Stanford Academic Director, Noah Rosenblum, shares a few nerdy fun facts while writing his dissertation.
What are you doing now: Answering the Nerd of the Month questionnaire! Also, not writing my dissertation.
Relationship to Great Books: Longtime Academic Director. Before that, I was a PA.
Nerdy fun fact: I can whistle all the airs to that infernal nonsense Pinafore.
Nerdiest Attribute: My glasses.
Favorite book: Augustus, by John Williams
What I’m reading right now: Supreme Power, by Jeff Shesol
How many (and which) fictional/dead languages do you speak? Ancient Greek, which I always thought was a dead language, but has turned out to be fictional.
Favorite/least favorite word? Favorite: wrest. Least favorite: limpid.
Which nerd in history would you most like to have a late brunch with? Hannah Arendt.
Who was your first fictional crush? Caddy Woodlawn.
Which author would you want to write your story? Flannery O’Connor.
Who would win in a fight between
Dumbledore’s Army vs. the Avengers?
Please, really? DA without a doubt.
What question would you like to ask next month’s Nerd of the Month?
Can the movie ever be better than the book?