Trew, Erin, and JP--I thank you for your replies, but curiously enough, while I was imitating the stupidity of the stooges, demonstrating the "old poke 'em in the eye" routine, using my boyfriend as the unsuspecting stooge, I accidently did indeed poke him in the eye! Now, needless to say,
he was entirely unamused by the reality of slapstick, whereas I damned near died laughing. So yes, I am perplexed...and herewith, I shall leave all "eye-poking" to our resident expert, Irie...
and JP, you can have jenny jones, rikki lake, et al.--but please, we need Oprah.
If we could get her to promote the Voices book, manoman...gotta love her.