One of the funniest quotes in the funniest film I ever heard for many a year went something like "No Dang Namm It I said The Sheriff is A ........" But that was a life away in a world where, when Fred Flintstone put the cat out, the chorus line's reference to "having a gay old time" had quite a different meaning to what it is today.
So I felt those who have not seen the apology tucked away in the dusty corner of the BBC Website should have the opportunity to have a laugh with me. For god knows we need one. For it seems several of our White - and at least one mulatto - women are missing.
So the question remains today "Where Am All De White Women At". It seems the "franchisee" responsible for making the "Ikea" 2013 catalogue available worldwide has decided a bit of photoshopping is in order. Nip over to this first link and you will see all sorts of happy smiling families too stupid to realise they have been ripped off by this Swedish Retail Giant.
On page 53 of the above you will see a sickly cheerful supposedly Nordic lass bursting into her home carrying a whole load of goodies she just acquired from this wonder retailer.
But now switch directory to either the English Language or Arabic Scrawl version of the same catalogue as supplied in Saudi Arabia (if you click the arab link, do try to remember the Arabs read backwards so you will need to click the pages in the other direction to that which is normal, so wash your hands and reset your mouse to left handed...
What's this? The woman is missing. Call Interpol at once! Raise a European Arrest Warrant! Obviously she has been abducted and sold off into slavery by a Riyadh "Trader".
The same woman is clearly visible on page 92 of the UK English catalogue in fetching check pyjamas standing at a bathroom mirror. But no sign of her in the Islamic Caliphate edition.
Ikea "regrets" this modification of their catalogue which was the act of a "franchisee" whose behaviour "conflicts" with their vison and corporate values which place men and women on an equal footing.
Yeah, Right. What they mean is they regret being found out.
If I were Mr Ikea I would not make too loud a noise about that equality business either. I'm sure the last person who did got a little over excited and then lost their head altogether one sunny Friday.