For many years, I had the privilege of working with a great man, Dr. Joachim Kuettner. To even attempt to list his lifetime achievements would take longer than I have right now, but among other things, he worked on the Mercury and Apollo projects with Werner von Braun. Dinos may recall me referring to "Distinguished Scientist Guy"; derby folks may remember that at Western Regionals in 2009, I disappeared for a couple of hours to attend his 100th birthday party.
Word has just reached me that he passed away last night at the age of 101. I can't honestly say it's a surprise, but it's very sad. I think it only proper that I dedicate my performance tonight in The Philanderer to his memory.
Peace to him and his loved ones.