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

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

My father, an artist and art teacher, sends me a watercolor postcard from Utah, where he is roaming the land in search of inspiration as part of a grant he received. He asks, "Am I a Mormon, a hummingbird, or a lizard?" I think we've all asked ourselves this question from time to time. Right now I'd have to go with lizard, which is telling, though after a couple more cups of coffee I hope to achieve the lightness and maneuverability of a hummingbird on its unending quest for crocus nectar.

.: posted by hornswaggler 4:24 PM

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