Hearing From Lucini Pavarinni

You may remember hearing from Lucini Pavarinni in the past. Today, you get to hear from him again.

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Well the professor has invited me back to share it today’s post about a memorable story from the Punchy Lands.

I of course, make my home there (I believe I mentioned last time) mostly in NYC, but I travel a lot. And one of the greatest traditions over the years for me has been attending the yearly birthday celebrations of Arthur, King of England.

He has them just outside his castle on the royal lawn.

And the first year, the invitations were open and numerous. Everybody was going to be there… except Salami. He and I had noticed the disturbing lack of a Fire Department in England and had opened up a private company the week before. So he was regrettably, busy.

But there were still plenty of characters to be had! When I arrived, the festivities were just starting.

The long table was lined with chairs and many people were already in their seats. Others were still arriving, and Arthur was yet to show himself.

I picked a seat and began observing my surroundings.

Scarcely a shadow remained of what once would have been, in the days of the real King Arthur. The current pretender had had his toll. Days of chivalry were replaced with days of recreancy and decay. And The lucculan feasts, with… fare supplied by Ruber.

Now, when Ruber’s restaurant is catering to a sizable event, they practically move in. He brings a few tents and all of his equipment and his staff begin work, on site. This is always a great opportunity for mischief. His staff is very absentminded.

I decided to go see what was happening beyond the curtains.

It was pretty smoky inside and Ruber was hurrying about shouting orders to his staff. There was a chart on the wall that listed all of the courses that were to be served. And there were several of them, upwards of eight if memory serves me correctly.

Ruber happened to turn in my general direction and he saw me…

“Pavarinni, can’t you see we’re busy, eh?”

He was about to say something else but he was whisked off to save the Chicken Tetrazzini which had suddenly caught fire.

I chuckled and began to leave but stumbled over something in the process. I picked it up. It was a small tin labeled, “Value Chicken – Compound B.” I turned it over and scanned the ingredients: water, corn oil, bleached white flour, guar gum, naturally sanitized chicken feathers, natural and artificial flavorings.

I grimaced and smiled at the same time. There was a whole stack of tins just like this hiding in the shadow of the corner. I slipped my tin in my back pocket and went back out to join the party which had by now fully assembled.

Arthur was there and as soon as he saw me he greeted me. He always says something disparaging to me,

“Why Pavarinni, what are you doing here?”

(As if I wasn’t invited.)

“Oh Arthur! I’m so sorry I didn’t see you at first. What a confirmation it is for someone of your stature to be overlooked.”

(In all fairness, I usually manage to say something equally disparaging. Arthur is very small and extremely sensitive about it.)

His face hardened into a malignant sneer.

And he chuckled, a short, mephistophelian chuckle.

Gloating over my victory I found a seat … next to Schwartz Tauptinker, as it turned out.

“Hey dude,” Schwartz whispered confidingly, “I have no gift–tell you what. Completely forgot. No, no, no, not good.”

“Hmm, come to think of it I don’t have…” I trailed off purposely and smiled. After dinner I would offer a very special gift to the King: The gift of enlightenment.

 

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203 Responses to “Hearing From Lucini Pavarinni”


  1. 1 Hazy December 7, 2013 at 11:00

    I liked that line he gave Arthur, very sharp. Pavarinni didn’t seem as wicked here as he was last time… But maybe it’s just my imagination.

    Every time I hear about Ruber’s catering, I want to perhaps open some kind of restaurant or cafe in the PL… seems fun! :D

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke December 7, 2013 at 20:31

      He always pretends to be sweet…

      What kind of place would you open?

      • 3 Hazy December 8, 2013 at 04:02

        Pretending! He must be a pretty good actor, pretending to be nice but actually a rapscallion. :shock:

        Hmm… Maybe an odd little cafe serving tea, cakes, soups and spring rolls?

      • 4 Professor VJ Duke December 9, 2013 at 14:59

        Yes, that’s it! At least, that’s what the professor thinks. (And you know he’s rarely wrong…)

  2. 5 The Dancing Rider November 20, 2013 at 22:20

    I think Pavarinni is a bit mean, and wicked. Who knows what he is up to. I did enjoy his response to Arthur. Perhaps a little more than I should have.

