She steers tricky subjects away from textbook terrain by hopscotching through pop culture, dropping names
from the X-Men to Harry Potter.
I don't like dropping names
, but Barack Obama follows me on Twitter - that makes us mates, right?
The Kuwaiti speaker, meanwhile, praised the efforts of the Ombudsman, Kimberly Prost, to consider dropping names
from the unified list.
Like so many of his characters, Wagner is fond of dropping names
, and these pages are filled with celebrities both minor and major (a fictionalised version of the actor Michael Douglas plays a substantial role in the novel), and they jostle for space alongside the author's own creations.
It's not unusual for the 34-year-old to talk to the youths who've been watching him shake off the ring rust - and now they know that he's as good at dropping names
as he is at dropping opponents.
But it handled its conceits with all the grace of someone dropping names
at a cocktail party.
Commenting on the claims of alleged bookie Mazhar Majeed that many top cricketers are involved in match-fixing, Akram said: "This joker has been dropping names
like Brad Pitt and Roger Federer and has said that he even knows Pervez Musharraf.