Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 11:46:24 PDT
From: "//www.usa.net/~ague" ague[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]REDRCK.ENET.DEC.COM
Subject: Re: "Meanwhile, back at the ranch ...,"
Back in my high school days, late fifties, we had a whole series of humorous,
in a sophomoronic way, "meanwhile, back the"'s. The only one that I remember
today is, "meanwhile back at the oasis, the Arabs were eating their dates".
You had to be there.
Even Looney Tunes liked that one. A Bugs Bunny comic published around then,
that had a panel with the caption, "Meanwhile back at the oasis, ...". In the
panel were a couple of sheiks standing around a palm tree in a desert, all
munching on some small piece of fruit, with one saying in a balloon box,
"Hmmm, these dates are really good!"