Ode to Chuck There once was a psycholinguist named Chuck NIH got mega-bang for its buck Linguistic pap Fillers and …. But entertaining the brain – holds no truck. With eyetracking help from Chuck When all the students were stuck Eyewash and Eyedry He’d fix on the fly We’d watch in wonder, dumbstruck. What can we say about Chuck Most did not think him a schmuck Research is his name Debating his game His chats made us all thunderstruck. Food is no stranger to Chuck Sweetbreads, tripe, liver, and duck With wine and tipple And maybe a triple But yet he’s not running amok. Our thoughts will be with you, Chuck We wish you the best of luck To a very deep thinker Who’s retired (you stinker!) We think you’re a real fine f…ellow. from S.C. Sereno on the occasion of the Chuck-shrift (Edinburgh, May, 2008).