Tuesday, January 20, 2009

No Rats Allowed

Awash in exuberance here in Inaugural Washington, I am reminded of an artifact from an earlier era, Jimmy Durante's fight talk on behalf of the National Recovery Administration, "Give a Man a Job" (1933). An anonymous reviewer on Internet Archive (my source for the video) claims that "a Stooge-less Moe Howard"--that is, one of the "Three Stooges" from a bygone era of American television--appears as "the exterminator guy." Here it is, fwiw: