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hutch0
Date: 2008-01-31 22:29
Subject: miles kington
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Once again, meaningless to most of you, but Miles Kington, journalist, writer, columnist and broadcaster, died today at the age of 66. I sort of missed Kington's early career, but his columns in The Independent over the past few years have been a source of great joy to me.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-02-01 23:13 (UTC)
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But Kington, Coren and Sheridan Morley were in kind of a different category, I'd say. They were really the last of Punch magazine; I think it's the case that George Melly could also be added to the list. That whole particular subset of British humour seems now gone.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-01 23:20 (UTC)
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God, I'd forgotten about Melly. Isn't that awful? I guess we'd have to include Ned Sherrin here, as well. All of them bloody good journalists as well as great humourists, Coren particularly. Yeah, I think you're right, the curtain is coming down on an era of British humour.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-02-01 23:24 (UTC)
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"I guess we'd have to include Ned Sherrin here, as well."

Oh, gawd, yes. And I'd forgotten him.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-01 23:33 (UTC)
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A race of giants is passing, right before our eyes.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-02-01 23:57 (UTC)
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"A race of giants is passing, right before our eyes."

A new Olympics event, is it?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-02 00:46 (UTC)
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I'm almost tempted, you know? `And here comes Barnes, followed by McEwen, followed by Priest, followed at some distance by Amis...'
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