Earl Mac Rauch was kind enough to put me in touch with Reno Nevada, one of the Hong Kong Cavaliers and the real force behind the many Buckaroo Banzai cottage industries (comic books, action figures, dime novels, “hanks o’ hair” collectibles). Reno Nevada has three speeds: gun, knife and rope. He has postulated the existence of a new layer of atmosphere between the troposphere and the stratosphere, naming it the “flatusphere,” an accumulation of methane gas derived from the world’s constant farting and politicians’ bullshit. He is intensely loyal to Buckaroo and has played the saxophone since childhood. While Dr Banzai was unable to comment directly on his ongoing Hollywood legal trouble, Reno was happy to oblige on behalf of the Banzai Institute.