About the professor

NOTE: The smileys have been ruined, so the professor shan’t use them again. Unless, of course, they get their act together and repent.

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This whole week has been off the Punchy Blogging Schedule. I admit this freely. And it must be because the professor is rebellious.

Today, I think I’ll tell you a bit about myself.

1. The professor’s job is to chronicle the Punchy Lands.

Now I know that sounds quite silly, but it’s true. And it’s a dangerous job. So, respect must be shown, dadblameit! 

2. The professor—despite what the legends say—does not usually wear a top hat.

3. I would rather live in the first picture below than in the second picture below.

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And it’s a hard choice, because I don’t think I’d fancy living in pictures.

4. My age is always questioned, but it remains constant.

It’s said that the professor is timeless, or older than the mountains yet younger than the stars. But I’ll say it a different, clearer, way: I’m younger than what half of you suppose, and way older than you thought possible. Or, it can be said like this: I’m older than you know, and younger than you don’t know.

5. Contrary to what I’ve said, I’m not really sweet at all. Only sometimes.

Now, consider this an open post. Ask me any questions about myself, and I’ll give you an honest answer.

A picture of the professor: Mr. Shrub.

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608 Responses to “About the professor”


  1. 1 erinkenobi2893 March 31, 2014 at 18:09

    Would you rather be able to fly or to breathe underwater, and if you had any superpower, Force power, or magical power, what would it be? :-P

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:57

      Definitely fly! I’d love it. And…definitely the force! You know, I already consider myself a sith. And don’t you think a bit like Hector?

      • 3 erinkenobi2893 March 31, 2014 at 22:45

        Hector who???
        And I’d rather breathe underwater… *cough* *cough* Since when have Kenobis liked flying? :-P
        I would probably be the what-do-you-call-ems, the Jedi who focus mainly on mental disciplines, though I’d also love to be able to use a lightsaber and would probably use Ataru, the acrobatic style, or Shien, which is pretty much “defensive offense”, though to make up for both of them I’d also have to use Soresu, which has a better defense than Shien, since I’m kind of slim and slight (although in real life I’m taller than Ewan McGregor.)

      • 4 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:35

        He was a hero in the Trojan war!

        Underwater? But how could you get to…say, Spain if you had to?

        Which one does Mace Windu use? How tall is he?

      • 5 erinkenobi2893 April 1, 2014 at 14:13

        Oh, right. *facepalm* Silly me.
        I could swim! ^_^ And walk. :-P
        Mace Windu uses Vapaad–it’s a more aggressive style which allows him to actually use his enemy’s strengths himself. It’s sort of… redirection, turning the Dark Side on its user. (Shien and Soresu focus on redirection as well, but mainly on physical attacks.)
        I think Mace Windu is among the tallest characters in Star Wars… 6’2? 6’3? Somewhere in that range. (Qui-Gon Jinn is taller but then, he dwarfs EVERYBODY! :-P)

      • 6 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:30

        I’m sure you knew!

        You can’t walk to Spain, can you?

        I like the sound of Vapaad. Could I learn it do you think?

        How tall is Obi-Wan?

      • 7 erinkenobi2893 April 1, 2014 at 19:45

        I can breathe underwater, remember? So I can walk partway and swim the rest. :-P
        Maybe. How good is your self-control?
        He’s about 5’10… I’m an inch taller than him. Which Anakin thinks is funny but Obi-Wan is not bothered by. :-P

      • 8 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:24

        Well, that’s amazing. But you’ll still have to worry about sharks!

        Fairly good, I think. How does one tell?

        Yes, I’m sure Obi-Wan wouldn’t be bothered by such a thing.

      • 9 erinkenobi2893 April 2, 2014 at 12:31

        Sharks are overrated. I mean, look at how Kit Fisto totally kicks Riff Tamson’s behind in the Clone Wars… nevermind. :-P Anyway, I’d have my (waterproof) lightsaber with me, and a lightsaber cauterizes where it cuts so there wouldn’t be any blood and no more sharks would come! X-P
        By the amount of shouting one does at one’s siblings. :-3
        :-P Anakin has been getting on his nerves lately, though, and been hanging out with Nadya, the scoundrel-type-girl in my Nano novel. The two of them are being pests quite a bit… (The Chosen One, in this capacity at least, is extremely overrated.)

      • 10 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:59

        Well, then I think you’d make it. I’d be flying over top you the whole way. Completely dry, I should add! Who’s Kit Fisto?

        That’s exactly what I think about The Chosen One. Actually, I think you should take him out.

      • 11 erinkenobi2893 April 2, 2014 at 13:01

        Kit Fisto is the Nautolan Jedi in Attack of the Clones who pushes a battle droid over on top of the mis-assembled 3P0. :-P
        Actually, I one-upped him. I joined the group that writes stories where Obi-Wan is the Chosen One. X-P

      • 12 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 13:03

        Oh, I think I remember that.

        That’s the spirit! Now make the professor the Chosen one!

      • 13 erinkenobi2893 April 2, 2014 at 13:59

        :-P
        I thought the whole point of being the Chosen One was not being a Sith? :-P

      • 14 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 17:13

        Siths are really bad, are they?

