Tim May scripsit:

> Incidentally, given the international nature of this list, some
> members may not recognize JBR's use of the phrase "monster raving
> loony candidate" as a reference to the Official Monster Raving Loony
> Party, who have since 1983 satirised the British political system by
> issuing absurd manifestoes and fielding joke candidates in national
> and local elections.

And some may not know that a Rodent Of Unusual Size is a critter from
William Goldman's book and movie _The Princess Bride_, abbreviated

The OMRLP and its offshoots seem to owe something to the People's Front of
Judea and related organizations.

Where the wombat has walked,            John Cowan <[log in to unmask]>
it will inevitably walk again.