PL Times, E26

The PL Times
The Official Punchy Lands’ Newspaper
Monday, March 17, 2014
Edition 26

Section A. Punchy Proverbs:

V. Shnodgrate wrote the first proverb, the professor wrote the second, and Merlin wrote the third.

(1) Thinking is such a hard pastime that the majority of people opt to never give it a go.

(2) When this professor decides to sit and think about a matter, my mind inexplicably wanders. From one thing, to everything. Eventually, it comes full circle. That’s when I decide the original matter really isn’t worth thinking about anyway. [I know: it’s not really a proverb. But that’s all I could do, dadblameit!]

(3) I think, we think. But they don’t think! [Merlin usually says this when he’s teaching. He lectures about animal feet, believe it or not.]

Favorites, Punchy Family?


Section B. The professor speaks:

The professor (and team) are in the process of updating the blog. I feel that this could take about 20 to 65 years. It’s sort of like a medieval project. I’m looking for something to blame.


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

A short conversation:

MR. RATHERQUITE: Sir, you’re being rude to the Ladies!

DADDY SALAMI: It’s fun! Ya should try it sometimes, turtle-noodle.

MR. R: Of all the vile things to say—

SALAMI: It’s not even the vilest I can say.

MR. R: It was vile! You, sir, have a filthy mouth. I hope your son doesn’t turn out like you.

SALAMI: That’s why I make him brush his teeth. Hehaha.


Section D. Breaking News:
by J. Freedwoppen

Cashew City is having a makeover. Which means: more delightful ways to eat a cashew nut.

Dr. Zauberer is about in the land. He appears restless. This worries the PL’ers (Punchy Landers, people who live in the Punchy Lands). To make matters worse, Mr. Magi is currently hibernating, so he won’t be much assistance.

Professor VJ Duke made quite a scene this past week at Ruber’s Catering. He hasn’t publicly apologized yet.


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!


133 Responses to “PL Times, E26”

  1. 1 maryamchahine March 27, 2014 at 17:27

    The Professor’s proverb is a favorite! Kind of explains my way of thinking, too : ) Cashew City sounds like fun. I wouldn’t mind visiting that place one day.

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 23:29

      Oh, that’s so nice of you! Really do you like it? Chicky-woot-woot! It’s a good way to think, huh? It is fun. Do you like cashews?

      • 3 maryamchahine March 28, 2014 at 16:10

        I love cashews! I wonder how they are served in Cashew City? Does the Professor like nuts?

      • 4 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2014 at 18:56

        Yes! I love them. (And wouldn’t you say the professor is a nut?) Any way you like! Any flavor too!

      • 5 maryamchahine March 29, 2014 at 08:06

        Cashew City sounds plumbtastic!!! I won’t disagree the Professor’s assessment of himself. Yes, he can be nutty at times :D

      • 6 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 12:05

        It does! (Awesome use of PA.) *laughs* Yes, I fear the professor is a nut.

  2. 7 Painting Pundit March 18, 2014 at 03:14

    I believe Merlin was discussing Politicians. And he’s right!

    • 8 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 12:45

      You know, I think so! He summed it up perfectly, huh?

  3. 9 Simply Skeptical March 17, 2014 at 23:14

    #3 Indeed is my favorite proverb. Wowawee! Merlin lecture’s about animal’s fee? That’s so Punchyish! BUT the proverb was accurate. Just what did the professor do that made headlines dadblameit! Mr. R’s insulted again – LOL!!! Another great edition professor. THANKS!!

    • 10 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 23:24

      Thank you, SS! My proverb was way better and you know it! He does lecture about that, yes. Strange for sure. Well, I tried to pay a compliment to a woman. I should have, you know.

  4. 11 Susan P March 17, 2014 at 21:08

    Poor Mr. Ratherquite got talked down by DS. I can scarcely wait to see the renovations. Don’t hurt yourself.

    • 12 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:50

      I’ll try! Yes, he did. DS wasn’t that unkind. Maybe he was. I go back and forth on it, you know.

      • 13 Susan P March 19, 2014 at 17:14

        That’s because your knees wobble.

      • 14 Professor VJ Duke March 19, 2014 at 22:46

        Hahaha. Madam! That was crude.

