“It’s the name of a fish”

Ahhhh the Marx Brothers Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and yes, Zeppo were some of the funniest comedians ever. True.

And our secret word last week for the giveaway was Swordfish. Check out this video to see the origin of the word choice.

Now the closest a reader came to guessing the origin of the word was quite good actually. He referenced Groucho Marx who had a TV game show where a prop duck would come down on a wire to the stage, and have a secret word written on a card, held in its’ bill.
If the contestant said the word during conversation, the duck would come down, and they would win $50 or $100. Have you ever heard ” Say the secret word and win $100.”

So “secret word” and “swordfish” combined some Marx Bros. classics.

Well, enjoy the clip. A little comedy history.
(ok, fine..it wasn’t photographic in nature, but it was tied to the LowePro giveaway. Close enough?)

Instagram

Upcoming Events

Is there an event we should know about?
Let us know on twitter.

Current Exhibitions

  • Whitney Museum
  • HUMAN INTEREST:
    PORTRAITS FROM THE WHITNEY’S COLLECTION
  • APR 27, 2016–April 2, 2017
  • 99 Gansevoort Street
  • New York, NY 10014
  • Tel: 212.570.3600
  • Annenberg Space for Photography
  • GENERATION WEALTH BY LAUREN GREENFIELD
  • APR 8, 2017 – AUG 13, 2017
  • 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
  • Century City, CA. 90067
  • Tel: 213.403.3000
  • Getty Center
  • Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media
  • December 20, 2016–April 30, 2017
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers
  • Through April 2, 2017
  • 11 West 53 Street
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel:212-708-9400
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • PIETER HUGO, 1994
  • JANUARY 26–MARCH 11, 2017
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • WeeGee
  • Feb 16th to April 1st, 2017
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Peter Fetterman Gallery
  • STEPHEN WILKES Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom
  • March 4 – April 29, 2017
  • 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • 90404
  • Phone: 310.453.6463

Is there an exhibition we’re missing? Let us know on twitter.

Like what we’re posting?
Join us on Flickr.