= A =
asbestos cork award n.
Once, long ago at MIT, there was a
flamer so consistently obnoxious that another hacker designed,
had made, and distributed posters announcing that said flamer had
been nominated for the `asbestos cork award'. (Any reader in
doubt as to the intended application of the cork should consult the
etymology under flame.) Since then, it is agreed that only a
select few have risen to the heights of bombast required to earn
this dubious dignity -- but there is no agreement on which
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.