BILLINGSGATE POST: Historically, the Poindexter Effect has long been cited by pundits as the primary reason for Great Britain’s failure to win a World Cup since it defeated West Germany in 1966 for its lone championship in the tournament history. Long misunderstood and perhaps forgotten, the Poindexter Effect hovers over English sport like the cloud over Joe Btfsplk. In an epic match between Sir Viscount Poindexter and the Duchess of Kent, the hapless Poindexter choked to death by swallowing a Badminton shuttlecock smashed into his mouth by the Duchess while he charged the net during a bout contested in Gloucestershire, England in 1595. Henceforth, choking and Poindexter became virtually synonymous; thus the Poindexter Effect.
William Shakespeare, the “Bard of Avon,” referred to this unfortunate mishap in ”The Comedy Of Errors."
“Like a nymphet sparrow, the cock was swallowed.
Its feathered shuttle quiet as Sir Viscount borrowed,
His last breathe stifled midst game defeat.
Choked as if manifest destiny deny compete.”
President Trump, long a master of pointing out the obvious, of course couldn’t help himself while citing the Poindexter Effect as the reason for his own vindication vis-a-vis the Mueller Report.
“Mueller choked on his own shuttlecock. Reminds me of what happened to Sir Viscount Poindexter. What goes around, comes around.”