Recently, however, I realized that there's another name I have to add to this list of scholars who have secret other lives. Last night my Sainted Fiancee was blowing off some steam by playing a little Civ III. I happened to glance over at her computer while she was plotting her next technological advancement, and saw a screen that looked like this:
Almost immediately, something about this image caught my eye. Specifically, the little dude in the upper right hand corner caught my attention:
I've circled him in red and, as always, you can click on the picture for a larger version. Something about this "science advisor" reminded me of someone else. But who? Who was I reminded of? And then, ladies and gentlemen, it hit me:
Jeremy Freese is the science advisor in Civ III. The resemblance is simply uncanny and I have no choice but to assume that Jeremy is moonlighting as a model for video game companies.
I tell ya, just when you think you know a guy...
Jeremy's picture is used without permission so, of course, I'll remove it if he wants.