A word of advice to David Armitage, as he begins his long journey toward titular self-acceptance.

Armitage, the Lloyd Blankfein Professor of History, has by this point received at most a bit of ribbing from friends.

But – if history is anything to go by – the opportunities for ridicule will soon become too big to fail.

UD‘s advice? A self-deprecating sense of humor’s your best bet.

UD knows nothing about Armitage. But if he’s touchy and self-important, he’s toast.

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2 Responses to “UD’s Advice to the Namelorn”

  1. dave.s. Says:

    “No, no, no, not THAT Lloyd Blankfein. The OTHER Lloyd Blankfein, the one who developed the shingles vaccine…”

    It will at least throw them off the scent.

  2. Brian Ogilvie Says:

    I’ve met David, and I think he’ll roll with the punches–he seems to have the British knack for self-deprecating, dry humor.

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