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    Talking Dumped!

    Comedian John Cleese gets 'dumped' by Palmerston North
    By NICK WILSON - Manawatu Standard | Monday, 21 May 2007


    WARWICK SMITH/Manawatu Standard

    Some people have a statue made in their honour, others a street named after them, but the Palmerston North City Council has bestowed the honour of a commemorative compost heap on comedian John Cleese.

    Cleese achieved infamy in Palmerston North last year when, after a performance at the Regent on Broadway, he said he hated the "town", calling it the "suicide capital of New Zealand".

    Palmy-born entertainer John Clarke (aka Fred Dagg) was quick to defend the city, and suggested the local landfill be named the "John Cleese Memorial Tip" with the tagline: "All manner of crap happily recycled".

    A few members of the council thought this was a good idea; and as new signage was being organised for the old Awapuni Landfill (now a waste minimisation centre), "Mt Cleese" was born.

    "Somebody had the sign made up as a joke," city council waste and water manager Chris Pepper said, adding that it was definitely not an official title.

    "It's popped up overnight, and nobody has said to pull it down. People just smile and leave it there."

    Contractor Roy Harding admits putting the sign up and says he's received nothing but compliments.

    "Most people seem to be quite happy about it," he says with a grin.

    "It's just to get back at him."

    While the site is relatively tidy at the moment, it's being prepared for a big dumping of compost very soon.

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    "Suicide Capital"??? Considering Bermy Girl and Shell Bda are buying a home in Palmy North and possibly settling there, let's hope they can bring a litte sunshine and joy to the area Of course, with the Bermy Bandits (as Taffy so lovingly calls us) one never knows what can happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bermy Girl View Post
    "Suicide Capital"??? Considering Bermy Girl and Shell Bda are buying a home in Palmy North and possibly settling there, let's hope they can bring a litte sunshine and joy to the area
    Word is probably only just filtering out that you are now the proud owners of a deluxe abode in Palmy North. Once it's common knowledge, I'm sure they'll all be partying in the streets . When you take up residence you'll have to invite John Cleese back so he can see for himself what a big difference you've made to the place. If they've named a municipal dump after him, I wonder what they'll name after you - Barmy Bermy Bandits' Bingo Hall? Barmy Bermy Bandits' Boulevard? Barmy Bermy Bandits' Bakery? The possibilities are endless.
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