I was horrified to hear on the grapevine yesterday that Al Lewis has resigned from the American Physical Society. A likeable New Yoiker rogue, Lewis in his letter of resignation to APS president Curtis G. Callan Jr, reportedly said of the Climategate e-mails, I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.
Not only has the APS lost its only member capable of turning into a bat, and the owner of the coolest hot rod in television history, but one who was rumoured to have unlocked the secret of immortality, and feared death not at all (except for wooden stakes).
In fact, he—
Hold on a moment, there’s an e-mail in my in-box. It’s covered in exclamation marks…
Uh huh… uh huh…
It’s from Dr Dave. He says if I pull any $&@& like this again, his buddies down the road at NORAD will use the Ozboy estate for ICBM target practice.
OK Dave. Duly noted. (sigh)