      • 15 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 15:49

        You SAID your knees were wobbly, and you know I have a bodacious memory about things that you say.

      • 16 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:40

        Lovely word! You do? Now why is that?

      • 17 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 23:26

        Well, let me give you a caveat. Some things I remember and some things I forget. Sometimes I forget pieces of information and other times they come back to me. Sometimes I just throw information into a black hole.

      • 18 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:25

        *laughing* Now that is just beautiful. That sounds like a professorish sentiment. But I believe you.

  5. 19 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 17, 2014 at 19:34

    I am having a very hard time deciding. I enjoy Shnoddy’s because I think he’s right. Duke, yours makes me believe that I often put too much thought into most things, and that I should stop. I need the monkey from Lion King to bop me on the head. (Know that one?) But Merlin…well he was kinda my monkey this week. He bopped me on the head. Guesses are that what I worry about isn’t being worried about by anyone else, so I should stop. Full stop. Please pass on to Merlin a huge thank you.

    I happen to have about that long available so get me a hard hat and I’ll supervise. :lol: I’m good at shouting orders.

    Mr. R was very brave to approach DS. Tough guy…. ;)

    A scene? Oh no, I thought those were only for St. Patty’s day? Did you celebrate early?(Happy Day!!)

    • 20 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:38

      :lol: I love reading how you think, Audith! Yes, I know that monkey. We’re friends. :lol: Good old Merlin…usually good for nothing, you know. I’m glad you liked mine best!!!!!

      Haha! Okay, Audith. I was looking for someone to take over construction. The guys tried to kill me yesterday…

      He is! DS was a bit mean. But Mr. R deserved it.

      (The celebration is set for Saturday, I hear. :) ) Yes, I tried to compliment a woman, Audith. Too bad you weren’t there to help me.

      • 21 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 17, 2014 at 23:22

        :lol: Yes, because you are light years ahead of me in intelligence and you find me amusing! !!!!!! Simple, Audith and her silly thoughts. :lol: :cry: You are friends? Why didn’t you say so, Duke! Can I birrow his stick? And I wanna paint a picture like that, too. Did I say that?? :D You knew I would….

        Well, here’s my resume. ..I have shown construction workers how to build my first home properly (and they loved the help, trust me… ;) ), I built a hut for a rabbit once and I need the experience of project managing your construction, so when I go to Honduras this summer I can properly manage that newly built home for the new friends I’ll make when I get there. They had better watch out..kill you because you have the best ideas? :)

        I will take your word for it!

        (Oh boy! ) You could have been a little smoother…poor woman.

      • 22 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 23:30

        I am not! It’s the other way around, I assure you, madam Audith! :lol: I want to paint a pic like that too, and he won’t let anyone have his stick. Very mean about it, you know.

        :lol: :lol: You’re perfect for the job. I’ll lend you my katana just so they don’t try to hit you over the head with a brick. Honduras? Really?

        I thought it was a nice thing to say.

      • 23 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 17, 2014 at 23:38

        You leave me so skeptical. .. :lol: Dang…I wanted the stick. Why does he hog it?

        Yes, for a week. I’ll be teaching in the afternoon at a care facility for Spanish speaking children. English…oh boy! And building a house in the morning for a deserving family.

        Did she hit you?

      • 24 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 23:41

        :lol: He does hog it! (You’re making me laugh tonight, Audith!) He’s a hog. And he’s mean to the lion cubs.

        Wowawee! Keep me posted, if you don’t mind. That sounds awesome. I know you’re a good teacher.

        Close to it! It was horrid. But I didn’t mean anything by it.

      • 25 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 17, 2014 at 23:46

        :lol: I’m trying!! You should have speaks with him about his hoggyness…I mean he is a bit old for that and we could do good things with that stick. The power!

        I will nothing official yet they have to deem me worthy yet. But it’s looking good. I might be okay. I think it’ll be fantastic for so many reasons.

        What did you say????

      • 26 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 12:34

        Yes, yes, the power! You know, I do wonder how old the bloke is. I bet 25.

        It sounds awesome. I want details–when they’re ready.

        It was a compliment, Audith!

      • 27 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 18, 2014 at 15:51

        I bet you are 25….

