Posted by TheUnlurker on February 27, 2002
Spike Milligan, the British comic genius, author, poet, wordsmith and rebel died today.
Maybe that's why the forum is so quiet.
He wrote doggerel doggedly. This is a not untypical example:
There are holes in
Where the rain gets in.
But they're ever so small.
That's why the rain is thin.
And a quote...
The best joke I did with Eccles [A clueless character from The Goon Show. TU] was he was in class, they were trying to teach the Theory of Relativity to this idiot. "Now look, Eccles, jump up in the air. You see what happened then? You had to come back down to earth again." "Yeah, I had to come back down to earth." "Yes, why?" "Well, I live there!"
[From an interview with Van Morrison www.harbour.sfu.ca/~hayward/van/reviews/1989august.html]