IT'S A SUNNY DAY, IN DUBLIN, AFTER A MATCH, WHICH IRELAND WON.
A FRIEND OF SAMUEL BECKETT ASKS HIM:
- ARE WE NOT WELL, HERE ?
- WELL... I WOULD'NT GO THAT FAR...
I came across this story on my notebook when I was on the Mammelle beach near Dakar, Senegal. I was depressed.
Then there was something about Spike Millighan, genius of English humour. wo also did know about depression...
Spike Millighan meets Winston Churchill during the war:
- What are you doing it life? Asks Churchill.
- I do my best, answers Millighan.
- By the time being, I'm afraid this is just not enough. Later, it's a meeting with the Prince of Wales, during a ceremony...
- Hello Spike, says Prince Charles, not too formal on the occasion.
- Hello, Prince Charles, answers Spike Millighan, not too formal either- as the Prince had judged not necessary to be formal with him.
His Majesty gives him a decoration and Millighan asks him:
- Did you know there aren't any dry cleaners in Peru?
Justice, it's like injustice. It's the same. It's a question of proportions. Tensions, flexibilities within the 'in'. It's about contractions.
Push madam, it's a boy.
PUSH, MADAM, IT'S A BOY