      • 15 erinkenobi2893 April 2, 2014 at 17:45

        Nah… but after a while, being evil is no fun. :-P Or is it? I don’t know, my only evil streak was in tormenting my poor characters too much.

      • 16 Professor VJ Duke April 3, 2014 at 02:02

        Haha! Well…does you suppose the professor is wicked?

      • 17 erinkenobi2893 April 3, 2014 at 13:57

        Not particularly :-P

      • 18 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 01:56

        But I am!

      • 19 erinkenobi2893 April 4, 2014 at 13:00

        Indeed? :-O
        ;-P

      • 20 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 13:31

        Well…well…yes!

      • 21 erinkenobi2893 April 4, 2014 at 15:27

        :-O
        That emote is fun ^_^

      • 22 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 18:50

        It is! I think it is.

      • 23 erinkenobi2893 April 5, 2014 at 18:58

        :-P Messing around with the emoticons is fun, too.

      • 24 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2014 at 13:33

        It is! I even made a professorish smiley.

      • 25 erinkenobi2893 April 7, 2014 at 16:33

        Ooooh ooooooh ooooh! May I see it please? :-D

      • 26 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 01:29

        Sure! Here it is: ==]:-{)=

      • 27 erinkenobi2893 April 8, 2014 at 13:01

        COOOL! X-D

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 23:18

        But I’m not sure it looks like me.

      • 29 erinkenobi2893 April 9, 2014 at 12:17

        Well, you don’t think that these silly grins actually look like me, do you? X-P Maybe it’s because I’ve got the weirdest crooked grin in real life… :-P

      • 30 Professor VJ Duke April 9, 2014 at 18:38

        I don’t know! What’s the last face mean?

      • 31 erinkenobi2893 April 9, 2014 at 19:17

        It’s just a silly face… with the tongue sticking out. ;-)

      • 32 Professor VJ Duke April 10, 2014 at 01:06

        Cool. I need to learn more silly faces, you know.

      • 33 erinkenobi2893 April 10, 2014 at 11:32

        Like this one:
        – o
        O
        That’s a squint and startlement, by the way. ;-P

      • 34 Professor VJ Duke April 10, 2014 at 19:44

        Yes! Thanks. Now I didn’t know that.

      • 35 erinkenobi2893 April 10, 2014 at 23:38

        Hey, it deleted my formatting?! :-(

      • 36 Professor VJ Duke April 11, 2014 at 18:30

        Oh! Did it? So the face wasn’t right, then.

      • 37 erinkenobi2893 April 11, 2014 at 19:50

        It was supposed to look like this:
        – o
        O
        If that works, this time…

      • 38 Professor VJ Duke April 11, 2014 at 22:30

        Oh dear. I don’t think it worked. The force must not be strong here. Rats.

      • 39 erinkenobi2893 April 12, 2014 at 00:23

        Maybe if you viewed it on the actual post instead of in the drop-down thingy?

      • 40 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 12:31

        Aha! Yes, I see it. It’s rather nice, I think.

      • 41 erinkenobi2893 April 14, 2014 at 18:21

        :-D Yay!

      • 42 erinkenobi2893 April 11, 2014 at 19:52

        It’s working now… *confused*

      • 43 Professor VJ Duke April 11, 2014 at 22:32

        Did it work?

      • 44 erinkenobi2893 April 12, 2014 at 00:54

        If you view it on the blog and not in the comment-reply window thing, yes. :-S

      • 45 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 12:46

        Yes, I see it now.

      • 46 erinkenobi2893 April 14, 2014 at 18:19

        Good. :-) Stupid reader thingy. :-P

      • 47 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 18:33

        I know! What the heck with it.

      • 48 erinkenobi2893 April 16, 2014 at 22:42

        It’s probably possessed….. 0_0

      • 49 Professor VJ Duke April 17, 2014 at 16:08

        *two gulps and steps backwards*

      • 50 erinkenobi2893 April 17, 2014 at 17:44

        Forbearne! *sets fire to it X-P* YAY! Finally, mah spell worked!!! :-D

      • 51 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 15:45

        And I bet it’s a freeing feeling.

      • 52 erinkenobi2893 April 18, 2014 at 17:10

        It is. X-D I am the most inept warlock the Internet has ever seen, so, when my spells actually go RIGHT for once… :-P

      • 53 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 17:44

        Well, you’re much better than me, you know.

      • 54 erinkenobi2893 April 18, 2014 at 22:28

        Ah, but you’re a Sith, not a warlock. :-P

      • 55 Professor VJ Duke April 21, 2014 at 13:04

        That’s true, I suppose. Warlocks aren’t as powerful, I thought.

      • 56 erinkenobi2893 April 21, 2014 at 16:48

        Yeah… but we (when we actually KNOW what we’re doing, unlike me) have some different options. Possibly more. I haven’t counted.

      • 57 Professor VJ Duke April 21, 2014 at 21:03

        *laughing* But can girls be Warlocks?

      • 58 erinkenobi2893 April 21, 2014 at 21:29

        Yeah… at least in BBC’s Merlin, which is the tradition I follow. :-P Witch, warlock, wizard… they’re all actually interchangeable, if you look at the origins. :-)

      • 59 Professor VJ Duke April 22, 2014 at 13:50

        Aha! I’ve always wondered about that, you know. How about ninjas?

