• MIT  professor Steven Pinker *  and (foreground, from left) conductor Simon Rattle, singer Marc Bolan, guitarist  Pat Metheny and Bruno, the piano player in the TV show

    MIT professor Steven Pinker * and (foreground, from left) conductor Simon Rattle, singer Marc Bolan, guitarist Pat Metheny and Bruno, the piano player in the TV show "Fame" (actor Lee Curreri).

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MIT  professor Steven Pinker *  and (foreground, from left) conductor Simon Rattle, singer Marc Bolan, guitarist  Pat Metheny and Bruno, the piano player in the TV show "Fame" (actor  Lee Curreri).


From a UPI interview with Steven Pinker, the Peter de Florez Professor of Psychology, whose book "The Blank Slate" is on the Boston bestseller list:

Q: Your long curly hair has been compared to such 1970s rock stars as Peter Frampton, Roger Daltrey and Robert Plant, but you might look more like the 17th century philosopher Spinoza. Whom do you think you look like?

A: Then there's T. Rex singer Marc Bolan, jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, and most often, conductor Simon Rattle. I, personally, would have to answer Bruno, the piano player in the TV show "Fame."

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