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5th May '16 6:03:32 AM rjd1922
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4th May '16 5:22:43 PM aye_amber
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* The {{Chessmaster}} in the ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'' strip ''Caballistics, Inc.'' is one Ethan Kostabi, an eccentric 1970s former rock star [[FictionalCounterpart strongly resembling]] DavidBowie. Whenever Kostabi's success as a musician is described, comparisons are always made to Bowie, and Bowie is always described as having been greatly inferior—having sold fewer albums and having "scavenged a career out of the discarded fads and influences that Ethan left in his wake".

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* The {{Chessmaster}} in the ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'' strip ''Caballistics, Inc.'' is one Ethan Kostabi, an eccentric 1970s former rock star [[FictionalCounterpart strongly resembling]] DavidBowie.Music/DavidBowie. Whenever Kostabi's success as a musician is described, comparisons are always made to Bowie, and Bowie is always described as having been greatly inferior—having sold fewer albums and having "scavenged a career out of the discarded fads and influences that Ethan left in his wake".
29th Dec '15 5:32:05 AM Anddrix
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* Reed Richards of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' is widely regarded as the smartest human in the universe. Even his enemies- The Wizard, The Mad Thinker, The Mole Man and others- have great respect for his intellect, if only because they think he is the one man on Earth capable of appreciating what they have done. But then we get SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, the one man on the entire Franchise/MarvelUniverse who thinks Reed is a hack, a fraud, and a complete and utter moron, and is fairly fond of reminding everyone in earshot of his feelings Every. Single. Issue.

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* Reed Richards of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' is widely regarded as the smartest human in the universe. Even his enemies- The Wizard, The Mad Thinker, The Mole Man and others- have great respect for his intellect, if only because they think he is the one man on Earth capable of appreciating what they have done. But then we get SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, Doctor Doom, the one man on the entire Franchise/MarvelUniverse who thinks Reed is a hack, a fraud, and a complete and utter moron, and is fairly fond of reminding everyone in earshot of his feelings Every. Single. Issue.
30th Sep '15 6:47:33 PM Herald2
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode "Getting The Bugs Out", would-be [[TakeOverTheWorld world conqueror]] Mechanicles introduces himself as the "Greatest of the Great Greek Geniuses!" He immediately buttresses this pronouncement with "Archimedes? An amateur! Socrates? Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk..."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode "Getting The the Bugs Out", would-be [[TakeOverTheWorld world conqueror]] Mechanicles introduces himself as the "Greatest of the Great Greek Geniuses!" He immediately buttresses this pronouncement with "Archimedes? An amateur! Socrates? Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk..."
30th Sep '15 6:30:42 PM Herald2
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode "Getting The Bugs Out", would-be [[TakeOverTheWorld world conqueror]] Mechanicles introduces himself as the "Greatest of the Great Greek Geniuses!" He immediately buttresses this pronouncement with "Archimedes? An amateur! Socrates? Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk..."
13th Mar '15 11:54:09 AM DragonRanger
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** Also involving Reed: The heroes who have used the name ComicBook/AntMan get their powers from mass-shifting "Pym Particles" discovered (and named) by the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym. At one point in the ''ComicBook/DarkReign'' era, in front of both of their respective teams, Reed makes the claim that he knows more about Pym Particles than Pym does. Hank's response?
--->It's on, ''[[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]''.
11th Mar '15 7:58:10 AM Korodzik
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* In ''A Study In Scarlet'', Dr. Watson praises Literature/SherlockHolmes by comparing him to EdgarAllanPoe's Auguste Dupin and Emile Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq. Holmes counters that "Dupin was a very inferior fellow" and "Lecoq was a miserable bungler."

