November 30, 2010

Wednesday Wickedness: Groucho Marx

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wickedness!

We are like other memes in that we will ask you ten questions each and every Wednesday.  But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick a famous person and pick ten of their quotes.  Each of our questions will be based on the quotes.  Got it?  Great!  Let's begin this week's meme!

Today we picked Groucho Marx.
Here's Wednesday Wickedness!

1. 'A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere."

What is a superstition that many have that you think is crazy?

ALL superstitions are crazy!

(Except ‘step on a crack’ – that’s real!)

2. "A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."

What were you in the hospital for the last time that you were admitted?

I’ve only spent the night in a hospital once.  It was in Windsor, Canada, after getting into a street fight and getting knocked unconscious.

I was defending my friend and his sister from an irate, drunken Canadian who was attacking our car and spouting anti-American-isms.

Unfortunately, I’m not much of a fighter.   I ended up with a badly-scraped ear (from hitting the sidewalk) and 9 stitches in my left occipital ridge.

The only other times I’ve even been to the hospital (for myself) were a couple of emergency room visits (for stitches) and my vasectomy, which was an out-patient procedure.

3. "Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse."

What payment do you make that seems ridiculous?

Taxes, especially state sales tax.
(Mostly because of the amount)

4. "Humor is reason gone mad."

How would you describe your sense of humor?

I'm omni-humorous.  I appreciate everything from slap-stick to dry wit to absurdist humor to dirty jokes to one-liners.  Pretty much anything goes.

5. "I have a mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it."

Who was the last person that you wanted to beat with something or other?

My boss. With a candlestick.  In the library.

6. "I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception."

Would you ever like to change something about your face?

Why mess with perfection?  (LOL!)  I suppose it might be nice to not need glasses.  Otherwise, I’m okay with my face.

7. "I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury."

I read an article recently that asked if marriage was still relevant. Other than to raise children do you see the point?

How about finding that one person with whom you can share your life?  Someone who’ll stick by your side through thick and thin, good times and bad?  

Not to mention the breaks you get on taxes, insurance, etc.
(And who's gonna get you a Valentine's Day card if you're not married?)

Marriage isn’t for everybody of course, but I think the benefits are unquestionable.

8. "If you've heard this story before, don't stop me, because I'd like to hear it again."

Do you find that you tend to repeat your stories?

No, but this one time I got into a fight in Canada and…

Actually, I try not to repeat stories.  But I also forget whom I’ve told already, so some people never hear them at all.

9. "There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says, "Yes," you know he is a crook."

Do you find most people that are in your life to be honest?

Yes. I’m a pretty honest and straight-forward person, so most people I associate with are the same.

10. "Wives are people who feel they don't dance enough."

Have you ever felt that your significant other did not go out enough?

Years ago I did, but now she gets out with friends pretty regularly.  And sometimes we'll all go out together.

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  1. 1. I'm from Louisiana. We have a book of superstitions. I'm French/Indian/Cajun so I could go on all day. But black cats are just black cats. But if you drop a fork, you'll have company before the week is out. And if you spill salt, you damn well better throw a pinch over your shoulder to avoid bad luck. And on and on....LOL!

    2. Last hospital visit was when I totalled our Suzuki 550. I also killed a Thunderbird. Broke about a dozen bones, but I was young (28) and healed very well, thank you. And got back on that horse a few years later. I still ride.

    3. I have no bills and my cable is only $9 per month. I'm a tightwad and everything we own is paid for. But there is that bookaholic thing I have going on.....

    4. My sense of humor is wicked and insane. Just ask my family. No, dont!!!

    5. The bastard fireman who said to us last week, "I ain't never seen a cat carcass up a tree." A pox on him and all of his family!!!

    6. Well, yes and no. But I'm afraid if I get plastic surgery that God won't recognize me when I get to heaven. Yuk-Yuk.

    7. Love, love, love. And commitment. I've been married for 38 years (ever since I was 13!) so I guess I'm a believer. ;-)

    8. Often, but so far nobody has scolded me for it.

    9. Oh, hell no. Just loan a relative some money and you'll never see them again. Wait, I see a good side to this deal....LOL!

    10. We don't go out much except to bookstores. I'm a Moonchild homebody and have converted my husband. We sit and read a lot and listen to communiss radio (Public Radio). Oh, and visit the library, too.

  2. Married at 13? Wow! (They put people in jail for that kinda thing these days!)

  3. geez - i hope that visit hasn't tarnished your view of Canadians even when we're drunk, we're usually fairly innocuous...:)

    love, love LOVE your sense of humour...

  4. Not at all, Mel - in fact, that was the only time I've had a bad experience in Canada.

    (Even the subsequent trips to the courthouse weren't bad - he ended up paying restitution)

    I'm glad you like my humor.
    (You have impeccable taste!)

  5. I love Groucho, but I'm still trying to get over that Marion was married at the 20th century.

  6. My son is 14 and I can't even imagine him being married.

  7. Eric, that was a very OLD JOKE about my young age at marriage! LOL! I was legal when I got married....18. Sheesh, you yankees. ;-) It's not legal (even here in the swamps) to marry at age 13.

  8. Ahh, now I see, Marion!

    (I just didn't do the math!)

    Sometimes I can't see the forest for the trees.

  9. I'm not going to ask which hospital visit hurt more....Good for you for defending America.

    Have a great day!


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