Yes, Hughie knew a thing or two about life choices. He sang ‘Bring on the Nubiles’ in full knowledge of the life-force … an animus of which I have already spoken. As they say in the ice-cream parlours of the world, all that could improve on perfection is a double scoop. And, to illustrate that last remark, I offer this parable: When granted two wishes by the genie, the wise Irishman said , ‘I’d like a pint of Guinness that refreshes itself every time I drain the glass.’ ‘Certainly,’ said the genie. ‘And for your second wish?’ ‘I’ll have another one of those.’ the Irish man said.