Home - by BigFurHat - October 20, 2012 - 22:15 America/New_York - 27 Comments
October 20th, 2012
That was way cool. I could watch the Marx brothers for days. I love quick wit.
Cognitive dissonance: the author of “The Martian Chronicles” with a suit and a crew cut.
I grew up watching Groucho on tv. The whole family would sit together laughing. That was real entertainment.
Say the secret woid, divide a hundred dollars.
Bradbury wrote about people and the human condition. He placed them in unfamiliar and new settings, but he kept them human. He had faith in us.
Henry James…I KEEEEL you!!!!
You take the Blonde and I’ll take the one in the toibun….
Best Groucho quote. I think he came up with this one for any member of our current administration.
“He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.”
interesting how he deferred to her. and let her give the answers. manners.
Oh shit you got me going on the Marx brother brilliance.
We must remember that art is art.
Well, on the other hand water is water isn’t it?
And east is east and west is west.
And if you take cranberries and stew them like applesause
they taste much more like prunes than rubarb does.
Now uh…now you tell me what you know.
If you’re a fan have fun. Great laughs.
thanks for the link Bad Brad.
Rufus T. Firefly “My father was a little Headstrong, my mother was a little Armstong. The Headstrongs married the Armstrongs and that’s why darkies were born.”
Groucho Marx in Duck Soup (movie)
Fascinating how the more refined intelligent people went for Bradbury stories, and the rest of us smart ass class clown naturally gravitated to Groucho. LOL.
October 21st, 2012
I’ve read a few Bradbury books, but I’d watch Groucho anytime over reading a book. The man was a genius.
Hillbilly Lawyers, This is sad, but I’ll tell it anyway. There’s been a couple time when a Groucho movie come on, and I force the whole fam damily to watch it. I laugh hysterically, and they are all looking at me like I’ve lost it. I was feeling like there was something seriously wrong with me until we all watch Monty Pythons Search For the Holy Grail and the same thing happened. That’s when I realized my family had been replaced by aliens. There still here.
Life without the Marx Brothers or Monty Python would be close to being not worth living.
“It’s just a flesh wound!”
Marry. I think we all need a movie night. You can’t beat Groucho. Even today. Name something since then that was that original. Hard to do.
I hear ya. You gotta start them out young with the Three Stooges; girls won’t respond to it but boys should. Groucho just doesn’t fit into the world we live in today and that really is sad. It’s not high-tech and kids probably get fixated on the low quality of the picture compared to all that fancy new crap.
@Brad & Hillbilly Lawyers–
One of the best Christmas presents I ever received were DVDs of EVERY Marx Brothers movie EVER made. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.
p.s. HL–The Three Stooges were pretty cool, too.
It is rare to meet a woman who appreciates the comedy of the Three Stooges. God Bless you.
Here’s something I learned about the Stooges in the short, Disorder in The Court (1936): Sol Horowtiz, father of Moe, Curly and Shemp, is sitting in the front row in the court room and can be seen smiling. He must have been very proud of his sons.
The Looking Spoon
Talk about a case study in the erosion of liberty in America. When was the last time you saw ANYONE casually chomping on a cigar on television…much less while hosting a game show!!!
Hollywood is so PC now that they won’t even show chain- smokers lighting up on screen.
As an asthmatic I have no problem saying those were the good ‘ol days…
Lazy & Incarcerated
Sponsored by Phillip Morris too.
Thanks IOTW! I am a Bradbury fan.
Here’s one from Groucho: “When I was a kid, I asked my dad: “Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?” He replied: “Son, if the zoo needs you, they’ll come get you.” Really it was a Jerry Lewis line. So sue me.
and groucho’s father’s day ode
“Today, father, is father’s day,
And we’re giving you a tie.
It’s not much we know,
It’s just our way of showing you
We think you are a regular guy.
You say that it was nice of us to bother.
But it really was a pleasure to fuss,
For according to our mother,
You’re our father,
And that’s good enough for us.
Yes, that’s good enough for us “
Brad, Hill Billy, reason I touched on Bradbury is I believe this is the earliest time frame I’d ever seen him on TV. And I didn’t see that live. Never knew he was on with Groucho. That said, Mary is right. Without the Marx brothers, Monty Python, I’d have never known exactly how twisted my sensauma is.
The icon I use normally use online is the French soldier slapping his own head and saying “I fart in your general direction.”
“and that’s why darkies were born.””
guuawdd.. is THAT all it took?
Funny is funny – no matter the age or gender. As a kid – and a GIRL, watched re-runs of “You Bet Your Life” and the “Three Stooges”. Laughed at them both – and still do.
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