Thursday, January 22, 2009


I have concluded that the most efficient way for me to post is by using Word and copying and pasting the document. In this case, for example, I wanted to put a link to a video on Marx from YouTube and it easily makes it a hyperlink in Word while the editor in BlogSpot (democratic, accessible and easy to use as it is) makes that more complicated.

However, the way to do it seamlessly is to save the text in Word as an html (use SaveAs) and paste it in. My post generated all kinds of HTML errors but the post looked and worked fine.

Here, for instance, is one of the must see clips on Marx:

And if you think Marx knew nothing about anarchy you have not seen this:

Bill Woodman

P.S. The first clip is Groucho from Animal Crackers (1930) , and the second is from my favorite film Monkey Business (1931) which contains all the Marx brothers, even the untalented ones like Zeppo, both done on a sound stage in Long Island while they were doing three shows a day of these stage plays on Broadway. But if you are into politics (and who isn’t who takes a course on Marx) you must see Duck Soup (1933) where Groucho, as Rufus T. Firefly, becomes president of the bankrupt country of Fredonia and gets involved in a war…oh, you have to see it yourself. Rent it and make popcorn and no, as far as I know Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo (all brothers) are not related to Karl.

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