"As far back as 1991"? I think Pascal was being derided at least a decade earlier than that. Real Programmers Don't Eat Quiche! Type checking was for wimps.
It's actually quite alarming to read this after so many years and realise how little has changed. For Trash-80 read Raspberry Pi.
" in the literature" probably means 'on usenet'.
I've realised I must have seen this by mid-1983. We didn't have Internet. It would have travelled from MIT via Cambridge Computer Lab and at least one mag tape, being shared between hackers. It may have been my first meme!