      • 60 erinkenobi2893 April 22, 2014 at 14:41

        Historically, yes! Girls were/have been/are ninjas as well. :-D

      • 61 Professor VJ Duke April 23, 2014 at 00:23

        Well now! Oh yes I bet so. I think a girl would probably be good at it.

      • 62 erinkenobi2893 April 23, 2014 at 13:00

        :-) Probably. If I could get my clingy tag-along little sister Raya to stop following me, I might make a good ninja. ;-P

      • 63 Professor VJ Duke April 23, 2014 at 18:37

        *laughing lots* Well…train her, then!

      • 64 erinkenobi2893 April 23, 2014 at 19:10

        That’s the problem. *looks this way and that* I fear that if I did, she might use her talents for NEFARIOUS PURPOSES and UNMITIGATED EVIL. :-P

      • 65 Professor VJ Duke April 24, 2014 at 14:10

        Which would be really coolio!

      • 66 erinkenobi2893 April 24, 2014 at 14:16

        True, but then she’d be in my hair even more than she is now. >:-/

      • 67 Professor VJ Duke April 24, 2014 at 15:06

        Well, I need a bodyguard. Does she do that work?

      • 68 erinkenobi2893 April 24, 2014 at 15:35

        She’s four… so not yet. :-S

      • 69 Professor VJ Duke April 24, 2014 at 22:59

        Oh… *laughs* But soon! Unless you’d like the job.

      • 70 erinkenobi2893 April 24, 2014 at 23:03

        Yes, I think I would. I need another job. ;-P

      • 71 Professor VJ Duke April 24, 2014 at 23:30

        Are you good at it, would you say?

      • 72 erinkenobi2893 April 24, 2014 at 23:41

        Yes, I think so. I’m even pretty good at deflecting blaster fire–I tested it IRL with my brother’s toy bow and arrows and a foam dueling saber. :-P

      • 73 Professor VJ Duke April 25, 2014 at 12:45

        Haha. Similar to a test the professor tried and failed.

      • 74 erinkenobi2893 April 25, 2014 at 15:14

        Really? What was the test?

      • 75 Professor VJ Duke April 25, 2014 at 18:17

        Well, it was with a foam gun. I had my sparring partner fire some of the foam bullets at me. Couldn’t really bloke many of them.

      • 76 erinkenobi2893 April 25, 2014 at 22:57

        My brother was shooting foam-tipped dowels at me. ;-P

      • 77 Professor VJ Duke April 26, 2014 at 16:00

        Does that mean you’re way better? *hangs head*

      • 78 erinkenobi2893 April 26, 2014 at 17:02

        No, it just means that my brother loves archery and I wish I could do it too. :-P Besides, I’m pretty sure your foam bullet things were flying faster.

      • 79 Professor VJ Duke April 27, 2014 at 18:49

        They did come fast! You should throw some knives.

      • 80 erinkenobi2893 April 27, 2014 at 19:52

        X-D Yeah! That would be so awesome!

      • 81 Professor VJ Duke April 28, 2014 at 14:36

        It’s so fun!

      • 82 erinkenobi2893 April 28, 2014 at 22:25

        IKR?! ^_^ I have a sort of wood long-knife/stiletto I made. I can throw it pretty accurately, though it’s not sharp.

      • 83 Professor VJ Duke April 29, 2014 at 17:40

        Throwing knives can be dadblame sharp. One time, one bounced back at me!

      • 84 erinkenobi2893 April 29, 2014 at 17:45

        0_0 What happened? Are you okay?!

      • 85 Professor VJ Duke April 29, 2014 at 18:03

        Oh yes. The blade, luckily, wasn’t pointing my way!

      • 86 erinkenobi2893 April 30, 2014 at 14:07

        That must have been scary!

      • 87 Professor VJ Duke April 30, 2014 at 16:08

        It was a…was a boing!

      • 88 erinkenobi2893 May 1, 2014 at 14:35

        Wow! (Is “a boing” Punchy Landish for something in particular? :-P)

      • 89 Professor VJ Duke May 1, 2014 at 20:03

        I’m not sure! I just happened upon it. What do you think?

      • 90 erinkenobi2893 May 2, 2014 at 12:01

        It probably is. ;-)

      • 91 Professor VJ Duke May 2, 2014 at 13:05

        I think it’s coolio.

      • 92 erinkenobi2893 May 2, 2014 at 13:18

        Yup. X-D

      • 93 Professor VJ Duke May 2, 2014 at 20:46

        *smiles oddly*

      • 94 erinkenobi2893 May 3, 2014 at 19:35

        *grins mischievously back*

      • 95 Professor VJ Duke May 5, 2014 at 12:36

        *laughs*

      • 96 erinkenobi2893 May 5, 2014 at 14:38

        We’re coining terms now! X-P

      • 97 Professor VJ Duke May 5, 2014 at 17:41

        Fun, isn’t it?