    Hmmm, really, really curious about the gift….

    • 6 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 23:03

      :lol: That Pav does have a quick wit!

      Do you think it will be a mean one?

  3. 7 L. Marie November 20, 2013 at 14:39

    Oh that made me giggle! I wish I could have been there when the gifts were presented and Lucini Pavarinni “enlightened” Arthur. But then Arthur should have known better! Was hiring Ruber’s Catering a cost cutting measure?

    • 8 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 15:07

      The 2nd installment should cover the gift giving. I think that RC is the only food place that exists in England. (They regard his food as tasty. Much better than their normal dark age fare.)

  4. 9 Painting Pundit November 20, 2013 at 02:22

    I’m stuck on the mephistophelian chuckle. Will have to mull that over for a while. I am wondering how to sneak that into a conversation somewhere. I would like to see the faces when I throw that phrase out there!
    I like Pavarinni. There is something appealing about his sneaky-ness!

    • 10 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 14:55

      Yes, it would be great to use in a conversation. The professor would probably fail at the mission, though. I’m sure you’d get it right. Definitely let me know!

      He’s a bit wicked, though.

      • 11 Painting Pundit November 20, 2013 at 15:51

        Appealingly wicked!

      • 12 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 16:33

        There is something appealing about wickedness…

      • 13 Painting Pundit November 20, 2013 at 16:48

        Yes!!

      • 14 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 19:45

        But you must keep your wicked instincts under control–like the professor does.

      • 15 Painting Pundit November 20, 2013 at 19:51

        True! Will learn from the professor!

      • 16 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 19:57

        But the professor is also very wicked…

  5. 17 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 00:02

    Oh, say it isn’t so, dear Professor. What will become of Arthur? Pavarinni is a sneaky creature – don’t want him meddling in my kitchen.

    • 18 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 01:50

      Well, Art might take care of Pav–he’s done so in the past. But, then again, Pav is supported by DS… Yes, I wouldn’t want him in the professorish kitchen either.

      • 19 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 02:58

        That’s a mercy and a relief. I shouldn’t like to stop by some day for lunch and find him in the kitchen.

      • 20 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 15:00

        Certainly not in the professor’s kitchen…but you might find other scary things.

      • 21 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 16:46

        Dun dah daaaaaaaah

      • 22 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 19:44

        :lol: Exactly!

      • 23 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 19:54

        It’s nice to be right sometimes. :D

      • 24 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 20:01

        Susan is right all the time.

      • 25 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 21:57

        Actually, Susan is left-handed – which may or may not explain a lot.

      • 26 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 23:01

        So is the professor! :D :D

      • 27 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 23:07

        Uh-oh. This could be trouble.

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 02:02

        Must be rather neat, I think.

      • 29 Susan P November 21, 2013 at 12:20

        Neat trouble, perhaps, but trouble just the same.:D

      • 30 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 16:30

        Sounds good to this professor.

  6. 31 Anja November 19, 2013 at 22:39

    Awwww I love anything to do with King Arthur…as you should know. :) Will the tin be the gift? Ewwwww

    • 32 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 01:47

      I think that’s what Pav meant. Do you like the PL’s Arthur?

      • 33 Anja November 20, 2013 at 01:54

        I do like this Arthur :) I am a Guine fan so I think everyone has built him up to more than he was….so I like him being a tiny man in many ways. :)

      • 34 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 01:54

        :lol: You would like that! Well, Guine was a very wicked woman, you know.

      • 35 Anja November 20, 2013 at 01:56

        Ohhh wicked because she was strong in a world controlled by men? I think she just wanted to put out some girl power. :)

      • 36 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 14:48

        No, wicked because she liked Lance when she was married to Art. What dadblamery. (There’s no such thing as girl power, I think…)

      • 37 Anja November 20, 2013 at 18:17

        Oh she was dealing with a man whose focus was always on some object and battles. He wasn’t there for his wife. Everything came before her and that’s not nice.

      • 38 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 19:51

        But it’s not an excuse, is it? She should have confronted him about it.

