Anyone who has seen the online videos of Dapper Laughs - real name Daniel O'Reilly - will be au fait with the misplaced pride in idiocy and the triumphant doltishness of this arch dunce. His act is a woeful, misogynistic celebration of banter-based cretinism that is sadly having a renaissance among the unenlightened, the confused, the intellectually frightened and the simpleton.
As rumoured, Ronnie Corbett gets a CBE for more than five decades work in entertainment. That's a one-up on his late comedy partner. Presumably, Ronnie Barker only got an OBE because he didn't hit the big five-oh. Everyone knows the Queen loves a golden anniversary. At least we'll avoid the 'It's Good Knight From Him' headlines.
The new series of Dragons' Den began a few days before Duncan Bannatyne turned Twitter vigilante, offering £50k to anyone who could capture and mildly maim a mysterious Russian who'd threatened his daughter. After that, wondering whether a guy with a device to combat toilet splash-back would persuade the Dragons to invest didn't seem quite so dramatic.