PL Times, E16

The PL Times
The Official Punchy Lands’ Newspaper
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 [A bit late.]
Edition 16
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Section A. Punchy Proverbs:

(1) Society has convinced us of many follies. Principle among them: one cannot learn outside of an institution.

(2) The truly successful can say “no” and make you think they said “yes”.

(3) Candy should be tart.

The professor was gardoobled by #3. It just doesn’t seem right–or fair. And the second proverb is from Roscoe. (Rumor has it that Roscoe is Zez’s assistant.)

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Section B. Something you should know about the professor:

I think I should get a cape.

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Section C. What the PL’ers have to say:

A short conversation:

SALAMI: Where are me slippers, Ruber, huh?

RUBER: I don’t know! And I’ve searched everywhere. Can’t imagine where you put ’em.

SALAMI [with a sly smile]: Know why?

RUBER: No.

SALAMI: ‘Cause they’re on me feet! Heheha!

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Section D. Breaking News:

Happy 2014 to everyone! (Including the wicked ones.)

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Section E. Featured Story: The Band
by J. Freedwoppen

The Band has created a lot of controversy since its first live performance.

Loyal supporters can’t seem to get enough. As soon as fans hear the first few chords from The Band’s hit song, Zilla, they go crazy.

The Band is made up of five members.

Arthur is the lead vocalist.
Mortimer Butterfield is the guitarist.
Manly-Man is on bass.
And Daddy Salami is on drums.

Some say that The Band is far too loud and “primitive.”

“Yes, yes,” Mr. Ratherquite affirms. “The Band is definitely not music a lady should listen to–or even a gentleman, for that matter. One will be much better off, and much more highly benefitted, from listening to one of Symphonist Sepperl’s grand symphonies.”

There is a schism. But The Band definitely has a following.

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Section F. Ask a PL’er a question:

Any questions for a specific PL’er? Ask here!

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197 Responses to “PL Times, E16”


  1. 1 Sharmishtha January 11, 2014 at 14:44

    loved it! :)
    happy new year!

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke January 11, 2014 at 17:49

      Thanks! Happy New Year to you too! (As long as you don’t get too much rain.)

  2. 3 L. Marie January 9, 2014 at 02:02

    Welcome back, Professor!!! I definitely think a cape is necessary for you.

    • 4 Professor VJ Duke January 9, 2014 at 20:03

      Thanks, L! Yes, a cape–if the danger could be overcome–would be awesome. :D

  3. 5 angelswhisper2011 January 8, 2014 at 16:52

    Just came by to bring you Pawkisses for a Happy New Year, Professor :)

    • 6 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 21:44

      Thank you! I appreciate that. You don’t know how much I needed that. :D You have a great New Year too!

  4. 7 Painting Pundit January 8, 2014 at 03:28

    Not sure what gardoobled is but tart candy would definitely make me gardoobled or something!

    Is the professor doing his inner William Faulkner with the cape thing?

    Reserving opinion on the band until I’ve heard more.

    • 8 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:34

      :lol: That’s exactly it! At least, that’s what this professor was sort of thinking.

      :lol: I think I could be…scary, isn’t it?

      That’s the spirit. Could be very bad, you know.

  5. 9 Angeline M January 8, 2014 at 02:55

    Love the wisdom of proverb #1. What color might your cape be? And is it to keep you warm or to fly with? I can totally see Daddy Salami on the drums!! I hope we get to hear a few of the band’s songs.

    • 10 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:33

      Well, I was going to fly with it, and I wanted it red, but the PF told me I’m not allowed to have one, ‘casue it’s to dangerous. Oh dear.

      #1 is my fav too.

      Yes, I’ll try to record something. But I don’t know!

  6. 11 ladycheetah7 January 8, 2014 at 01:21

    The proverbs? Meh, not really feeling any of them. The cape? Coolio! Now if you happen to accessorize with tights indulge us with a photo. I also see a band on the horizon. Not sure if they would get along five minutes before breaking into a fight.

    • 12 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:32

      But you have to choose one, Lady, or Susan will be unhappy.

      The PF told me I’m not allowed to have a cape. Too dangerous. And tights? You wouldn’t want to see such a picture, for sure.

      I’ll admit, there’s plenty of fights, you know.

      • 13 ladycheetah7 January 8, 2014 at 18:31

        Don’t be fooled by Susan’s delicate demeanor. She is one tough cookie and not easily moved. So I am confident that my indecision can be easily overlooked. Lol
        O:-)

      • 14 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 21:51

        :lol: Oh dear. You’ve got your halo back. The professor is a tough cookie, too, you know.

