PL Times, E25

The PL Times
The Official Punchy Lands’ Newspaper
Monday, March 10, 2014
Edition 25
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Punchy Family, welcome to Portugal Week in the Punchy Lands! This week’s posts will concentrate on the PL’s Portugal. A big thanks to SusanP for really, really, really helping the professor out! Welcome to Punchy Portugal Week! 

Section A. Punchy Proverbs:

V. Shnodgrate vacationed this week, but he loves the following Portuguese Proverbs. (I don’t think he liked the professor’s thoughts, though.)

(1) Ainda que vistas a mona de seda, mona se queda.


Translation: A horse who has a golden harness isn’t better than any other.

Meaning: You can cover up ugly but it’s still ugly.

Professorish gleaning: Apparently, not even a top hat would help.

(2) A mentiroso, boa mémoria. 


Translation: Liars need to have a very good memory.

Professorish gleaning: The professor would not make a good liar.

(3) Antes só do que mal acompanhado.

Translation: It’s better to be lonely than to keep company with evil people.

Professorish gleaning: That’s why the professor is lonely: all the good people flee from him.

***

Section B. The professor speaks:

Well, this professor sort of promised FictionFan some professorish poetry, I think. I really can’t remember. So, here it is:

When in doubt,
take a bout,
of an activity,
hatred with magnanimity.

The professor is rather positive that Audrey and KB (both great poets) are laughing me to scorn. The professor, you know, is no poet.

***

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

A short conversation:

MR. MAGI: Young man, what have I told you?

SCHWARZ TAUPTINKER: Don’t really recall, do you?

MR. MAGI: Of course I do, or I wouldn’t be asking!

SCHWARZ: Okay. What was it?

MR. MAGI: Umm….it was…I forget.

SCHWARZ: Yeah, me too.

***

Section D. Featured Story: Portugal Tours
by J. Freedwoppen

Portugal Tours Inc. is all the talk around the Punchy Lands.

The company is a new one, but PL’ers are already excited about taking a tour to Portugal.

“What we offer,” said one spokeswoman for the company, “is a great tour, a knowledgable tour guide, and lots of fun. Who would pass that up?”

Some have doubts if the company is reputable.

“It sounds too good to be true,” Mr. Magi commented. “I mean, what tour guide doesn’t want to rip you off? Read Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad for proof.”

But Mr. Magi’s isn’t being heeded.

***

Section E. Hearing from the PL Family:

PL family, if you have any questions about the Punchy Lands, characters, or anything Punchy, feel free to comment below.

The Punchy Times principal reporter, J. Freedwoppen, would be more than glad to cover or investigate your query. (Make sure to clearly indicate your question for Mr. Freedwoppen.)

The PL Times!

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176 Responses to “PL Times, E25”


  1. 1 MissTiffany March 16, 2014 at 00:49

    Oh I am so sad to have missed Portugal week! I guess I’ll just have to do come catching up. I couldn’t possibly pick just one proverb this week. They’re all great. Oh! And I hope FictionFan is pleased. I loved the little poem!

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke March 16, 2014 at 19:12

      Oh no problem, MissT! Read what you want when you want. Or when you have the time. :D

      I think FEF hated it, you know. :sad:

  2. 3 maryamchahine March 14, 2014 at 16:39

    Enjoyed the proverbs thoroughly : ) Portuguese seems like a wonderful language. Although the professor may not be a poet, that was pretty good in my opinion, and very much in the professorish style : )

    • 4 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 18:08

      Oh, thank you so much! The professor feels encouraged the sudden. :) It does seem like a wonderful language. I’d love to learn to speak it!

      Isn’t the professorish style interesting?

  3. 5 bardictale March 12, 2014 at 12:07

    Lonely? That’s sad…does this mean that we are all evil people? Because we aren’t fleeing anywhere.

    • 6 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 14:34

      That’s true…was I in error, Bard?

      • 7 bardictale March 12, 2014 at 17:51

        I think you were, professor. The truly great do not flee from you- they flock to you.
        And the good? Well, they’re running to the nearby flower shop to get you roses. They just haven’t found the perfect ones yet^~

      • 8 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 18:14

        Really? :D Why do you think so?

        :lol: You know, that sounds awfully nice…

      • 9 bardictale March 12, 2014 at 18:16

        Just look at the people commenting on your blog, sir.

