I’d like to be serious for a moment and pay kind tribute to my esteemed colleague, Mr. David Langsam, Senior Editor of the Biotech Daily.
To begin with, I would like to acknowledge David, with thanks and grace, for his jolly decent shout out in an earlier edition of his daily circular. It was wholly unexpected and I imagine that it would be reasonable for him to anticipate some degree of reader attrition as a consequence (though probably good riddance, really). Although I should briefly note that Langsom’s perfunctory and bookish biographical summary of yours truly somewhat reeked of the stale odours of dust motes, urine, pipe tobacco and whiskey breath, perhaps redolent of a démodé Oxford Don wheezing away somewhere in a reclusive wood-paneled chamber. Nonetheless, this proselyte “man of the pen” appreciated it, even if a young lady later in the week commented, “From David’s description on Biotech Daily, I thought you would be an octagenarian pervert.”
I guess, being 40, she was only half right.
Secondly, I wish to issue notice that from this day forward I will be taking a non-exclusive license of the most excellent phrase “Pleading Schultz“. As such, the title of my previous post should be revised as follows:
“Pleading Schultz : Das ist nicht für firmenwerbung”*
*Translation : That is not for company propaganda