Professor Ignatz Mucklefutz, director of the Institute of Pollo Ferrum inspects a new acquisition.
More years ago than I care to remember, I heard a tape-recorded lecture by one of the great maverick scholars of the past century. Because of his thick accent I had to listen closely, but I would have anyhow because Professor Ignatz Mucklefutz was fascinating.
It is hard to categorize his line of thought and his accomplishments, but I would describe him as a cross between Saint Francis of Assisi, Carl Jung and Thomas Edison, if you can imagine that.
Professor Mucklefutz, a reclusive heir to the Swiss ball bearing Mucklefutz family fortune has devoted his life to the study of rusticulated pollo objet d'art. These rare and beautiful objects were the focus of worship in the little known Great Chicken Cult of Machu Picchu.
I didn't even know that the professor was still alive, but he is alive and active as ever.
Ignatz is looking for a North American Director for the Institue of Pollo Ferrum and several candidates, including one in the Asheville area have been identified. For now the search is being conducted with the utmost discretion and secrecy because the directorship includes access to certain accounts and formulas that have national security implications.
In case Ignatz schedules a public presentation of his latest travels and findings during his visit to WNC I'll be sure to mention it here.