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Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 30 16:46:11 EDT 2018


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

There was none. I just offering a video version of almost the same phrase,
minus the word "lying" - from one of my favorite movies.   It's an
interesting one, too, as it often gets quoted as being one of Groucho's
lines.


On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 3:02 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> > 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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> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > a
> >
> > Andy Bach,
> > afbach at gmail.com
> > 608 658-1890 cell
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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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>



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