Re: Becoming a theoretical physicist in your spare time: a guide
t'Hooft is the 1999 Nobel Prize winner in theoretical physics and one of the fathers of quantum field theory. The web page is real; you could study what is there and become a theoretical physicist.
I think the impetus for the article lies in the first sentence... it is a place to reference all the crackpots to. I couldn't get through the first third of what was there... no, I couldn't get through the first tenth.