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, August 06, 2002

Let's get this straight once and for all: the Dell dude is not funny. The guy who pitches Dell with his lame Gen-X stoner dude persona is just barely amusing at first and goes rapidly downhill from there. I saw a spot on CNN Headline News once where some hopelessly square anchor was fawning over him like he had discovered a new element or something. You can tell that this is a guy who's faking it, who doesn't really have any clue about that which he is parodying. And I know what I'm talking about, because ... nevermind. I mean, he's an acting student trying to get by, he found a good gig, he's done well at it -- I don't wish him ill, necessarily. It's not his fault people are morons. I suppose his fans are the same people who go into Rainman/Wapner bliss states every time they hear "You Got Mail." Fuckin' Dell dude.

.: posted by hornswaggler 1:31 AM

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