      • 98 erinkenobi2893 May 5, 2014 at 23:18

        Of course. ;-) First term I’ve coined since “twilightmare.” X-P

      • 99 Professor VJ Duke May 5, 2014 at 23:35

        Is that a horse or a type of dream?

      • 100 erinkenobi2893 May 6, 2014 at 00:11

        Both, I think. :-P It’s also the term for what happens when you hate vampire romances and get attacked by fans of said romances. X-P

      • 101 Professor VJ Duke May 6, 2014 at 12:49

        Aha! I knew of that horrible thingy.

      • 102 erinkenobi2893 May 6, 2014 at 13:15

        *shudders* I know, right? Seriously, that is just… wrong. Even wronger than Vector massaging his behind with a keyboard in Despicable Me.

      • 103 Professor VJ Duke May 6, 2014 at 15:45

        That could be even worse!

      • 104 erinkenobi2893 May 6, 2014 at 17:59

        What? Vector? No, I’m pretty sure that “Twilight” is wronger. :-P

      • 105 Professor VJ Duke May 6, 2014 at 23:03

        I’ve never seen that, I must say.

      • 106 erinkenobi2893 May 7, 2014 at 12:41

        “Twilight” is *evil*. Vampire romances are stupid.

      • 107 Professor VJ Duke May 7, 2014 at 14:22

        Yeah, right? It just makes no dadblame sense!

      • 108 erinkenobi2893 May 8, 2014 at 11:20

        IKR?! Traditionally, vampires are BAD NEWS. Why does this crazy backwards young generation think otherwise!?!
        *is wearing glasses :-P*

      • 109 Professor VJ Duke May 8, 2014 at 14:57

        It’s just odd!

        You are?

      • 110 erinkenobi2893 May 9, 2014 at 14:58

        I know, right?
        Yeah. :-P They’re fancy glasses but practical too. I can’t drive without ’em.

      • 111 Professor VJ Duke May 9, 2014 at 20:48

        Me either!

      • 112 erinkenobi2893 May 10, 2014 at 14:33

        It’s annoying but necessary. :-P *puts on her cloak and looks cool*

      • 113 Professor VJ Duke May 12, 2014 at 12:55

        Rats. I wish I had a cloak.

      • 114 erinkenobi2893 May 13, 2014 at 13:43

        *gives you a long robe* It’s nice and warm too, of nights. ;-)

      • 115 Professor VJ Duke May 14, 2014 at 13:03

        Many thanks!

      • 116 erinkenobi2893 May 15, 2014 at 14:54

        These things are fun. *snuggles up in cloak*

      • 117 Professor VJ Duke May 16, 2014 at 15:10

        There could be slugs in the cloak.

      • 118 erinkenobi2893 May 16, 2014 at 16:34

        No, I just watched it. Besides, slugs like damp things, and this is dry…

      • 119 Professor VJ Duke May 16, 2014 at 23:06

        Oh okay.

      • 120 erinkenobi2893 May 19, 2014 at 12:17

        :-P *pulls up hood and looks mysterious and dangerous* This is another good reason to wear a cloak.

      • 121 Professor VJ Duke May 19, 2014 at 14:52

        *laughs*

      • 122 erinkenobi2893 May 19, 2014 at 16:16

        *sneaks around enemy camp* Methinks the depression bug may be on the other side.

      • 123 Professor VJ Duke May 20, 2014 at 00:01

        Let’s use a torch!

      • 124 erinkenobi2893 May 20, 2014 at 13:11

        Burn the camp for a distraction? Sounds like a good idea to me.

      • 125 Professor VJ Duke May 21, 2014 at 12:40

        Awesome. Here, you do it.

      • 126 erinkenobi2893 May 21, 2014 at 13:38

        *sets fire to a tent with an evil grin* X-P

      • 127 Professor VJ Duke May 21, 2014 at 19:28

        *laughs as well*

      • 128 erinkenobi2893 May 22, 2014 at 12:06

        *sneaks to another tent and knocks it over*

      • 129 Professor VJ Duke May 22, 2014 at 15:56

        *draws his lightsaber*

      • 130 erinkenobi2893 May 22, 2014 at 16:18

        Oops, clumsy me. There were peoples in that tent. :-P

      • 131 Professor VJ Duke May 23, 2014 at 14:43

        Oh dear. Now what?

      • 132 erinkenobi2893 May 23, 2014 at 17:38

        We slip quietly through and see if they chase us.

      • 133 Professor VJ Duke May 25, 2014 at 17:11

        They don’t, I bet.

      • 134 erinkenobi2893 May 25, 2014 at 18:43

        They haven’t got enough brains. Hah! :-P

      • 135 Professor VJ Duke May 26, 2014 at 12:52

        And let’s cut what they’ve got, out!

      • 136 erinkenobi2893 May 26, 2014 at 13:07

        That sounds a bit bloodthirsty… how about we just behead them, rather than attempting any lobotomies? :-P

      • 137 Professor VJ Duke May 26, 2014 at 13:44

        Ooo, okay. that’s how Windu would want it anyway.

