2003-12-01 15:39:30 UTC
"On the days he chose to join other protective custody inmates in
Concord's ''chow hall,'' Geoghan would run a verbal gauntlet, in which
general-population prisoners, from their locked cells, would shout
insults and elaborate obscenities at him. The prisoners called it
''Thunder Alley.'' And Geoghan did not escape its ferocity.
''Die in hell!''
''Geoghan, you pedophile!''
And, perhaps most frequently, ''Skinner!'' -- prison slang for someone
who has sexually assaulted children.....
I wonder if this prison term is the basis for the naming of our
Principal Skinner? For the Simpons it would be a typically obscure
reference that would fly under the radar of censors and the general
public. And for those who DO get it, it is a highly ironic name.
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