Monday, September 05, 2011

Another Favorite Scene: Groucho Marx Goes to War on False Pretenses

I've posted this clip before, but as one of the best scenes ever written and performed, it's always worth watching again (and again).  It's from the Marx Brothers masterpiece Duck Soup and it is such a great illustration of something we all do on occasion -- I call it "worrying on spec" -- as well as a fair depiction of Bush Administration foreign policy.

Here's how much this scene has influenced my life: as My Friend Mary can confirm, to this day, whenever the phone or doorbell rings I instinctively mutter, "More bad news."