This is nonsense of course - like shouting 'FIRE' in a theatre, then claiming you were just quoting the hit song by Arthur Brown. So I replied to the chap and his pals this weekend, to make that point:
Shortly afterwards I was stnned to get this email message:
Crikey. What was that about? One interpretation is that he could have a well-hidden self-deprecating sense of humour. Or is too busy to read beyond 'Yes'.