      • 10 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 21:47

        That’s true. I’m blessed to have such a great Punchy Family, huh? :oops:

      • 11 bardictale March 13, 2014 at 04:08

        Indeed^^

      • 12 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 13:16

        :D

  4. 13 PorterGirl March 11, 2014 at 12:45

    Oooh – I am loving Portugal week! Marvelous :)

    • 14 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 19:11

      Many thanks, Lucy!

  5. 15 Catherine March 11, 2014 at 03:09

    The Portuguese sound very wise- the proverbs this week are all so good (so are the professorish gleanings).

    • 16 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 19:11

      They sure do! Thank you! Do you think you’d go on the tour?

      • 17 Catherine March 11, 2014 at 23:12

        Probably. Sounds interesting!:D

      • 18 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 14:16

        It does! I’d get you some throwing knives for the journey, though.

      • 19 Catherine March 12, 2014 at 16:02

        How generous :D
        You never know when you’re going to need them. And having never been to Portugal, I would be extra careful. But if it’s a scam, I think I’d rather not go.

      • 20 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 18:00

        Well, I’d go with you, and all would be fine. Wouldn’t it be better to be scammed with the professor? :lol: We could laugh about it on the flight back.

      • 21 Catherine March 12, 2014 at 18:21

        True, true. :) But I thought you weren’t going?

      • 22 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 21:47

        Well…it does seem tempting, doesn’t it?

      • 23 Catherine March 13, 2014 at 01:29

        Very. I’ve always wanted to visit Portugal! (If I were the professor, I would go. But you may have your reasons for not…)

      • 24 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 13:10

        Sort of nervous about it…and what if Daddy Salami’s there?

      • 25 Catherine March 13, 2014 at 17:22

        Good point. Now I see why one might not wish to go.

      • 26 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:53

        Well, you and I can definitely watch through the blog! How’s that? (Tomorrow is the trip.)

      • 27 Catherine March 14, 2014 at 04:43

        Sounds good to me! Hope the travellers enjoy themselves and don’t get scammed! (Though that could provide some good writing content…)

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 18:00

        It certainly would! Thank you, Catherine. :D

  6. 29 Julie Harris March 11, 2014 at 01:29

    Love the poetry and the proverbs! You have many talents :)

    • 30 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 19:09

      I’m flattered! But you know the poetry is dadblamery!

  7. 31 FictionFan March 10, 2014 at 19:44

    Well, now that the proverbs are being written by someone sensible at last, it’s impossible to choose between them.

    Thanks so much for almost remembering my request (which was actually for some of Shnoddy’s poetry). But I’m very grateful to have received some wonderfully Professorish poetry instead. Deeply meaningful.

    Have fun in Portugal!

    • 32 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 00:53

      Didn’t the professor have little brilliant interjections? :D

      Oh! Woops. I’m so sorry, I won’t take the time to say it! Can I offer you Shnod poetry next week, then?

      I’m not going!

      • 33 FictionFan March 11, 2014 at 17:58

        Very brilliant, but

        1. The Professor doesn’t need a top hat since he’s already gorgeous.
        2. True.
        3. Does that mean the Professor thinks the PF are evil people? :twisted:

        No, it’s OK. I doubt anything Shnoddy could write could match the standard of the Professorial poem…

        Why not?

      • 34 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 19:18

        :lol: All good points… But I don’t want to be gorgeous! Aren’t you a bit evil?

        Yes, yes, I bet he couldn’t!

        Well, because…well…because, Mr. Magi said not to.

  8. 35 Painting Pundit March 10, 2014 at 17:32

    You aren’t allowing Daddy Salami and Smiles Riot on this tour are you? If so, you will need Mr. Magi along to sort out the mayhem in Portugal. Things could get very shaky. The Police may throw the whole lot out of the country with much hand wringing. That is unless Manly-Man is able to keep them under control.

    • 36 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 00:46

      Well, as far as I know, MM is going, but DS and Riot are not. A relief, right? Mr. Magi won’t be going, though it would probably be best if he did, you know. I think it could end up dadblamery.

  9. 37 walt walker March 10, 2014 at 16:57

    Nonsense. Top hats make everything better.

    • 38 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 17:03

      I thought that was toph at.

      • 39 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:27

        Not at all. I’m going to get a red bow-tie on mine.

    • 40 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:26

      That’s what I thought. Is it only the black ones, or do white ones too?

