CIA, FHFMA Long-time cat herder, chaser of leads, researcher of hard nuts to crack.
Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to present to you a man whose great learning and veneration for truth are only exceeded by his high moral character and majestic presence. I refer in these vague, general terms to myself. I consider introductions unnecessary but if it is the custom to have them, I prefer to do the act myself, so that I can rely on getting in all the facts. I was born modest but it wore off.
(with apologies and appreciation to Mr. Hal Holbrook and his portrayal of Mark Twain in Mark Twain Tonight! An Actor's Portrait (1959))