      • 39 Anja November 20, 2013 at 22:41

        When would she confront him??? He was always gone and when back he was too concerned about building round tables and knights. Oh let’s not forget his own affairs.

      • 40 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 23:04

        Did he have affairs? :shock:

      • 41 Anja November 20, 2013 at 23:04

        uhhhh YES

      • 42 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 23:05

        I did not know this!

      • 43 Anja November 20, 2013 at 23:10

        He had a son named Borre who later becomes a knight…he was born from an affair silly

      • 44 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 02:03

        How is the professor supposed to know? You mean, he had an affair before his wife did?

      • 45 Anja November 21, 2013 at 02:11

        Well I am not 100% sure of WHEN he did it…but if it was after Guine it wouldn’t count because they ended.
        I thought the professor knew everything.

      • 46 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 02:18

        I still think Guine was wrong….the professor did read the legends…

        (But since you’re in charge of my mind, you know more–at times. You’re still a bit off on one thing….)

      • 47 Anja November 21, 2013 at 02:22

        I read the legends as well. You cannot tell me a man who was always off on his quests….a man of power…a king…did not have affairs!!!!

        (what am I a bit off on)

      • 48 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 16:26

        Oh yes I can! That was the worst thing for those knights…

        (I can’t tell you, ’cause you won’t see the truth.)

      • 49 Anja November 21, 2013 at 18:25

        Ohhhhhh you can say it but I don’t believe it.
        (Why not?!)

      • 50 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 21:00

        Huff-Hum.

        (Because you refuse to see reason.)

      • 51 Anja November 21, 2013 at 22:31

        (I am very reasonable. Prove that I’m not)

      • 52 Professor VJ Duke November 22, 2013 at 00:03

        (Prove that you are.)

      • 53 Anja November 22, 2013 at 01:57

        (how when I have no idea what I am proving)

      • 54 Professor VJ Duke November 22, 2013 at 22:34

        (Well, the professor…well, never mind, dadblameit!)

      • 55 Anja November 22, 2013 at 22:55

        (nope…..now you have me wondering. I must know)

      • 56 Professor VJ Duke November 22, 2013 at 23:14

        What about?

      • 57 Anja November 22, 2013 at 23:16

        hahaha really??? You started this

      • 58 Professor VJ Duke November 22, 2013 at 23:17

        I think it was about something you think I have, but I don’t.

      • 59 Anja November 22, 2013 at 23:22

        A romantic side?

      • 60 Professor VJ Duke November 22, 2013 at 23:23

        Yes.

      • 61 Anja November 22, 2013 at 23:30

        Is this where you are trying once more to convince me you do not have one?

      • 62 Professor VJ Duke November 22, 2013 at 23:33

        Well, we both know that I do not.

      • 63 Anja November 22, 2013 at 23:34

        No neither of us know that. One of us understands you do and the other likes to think some other way.

      • 64 Professor VJ Duke November 22, 2013 at 23:35

        Huff-Hum and two roars.

      • 65 Anja November 22, 2013 at 23:37

        oh….you are getting super fierce.

      • 66 Professor VJ Duke November 22, 2013 at 23:56

        The professor is very scary and mean.

      • 67 Anja November 22, 2013 at 23:58

        uh huh okay ;)

      • 68 Professor VJ Duke November 22, 2013 at 23:59

        Huff-Hum, three roars, and a swish from the katana.

      • 69 Anja November 23, 2013 at 00:00

        and I am just watching and laughing.

      • 70 Professor VJ Duke November 23, 2013 at 01:06

        Laughing the professor to scorn.

      • 71 Anja November 23, 2013 at 01:34

        Not at all. Never

      • 72 Professor VJ Duke November 23, 2013 at 01:46

        You sure?

      • 73 Anja November 23, 2013 at 02:23

        Positive :)

      • 74 Professor VJ Duke November 23, 2013 at 03:06

        ==]:-{)=

      • 75 Anja November 23, 2013 at 03:08

        Are you going to grow out your beard like manly man suggested?

      • 76 Professor VJ Duke November 23, 2013 at 03:09

        Does the professor have one?

      • 77 Anja November 23, 2013 at 03:10

        Do you?

      • 78 Professor VJ Duke November 23, 2013 at 03:11

        I’m not quite sure.

