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Stephen Colbert Reads Letters from His WWII Soldier Uncle

Here's Stephen Colbert on CNN's The Lead Friday. Colbert was there to talk about the life of and read letters from Andrew Tuck III, his uncle who fought in WWII and landed in Normandy on D-Day, and the CNN journalist was there to compare his uncle's situation to Band of Brothers a bunch.

Bill Murray Is Going to War for George Clooney

George Clooney has lined up an amazing cast for his new WWII movie The Monuments Men, about a team of art curators and historians rescuing pieces of classic art from the Nazis, but the name that interests us most around these parts is Bill Murray. Clooney wrote the movie with Grant Heslov (with whom he collaborated on The Ides of March and Good Night, and Good Luck), and filming is set to begin in Europe in March. Indiewire reports that the non-Bill Murray cast includes Daniel Craig, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Clooney himself, but all of them should be taking lessons [...]

Groucho Marx Entertained the Troops With Weed Jokes in 1943

Groucho Marx wrote this very sweet letter to U.S. troops in Suriname in 1943, in which he manages to express sincere appreciation for the troops but also include a joke about accidentally eating marijuana from his vegetable garden for an entire month. You know Harpo got him into it, that scallywag. Anyway, that versatility is why Groucho's the greatest. That and the fact that his facial features are distinct enough to be made into a mask.