2 I have a phobia of large moths
3 My favourite countries are Japan and Australia
4 I once closed down the BBC bar with Brian Blessed and Jon Downes.
5 At the Fortean Times conference in 2001 I met a man whose only claim to fame was that he was felt up by a tramp in Dorchester.
6 I once helped to dress a little girl up as Captain Beefheart for a tropical fish magazine
7 I’m allergic to Penicillin, blue cheese and seafood.
8 I once met a boy who thought he could create a ‘chicken man’ by impregnating an egg he had gently cracked into a plastic cup.
9 I believe in the literal existence of dragons and have written two books on the subject
10 I have been a Goth for 24 years man and boy
11 I have been bitten by a venomous snake
12 I used to be a zookeeper
13 I think tramps and bag ladies bring joy and wonder to the world
14 My favourite animals are crocodiles, rhinos and the Tasmanian marsupial wolf, thylacine
15 I love British Cult TV
16 I prefer World Cinema to Hollywood
17 I once had a dog named after Spike Milligan
18 I find football to be the most disinteresting subject in the world
19 I like Chinese food but I hate Indian food or indeed anything remotely spicy
20 My favourite bands/ artists are Echo and the Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, Fad Gadget, Bauhaus, Klaus Nomi and Joy Division
21 I think Jon Pertwee was the greatest Doctor Who ever
22 I have never seen The Wizard of Oz or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
23 Of all the countries I have visited I liked Mongolia best of all
24 I think vampires and werewolves have been ‘done to death’ in horror films. Come on: let’s have some more interesting monsters
25. I was at school with a girl who would eat jammie dodgers after they had fallen on the floor and got ants on them.