Skadder, I don't remember the Hatrack thread, but the title definitely came from an inside joke, which may have started here.
See, at Shimmer Magazine we had a running gag which stemmed from when we were testing the submission system. Beth sent in a trial submission called "Harry Potter and the Evil Robt Monkeys!" (The misspelling is intentional. You'd be amazed by how many people send in stories with misspellings within the first five lines.) Brilliant.
I was doing flash challenges at Liberty Hall and I decided that whatever the trigger was that week, my story would have that title. The trigger itself was a piece of clockwork art.
Here's the first bit of the story.
"Sliding his hands over the clay, Sly relished the moisture oozing around his fingers. The clay matted down the hair on the back of his hands making them look almost human. He turned the potter's wheel with his prehensile feet as he shaped the vase. Pinching the clay between his fingers he lifted the wall of the vase, spinning it higher."