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This week's first line was supplied by Bene B in Glasgow:

Only three weeks to go to Live 8

THE BEST OF THE WEEK

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
Philly traffic? Just dreading the wait!
With a queue miles long
There will be a right throng
They'll arrive before dawn and stay late!
Candace, New Jersey, US

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
We're marching on Edinburgh, mate.
Well..flying from Heathrow,
Then back for the big show,
Being CO2 neutral can wait
Huw Smith, MK in the UK

Only three weeks to go to Live 8,
And it seems we've all taken the bait;
At 1.50 a text,
I'm justifiably vexed,
How much did McCartney donate?
Neil King, London, UK

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
And of course the essential debate -
What's the chance that we will
See Spice Girls on the bill
Or will we be spared that dire fate!
Mo C, Durham, UK

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
And my texting hand's in a right state
I've sent hundreds so far
Had to flog my guitar
Just to pay for the 1.50 rate.
Andy Roberts, Southend-on-Sea, Essex UK

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
Geldof's tearing his hair almost straight
The French they won't float
In a small rowing boat
Cos Constitution is "zom-zing zey 'ate".
Neil D, London

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
And av u 1 ur tickets yet, m8?
Get txting I'll go
If U win don't take Mo
Pls take me coz I fink dat ur gr8.
David JW, Leeds

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
A success? Well, we'll just have to wait.
It may well help the poor
But of one thing I'm sure:
It'll leave poor Hyde Park in a state!
Tim G, London, UK

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
And Bob Geldof just gets more irate
With age you'd have thought
Inner peace he'd have sought
So let's help him before it's too late.
Dave Gee, London

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
With Sir Bob and Midge Ure in a st8
They're calling the planet
To stop being a gannet
Quite right too, I'll be there - it's a d8!
Leanie Kaleido, Tunbridge Wells, UK

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
Just for show all the pop stars donate
I don't care if they sang
The world's poor can go hang
In the West we've got food on our plate.
Stephen Brooks, York, England

Only three weeks to go to Live 8,
On the calendar I've marked the date.
Send the tickets by post?
Of a hope, not a ghost -
Like the BBC card, they'll be late!
Jel, Brussels

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
On the conscience of all a ton weight
If the Edinburgh Walk
Gets some action not talk
Many nations now bowed can walk straight !
Derek Behan, Blackburn,Lancs.

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
And Sir Bob is wound up, in a state
"If you don't like my party
Then **** off, my hearty!"
(Meanwhile Tony goes off to his mate.)
Don Manley, Oxford, UK

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
The excitement's intense, I can't wait
For hypocrisy levels
To soar with the revels
Of millionaire popstars I hate.
Clive Edwards, Coleshill, North warwickshire

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
And we can't leave the famine to fate
Bob G needs your cash
So dig deep in that stash
And give the world's hungry some weight
Liz, Berkshire

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
And it seems to me appropriate
That we do something more
For Africa's poor
Than sit on our hands and just wait
Marion Raine, Durham

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
Lets all raise our prime interest rate!
Not the bank one, of course,
But the one that's the source
Of our knowledge and will to donate!
Charles Frean, Bedford, Massachusetts

Only three weeks to go to Live 8,
And already the smugness I hate;
Daft singers all feigning
Compassion while draining
All rational thought from debate.
Roger, Canterbury, UK

Only three weeks to go to Live 8
Elton John's in a hell of a state.
He was backstage no less,
Saw Madonna undress
Now he's wondering whether he's straight!
Mike Laurie, Glasgow, Scotland

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