Spike Milligan and Peter Cook

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Two of British comedy's true geniuses, both now sadly departed.

Spike took lithium for his manic depression, and wrote most of the Goon show scripts in a blaze of mania.

Cookie was never diagnosed MD but many (including his first wife) suspect he was, citing his wild mood swings and extraordinarily surreal wit.

Is anybody reading this? Does anybody care?

-- Chris Sallis (TheSadHatter@msn.com), March 05, 2002


Interviewer: What would you like your epitaph to be?

Spike: I told you I was ill.

-- Chris Sallis (TheSadHatter@msn.com), March 07, 2002.

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