Why do people take hallucinogenic drugs, when sleep deprivation is so effective and cheap? I actually jumped back from the counter in the spotlessly clean local fish-and-chip shop this evening because I thought I saw a rat crawl near my feet. Sitting up all night to get strange kicks would deprive the posh user of the inverted glamour of consorting with members of the underclasses, though. Yesterday’s waiver still applies: I take limited responsibility for any weirdness on these pages.