I was devastated to hear about the sudden death of Dwayne McDuffie, a very talented comic book writer but oh so much more, as a quick perusal of various websites extolling him will reveal. To me, he was a supportive fellow traveler, particularly when I was active with Friends of Lulu, and he delighted me when I found out that he liked the Firesign Theatre. But he was also super-smart, holding advanced degrees in some sciences that I don't remember at the moment. And I think he would have gotten all of the jokes in today's Silly Site, via another scientist (PZ Myers), which is a parody of science journalism. I'll miss the heck out of Dwayne.