Hornswaggler | The culture, the humor, a bit of the sports, not so much the politics, and the workplace distraction

Hornswaggle is an alternate spelling of hornswoggle, an archaic word that means to bamboozle or hoodwink. I take my pronunciation from the late Harvey Korman in "Blazing Saddles" --

"I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, conmen, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers, shit kickers and Methodists!"

Culture, Humor, Sports
Workplace Distraction

Thursday, May 23, 2002

I just conducted a telephone interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for Radio National "Breakfast" about the X-Files article. If you're from Down Under and hear it, I apologize for the rambling. I had talking points and everything but to no avail.

You may be starting to wonder what the hell this blog is about. Well, it is not, despite appearances, devoted exclusively to the Lakers-Kings series and Stone Phillips, although I'm afraid Stone will be a recurring theme. What you'll see on this site includes but is not limited to: media and cultural criticism, humor, political commentary, film and music reviews. I'm going to devote some time to pointing out the inadequacies of San Francisco's print journalism, particulary the two dailies, the Chronicle and the Examiner. Sports is going to play only a minor role, but this will nevertheless eventually be the location of the best Philadelphia Eagles commentary outside of good old Dave Spadaro (at www.philadelphiaeagles.com - goddamn these malfunctioning links) and the best Duke University basketball commentary period, because the people who do the sites my obsessive friends check out are a little too Rah Rah. I'm from Philly, where fan self-flaggelation is a way of life.

Basically, though, I want this to be a site that friends and others bored out of their minds at work can include on the list of sites they visit during the day for a chuckle or two.

.: posted by hornswaggler 2:31 PM

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Newsweek's Grand Inquisitor
Robert Blake
American Idol
Year in Television 2002

Andrew Sullivan
Bigmouth's "Lost" blog
Chris Keating
Hendrik Hertzberg
Matt Yglesias
Paul Krugman
Peter Kinney
Talking Points Memo
Two Glasses


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