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N.Zealand town names garbage landfill after John Cleese
Posted: 23 May 2007 04:45 AM   [ Ignore ]
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A New Zealand city dubbed the “suicide capital” by John Cleese has responded by naming a rubbish heap at the local dump after the British comedian.

Proving that revenge is a dish best served cold, the sign for Mt Cleese has been erected more than a year after Cleese revealed he had a “thoroughly bloody miserable time” in Palmerston North, about 150km north of the capital, Wellington.

“Somebody had the sign made up as a joke,” Palmerston North waste and water manager Chris Pepper was reported saying in the Manawatu Standard newspaper on Monday.

“It popped up overnight, and nobody has said to pull it down. People just smile and leave it there.”

The star of television comedies Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers and films including The Life of Brian and A Fish called Wanda brought his theatre show to Palmerston North in late 2005.

Later on his website, the lanky performer referred to the city as the “suicide capital of New Zealand”.

“If you wish to kill yourself but lack the courage to, I think a visit to Palmerston North will do the trick,” he wrote.

“We stayed in a little motel, the weather was grotty, the theatre was a nasty shape and the audience was very strange to play to.”


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Posted: 23 May 2007 09:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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That’s taking it a bit far. Billy Connolly used to say that if the Earth ever needed an enema, Brisbane is where they’d stick it. And that he’d never go back to Brisbane. Not even fly over it, unless it was in a Lancaster bomber full of manure tongue wink

I think they need a humour transplant.

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Posted: 23 May 2007 09:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Renquist - 23 May 2007 01:13 PM

Billy Connolly used to say that if the Earth ever needed an enema, Brisbane is where they’d stick it. And that he’d never go back to Brisbane. Not even fly over it, unless it was in a Lancaster bomber full of manure tongue wink

You sure he said Brisbane, and not Adelaide?

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Posted: 23 May 2007 09:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Definately Brisbane. I wish I could remember this other little place he hates even more, somewhere in Tazmania.

You from Brisbane then, I take it? tongue wink

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Posted: 23 May 2007 09:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Nope, Perth.  But everyone knows that Adelaide’s the shithole of Australia. wink

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Posted: 23 May 2007 09:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Smerk - 23 May 2007 01:27 PM

Nope, Perth.  But everyone knows that Adelaide’s the shithole of Australia. wink

tongue wink Good to know an Aussie’s perspective. That’s Brisbane AND Adelaide I’m to avoid in Australia.

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Posted: 23 May 2007 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I don’t think it’s taking it too far, I think it’s hilarious.  After all, it’s all about being funny, isn’t it?

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Posted: 23 May 2007 12:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I suppose that depends if they’re having a laugh or if they’re sincerely trying to somehow embarass Cleese tongue wink

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Posted: 23 May 2007 03:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I think they are just poking fun at him.  Someone there has a great imagination.  All he needs is a line at the bottom of the sign that says.  Population: 1

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Posted: 23 May 2007 04:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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He insulted their town and now they are taking the piss out of him for it. LOL

I don’t know the man, but he strikes me as the sort that could take his licks without making a huge boohoo. Afterall, what he said about them wasn’t meant as a joke.

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Posted: 23 May 2007 04:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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MadCarlotta - 23 May 2007 08:10 PM

He insulted their town and now they are taking the piss out of him for it. LOL

I don’t know the man, but he strikes me as the sort that could take his licks without making a huge boohoo. Afterall, what he said about them wasn’t meant as a joke.

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Posted: 23 May 2007 04:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I meant know him personally Beasjt. tongue rolleye

Of course I know who he is. rolleyes

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