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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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Friday, March 19, 2010


While walking to grab lunch yesterday I ducked into a dive bar to catch overtime of the Villanova-Robert Morris game and have a Diet Coke. I was amazed by what I saw. There were eight people sitting at the bar drinking at noon on a Thursday. There were three TVs in front of them, and they were all tuned to "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?" There was a TV at the back of the room tuned to ESPN News. No one was watching it. When I asked someone why they weren't watching the NCAA tournament, he didn't even know it was on. I left and discovered the game was on at a local taqueria.

This was perhaps the most depressing thing I've seen so far in 2010, aside from Haiti.

.: posted by hornswaggler 8:42 AM

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