Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lean Laughs

"A day without laughter is a day wasted"

- Charlie Chaplin

What is a Bozo?
bo·zo [boh-zoh] –noun, plural -zos. Slang.
  1. a fellow, esp. a big, strong, stupid fellow.
  2. a rude, obnoxious, or annoying person: Two or three bozos tried to cut in ahead of the rest of us in the supermarket line.
  3. a hobo or tramp.
Origin: 1915–20, Americanism ; of uncert. orig.

  • Anselm of Canterbury, in his dialogues, introduced a character named Bozo, who never got it right
  • A character: Bozo the clown, was created in 1946 by Alan W. Livingston for a children's storytelling record-album and illustrative read-along book set
  • Bozo has been named in several US presidential elections as a write-in candidate when people felt they were choosing between the lesser of two evils
  • The term was used in the 1931 Marx Brothers film,
    Monkey Business: Alky Briggs, "Hey Bozo!" Groucho Marx: "Mr. Bozo to you!"

Best regards,

Pascal Dennis & Al Norval

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