  7. 15 eadavisblog January 8, 2014 at 01:14

    Hey, how goes it Professor? I hope all things are well and you had happy holidays.

    • 16 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:31

      Hey! Nice to see you. Everything is getting back to the Punchyish way, I think. How are you doing?

      • 17 eadavisblog January 8, 2014 at 14:39

        I am doing alright. Busy, busy, busy. :-) Nice to talk to you Professor! It has been too long.

      • 18 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:54

        Oh dear! Well, I hope it slows down for you, and that you can write! It definitely has!

      • 19 eadavisblog January 9, 2014 at 16:43

        I am writing for sure…I have a few different projects that I am working on as far as writing goes. I am going to keep at it for sure.

      • 20 Professor VJ Duke January 9, 2014 at 20:10

        Awesome news. What are you writing?

      • 21 eadavisblog January 10, 2014 at 00:56

        Well i have an article for men’s health magazine due at the end of the month, a charity book project with a bunch of authors/writers, and i am working on both a young adult sci-fi novel and a women’s fiction novella.

      • 22 Professor VJ Duke January 10, 2014 at 15:08

        Wow! I’m impressed. You’re quite busy. Congrats on all that. Looks like you’re already a writer. What’s your sic-fi about?

      • 23 eadavisblog January 10, 2014 at 15:18

        Hmmm the details have yet to be revealed as of yet. I can tell you that it is a three part series, it is about a young girl that essentially has to save humanity from extinction and “the truth” about the history of the world…the truth as in fictional truth obviously.

      • 24 Professor VJ Duke January 10, 2014 at 19:23

        Well, that does sound very interesting. The professor would read it.

      • 25 eadavisblog January 15, 2014 at 17:25

        Well, Professor…I must change the book immediately and completely overhaul everything. I recently read another authors book that had too many similarities.

      • 26 Professor VJ Duke January 15, 2014 at 18:49

        Really? What a horrid shame. Are you vexed about it?

      • 27 eadavisblog January 16, 2014 at 07:50

        I am indeed vexed, chagrined even.

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke January 16, 2014 at 14:19

        Go blow something up like the professor would do.

  8. 29 Jackie January 8, 2014 at 00:42

    Good to see you posting again, Professor! I have missed your posts. Proverb #1 is my fav this time. As always, Salami and Ruber are endearingly annoying. Please-oh-please post some music from The Band – I’d love to hear it. 8-)

    • 30 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:31

      Thanks, Jackie! I appreciate that.

      Salami, I think, needs a spanking. I feel for Ruber only sometimes, since he’s a rascal too.

      Okay! It will take some time.But I’ll see what i can do!

      • 31 Jackie January 8, 2014 at 14:56

        Thanks Professor! I appreciate you trying. As for that spanking – I’m not sure that would help things at all.

      • 32 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 16:08

        No problem! I think you could be right…

  9. 33 Sonya Solomonovich January 7, 2014 at 23:52

    Happy 2014, professor! The punchies have a band, hurray! Is Zilla short for Godzilla?

    • 34 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:30

      You too, Sonya! I do think it is.

  10. 35 Susan P January 7, 2014 at 22:09

    “…one cannot learn outside of an institution.” Tell that to Franklin Roosevelt and Thomas Edison…and more famous figures than most people would credit learned outside of an institution. Of course, one must be aware of the fact that there are institutions and then there are institutions.

    “The truly successful can say “no” and make you think they said “yes”.” Hmmm-deep. Lawyers are included, I presume.

    Harry would agree with you on #3. I would say that candy should have peanuts inside.

    I have a cape. They are awesome. Mine was made of Portuguese wool in Nazaré, Portugal It is warm.

    I’d be smacking Salami right about now…

    Happy New Year to the Professor, too.

    Maybe the band needs a ukulele?

    • 36 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:24

      Ah, good point, Susan. A very good point.

      Yes, definitely. They’re probably very skilled at it.

      I love nuts in candy…Maybe we could do cashews instead? (Does Harry like sour skittles?)

      :shock: Neatio! What color is it?

      That’d be brave of you. And he’s so sweet, too. It’s a pity.

      Thank you. :)

      :lol: That would be a sight, for sure!

      • 37 Susan P January 8, 2014 at 14:54

        Well, you see, cashews are not peanuts or even nuts, you know? But you can have your candy however you like. Fudge with cashews? Why not?

        The cape is reversible. One side is a camel brown color, and the other side has a red and black plaid pattern on the camel brown.

        Who did you say was sweet?

        Only it Tiny Tim was playing it.

      • 38 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 16:07

        No Fudge! And the professor likes to think of cashews as nuts…

        That cape sounds stellar. Does it fall far to the ground?

