You Say BATF, I Say….


Tim C.'s note below on the recent name change for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms cast my mind back to my own days in the early '90s living in the heart of confusingly named bureaucracies, the District of Columbia, when my roommate Peter Cachion (a producer with the lamented TV series TechnoPolitics) referred to it, because of its bizarre random selection of vices, as the Bureau of Chawin', Spittin', and Cussin'.