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Old October 19 2013, 02:49 AM   #138
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Re: "The Alternative Factor" - Why is it so universally hated?

Which is a phrase that was probably better understood in the '60s. Gang Busters was a radio series broadcast from the '30s through the late '50s, a show that dramatized real FBI cases like Dragnet did with police cases. It was infamous for its jarringly loud opening sequence, so the phrase "to come on like Gang Busters" was coined to mean coming on very forcefully. There was also a Gang Busters movie serial in the '40s and a short-lived TV series in '52.

Gang Busters is probably also the inspiration for more recent titles like Ghostbusters and Mythbusters.
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