      • 79 Anja November 23, 2013 at 03:12

        Look in a mirror

      • 80 Professor VJ Duke November 23, 2013 at 23:19

        I don’t have any.

      • 81 Anja November 24, 2013 at 01:38

        Turn off computer screen and look in the monitors reflection. Oh you have a Mac…has a camera, turn it on :)

      • 82 Professor VJ Duke November 24, 2013 at 22:59

        I can’t see anything. I tried.

      • 83 Anja November 24, 2013 at 23:00

        ha okay :)

      • 84 Professor VJ Duke November 24, 2013 at 23:04

        :D Very sorry!

      • 85 Anja November 24, 2013 at 23:04

        :)

      • 86 Professor VJ Duke November 25, 2013 at 18:25

        :cool:

      • 87 Jazzy Couldren November 20, 2013 at 19:42

        Hey it’s true, Author is really unmanly. I done would have killed Guine and then slaughtered lance. :}

  7. 88 Lesley November 19, 2013 at 22:31

    I wasn’t about to overlook this post :lol: Good read!

    • 89 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 01:47

      Great to see you, Lesley! Pav is a mean little brute, isn’t he?

  8. 90 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister November 19, 2013 at 21:20

    I’d much rather be celebrating the King’s birthday in England, on his royal lawn with gobs of chivalry.

    Pavarinni seems up to something, I’d say.

    Ohhh, enlightenment, let me just go grab my coffee. Get your smoking chair, professor. I think we’re about to learn something. :D

    • 91 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 22:01

      I think they did something similar to that a while back. Aren’t BD’s simply fascinating?

      Definitely right, Aud! And the professor won’t do anything about it.

      :) Okay, but I must get my pipe and cherries…

      • 92 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister November 20, 2013 at 01:07

        What do you find most fascinating about them??

        Is the professor scared of him? If so, why doesn’t someone just get rid of him? Maybe my Magi could arrange something.

        And I’ll get the guacamole and chips! Hurry then, we won’t want to miss his opening line. ;)

      • 93 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 01:52

        Simply? Cake. I find it fascinating.

        Well…absolutely not! How could this brave professorish warrior be frightened? (Mr. Magi’s too peaceable for such a maneuver.)

        Love guacamole and chips!

      • 94 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister November 20, 2013 at 02:02

        Cake, I see.

        That’s a tall order, professor. Brave, professorish and warrior…so let the chips fall where they may then, that’s what you’re doing? (He is… :D )

        hmm hmm

      • 95 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 14:52

        But it’s already completed. That is the professor.

      • 96 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister November 20, 2013 at 21:04

        What is completed? I’m lost…

      • 97 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 22:57

        Well, I’m already a warrior so there’s no sense in the letting the chips just fall, you see.

      • 98 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister November 20, 2013 at 23:26

        Get’em professor!

      • 99 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 02:05

        :D

  9. 100 Sonya Solomonovich November 19, 2013 at 20:54

    I learned a new word too: lucullan. I couldn’t help but be concerned about England knowing that DS is going to be running the fire department. If he’s as good a firefighter as he is a daycare supervisor, the country is in deep trouble.

    Well, I’m quite disappointed with Ruber. I thought at least he used real ingredients…

    • 101 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 21:59

      The professor learned a bunch of new words hiself.

      Yes, I fear the fire department thingy get rather horrid–as you’ll see.

      :lol: Maybe you’d eat at his place now?

      • 102 Sonya Solomonovich November 19, 2013 at 22:59

        Only if he renounces canned food and hires a French chef! ;)

      • 103 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 01:47

        The professor would eat there too!

  10. 104 Simply Skeptical November 19, 2013 at 19:56

    That was quite a load of rambling…. Lost me quite a bit with those huge words. It appears Mr. Pavarinni is not only a sly snake; but knowledgeable one as well. Has he ever sold cars by any chance?

    • 105 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 21:51

      Haha, I don’t think so… Pav can be wicked, or he can be nice. It really depends. He was a lawyer at one point, so that may be what you’re hearing.

