I had an uncle, he was a Major in the Air Force. He became a well-known baseball player, and then a videogame character! Finally, he finished his life as a brilliant physicist (for real this time).
Who was my uncle?
One memory I have of him was when we were both at a pub called "The Crow". A local band was playing some Bowie and my uncle was talking to me about some kind of sphere, but I didn't really get it. What I recall clearly though was that he wore some bright red socks.