        DS…

        Over Iz or…or the professor?

      • 39 Susan P January 8, 2014 at 17:31

        Yes…or no. Let me think…………….

      • 40 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 21:48

        I might.

      • 41 Susan P January 9, 2014 at 13:46

        *nods wisely*

      • 42 Professor VJ Duke January 9, 2014 at 20:07

        I need to learn how to do that.

      • 43 Susan P January 10, 2014 at 00:10

        Study the owls. They have a reputation for being wise.

      • 44 Professor VJ Duke January 10, 2014 at 15:06

        Ah, that’s the secret. I must needs do this.

      • 45 Susan P January 8, 2014 at 17:39

        The cape is ends about mid-calf on me. Long enough to be warm, and short enough to be safe if I am not paying attention.

      • 46 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 21:49

        That sounds great! I bet you wear it all the time.

      • 47 Susan P January 9, 2014 at 13:47

        In Florida? Ummm…not often. But I swashbuckle when I do wear it.

      • 48 Professor VJ Duke January 9, 2014 at 20:08

        You should wear it. Is it warm down there?

      • 49 Susan P January 10, 2014 at 00:11

        In general, or this week? It was cold this week, but the winters are moderate in general.

      • 50 Professor VJ Duke January 10, 2014 at 15:07

        Then you wore your cape this week?

      • 51 Susan P January 10, 2014 at 15:32

        I didn’t go out much this week when it was cold, and capes and walking two dogs just is not safe.

      • 52 Professor VJ Duke January 10, 2014 at 19:23

        Haha, I bet it wouldn’t be. Capes are just so cool.

      • 53 Susan P January 10, 2014 at 19:53

        They are cool, but if you button them or tie them shut they are a lot warmer.

      • 54 Professor VJ Duke January 11, 2014 at 17:40

        Haha. You should always leave them open, I think.

      • 55 Susan P January 11, 2014 at 18:14

        They are more mysterious when they are closed.

      • 56 Professor VJ Duke January 11, 2014 at 19:12

        That’s a good point, Susan. Something nice about leaving them closed then.

      • 57 Susan P January 12, 2014 at 22:25

        :D

      • 58 Professor VJ Duke January 13, 2014 at 14:12

        :cool:

  11. 59 The Dancing Rider January 7, 2014 at 21:54

    Well, #1 proverb is quite accurate. And #2 is true. But #3 is just weird. I think I like #1 the best.

    Professor? A cape? Well, make it look Sherlock-like then!

    Wow, what passes for lower key typical sadistic/mean humor from DS! I can hear that laugh. Of course he knows Ruber would look all over, fearing the worst should he (Ruber) not find them!

    Oh, I’d probably love that band – The Band! :)

    • 60 Professor VJ Duke January 7, 2014 at 22:08

      Well, I do wonder if sour skittles count for three. But I agree. 1 and 2 are the best, for sure.

      Over Batman’s?

      I thought it was pretty wicked of DS too. But perhaps Ruber deserved it.

      Perhaps the professor will have Mic make a vid one day–of them playing.

      • 61 The Dancing Rider January 7, 2014 at 22:34

        Oh, yes over dadblamed Batman’s! ;-)

        Mic vid sounds so perfect!

      • 62 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:26

        :lol: You’re right! I don’t want to look like a dadblamed bat!

        :D

  12. 63 Debbie January 7, 2014 at 21:22

    Okay, I only count four members of The Band. Who’s the fifth??
    Proverb #1 is my favorite this time. #3 is just wrong — candy should be SWEET, while #2 has me puzzled. Maybe the word isn’t so much “successful” as “conniving?
    Yes, Professor, a cape would serve you well! Welcome back and Happy New Year!

    • 64 Professor VJ Duke January 7, 2014 at 22:01

      Sorry! It’s sort of a professorish mistake. You see, Ruber sometimes takes over for his dad when DS can’t make it.

      Hmm…interesting thoughts on #2, Debbie. I think you have a point there. But what about sour skittles where proverb 3 is concerned?

      Thanks!!

  13. 65 Anja January 7, 2014 at 21:05

    Oh how I have missed the Professor and PL :)
    Okay about #3…what about sweet tarts!
    Yes…get a cape…I have two.

    • 66 Professor VJ Duke January 7, 2014 at 22:00

      Aw, thanks, Anja! That means a lot to me. I’ve really missed the Punchy Family too!

      That’s a good point. What about sour skittles? (Do you know what “de nada” means? Susan sometimes speaks in other languages to me, and I’m always confused about such things.)

      You do?? :shock:

      • 67 Anja January 7, 2014 at 22:42

        I don’t eat a lot of candy sweet or sour.

