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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Oct 2021 9:08 a.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

Are You a Mugwump?

In a wargaming sense, a Mugwump is someone who remains independent and aloof from fads and 'the newest thing'.

68% said "yes, I am a Mugwump"
23% said "no, I am not a Mugwump"

cavcrazy23 Oct 2021 9:20 a.m. PST

I always thought that the Mugwumps were a band with Cass Elliot, and John Sebastian….who knew they were wargamers?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 10:01 a.m. PST

Chaps who sit on a fence with their mugs on one side and their wumps on the other

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 10:36 a.m. PST

cavcrazy, I don't recall that those mugwumps ever
released a recording, although they did 'play out'
some and were of course mentioned in the song 'Creek
Alley' as was the group 'Lovin' Spoonful' founded
by John Sebastian, after the 'mugwump' period.

cavcrazy23 Oct 2021 10:48 a.m. PST

@Ed The Mugwumps had one album, it was actually released after they broke up.

John the OFM23 Oct 2021 1:52 p.m. PST

Well, that's three totally different definitions.
One is correct.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 2:01 p.m. PST

Yup, the Mugwumps had one, self-titled album, I believe released in 1967. Creeque Alley was also released in 1967.

And yes, I am a proud Mugwump.

Inch High Guy23 Oct 2021 2:43 p.m. PST

There was a Canadian beer which had a Sasquatch for a mascot, his wife was known as "the mugwump". Their motto was, "Have one for the Mugwump." I forget the brand, but there may still be a tee shirt around here somewhere.

Stryderg23 Oct 2021 2:45 p.m. PST

I missed out on being a mugwump when all the cool kids were mugwumps.

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