The Ramblings of Old Man Kelley – Jeff to my friends!
OK first of all, I’ve got the cure for depression! Duck Soup. Yes, the Marx Brother’s Duck Soup! If Duck Soup doesn’t cheer you up, well then, seek professional help!
“I’d be unworthy of the high trust that’s been placed in me if I didn’t do everything in my power to keep our beloved Freedonia in peace with the world. I’d be only too happy to meet with Ambassador Trentino, and offer him on behalf of my country the right hand of good fellowship. And I feel sure he will accept this gesture in the spirit of which it is offered. But suppose he doesn’t. A fine thing that’ll be. I hold out my hand and he refuses to accept. That’ll add a lot to my prestige, won’t it? Me, the head of a country, snubbed by a foreign ambassador. Who does he think he is, that he can come here, and make a sap of me in front of all my people? Think of it – I hold out my hand and that hyena refuses to accept. Why, the cheap four-flushing swine, he’ll never get away with it I tell you, he’ll never get away with it.” – Rufus T. Firefly
I am writing about Duck Soup because my wonderful wife bought me the first five Marx Brother’s films On Blu-ray! NICE! Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers and Duck Soup! That was the Golden age of the brothers!
And I don’t care what you say; they were never the same without Zeppo!
The problem with the later MGM films was that Irving Thalberg wanted a plot. To hell with that! They didn’t need a plot. OF course, they left Paramount because they were not getting paid, but you can’t have everything.
Enough about The Marx Brothers!
Margaret Dumont was awesome as well! Opps, talking about those guys again!
So, I’ve been doing a bit of gardening lately. Oh, you are saying, big deal! Well it is. Old Man Kelley doesn’t do gardening…until now. I am doing a video on my gardening adventure and will be posting it soon in the video section
You know that time of the day that is too late for coffee but too early for beer?
We’ve had a lot of rain here in Chicagoland. My home is OK, but I’ve got some friends who are not so lucky!
My script for my latest film, The Elgin Dead, has finally been sent to the actors. I still don’t have a lead actor, but hopefully get someone soon. It’s a sweet part. The film should be about 20 minutes long. I guess the kids these days call that a short. And should I really call it a film? There will be no celluloid used in the making of this video. More on this later,
Well, I’ve got to go. Can’t sit here all day typing away.