8FOLD/ACRA: Journey Into... # 2

Tom Russell milos_parker at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 10 09:08:50 PDT 2006

>    My beautiful wife, Mary L. Russell, gets credit for
> naming Gene Ranunculus.  Her first suggestion for this
> breeding-stock obsessed villain was the name Mister
> Sinista Esquire (pronounced Sin-eest-a), which-- as
> she was unaware, not being a fan of the superhero
> genre-- bears more than a passing resemblance to a
> certain red-eyed purple-clad albino geneticist.

And, as long as I'm giving credit where credit is due, the
"Well..."/"That's a deep subject" gag may have originated with my late


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