Howard Goodall wrote the theme tunes for QI and Blackadder and if you listen to either, you can tell he has a favoured scale and key. Yes, you can.

Oh, and happy new year.

Edited to add:

My new year’s resolution — not to play six hours of pool with Tommy Fitzpatrick again. Four hours, fine. Five hours, sure. Six hours, no fucking way. I don’t know whether it’s a good idea to write this, but since I last saw Tommy, I can barely bend over without being in considerable pain. Less is more. Pool has become a fit man’s game.

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