        Okay, I will try to remember. Are you going to show up and surprise me? :)

        What was the compliment? How can I help you fix it if I don’t know what you said….

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 17:09

        Do you? :lol: I’m triple your age, Audith.

        Wouldn’t that be fun?

        I’ll explain it in tomorrow’s post. How’s that?

      • 29 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 18, 2014 at 19:23

        I am not 6 years old, Duke! :mad:

        Yes, but I fear you would try to work harder than I. And I have plans to explore on my down time…not work my fingers to the bone, as you normally do. :)

        I really have no choice, do I? :P

      • 30 Professor VJ Duke March 19, 2014 at 00:08

        :shock: How old does you thinketh the professor! Goodness. Why don’t you want to be six?

        Oh no, I’d play hooky and do total exploring. :D I’d bring my katana too. Sneak it through.

        :lol: Rats…

      • 31 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 19, 2014 at 01:23

        You have asked me many times before and I don’t believe I am any closer to having that number than I was 6 months ago. So not 18 nor 25… :lol: 50?

        You would, then I will reconsider my words. We would have lots to see for sure. I think the katana would be useful since we would be traveling in less than favorable conditions at times. A lady will also teach me to make tortillas properly, as I teach her jokes in english. We will eat everything she cooks. Twill be a blast! ;)

        That’s what she said!! *searching under her chair*

      • 32 Professor VJ Duke March 19, 2014 at 14:04

        I do not ask! You try and guess! Then, I ask! Dadblamery! How old are you, Audith?

        :lol: You teaching jokes…now that would be hilarious! I’ll only eat the good things, though.

        She did not!

      • 33 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 19, 2014 at 15:45

        That is sooooo not true, Duke. Do not fib! I just celebrated a milestone… so I am older than you.

        It would be very funny. I cannot wait teach there. Me too, I don’t think she would try to make anything gross. I won’t eat the head off of anything, so I will make that point very clear.


      • 34 Professor VJ Duke March 19, 2014 at 22:28

        That is a fibeth, Audith!

        Haha, eat the head off anything… Not even the professor would do that!

      • 35 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 20, 2014 at 02:00

        What is a fibeth, Duketh? :lol: My age or the fact that you never ask me how old I think you are….hmm. :D

        Yucketh!! I only eat good things, so I think we’d be okay.

      • 36 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 12:17

        Both of them! But now that you brought it up, how old do you suppose the professor is?

        Well, then, good. I know the professor would trust your cooking.

      • 37 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 20, 2014 at 13:34

        I just answered that…see and you wonder why I don’t believe you. To refresh. ..25 or 50. :lol:


      • 38 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:19

        That’s not fair, dadblameit! One of two ages…I’m really past 80.

        Yes, he would! Even the fish… lol

      • 39 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 20, 2014 at 23:59

        One of two??? So you are 25…I knew it. :) I’m an old soul, too. ;)

        Ohh! Let’s make fish tacos!!! Yum!

      • 40 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:32

        Not at all! I’m…I’m…now I don’t remember. Old souls are great, I think.

        Didn’t we talk about that before? It does ring a bell. But I could have been just imagining it.

      • 41 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 21, 2014 at 02:36

        I don’t remember either…

        Maybe it was a conversation about guacamole. .. yum.

      • 42 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:50

        Oh yes, that sounds really right. Love that stuff.

      • 43 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 21, 2014 at 03:03

        Me too

      • 44 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 17:13


  6. 45 Debbie March 17, 2014 at 19:32

    I think #1 wins this week. Too many people don’t bother to think at all, as evidenced everywhere one looks.

    Updating the blog? Sounds like a major project. I’ve updated mine several times already because I was feeling restless and needing a change. Good luck with that!

    • 46 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:36

      Exactly, Debbie! (I fear it could be the case with the professor, too.)

      Thank you! I hope a brick wall doesn’t fall on me, don’t you?

  7. 47 FictionFan March 17, 2014 at 18:20

    No. 1 is the winner. The Professor should give up thinking and read a good book instead. Merlin should…just give up.

    Blame Mic!

    Poor Ruber could never turn out like DS unless he does some serious work on developing his evil chuckle…

    I do hope the Professor wasn’t being rude and crude…

    • 48 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:32

      :lol: :lol: It’s brutal, FEF, but I know you’re telling me what’s best. :lol: Yes, Merlin should! Mine was better! I’ll take second place, please.