      • 41 walt walker March 10, 2014 at 21:23

        White is better. Black and white stripes is best.

      • 42 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 00:59

        :shock: That’s dreadfully glorious sounding. Wonder where I could get that.

  10. 43 Simply Skeptical March 10, 2014 at 16:37

    Wowawee! This was Punchy Land Crazy! How to make sense of it all? I guess I’m on the wrong blog if I have that hang-up dadblameit! The draw of excitement keeps me coming back, so why not? Portugal it is! With a Punchy twist huh? Is it safe? Favorite quote: #1 – If only one could tell though. Professor about your poem…well…it did rhyme and for sure was very professorish LOL!. Hope you’ll share more of your professorish poetry soon. A punchalicious day to you! :-)

    • 44 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 17:03

      Is anything truly safe? Hmmm?

      • 45 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:27

        Yes, yes. Not even the professor is.

      • 46 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 23:34

        Oh dear.

      • 47 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 01:10

        You know this deep down in.

      • 48 Susan P March 11, 2014 at 23:40

        :D

    • 49 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:26

      What?! The PL makes complete sense! Ask a question, and I shall answer–in the clearest terms ever. :)

      Well, the poem was dadblamery–admit it!

      You as well!

      • 50 Simply Skeptical March 10, 2014 at 23:25

        Manothunder! The professor’s poem was at its most dablamerist; but certainly not dadblmery; no indeed. Who could top that? Not even your top hat striped, flowered, or otherwise could. Okay, here’s a question has Manly Man ever written a poem????

      • 51 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 01:07

        I’m not sure…does he seem like the poem type?

  11. 52 Tonia March 10, 2014 at 15:16

    1. a stink can’t b covered up with perfume. :)

    2. my memory is gone, too. i wish i could find it. could say i live in a land of fog. but it gives me a good excuse that ppl seem to understand ..when i say i forgot.

    3. there is pleasure and peace in solitude. those who flee are better off gone.

    B. i have the feeling the professor is holding out on us.

    C. Being without memory is a positive thing…sometimes!. What frightens me is when i forget why I stopped forgiving ppl and when they come back and do the same ole crap, i have to kick myself for forgetting why they got the boot.

    D. It sound like a vacation to Portugual is in the works. cant wait to hear all about it. Yes, the tour guide agencies do lie. Now i travel independently. It is too difficult keep ing up with the schedules of others.

    E. What subject does/did the professor teach/taught?

    • 53 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 17:04

      I think he teaches mayhem.

      • 54 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:27

        Mayhem? You know I teach Punchy things!

      • 55 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 23:35

        What thinkest then that mayhem may be?

      • 56 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 01:10

        War?

      • 57 Susan P March 11, 2014 at 23:40

        That for certain. I have a blogging friend in Ukraine.

      • 58 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 14:27

        Ooo…

      • 59 Susan P March 11, 2014 at 01:51

        Mostly he makes me think of the Scarlet Pimpernel.

      • 60 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 19:10

        Who does?

      • 61 Susan P March 11, 2014 at 23:31

        I forget.

      • 62 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 14:17

        Humph noodles, madam!

      • 63 Susan P March 12, 2014 at 15:57

        No, but who did what?

      • 64 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 17:56

        I think you were being wicked…

      • 65 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 18:03

        You may be right. In fact, I am convinced that you are right.

      • 66 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:57

        :lol: I knew it!

    • 67 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:25

      Yes, exactly!

      Yes, I feel the same way. And what good is a memory anyway?

      Now, why is the professor holding out?

      I understand that… :lol:

      Ah! So, you agree with Mr. Twain about all that, then?

      In school, you mean?

  12. 68 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 10, 2014 at 14:43

    My favorite is #3. The professor will never be lonely. Audith will make sure of that, Duke.

    Well done, Susan!!!

    I just fell in love with that poem.

    Oh, Magi, my dear, eyes seeing and mind listening. What could be better? A tour…yes, please.

    • 69 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:24

      Aw, thanks, Audith! :D The professor is…is…hapeth about that.

      Yes, yes! *the professor takes out his pipe while clapping, a hard feat*

      No! You’re serious? Of course not! I know you don’t mean it!

      Do you suppose Mr. Magi is right about it all?

      • 70 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 10, 2014 at 18:43

        Hooray, Susan! !

