1. An amusing tidbit from the Cub Reporters' Interview with JK Rowling
Which is your favourite member of the Order of the Phoenix?
JK Rowling: I keep killing all my favourite members of the Order of the Phoenix, but there is one member of the Order of the Phoenix that you have not yet met properly and you will well, you know that they are a member, but you haven't really met them properly yet and you will meet them in seven, so I am looking forward to that.
I have only one comment to make about this.
w00t! HARDCORE ABERFORTH ACTION!!!
Oh dear. Now I'll have to go and make myself sit in the EMPIRE litter box for the requisite 20 minutes quarantine...
2. Something on TV that made me raise my eyebrows in an Nimoyesque fashion – there was a tribute to the late former prime minister Ted Heath on TV earlier, and they showed a clip of him doing a speech in French. With absolutely the worst accent in the entire world. Imagine a terribly fruity voiced posh bloke pronouncing French words as if he hadn't actually heard that languages other than English exist. I know he was sort of responsible for getting us into the EU (or the Common Market, in old money) in the first place, but I'm stunned we didn't get chucked out again straight away for that sort of thing.
Hmmm, perhaps this was the grievous act that Antoine de Caunes is cross-channel revenge for?
3. Gratuitous Top Gear time – I knew Clarkson would get some comedy mileage out of Richard coming top in Heat magazine's poll for Weird People On TV That Our Readers Fancy ("He's so enthusiastic... ABOUT DOGS!!!"). But I am even more entertained by that fact that he's recently taken to calling him Hamster. I'm sure it's a cover for a deep and passionate affection. James will be so jealous....