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(Some Guy)   Bill Marx creates a beautiful tribute website about his father, Harpo. No funny headline, no snark, just a link to a great website about a funny, funny man   (harposplace.com) divider line 34
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2010-09-11 08:11:40 AM  
No offense, but Bill's uncle Groucho was far funnier.
 
2010-09-11 09:36:25 AM  
mikemoto: No offense, but Bill's uncle Groucho was far funnier.

So in a thread about a tribute to Harpo Marx, you felt the best thing to post was that you though someone else was funnier? I think you missed the point.
 
2010-09-11 10:41:46 AM  
mikemoto: No offense, but Bill's uncle Groucho was far funnier.

Perhaps. But by all accounts that I've seen over the years, Harpo was a far nicer, and better person.

/Highly recommend his autobiography, "Harpo Speaks".
 
2010-09-11 10:41:57 AM  
A loving tribute to a warm and wonderful person who lived life the right way, exuding pure joy.
 
2010-09-11 10:47:56 AM  
What a wonderful read. Thanks, subby!
 
2010-09-11 11:07:08 AM  
 
2010-09-11 11:09:13 AM  
Nice find, subby!

I saw 'A Day at the Races' a few weeks back.

Gold, Jerry! Comic GOLD!
 
2010-09-11 11:10:48 AM  
Harpo Speaks is one of my favorite books. Before reading that, Groucho was my favorite Marx brother but Harpo stole my heart. I even dressed up as Harpo for Halloween one year.
 
2010-09-11 11:13:55 AM  
'Harpo Speaks'...
I will never look at black jelly beans the same way again.
A truly funny book.
 
2010-09-11 11:19:30 AM  
A truly talented man. Is missed.

/Thanks for introducing me to the Marx Bros. when I was a tyke, Dad.
 
2010-09-11 11:47:30 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XFJWPokgYE
 
2010-09-11 12:28:44 PM  
Who? From what I could look up he was a no-talent assclown that died a long time ago. Not even worth the bandwidth it took to open the page.
 
2010-09-11 12:58:56 PM  
images.smh.com.au

The funniest Marx.
 
2010-09-11 01:16:15 PM  
From wikipedia: When asked by George Burns how many children he planned to adopt, he answered "I'd like to adopt as many children as I have windows. So when I leave, I want a kid in every window, waving goodbye."[11]
--------------------------------------------

Aww.
 
2010-09-11 01:22:33 PM  
Sure Harpo was nice and funny
But Chico brought Gonorrhea to the Vaudeville circuit.

/Groucho said it
 
2010-09-11 01:24:23 PM  
BTW Father? How the hell old is Bill Marx?

/DRTFA
 
2010-09-11 01:52:18 PM  
vegastar: Who? From what I could look up he was a no-talent assclown that died a long time ago. Not even worth the bandwidth it took to open the page.


LOL!!! You're so cool. Not inventive nor smart, but so cool I bet all the girls giggle and whisper as you walk past.
 
2010-09-11 01:52:43 PM  
The man never spoke a word on screen, yet never failed to make me laugh.

Dane Cook tells every joke in that douchenozzle voice and I've yet to laugh once.

Comedy is forgetting how to be funny. The new blood is ignoring what made the greats so great.
 
2010-09-11 02:45:16 PM  
Mentat: Obligatory

Came for that. Leaving gratefully satisfied. Honest to God, two of the greatest comedy minds in show business.
 
2010-09-11 03:24:50 PM  
OhioKnight: BTW Father? How the hell old is Bill Marx?

/DRTFA


The website says Bill was 27 when his dad died in 1964. So, doing math, that means Bill was born in 1937. All of Harpo's kids were adopted.
 
2010-09-11 03:37:33 PM  
GungFu: vegastar: Who? From what I could look up he was a no-talent assclown that died a long time ago. Not even worth the bandwidth it took to open the page.


LOL!!! You're so cool. Not inventive nor smart, but so cool I bet all the girls giggle and whisper as you walk past.


I know I giggled and pointed at him for being so much smarter than the rest of us.
 
2010-09-11 04:21:46 PM  
browneye: mikemoto: No offense, but Bill's uncle Groucho was far funnier.

Perhaps. But by all accounts that I've seen over the years, Harpo was a far nicer, and better person.

/Highly recommend his autobiography, "Harpo Speaks".


Ditto to you and exparrot . "Harpo Speaks" is a wonderful book that I pick up every now and then when I need a laugh. If you're a fan of the Marx Brothers, I highly recommend giving it a look.
 
2010-09-11 04:23:20 PM  
Squeeeeee!
 
2010-09-11 04:25:42 PM  
Somehow I got into a discussion of the Marx Brothers as the A-Team. Harpo was Howling Mad Murphy.
 
2010-09-11 04:34:15 PM  
Pure gold: http://www.harposplace.com/Family/FamilyStory.php (new window)

Harpo Marx Family Rules

1 Life has been created for you to enjoy, but you won't enjoy it unless you pay for it with some good, hard work. This is one price that will never be marked down.

2 You can work at whatever you want to as long as you do it as well as you can and clean up afterwards and you're at the table at mealtime and in bed at bedtime.

3 Respect what the others do. Respect Dad's harp, Mom's paints, Billy's piano, Alex's set of tools, Jimmy's designs, and Minnie's menagerie.

