– by Horatio Algeranon
I’ll clutch my Golden Horseshoe
When they burn me at the stake
If horseshoe luck is with me too
“Dead ringer” I will make.
"dead ringer" = “carbon copy”
In his "acceptance" of the Golden Horseshoe Award for "The most brazenly damaging and malign Bad Science of 2013", David Rose said
"I’ll be clutching it when they burn me at the stake."
Horatio can only assume this is a reference to what must be a "Giordano Bruno Complex", variant of the more common "Galileo Complex," wherein you believe you are Galileo being persecuted for your scientific beliefs (but with a slightly more extreme outcome).
Just when Horatio thinks the "skeptics" can't possibly get any goofier... they do.
They left Horatio's ditties in the "goof-dust" long ago and competition is now out of the question.