I WAS reflecting on the highlights of the week and the way that Barbara could balance an After Eight on her forehead and manoeuvre it into her mouth without touching it.
Yes, I lead an exciting life.
The fact that she did this before an admiring crowd also says a lot for the kind of bars I frequent. But it was very funny and she was the only person who could actually do it. Everyone else failed miserably.
If the After Eight Game sounds rather silly I can confirm that it is. It was, apparently, played on the Ant and Dec Saturday Show, and is now attempted around the world. Tune into YouTube on the internet to see high spirited young people everywhere having a go.
All you need is a box of After Eight mints, a talent for gurning and no worries about looking daft. It also helps if, like Barbara, you like chocolate.
Another high spot was when Alan recalled those halcyon days of the Swinging 60s and, with a hint of sadness at their passing, the Timothy Leary saying about LSD (the drug, not money).
“It used to be tune in, turn on, drop out. Now it's tune in, turn over and drop off.”
This was also the week when a challenge was issued to name three songs that featured a dog in the lyrics. Bill suggested How Much Is That Doggy In The Window, Old Shep and Strangers In The Night.
“But there's no dog in Strangers In The Night,” I said.
“Oh yes there is,” he said, and sang, “Scooby-doo-be-doo.”