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August 17, 2007


Rob @ 12:45 PM

This Sunday, August 19, marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Groucho Marx.

To those of you who may not know me so well.. yes, this actually is a big deal for me.

Someone on Groucho's IMDb board asked what, if anything, Groucho fans can do on that date to remember him.

I replied thusly...

Here's a way we can all celebrate.. tell a Groucho joke to someone, not just among Groucho fans like us but somewhere unrelated. Invite non-Marxists over for movie nights. Make a Groucho wisecrack to someone random, from your best friend to some stranger waiting on line at the bank. Do something, anything, that takes a little bit of what Groucho has given you, and spreads it further out into the world.

At the very least, you and Groucho will have brightened someone's day for a bit. And maybe - just maybe - you'll help create a new Marxist.

Groucho's wit, spirit, and influence on the world has now outlived the man himself by 30 years. It's up to us to ensure it continues for the next 30 years, and the 30 after that.

What better way to do that than by making somebody smile?

Here's your ammo. Get to work!
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So, those of you who I lack real-life access to, youir job is to save me the trouble. This weekend, rent, borrow, or download something from the above lists, catch any TV reruns that might get done in his honor, or at least give that quotes page a read-through or scan through a few of those video clips, and celebrate with me!

One Response to “JHM”

  1. Joes_Amy says:

    "If I held you any closer I would be on the other side of you."

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