Monday, November 16, 2009

An International Celebration of Great Importance

Is it really that time of year again? Already?

I know, you lot are already a few steps ahead of me. You've rented or bought the necessary DVD collection, you've prepared your costume, you've stuffed your duck.

Because tomorrow it is...


What, you'd forgotten? How is that possible?

Duck Soup Day comes around every November 17th. It marks the anniversary of the original release of DUCK SOUP, the Marx brothers' classic from 1933.

How shall we celebrate? Usually I eat duck in some form (even though duck soup plays no part in the movie whatsoever), I watch a Marx Brothers movie and I spend the whole day acting just a bit sillier than normal.

Also, I greet people with a hearty 'Hail Freedonia'.

So celebrate Duck Soup Day with me, wherever you may be.

It's almost a religion now.

Oh, by the way, the 11 movies I saw in the cinema between March '08 and April '09 were:

Gran Torino

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

The Dark Knight

Madagascar 2

The Day The Earth Stood Still

Burn After Reading


Quantum of Solace


Indiana Jones and the big pile of rubbish

And you could have guessed at least half of those by checking the top 11 films at the UK box office for the same period, which were:

Mamma Mia

Quantum of Solace

The Dark Knight

Indiana Jones and the big pile of rubbish

Sex and the City



High Schol Musical 3

Madagascar 2

Kung Fu Panda

Iron Man

But nobody did that, so I will keep my very small prize to myself. I will eat it on DUCK SOUP DAY!


Anonymous said...

But what prize are you giving yourself?

BookMoot said...

I am so pleased to know it is "Duck Soup Day!" I will behave accordingly.

Joe said...

Thanks for spreading the word everyone! In a couple of years, Duck Soup Day will be HUGE.
In the meantime, I have awarded myself the prize of extra blueberries on my breakfast.