Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Noted in the obituaries

The Times of London has a nice obit for Harry Thompson, dead at 45 from lung cancer (he was a non-smoker). His writing figures in an impressive list of British radio and TV comedies, and he had substantial connections to Private Eye. His best known creation would be Ali G, but speaking personally, we find the show too cringe-inducing to watch and view Have I Got News For You as the finest achievement. The timeliness of the obituary (he died yesterday) suggests that he had a plan for his last days on earth. It notes that he got married on the day he died.

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