I had intended to give the Paul Murray bashing a bit of a rest for a while for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I heard him being slagged off by several other journalists to such an extent that I almost began to feel sorry for the old bastard. Surely calling for urgent Murray retirement is my territory? Also, I had started to pay more attention to ex Carmen Lawrence staffer Zoltan Kovacs, who I swear writes the same column every week about the English language. Murray might be the cut and paste master, but Zoltan’s subtle reincarnation of the topic, “Is the english language rooted? I have no idea.” is like a Hindu wheel of karma. “Are SMS’s bad for English? I Idon’t know.” “Is swearing bad for english? I don’t know.” “Is emailing bad for english? I don’t know.” “Is strict grammar important for english? I don’t know.” But I was forced to suspend my Murray suspension when I received the following photos from anonymous correspondent “The Daily Beast,” who claimed these were pictures of Teh Paul in the 1980’s. Is it really him? The budding Jack Van Tongeren Mo makes me think it is. And more importantly is that fucking stonewash? I should give a tip to anonymous contributors. Don’t email me from your WA Newspapers email accounts. In any case I am most grateful. Perhaps this is a chance to again ask about The new editor for The West. Who will it be? Why is it taking so long? Is it Barearse, Is is Ass head? Is it me?