Word Origin Comics: How to Sound Intelligent... Duh!

"Ms. Wormwood: Calvin, can you tell us what Lewis and Clark did?
Calvin: No, but I can recite the secret superhero origin of each member of Captain Napalm's Thermonuclear League of Liberty.
Ms. Wormwood: See me after class, Calvin.
Calvin: [retrospectively] I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information."

― Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

"My favourite definition of an intellectual: 'Someone who has been educated beyond his/her intelligence."

― Arthur C. Clarke, 3001: The Final Odyssey

"I can normally tell how intelligent a man is by how stupid he thinks I am."

― Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses


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