Sorry I had to bugger off so sharpish, but it was 40 minutes before deadline and we were suddenly waist-deep in stuff to do.
[The night editor, who had also been bored, is now humming Spartacus-ish incidental music, making the sound of the whiplash and shouting "row harder"]
But thanks anyway for brightening the work-day
(btw, the guy you spoke to? Nick *g*)