May I share something embarrassing? For about a year I thought Tava Smiley, formerly of Clean Sweep had gone to journalism school, gotten really respectable, and kept showing up on NPR. I thought Tavis Smiley was Tava Smiley. Surely I'm not the only one?
Also: When I was sitting in my Thesis defense for my Masters Degree in English they asked me something about Victorian England. I panicked, imagined Emma Thompson in Sense and Sensibility, and answered the question based on what I thought she would do.
And one time: I found this weird red ring on my forehead. I went to teach my class at BYU (so, yes, I was an adult--a "professor," even). My students noticed it and I was talking about how I had no idea what it could be. One of them asked me if I had put a suction cup on my head the day before because those marks can last a long time. I said "no," but that is exactly what I had done.
Finally: I don't hate Tom Cruise. In fact, I kind of like Tom Cruise.