On Thursday I attended a recording of The News Quiz at the Drill-Hall-as-was. It lasted an hour and a half, at the end of which Sandi Toksvig apologised profusely for the late running, blamed Jeremy Hardy, and wondered how on earth the BBC would cut it down to twenty-eight minutes (by cutting out the swearing and slander, mostly).
What you missed: the story about Rick Wakeman going for a drink with Ronnie Biggs; Sandi's inability to pronounce the Chinese names of the Edinburgh Zoo pandas; Jeremy simulating urination up a curtain.
On Friday I participated in 3hundredand65, a collaborative graphic novel played out on Twitter over the course of a year. Participants have 140 characters to convey the next instalment of a story that's lyrical, comical, scary and surreal, in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Join in or follow along at @3hundredand65 and #3hand65.
My Tweet and the artist's accompanying illustration are here. Did I cynically exploit the project in order to get a picture of wolves? Judge for yourselves! (And yes, huskies would have been too blatant given my username.)