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    Spike Milligan

    A funny fella. He was a gem.
    Came across this tonight that shows he had humour in older age. .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCUTOYMYONU
    Wouldn't mind others posting amusing Spike things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    A funny fella. He was a gem.
    Loved it! I don't suppose many here will remember the Goons, but I grew up on them. That sort of humour has been replaced by a nastier and unnecessarily vulgar version, where repeated use of expletives is supposed to be a substitute for genuine comedy. I don't give a FF if people swear, but when they do it just because they can't think of something funny is just lazy and unimaginative.

    His response to the Royal letter was classic.


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    Britain has produced some great comedians and he was definitely one of them.

    [QUOTE=bobt;1390178 That sort of humour has been replaced by a nastier and unnecessarily vulgar version, where repeated use of expletives is supposed to be a substitute for genuine comedy. I don't give a FF if people swear, but when they do it just because they can't think of something funny is just lazy and unimaginative.[/QUOTE]

    Too true. I went with son and his girlfriend to see a comedian I had seen and enjoyed on TV, where obviously some censorship re language applied, and was horrified by the amount of swearing. I am old enough to remember the Goons and also when swearing in public could result in a court appearance and a fine.
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    Another goon fan Swearing not my humor either.

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    The Catchphrase "He's fallen in the water" (little Jim) instantly came to mind....enjoyed listening to them Sunday mornings,before TV.
    If you replace the 'W' with 'T' in When, Where and What, you get the answer for each question.
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    Thanks Bob.. it seems I am now officially old.. in your eyes. Dear Santa.. One Zimmer Frame, Please.. and a bottle of Sherry.

    PS. Spike did the best radio show on the BBC. I loved tuning into that cacophony of disjointed laughs. In 2014 the BBC repeated a heap of them : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04v...dcasts/2014/12 sadly we cannot listen to them now, unless someone knows a place they are still live.
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    Another Goons fan here, a colleague and I share many moments by reverting into Seagoon and Eccles type conversations. All that humour was based around inflection, timing, and come back lines that took you off into tangents that you just were'nt expecting.

    Seagoon: Eccles why did you three legs?
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    I was seven when my father brought home a folding box with nine Goon Show cassettes in it. I wore them out, catching the dreaded Lurgi, trying to cook a batter pudding and throw it, and draining the loch to get to the treasure.

    Comic gold.
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    Say mere!

    ---And after almost all the episodes
    SANE NO MORE!

    I reckon they'll be playing them over for the next 2pla centuries
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    I think someone could establish a chronological time frame something like the generational one we already have (millenniums, GenX, Baby boomers etc) just by referencing the humour of their youth.

    Laurel and Hardy
    Goons
    Monty Python
    South Park
    Simpsons
    Some Godawful cruddy not-at-all-amusing wannabe current day humorist.

    You could add a lot to that scale, but they don't make 'em like they used to! Makes me feel old ...... wait a minute ... I AM old!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobt View Post
    ...... wait a minute ... I AM old!!
    Good news, Bob! - It's only a STATE OF MIND - A lunatic told me so

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    Good news, Bob! - It's only a STATE OF MIND - A lunatic told me so
    I used to tell my mother "If old age is catching up, walk a little faster". Seems like she couldn't walk fast enough!! 8*O

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    - Pointless post deleted -
    Last edited by Brendo09; 31-12-2016 at 9:20pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobt View Post
    Laurel and Hardy
    Goons
    Monty Python
    South Park
    Simpsons
    Some Godawful cruddy not-at-all-amusing wannabe current day humorist.

    LoL - great idea and a way of measuring the age of us fossils.
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    Another Goon fan here too. Can't stand the witless crude humour dished out today.
    I love Spike's silly poems.

    "Said Hamlet to Ophelia
    I'll draw a sketch of thee,
    What kind of pencil shall I use?
    2B or not 2B. "

    Priceless.
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    Thanks for posting that Mark. As Spike commented, the formal recognition was not before time. Importantly there are not too many comedians with a fine Bridge named after them. I have fond memories of weekly evening broadcasts on short wave, sitting very close to a valve radio.
    cheers marty.
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    Another Spike Milligan poem, which for some obscure reason I've always remembered,
    "Once I saw a little worm,
    wriggling on his belly.
    I asked him if he'd come inside,
    and see what's on the Telly."

    Spike spent some time at Woy Woy on the NSW Central Coast. Woy Woy means "Deep water" in the native Aboriginal dialect. Spike famously joked that he didn't know which 'Woy' meant 'Deep' or 'Water'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen1 View Post
    ...Woy Woy means "Deep water" in the native Aboriginal dialect. Spike famously joked that he didn't know which 'Woy' meant 'Deep' or 'Water'...
    Either "woy" / any"woy", it doesn't matter...
    Or, you could put it another "woy" and it'd still be the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by martycon View Post
    I have fond memories of weekly evening broadcasts on short wave, sitting very close to a valve radio.cheers marty.
    A steam driven valve radio I trust!

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