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* In ''A Study In Scarlet'', ''Literature/AStudyInScarlet'', Dr. Watson praises Literature/SherlockHolmes by comparing him to EdgarAllanPoe's Auguste Dupin and Emile Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq. Holmes counters that "Dupin was a very inferior fellow" and "Lecoq was a miserable bungler."
23rd Feb '15 8:29:50 AM Byzantine
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* Reed Richards of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' is widely regarded as the smartest human in the universe. Even his enemies- The Wizard, The Mad Thinker, The Mole Man and others- have great respect for his intellect, if only because they think he is the one man on Earth capable of appreciating what they have done. But then we get DoctorDoom, the one man on the entire Marvel Universe who thinks Reed is a hack, a fraud, and a complete and utter moron, and is fairly fond of reminding everyone in earshot of his feelings Every. Single. Issue.

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* Reed Richards of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' is widely regarded as the smartest human in the universe. Even his enemies- The Wizard, The Mad Thinker, The Mole Man and others- have great respect for his intellect, if only because they think he is the one man on Earth capable of appreciating what they have done. But then we get DoctorDoom, SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, the one man on the entire Marvel Universe Franchise/MarvelUniverse who thinks Reed is a hack, a fraud, and a complete and utter moron, and is fairly fond of reminding everyone in earshot of his feelings Every. Single. Issue.
12th Feb '15 9:32:10 AM LentilSandEater
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* [[OverlyLongName Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim]] took this to its logical extent by naming himself as Paracelsus. Aulus Cornelius Celsus was a Roman encyclopedist who had written what had been one of the seminal tracts on medicine from Rome to his era, including such things as surgery, identification of the fever as a defense mechanism, and cancer, and the name "Paracelsus" literally meant that [[AltumVidetur Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus]] [[MeaningfulName Bombastus]] [[InsufferableGenius von Hohenheim]] was "greater than Celsus." To be fair, in the time of [[RunningGag Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus]] *gasp* [[RunningGag von Hohenheim]], the primary method of medical treatment was purging and bloodletting stemming from the "humourism" and traditional ancient treatments from the golden era of Rome and Greece passed down from Hippocrates and Galen, so he may have had some reason to buff his already-copious ego. PATB von Hohenheim is currently credited with inventing the field of toxicology.

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* [[OverlyLongName Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim]] took this to its logical extent by naming himself as Paracelsus. Aulus Cornelius Celsus was a Roman encyclopedist who had written what had been one of the seminal tracts on medicine from Rome to his era, including such things as surgery, identification of the fever as a defense mechanism, and cancer, and the name "Paracelsus" literally meant that [[AltumVidetur Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus]] [[MeaningfulName Bombastus]] [[InsufferableGenius von Hohenheim]] was "greater than Celsus." To be fair, in the time of [[RunningGag Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus]] *gasp* [[RunningGag von Hohenheim]], the primary method of medical treatment was purging and bloodletting stemming from the "humourism" and traditional ancient treatments from the golden era of Rome and Greece passed down from Hippocrates and Galen, so he may have had some reason to buff his already-copious ego. PATB von Hohenheim is currently credited with inventing the field of toxicology."



* Aristotle was kind of an idiot when it came to science, believing many easy to disprove theories that people believed for centuries because they came from his mouth. Most scientists involved in the fields he dabbled in can safely say he didn't know jack about optics, or gravity, or dentistry for that matter.
** Though modern scientists have thousands of years' worth of accumulated knowledge which Aristotle didn't, his largest flaw as a scientist was the fact that he rarely used experimentation or even just... Checked. For instance, having observed that mares have fewer teeth than stallions, he proclaimed that women also have fewer teeth than men without bothering to examine any human volunteers.

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* Aristotle was kind of an idiot when it came to science, believing many easy to disprove theories that people believed for centuries because they came from his mouth. Most scientists involved in the fields he dabbled in can safely say he didn't know jack about optics, or gravity, or dentistry for that matter.
** Though modern scientists have thousands of years' worth of accumulated knowledge which Aristotle didn't, his largest flaw as a scientist was the fact that he rarely used experimentation or even just... Checked.
matter. For instance, having observed that mares have fewer teeth than stallions, he proclaimed that women also have fewer teeth than men without bothering to examine any human volunteers.
7th Jan '15 1:34:06 PM Gitman
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->'''Vizzini:''' I can't compete with you physically, and you're no match for my brains.
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