Friday, March 16, 2007

Comic Relief

Whether you’re an incorrigible old cynic like the mad resident of this crumbling pile, or a hopelessly optimistic fool, destined to be kidnapped and sold into slavery (or at least turned into a gorgeous pair of shoes), Comic Relief will have impinged in some way on your consciousness.

Irrespective of why exactly Lenny Henry is allowed onto screens, the good work that Comic Relief does is beyond reproach. Saving lives, rescuing communities and restoring basic human dignity around the planet, CR has so far raised over £400 million (that’s real money, none of that foreign rubbish...) which has gone to alleviate suffering on a scale that simply shouldn’t be happening on a civilised planet.

BBC One will have an evening of ‘fun of sometimes questionable merit’, starting at 7pm Empire Time. Amidst the grotesque acts of (often career-destroying) jollity, there will also be short films that show where your money will go. If these films don’t stop you in your tracks and give you pause for thought, you’re dead from the neck up.

So, whether you find any of it funny or not, find some way of donating something to the cause.

Your action undoubtedly will save someone’s life.

6 Comments:

At 10:24 am, Blogger Brian Sibley said...

Well said!

By the way, hasn't Catherine Tate got small feet?

 
At 10:25 am, Blogger Brian Sibley said...

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At 10:29 am, Blogger Brian Sibley said...

The deleted comment (above) was just a repeat of my first comment (the word-verification-thingy did something odd!) but since you're all going to wonder what I posted and then deleted, I thought I'd better post THIS comment to explain!

Phew!

 
At 10:33 am, Blogger Brian Sibley said...

By the way, while I have the mike... Your profile says you're a "rumbling edifice"... Is that right or should it be "crumbling"? Or maybe, better, "grumbling"?! ;-)

 
At 8:37 pm, Blogger Riddley Walker said...

Hehehe, I think you've won the vote with “grumbling”... ;-)

 
At 1:36 am, Blogger Brian Sibley said...

That's odd! It SAYS 'grumbling' now!!! ;-)

 

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