Easter egging = E = EBCDIC

eat flaming death imp.

A construction popularized among hackers by the infamous CPU Wars comic; supposedly derived from a famously turgid line in a WWII-era anti-Nazi propaganda comic that ran "Eat flaming death, non-Aryan mongrels!" or something of the sort (however, it is also reported that on the Firesign Theatre's 1975 album "In The Next World, You're On Your Own" a character won the right to scream "Eat flaming death, fascist media pigs" in the middle of Oscar night on a game show; this may have been an influence). Used in humorously overblown expressions of hostility. "Eat flaming death, EBCDIC users!"

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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