“We’re in tune with the modern times”

For all those who would like a Fulchurian bon-mot to help direct their energies, I have received a blessing to quote an e-mail from Kate Moon, who has approved, in writing, the necessary permission for me to repeat that Barney often used to say, “We’re in tune with the modern times.”

Kate also remembered, as do I, that Barney had perfected the Groucho Marx two step: moving forward while crouched, with exagerately raised knees, as though trying to run quietly.

Combining word and deed gives a vivid recreation of Barney’s act for all those who may be inclined to emulate a master joker.