This is Rob Long with Martini Shot on KCRW. Or, at least, 50 per cent of Rob Long. As you can hear, I'm a little hoarse. I've been struggling with a sore and scratchy throat since last week, which in some ways has been useful. People think I'm a screamer. No, really. Last week, when I could barely croak out a word or two, an executive I know heard my voice and then asked, in a tone that was a mixture between respect and dismay, "So, um, you been yelling at the writing staff?"...