Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wacky Spike Milligan

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1918 Today is Burmese New Year, a day of jokes and foolery, like the Western April Fools' Day and the Indian Holi festival. So it's appropriate that April 16 is also the birthday (1889) of British comedian Sir Charles Chaplin, and another Knight of the Realm, Indian-born Spike Milligan (Terrance Allan Milligan, d. February 26, 2002), Irish comedian and poet.

Milligan almost single-handedly wrote all the scripts for The Goon Show, which, remarkably, is still broadcast, and listened to by millions about fifty years since it began ...

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