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A Spike Milligan Limerick....

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Watching a "heroes of comedy" programme tonight about Spike Milligan and he came out with a limerick which had me in pleats of laughter... you have to read this out loud to appreciate how funny it is!

 

"There was a young man called Wyatt

Whose voice was incredibly quiet

And then one day,

it just faded away

....................

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Watching a "heroes of comedy" programme tonight about Spike Milligan and he came out with a limerick which had me in pleats of laughter... you have to read this out loud to appreciate how funny it is!

 

"There was a young man called Wyatt

Whose voice was incredibly quiet

And then one day,

it just faded away

....................

One of our all time greats, I'm a avid fan of the "Goon shows".

It is said that Spikes epitaph reads -

"I told you I was Ill"

although he quipped about this during his life, the church would not allow this to be inscribed on his gravestone.

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I too listened to all of Spike's antics on the Goon Show - what a marvelous thing Sunday afternoon radio was. I was also lucky enough to stumble on Spike's series of books about his life in the wartime army - 'Hitler, my part in his downfall' etc. His novel 'Puckoon' is hilarious.

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I too listened to all of Spike's antics on the Goon Show - what a marvelous thing Sunday afternoon radio was. I was also lucky enough to stumble on Spike's series of books about his life in the wartime army - 'Hitler, my part in his downfall' etc. His novel 'Puckoon' is hilarious.

I don't care what anyone says they don't make programs with that quality of humour today. I have the video 'Hitler My Part In His Downfall' somewhere, I shall have to find it and watch it. :D :grin:

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The Goon Show. Addictive. Major Bloodknock, Minnie and Crumb not forgetting Eccles.

" My feet are standing in the water," Happy Days.

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I think I am clearly too young :oops::D:unsure:

Shame! Dizz, your generation doesn't know what they have missed! :(:D

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I think I'll get over it Algy :wink::lol:

 

It's odd as there are only 2 years between me and my other half and he would be definately be on your side as he love stuff like that...and yet I just don't seem to see the real tear jerking funny side for some reason even though I have a much better and broader sense of humour.

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probably because you watch Corrie and Eastenders and so have no idea about proper TV and proper entertainment!

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probably because you watch Corrie and Eastenders and so have no idea about proper TV and proper entertainment!

Baz, you can't put an old head on young shoulders. I have found, with a few exceptions that the 'Goon Show' appeared to be a 'bloke' thing and in general was not much appreciated by the 'ladies' of our generation., perhaps if Cleo is watching she will give her opinion of the 'Goon Show'. :D

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Dizzy, I never did like the goons. If anything I thought the show was too stupid to listen too but my dad always insisted on having it on and laughing all the way through. I could never understand why. :blink::unsure:

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Dizzy, I never did like the goons. If anything I thought the show was too stupid to listen too but my dad always insisted on having it on and laughing all the way through. I could never understand why. :blink::unsure:

 

"I rest my case" M'lud'

Just goes to prove that us Fella's have a much greater humorous intellect than you Gal's, Hee! Hee! Hee! :D:wink:

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Naaah you are just slightly further back in the food chain and haven't caught up with us yet Algy :P:lol:

 

PS Baz.... I don't watch Corrie or Eastenders :P

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