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February 25th, 2011
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Farewell, Joach
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.

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From:tavella
Date:February 25th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Well, that's certainly a long life, and full one. But still, always sad.
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From:elthar
Date:February 25th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
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Just so.
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From:cubes
Date:February 26th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
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So sorry for your (and, from the sound of it, the world's) loss.
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From:elthar
Date:February 27th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. In the last year or two, he had pretty much (finally!) really retired, but I still feel the loss keenly.
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From:sacwentie
Date:March 11th, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
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I saw the Philanderer at the Dairy Center! I enjoyed it a lot.
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From:elthar
Date:March 27th, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Awesome! I'm glad you had a good time. (For some reason I didn't get notified when you first commented, it's probably in some spam filter somewhere...)
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