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September 21, 2002 2:55 PM   Subscribe

Why a Duck? The most comprehensive Marx Brothers site on the Interweb. Thrill to their collection of sound clips! Learn what happened today in Marx history! Play a ton of Marx Brothers related games! Kill an entire morning reading about their career! Warning: Not to be confused with these Marx brothers.
posted by Joey Michaels (9 comments total)

 
This is, indeed, the best Marx Brothers site on the Net, and it's been around for quite a while. The site also owns Duck List, which is the best Marx Brothers discussion on the Net.

I know there are other Marxists out there.
posted by krinklyfig at 3:24 PM on September 21, 2002


Excellent Link, Joey Michaels! I wish Groucho was a live today just so he could have a weblog. I remember reading that Groucho, a junior high dropout corresponded with Einstein. This is the acme of cool, you ask me.
posted by jonmc at 3:28 PM on September 21, 2002


Here's an interesting Groucho-related link that was posted yesterday on bOINGbOING. And here's Snopes to give us the real story behind it.

All Hail Marx and Lennon!
posted by MrBaliHai at 3:54 PM on September 21, 2002


What a great site; a fantastic link, too - thanks. My dad turned me on to the genius of the Marx Bros. when I was in short pants, and I love them and their movies still. jonmc - I hear you. If there's one celebrity I wish had a blog, it would be Groucho.

That letter to Jack Warner, regardless of how honest Groucho was being (so he was lying to and f*cking with Warner Brothers? Good for him!), is a prime example of that once-in-a-lifetime-if-that wit. He's one of the people I really wish I'd gotten to meet.
posted by GriffX at 6:21 PM on September 21, 2002


There are times when I hate Snopes for spoiling perfect honest fabrications.
posted by Joey Michaels at 6:31 PM on September 21, 2002


"No, no, no...that's a flask."

"No, no...that's a fish."

"No...that's a fist."

"Yeah, yeah! That's a flash!"
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:21 PM on September 21, 2002


so he was lying to and f*cking with Warner Brothers? Good for him!

I totally agree. If nothing else, it was an absolutely brilliant publicity campaign.
posted by MrBaliHai at 7:55 PM on September 21, 2002


Some of my earliest media memories are of The Marx Brothers...it amazed me that something in black-n-white, featuring only people (instead of muppets, puppets, or superheroes) who talked really fast, could be so funny & zany. Great link --thanks.
posted by davidmsc at 9:10 PM on September 21, 2002


My dad turned me on to the genius of the Marx Bros. when I was in short pants, and I love them and their movies still.

Same here! My dad's got quite an amazing collection of Marx Brothers films, books and CDs. And when my folks go away on vacation and ask me to tend to their plants I usually end up having all night Marx Bros marathons in front of their TV instead. In one week they're leaving for Greece. Aaaahh...
posted by soundofsuburbia at 12:37 PM on September 22, 2002


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