why the lucky stiff <ruby-talk / whytheluckystiff.net> writes:

> George Ogata wrote:
>
>> ...the third time... and it has to mean something...
>
> It's a popular slogan amongst the Merchant Marine.  They say it all the 
> time.  It's similar to saying "lickety split."  You can get it on mugs 
> and badges.  I first saw mention of it in a kitschy painting displayed 
> at the museum in Balboa Park.
>
> Later, it became the title of a popular e-zine in Canada.  Three 
> siblings who did these great crafts like: turning your shoes inside-out 
> and sewing them back together that way or games you could play with bird 
> feed.  The art was really wild.  But the kids got busted by their folks 
> because the kids were hosting the zine on the server that their dad was 
> using for sensitive mortgage loan information.  It got closed.
>
> Anyway, you can read it all on Wikipedia.  It was a really big deal.
>
> _why

Oh.  My condolences.  Thanks for clearing it up, though; I can
concentrate again.

And before someone complains about going OT:  nice work on Syck.