Sunday, October 2

Happy Birthday

Julius Henry Marx: October 2, 1890--August 19, 1977


harry near indy said...

my favorite comedian, and my favorite marxist.

in fact, the only marxist to which i'd give more than five minutes of attention.

thank you very, very much, doghouse, for the post. i appreciate it.

Alex said...

It's difficult to refrain from quoting him for 20 lines or so.

But the recent Roberts' confirmation does bear a striking resemblance to the appointment of Freedonia's Secretary of War:

Firefly: Now listen here. I've got a swell job for you, but first I'll have to ask you a couple of important questions. Now, what is it that has four pair of pants, lives in Philadelphia and it never rains but it pours?
Chicolini: That's-a good one. I give you three guesses.
Firefly: Now, let me see. Has four pair of pants, lives in Philadelphia...Is it male or female?
Chicolini: No, I don't think so.

Just replace "Firefly" with "the distinguished Senator from Pennsylvania" and you have the general idea.