Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

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Groucho
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82%
Noam
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18%
 
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 17 Jan 2013, 15:01

Think Woody Allen sitting at the back of the lecture theatre looking at some girl's tits.

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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Deebank » 17 Jan 2013, 15:10

My comments disguise the fact that I don't know nearly enough about either to comment here

Je suis un Marxist, pendant Groucho.
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Copehead » 17 Jan 2013, 17:22

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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Deebank » 17 Jan 2013, 17:23

Copehead wrote:Image


That's a Groucho pendant.
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby sneelock » 17 Jan 2013, 17:27

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.
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Copehead » 17 Jan 2013, 18:02

Deebank wrote:
Copehead wrote:Image


That's a Groucho pendant.


Grouchy pedant
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Pansy Puff » 17 Jan 2013, 18:06

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?




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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 17 Jan 2013, 18:36

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?




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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Pansy Puff » 17 Jan 2013, 19:36

Prefer to watch in a comedy? Or read when writing about language?
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 17 Jan 2013, 19:55

Prefer.

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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Pansy Puff » 17 Jan 2013, 19:57

Well it depends what I am doing.
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Snarfyguy » 17 Jan 2013, 20:15

K wrote:Well it depends what I am doing.

Masturbating, say.
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Deebank » 17 Jan 2013, 20:51

Snarfyguy wrote:
K wrote:Well it depends what I am doing.

Masturbating, say.



Indeed, which one gives you the horn? :?
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Clippernolan » 17 Jan 2013, 20:55

How many people can Noam Chomsky fit into a state room?
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Wally Bingbang » 17 Jan 2013, 21:12

Gnawm Chompsky
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Geoff » 17 Jan 2013, 21:33

Groucho is the funniest human being ever.
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Jimbo » 17 Jan 2013, 23:59

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.)
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Clippernolan » 18 Jan 2013, 00:55

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.
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Jimbo » 18 Jan 2013, 01:40

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.
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Re: Groucho Marx vs Noam Chomsky

Postby Count Machuki » 18 Jan 2013, 03:26

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.
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