New words from Sleepy Hollow

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jan 21 02:42:45 UTC 2014

At 1/20/2014 08:13 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Or not so new. Who cares?
>It's the TV show about a resurrected Ichabod Crane whose Wiccan wife
>Katrina gives him advice from Purgatory as he tries each week, with foxy
>African-American police detective Abbie Mills, to thwart the demon Moloch
>who's been unleashed on upstate New York

Seems to be mis-set.  Sleepy Hollow isn't very "upstate".  Although
perhaps Purgatory is.

>to bring about the End Times with
>help from the Headless Horseman of the Apocalypse - who was "killed"
>fighting for the Brits in the Revolution before *he* was resurrected in
>2013 but luckily George Washington's secretly coded Bible can be used
>against both of them.
>Last week:
>"A boondoggle is an exercise in futility, a timesuck, a fool's errand."
>(So "timesuck" is now thought to be more familiar than "boondoggle."
>400,000 raw Google hits.)
>"We weren't exactly besties back then." (Best friends. 2,000,000 raw
>"We need your A-game!"  (Your best and most comprehensive effort [to beat
>Moloch]. Maybe a hundred thou RG's: hard to search for.)
>Next time they may explain why two little people - one of them magically
>resurrected -

Dutch bowler interlopers from Rip Van Winkle?  Or does "little
people" mean something else?


>trying to stop the Apocalypse with the help of a dead Witch
>isn't blasphemy.

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