too much typing—since 2003


attributing this quotation is like...

The source of the phrase I borrowed for the name of this site came up in conversation again, and so I thought I'd link to the best explanation of its origins I've found so far. Briefly, the odds favor Elvis Costello (appropriately - because it sounds more like him than like any of the other chief contenders) with an outside chance going Martin Mull's way.

1 comment:

velvet lane said...

Smart money's on Mull--if you ever listen to his old comedy albums, he had a pretty deft way with the absurdity and word play. Elvis is witty but not "funny."