= E =
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.