Always scowl or sneer, or appear to be tormented, inclined to cynicism, misanthropy and indiscriminate disgust, sullen, irritable, contemptuous, or at the very least untrustworthy; proves one lives in the Temple of Negativity and is therefore a Serious Intellectual.
Unless your name is J.U., as in U and I. Trust a sex-addict genius, none too good looking as it happens, to smile.
I passed the Plowville escapee on the sidewalk just North of the Common one day years ago. I half-smiled and said, "Hi," and he could tell I recognized him and he smiled and half-stopped, but I continued on my way, having no idea what to say to the equivalent of a Faulkner or Proust.
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