      • 138 erinkenobi2893 May 26, 2014 at 14:39

        *cuts the head off of an orc* This is fun. :-P

      • 139 Professor VJ Duke May 26, 2014 at 19:37

        *laughs*

      • 140 erinkenobi2893 May 27, 2014 at 12:25

        *dashes through the enemy camp, attacking orcs*

      • 141 Professor VJ Duke May 27, 2014 at 12:57

        *follows* No match for a lightsaber!

      • 142 erinkenobi2893 May 27, 2014 at 14:12

        That’s weird… I thought Obi-Wan used Soresu. Maybe he was falling back on Ataru, but it looked more like Makashi to me…
        Sorry. I just watched a clip from the most recent Clone Wars by accident and thought the wider sweeps were weird.
        *clonks an orc on the helm* Oh, thou villain!

      • 143 Professor VJ Duke May 27, 2014 at 15:57

        Haha! I still think his lightsaber should be green.

      • 144 erinkenobi2893 May 27, 2014 at 15:58

        Perhaps. I don’t claim to know the mind of George Lucas. :-P Maybe it’s because he is rather aggressive and take-charge-ish at times?

      • 145 Professor VJ Duke May 27, 2014 at 16:03

        I think that could be the ticket right there.

      • 146 erinkenobi2893 May 27, 2014 at 16:12

        Yes… I guess it’s a personality thing, perhaps. (And I have a thing with sea-ice pictures.)

      • 147 Professor VJ Duke May 27, 2014 at 16:14

        Why so?

      • 148 erinkenobi2893 May 27, 2014 at 16:31

        I guess it’s just the shapes in the ice, really, and the varying shades of blue. I think better when I’m calmer, and they’re calming.

      • 149 Professor VJ Duke May 27, 2014 at 20:52

        I think I see what you mean.

      • 150 erinkenobi2893 May 27, 2014 at 21:10

        Yeah.

      • 151 erinkenobi2893 April 24, 2014 at 23:41

        I’m not a bad shot, either. ;-)

      • 152 Professor VJ Duke April 25, 2014 at 12:46

        Better than I am, I warrant!

      • 153 erinkenobi2893 April 25, 2014 at 15:14

        :-P

  2. 154 maryamchahine March 29, 2014 at 08:29

    The Professor leaves us even more mystified than before : ) The underwater shrub is the Professor’s way of saying that “I’m too deep for you all.” ;)

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

      Not at all! The professor is quite dull, you know. Hasn’t it told you a bit more?

      • 156 maryamchahine March 31, 2014 at 15:57

        No, I’m just as gardoobled as ever! The residents of Punchy Land should hire a private investigator to find out who the professor really is, and come back and report. But that might ruin the fun, too! So I guess we will just keep guessing and trying to find out.

      • 157 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:48

        The answer is this: The professor is the professor. I’m not sure beyond that either. Susan knows all about it, though.

      • 158 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:24

        I do not. What do I know?

      • 159 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:16

        Oh dear…you tell me!

      • 160 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:29

        It might take a long time. Would you prefer I sum up?

      • 161 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:17

        Yes, please!

      • 162 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 18:20

        I don’t know nothing.

      • 163 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:46

        Hmm…double negative there!

      • 164 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 21:27

        It works in Portuguese. Eu não sei nada.

      • 165 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:43

        That’s cool.

      • 166 Susan P April 3, 2014 at 12:35

        It works in Spanish, too, and more likely than not in Italian and French.

      • 167 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 01:32

        And professorish, I’ll bet.

      • 168 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 15:20

        Sometimes it might.

      • 169 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 18:43

        That’s what I thought.

      • 170 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 21:33

        I’m still a novice in Professor speak, though.

      • 171 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2014 at 13:15

        Am I?

      • 172 Susan P April 7, 2014 at 17:37

        Nay, sir. With your years of practice, I think you are the standard for Professor Speak.

      • 173 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 01:38

        Years? *laughing* Year…

      • 174 Susan P April 8, 2014 at 12:13

        I was referring to your many years of life experience – surely those are the foundation for Professor speak.

      • 175 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 23:10

        Many years? You know better than that!

      • 176 Susan P April 9, 2014 at 18:07

        An elderly professor must needs have life experience.

      • 177 Professor VJ Duke April 9, 2014 at 18:53

        You’re right. But…but…

      • 178 Susan P April 10, 2014 at 17:13

        So what is the professor’s life experience factor?

      • 179 Professor VJ Duke April 10, 2014 at 20:10

        Different people?

      • 180 Susan P April 11, 2014 at 15:13

        So you’ve had experience interacting with different people. If they all work on the PL, my guess is “different” is a good choice of words. *wink*

      • 181 Professor VJ Duke April 11, 2014 at 18:53

        Hahahaha! But we’re all sane, you know.

      • 182 Susan P April 12, 2014 at 14:47

        You’d like to believe that, wouldn’t you? It’s a fine line between, you know?

      • 183 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 13:05

        *laughing lots* Yes, there is. Punchyness. Yeah, you’re right.

      • 184 Susan P April 14, 2014 at 14:13

        laughing…

      • 185 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 18:17

        *smiles*

    • 186 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 16:04

      No one knows who the Professor really is. For all we know, he may be several people (or someone with a personality disorder). Or, perhaps a shape shifter. He throws out hints from time to time, but there are so many contradictions that to follow all of them in hopes of finding him would drive you mad.

