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It’s no Tinkers to Evers to Chance but here’s why these three names came upon me today. Last night I watched a movie on TCM called Million Dollar Legs with W. C. Fields. I had never seen this particular film before but I was intrigued by the opening credits when I saw the name Susan […]

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Comedian George Burns was born 121 years ago today. It seems unfathomable to me that I can have so many distinct memories of a guy who was born well over a century ago but that’s what happens if you live to be 100 years old as Burns did – you transcend multiple generations. Like most […]

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Happy Birthday to First Lady Michelle Obama. Unfortunately I don’t know, nor have I ever met, the First lady but she has certainly impressed me over the past six years with her charm, intelligence and class. Her husband has disappointed me by not being the progressive beacon so many of us had hoped he’d be […]

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There have been many a list of greatest films: greatest film comedies, greatest film musicals, greatest war movies, gangster pictures, etc. There’s been lists of greatest film songs, ooh, that’s a good one – we’ll have to do that some time. There’s also been more than a few lists of greatest film quotes. Here’s a […]

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Many critics and fans cite either “Duck Soup” or “A Night at the Opera” as their favorite Marx Brothers films. While I think both of those are wonderful movies, I think my two favorites would have to be “Animal Crackers” and “Horse Feathers.” Here’s Groucho with one of my favorite songs from a Marx Brothers […]

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