By Spike Milligan
'At Victoria station the R.T.O. gave me a commute warrant, a white feather and an image of Hitler marked 'This is your enemy'. I searched each compartment, yet he wasn't at the train'. Spike Milligan's at the march, blitzing buddy and foe alike together with his uproarious reminiscences of military lifestyles from enlistment to the touchdown at Algiers in 1943. Bathos, pathos and gales of drunken laughter, and insane army goonery explode in superlative Milliganese.
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I early agreed with Eugene Debs that so long as there was misery I was of it, and while there was a man in jail I was not free. Experiences like these taught me to be sympathetic to was Patten. came across a poem called The Fence and the Ambulance. The theme was of a dangerous cUff from which people fell and were killed or badly injured. Kindhearted citizens subscribed to buy and maintain an ambulance at the foot of the cliff to take care of the victims. Others, however, demanded that a fence be built along the cliff so that people would no longer fall over.
Which the language of our generation was cut. At certain intervals, called examination periods, we were expected to reproduce this language, word by word and paragraph by paragraph. In the autumn of 1903 I registered for Economics 162, an advanced course given by Professor Simon Nelson Patten. At the it We We We first session forty of us faced a tall, loose- jointed, balding with a high forehead, a protruding chin, The introductory lesson began. The and man a rather sad face. professor spoke haltingly, almost bashfully, as though he were not quite sure of himself.
The colony had an extensive common, used for sports and public affairs, a theatre, an inn and a craft spirits shop. Later On my it also acquired a club house. first visit I found that every piece of land facing the common had been rented out except one low-lying corner into which the common drained. That half acre was as unlikely a living place as anyone could imagine. The rent was thirteen I took it on the spot and during the next ten summers and weekends in Arden. As a good citizen and inhabitant of Arden I cleared off the accumulation of weeds, brambles, and undergrowth which dollars per year.