Friday Film Funnies Fun: Walter Knott
While everyone else publishes hagiographies about the 75th anniversary of Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant (good food, btw), which eventually became Knott's Berry Farm, let's remember the man behind the landmark for what he was: a paranoid loon who used the massive revenues from Ma Knott's kitchen to publish some of the funniest anti-commie pamphlets this side of Jimmy Utt's mimeograph, help start the Lincoln Club, and organized the Orange County School of Anti-Communism, a crucial spark to create our unique brand of conservatism.
Here's Walter on the classic Groucho Marx show, You Bet Your Life. By all accounts a stern man (and you would be, too, if you grew up in Calico), at least he cracks a smile for Groucho :
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