        (It mean’s you’re welcome)

        Yes I DO

      • 68 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:27

        Really? I understand it, I think.

        (You’re good at this. Thanks.)

        Is it red?

      • 69 Anja January 8, 2014 at 20:09

        One is red and one is black

      • 70 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 21:51

        Now that is very cool, Anja.

      • 71 Anja January 9, 2014 at 01:03

        :) I also have tiaras and tutus lol

      • 72 Professor VJ Duke January 9, 2014 at 20:03

        What are those ungainly things?

      • 73 Anja January 9, 2014 at 21:38

        Just the most amazing things girls enjoy wearing.

      • 74 Professor VJ Duke January 10, 2014 at 15:03

        Are they professorish?

      • 75 Anja January 10, 2014 at 17:28

        Girlie professorish

      • 76 Professor VJ Duke January 10, 2014 at 19:31

        Hmm, I don’t like that.

      • 77 Anja January 10, 2014 at 19:46

        Why not? I’m a girl

      • 78 Professor VJ Duke January 11, 2014 at 17:39

        That’s true. I didn’t think about it that way.

      • 79 Anja January 11, 2014 at 18:15

        I wouldn’t expect you to wear them although that would be an awesome image.

      • 80 Professor VJ Duke January 11, 2014 at 19:13

        How do you know?

      • 81 Anja January 11, 2014 at 19:17

        I just know :)

      • 82 Professor VJ Duke January 13, 2014 at 14:09

        I bet you’re right, then.

  14. 83 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 7, 2014 at 21:01

    Tis true! All is right with the world. ;) Welcome back, Duketh.

    #1 I love to learn, so learning out side of an institution seems the only way. I hold a degree I didn’t fully want or understand.
    #2 I wanna try this, a lot. Is Roscoe going to try and make Zez a bit nicer?
    #3 Yuckith!

    I thought you already wore one, professor. I’m pretty sure you showed up wearing one on my blog. You’ve always been very kind.

    Salami should be nicer to Ruber. Poor Ruber, he tries so hard.

    Happy New Year!

    Not sure what to say about Section E. Loud and primitive? I think my feelings are hurt. Are you talking about the Christmas Song band? We must hear Zilla. I insist. I’ve asked to hear more from Symphonist Sepperl and haven’t made any headway. A girl can only ask so many times.

    • 84 Professor VJ Duke January 7, 2014 at 21:58

      Glad to be back, Audith! Many thanks!

      Still, you got a degree which counts for something, I think. I bet not. Zez is mean all the way down to the core. Even sour skittles?

      That’s true. I had one. But it got a giant hole in it.

      But Ruber can be wicked, you know.

      Thanks!

      Actually, no. The Christmas Song Band are from the Studio. The guys are so gifted. The tune was written and they just played. This band is completely different. Sorry! We’re trying to get some things together here. The professor is working on it, you know.

      • 85 Susan P January 7, 2014 at 22:28

        Do you think you will get things together?

      • 86 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:26

        I hope so… Do you think?

      • 87 Susan P January 8, 2014 at 15:03

        Is this like believing in Tinker Bell? I believe in the PL? :D

      • 88 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 16:11

        No! The PL is real. Tinker Bell is not!!!

      • 89 Susan P January 8, 2014 at 17:39

        I beg your pardon, Professor. :D

      • 90 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 21:49

        Pardon granted. :D

      • 91 Susan P January 9, 2014 at 13:48

        Free at last….!!!

      • 92 Professor VJ Duke January 9, 2014 at 20:08

        I suppose so, if you want to be…

      • 93 Susan P January 10, 2014 at 00:11

        Hah!

      • 94 Professor VJ Duke January 10, 2014 at 15:07

        :D

      • 95 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 7, 2014 at 23:51

        It counts for something. Sure it does, professor. I’ve never really liked my candy sour. I did, briefly, enjoy a quick rendezvous with the Sour Patch Extreme ribbony things. Run from those they are addictive. Sour skittles, no. Too sour.

        I’m sorry it has a hole. It was nice. Maybe Grandma Elsie can mend it for you.

        Yea, but there seems to be a spec of goodness since he listens to his father. I can work with that. I can’t give up on ole Red.

        I see, my misunderstanding about the band. Dumb of me to confuse the two. Working on it… :D Can I offer you this lamp to help light your way?

      • 96 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:29

        Well I’ve never had sour skittles, so the professor doesn’t really know about that whole thing. Now the Sour Patchies sounds good.

        I’d appreciate it…

        You’d actually give up on Salami????

        I’m already lost, you see.

      • 97 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 8, 2014 at 16:38

        They are good. Try them and let me know what you think.

