Saturday, 14 March 2009

What a relief!

Congratulations are in order for all those involved with this year's Comic Relief campaign, which last night raised a record-breaking £57,809,938 for charity. As usual with these benefits the standard of the actual skits performed was of variable quality, with highlights coming from 'Gavin and Stacey's Smithy (James Corden) berating the England football team, and French and Saunders performing their last ever sketch, a pastiche of 'Mamma Mia!', but a series of sketches set in Africa being particularly unfunny; who writes these things?
The evening was not without controversy, however, as the usually meek Angus Deayton 'buggered' Davina McCall some two hours before the watershed.
What is quite miraculous though is that even in these times of economic strife the great British public can reach deep into their collective pocket to raise such a massive amount for others. Prime Minister Gordon 'Aloysius' Brown has taken note, and later today plans a sponsored climb to the top of the G20 summit. Good luck and godspeed to you, sir.
On the subject of God, Pope Benito XVI this week admitted that he was wrong to lift the excommunication of a bishop who had denied the Holocaust. He stated that insufficient background checks had been made on Bishop Richard Williamson by the Vatican, and that in future more attention would be paid to the Internet as a source of information; a new website, called Wikipaedophile, is also planned.

Today's Haiku Film Review:

Sweet Charity (1969) -

What more could you want?
Whores in song and dance numbers -
It's the Fosse way.

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