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Hello Moe

June 19, 2012 by

This Day in Goofery

June 19
1897: Birth of Moses Harry Horwitz

Moe Howard was born in the 19th century? But he didn’t become known as a goof ’till the 20th. Because in his youth Moses was no stooge–he was Rico Sua-vay.

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Even with a gun to his head he couldn’t unfreeze that face.

My mother wouldn’t let me and my sis watch “The Three Stooges” as too violent, lest we get ideas about knocking each other around. But I bet she would have had she only known…Moe was Lithuanian! That gets anyone a pass in mom’s world.

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Vive la France!

April 24, 2011 by

This Day in Goofery

April 24
1792: Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed the best national anthem ever, “La Marseillaise.” Who doesn’t want to be French when they hear this?

Make-me-cry version:


Source: CortoMaltese86

Goofy hair version:


Source: Wert 737

(Forgot his hat.)

Jazzy version: laselve1

What’s it all about Frenchie?


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Fordham.edu tells us:

La Marseillaise, the French national anthem, was composed in one night during the French Revolution (April 24, 1792) by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, a captain of the engineers and amateur musician stationed in Strasbourg in 1792. It was played at a patriotic banquet at Marseilles, and printed copies were given to the revolutionary forces then marching on Paris. They entered Paris singing this song, and to it they marched to the Tuileries on August 10th.

Ironically, Rouget de Lisle was himself a royalist and refused to take the oath of allegiance to the new constitution. He was imprisoned and barely escaped the guillotine. Costa Rica . Originally entitled Chant de guerre de l’armeé du Rhin (War Song of the Army of the Rhine), the anthem became called La Marseillaise because of its popularity with volunteer army units from Marseilles.

The Convention accepted it as the French national anthem in a decree passed July 14, 1795. La Marseillaise was banned by Napoleon during the Empire, and by Louis XVIII on the Second Restoration (1815), because of its revolutionary associations. Authorized after the July Revolution of 1830, it was again banned by Napoleon III and not reinstated until 1879.

Though, sadly, Rouget de Lisle died in poverty, I am pleased to say he kept his head.

Marchons! Marchons,
mes goofs!

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This Day in Goofery:

April 19
1946: Birth of Tim Curry

“I guess I am afraid of them because it’s impossible — thanks to their painted-on smiles, to distinguish if they are happy or if they’re about to bite your face off.”

“I” is Johnny Depp and “them” is clowns, and if you’re afraid of them too, Tim Curry may have had something to do with it.


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This is far goofier, however (and that’s being kind):


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Move over Rebecca Black (if there’s any more room in the back seat). You’ve got serious competition.

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This Day in Goofery

April 18
1906: San Francisco Earthquake, “The Big One”
1963: Birth of Conan O’Brien

Coincidence? Au contraire, Conan’s hair. See the goofy connection.


Source: CBS 60 Minutes

Some people are born goofs. Some people are born smart. Then there’s Conan O’Brien, who can out-smart and out-goof the best of us, born to protect those around him from earthquakes. That pompadour is a global super power if ever there was one.

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