        I’ll see if I can round her up. :)

        I didn’t say that!!! Just that Ruber has has potential. Now this reminds me of a conversation I had to have about three greek brothers.

        Oh, well then so much for the lamp. Your sense of smell may work. :lol:

      • 98 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 21:43

        I will have to.

        :)

        It does? More details please.

        :lol: But I’ve got a stuffy nose.

      • 99 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 8, 2014 at 23:04

        You must repair the cape. She’s here somewhere…

        Well a few years back, while sitting poolside, I got into a strong conversation with a 9 year old about mythology. He was very interested in Poseidon, he was his hero, it seemed. He had turned his interests towards one of Poseidon’s brothers. It was Hades. From what I can remember the boy had begun to feel quiet sorry for Hades and the treatment he was enduring from his family, his brothers. The boy was actively standing up for Hades because it wasn’t “his fault he’d drawn the short straw”. No matter how I tried to persuade him to turn his interests back to Poseidon, he’d circle back to how cruelly Hades had been treated. How he hadn’t chosen his fate, so he deserved his sympathy.

        Can you imagine my reaction? He was obviously thrilled to have found someone to talk to. His father couldn’t have been less interested. I pushed on and found the conversation…well, you know.

        :) That’s right! I’m moving on to another of the senses…how about you eat the trail of sour candies.

      • 100 Professor VJ Duke January 9, 2014 at 20:00

        I agree with the boy. Hades is the man. And I feel bad for Hades. Perhaps we should throw a party for him to lighten his spirits? Zeus is the bad one, you know.

        What conversation did you find?

        I’d prefer muffin crumbs…

      • 101 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 10, 2014 at 05:39

        What? What?? And What??? A party?!
        Zeus? Explain…

        I’m not going to tell you. (see above)

        Muffins, then. Or shall we move on to you crawling on the floor using your hands to sweep the air as you proceed slowly?

      • 102 Professor VJ Duke January 10, 2014 at 15:09

        Anybody who hides behind that long of a white beard is quite naughty. How’s that?

        Oh, I see… Sometimes the professor is a bit dull.

        No, I don’t seem to like that….

      • 103 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 10, 2014 at 20:43

        Oh, well you kinda have a point. Wonder if he has ever had trouble with small birds, sticks and leaves or mice in that beard? So am I to assume that if someone has facial hair then they are hiding something? Now I’m suspicious of beards… :D

        Well, I was going to finish the conversation I’d had after you explained more of this party your want to throw for Hades, but now I won’t. Sometimes, Aud can be stubborn. :)

        Then muffin bits win :lol: It seems the professor knows himself the best, I failed miserably. LOL Here’s to you finding some muffin bits, professor!

      • 104 Professor VJ Duke January 11, 2014 at 17:44

        Except if the professor has one, which he probably doesn’t.

        I want the party to be a surprise. Now you must tell me.

        I thought you were going to send some?

      • 105 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 12, 2014 at 04:42

        You do! Say it’s true! Maybe it is so long that its twistable when you’re in deep thought. Or say it isn’t true because seeing your jawbone tensed up is the only way I can tell that you’re upset. I can keep going…you offered such a great opening. :D

        I want it to be a surprise, too.

        You mean you want me to tell you more of my Hades conversation? That would be nice, wouldn’t it? Do you want the part where I tell him why P is better or our talk of Zeus? Or how I felt of it all after, during and in the end. You are so vague, Duke.

        I’ll send them for sure! Not the choc chip kind for you, and I’m plum out of cherries so what am I to do? Oh I see, put my flip flops on and run for cherries. Of course! :)

      • 106 Professor VJ Duke January 13, 2014 at 14:12

        Well, I do like to twist my hair, so… But I can’t tell you anything else.

        I want all the details that are pertinent.

        Or substitute blueberries?

      • 107 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 13, 2014 at 15:02

        More like won’t. :)

        Bossy pants.

        Yes seems perfect! They were good muffins. Wish we could have shared on this morning. :)

      • 108 Professor VJ Duke January 13, 2014 at 15:36

        :P

        Oh dear. Everyone knows the professor isn’t bossy.

        Oh dear again. I do wish that!

      • 109 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 13, 2014 at 16:42

        :lol: Yes, my mistake.

        Dang

      • 110 Professor VJ Duke January 13, 2014 at 21:32

        Shouldn’t you have used ‘dadblameit’ instead?

      • 111 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 13, 2014 at 21:35

        Yes, but then what word would you get to use? I saved the best word for you.

      • 112 Professor VJ Duke January 13, 2014 at 21:43

        Aw, thanks, Audith! The professor is humbled and suddenly sweet.

      • 113 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 13, 2014 at 22:02

        No he’s not.

