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GUEST,Steve Parkes Folklore: Attn: Steve Parkes (Man/Machine Motif) (7) RE: Folklore: Attn: Steve Parkes (Man/Machine Motif) 27 Oct 09

Er ... sorry I'm late, folks!

Spike Milligan made a film in the fifties, where he played a country postman transferred to London against his will. He gamely tried to keep up his helpful practices -- like reading the letters to the old & infirm, and collecting the eggs and so on. One day io the sorting office, "they" were demonstrating a new sorting machine that was faster and more efficient, etc. etc. Spike worked faster and faster to keep ahead of it, and they had to keep speeding it up; in the end ... well, you can guess: I've forgotten what happened after that! No idea what it was called or anything else.


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