Monday, September 28, 2009

John Cleese: "I have decided to kill myself on my 70th birthday....

"I will donate my vital organs, and lush hair to the Smithsonian, and the British Library." Twitter, Sept 28 2009. The poor poppet's 70 on Oct 27. Should we have him sectioned or something?

13 comments:

Lavinia said...

Ah - light at the end of the tunnel!

Blithe Spirit said...

Hey! He's supposed to be scripting a storyline for a film. Is this what writer's block would do to you; make you suicidal? Is this enough for the company that has contracted him to sue him for breach of contract - before the fact?


I think he's going through a little over-the-hill crisis. Somebody forward him this and let him know there is still lots of work available, specially if he can come up with it...
ox

Madame Arcati said...

Perhaps John was feeling a bit tipsy when he tweeted his suicide plan. You can never tell with people who have a sense of humour. I've always thought a sense of humour rather common, as Nicky Haslem will be saying after he's read this.

Blithe Spirit said...

“Common sense and a sense of humour are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humour is just common sense, dancing.” - William James (American Philosopher and Psychologist)

DRF said...

Dear Madame Arcati

I believe you are a friend of the Editor of the London Evening Standard, so do put a word in. I enjoy the paper but its grammatical errors are now so appalling that something must be done. The latest is in John Aizlewood's review today of Cliff Richard and the Shadows at the 02 Arena: 'being unable to rock nor roll . . . '

Please kick bum.

yours, Duncan Fallowell

Manuel from Barcelona said...

will it be televised ?.A sure ratings winner.

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Madame Arcati said...

Dear DRF

Tsk. We must content ourselves that the London Evening Standard deigned to review Sir Cliff and his Shadows at all, given that the cheesy knight, who won't discuss his sexuality, was raised in a council house and slept in a closet. Where Geordie and his carefully selected contributors come from, such mattters, er, matter.

Madame Arcati said...

An excellent thought Manuel. Perhaps his death could occur against a screening of the parrot sketch. I wonder how John will dispatch himself. Not death-by-yet-another-marriage one hopes. Too dreadful.

The late Pauline Kael said...

Unsure what to make of this posting. I think Cleese is a comic genius who has lost his way in recent years. When I see his name on the cast list I now assume it's another embarrassing performance. Worst was his scientist in the dreadful The Day The Earth Stood Still remake, audiences howled.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

..he's a Scorpion, let him vent! He's getting ready for Halloween and trying to spook all of you..I should know, it's almost time to take Elvira out of the closet..
s~ xo

Duralex said...

Ha ha ha, at last something worth of public interest will happen in that man's personal life ! ;-)

Blithe Spirit said...

Good grief! you are mixing your meds with the recreational stuff and seeing ghosts of lives past again. Now I'm all excited about Halloween; I can't wait to finally findout who you think I am.