My lord! That's one of the worst puns I've ever been exposed to. This GSKearney person should be shot, drawn and quartered, and made to eat a dictionary!
According to my sister, Pat Kopsian, if you aren't quite up to being a full fledged curmudgeon due to inebriation, too much fun, or any other cause; you are probably just a mudgeon. It took me a long time to find a good picture of a partially fledged mudgeon, but I think this one captures the essence.