I think I have this figured out. But - if I'm right, then maybe I shouldn't ruin the surprise. I hope I am right since I would love to see more work from this creator.
Maybe Kaufman can PM me if he wants me to keep quiet?
If I am on the right track then the following should makes sense to Richard. The second to last letter of his surname was spelled with an 'e'. Yet - I often often saw it incorrectly spelled with an 'i'.
Anyway - I could be completely wrong. If I am I will name the guy I have in mind.
I like Ian's idea -- in fact I'm sure some wag could cobble together some Vernon footage/audio where he makes various criticisms. This could be an app -- Vernon humiliates you. You would play it as you worked on a trick.
BTW, that wasn't meant to be a rehetorical, snarky question. I was asking because from what I've read, he was reputed to be a tough critic of pretty much everyone. I was just curious if anyone in particular seemed to get less of the business.