Okay, okay…

I admit it. Reading Obama’s speech (I was sadly in no position to listen to him deliver it), I teared up.

Which bit? The bit where he declared that the US would no longer give up the ideals of its founding fathers “for expediency’s sake”.

At a comedy benefit last night, Mitch Benn sang a new composition, the chorus of which declared today would hear the great rushing sound of 13 billion buttocks unclenching. Well, I think I just joined in.