4 If anything makes you sore, come out with it. Maybe the rest of us are itching for a fight, too.

5 If anything strikes you as funny, out with that, too. Let's all the rest of us have a laugh.

6 If you have an impulse to do something that you're not sure is right, go ahead and do it. Take a chance. Chances are, if you don't you'll regret it - unless you break the rules about mealtime and bedtime, in which case you'll sure as hell regret it.

7 If it's a question of whether to do what's fun or what is supposed to be good for you, and nobody is hurt whichever you do, always do what's fun.

8 If things get too much for you and you feel the whole world's against you, go stand on your head. If you can think of anything crazier to do, do it.

9 Don't worry about what other people think. The only person in the world important enough to conform to is yourself.

10 Anybody who mistreats a pet or breaks a pool cue is docked a months pay.
 
2010-09-11 05:39:43 PM  
 
2010-09-11 05:53:44 PM  
Saborlas: The man never spoke a word on screen, yet never failed to make me laugh.

Dane Cook tells every joke in that douchenozzle voice and I've yet to laugh once.

Comedy is forgetting how to be funny. The new blood is ignoring what made the greats so great.


PERILOUS DISCLAIMER: Comedy is subjective, VIEW AND LAUGH/DON'T LAUGH AT YOUR OWN PERIL.

Saw this guy's special on TV last night and thought he was similar to Groucho: Myq Kaplan.
 
2010-09-11 07:48:51 PM  
The man was a true gem ... an American original.
 
2010-09-11 08:13:07 PM  
lohphat: Pure gold: http://www.harposplace.com/Family/FamilyStory.php (new window)

Harpo Marx Family Rules

1 Life has been created for you to enjoy, but you won't enjoy it unless you pay for it with some good, hard work. This is one price that will never be marked down.

2 You can work at whatever you want to as long as you do it as well as you can and clean up afterwards and you're at the table at mealtime and in bed at bedtime.

3 Respect what the others do. Respect Dad's harp, Mom's paints, Billy's piano, Alex's set of tools, Jimmy's designs, and Minnie's menagerie.

4 If anything makes you sore, come out with it. Maybe the rest of us are itching for a fight, too.

5 If anything strikes you as funny, out with that, too. Let's all the rest of us have a laugh.

6 If you have an impulse to do something that you're not sure is right, go ahead and do it. Take a chance. Chances are, if you don't you'll regret it - unless you break the rules about mealtime and bedtime, in which case you'll sure as hell regret it.

7 If it's a question of whether to do what's fun or what is supposed to be good for you, and nobody is hurt whichever you do, always do what's fun.

8 If things get too much for you and you feel the whole world's against you, go stand on your head. If you can think of anything crazier to do, do it.

9 Don't worry about what other people think. The only person in the world important enough to conform to is yourself.

10 Anybody who mistreats a pet or breaks a pool cue is docked a months pay.


Coolest house rules ever?
 
2010-09-11 10:16:11 PM  
Bill doesn't say it, but I think many of Harpo's kids were adopted. (Must not be Bill. Bill looks like Harpo.)

George Burns tells of getting a call from the orphanage in Chicago while Harpo and his wife were visiting. The matron asked if George and Gracie would take in two orphans. George hesitated and Harpo took the phone and said he would take the kids.

Harpo told about having 12 windows on the front of his house, "You see those windows? As I come home I want to see a little face in each one of them."
 
2010-09-11 11:00:32 PM  
netringer: Bill doesn't say it, but I think many of Harpo's kids were adopted. (Must not be Bill. Bill looks like Harpo.)

The couple adopted four children: Bill, Alex, Jimmy, and Minnie. (new window)
 
2010-09-12 12:09:57 AM  
lohphat: Pure gold: http://www.harposplace.com/Family/FamilyStory.php (new window)

Harpo Marx Family Rules

1 Life has been created for you to enjoy, but you won't enjoy it unless you pay for it with some good, hard work. This is one price that will never be marked down.

2 You can work at whatever you want to as long as you do it as well as you can and clean up afterwards and you're at the table at mealtime and in bed at bedtime.

3 Respect what the others do. Respect Dad's harp, Mom's paints, Billy's piano, Alex's set of tools, Jimmy's designs, and Minnie's menagerie.

4 If anything makes you sore, come out with it. Maybe the rest of us are itching for a fight, too.

5 If anything strikes you as funny, out with that, too. Let's all the rest of us have a laugh.

6 If you have an impulse to do something that you're not sure is right, go ahead and do it. Take a chance. Chances are, if you don't you'll regret it - unless you break the rules about mealtime and bedtime, in which case you'll sure as hell regret it.

7 If it's a question of whether to do what's fun or what is supposed to be good for you, and nobody is hurt whichever you do, always do what's fun.

8 If things get too much for you and you feel the whole world's against you, go stand on your head. If you can think of anything crazier to do, do it.

9 Don't worry about what other people think. The only person in the world important enough to conform to is yourself.

10 Anybody who mistreats a pet or breaks a pool cue is docked a months pay.

The Fool: Coolest house rules ever?


I have no doubt.
 
2010-09-12 01:04:50 AM  
mikemoto: No offense, but Bill's uncle Groucho was far funnier.

Groucho was a comedy piker compared to Harpo, the real brains of the outfit.
 
2010-09-13 12:57:05 AM  
 
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