Friday, March 13, 2009

Red Nose Day

Yesterday “Kilimanjaro - the Big Red Nose Climb” was on as the warm up act to today’s Red Nose Day. This show followed the exploits of around seven TV and music celebrities as they trekked up Africa’s tallest mountain, Kilimanjaro (I had to look up how to spell that). I don’t know why it’s entertaining to watch a bunch of celebs put themselves through pain and discomfort (its a bit like I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here) but it was. And very funny as well! Especially when it showed that the man with a face made for radio and the least fit amongst them, chubby Chris Moyles, found things easy going and suffered the least in that high-altitude simulator lab place.

Of course, the show was poignant and sad as it also highlighted the lack of resources and medical aid that places in Africa have to deal with every day. It makes you realise how lucky we are here in the UK with our wonderful National Health Service.

Anyway, later tonight the Red Nose Day telethon takes place, which is always good fun. So, remember – do something funny for money (like maybe bid for Amazing Fantasy #15 if you have the money?).

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