      • 114 Professor VJ Duke January 14, 2014 at 13:51

        :D Sometimes I think you know me very well.

  15. 115 technophile9 January 7, 2014 at 20:14

    Welcome back Professor!

    Quote #2 I think. ;)

    I know how it feels to lose something you’re holding…

    • 116 Professor VJ Duke January 7, 2014 at 21:54

      Thank you, Joe! Great to see you around.

      Yeah, that’s definitely a good one, for sure.

      :lol: Rather frustrating, isn’t it?

  16. 117 FictionFan January 7, 2014 at 19:33

    3 – It’s the Punchiest.

    Like Batman’s? Or Dracula’s?

    Missed that Salami chuckle…

    Blah! :P

    Which band member counts as two people?

    • 118 Professor VJ Duke January 7, 2014 at 21:53

      I suppose you have a point there.

      Well, I think like Dracula’s. But I would like Batman’s too. Then I could fly.

      :lol:

      Of course the professor would have made such a mistake. Actually, Ruber joins in from time to time to play drums when DS can’t make it.

      • 119 FictionFan January 8, 2014 at 14:35

        Pity – I was hoping the fifth member would be Schwarzy reprising his world-famous solo…

      • 120 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:54

        :lol: I do apologize. But he refused to join.

      • 121 FictionFan January 8, 2014 at 15:01

        Bribe him. Give him chocolate. Tell him I’m setting up a new Schwarzy Fan Club…

      • 122 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 16:10

        I could try, but I don’t want to.

      • 123 FictionFan January 8, 2014 at 16:56

        Oh…OK. So sorry for making a suggestion – I assure you it won’t happen again.

      • 124 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 21:46

        :lol: I think you’re being too hard on yourself, FEF. You know I love your suggestions! Don’t you?

      • 125 FictionFan January 8, 2014 at 23:54

        Do I? Do you? Sometimes it’s quite hard to tell…

      • 126 Professor VJ Duke January 9, 2014 at 20:02

        You know I do and you just like to hear me say it! That’s how girls are, you know. The professor was just gardoobled!

      • 127 FictionFan January 9, 2014 at 21:40

        Well, the Professor must get ungardoobled then!

        (I suffered severe Punchy withdrawal symptoms today, by the way. Are you reducing to three days a week? Quite understandable if so – this blogging business is deeply time-consuming. But don’t turn completely into the Cheshire Cat, will you?)

      • 128 Professor VJ Duke January 10, 2014 at 15:05

        I’ll try.

        (The professor is honored that you care. Well, it depends on the week, I think. Next week might have pretty close to five posts. There should always be 3 a week, unless anything goes deadly wrong. I like the Cheshire Cat, you know.)

      • 129 FictionFan January 10, 2014 at 15:51

        I like the Cheshire Cat too – that’s why I prefer him not to disappear… ;)

      • 130 Professor VJ Duke January 10, 2014 at 19:27

        :lol: I won’t disappear! Though sometimes I swear you’d like me to!

      • 131 FictionFan January 10, 2014 at 22:27

        Ditto!!

      • 132 Professor VJ Duke January 11, 2014 at 17:48

        What’s ditto mean?

      • 133 FictionFan January 11, 2014 at 22:32

        It means ‘the same’ – as in, sometimes I swear you’d like me to too…

      • 134 Professor VJ Duke January 13, 2014 at 14:10

        Never!

      • 135 FictionFan January 13, 2014 at 17:01

        :)

      • 136 Professor VJ Duke January 13, 2014 at 21:33

        :cool:

  17. 137 bardictale January 7, 2014 at 18:34

    Agree with 1, disagree with 3, and you shouldn’t get a cape if you’re planing to learn how to fly.
    Happy 2014 to you as well^^

    • 138 Professor VJ Duke January 7, 2014 at 18:43

      Yes, #3 is definitely not too sweet.

      Really? Why not?

      Thanks!

      • 139 bardictale January 7, 2014 at 21:28

        They have a tendency to get caught in jet engines.

      • 140 Professor VJ Duke January 7, 2014 at 22:01

        :lol: But don’t you think the professor would be too brilliant to let that happen?

      • 141 bardictale January 7, 2014 at 22:07

        Why take the chance?

      • 142 Professor VJ Duke January 7, 2014 at 22:09

        Because…well because it would professorish!

      • 143 bardictale January 7, 2014 at 22:10

        I guess…still a bit concerned though.

      • 144 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:24

        Well, okay, then. I suppose it isn’t worth it.

      • 145 technophile9 January 7, 2014 at 23:24

      • 146 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:28

        :lol: I see. Well…I’ll have to think something else up.

