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

Friday, June 07, 2002

I'm going to try to remain off-topic, because on-topic is just not working. The awards did not show JB to great advantage. I respect Chris Tucker's decision to devote his time to the plight of poverty- and AIDS-stricken Africans. Overall, however, the event was a joke. Ought to have known. Among many talented peeps, however, JB retains a certain degree of anonymity, which is solid. I had a reader respond the other day to my post about zoo conditions and I'm going to reply to him right now, because, although in times like these it seems like a minor issue, the treatment of animals by humans is a fundamental cause.

.: posted by hornswaggler 4:15 AM

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