Pauls Kelly (Images: AAP/Joe Castro/Lukas Coch)

While many things in Australia are contracting -- employment, the economy, peoples enthusiasm for videoconferencing -- one thing has grown significantly in recent weeks: the numbers of Pauls Kelly in the public eye.

As our stockpile of topics of conversation are dwindling as our perception of time falls away, the mere act of being able to say sorry, which Paul Kelly do you mean? counts as a legitimate -- and refreshing -- new conversation. 

And so we got pondering which Kelly we would most like to be trapped with during a pandemic.