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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, October 28, 2009

"House is a random noun"

An auspicious acting debut for Bill Simmons. I'm still unclear on "Mayne Street" and why ESPN thinks it needs to branch out into serialized Web fiction. And Kenny Mayne's post-"SportsCenter" career at ESPN remains mysterious to me. As far as I can tell, he covers horseracing and makes a few dozen humourous featurettes a year for TV and the Web site. For which he is no doubt handsomely rewarded. I don't mind Kenny Mayne, so more power to him, but it's a little odd.

UPDATE: I had embedded the video but it looks like ESPN has taken it down. Maybe Disney had a problem with the "edgy" content. Come on, ESPN. That video was far less offensive to viewers than subjecting them to Skip Bayless and Woody Paige every day.

SECOND UPDATE; The video's back up on the "Mayne Street" page after a two-day absence. It's been edited to remove a brief exchange where one of the girls in the pool proposes making out with the other one to pass the time while Bill talks to Kenny. Thus concludes my intrepid research.

.: posted by hornswaggler 7:40 AM

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