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cookie monster

cookie monster: [from the children's TV program "Sesame
   Street"] n. Any of a family of early (1970s) hacks reported on
   TOPS-10, ITS, Multics, and elsewhere that would lock
   up either the victim's terminal (on a time-sharing machine) or the
   console (on a batch mainframe), repeatedly demanding "I
   WANT A COOKIE".  The required responses ranged in complexity from
   "COOKIE" through "HAVE A COOKIE" and upward.  See also