  18. 147 elprice2013 January 7, 2014 at 16:21

    Ah. I like the first proverb because it is true to many people. However, I am living proof that you CAN learn outside of an institution. If only more people tried!
    And the second proverb distinctly describes my sister. It is truly annoying how she manages it!

    Capes can be dangerous, but oh so fun if you can keep out of danger.

    Happy 2014 to the Professor!

    • 148 Professor VJ Duke January 7, 2014 at 18:43

      See? The professor learned outside an institution too–somewhat. :lol: Really? Not that is something. You see, the professor has been waiting to meet somebody just like that. I’m sure it’s a skill!

      Well, my cape would be too short to cause much danger–at least, that’s the plan.

      Thank you!

    • 149 Susan P January 7, 2014 at 22:25

      Your sister should have been a lawyer.:D

  19. 150 MissTiffany January 7, 2014 at 16:14

    Proverb number one is true. I also think society makes us think we can’t continuing learning once we left an institution, and that only those of us who attended an institution are the smart ones.

    I am also gardoobled (great word!) by number 3. Outrageous!

    I definitely think the professor should get a cape.

    The Band sounds pretty awesome. I think I would give them a chance.

    • 151 Professor VJ Duke January 7, 2014 at 18:40

      Yes, it’s dadblamery, I think. V. Shnodgrate definitely thinks so, too.

      :D Thanks! It is outrageous. But what about sour skittles? Portergirl brings up a good point. I do wonder if they count.

      And gloves…

      Even with Arthur singing?

      • 152 MissTiffany January 7, 2014 at 20:24

        Well of course it is. Fortunately there are some people out in the world who share our opinion inside of society’s.
        I don’t like regular Skittles, and sour ones sound even less appealing to me. So even if they do count, I still think it’s outrageous.
        Yes! Definitely gloves too.
        I think so. Even with Arthur singing. I would give it a listen.

      • 153 Professor VJ Duke January 7, 2014 at 21:55

        Well, that’s a good thing, I’d say.

        What?! Don’t like skittles? I can’t believe it. The professor likes skittles!

        It would be a great getup.

        It might be a bit nasally, but it would definitely be Punchyish.

      • 154 MissTiffany January 8, 2014 at 12:19

        Indeed it is.

        It’s true. I have been met with this type of disbelief many times.

        Yes it would!

        Which is exactly why I couldn’t miss it.

      • 155 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:35

        I’m sure you have…Oh well, you know.

        :D

      • 156 MissTiffany January 8, 2014 at 15:56

        :D

      • 157 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 16:12

        :cool:

  20. 158 portergirl January 7, 2014 at 15:33

    Thank heavens the PL Times has returned. I have been sad and listless without it.

    I like the sound of The Band, are they available for bookings? Do they do requests?

    The proverbs are stunning, as ever, although obviously number 3 is vexing. Does a Sour Skittle count as ‘tart candy’? They are very popular this side of the pond.

    Daddy Salami and Ruber never fail to amuse!

    • 159 Professor VJ Duke January 7, 2014 at 18:39

      :D Thanks! That means a lot to this professor. And I don’t want you to be sad or listless.

      I think they might. The professor might have to convince Mic to do a music vid of them.

      I bet they would. Are they good? Interestingly, that does sound like something this professor might have.

      • 160 portergirl January 8, 2014 at 12:20

        I am never sad when you are about, Professor :)

        Yes! Yes! A music video of The Band would be fabulous!

        They are yummy, I really like them. They are pretty sour, though. When I eat them it feels like my ears are singing!

      • 161 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:36

        Aw, thanks!!! :D

        And scary!

        :lol: The professor will have to try them!!

      • 162 portergirl January 8, 2014 at 14:39

        I think you will like them. Make sure you hold onto your hat when eating them, they are potent!

      • 163 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:54

        See, I never thought they’d be that strong..

      • 164 portergirl January 8, 2014 at 14:59

        Maybe I just have a delicate mouth. But they are great! I feel the need to purchase some now…

      • 165 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 16:09

        Eat a cherry one for the professor. There is a cherry one, isn’t there?

      • 166 portergirl January 8, 2014 at 16:19

        I am sure of it. I will think of you as it fizzles in my mouth!

      • 167 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 21:41

        :lol: Hope that’s a good thing!

      • 168 portergirl January 9, 2014 at 11:09

        Certainly is! :D

      • 169 Professor VJ Duke January 9, 2014 at 20:06

        :D Awesome, then!

    • 170 Susan P January 7, 2014 at 22:19

      Dit-to on your first reply.

