I know, I know, you're a civics professor at Oxford, but you bore the hell out of me. Richard's whole demeanor was annoying and pompous. He talked down to the other guests and acted like he was the smartest, most self assured person in the world. He didn't want to listen to anyone, and he thought that he was so important that it was okay to go on for five minutes straight. I have never seen someone so in love with his own ramblings. Really, it was quite sickening. I thought Robin Williams was annoying. I was wrong. Richard takes the cake. The show becomes really boring when one person rambles on and on, and there is no interaction between the guests and Bill. I used to love Real Time, and I am still a big fan of the show, but I think that he needs to cut people off if they are rambling. He should have cut Dreyfus off, because really, Richard kept saying the same thing over and over again, only changing his wording a bit. He acted like the camera should be on him the whole time because he was so damn profound, and I happened to think that the musician from Rage was just as smart as Dreyfus and probably had more to say. It's just sad when a guest is an attention hog, and ruins the show for the rest of us.