Watching Have I Got News For You last night, it was difficult not to feel sorry for Kevin Maguire, who managed to go through the whole programme without uttering more than three sentences. Difficult, but not impossible.
The other highlight was seeing Ian Hislop looking very pleased with himself at being told he was 67 in GQ's list of the Top 100 Most Influential Men in Britain. He looked especially pleased to be one position higher than Foreign Secretary David Miliband. Somehow HIGNFY omitted to mention that the two people just ahead of him in the list were Britain's two leading bloggers, who, for reasons best known to the judges, were considered more influential than the editor of Private Eye and the Foreign Secretary. And no, I don't know how they worked that out, either! But I'm not complaining. My Mum was impressed even if my readers weren't. And that's what counts!