Politics: The Groucho Marx Way

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.”

Groucho Marx

Memorable Last Words of Famous People

Except for the person who has never spoken, everyone will utter his or her last words. Those words may be an expression of surprise, such as Julius Caesar’s famous, “Et tu, Brute?” (Actually, he said something else, but that’s covered in this article.) Parting thoughts might be ironic, such as General John Sedgwick’s half-spoken final…

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The Marx Brothers Strategy to Avoid Being Kept Waiting

No one likes to be kept waiting, but what can you do? All of us have had the unenviable experience of showing up at the appointed time for something, only to find that not everyone holds to the same standard of punctuality. We may fuss, and we may fume, but is there any option other…

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A Cynic’s Guide to Congress

Readers of this site know that congress is the word used to describe a large group of salamanders. Most people, however, think of something completely different when that word is mentioned. Take a look at what some of the world’s great cynics think of this noble institution and the political system that makes it possible.

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