I got a kick out of Paul, the character played by Michael Sheen in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris." Certainly, he is a caricature, but not too far from reality, I have dealt with many such types in my 50 years in academia. (I hasten to add that they are not circumscribed to academia, they are out there also.) These people are so pathetic as to be, in a way, amusing. Wait a minute, I take it back, they are supremely annoying.