Monday, March 19, 2012

Speaking of schnozzolas,...’s Jimmy Durante’s:

...and here’s W. C. Fields’s:

...and here’s the greatest schnozzola of all, longer than Cyrano de Bergerac’s, longer even than Pinocchio’s prevaricating proboscis, ladies and gentlemen, I present:


[Editor’s note. Only humans and horses participated in this competition. No elephant submitted an entry form, although if one had been received, it would have been reviewed for completeness and considered along with the rest. --RWP]


  1. Just for the record, W C Fields screen name was an abbreviation his Dukenfield surname which is also the name (almost) of the town where I grew up.

    I'm not sure why I thought this might interest you.

  2. Mr. Ian S. Parrots, Esq. - Just for the record, almost anything of interest to you is also of interest to me. Whether the interest is mild or intense or somewhere in-between varies from item to item, of course.

  3. Ahhhh, now I understand. A schnozzola is a NOSE! Well, you live and learn.
    Phar Lap's was longer.

  4. Katherine, I had to look up Phar Lap. We all live and learn.

  5. Robert as usual another brilliant post , I fear we have the same sense of humour!

  6. I was listening to a compilation of songs by Jimmy Durante yesterday. I think he had a terribly sad voice, but Peggy likes him, so she puts him on from time to time.