      Yes! Or…the indian!

      He does have a chuckle, though.

      Well, I didn’t think so. I was actually trying to compliment a woman.

      • 49 FictionFan March 18, 2014 at 03:09

        :lol: Glad to be helpful! Oh, you always take first place over the befuddled old fool, C-W-W…even when you’re being a teensy little bit befuddled yourself…

        Is George helping?? Ooh, you can’t blame him! He’s blameless, dadblameit!

        He does…but he needs more practice. He takes life too seriously…what’s the point of nuking your dad if you don’t enjoy it?

        Tchah! You’re not ready for that yet. You need to spend a couple of years practicing first…on me…

      • 50 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 12:43

        I really couldn’t believe how truthful you were being… :lol: And thank you.

        Yes, I suppose he is, overall. I’ll just blame myself.

        :lol: That’s a good point. I can’t believe you remember that!

        Well, she wanted a compliment, so I had to hurry and find one. She wasn’t happy at all. Haven’t I complimented you in the past?

      • 51 FictionFan March 18, 2014 at 17:12

        Honest to a fault… ;)

        Well, blaming yourself is kind of like blaming Mic, really…

        Of course I remember! The first time I heard Zez’s gurgle – indelibly etched in my memory. We don’t get enough Zez, IMO.

        I hope you’re going to tell us the full story. Yes, you have (though you’ve also stuck your tongue out at me on many occasions, Cheeky Chicky) but complimenting is a thing that should be done regularly and repeatedly – it’s not a one-off! Practice makes perfect!

      • 52 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 23:56

        Maybe I like that…

        The professor is…that’s gasbaggery!

        You want more Zez?

        Yes, I’ll tell the whole dadblame story. The professor isn’t the complimenting kind, you know.

      • 53 FictionFan March 19, 2014 at 01:20

        :lol: But I think the Professor is probably a greater thinker than he thinks…

        Can you be…no, surely not…calling me a…gasbag?!?

        Ooh, yes, please! There’s nothing quite like a small orange gurgling goblin for cheering things up…

        Oh yes he is! He can be quite charming when he chooses. Wickedly charming!

      • 54 Professor VJ Duke March 19, 2014 at 14:03

        I hope so. But I’m rather sure I’m dull in that area. I’ll leave the thinking to you, FEF.

        Not at all! It was just a lovely term, and now look what you’ve done to it!

        Okay, I shall keep that in mind!

        Well, I think this might count, then.

      • 55 FictionFan March 19, 2014 at 15:41

        Hmm…that could be dangerous. perhaps we should take turns…

        Me?? How did it turn out to be my fault?? (Though I agree it is a lovely term.)

        (American transl: I shall immediately forget all about it.)

        Definitely wicked, anyway!

      • 56 Professor VJ Duke March 19, 2014 at 22:24

        Haha, okay, then. You go first…

        Well, you turned it into an insult when it clearly wasn’t!

        Not at all! Does the professor lie like that?

        And here I thought you’d be on my side.

      • 57 FictionFan March 20, 2014 at 17:07

        Ok…I think…it’s time for chocolate! Your turn…

        I think I see a little Professorial pout there. *wink* (This smiley business could get tiring – you may just have to imagine when I’m joking in future.

        Lie is such a strong word – I’m convinced of the Professor’s good intentions…

        Did you? A triumph of hope over experience.

      • 58 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:46

        *laughing* Not fair! It could be time for cherries.

        The professor never pouts. Only girls do that sort of thing.

        Thanks, FEF.

        Audith wants me to take Amelia out. Should I?

      • 59 FictionFan March 21, 2014 at 14:06

        Two heads are better than one. Chocolate cherries…

        Ok, then the Professor was being a little huffy-hummy…is that better?

        On a date? Or with a hunting rifle…?

      • 60 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 17:30

        Sometimes, that is. Only sometimes.

        No! Not at all, dadblameit.

        Haha, I’d like too with a rifle, but I think it’s a date…

      • 61 FictionFan March 21, 2014 at 19:45

        Perhaps not if there’s only one pair of shoulders admittedly…

        Ok I believe you *rolls eyes disbelievingly*

        Well, I’ve always made it my policy in life to avoiding dating people I’d like to shoot…does that help?

