In reference to http://oldlook.experts-exchange.com:8080/Web/Web_Servers/Apache/Q_21163692.html
The solution appeared correct, and did not give any errors, but now that I'm trying to implement it, it's not working.
RewriteRule ^topic/(.*)/(.*)$ topic.php?blog=$1&topic=$2
where of course it should be
Which isn't quite cutting it! =)