Stephen Fry: Well, there is a claim to the origin of the term “lynch”, which is a man called James Lynch Fitzstephen, who was the mayor of Galway in Ireland, and he hanged his own son from the balcony of his house, after convicting him of the murder of a Spanish visitor in 1493. So, that’s pretty bold, isn’t it? It’s extreme. He learnt his lesson! He never did it again. No. Alan Davies: Did you say— hanged his own son for stealing a bike? Stephen Fry: No. Jason Manford: No! Stephen Fry: Did it— what did it sound like I said? Jason Manford: Did you nod off? Alan Davies: I misheard him. I’m so hungry, I don’t know what I’m say— I can’t concentrate when I’m hungry. Brian Cox: It was for killing a Spaniard. Stephen Fry: It was for killing a Spanish visitor. Alan Davies: Has anyone got any food? Brian Cox: Do you not listen to—? Stephen Fry: No, he doesn’t. Alan Davies: I’m starving hungry! And now I can’t concentrate, ‘cause I’m having a blood sugar crash. Jason Manford: I hope you never get called up for jury service and you’re hungry in the afternoon. “What was it, killed a Spaniard or stole a bike? I’m starving, has anybody got an apple?” Brian Cox: Where did that come from? “Stole a bike”? Alan Davies: I don’t know! I just drifted off, I was thinking about pasta. Stephen Fry: When his brain sugar drops, I’m afraid all kind of weird things start to happen. Jason Manford: Has no one got summat to eat, here? Alan Davies: Are you bringing something down? Jason Manford: Oh, here you go, come on, come on! Alan Davies: What’ve you got? Audience Member: I’ve got some homemade flapjacks. Alan Davies:[delightedly] Oh, flapjacks! Thank you!
Alan Davies: They had vacuum cleaners, in America, in the nineteenth century, and they were huge, and they had to go on the back of a cart, drawn by horses. Stephen Fry: I remember seeing that on a program called “QI”, yeah.
Johnny Vegas: My dad’s got heavy eyes. Stephen Fry: Has he, now? Have you weighed his eyes, or— Johnny Vegas: No! We’ve not weighed them, but he’s very fearful of leaning forward. He doesn’t like leaning forward - he thinks they’re gonna come out. Stephen Fry: On springs, like those things you can buy? Johnny Vegas: No, he’s— we got rid of Novelty Dad. This is Mental Dad!