Miss Ann Thrope requests...
There are those who believe that Dr Zen is a misanthrope. It's not true of course, I simply cannot abide fools, and it's not my fault if the world is stuffed full with them.
Turns out I'm not alone though. The Web has had vicious misanthropy since the CIX days (if you don't know what the CIX days were, sonny, you just ain't grown enough to be a real misanthrope - you have to have aged some for that).
Turns out Hewitt, the chief misanthrope, is a Corn (or at least is living in the ol' Duchy). Maybe that's it. It's in the water there, along with the aluminium.