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Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 30 16:02:55 EDT 2018


> no "lying" in it

What's the basis for your assumption that I'm (mis)quoting someone in
particular, Andy?



On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 3:19 PM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Remember when "Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?" was
> considered to be a joke?
>
> Well, no "lying" in it but here's Chico's (dressed as Groucho, naturally)
> version:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHxGUe1cjzM
>
> and, because it follows (and is very funny), the mirror scene.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdQ9jh5GvQ8
>
> and, saying "naturally" of course, brings up:
> http://www.baseball-almanac.com/humor4.shtml
>
> Costello: You know I'm a catcher too.
> Abbott: So they tell me.
>
> Costello: I get behind the plate to do some fancy catching, Tomorrow's
> pitching on my team and a heavy hitter gets up. Now the heavy hitter bunts
> the ball. When he bunts the ball, me, being a good catcher, I'm gonna throw
> the guy out at first base. So I pick up the ball and throw it to who?
>
> Abbott: Now that's the first thing you've said right.
>
> Costello: I don't even know what I'm talking about!
>
> PAUSE
>
> Abbott: That's all you have to do.
>
> Costello: Is to throw the ball to first base.
>
> Abbott: Yes!
>
> Costello: Now who's got it?
>
> Abbott: Naturally.
>
> PAUSE
>
> Costello: Look, if I throw the ball to first base, somebody's gotta get it.
> Now who has it?
>
> Abbott: Naturally.
>
> Costello: Who?
>
> Abbott: Naturally.
>
> Costello: Naturally?
>
> Abbott: Naturally.
>
> Costello: So I pick up the ball and I throw it to Naturally.
>
> Abbott: No you don't, you throw the ball to Who.
>
> Costello: Naturally.
>
> Abbott: That's different.
>
> Costello: That's what I said.
>
> Abbott: You're not saying it...
>
> Costello: I throw the ball to Naturally.
>
> Abbott: You throw it to Who.
>
> Costello: Naturally.
>
> Abbott: That's it.
>
> Costello: That's what I said!
>
> Abbott: You ask me.
>
> Costello: I throw the ball to who?
>
> Abbott: Naturally.
>
> Costello: Now you ask me.
>
> Abbott: You throw the ball to Who?
>
> Costello: Naturally.
>
> Abbott: That's it.Costello: Same as you! Same as YOU! I throw the ball to
> who. Whoever it is drops the ball and the guy runs to second. Who picks up
> the ball and throws it to What. What throws it to I Don't Know. I Don't
> Know throws it back to Tomorrow, Triple play. Another guy gets up and hits
> a long fly ball to Because. Why? I don't know! He's on third and I don't
> give a darn!
>
> On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 1:39 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Sad, depressing, and confounding. Remember when "Who are you going to
> > believe? Me or your lying eyes?" was considered to be a joke?
> >
> > On Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 8:23 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I've held off on this to give someone else chance to make history, but
> it
> > > looks as though it's up to me:
> > >
> > >
> > > https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-
> > president-trump-veterans-foreign-wars-united-states-
> > national-convention-kansas-city-mo/
> > > <
> > > https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-
> > president-trump-veterans-foreign-wars-united-states-
> > national-convention-kansas-city-mo/
> > > >
> > >
> > > "And just remember: What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not
> > > what’s happening.... Just stick with us.  Don’t believe the crap you
> see
> > > from these people — the fake news.  (Applause.) "
> > >
> > > JL
> > >
> > > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> > truth."
> > >
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> >
> >
> > --
> > -Wilson
> > -----
> > All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> > come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> > -Mark Twain
> >
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-Wilson
-----
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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