History Main / AbsentmindedProfessor

22nd May '17 8:48:43 AM Rorosilky5
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* In ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' you can apply a trait called Absent-Minded.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' you can apply a trait called Absent-Minded.Absent-Minded to an Inventor or a Scientist, resulting in this Trope.
26th Mar '17 9:55:08 AM nombretomado
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* Both Charlie Epps and Larry Fleinhardt of ''NUMB3RS'' are prone to this. Charlie gets better as the series progresses, but Larry is often prone to being so deep in contemplation of either physics, math or philosophy that he forgets what's going on around him.

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* Both Charlie Epps and Larry Fleinhardt of ''NUMB3RS'' ''{{Series/Numb3rs}}'' are prone to this. Charlie gets better as the series progresses, but Larry is often prone to being so deep in contemplation of either physics, math or philosophy that he forgets what's going on around him.
14th Mar '17 2:33:46 AM morenohijazo
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* Dr. [=McQuark=] in the ''TabletopGames/{{Champions}}'' supplement "The Blood and Dr. [=McQuark=]". As an example, he often asks where his glasses are and his employees tell him they're on his forehead.

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* Dr. [=McQuark=] in the ''TabletopGames/{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' supplement "The Blood and Dr. [=McQuark=]". As an example, he often asks where his glasses are and his employees tell him they're on his forehead.
10th Feb '17 2:59:35 PM GothicProphet
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* Professor Branestawm from the children's books by Norman Hunter perfectly embodies this trope.

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* Professor Branestawm ''Literature/ProfessorBranestawm'' from the children's books by Norman Hunter perfectly embodies this trope.trope. In his very first appearance, it's mentioned that he fastens his coat with safety pins because the buttons have fallen off. He goes on to do things like send a sheet of blotting paper instead of a letter, and get caught in his own burglar trap because he forgot about it.
8th Feb '17 12:56:26 PM PMiller1
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This is a very old character type, referred to by this name since at least 1864.

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This is a very old character type, referred to by this name since at least 1864.
um... er... 1864? Yes 1864!
13th Dec '16 10:06:23 AM gb00393
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* Grand Maester Pycelle on ''Series/GameOfThrones'' invokes this trope in-universe to diminish himself as a threat.
10th Dec '16 4:45:54 PM MarcInGA
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* In "Pimpernel Smith" Professor Horatio Smith, despite bravely sneaking into Nazi Territory to save people seems to forget the simplest things. He doesn't want to travel to Berlin because it's so far away, despite being scheduled to go there the next day. His students had to put a note in his pocket to remind when the train leaves - which nearly causes him to get caught. While teaching a class in England he finds a knot tied in his cloak and says "This means something." (Crumpets for lunch)
6th Nov '16 1:20:09 PM nombretomado
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* Discussed in Lord Chesterfield's ''Literature/LettersToHisSon''. He wasn't too fond of this trope: "Sir IsaacNewton, Mr. Locke, and (it may be) five or six more, since the creation of the world, may have had a right to absence, from that intense thought which the things they were investigating required." (letter I)

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* Discussed in Lord Chesterfield's ''Literature/LettersToHisSon''. He wasn't too fond of this trope: "Sir IsaacNewton, UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, Mr. Locke, and (it may be) five or six more, since the creation of the world, may have had a right to absence, from that intense thought which the things they were investigating required." (letter I)
29th Sep '16 3:06:31 AM Khathi
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* The mathematician Paul Erdős once asked another mathematician where he was from and on being told Vancouver said, "Then you must know my friend Eliot Mendelson." The reply was "I ''am'' your friend Eliot Mendelson." Though Erdős being famous for [[FunctionalAddict being jacked up on speed]] most of the time, it's only to be expected. The man once complained that while he's perfectly okay ''without'' meth, he [[ArticticStimulation cannot think about mathematics at all]] while sober.

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* The mathematician Paul Erdős once asked another mathematician where he was from and on being told Vancouver said, "Then you must know my friend Eliot Mendelson." The reply was "I ''am'' your friend Eliot Mendelson." Though Erdős being famous for [[FunctionalAddict being jacked up on speed]] most of the time, it's only to be expected. The man once complained that while he's perfectly okay ''without'' meth, he [[ArticticStimulation [[ArtisticStimulation cannot think about mathematics at all]] while sober.
29th Sep '16 3:06:10 AM Khathi
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* The mathematician Paul Erdos once asked another mathematician where he was from and on being told Vancouver said, "Then you must know my friend Eliot Mendelson." The reply was "I ''am'' your friend Eliot Mendelson."

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* The mathematician Paul Erdos Erdős once asked another mathematician where he was from and on being told Vancouver said, "Then you must know my friend Eliot Mendelson." The reply was "I ''am'' your friend Eliot Mendelson."" Though Erdős being famous for [[FunctionalAddict being jacked up on speed]] most of the time, it's only to be expected. The man once complained that while he's perfectly okay ''without'' meth, he [[ArticticStimulation cannot think about mathematics at all]] while sober.
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