Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan, my kind of poet, amusing, fun and simple.

Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I’ll draw a sketch of thee,
What kind of pencil shall I use?
2B or not 2B?

I met Jesus on the tram. I said ‘are you Jesus?’, he said ‘I am’.

He’s a genius I tell you, a genius. A nice reprieve from some serious stuff. I recommend that they include some Milligan in my college English book. He’s not always such a cheerful fellow, read “The Soldiers at Lauro” for a rather different mood. He was a soldier you know, poor Spike.

Oh, and here’s a PDF file of his works and yes it’s pinched from Poem Hunter.

The instant messaging story

It’s been done, finally! The most requested feature that every Yahoo! and MSN lacked is finally here. You can chat with Yahoo! friends using MSN and vice versa. A copy of the Windows Messenger that allows this is available here.

For the rest of us people behind restrictive firewalls, there’s still Meebo which supports Jabber in addition to the other two IM clients. Unfortunately, there still seem to be some issues with conferencing between users of MSN and Yahoo on meebo.

If you want a client that connects to AIM, Jabber, Yahoo, MSN and ICQ you’ll still find the Yahoo! and MSN Messengers lacking. In that case, I’d suggest you go with GAIM or Trillian.