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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!"

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crew-cut doughboy

It's perfect, wonderfully, fantastically perfect, that Glenn Beck got his start in radio as a "morning zoo" host. It explains so much, particularly his corny, sixth-grade sense of humor.

According to the three-part biographical series running in Salon, Beck spent much of this portion of his career holding conversations between himself and a character he created called Clydie Clyde, "a Muppet-voiced alter ego who sounds like the love child of Yoda and Kermit the Frog."

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