Marx Brothers A Night at the Opera (1935)




A Night at the Opera is a 1935 American comedy film starring the Marx Brothers, and featuring Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Margaret Dumont, Sig Ruman, and Walter Woolf King. It was the first of five films the Marx Brothers made for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer after their departure from Paramount Pictures, and the first after Zeppo left the act. The film was adapted by George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, and Al Boasberg (uncredited) from a story by James Kevin McGuinness. It was directed by Sam Wood.

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Why, at age 71, I moved to Williamsport PA to get a new lease on life

“If I am not for myself, who is for me?” — Rabbi Hillel


I moved to the Pajama Factory for this view





Disability and Elderly Issues

Why does Lycoming County’s “reform-minded” DA continue to stubborn perjury?

Attention: Ryan C.Gardner, Lycoming County District Attorney

For over a year now, the Lycoming County District Attorney’s office has been condoning perjury in trying to force me to accept a cheap easy to obtain guilty plea as a disgraceful way of covering up the shameful illegal activities of the shameful albeit architecturally gifted rich CEO of Williamsport’s Pajama Factory. Of this guy:


Hillel the Elder teaching a man the meaning of the whole Torah while he stands on one foot (detail from the Knesset Menorah, Jerusalem)



“Do unto others as you  would have others do unto you.”

—The Golden Rule [1]

Join me on October first for at the Lycoming County zCourthouse, Courtroom 3, for an existential demonstration that for the District Attorney in Williamsport PA, justice is a meaningless word .

The issue involved is not on the docket.



Tradition has it that a scoffer challenged  Rabbi Hillel the Elder to summarize the essence of the Bible while standing on one foot. Over the years the Hebrew “al regel achot” [2]  translated ( or even inserted into an English sentence in the original— as my maternal grandmother did frequently— means getting to the point.

This posting concerns the efforts of the chief executive officer of the Pajama Factory to discredit me in my efforts to make the Williamsport PA’s offices, residences, and shops wheel chair accessible and otherwise convenient for the elderly in this community to use.


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Coming soon. The deep skinny. Come back now, hear. Don’t touch that dial.


Belated Prologue

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”

—The Golden Rule [1]



Scene of the crime

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”



1. All major religions subscribe to the Golden Rule. As a card carrying member of the Jewish Religion, Rabbi Hillel (circa 110B.C. to 10 A.D.) the greatest of our rabbies, emphasized its importance anecdotally. Legend has it that a scoffer