I had an Econ professor who described his academic career like this, "I followed the Dead around for 15 years and I ended up with a doctorate in economics from Tennessee. I've never met a smarter person. That said, he didn't shower or shave for very long periods and missed class more frequently than I did (that's saying something).
Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."