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Watch: Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.: Is the World Funny?
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Posted on 06/25/2018 3:29:59 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Per Groucho, No.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: buckley; firingline; funny; grouchomarx
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In this exchange lies the secret of the mass affection for the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Donaldus Maximus.
1 posted on 06/25/2018 3:29:59 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Groucho was one of the funniest men of the century. I am a major Marx Brothers fan. Groucho andn Chairman Bill should be fun.


2 posted on 06/25/2018 3:42:04 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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His brothers were pretty funny, too. But nobody can hold a candle to Charley Chaplin, except maybe Laurel and Hardy at their best.


3 posted on 06/25/2018 3:44:01 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I would tend to disagree. The Marx Brothers were the best.


4 posted on 06/25/2018 3:45:01 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: Eleutheria5

If I tossed in Jackie Gleason & Art Carney, I’d have to continue with so many more...so I’d better not mention anybody at all.


5 posted on 06/25/2018 3:46:58 PM PDT by moovova
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To: TBP

Modern Times was the greatest movie ever made imho, and his other feature-lengths were amazing, too.

On the other hand, the Marx Brothers so smoothly complemented each other that the four of them were greater than the sum of each one’s respective roles. My favorite line from Chico: “You no-a-fool-me. There aint-a no Sanity Clause.” Harpo: Answering the phone with a set of horns that imitated speech. But Groucho was all-encompassing. Everything he said was the funniest thing he ever said.


6 posted on 06/25/2018 3:52:27 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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Groucho’s films were incredibly funny, but he did become a bit of a bore at the end of his life.


7 posted on 06/25/2018 4:12:30 PM PDT by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
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To: Eleutheria5

“...But nobody can hold a candle to Charley Chaplin...”

Bill Clinton was a close second with his rapes, don’t forget CC hated America.

Funny, ha-ha and funny weird.

I’ll take Laurel and Hardy and day.


8 posted on 06/25/2018 4:22:47 PM PDT by BBB333 (The Power Of Trump Compels You!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Ping for later viewing ...

Perhaps it will answer the age old question - viaduct?


9 posted on 06/25/2018 4:28:28 PM PDT by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I like this vid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYymnxoQnf8

He puts Nancy in his place.


10 posted on 06/25/2018 4:33:57 PM PDT by Impy (I have no virtue to signal.)
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To: BBB333

His autobiography makes no mention of that, though I just read his climb upward from the workhouses to fame and fortune never got to the part about the paternity suit and his subsequent loss of residency. It’s possible he became estranged from America after that. His movies stopped being so funny then, too. M. Verdeaux and King in America were definitely not his best, although the movie previews in the latter were hilarious, as was the bolshevik kid who wouldn’t let him get a word in edgewise.


11 posted on 06/25/2018 4:51:10 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Impy

They were calling conservatives Nazis and telling them to shut up even back then.


12 posted on 06/25/2018 4:54:04 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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Thank you for posting this...I just missed Groucho Marx-he was coming down, as I was coming up, and I was not ready for William F. Buckley Jr.

I have come to appreciate William F. Buckley Jr. later in my life, which is a source of enjoyment. I love the way his eyes occasionally glint with mischevious humor as he make a verbal rapier thrust...:)

And I did not know Groucho Marx was a conservative...I loved his little remark about Politics being the Garden of Eden of Incompetents...:)

But that is fine. I liked an era where you didn't have to know boxers vs briefs, or...even what the political preference of an actor or a singer was. I am glad we didn't have to know.

13 posted on 06/25/2018 5:02:33 PM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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I thought this one which had a greater portion of the interview Vidal vs Buckley - Crypto-Nazi Debate (Best Quality) was better to watch, as you saw all that led up to this.

Gore Vidal, what a scumbag...heheh..."go back to your pornography..."

Love it!

In light of what we see today, it is impossible to view that encounter, at that time, with the likes of Hayden, Gore Vidal, and Norman Mailer being mentioned, and not see the seeds of what we have today being firmly planted back then.

Scum, all.

14 posted on 06/25/2018 5:15:35 PM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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"...They were calling conservatives Nazis and telling them to shut up even back then..."

If you read Whittaker Chambers in Witness, you can see it goes back even further. The seeds for what we have today were gathered in the FDR administrations and through the Truman administrations, planted by the radicals in the Sixties, nurtured through the Seventies and Eighties, coming to full growth with the election of Bill Clinton, and full maturity with the election of Barack Obama.

15 posted on 06/25/2018 5:19:43 PM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: rlmorel

Check out this Buckley interview with Woody Allen. Funny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNErWi_lTig


16 posted on 06/25/2018 5:20:55 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Trump: America First. Obama: Quran First. Clintons: Our Money First)
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To: Eleutheria5

“I have a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it.”


17 posted on 06/25/2018 5:21:30 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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Thanks...I very much enjoyed that!

GIRL: Mr. Buckley, do you think miniskirts are in good taste?

BUCKLEY: On you, I think they are!

Honestly, I got completely bugged out on Woody Allen in the Eighties...I had to remind myself that I once thought he was funny!

18 posted on 06/25/2018 5:37:00 PM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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He was your typical Hollywood liberal Jewish comedian. Funny at times...


19 posted on 06/25/2018 6:26:39 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Trump: America First. Obama: Quran First. Clintons: Our Money First)
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