Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 11:46:24 PDT From: "//" 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!" -- Jim