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September 20, 2014

Did Christopher Walken Inspire Steve King’s Cantaloupe Moment?

When is a cantaloupe no longer a cantaloupe? When Rep. Steve King uses it to describe the calves of underweight, drug-running border crossers.

We at HOH racked our brains to figure out where the Iowa Republican might have come up with such a fruity simile.

And, as frequently happens, the road led us to Quentin Tarantino, specifically the Tarantino-scripted “True Romance” and its epic stare-down between Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken.

Mystery solved.

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