This week's a bit different here at Ambivalence. One thing I'm not ambivalent about is how fortunate my family are: we have health, a home, water, heating, food, education and work - not to mention all the other luxuries we enjoy such as cars and computers.
Tomorrow in the UK is Red Nose day, a campaign of Comic Relief which aims to raise money for those who aren't blessed with the same opportunities that we have, to create a just world free from poverty. So far they have raised over £650million to change lives in 76 different countries around the world.
To join in, here are a few of my family's favourite awful, corny, Christmas-cracker-style jokes. When you've finished either laughing or groaning at them, please go to http://www.rednoseday.com/ and make a donation, to help other people have something to smile about (plus they have much funnier stuff!!)
What do you call a bear stood on a mint?
A polo bear
What do you call a gorilla with a machine gun?
What do you call a gorilla with a banana in each ear?
Anything you like, he can't hear you.
How do you start a rice pudding race?
Why did the hedgehog cross the road?
To see his flatmate
What's brown and sticky?
For something much funnier, and to help make the world a little bit better, go to http://www.comicrelief.com/ or http://www.rednoseday.com/ right now...