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Zwilnik
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posted February 27, 2002 08:50     Click Here to See the Profile for Zwilnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The greatest and last of the goons, Spike Milligan died today at the age of 83

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/tv_and_radio/newsid_1843000/1843963.stm

Spike was a pioneer of alternative comedy, inspiring many (if not most) of the later comedians much loved by geeks.

Funny and controversial to the last, Spike even proved the Variety Club of Great Britain wrong by living for at least 2 years after they gave him a lifetime achievement award.

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spungo
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posted February 27, 2002 08:55     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo   Click Here to Email spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, crap. He was a genius. There would never have been any Python without Spike. What was
it he called Prince Charles at a ceremony a couple of years ago? Was it a 'grovelling little shit?' Charlie was there as well, I believe.

There weren't many like him.

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Snaggy
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posted February 27, 2002 09:34     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Swiss Mercenary
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posted February 27, 2002 09:44     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
B****r!

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Zwilnik
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posted February 27, 2002 10:00     Click Here to See the Profile for Zwilnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
even better, he later faxed Prince Charles (who was a great fan and friend of his) with a note that said 'I suppose a knighthood is out of the question now then ?'
Spike got his honorary knighthood last year

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macadddikt18
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posted February 27, 2002 12:18     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is sad.
Nayt

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ZorroTheFox
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posted February 27, 2002 15:02     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
>;o( ..........Z

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joliet_jane
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posted February 27, 2002 15:06     Click Here to See the Profile for joliet_jane   Click Here to Email joliet_jane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gonna miss him.
(Geez, what is it with all these celebs I care about dying in the last few months?)

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