Shits and Giggles Origin and Meaning

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docmartens:
Does anyone know the origin and meaning of the Phrase "For Shits and Giggles"?
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Martin Ambuhl:
[nq:1]Does anyone know the origin and meaning of the Phrase "For Shits and Giggles"?[/nq]
Austin Powers, I believe.
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Martin Ambuhl:
[nq:1]Does anyone know the origin and meaning of the Phrase "For Shits and Giggles"?[/nq]
STFW. For the origin, use "Austin Powers";
for the meaning, use "shits and giggles".
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Don A. Gilmore:
[nq:1]Does anyone know the origin and meaning of the Phrase "For Shits and Giggles"?[/nq]
I just means, "for the hell of it", implying whimsey.

Don
Kansas City
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Joe Fineman:
[nq:1]The origin of this "for shits and giggles" has a history of erudite discussion: http://snipurl.com/d0vx[/nq]
As to the date, the now defunct gay magazine Bear had a department called "Shits and Giggles: Items of interest" so long ago as 1990, so the phrase must have been in wide enough circulation to be available for allusion by that time.

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Evan Kirshenbaum:
[nq:2]The origin of this "for shits and giggles" has a history of erudite discussion: http://snipurl.com/d0vx[/nq]
[nq:1]As to the date, the now defunct gay magazine Bear had a department called "Shits and Giggles: Items of interest" so long ago as 1990, so the phrase must have been in wide enough circulation to be available for allusion by that time.[/nq]
The first (misspelled) Usenet hit is 10/18/88 in comp.sys.ibm.pc:

I was running my computer with a TRS-80 PC2 Pocket Computer this way just for shits and gigles.

"Shits and grins", surprisingly, doesn't show up until a bit later, on 3/25/89 in rec.music.gaffa.

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