No, this post is not about Tony Blair's Freudian slip about the not-so-funny topic of Iraq to straight man David Frost.
For those of you out there who somehow managed to escape the constant onslaught of "need to know" news this weekend...
The Daily News reported that when challenged by veteran interviewer Sir David Frost that the Western invasion of Iraq had "so far been pretty much of a disaster", Mr Blair said:
(Bollocks! Did I just bloody say that?)
Note to the Brit.
Mr. Prime Minister. We all say that. This time, you just said it out loud.
To everyone in the world.
As the PM's slip of the English tongue guarantees first class coverage by news shows we like- The Daily Show and The Colbert Report-today we welcome back an old friend. Comic Relief.
After an eight year hiatus, Comic Relief celebrates twenty years of philanthropic good work through the power of laughter to help those who could use a laugh, as well as a helping hand, to get through the hard times.
The gang's all here for Comic Relief 2006...Whoopi, Billy, and Robin...to help raise funds for those still hurting from Katrina's slap down.
The show first aired November 18th on HBO, but don't fret. For those of us who patronize Home Box Office, we know with real certainty that Comic Relief 2006 is bound to air over and over and over again. (I mean, how many times can the network air "Groundhog Day")?
But this time, the inevitable reruns are all for the good, giving everyone a chance to participate in what was once, an annual event. A comic tradition, if you will.
Comedians have worked double duty to get the rest of us through the George W. years. (And in Florida's case, the Jeb Bush years as well). And that's a Frog fact.
For all of you cable nonsubscribers out there who are far too cerebral to appreciate HBO's airing (...and airing...and airing) of movies like "50 First Dates" 100 times, you too can donate.
Thirty bucks will buy you a tee shirt...and someone a bag of groceries.
Where there's laughter...there's hope.