      • 187 maryamchahine March 31, 2014 at 16:09

        Yes, I feel like I’m going mad already, Susan ; ) Even Sherlock Holmes would be befuddled.

      • 188 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 16:26

        Holmes was befuddled quite a bit, I think. :)

      • 189 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:53

        At the professor?

      • 190 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:26

        Pardon me. I was referring to Sherlock Holmes and his habit.

      • 191 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:17

        He was baffled at the professor, you know.

      • 192 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:30

        All of us are baffled by the Professor.

      • 193 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:17

        Even the professor. Even though I’m open and truthful about everything.

      • 194 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 18:21

        But of course you are. Full of integrity and an upright person altogether.

      • 195 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:47

        How do you know?

      • 196 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 21:28

        I read your Punchy horoscope.

      • 197 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:44

        I should read it sometime…if you’d lend it to me.

      • 198 Susan P April 3, 2014 at 12:36

        You have to be kidding! Then you’d know what I know.

      • 199 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 01:33

        I could use it, you know.

      • 200 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 15:21

        It will leave you garboogled.

      • 201 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 18:43

        Aren’t I already?

      • 202 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 21:33

        What’s that? I can’t hear you. What did you say?

      • 203 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2014 at 13:16

        Haha, I am.

      • 204 Susan P April 7, 2014 at 17:42

        are you certain about this?

      • 205 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 01:41

        No…

      • 206 Susan P April 8, 2014 at 12:14

        I think you may be confident that you can be certain about…what were we talking about?

      • 207 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 23:10

        I’m not sure. *laughing*

      • 208 Susan P April 9, 2014 at 18:08

        I *think* it was about your horoscope.

      • 209 Professor VJ Duke April 9, 2014 at 18:54

        I don’t even know what a horoscope is…

      • 210 Susan P April 10, 2014 at 17:13

        Not something I dabble in.

      • 211 Professor VJ Duke April 10, 2014 at 20:10

        Then I probably shouldn’t either, haha!

      • 212 Susan P April 11, 2014 at 15:13

        pfffft

      • 213 Professor VJ Duke April 11, 2014 at 18:54

        For sure!

      • 214 Susan P April 12, 2014 at 14:47

        Grin

  3. 215 British Chick March 24, 2014 at 04:07

    There are new smileys??? ;) I only know how to do these… :( :/ :) …..how do you do laughing ones? Hidden ones? I’m lost…and confused….I may have to hide in one of your pictures until I have things sorted :D

    • 216 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:41

      Laughing ones are like this : lol : Just no spaces between the colons and “lol”. Aren’t they horrible, these new smileys? What are you confused about ?

      • 217 British Chick March 24, 2014 at 15:11

        I like them – I struggle to remember life before. I’m confused however as now I know there are more than just sad, happy, grinning, awkward and winky…. I feel pressured to conform to something previously ignored and I’m not sure why lol

      • 218 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 19:40

        Haha, is there any way the professor can help?

      • 219 British Chick March 24, 2014 at 23:44

        Well a few smileys wouldn’t hurt…… ;) lol

      • 220 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 02:06

        Haha. I suppose not.

  4. 221 The Reading Girl March 23, 2014 at 18:39

    My question is how do you look and your age? Those are my simple questions

    • 222 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:40

      Well…why such hard questions? I’m really not sure how I look. I mean…how can I tell? Do you mean what type of eyebrows do I have? And age…the professor is timeless!

      • 223 The Reading Girl March 24, 2014 at 22:12

        haha i mean yes….your skin color etc. so yeah :D i am pretty sure you have an age :P

      • 224 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 01:59

        Well, white skin and brown hair. How’s that?

  5. 225 daniellajoe March 22, 2014 at 13:21

    It’s always fun visiting with you Mr Professor , and my question is: can we expect a book about all the adventures of punchy lands?? :-) ;-)

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

      Aw, thanks! Always great seeing you here, you know. Written by the professor?

  6. 227 lifeconfusions March 22, 2014 at 11:58

    Okay so Mr. Mysterious Professor, Tell me which is you favorite song and why? :D
    P.S please don’t kill me for saying this but the new smilies are alright ! They are good. Yes the laughing ones are a little confusing but other than that……. :P

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

      Okay! But I’ll have to give you a few, and they change often.
      1. Begin the Beguine (Artie Shaw’s version)
      2. So Close (From Enchanted)
      3. Canarios by Gaspar Sanz (Angel Romero does the best version)
      4. Papa George by Tommy Emmanuel.

      So what do you make of the list?

      You like the smileys?! Impossible! *smiles* How do you do the heart one?

      • 229 lifeconfusions March 26, 2014 at 17:27

        Hmmm, I haven’t heard any of those. I just checked out So close(from enchanted), That was a good one :)
        I see you like more from the classical side.

        And the heart one you are suppose to do like this < 3 without the space.

      • 230 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 18:40

        Yes and no. The professor does like rock and stuff!

        Ah, thanks!

      • 231 lifeconfusions March 26, 2014 at 18:45

        Nothing better than a professor who likes variety then ! ;)
        Thank YOU for the answer ! :)

      • 232 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 13:52

        And thank you for the question!

