Date: Fri, 3 Nov 1995 16:27:04 CDT
From: Randy Roberts robertsr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EXT.MISSOURI.EDU
Peter Tamony recorded an example of "gestanko", i.e., pretty gestanko
= pretty bad. Life Magazine, 15 December 1942, page 89, carried
something about the use of the phrase "pretty gestanko" in the motion
picture Ball of Fire, starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.
Surely Letterman is not making some play on the common "finito"
meaning finished, kaput.