Soon I Will Be As Famous As Charlie Sheen, But I’m Not Nuts

Next stop, Crash & Burn Gultch!


Do you know about this?  Of course you’re familiar with the word.  But did you know that, thanks to Charlie Sheen, it is the latest catchphrase?

Think of catchphrases like cha-ching, as if, LOL, hubba-hubba; who knows where they come from?  You wake up one day and a new buzzword has arrived.  

Here’s the latest:             


Yes, my name is a soon-to-be-viral catchphrase.  What does it mean?  It’s a joyful announcement of triumph, of great accomplishment and congratulations.  Atta Boy… Good For You…. I Did It…Alert The Media…Whoo Hoo… Peg-o-Leg!

You pronounce this with emphasis on the first and third syllables.  It will often be accompanied by a hand smack.  Not an ordinary high 5, mind you.  Peg-o-Leg will ring out with a slap of two hands up high – real high.

I could also see it being used by hep-cats, the accents subdued and the last syllable drawn out: peg-o-leeeeegggg, exchanging a smooth slide on the gimme 5, down low, after a great jam session.  Miles Davis may be involved.

Soon I’ll be as famous as the originator of Winning.  The difference is I’m not hitching a ride on the Charlie Sheen Express, hurtling toward Crash & Burn Gulch, with the engineer the only one who can’t see the signs flashing by: “Bridge Out Ahead”.

I need your help to get this going.  When you’re telling everyone about the account you just landed, when you’ve just sunk a great shot, for every big moment of triumph: Peg-o-Leg!  When people ask what it means, give them a condescending, pitying-because-they-are-so-behind-the-times smile, and explain.

It’s like starting The Wave at a football stadium.  You feel like a big doofus the first few tries when you’re the only one standing up and waving your arms.  Then a few people near you buy in.  Now you’ve got a posse.  A few more waves, a few more people.  Then suddenly, it’s caught on like wildfire and goes all round the stadium.  

Months from now, you’ll be walking down the street and see a couple of junior high boys playing hoops.  One makes a basket.  They’ll bump chests and belt out Peg-o-Leg!

You’ll think, “Hey, I helped start that.  I was there for the birth of Peg-o-Leg!  I cut the umbilical cord and wiped off the cheesy vernix of Peg-o-Leg!  (But I didn’t watch the Peg-o-Leg afterbirth.  Yuck.)”

How will you feel?  Your heart will swell with pride.  You’ll want to jump up and, at the top of your lungs shout… well, you know.

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25 Responses to Soon I Will Be As Famous As Charlie Sheen, But I’m Not Nuts

  1. bigsheepcommunications says:

    You know, I was with you right up until the cutting of the umbilical cord – I’m afraid that’s just a little too intimate for me.


  2. bigsheepcommunications says:

    Yeah – I could’ve used an epidural.


  3. The "rooster" says:

    I’m reminded of John Belushi’s impassioned yet futile attempt to rally the Delta House after they lost their charter.


  4. Are you sure you’re not nuts?


  5. Sandy Sue says:

    Cheesy vernix. Somehow, I see junior high-age boys yelling this instead.


  6. peasantlola says:

    If you honeyhand I’ll peg-o-leg.


  7. Tar-Buns says:

    Now you really are in need of that rest, Peg. (I won’t shout Peg-o-leg ’cause it’s not a happy occasion). Remember that post before about talking to yourself? Hmmm??? Be careful, be very careful…


  8. Cheryl says:

    I’m so glad to have my MacBook out of the shop and to be able to catch up on your blog. Funny stuff there, PegoLeg!


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