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"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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Breaking through received perception and making the world new.

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A 1911 exposé of a mutant species with high brows

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Lois Lane’s Super-Brain!

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Athletic eggheads!

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Fritz Leiber’s SF satire The Silver Eggheads first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1959. In it, he imagined a future world in which books — cranked out at the rate of one a day, with plots based on market research — are generated by computerized “wordmills.” So-called authors, meanwhile, are merely […]

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Why were eggheads associated with sex at midcentury?

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Batman’s most egg-cellent foe.

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Gottlieb’s 1961 “Egg Head” pinball machine

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Egghead as “last American virgin” type

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How do you like your egghead cooked?

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He saw and rejected the end of post­modernism.