I’ve just been watching Celebrity Mastermind, in which Radio 1’s Comedy Dave tackles his specialist subject, British motorways. It’s here, seven minutes in:
As it happens, every one of the answers to these questions can be found in my book. Coincidence?
For the briefest of moments I flattered myself into thinking that Comedy Dave’s interest in the Gravelly Hill Interchange might have been piqued by reading my book. But it quickly emerged that the topic had been suggested by Radio 1 listeners as a joke and that he found revising the subject ‘mind-numbingly boring’.
Meanwhile I’ve found a good use for Twitter – a daily text message from Anton Chekhov, though I imagine he gets one of his serfs to send it for him:
Mundane quote for the day: ‘Into a feud with a neighbour about a disputed garden fence … will be thrown force and determination which might have been directed to effort of permanent worth, in devotion to one of the great causes of the world.’ - C.F.G. Masterman, The Condition of England