Date: Wed, 8 Nov 1995 11:20:22 -0500 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Pocket Stew Some time ago, we were having a discussion about what to call that concoction of meat, potatoes, carrots, and onions steamed up in foil on camp outs in Boy Scouts and the like. I just ran across a name (that I have never used) for the mess in Lynda Barry's _The Fun House_ (New York: Harper & Row, n. d.): "Pocket Stew" "COOKED ON A CAMPFIRE" BURNT TIN FOIL BURNT POTATOES AND CARROTS THAT ARE STILL HARD BURNT WADS OF NASTY RAW HAMBURGER BURNT ONIONS GIRLS CRYING The capitalized captions are linked with arrows to a messily drawn picture of what pocket stew looks like when opened up. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]