h2g2 Post 28.02.02

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Posted: 28th February 2002


Saddened by the news of the death of Spike Milligan and tuned in, as ever, to Radio Four whilst working on The Post, I was amazed to hear something which made me smile.

The 10 o'clock news had broadcast a short tribute to Spike which included him reading one of his own poems at the very end. The announcer then reported:
'That was Spike Milligan, who died today reading his own poem Tiger, Tiger'

How odd that the omission of a simple comma could change a sentence into a comic moment.

Have you visited The Post Archives recently? They really are starting to look quite impressive. If you are not sure what kind of material The Post is happy to feature, then these archives are the place to look, as well as checking out the Writing for the Post entry. Recent additions include 'Fiction and First-Person Stories Archives' and 'Stories and Articles about h2g2'. 'Vogon Poetry' gets its own section, splitting off from the 'Poetry and Prose' section and favourites from times gone by, including Fragilis, The Roving Reporter and One-to-One, as well as links to the elections for Mayor and President, are all updated and available for viewing.

Apologies come from Awix and sea - you will have to wait another week for their stories to continue!




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