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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 15:01
by Bungo the Mungo
Think Woody Allen sitting at the back of the lecture theatre looking at some girl's tits.

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 15:10
by Deebank
My comments disguise the fact that I don't know nearly enough about either to comment here

Je suis un Marxist, pendant Groucho.

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 17:22
by Copehead
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 17:23
by Deebank
Copehead wrote:Image


That's a Groucho pendant.

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 17:27
by sneelock
I like Noam but he does seem to arrive to events with opinions that are already fully formed.
Groucho either loved people or detested them. Maybe he loved detesting them. His letters make for very amusing reading.

I go Groucho. In those old movies, Groucho knows he's in a movie and has a considerable advantage over most of his co-stars. It seems like he tried his best to extend this advantage to real life. Maybe this had mixed results but I, for one, really appreciate the effort.

I find few things more beautiful than Groucho dancing.

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 18:02
by Copehead
Deebank wrote:
Copehead wrote:Image


That's a Groucho pendant.


Grouchy pedant

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 18:06
by Pansy Puff
This is stupid. They can't be compared. One is a scientist/linguist/writer the other a comedian/actor. On what criteria are we comparing them, their spectacles?




Coming next: Ian Brown vs Ian Paisley

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 18:36
by Bungo the Mungo
K wrote:This is stupid. They can't be compared. One is a scientist/linguist/writer the other a comedian/actor. On what criteria are we comparing them, their spectacles?




Coming next: Ian Brown vs Ian Paisley


It's very simple: who do you prefer?

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 19:36
by Pansy Puff
Prefer to watch in a comedy? Or read when writing about language?

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 19:55
by Bungo the Mungo
Prefer.

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 19:57
by Pansy Puff
Well it depends what I am doing.

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 20:15
by Snarfyguy
K wrote:Well it depends what I am doing.

Masturbating, say.

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 20:51
by Deebank
Snarfyguy wrote:
K wrote:Well it depends what I am doing.

Masturbating, say.



Indeed, which one gives you the horn? :?

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 20:55
by Clippernolan
How many people can Noam Chomsky fit into a state room?

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 21:12
by Harvey K-Tel
Gnawm Chompsky

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 21:33
by Geoff
Groucho is the funniest human being ever.

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 23:59
by Jimbo
Both Jews. One wasn't a self-hating Jew.

(I am being facitious of course but I'd think a guy named Chomsky would see things from the Israeli/Jewish POV from time to time.)

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 00:55
by Clippernolan
Jimbo2 wrote:Both Jews. One wasn't a self-hating Jew.

(I am being facitious of course but I'd think a guy named Chomsky would see things from the Israeli/Jewish POV from time to time.)


I'm not sure that makes him a self-hating Jew.

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 01:40
by Jimbo
Clippernolan wrote:
Jimbo2 wrote:Both Jews. One wasn't a self-hating Jew.

(I am being facitious of course but I'd think a guy named Chomsky would see things from the Israeli/Jewish POV from time to time.)


I'm not sure that makes him a self-hating Jew.


I was being facitious. I never heard the phrase until recent times. I was just having fun with this harsh set of words. Nonetheless, that is a reflection of Chomsky among a vast number of Jews who support Israel, right or wrong. For a fellow Jew to be so outspoken on a topic as dear to Jews as Israel is a shonda.

Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 03:26
by Count Machuki
Cage Free Brown wrote:I like Noam but he does seem to arrive to events with opinions that are already fully formed.


He changed his mind about universal grammar.

I voted for him.