      • 233 lifeconfusions March 27, 2014 at 19:24

        My pleasure :)

      • 234 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 23:46

        The professor is quite happy.

      • 235 lifeconfusions March 29, 2014 at 07:55

        :)

  7. 236 Painting Pundit March 22, 2014 at 03:21

    The professor may bear a striking resemblance to one of these two guys, but they may also be the professor’s dad blame uncle. Its hard to say.

    • 237 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:08

      Hahahaha! Well, if I had to pick. It’s the first. Don’t you think so? Though, I’m not sure.

  8. 238 krugthethinker March 21, 2014 at 18:45

    Here is another bullet point to add to the list: The Professor makes me laugh!

    • 239 Professor VJ Duke March 22, 2014 at 00:58

      *smiling* Aw, thanks, Krug! The Professor is naturally dull, too.

  9. 240 Jackie March 21, 2014 at 13:26

    That was an interesting read! I don’t have any questions but I will be reading what others say. I enjoy your posts and reading the comments made about your posts. They kinda go hand and I think.

    Oh and about the new emoticons being ruined by WordPress – they did ruin them, I agree! It’s dadblamery I tell you! I’ve been using the new ones but it’s just not the same as the old ones. [insert sad smiley here]

    • 241 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 17:25

      I think you’re exactly right, Jackie. It’s kinda like a community feel, huh?

      Haha, yes. I’ve quit using them. The Professor has gone on strike!

      • 242 Jackie March 21, 2014 at 20:57

        You’re going to be striking for quite some time, Professor. I went and checked out the support forums and most seem to like the new smiliey’s We’re out numbered I think. I also read there are hidden ones now. You can use them if you can figure them out. They won’t provide any sort of key at all. They are so mean!

      • 243 Professor VJ Duke March 22, 2014 at 01:12

        The professor is shocked! Hidden ones? That is mean! Horribly mean. And–everyone likes them better? Not possible, Jackie!!!

      • 244 Jackie March 22, 2014 at 01:56

        Here see for yourself – http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/new-emoticons/ a few of the hidden ones are revealed by a blogger. I have to be honest – I’m kinda getting used to them. But I support your strike and will not cross your picket line – I will refrain from using smilies on your blog.

      • 245 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:00

        Haha! Interesting. Do you know how to do the heart one? And, Jackie, I appreciate that lots, but feel free to use them! Maybe if I see you using them I’ll come to like them. Maybe.

      • 246 Jackie March 24, 2014 at 13:41

        To make the heart you put these two characters together < 3. 8-)

      • 247 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:47

        Thanks, Jackie! And look the cool face. :cool: <3 A heart is dadblamery.

      • 248 Jackie March 24, 2014 at 14:09

        I saw that and used it Ina reply to you! I don’t think It’s as cool as the old cool

      • 249 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 19:37

        Me either. I’m frightfully made about the whole matter. *scowling very meanly*

  10. 250 Me, Myself and DIY March 21, 2014 at 10:54

    I’d say you are a piece of work Professor! (in a good way of course) I am sad for you about the smiley faces for without them I would suffer mightily! I have no ??’s for that key on my keyboard is broken but also because one knows that the Punchiness would not be so Punchy without the mystique. (Thank you spell check for the fix!)

    • 251 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 17:20

      That’s exactly right! Right on. The smileys are a disappointment. Do you suppose they’ll be changed back?

      Man. Broken keyboards are frustrating, huh?

      • 252 Me, Myself and DIY March 21, 2014 at 20:06

        Yes sir. They ARE.

      • 253 Professor VJ Duke March 22, 2014 at 01:10

        What shall we do about it?

      • 254 Me, Myself and DIY March 22, 2014 at 11:57

        We shall…and are….getting it repaired next week by the magical keyboard people.

      • 255 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:11

        Good for you! You know, the professor had such trouble a bits ago.

  11. 256 Veronica March 21, 2014 at 07:10

    I heard the professor recently had a birthday, he is now an age wiser, even if dastardly rabbits get the better of him….

    • 257 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 17:19

      Hi, Veronica! Yes, the professor is a year older–and duller. (How’d you know?) What dastardly rabbits?

      • 258 Veronica March 21, 2014 at 21:10

        We have a mutual friend who is quite good at sharing.

      • 259 Professor VJ Duke March 22, 2014 at 01:13

        Oh yes…but who?

      • 260 Veronica March 22, 2014 at 01:18

        That would be telling now wouldn’t it?

      • 261 Professor VJ Duke March 22, 2014 at 01:23

        Oh dear me! You must tell the poor, dull professor! Pretty–and ugly–please!

      • 262 Veronica March 22, 2014 at 01:28

        I’m sworn to secrecy and I shall deny all knowledge of knowing said person, pretty or ugly. Just know, she’s ok. And you are far from dull.

      • 263 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 12:57

        *shocked down to the bones of the floor* You mean, you won’t tell the professor just a bit, bits, and little bits? The professor is wicked about such things, you know.

      • 264 Veronica March 24, 2014 at 13:03

        Super sorry’s. I just can’t. :-( :-(

      • 265 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:42

        Rats and a Heifer! Then again, the professor is being spied on–which is pretty cool. Don’t you think so? The professor would like to be a spy.

