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October 22, 2021

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My pressing question is
What would Groucho have done
If his ship was going down
Maybe he'd grasp at his cigar
And bellow with smoke to alert the crew
Or would he have grabbed his crotch
And we'd all remember him today
As Crotcho
Feh! Feh! Feh!

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