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Postby Bailey » Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:01 pm

Skinny, I love the new tagline, you know I think it's so appropriate.

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Postby skinem » Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:53 pm

Bailey, Huny, it's been true in my experience...opportunity hasn't come knocking a whole lot.

Bailey, what's the context of your tagline? It's a good'un!
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Postby Bailey » Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:06 am

skinem wrote:Bailey, Huny, it's been true in my experience...opportunity hasn't come knocking a whole lot.
looking back on my life I know I squandered some of my talents. but hey. live and learn, eh? now that it's too late.......

Bailey, what's the context of your tagline? It's a good'un!

dunno, but it's kinda cute, sounds like it's from one of those gangsta comedies.

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Postby Perry » Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:51 am

Do a Google on The Goon Show. It was a radio precurser to Monty Python. Spike Milligan was a regular.
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Postby Stargzer » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:39 am

I'm sorry I missed seeing him.

From Wikipedia:

He was the primary author of The Goon Show scripts (though many were written jointly with Larry Stephens, Eric Sykes and others) as well as a star performer, and is considered the father of modern British comedy, having inspired countless writers and performers, including Monty Python's Flying Circus, with his work on The Goon Show and his own Q series. Writing a show a week affected his health greatly and caused him to have a series of nervous breakdowns. On one occasion, Peter Sellers had to lock his door against a potato-peeler-wielding Milligan; on another, Sellers and Harry Secombe broke into Milligan's dressing room, fearing he was suicidal. Eventually lithium was found to be the most effective treatment.

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Even late in life, Milligan's black humour had not deserted him. After the death of friend Harry Secombe from cancer, he said, "I'm glad he died before me, because I didn't want him to sing at my funeral". A recording of Secombe singing was played at Milligan's memorial service. In a BBC poll in August 1999, Spike Milligan was voted the "funniest person of the last 1000 years".

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In accordance with his last wishes, his headstone bears the words "I told you I was ill." As his local church refused to allow these words on a headstone in its cemetery, a compromise was reached with the Irish language translation, "Dúirt mé leat go raibh mé breoite."

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In a 2005 poll to find The Comedian's Comedian, he was voted amongst the top 50 comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.

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On 9 June 2006 it was reported that Professor Richard Wiseman had identified Milligan as the writer of the world's funniest joke as decided by the Laughlab project.

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According to friends and associates, Milligan often joked that he wanted to be buried in a washing machine "just to confuse the archeologists".

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Postby Stargzer » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:11 am

And a bit more from the Wikipedia entry on The Goon Show:

Milligan and Harry Secombe became friends while serving in the armed forces during World War II, they met up with Peter Sellers and Michael Bentine back in England after the war and got together in Grafton's pub performing and experimenting with tape recorders.[4]. Famously, Milligan first encountered Secombe after Gunner Milligan's artillery unit accidentally allowed a large howitzer to roll off a cliff - under which Secombe was sitting in a small wireless truck : "Suddenly there was a terrible noise as some monstrous object fell from the sky quite close to us. There was considerable confusion, and in the middle of it all the flap of the truck was pushed open and a young, helmeted idiot asked 'Anybody see a gun?' It was Milligan..."
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Postby Stargzer » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:45 am

Even more Milligan, from IMDB.com:

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Once anonymously placed an advert in the 'lonely hearts' section of England's Private Eye magazine which said 'Wanted - rich elderly widow - object, murder', and got several replies.

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Personal quotes
"Money couldn't buy friends but you got a better class of enemy." - Puckoon 1963

"World peace could be a possibility...if it weren't for all those damned foreigners!"

"I don't mind dying - I just don't want to be there."

"The fondest memory I have is not really of the Goons. It's of a girl called Julia with enormous breasts."

On his 62nd birthday - "Any man can be 62, but it takes a bus to be 62A"

"A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree."

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Postby Stargzer » Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:33 pm

Time to retire Mr. Hitchcock:


"Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some." -- Alfred Hitchcock

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Postby skinem » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:48 pm

Stargzr, I wish more of my professors had taken the attitude of your tagline!
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Postby Stargzer » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:38 pm

Yeah, I was always a Mad Scientist at heart; always wanting to putter about in the lab, either Chemistry or Electronics. Ah, but those days are gone now; can't even install a PC anymore--that job is reserved for contractors. Such is life. :(
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Postby Bailey » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:13 pm

Stargzer wrote: can't even install a PC anymore--that job is reserved for contractors. Such is life. :(

seriously? I'd never let someone else touch my pc.

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Postby Stargzer » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:45 pm

Bailey wrote:
Stargzer wrote: can't even install a PC anymore--that job is reserved for contractors. Such is life. :(

seriously? I'd never let someone else touch my pc.

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Try working at a large government agency where all the PCs are leased and mostly locked down. At home I'm in my own element, although I am one of the few blessed with the right to install software on my work PC. I used to pack up PCs for moves (and word processors in the pre-PC era long, long, ago), but no more. The government is farming out all that is not "inherently a governmental task." There's a few bastions of sanity left, mostly in the Security area where I'm now working, but for the most part, at least at our agency, "hands-on" technical jobs are contracted out and the employees are relegated to managing the contractors.
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Postby Bailey » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:06 pm

Stargzer wrote:
Bailey wrote:
Stargzer wrote: can't even install a PC anymore--that job is reserved for contractors. Such is life. :(

seriously? I'd never let someone else touch my pc.

mark geeky-to-be-sure Bailey


"hands-on" technical jobs are contracted out and the employees are relegated to managing the contractors.


Thankfully, my job lets me be King of the cubicle, so far, as long as I don't need to avail myself of the specialists, that is.

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Postby Perry » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:39 pm

So do tell Gzr and Bailey; what do you'uns do for a living?


Inquiring minds want to know. (Which sounds so much better than "my morbid curiosity makes me nosey".)
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Postby Bailey » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:15 am

I work in a cube farm, we make cubes. I think.

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