      • 106 ladycheetah7 November 19, 2013 at 22:28

        See PVJ, another intelligent being who sees Pav for who he is.:-)

      • 107 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 01:46

        I suppose you’re right, Lady–as usual. But maybe we’re being just a bit harsh…

  11. 108 PsiFiGal November 19, 2013 at 19:12

    A very interesting story! I also loved the word recreancy and will try to add it to my vocabulary. I don’t know what a lucculan feast is though, couldn’t find it in my search except a reference to a word in Hindi but no definition. Very curious. I can’t wait to read how Arthur reacted to his gift ;)

    • 109 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 21:50

      Oh wow! The professor, I fear, would never be able to add recreancy to his vocabulary. Way too complicated!

      You know, neither do I. I’ll ask Pavarinni and let you know!

      Ooo, I bet it gets ugly, don’t you?

      • 110 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 00:06

        recreants don’t scare me.

      • 111 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 01:50

        Good for you, Susan! Sometimes they scare the professor!

      • 112 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 02:59

        Susan used to be afraid, but now she goes toe to toe. It’s healthier.

      • 113 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 15:00

        The professor should too. Just think of my katana.

      • 114 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 16:46

        Susan uses her words.

      • 115 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 19:44

        And that’s the best, and most intelligent way.

      • 116 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 19:55

        Depends on the words.

      • 117 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 20:01

        Yes, you must make them biting and cruel.

      • 118 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 21:58

        I seldom use those kinds of words. It’s really more about the inflection.

      • 119 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 23:01

        Hmm…I see. You should still make it cruel.

      • 120 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 23:07

        You should talk to some of my former students who thought I was cruel.

      • 121 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 02:02

        Haha! Did you give out F’s?

      • 122 Susan P November 21, 2013 at 12:34

        Not if I could help it. But I banned some of them from playing Four Square occasionally.

      • 123 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 16:30

        What is Four Square?

      • 124 Susan P November 21, 2013 at 20:01

        Four Square is an outside game where a square is divided into four squares. Four people at a time may play at a time. The person who is in square one bounces the ball into the square of another player and that player must bounce it into another person’s square. The play continues until someone either bounces the ball on a line or out of bounds or someone fails to bounce the ball in fair play.

        The students would get overwrought about whether or not the ball was out of bounds or touched one of the lines and get into unbelievable arguments until we had to shut down four square for a time.

        Sounds kind of Punchy now that I write it out.

      • 125 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 21:06

        It does sound like a Punchy game, and a game the professor would enjoy playing.

      • 126 Susan P November 21, 2013 at 21:15

        There’s probably one in the PL.

      • 127 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 23:43

        I’ll have to find it, for sure.

      • 128 Susan P November 22, 2013 at 02:05

        It shouldn’t be difficult.

      • 129 Professor VJ Duke November 22, 2013 at 22:36

        You be on the lookout too…

  12. 130 Angeline M November 19, 2013 at 17:31

    I love hearing from Lucini Pavarinni…I am always led to thinking about bowls of tetrazzini and fetuccini…not on fire of course. My chef does not let our pasta catch afire.

    • 131 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 18:23

      :lol: So am I! But the question is: Do you like Pav? Or do you find him too vicious?

      Now the professor must needs know: Who is your chef?

      • 132 Angeline M November 19, 2013 at 19:50

        I like Pav. I like to root for the villains in movies just for the heck of it.
        My chef would be mine husband. 5 star meals every night.

      • 133 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 21:51

        :lol: Sometimes the professor does too.

        The professor is impressed. What does he make?

  13. 134 bardictale November 19, 2013 at 17:30

    I hope he survives that ‘enlightenment’

    • 135 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 18:23

      Me too. Do you think it will be a harsh one?

      • 136 bardictale November 19, 2013 at 20:04

        I rather hope that whatever it is, it will be worth it.
        There are just some things that you should never know about because the agony isn’t worth the knowledge.

      • 137 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 21:57

        That’s very true. I’m sure it will be Punchyish, though!

  14. 138 FictionFan November 19, 2013 at 16:29

    Hehe! Who knew Lucini had such a wicked side! Mind you, I think I’d rather have the tinned stuff, feathers and all, than Ruber’s home-cooking…

    Learned a new word – recreancy. Like it!

