BILLINGSGATE POST: From “Classy” Freddy Blassie to Rush Limbaugh to President Trump; tracing the origin of the ultimate insult used by Trump to describe California Congressman Adam Schiff’s diminutive neck has long been a challenge for Dr. Viscount Billingsgate.
Billingsgate is no stranger to necks. In fact, his seminal thesis, “The 1960s - Why Adolescent Sex Life Was Like A Giraffe; All Neck And No Ass,” is still considered the bellwether document in defining Neckrology for that period.
Frederick Kenneth Blassie, better known as “Classy” Freddie Blassie, was an American professional wrestling villain. Renowned as the “The Hollywood Fashion Plate”, he was a one-time NWA World Champion who competed against the likes of Gorilla Monsoon, Killer Khan and Chief Jay Strongbow.
Amazingly glib, his pre-bout interviews were hyperbolic diatribes meant to belittle his opponents and generate interest in his upcoming bout. He described his gigantic opponents as “Pencil Neck Geeks.” Apparently, this was the ultimate insult in the wrestling kingdom. In one joint interview with Gorilla Monsoon standing next to him, he taunted Monsoon by telling him it looked like his ugly head was mounted on a stack of dimes.
As Rush Limbaugh explains, he was the first to apply this pejorative on the runt-like Schiff. But not to directly plagiarize Freddie Blassie, he left off the the “Geek” part of the moniker deprecating the mouse-mouthed Schiff. President Trump, who has a penchant for pinning insulting nicknames on his opponents, jumped on this baby and added more.
Trump: “He’s a pencil neck, little dick, bum f*ck.”
Slim Everdingle: “Yo, Dude. You nailed it.”