In a message dated 09/14/1999 2:21:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Spud, whats an aluminum foil chapeau? I once rented an apartment
Well its a paranoid delusion about the government or martians using radio beams to read our minds or plant signals--but of course those pesky martians just want us to believe that it isn't real..yeah! A chapeau is a 19th century french tern for a hat--hence an aluminum one will block radio signals. The wards used to be full of people who believed that until the advance of anti-psychotic meds. Now they feel ...much better! Why do those darn martains have to be so damned clever as to invent psycho-active meds?