        What? Are you judging me now? What poetry I can and cannot love is not up for debate. I said it and it is true. :lol: (It was rhymey…I like that in poetry.) You did a fine job, Duke. Head held high, I say. :)

        I do, I just can’t possibly see any other way. You? (We should get snacks. It’ll be a great tour! You get the skittles from your desk drawer and I will shop for chips and dip…oh, and the M&Ms.) :lol:

      • 71 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 00:52

        Well, maybe I am a little! Huff-Hum, madam! I suppose that’s all find then. It was rhymey in a stupid, sick sort of way. Be honest!

        No, you’re right. (Yes! that sounds awesome. Also, you should bring the muffins.)

      • 72 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 11, 2014 at 03:05

        I think the poem was very professorish, Duke. Thought provoking. Honest and true. :)

        Now I’m headed back to the store…should have thought of the muffins. :)

      • 73 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 19:10

        And Punchyish!

        Cherry, please.

      • 74 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 12, 2014 at 03:38

        Yes, Punchyish more than Professorish.

        But those are so hard to find…you’re lucky I like you, Duke. :)

      • 75 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 14:33

        Well, I might debate about that…

        :lol: :lol: I’m sorry, dadblameit!

      • 76 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 12, 2014 at 14:59

        Let the debate commence. …do you have your boxing gloves? Do you, Duketh?

        Not sorry at all…liar! ! :lol: You like seeing me run about town for you.

      • 77 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 17:52

        I do! How did you know?

        Well–maybe I enjoy it! But you can’t know for sure. :)

      • 78 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 12, 2014 at 20:03

        I just had a feeling. :)

        Nothing I’ll ever know for sure…

      • 79 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 21:51

        Unless I tell you…

      • 80 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 13, 2014 at 02:43

        Yes and waiting for you to tell has allowed my nerves to strengthen. I can sit through just about anything at this point. I just smile and nod…buying my time. :lol:

      • 81 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 13:13

        Okay, this is what I say, then: I need my dadblame pipe back!

      • 82 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 13, 2014 at 17:14

        Fine! I gave it to you yesterday but you were too blind to see it. Right next to your hat. Should really wear your hat more.

      • 83 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:50

        :lol: You found out! I wear fishermen hats in the summer.

      • 84 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 13, 2014 at 23:10

        I found out what?? What’d I miss? Something..I can smell it…

        Fishermen’s hats….? I cannot let this get over my head…I must focus…focus, Audrey.

      • 85 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 17:54

        That I don’t actually wear a hat commonly at all.

        Yes, you know those nice thing?

      • 86 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 14, 2014 at 21:22

        Skeptical, Duke.. .

        I’m pouting now…I miss something very important there I just know it… :cry:

      • 87 Professor VJ Duke March 15, 2014 at 16:54

        That’s good. I think I am too.

        Maybe I should take a pic for you?

      • 88 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 16, 2014 at 05:13

        I have decided that you do wear a hat.

        Well it does seem easier than all this spinning we do, but we both know you won’t.

      • 89 Professor VJ Duke March 16, 2014 at 19:16

        Well! If so, what so.

        You wouldn’t want to see one anyway.

  13. 90 L. Marie March 10, 2014 at 14:33

    Loved the quotes. I prefer number 3 most of all though. How exciting about the Portugal tour! Um, Portugal Tours, Inc. sounds a little fishy, but not deanthefishy.

    • 91 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 17:05

      They eat a lot of fish in Portugal-does that help?

      • 92 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:27

        Fried fish?

      • 93 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 23:36

        Grilled, baked, – they fry beef, though.

      • 94 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 01:10

        Ooo, now that would be good!

      • 95 Susan P March 11, 2014 at 23:41

        Usually it is. :)

      • 96 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 14:27

        Usually isn’t good enough!

      • 97 Susan P March 12, 2014 at 16:07

        Usually is all we get.

      • 98 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 18:07

        Everywhere too, usually.

      • 99 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 18:12

        Not to be confused with “mostly.”

      • 100 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 22:02

        True.

      • 101 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 22:13

        :D

      • 102 walt walker March 11, 2014 at 15:44

        That’s sounds great! Why are we not frying beef here? We fry everything else.

      • 103 Susan P March 11, 2014 at 18:15

        You are probably not from the South.

      • 104 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 19:13

        I know it does! You should fry some and send it to me.

    • 105 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:22

      I know what you mean. Do you suppose Mr. Magi is right?