      • 62 Professor VJ Duke March 22, 2014 at 01:08

        Yes, that’s what I was thinking.

        Good noodles!

        Hahaha. Yes, that helps…but I wanna shoot her! Now what?

      • 63 FictionFan March 23, 2014 at 15:23

        Twin minds… *terrified face*

        Then I suggest the Professor must look elsewhere for a soulmate…does Schwarzy have a sister? We could double-date. (Just remember that whoever you date, you better not dance with her…not till we’ve danced our cotillion first. *Threatening face*)

      • 64 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:36

        The professor doesn’t want a soulmate, and he doesn’t want to dance, and he doesn’t want to dance!!! How’s that?

      • 65 FictionFan March 24, 2014 at 15:54

        Methinks the gentleman doth protest too much! Anyway, you should take that up with Audrey – ’twas not I who suggested the Professor should date the unfortunate girl in the first place. (Doesn’t he even want to dance with FF? *devastated face complete with quivering lip and one small tear* )

      • 66 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 19:49

        Huff-Hum. (I’d like six tears, and lots of wrinkles first!)

      • 67 FictionFan March 24, 2014 at 22:22

        (Good noodles! You drive a hard bargain! OK, the tears should be easy, and I’m working on the wrinkles – but the Professor better be worth it after all this… *wrinkly face* )

      • 68 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 02:00

        (What did I promise?)

      • 69 FictionFan March 25, 2014 at 14:13

        (I don’t know. What did you promise?)

      • 70 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 19:42

        (To…send you a sword?)

      • 71 FictionFan March 25, 2014 at 22:52

        (Eh? I think the Professor must be confusing me with someone else again…)

      • 72 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 00:25

        Never ever! It was to dance. And I already told you, I would–with you. If you didn’t laugh at me.

      • 73 FictionFan March 26, 2014 at 14:43

        Would I ever laugh at my C-W-W? *innocent face* I might laugh with him though…

      • 74 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 18:34

        I think we’d both laugh lots. But it would be a time to remember, I’m sure.

      • 75 FictionFan March 26, 2014 at 22:58

        *big smile*

      • 76 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 14:14


  8. 77 ladycheetah7 March 17, 2014 at 18:01

    Proverbs #1 is winner winner chicken dinner.
    I cannot believe you had a public outburst at Ruber’s Catering and I missed it. Set a date on a public apology yet?

    • 78 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:30

      No! I shan’t apologize. Do you think I should?

      • 79 ladycheetah7 March 17, 2014 at 22:52

        Well, what happened@ Ruber’s Catering and then I can determine if an apology is in order. I must say when you wrote that you hadn’t apologized, it must have been very serious indeed.

      • 80 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:54

        Well, it’s not near as bad as everyone made it out to be. I’ll tell you Wednesday. But it had to do with paying a compliment to a woman. I shouldn’t have. But she asked.

      • 81 ladycheetah7 March 17, 2014 at 22:56

        Hmm interesting. A woman asking for a compliment. This should be good. Looking forward to hearing it.

      • 82 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 23:17

        I’m so dull at times. You should have told me what to do.

  9. 83 Brenda March 17, 2014 at 15:52

    Lovely proverbs, first is my favorite. That Salami has a real attitude! Always happy to drop by and chuckle. :-)

    • 84 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:29

      He sure does, Brenda! Always great to have you. What do you think of my proverb? :)

  10. 85 Jackie March 17, 2014 at 15:44

    No favorite proverb this time – I like them all.

    More delightful cashew things? Be still my heart – I can’t wait!

    That must have been some scene you made if it made the news! Is an apology forthcoming, Professor?

    • 86 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:25

      Even the professorish one? I’m honored!

      Yes! :D It’s got me excited, Jackie!

      No! At least, I don’t want to. I’ll tell the story Wednesday. I don’t think it was my fault, you see.

      • 87 Jackie March 18, 2014 at 14:42

        I understand! So instead of an apology how about a statement explaining why?

