Latest Paul McCartney "death watch" news: Paul looking good on his 72nd birthday!

Given Paul's recent illness and cancellation of some tour dates, there's been a sensational "is-he-really-ok" slant to some of the media attention he's been getting.

It reminds me of the days people would carefully examine May Day Parade footage of Leonid Brechnev and speculate whether he was alive or not.

At any rate, Paul is 72 today and -- judging from photos accompanying the lastest Paul-is-alive story in the Daily Mail -- looks pretty good.