Some articles on absent, professor, professors:
... The absent-minded professor is a stock character of popular fiction, usually portrayed as a talented academic whose focus on academic matters leads them to ignore or forget their surroundings ... The phrase "absent-minded professor" is also commonly used more generally in English to describe people who are so engrossed in their 'own world' that they fail to keep track of their surroundings ... It is a common stereotype that professors get so obsessed with their research that they pay little attention to anything else ...
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... Examples in film of absent-minded professors include "Doc" Emmett Brown from Back to the Future, the title character in the film The Absent-Minded Professor and its less successful film remakes all ... Taylor, as well as Professor Farnsworth of Futurama and Professor Frink in The Simpsons ... Professor Kokintz in The Mouse That Roared by Leonard Wibberley is an example from literature, while Professor Branestawm, created in the 1930s by Norman Hunter is an earlier archetype ...
Famous quotes containing the words professor, absent and/or minded:
“Members of the faculty, faculty members, students of Huxley and Huxley students. I guess that covers everything.”
—S.J. Perelman, U.S. screenwriter, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, and Norman Z. McLeod. Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff (Groucho Marx)
“Left Washington, September 6, on a tour through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia.... Absent nineteen days. Received every where heartily. The country is again one and united! I am very happy to be able to feel that the course taken has turned out so well.”
—Rutherford Birchard Hayes (18221893)
“When politicians and politically minded people pay too much attention to literature, it is a bad signa bad sign mostly for literature.... But it is also a bad sign when they dont want to hear the word mentioned.”
—Italo Calvino (19231985)