        I was out the other day and I spotted these two birds. For some reason that I can’t figure out they reminded me of Punchy Lands. I thought it was rather strange and I thought you might like to know. :-D

      • 88 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 17:03

        Do you think that might work better?

        :lol: I’d love to know! Thanks for showing me. Yes, they look like they might sit somewhere close to DS’s house, huh?

      • 89 Jackie March 18, 2014 at 17:18

        Yes and yeah I agree!

      • 90 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 23:59


  11. 91 Bethy March 17, 2014 at 14:55

    I think that the proverbs are interesting! Maybe Merlin’s is my favorite?

    I think that’s an excellent reason for making Ruber brush his teeth!

    20 years huh? That seemeth like quite a longish time.

    • 92 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:57

      Ooo, now that is interesting! I must know why. :D

      Yes, me too. DS was rather abrupt, though.

      Yes, it does. But when you’ve lived as long as I have it doesn’t seem that long. :D

      • 93 Bethy March 17, 2014 at 15:46

        Short and to the point. I often feel that way myself if you need another reason. :D

        Isn’t he usually? I mean he likes to laugh a lot and he has a great one, but he isn’t one for long detailed conversations.

        I don’t know what to say about that :P

      • 94 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:29

        That’s a great reason, though I feel slighted! ;)

        That’s so true… :lol: Unless he’s speaking with Ruber.

        That’s because you don’t believe me, do you?

      • 95 Bethy March 17, 2014 at 23:54

        Well you said yourself it wasn’t really a proverb. I liked yours as an ambiguous paragraph!

        That is correct. I guess they have to speak in more then monosyllables to hatch their evil pots.

        Well no not exactly. You don’t act old. You still lkke to play and goof around and dont whine excessively about your oldness. I know a 90+ year old who cant see or hear real well but she still comes into church weekly to help fold bulletins…thats not old either. It is all in your mind. :)

      • 96 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 12:37

        :lol: That’s exactly what it was, too, Bethy. :)

        Yes, I bet so.

        Huff-Hum. I’m going to start complaining then…

      • 97 Bethy March 18, 2014 at 12:48

        If you start complaining I won’t listen :P

      • 98 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 16:54

        Huff-Hum to you madam. I’m double your age probably!

      • 99 Bethy March 18, 2014 at 18:28


        Oh! You’re trying to tell me to be respectful of my elders?

      • 100 Professor VJ Duke March 19, 2014 at 00:02

        Yes, that’s it! Even the playful ones. :D

  12. 101 walt walker March 17, 2014 at 13:57

    Will you be issuing a statement of apology, P.VJ? Just curious. Not so much about the statement, though. More so about The Scene.

    On the other hand, I do so love when people refuse to apologize. Especially when they shout “I refuse!”

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

      I don’t know, Walt! Should I? I mean, if you’d like I could tell the story of the scene. Personally, I thought I was in the right, you know.

      :lol: So, I should refuse then!

  13. 103 L. Marie March 17, 2014 at 13:54

    I couldn’t possibly choose a favorite proverb, because that would mean choosing between the three of you and someone’s feelings would be hurt.

    I don’t know why Mr. Ratherquite thinks he can get the best of Daddy Salami in an argument. Weapons are always much better with DS.

    I would like someone to investigate how Ruber got into the catering business.

    • 104 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:53

      Well, rule the professor out. We know that was dadblamery. Shnod’s is the best. (But there is something appealing about Merlin’s, isn’t there?)

      :lol: Right on! I think it would be dreadfully frustrating to argue with DS, for sure.

      Sure thing! Is this a question for Freedwoppen?

      • 105 L. Marie March 18, 2014 at 13:31

        Yes, that’s a question for Freedwoppen.

      • 106 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 16:59

        Okay, then!

  14. 107 Anja March 17, 2014 at 13:52

    Maybe the professor should try meditating to center his thoughts.

    • 108 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:52

      But I have such a hard time doing it. How does one do it?

      • 109 Anja March 18, 2014 at 00:22

        You have to sit still for a bit….I do it on my own or with an app :)

      • 110 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 12:39

        Are you going to help me sort my mind still? I’m in a horrible ditch as of now.

      • 111 Anja March 18, 2014 at 13:02

        Of course. What do you need

      • 112 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 16:56

        Am I that far gone?