    It’s just as well, given that the Professor isn’t creative, that he has all the PL’ers around to tell him stories… ;)

    • 139 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 18:22

      You like that he has a wicked side, don’t you??? (So, would I, but…Ruber might add to the tin stuff.)

      The professor learned a few new words, actually. My writing style is so simple in comparison, I think.

      Yes, exactly! The professor is very uncreative–FEF IS very creative, though. You know, what with that evening and all that…

      • 140 FictionFan November 19, 2013 at 20:03

        I admit it – I’m attracted to wicked men. So long as they’re not wicked to me, of course!! (See? I told you he’s not sweet…)

        I’d quite like to hear Arthur’s mephistophelian chuckle one day – bet it’s not as good as the Sausage’s…

        Ah, but perhaps my Parisian evening was real too…(well, maybe apart from the katanas…) ;)

      • 141 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 21:56

        Maybe you should get a Tassie devil, then. (Sweet=wicked.)

        If the professor recalls correctly, Arthur did appear in few skits, but I don’t remember.

        Huff-Hum! I bet it was real!

      • 142 FictionFan November 19, 2013 at 23:43

        Tuppence would eat it…

        He did – Mr R gatecrashed one of his parties, I’m sure. But I don’t think he chuckled.

        Everything is real – if not here, then in a parallel universe…

      • 143 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 01:48

        Goodness!

        Well, Art never chuckles–that I can remember.

        Ohhhhh….that means the professor must be real.

      • 144 FictionFan November 20, 2013 at 13:27

        But Lucini says he did…

        Well…I’m not sure about that. The Professor transcends the normal rules of physics, I suspect – existing outside the bounds of space-time…

      • 145 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 15:06

        Well, Lucini is a liar and a half.

        Now the professor is carbooboled.

      • 146 FictionFan November 20, 2013 at 15:56

        What a disappointment – he seems such a genuine chap too. (And I really did want to hear that chuckle…)

        Ooh, that must hurt! Have some medicinal chocolate – quickly!

      • 147 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 16:36

        Art’s chuckle? Well, I guess we can get him for a skit.

        :lol: It does! Didn’t know such chocolate existed. You must send some, since the professor’s supply is rather low.

      • 148 FictionFan November 20, 2013 at 17:01

        :D

        All chocolate is medicinal. You don’t think I eat it purely for enjoyment, surely?

      • 149 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 19:48

        Of course not. It must be good for you in some way.

      • 150 FictionFan November 20, 2013 at 20:59

        In every way! :D

      • 151 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 22:56

        In every way, yes. But what about in the weight room?

      • 152 FictionFan November 20, 2013 at 23:10

        Ah, it’s all to do with quality v quantity. As Mr Micawber might have said ‘One chocolate liqueur – happiness. Two and a half kilos of Snickers – misery!’

      • 153 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 02:03

        :lol: :lol: Dadblameit! I always liked Snickers…

    • 154 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 00:08

      Not I, FF, not I. I worry enough about the stuff in packages at the market.

      • 155 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 01:50

        (That worries the professor too.)

      • 156 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 02:59

        I thought the professor might worry about such.

      • 157 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 15:00

        Yes, he does. :)

      • 158 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 16:47

        :D

      • 159 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 19:44

        :cool:

  15. 160 ladycheetah7 November 19, 2013 at 16:10

    I think he is a slick snake.

    • 161 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 18:20

      Definitely not to be trusted, is he? I can’t deal with his type, they always fluster me. But I’m sure you could!

      • 162 ladycheetah7 November 19, 2013 at 20:17

        I try to avoid them like the plague like walking down aisles in a store knowing I have no need to buy fishing rods for example.

      • 163 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 21:58

        Do you fish?

      • 164 ladycheetah7 November 19, 2013 at 21:59

        Nope. Lol!

      • 165 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 22:02

        (The professor never understood it.)

  16. 166 technophile9 November 19, 2013 at 16:07

    And what will Lucini enlighten Arthur with?

    • 167 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 18:20

      Well, there’s a sequel to this. But I think he meant the can of chicken. Arthur might not be too happy to see what he was eating. Would you eat it?

