Sunday, 24 August 2008

Infamy! Infamy!

Gary Lewis of Maesteg reminds me, in another place, of the immortal line uttered by Kenneth Williams in a "Carry On" film.

What is not so well known is that the joke first appeared in a "Take it from here" sketch. Talbot Rothwell, the "Carry On" writer, called either Frank Muir or Denis Norden and asked if it was all right to borrow the lines, although he had no legal need to do so.

Senator Joe Biden pinched virtually a whole speech from Neil Kinnock, without acknowledgment. Now he is bidding to become the deputy to the most powerful man in the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Got a feeling that Kinnock speech is going to haunt Joe Biden in the coming months.

In addition I can't really see America voting for a Blackman, which only leaves John McCain, a 70 something Vietnam Veteran.

There have been occations in American history, that the VP has ended up becoming president, I really think that political eyes should be focussing on who's going to be on McCain's ticket