Happy Birthday to me
I almost forgot to wish myself Happy Birthday!
(Sounds of wild cheering, delirious laughter and the occasional boo.)
Yep. Another number clicks over on the calendar. Another year older and wiser… well, older anyway.
Funny, I don’t feel any older than yesterday.
Had a great day yesterday. For my birthday my daughter took me to see the play “Ying Tong: a walk with the Goons.” This is an hilarious stage adaptation of the very popular BBC Radio show called “The Goons” starring Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. The actors did a superb job of imitating the wacky range of voices as they appeared in the original show. They also managed to include most of the common catch phrases used in the original.
My daughter knew I’d enjoy the show. When she was growing up she recalls everything in the household stopping at 11:30am every Saturday morning so that I could listen to the show. In total, I now have copies of over 140 shows, either on tape, LP record or in script form in books.Â It would have been great to have had the shows filmed, but you can’t get the wood, you know.
Never mind, any more excitement and I would have been deaded, you know. What, what, what, what? (He’s not very bright – only 4 watts.) Look – he’s fallen in the waaaa- ter!
That was the Goon show.