Monday, December 31, 2012

The good Marx brother

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I have had a hankering for a while to see a Marx brothers movie. Today, by chance, the BoingBoing ran an ad pointing out that YouTube had a clip of Chico Marx on the piano.

I watched it, and I was wowed. My 5 year old son took time out from watching Samurai Jack to check it out, so you know it has broad appeal.

So then I searched YouTube for more Marx brothers. Sadly, I was disappointed. I found several things, but Chico's stuff was all I saw that was worth watching. Well, I found one exception: Groucho's mirror routine is pretty darn impressive.

Anyway, watch Chico.

Lungless frog species found in Indonesia

My friend Lee Ann send me a link to this, and I thought "this is just the kind of crap my readers like!" (Hello to both of you!).

It's a species of frog found in Indonesia that has no lungs - it lives in oxygen rich waters, and it just breathes through its skin.