Death squads are no laughing matter, and yet you can't be a member of my generation and not find this lead anecdote from a Washington Post article on death squads in Brazil a bit amusing:
"What do they call the death squad here?"
Five middle-aged women, all of whom were visiting a church in their neighborhood's central square, answered in imperfect unison: "The Thundercats."
Is that a Brazilian idiom of some kind, or are they really referencing the show?
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