Quotes / Feigning Intelligence

"They were going from door to door asking if anyone knew any scientists. I said look no further. They asked me if I knew anything about power plants. I said as much as anyone I'd ever met. They asked me how well I understood theoretical physics. I told them I had a theoretical degree in physics. They said welcome aboard."
Fantastic, Fallout: New Vegas

GLaDOS: (pained) Ohhhhh — now he's playing classical music.
Wheatley: [As well as classical music, the sound of book pages quickly being turned can be heard] Oh, sorry, sorry, hope that didn't disturb you just then! It was the sound of books. Pages being turned. So that's just what I was doing. I was just reading, ah, books. So, not a moron. Anyway, just finished the last one now. The hardest one. Machiavelli. Do not know what the fuss was about. Understood it perfectly. Have you read that one?
GLaDOS: Yes.
Wheatley: Yeah, doubt it. Well, on with the test. Wish there was more books! But there's not.

Demon: Sometimes I haunt the houses of the very wealthy people. You come as a wise man, chase me away and these people will be so happy they'll give you a reward.
Yegor: But... I am not a wise man.
Demon: Sadly that is true. But it's a simple enough matter to make you pass for one.
Hellboy: The Exorcist of Vorsk

I'm not just making up marketing advice like the uneducated white guy in their twenties will offer unsolicited, despite having no training, education, or knowledge of the subject at hand. I've read a great deal of books on the subject, and if I was an asshole, I'd pull out the fanciest sounding ones I could because my opinions can't carry a blog on their own and you need some other asshole to confirm them. Who is this "Noam Chungus" I'm hearing so much about? And why is getting the libertarian succ?