Conversation with Chris
Chris never got back to me about posting the conversation we had last month, so I'm going to interpret this as a Yes. (Chris, if I got this wrong, notify me immediately.) Anyway, I know some of you already located it via the extraenvironmentalist and the Orlov blog, but let me post it here for easier access:
I'm told it goes down easier with a large glass of Scotch. Enjoy!