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This guerrilla memorial to Rik Mayall in London is absolutely perfect

*applause*

SOMETIME LAST NIGHT, this official-looking blue plaque appeared in Hammersmith Broadway, west London.

Source: @elliot_gonzalez

It reads:

Rik Mayall 1958-2014

Punched his friend in the balls on a bench near this spot

The QR code links to a YouTube video of the opening credits of Bottom – where Rik Mayall and his lifelong friend and comedy partner Ade Edmondson are filmed sitting on a bench at Hammersmith Broadway.

Of course, Rik punches Ade in the balls.

Source: TelevisionOpenings/YouTube

There could be no more fitting memorial.

(The plaque is an imitation of the official English Heritage blue plaques, which mark places associated with notable figures. RIP Rik.)

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