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19th Apr '16 7:17:51 AM jlunatic
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* Russian composer/chemist Alexander Borodin, while in the army, went out one day to review his troops. Having [[NotWearingPants forgotten to put on his trousers]].

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* Russian composer/chemist Alexander Borodin, while in the army, went out one day to review his troops. Having [[NotWearingPants [[PantsFree forgotten to put on his trousers]].
24th Mar '16 4:23:40 PM pablo360
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* 'Count Wolkerstorfer from 'Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is an absent-minded ''[[MadScientist Spark]]'' - he's clearly [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140711 brilliant, but just as clearly utterly off his meds.]] Naturally, the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Jager]] is absolutely ''thrilled'' to have such a wonderful personality dropped in his lap.

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* 'Count Count Wolkerstorfer from 'Webcomic/GirlGenius'' ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is an absent-minded ''[[MadScientist Spark]]'' [[MadScientist Spark]] - he's clearly [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140711 brilliant, but just as clearly utterly off his meds.]] Naturally, the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Jager]] is absolutely ''thrilled'' to have such a wonderful personality dropped in his lap.
11th Feb '16 2:47:29 PM Grudgeal
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* 'Count Volkerstorfer from 'Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is an absent-minded ''[[MadScientist Spark]]'' - he's clearly [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140711 brilliant, but just as clearly utterly off his meds.]] Naturally, the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Jager]] is absolutely ''thrilled'' to have such a wonderful personality dropped in his lap.

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* 'Count Volkerstorfer Wolkerstorfer from 'Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is an absent-minded ''[[MadScientist Spark]]'' - he's clearly [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140711 brilliant, but just as clearly utterly off his meds.]] Naturally, the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Jager]] is absolutely ''thrilled'' to have such a wonderful personality dropped in his lap.
11th Feb '16 2:46:42 PM Grudgeal
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has an absent-minded ''[[MadScientist Spark]]'' - he's clearly [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140711 brilliant, but just as clearly utterly off his meds.]] Naturally, the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Jager]] is absolutely ''thrilled'' to have such a wonderful personality dropped in his lap.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has 'Count Volkerstorfer from 'Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is an absent-minded ''[[MadScientist Spark]]'' - he's clearly [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140711 brilliant, but just as clearly utterly off his meds.]] Naturally, the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Jager]] is absolutely ''thrilled'' to have such a wonderful personality dropped in his lap.
3rd Feb '16 4:20:29 PM DaibhidC
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3rd Feb '16 4:19:51 PM DaibhidC
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** Another story about Weiner; shortly after he moved house, when his daughter was still a little girl, his wife made him write down the new address. He then used the paper for calculations, threw it away once he'd finished and - unable to remember the new address - walked back to the old house. He saw a young girl there and started to ask her if she knew where the Weiners had moved to. She turned out to be his daughter, who his wife had sent there in the expectation that this would happen.


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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."
* Another
25th Jan '16 5:11:37 PM Jeduthun
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A subtrope of TheProfessor. And some sort of genius, they used to call me, what was it?-- TVGenius, that was it. Compare also... um... blast it!... ah yes, the MadScientist, who often exhibits this trait. I do so only [[ReluctantMadScientist reluctantly]]. And of course, I must mention my colleagues in [[MadMathematician the math department]]. Some of them go a bit beyond absent-minded, though.

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A subtrope of TheProfessor. And some sort of genius, they used to call me, what was it?-- TVGenius, that was it. Compare also... um... blast it!... ah yes, the MadScientist, who often exhibits this trait. I do so only [[ReluctantMadScientist reluctantly]]. And of course, I must mention my colleagues in [[MadMathematician the math department]]. Some of them go a bit beyond absent-minded, though.
though. And then there's the ones who are BrilliantButLazy.
21st Jan '16 7:25:28 PM nombretomado
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* StephenFry claims his physicist/inventor father was a bit like this. It ended up making the young Stephen somewhat resentful towards him as it meant his mother wasn’t often able to socialise or go on holiday, and basically had to run his life for him

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* StephenFry Creator/StephenFry claims his physicist/inventor father was a bit like this. It ended up making the young Stephen somewhat resentful towards him as it meant his mother wasn’t often able to socialise or go on holiday, and basically had to run his life for him
8th Jan '16 6:53:47 PM CaptEquinox
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* TruthInTelevision in ''Madame Curie'' (1943) for both Marie and, tragically, for Pierre.



* The Curie boys (discoverers of piezoelectricity). Pierre described hitherto unknown magnetic effects, was the co-worker on the experiments that led to the discovery of radium, and after dinner you could ask him "how was that steak?" and he'd reply "I had a steak?"
** Pierre's wife, Marie Curie could be like this too. Before her marriage, she was ordered by her doctor to live with her sister and brother-in-law so she'd have someone to remind her to eat.

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* The Curie boys (discoverers of piezoelectricity). Pierre described hitherto unknown magnetic effects, was the co-worker on the experiments that led to the discovery of radium, and after dinner you could ask him "how was that steak?" and he'd reply "I had a steak?"
steak?" After his death in a street accident, his father said "What was he dreaming of this time?"
** Pierre's wife, Marie Curie could be like this too. Before her marriage, she was ordered by her doctor to live with her sister and brother-in-law so she'd have someone to [[ForgetsToEat remind her to eat.eat]].
29th Dec '15 9:36:29 PM Willbyr
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* [[MadScientist Doctor Professor Franken Stein]] from ''SoulEater''.

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* [[MadScientist Doctor Professor Franken Stein]] from ''SoulEater''.''Manga/SoulEater''.
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