The Agitator and Leader of Men really boils The Board's blood sometimes.
There's his encyclopedic knowledge of everything, his perma-cool wit that is as dry as a sandbox, and his ownership of at least two Tribe Called Quest albums that I don't.
Like Piers Morgan and my housemate Padriag before him, The Agitator was always dangerously close to becoming the latest target of a Chalkboard jihad.
Alas, the trebuchet of professional fury is now pointed squarely at his desk, just three yards from my own.
He's only gone and used the funniest line ever written in his review of the River Bistro in this week's Limerick Chronicle, stirring more chagrin than The Board even knew he possessed.
In reference to a big portobello mushroom, he said this:
"My fungus was humungous."
Jihad. Jihad I say.