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Re: Who is Tom Barr
>He's a grouchy old man who lives in a shack with his tanks and plants and
>eats newbie plant keepers for dinner.
More precisely, Tom Barr is an anorexic, grouchy old man who lives by
himself surrounded by tattered botany books in an old mining shack in
Alaska. He's often seen cracking through the ice layers in the winter
searching for undiscovered forms of algae. Most of the year his
search is fruitless, which is why he hopes to receive samples from us
in the mail.
He was married once but lost his wife after sending her into a
crevace to retrieve a frozen algae specimen. Unfortunately, the only
thing he had on hand to use as a rescue device was the botany books
that he loved so much (and of course a microscope). At the very
least, he knew he could burn the books to keep her warm while she was
in there. It was a hard choice - the books or her.... You can imagine
the end of that story. Fortunately for us, he still has the books and
the microscope and is always available to help us whenever we need
it. What a guy!
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