I went to the PPA Awards on Wednesday night. It’s the Oscars of the magazine industry. In fact, the Oscars often describe themselves as ‘the PPA’s of the film industry’ (copyright Sean Lock). It was pretty dull. heat was nominated for ‘brand of the year’ (no, I don’t know what that means either) but we didn’t win. A food magazine did. Anyway, as I climbed into the cab afterwards, my spirits were lifted considerably by a link my brother Cas had texted me. He described it as the best opening line to a news story ever. He’s not often right about anything. But this time he was as right as hell.