August 24, 2003
The guy’s brilliant. His brain works in a way that spellbinds us to his every word. He knows it, we know it, and he knows that we know. And I don’t know how all that knowing hasn’t turned him into a conceited asshole, but it hasn’t. His brilliance is something we all know about but which never gets in the way. He never insults us with false modesty, he’s never condescending, and he never acts as if we owe it to him. And that’s what has us all head over heels in love with him, his class and his simplicity.