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, August 30, 2002

Did You Know? That Tom Petty's "Free Fallin' " originally went by a different working title, as it was written about this one time he ran out of clean boxer shorts and was forced to go commando? "Now I'm free, free-ballin'!"

Horoscope for Leos*: Beware of anyone listening to a smooth jazz radio station.

*Ah what the hell. Everybody!

Did you notice in "Signs" that the wise-ass in the army recruitment office whom Joaquin Phoenix causes to flinch is "Coop" (Michael Showalter) from "Wet, Hot American Summer"? Probably not, because no one saw that movie. But it's good. Check it out.

If you've ever wondered why I link to journalist Ken Layne's web site, here's why. This is back when he was a few years younger and very angry.

.: posted by hornswaggler 3:19 PM

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