Philippon contends that The Monkey Wrench
Gang, a novel that appeared in 1975, and an earlier piece of fiction, Desert Solitaire, contain a utopian narrative that had a profound impact on Earth First
The schoolboy had admitted picking up the foot-long monkey wrench
and tapping Jones on the leg with it, but it had eventually been used on him.
The teenager then picked up a one-foot long monkey wrench
and tapped Jones on the leg with it.
Abbey is best known for two books, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness and The Monkey Wrench
Now any board can launch an arbitrary attack and monkey wrench
you back to the table.
The exception is a relatively stolid institutional scene, into which the UCLA Hammer Museum, long a venue for sprawling, mostly so-so group shows, has unexpectedly thrown a monkey wrench
As has happened elsewhere in Latin America in recent years, the birth pangs of emerging democracy threw a monkey wrench
into the plans of a foreign company.
Just as importantly, these efforts have thrown a monkey wrench
into Pat Robertson's political machine.
Fortunately for physicians, we finally have a 21st century monkey wrench
in the form of hand-held computers.
Bankruptcies, mergers and acquisitions throw a monkey wrench
into such plans.
This work, along with the novel The Monkey Wrench
Gang (1975), which recounts the exploits of a band of guerrilla environmentalists, became virtual handbooks of the environmental movement.
Judge Charles Richey threw a monkey wrench
into NAFTA when he ordered the Administration to prepare an environmental impact statement before proceeding.
The obvious reference is to the mechanic who was said to fix equipment by one of three methods: hit it with a hammer, tighten it with a monkey wrench
or grease it as heavily as possible.
But then again, when something is good, people are always gonna try to find something wrong with it and try to throw a monkey wrench
in there somewhere.
China appears to be the only monkey wrench
in the violent plans of Kim Un.