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
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Monday, August 05, 2002

Maybe this odd juxtaposition has been beaten into the ground by Leno/Letterman/O'Brien, I haven't been watching, but what is with the Russian mob boss who has been accused of conspiring to fix the Olympic pairs skating/ice dancing competitions? What kind of a wuss gangster fixes ice dancing? How does a guy who fixes ice dancing keep his underlings in line? I heard the last guy who messed with him was forced at gun point to sing along to the extended remix of Fat Boy Slim's "Praise You" at a Minsk, Belarus, karaoke bar.

.: posted by hornswaggler 3:44 PM

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