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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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Monday, September 21, 2009

Fallon on the Emmys

This was actually pretty funny. Steve Carrell sure liked it. Kevin Kline seemed bemused.

Two other quick thoughts:

-- Great to see Michael Emerson win for his work as Ben Linus on "Lost," one of my all-time favorite TV or movie characters.

-- No offense to Cherry Jones, who seemed like a lovely and charming woman in her acceptance speech, but I thought her performance as President Alison Taylor last season on "24" was kind of terrible, certainly not deserving of an award. The whole season was a mess, and the franchise needs to be put to sleep, so maybe that clouds my judgment, but I found her performance painfully stiff and the whole character misbegotten, from conception to execution, like they set out to create Dianne Feinstein, only with less personality.

.: posted by hornswaggler 7:20 PM

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