  14. 106 ladycheetah7 March 10, 2014 at 14:06

    So totally AWESOME. Thank you Lady Price. I ♥ them all but hands down #1 is the winner and it was PVJ’s added addition. I must say a Portugal tour for the PL would do them some good. New place. New language. They might find a new sort of crazy if they look hard enough.

    • 107 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 14:08

      I am convinced that you are right on the new sort of crazy – as if they need any new crazy. :D

    • 108 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:20

      Yes, I did think the top hat would help. I’m a bit disappointed, aren’t you? How did you get that cool heart there? I must needs learn this trick!

      Will DS be there?

      • 109 ladycheetah7 March 10, 2014 at 17:50

        About the top hat? Not so much. I am sure it would have been a hideous addition.
        The heart icon is on my android keyboard.
        As for DS if he can handle being in a new place it might do him some good. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone half as crazy as him showed up because crazy knows crazy when it sees it.

      • 110 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 00:47

        How could it be hideous on the professor?

        You like DS, don’t you? :)

      • 111 ladycheetah7 March 11, 2014 at 01:27

        For you it might work. For the horse, not so much unless you consider yourself the horse….
        You like DS….

      • 112 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 19:08

        The professor’s not a horse!

        I do not!

      • 113 ladycheetah7 March 11, 2014 at 19:44

        :-O

      • 114 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 23:06

        ==]:-)==

  15. 115 The Dancing Rider March 10, 2014 at 13:39

    Love the collaboration. Kudos to you professor (and to Susan). Those proverbs! I like each and every one this time! I must be evil as well, as I can count my true friends on one hand! :)

    Not so sure about the poem, but I must say I liked it, professor.

    Argh, Mr. Magi and Schwarz. Of course Schwarz was right.

    Portugal Tours? I fear from the sound of this segment that PL’rs should be listenting to Mr. Magi! I doubt they will though, just due to his general nature — even though he offered Twain as a source! :)

    • 116 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 13:52

      Awww–come on, DR. It will be an adventure you will never forget. :lol:

      • 117 The Dancing Rider March 10, 2014 at 14:04

        Erm …… :/

    • 118 ladycheetah7 March 10, 2014 at 14:08

      Yeah DR, I agree with you about the poem. Thanks to Fiction Fan for stretching the professor but I think based on that poem he has been stretched long enough.
      :-)

      • 119 The Dancing Rider March 10, 2014 at 14:15

        lol – I’m not sure I understood it, but I liked that he wrote it. :)

      • 120 ladycheetah7 March 10, 2014 at 14:17

        We are both in the same boat. Ha!

      • 121 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:21

        Well, sink the dadblame boat!

      • 122 ladycheetah7 March 10, 2014 at 17:55

        Now now PVJ..lol. Be nice. Especially since Susan helped you out this we

      • 123 ladycheetah7 March 10, 2014 at 17:56

        …this week. We wouldn’t want to see you on a help wanted poster for drowning a fellow blogger….

      • 124 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 00:48

        Oh, that’s true. I’ll control my killing instincts.

      • 125 ladycheetah7 March 11, 2014 at 01:25

        Thank you.

      • 126 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 19:08

        Dadblameit!

      • 127 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 14:22

        Is it true that the test of a good poet is that no one knows exactly what they mean?

      • 128 ladycheetah7 March 10, 2014 at 14:41

        I understood Edgar Allen Poe perfectly. It was all about death.
        :-)

      • 129 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 16:56

        If I was taking what he was taking I’d be writing about death, too.

      • 130 ladycheetah7 March 10, 2014 at 17:11

        Ha! Rght…lol

      • 131 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 23:26

        :D

      • 132 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:21

        You don’t like it? Man!

      • 133 ladycheetah7 March 10, 2014 at 17:53

        It’s not that I don’t like it. I don’t understand it. Would you mind explaining what it means?

      • 134 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 00:47

        I was hoping you’d explain it to me…

      • 135 ladycheetah7 March 11, 2014 at 01:24

        Not gonna happen.

      • 136 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 19:08

        I don’t see why not.

      • 137 ladycheetah7 March 11, 2014 at 19:43

        I am not sure why you think I should explain your poem.

      • 138 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 23:05

        Well…because I’ve got no idea!

    • 139 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:19

      Isn’t evil awesome? :)

      I’m not sure either. What’s it mean, DR?

      I tend to think Mr. Magi is, but Schwarz did get the better of him.

