Tuesday October 21, 2020 Smile of the Day: The Marx Brothers
First, a story:
Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State Trooper sees a car puttering along at 22mph. He thinks to himself, “this driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!” So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over.
Approaching the car, he notices that there are five old ladies, two in the front seat and three in the back, wide eyed and white as ghosts. The driver, obviously confused, says to him, “officer, I don’t understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?”
“Ma’am,” the officer replies, “You weren’t speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers.”
“Slower than the speed limit? No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly twenty-two miles an hour!” The old woman says proudly.
The State Police Officer, trying to contain a chuckle, explains to her that “22” was the route number, not the speed limit.
A bit embarrassed, the woman grins and thanks the officer for pointing out her error.
“But before I let you go, ma’am, I have to ask, is everyone in this car OK? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven’t muttered a single peep this whole time,” said the officer.
The old lady replied,
“Oh, they’ll be alright in a minute officer. We just got off Route 119.”
Second, a song:
Harpo and Chico Marx at the piano.
According to Wikipedia: “They are widely considered by critics, scholars, and fans to be among the greatest and most influential comedians of the 20th century.”
Enjoy this clip:
Have a great day!
© 2020 David J. Bilinsky and Colleen E. Bilinsky