Peter Weller

So, I was watching the History Channel’s special “Rome: Engineering an Empire” the other night. As with most study-of-ancient-civilization special on The History Channel there were tons of cheesy computer animated re-creations, blurred and fuzzy re-enactments and a host of university experts in dramatic settings and dramatic lighting.

But with this special there was an unexpected treat. Around 30 minutes into the program, a new expert was introduced to talk about the aqueducts (or some other engineering feat, I really don’t remember) – Peter Weller of Syracuse University. “PETER WELLER!” I thought. What in Sam Hill is Robocop doing telling me about Rome?! Perhaps the History Channel is trying a new blend of university experts combined with star power. Then I thought I probably just read the name wrong. But later in the program, he popped up again. I paused the television and looked real close at the screen. I am talking cancer-causing close to the TV. It was no mistake, that was surely Peter Weller.

As with all matters this awesome, I went straight to the internet to verify…because the internet is just chock full of verified facts, riddled with the truth. And sure enough, I found this:

“Weller, 58, who holds a master’s degree in Roman and Renaissance art and is working toward a Ph.D., has become one of Syracuse University’s most popular professors.”

A master’s degree! Well color me impressed, Robocop.


  1. Miranda on 7 September 2005 at 9:06 am

    I thought so too, but then I thought, “No, I must be crazy.” So it turns out he is Robocop and I AM crazy.

  2. Taube on 8 September 2005 at 7:36 am

    Shame on you Lordleiter. “Color me impressed” in two out of three posts on the home page…Boooooo. Consider yourself colored.

  3. Maximillian von Fischgeis on 7 September 2005 at 8:18 am

    I hear Clarence Bodicker’s changed his evil ways. He’s no longer dealing in drugs and big weird guns that Leland Palmer thinks make him look cool, but only make us all wonder why he didn’t use one of those on poor Laura (perhaps then he wouldn’t be able to wrap her in plastic?). He’s opened an orphanage for blind albino Puerto Ricans. He’s a good guy.

  4. Lordleiter on 8 September 2005 at 8:18 am

    I can’t help it. Lately there has been loads of stuff that impresses me.

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