      Yes exactly! Twain would convince me. I bet they’ll regret it in the end. We’ll see!

      • 140 The Dancing Rider March 10, 2014 at 21:16

        Well, I don’t know what it means. I guess is Zen again. ;-)

        (Of course evil is awesome!)

      • 141 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 00:58

        Zen…okay, then!

        :D Yes, it is.

  16. 142 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 13:38

    Professor, you have outdone yourself. I love your take on the proverbs – so professorish AND punchy all in one. And a poem. I rather suspected you might be a poet – it’s a professorish sort of activity. More, please. I like it!

    • 143 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:18

      :D Many thanks, Susan. You like the poem??? :shock: Isn’t it dadblamery?

      • 144 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 23:34

        It was interesting.

      • 145 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 01:09

        I think I wrote it in a few seconds.

      • 146 Susan P March 11, 2014 at 23:39

        Might have been a couple of minutes…you were up against the wall, though.

      • 147 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 14:26

        :lol: It actually was, and yes I was!

      • 148 Susan P March 12, 2014 at 16:06

        Did shnoddy write his yet?

      • 149 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 18:06

        No, he didn’t. I did forget. Should I remind him to?

  17. 150 Bethy March 10, 2014 at 13:34

    I do like all those proverbs! The professorish gleanings are particularly spot on. :D

    And you know…I think I’ve had that short conversation with someone before. If I could only remember who.

    I would be delighted to visit Portugal :D

    • 151 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 13:52

      It will be unforgettable.

      • 152 Bethy March 10, 2014 at 14:51

        I am sure that it will. :D

      • 153 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 16:57

        :lol:

    • 154 ladycheetah7 March 10, 2014 at 14:11

      I like them all too, especially #1. I think I am gonna use that with a special twist. Haven’t figured it out yet but it’s a great proverb especially if you want to insult someone without being obvious.
      :-P

      • 155 Bethy March 10, 2014 at 14:51

        That’s the best way to insult someone! :D

      • 156 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:21

        That’s for sure. I’m all for insults, you know.

      • 157 Bethy March 11, 2014 at 17:36

        I would say so after last week with Mr R!

      • 158 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 19:14

        :shock: Goodness! :D

      • 159 Bethy March 12, 2014 at 13:43

        what was that an insult? :D

      • 160 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 14:38

        It was gargonic of you! (We all know I’m rather sweet.)

      • 161 Bethy March 14, 2014 at 14:36

        and wicked of course.

      • 162 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 18:04

        :D

    • 163 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:17

      Aren’t they nice proverbs? I do wish I could pronounce them a bit. Can you?

      The professor?

      Me too!

      • 164 Bethy March 11, 2014 at 17:35

        They are very nice proverbs. I think maybe I can prounce them a bit and little bits.
        Maybe…might have been someone else though.

      • 165 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 19:13

        I bet you do excellent at it!

        Like who?

      • 166 Bethy March 12, 2014 at 13:43

        Thank you. Although I can understand Portuguese quite well (as long as they aren’t talking super fast) my speaking skills are quite rusty from underuse. I probably would pick it right back up if I had to, but I’ve never had a chance to test that theory.

        Well those conversations seem to happen frequently with the Princess, sometimes with my husband, occasionally with my mom, and quite a lot recently with my sister.

      • 167 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 14:37

        That’s so cool. You and Susan must teach me one day. I’d love to learn.

        :lol: :lol: Now, aren’t they fun? (Do they ever happen with the professor?)

      • 168 Bethy March 14, 2014 at 14:35

        They are fun, as long as you have them with congenial people.
        I can’t recall such a conversation with the professor, but it sounds like one that I might have if it were off the computer. It is a little easier to see where you are at when you are typing.

      • 169 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 18:04

        That’s true. Imagine how bad I’d be in person.

      • 170 Bethy March 17, 2014 at 14:53

        :D

  18. 171 Angeline M March 10, 2014 at 12:58

    Is the Professor going to Portugal? That would be exciting!

    • 172 Susan P March 10, 2014 at 14:22

      You should sign up for the tour, Angeline!

      • 173 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:22

        Yes!

    • 174 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:14

      No, I didn’t sign up. It would be fun! Do you think I should go?

      • 175 Angeline M March 10, 2014 at 17:15

        Travel is so much fun…yes.

      • 176 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2014 at 17:28

        Yes, I think so. Isn’t it scary too?


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