At the ripe old age of 86 Humph has left the building.. 🙁
The master of trumpets, wit and innuendo will no longer be hosting I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, leaving us ISIHAC addicts to ponder what will happen next ?
Perhaps the BBC will finally get around to publishing that final compendium of Mornington Crescent rules, which might finally bring together the warring standards bodies of the game in a mark of respect to its most notable (and knowledgeable) referee (( it is, of course, sheer irony that the Wikipedia page for Mornington Crescent has part of its entry labelled as requiring citation; don’t these people listen to the wireless ? )).
Humph could be surreal, rude, funny and incisive all in the same sentence. His wit, humour and timing was second to none and he will be very much missed.
Here’s to you Humph, don’t get caught in the Dollis Hill Loop..
Some time ago I did a (critically acclaimed) reworking of the Mornington Crescent page on Wikipedia. A vandal quickly changed it back to an earlier (completely unreferenced and therefore erroneous) version of the page that made ridiculous claims regarding a supposed “lack” of rules in the game.
Danm he was good! I just found this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1-pQziWiKk
I’m gonna have to go do some shopping 🙂