      • 171 portergirl January 8, 2014 at 12:21

        :)

  21. 172 Hazy January 7, 2014 at 15:24

    (2) makes a perfectly good point. (3) befuddled and gardoobled me too… a tart candy does not sound like it will sell much. But perhaps that’s just me.

    You mean like a superhero (or supervillain) cape? No capes! It’s not safe. Have you not seen The Incredibles? :lol:

    DS being mean to Ruber again. Poor Ruber. Hehaha

    And a happy 2014 to you too, Professor! (I’m not always wicked, only sometimes… I think)

    “As soon as fans hear the first few chords from The Band’s hit song, Zilla, they go crazy.”… Not “crazy” in a good way, I suppose?

    Schism. Such a nice word for something quite negative. :D

    • 173 Professor VJ Duke January 7, 2014 at 18:37

      And the professor. I wouldn’t like a tart candy at all! It defeats the purpose.

      :lol: I’d stay away from engines, but…it doesn’t seem safe. Weatherly doesn’t have one, does he?

      Maybe Ruber deserved it this time.

      (That’s the perfect way to be. That’s how this professor is too.)

      Well, no, they get kind of wild. Personally, I don’t like the sound.

      :lol: It is!

      • 174 Hazy January 11, 2014 at 16:28

        I like eucalyptus candies and honey-lemon ones. They make me feel better, especially when traveling far (helps with motion sickness). Any candy preferences, professor?

        No, I fear Weatherly is against capes, though he does like belts. He prefers his plain ol’ ninja suit and mask. He likes the flashy red belt for accent. :lol:

        Like mosh pit wild? What kind of music do they play? Some sort of heavy metal?

        :cool:

      • 175 Professor VJ Duke January 11, 2014 at 17:52

        Cherry hard candies are good. But then this professor likes nearly anything that is cherry. :) honey-lemon candies sound good.

        :lol: And he looks good in it! I’ve got to get a red belt, too!

        I think heavy metal would be very close to it…

      • 176 Hazy January 18, 2014 at 09:48

        So the professor likes cherries, huh? They look great on top of ice cream sundaes and parfaits!

        :lol: You should! Get a red belt instead of a cape, I think.

      • 177 Professor VJ Duke January 18, 2014 at 18:09

        I love cherries! Ooo, what is a parfait?

        :lol: That would look stellar!

      • 178 Hazy January 24, 2014 at 08:56

        Ooh, I think you will enjoy parfait! A dessert usually made of layers of ice cream, fruit, and syrup with whipped cream & cherry on top.

        Now I kinda want one :lol:

      • 179 Professor VJ Duke January 24, 2014 at 15:04

        :lol: So does the professor! I’d love that!!!

    • 180 Susan P January 7, 2014 at 22:18

      A lot of people like sweet-tart candy, though.

      • 181 elprice2013 January 7, 2014 at 23:05

        I used to like sweet tarts. I am not sure if I am allowed to anymore.

      • 182 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:28

        Well, just steal and eat them anyway. That’s what the professor would do.

      • 183 elprice2013 January 8, 2014 at 20:30

        Ah. I think that my daughter is right in line with your thinking as the candy jar has been looking rather empty lately.

      • 184 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 21:53

        :lol: An empty candy jar is a sad thing, you know. It even brings tears to the professor’s eyes. I’m on the hunt, as of now, searching for a few sweets, actually.

      • 185 elprice2013 January 10, 2014 at 11:39

        Well I have officially vaporized our candy jar. But there is still fudge in the fridge!

      • 186 Professor VJ Duke January 10, 2014 at 15:10

        :lol: Well, that’s good. I hope it’s in a safe place.

      • 187 elprice2013 January 11, 2014 at 18:07

        :D I pulled the old out in plain sight trick! No one even sees it except for me!

      • 188 Professor VJ Duke January 11, 2014 at 19:10

        :lol: Very effective! Sometimes that works the best.

      • 189 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 14:25

        That’s true.

      • 190 Susan P January 8, 2014 at 15:01

        I don’t like candy much. But what I like I have to keep away from me because it’s things like turtles.

      • 191 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 16:11

        You like to eat turtles??? :shock:

      • 192 Susan P January 8, 2014 at 17:28

        Yes. The kind that are in a candy box. Pecans covered with caramel and topped with chocolate.

      • 193 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2014 at 21:47

        Oh! :lol: That does sound good.

      • 194 Susan P January 9, 2014 at 13:46

        Oh yeah. Those are snappers most would enjoy.

      • 195 Professor VJ Duke January 9, 2014 at 20:06

        Even the professorish among us.

      • 196 Susan P January 10, 2014 at 00:09

        :D

      • 197 Professor VJ Duke January 10, 2014 at 15:05

        :cool:


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