still popular in horse operas of
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In the beginning the Earth was without form and void.
Why didn't they leave well enough alone?