Friday, February 13, 2009

We'll Never See the Likes of Him Again

Ed Grothus, proprietor of the Black Hole of Los Alamos, died at home last night.

I made it out to Los Alamos twice last year, and talked a bit with Ed both times. He was the kind of eccentric old man we should all aspire to be someday. The world is a less interesting place without him in it.

I hope the Black Hole will remain in business, and I hope his Doomsday Stones will finally be erected.

1 comment:

Hawktane said...

Sounds like a nice guy. I love talking with these old guys too. They usually have so much interesting stories to tell. I can imagine Ed had some great stories being in Los Alamos. I just finished reading American Prometheus: Robert Oppenheimer and it is all about their time at Los Alamos. I hope Ed is in a better place.