more bleedin’ stairs

comedian Dave Allen I interrupt my hiatus to report the sad news that Dave Allen is dead, much too soon at 68 (obit/brief bio here). This may not mean much to my fellow Americans — did y’all get Dave Allen At Large here? — but I grew up with Allen’s old school skits-and-monologues comedy, and he is a large part of what comes to my mind when I think “funny”. He was an atheist, so I will resist the urge to send him off with his own sign-off, which is reported differently in every different story but which I remember as “Thank you; goodnight; and may your God go with you”. Cheers, Dave.
(Picture swiped from the beeb, found the story at Chez Kaf; the title is a reference to a series of skits that was a favourite with my family.)