“Good Morning, Professor! President Bleck Ovama here – just calling to discuss your work and a few things related to the current economic climate”.
“Why certainly, Mr President”, replied The Professor, “What would you like to know about our work? We're at the stage of...”
“Hold it, hold it, Professor! I've got some good news and some bad news – and there's no easy way to tell you, so I'm going to have to go straight ahead with what I have to say. OK?”
“Well, yes, Mr President – you go right ahead”.
“Well – to sugarcoat this a little – we have decided that the best thing to do is to establish a new foundation and facility for Nerd research, and...to make it better... you're to be appointed the Head of the whole thing. You can choose your own staff as well. Now – how's that?Why...Mr President...I don't know what to say! I'm.I'm overwhelmed! Of course I'll want Brainard, and perhaps a new deputy assistant. There are some very good (drools)young women graduating....”.