Those funky equine lovers, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, have recently auditioned for a role in an upcoming Woody Allen flick, as yet untitled, though it is believed to be about Mr Ed, the talking horse.
The Horsemen, just back from a extended trip to Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan, have indicated that they want a change of role: instead of being the harbingers of doom, they want to be the providers of joy and mirth...and get paid for it.
Speaking through an agent, they declared that carrying the burden of death and misery was becoming something of a drag and, after having a solid good look at themselves, decided that the time was right for a change.
Many people, not least Hollywood bigshots, have doubted their sincerity and believe that the Horsemen are only trying to "bignote themselves". However, Woody Allen would not have a bar of this cynicism.
"They're on the level and really quite humanitarian" the two time Oscar awarded director said. Only time will tell because if they don't succeed then its curtains for the rest of us.