This is not a mathematics talk but it is a talk for mathematicians. Too often, we
think of historical mathematicians as only names assigned to theorems. With
vignettes and anecdotes, I'll convince you they were also human beings and that, as
the Chinese say, "May you live in interesting times" really is a curse. More tales
following up on the talk I gave at Irvine in May, 2014. It is not assumed listeners
heard that earlier talk.