Thursday, January 08, 2004

Mourning Corner

I mourn the loss of another good comedian, Bob Monkhouse.

I knew little about Bob, since his shows had a hard time reaching the other side of the world, to Indonesia. (Especially being a country that defines "comedians" as people who think they're funny, shout at each other, and call names.) But just from reading samples of his jokes, I knew. It's another loss not to know him sooner.

And he has answers. Because humor works best when it rings some truth in it. Here's one of my favourites. One that answers roi's current pessimism toward politics and politicians.

"How can we expect a politician to believe in the wisdom of the people when he knows it was the people who voted him in?"
--Bob Monkhouse
May he rest in peace.

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