Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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6 Responses

  1. Avatar Doctor Jay says:

    I know the song, and the show, well. That’s a wonderful find, Mike!Report

  2. Avatar Rufus F. says:

    I’m still both fascinated by and apprehensive of Skidoo, mostly because of the description on the poster “Groucho Marx playing God”. I’ve heard it’s really bad though.Report

  3. Avatar Jaybird says:

    I was going to take the opportunity to tell the “cigar” story (you know the one) but Snopes tells me that it never happened. Then that it might have happened. Then that it didn’t.

    So it probably didn’t.

    But there *WAS* this exchange that Groucho had with a young woman who was one of seventeen(!) children:

    Groucho: How does your father feel about this rather startling turn of events? Is he happy or just dazed?

    Daughter: Oh, my daddy loves children.

    Groucho: Well, I like pancakes, but I haven’t got closetsful of them …


    • One I saw myself:

      A bodybuilder and his very attractive wife appear on the show. The bodybuilder flexes to show off his impressive musculature, and mentions that he has a 50-inch chest expansion. Groucho says “It’s funny. His is 50, and hers in only 38, but I like hers better.”Report

  4. Avatar Mongo says:

    Marxism in its truest, and best, form. The other versions have no sense of humor — unless you’re stuck on jokes about tractors.Report