      • 168 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 00:10

        I’ve heard that authors seldom know what their characters will do next. I wonder, now, given that the professor is both character and author how this will turn out.

      • 169 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 01:51

        But the professor isn’t an author. Couldn’t write to save his life, or professorishness.

      • 170 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 03:00

        Know thyself.

      • 171 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 15:01

        But I do.

      • 172 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 16:48

        Susan doubts that.

      • 173 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 19:45

        Well, does Susan know the professor?

      • 174 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 19:55

        The professor is a man of many talents.

      • 175 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 20:02

        Na. The professor is just professorish.

      • 176 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 21:59

        professorish: acting like a professor, usually overrunning with talents and accomplishments.

      • 177 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 23:02

        I the idea of defining…but are we sure that definition is right?

      • 178 Susan P November 20, 2013 at 23:08

        I got it out of the dictionary that I am writing. Do you have a problem with that?

      • 179 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 02:03

        No…I like your dictionary, but are you sure you’re right? I imagined it to mean something more wicked.

      • 180 Susan P November 21, 2013 at 12:35

        Ah. Well you haven’t read between the lines. That’s the problem right there.

      • 181 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 16:31

        The professor, you know, never could read between the lines.

      • 182 Susan P November 21, 2013 at 20:02

        Susan is very sorry to learn this.

      • 183 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 21:08

        :( What can be done?

      • 184 Susan P November 21, 2013 at 21:16

        Practice makes perfect – or so I’ve heard. But if you can’t do it at all…

      • 185 Professor VJ Duke November 21, 2013 at 23:43

        I’m lost…

      • 186 Susan P November 22, 2013 at 02:04

        Susan suggests a GPS. :D

      • 187 Professor VJ Duke November 22, 2013 at 22:35

        :lol: I could never use those dadblame things…

      • 188 Susan P November 23, 2013 at 02:03

        When my daughter and I took my mother’s ashes up to Delaware we had to drive through the D.C. – Baltimore part of I 95. We had borrowed a GPS and when we got into the D.C. area the GPS immediately lost its way until we got into Pennsylvania. Frustrated we were. We circled the same block like four times during rush hour before we got back on track. Did anyone advise us that there was a blackout in DC? NOOOOOOOOO – dadblamerie is what.

      • 189 Professor VJ Duke November 23, 2013 at 03:01

        :lol: It sounds like dablamerie for sure! GPS’s are dadblameries! Once, the professor was led on a back road that had chickens all over the place.

      • 190 Susan P November 23, 2013 at 13:40

        Were you in Georgia at the time?

      • 191 Professor VJ Duke November 23, 2013 at 23:24

        I don’t think so…why?

      • 192 Susan P November 24, 2013 at 01:48

        Well, because there are many chicken farms in Georgia. Frank Purdue lives there.

      • 193 Professor VJ Duke November 24, 2013 at 22:59

        :lol: The professor is unfamiliar with the man.

  17. 194 Jackie November 19, 2013 at 15:25

    That was kind of interesting and informative!

    • 195 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 18:19

      The professor thought it odd. Pav can be wicked at times, you know.

      • 196 Jackie November 19, 2013 at 20:43

        To be perfectly honest I don’t find him very intriguing or interesting. He’s the sort of fellow that doesn’t really hold my attention. :-\ *shrugs*

      • 197 Professor VJ Duke November 19, 2013 at 21:58

        You prefer Salami, of course!

      • 198 Jackie November 19, 2013 at 22:09

        Salami is much more interesting in a weird and twisted way! That makes him intriguing I think. :twisted:

      • 199 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 01:43

        Haha, you’re absolutely right, Jackie. Though this professor, of course, isn’t interested! ;)

      • 200 Jackie November 20, 2013 at 02:11

        Not interested in Salami?

      • 201 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 14:53

        Not a bit. He’s too…weird!

      • 202 Jackie November 20, 2013 at 15:20

        I understand! I have always enjoyed observing weirdness so I guess that’s why I find Salami intriguing. 8-)

      • 203 Professor VJ Duke November 20, 2013 at 16:33

        :lol: Well, maybe the professor’s weird too, so I might enjoy such things myself. Salami is a bit scary at times!


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