      • 113 Anja March 19, 2014 at 00:41

        I hope not!!!!

      • 114 Professor VJ Duke March 19, 2014 at 14:01

        Me too! :)

  15. 115 PorterGirl March 17, 2014 at 13:50

    Lovely proverbs, as ever. The Professor’s proverb is very interesting, I agree with it completely. I should like to attend one of Merlin’s lectures – they might be very interesting, but if they are as dull as they sound I could have a little sleep!

    A blog revamp, eh? How marvelous! I am attempting a similar feat myself. I look forward to seeing the new layout!

    A make over for Cashew City is thrilling. I hope it is even bigger and better than before :D

    • 116 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:52

      :lol: Very true, Lucy. We should go together. Sometimes, though, Merlin can be a little mean. He’s the type that singles out students. But I’m sure you know all about that sort of thing.

      Sort of new layout. Different pages and changes and such. Ooo, which site are you updating? (I love blog revamping–when I’m not doing it!)

      Yes, me too!

      • 117 PorterGirl March 17, 2014 at 15:03

        Secret Diary is getting a whole new look, a ‘members only’ section (don’t worry – I will send you the passwords, you are a valued member of Old College) and the blog will run in conjunction with the PorterGirl web series (which will be bigger & better versions of The Head Porter Chronicles). It’s a lot of work!

      • 118 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:22

        That sounds awesome! (Can’t wait to get the passwords. :) And thanks. I really do enjoy it. Hope everything has improved!)

        I didn’t know there was a PorterGirl web series!

      • 119 PorterGirl March 17, 2014 at 22:26

        There isn’t yet, but there soon will be! There is much afoot in the world of Old College. I will send you the passwords directly :)

      • 120 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:51

        Nice! I’m excited about this, Lucy!

      • 121 PorterGirl March 17, 2014 at 23:00

        So am I! I will make sure you are the first to know about new developments :)

      • 122 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 23:18

        I’m honored!

  16. 123 The Dancing Rider March 17, 2014 at 13:30

    I love the professor’s proverb. Probably because I experience thinking in the same way. Lol.

    As for revamping the blog —- if you need to blame something, blame thinking! ;-)

    Cackle, cackle. That’s why I love Daddy Salami! Mr. Ratherquite so tries to be gallant, doesn’t he?! :/

    Uh oh. Well, the cashew news is good. But Mr. Magi hibernating whilst Dr. Zau is inthe lands?! Worried …… And would you actually apologize in public professor? I must know what occurred at Ruber’s Catering!

    • 124 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:50

      I’m so glad to hear that! I was just about to think there was something wrong with me. I can never think on what I want to think on. It’s a curse! :)

      :lol: Good idea, DR. My dull mind is in need for some blame.

      He does. But you like how DS took care of him, don’t you?

      Well, I was attacked–verbally–by a lady. And I must have said something insulting. I can tell the story this week, if you’d like. I don’t know! Should I apologize?

      • 125 The Dancing Rider March 17, 2014 at 20:35

        I do like how DS took care of him?

        As for the verbal attack, of course I want to hear the story. Sometimes an apology is NOT in order! :)

      • 126 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:43

        Yes, he deserved it.

        That’s right. Well, I tried to compliment a woman, and…

      • 127 The Dancing Rider March 18, 2014 at 13:37

        Hmph. Sometimes such compliments don’t work, even if they are well-intended and genuine!

      • 128 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 17:00

        I suppose you’re right. You should have told me!

      • 129 The Dancing Rider March 18, 2014 at 20:35

        Nope. I’m not being guilted into this, that is for certain! I’m sure you meant well, professor! :)

      • 130 Professor VJ Duke March 19, 2014 at 00:09

        :lol: Sorry, DR! Yes, yes. I meant very well.

      • 131 The Dancing Rider March 19, 2014 at 13:19

        I know you did. I could tell you some stories, too, from my work-a-day past, told to me by male coworkers! One can never tell when one may be completely misinterpreted! :)

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

        :lol: Thanks, DR. I think in the future I’ll just adopt the no compliment approach.

  1. 1 Thinking is such a hard pastime that the majority of people opt to never give it a go. | Diario di un Movie Fanatic Savant Trackback on March 17, 2014 at 13:53

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