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 for fear and loathing
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  fear and loathing
   n.
  
      [from Hunter S. Thompson] A state inspired by the prospect of dealing with
      certain real-world systems and standards that are totally brain-damaged
      but ubiquitous ? Intel 8086s, or COBOL, or EBCDIC, or any IBM machine
      bigger than a workstation. ?Ack! They want PCs to be able to talk to the AI
      machine. Fear and loathing time!?
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  fear and loathing
  
     (Hunter S. Thompson) A state inspired by the prospect of
     dealing with certain real-world systems and standards that are
     totally brain-damaged but ubiquitous - Intel 8086s,
     COBOL, EBCDIC, or any IBM machine except the Rios
     (also known as the RS/6000).
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1994-12-06)
  

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