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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, August 16, 2010


A gem from the 2009-2010 "SNL" season. Fred Armisen captures something essential here about certain Europeans' incapacity for cool. Having spent some time in Germany, I can report there is some truth to the notion that Germans lack the gene for coolness. I'm fond of Germany and its people, but they're not the hippest cats around. And though I haven't spent much time in Denmark or the Netherlands, they seem to have a similar affliction.

.: posted by hornswaggler 9:26 AM

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