R-E-S-P-E-C-T?: Subjects given their first entries in the new [E]ncyclopaedia [Britannica] include lesbianism, the drug ecstasy and hip-hop music. Well, it’s only taken hip-hop a couple of decades, but LESBIANISM? I have a hunch that conservative bugbear’s been around a wee bit longer than E & rap. A spokeswoman for the Encyclopaedia Britannica said the work “remains entirely in tune with the world today”. I guess that’s why they’re including an entry for Peter Sellers. Coming in the next Britannica update – the Internet, the Equal Rights Amendment, Roe V. Wade, and Clara Bow.

And, damn it, we KNOW Madonna plays guitar. Move it along.