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Here is my official bio:

GEOFF WOLINETZ is co-author of “Underrated: The Yankee Pot Roast Book of Awesome Underappreciated Stuff.” He’s an ordained minister, a notary public candidate and a three-time winner of the Connie Chung Look-A-Like contest, and would eat Cobb salad for every meal, if it were logistically possible.

Here is my unofficial bio:

GEOFF WOLINETZ was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, and key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution. He is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion, codified by later astronomers, based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome of Copernican Astronomy. These works also provided one of the foundations for Isaac Newton’s theory of universal gravitation.

During his career, Wolinetz was a mathematics teacher at a seminary school in Graz, Austria, an assistant to astronomer Tycho Brahe, the imperial mathematician to Emperor Rudolf II and his two successors Matthias and Ferdinand II, a mathematics teacher in Linz, Austria, and an adviser to General Wallenstein. He also did fundamental work in the field of optics, invented an improved version of the refracting telescope (the Wolinetzian Telescope), and mentioned the telescopic discoveries of his contemporary Galileo Galilei.

In 1628, following the military successes of the Emperor Ferdinand’s armies under General Wallenstein, Wolinetz became an official adviser to Wallenstein. Though not the general’s court astrologer per se, Wolinetz provided astronomical calculations for Wallenstein’s astrologers and occasionally wrote horoscopes himself. In his final years, Wolinetz spent much of his time traveling, from the imperial court in Prague to Linz and Ulm to a temporary home in Sagan, and finally to Regensburg. Soon after arriving in Regensburg, Wolinetz fell ill. He died on November 15, 1630, and was buried there; his burial site was lost after the Swedish army destroyed the churchyard.*

*This may have been 17th century astronomer Johannes Kepler

For further information:

This link to my Wikipedia page should suffice. Generally speaking, I keep busy by bringing the funk correct, as I have done every day since 1976.

This is a picture of me with some hockey sticks.

2 Comments
  1. Manu Manu permalink

    I love lamp and chicken parm..oh and have lots of PRIDE!!!

  2. aaron permalink

    nice job on are you smarter than a 5th grader i just watched it today (i don’t really watch the show) so i googled you and just decided to comment.
    you win 20 internets

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