My Paddy Ashdown encounter has been blown out of the water twice in recent days by two friends, who shall remain nameless, but who've come out with:
"Did I tell you I met Matt Groening the other day? We had a lovely chat..."
and, via text message:
"See what happens when i leave the pub and go work at the lumi? I meet grace fucking jones, that's what!"
DAMN YOU BOTH.