N.B. If your book doesn't have an index and is just arranged in subjects or themes, you can use the names in the body of the book - that's just as useful.
One of the surnames I've highlighted with an element of potential is 'Marx.'
Apart from fleeting mentions of the 'lesser' Marx Brothers, there are actually only two Marxes in my quote book indexes, namely Karl and Groucho.
I wonder if it's possible to invent a third, fictional Marx. in order
to create a 'rule of three' joke.
Examples of a 'rule of three' joke are: An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walked into a bar...
or any joke using a list of three types of people - types of animal, three types of anything, really.
The rule of three is that whatever is said about the first of the three isn't as funny (maybe not funny at all) as the second, which isn't as funny as the third. There is a rise of anticipation which prepares the audience / reader for a good laugh on the punchline.
What about runners in international athletics championships? They have to be on their marks. This gives me an idea, which quickly leads to an actual joke:
I've been thinking about people with unusual names. Marx, for instance. Well, there's, Karl Marx, who was one of the pioneers of Communism,
and there's Groucho, the funniest of the Marx brothers.
Less well known but a legend in her Russian homeland is the sprinter, Onya Marx..
That's it folks, our One Joke for today in the 'One Joke a Day' Campaign... and it's time for me to get my weary self off to bed.
Thanks for being with me today and I hope you manage to drop in again soon.