WELLINGTON A New Zealand city is so angry with
British comedian John Cleese they've named a rubbish tip after
A sign reading "Mt. Cleese" has been put up outside a
landfill in Palmerston North, where the 67-year-old actor
earned the ire of residents during a performance visit last
year, local media reported on Tuesday.
"It's popped up overnight, and nobody has said to pull it
down. People just smile and leave it there," the Manawatu
Standard newspaper quoted Chris Pepper, the city's water and
The "Monty Python" star had an unhappy time in Palmerston
North, complaining about the venue and the unresponsive
But he really angered locals when he called the city a
town, and labeled it the suicide capital of the country.
Palmerston North, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) north of
the capital, Wellington, has a population of 75,500 and
services a large farming region.