Paul D is a jovial old fellow, and never more than when he phones up on a whim and recants rubbish down the phone. He phoned up this evening, for example, to tell me, amongst other things, of a particularly amusing Monty Python sketch involving a wafer-thin mint, a man on television with huge jug-like ears, and the fact that he was working 80-hour weeks. His rambling, disorientated train of thought only stopped chugging when his voice gave way, leaving him to whisper his goodbyes, while complaining bitterly at the lack of his name on my website. All rectified now, I hope. GIVE THAT MAN A BANANA, and chuck some throat lozenges in as well, for heavens sake.