  12. 266 icedmocha34 March 21, 2014 at 01:54

    Agreed. Hate the smileys.
    I’ve heard old people say that they’re “as old as my nose and a bit older than my teeth.”

    • 267 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:49

      Thank you! They’ve completely ruined them. I wonder… :mrgreen: At least, that works. The professor must go without smileys from now on. What about you?

      Now, that is a good saying. A very good one. I think it could describe me.

      • 268 icedmocha34 March 23, 2014 at 23:18

        I’ve been forced to go back to my signature smiley: xp

      • 269 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:40

        Oh, that’s a wicked one! You’re sticking out your tongue!

  13. 270 dysfunctional unit March 21, 2014 at 00:09

    Wonderful insights into an enigmatic man-question-would you fancy living in video?

    • 271 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:35

      Now that is interesting. I think so. What kind of video, though?

      • 272 dysfunctional unit March 21, 2014 at 03:33

        Lol…I’m picturing a magical cross between the Crofts Lidsville, the ol Banana Splits show and Mighty Boosh… :)

      • 273 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 17:17

        Haha, I do think I belong there. How about Donkey Kong?

  14. 274 bardictale March 20, 2014 at 20:21

    A fellow bard is always welcomed, though respect for this trade in this day and age…

    Why would you rather live in the first picture? Would you rather bitter cold than sandy winds?

    Meh. Age. There are many ways for us to put things in a time line. Our revolutions around the sun is just the simplest. For example: I’m 5 different homes old. Or 10 cookbooks old.
    How old is the professor?

    • 275 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:53

      Is that what the Professor is, Bard? A fellow one?

      Well–depends on the clothes. How about you?

      I see! 6 throwing knives! How’s that?

      • 276 walt walker March 21, 2014 at 01:20

        Excellent response, P.VJ! You are older than I thought!

      • 277 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:43

        Yes, the sixth knife was a milestone, I’d say. Wouldn’t you?

      • 278 bardictale March 21, 2014 at 06:49

        Of course! Don’t tell em the professor was unaware if his gifts.

        I’d rather the desert. I like tents.

        Wonderful, wonderful^^

      • 279 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 17:18

        Quite right, quite right.

        You do have a point, there, Bard. But wouldn’t it get too hot?

      • 280 bardictale March 22, 2014 at 17:10

        I must confess, I’ve visited the desert often. The problem isn’t the heat, and a tent takes care of most of the problems anyways.
        You should visit- the sky is a wondrous sight!

      • 281 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:16

        How about the bugs? And what desert have you been to?

      • 282 bardictale March 24, 2014 at 22:35

        Not to bad. Less bothersome than those in a forest.
        The one next door to my home, of course! Why go far?

      • 283 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 02:03

        Where’s your home?

      • 284 bardictale March 25, 2014 at 10:31

        By the sea, as I’ve told you before, my friend.

      • 285 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 13:45

        But what sea, Bard?

      • 286 bardictale March 25, 2014 at 21:12

        A blue sea, where the water is never too cold. I share it with several other people.

      • 287 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 00:14

        The Roman Lake!

      • 288 bardictale March 26, 2014 at 04:35

        Maybe ^~

      • 289 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 18:17

        I got it!

  15. 290 technophile9 March 20, 2014 at 19:35

    Yes the smileys have been destroyed! It angers me!

    And I will not try and guess the professor’s age, though it is an interesting question.

    • 291 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:51

      Yes, me too! Can we rebel, Joe?

      It is, I suppose. I’m not sure though…

  16. 292 desertdweller29 March 20, 2014 at 19:08

    Ah, there’s not enough mystery in the world. I got my answer when I asked your favorite books. Keep the intrigue, I say!

    • 293 desertdweller29 March 20, 2014 at 19:11

      Wait. I forgot to add my smiley. :)

      • 294 George Bailey March 20, 2014 at 19:19

        Meow heard that the Egyptians thought cats were a mystery and meow also heard that they worshipped us. Is the Professor a cat purrr chance?

      • 295 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:50

        *laughing* The Professor was just saying how you remind him of Bob! Welcome. The Professor…no, he’s not!

      • 296 George Bailey March 20, 2014 at 19:27

        Meow needs a cat smiley.

      • 297 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:51

        The Professor needed one, too. That’s why I invented one.

      • 298 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:50

        Do you like these new ones?

    • 299 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:50

      Oh, that’s right, you did! The Professor will. (Notice the capital ‘P’!) What did I say my favorite book was? My memory is worse than that of a rats’.

      • 300 desertdweller29 March 21, 2014 at 14:26

        Yay, the Professor is now properly capitalized! Alas, my memory is failing me as well Professor, but I remember your selection of books was a dignified choice. So happy you didn’t fully ban the smiley. I think they’re quite nice when used authentically. :)

      • 301 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 17:36

        Yes, I am! Exactly. I’m sure it was dignified… *laughing* But what about the laughing one?

  17. 302 Louise B. Leger March 20, 2014 at 18:49

    “And it’s a hard choice, because I don’t think I’d fancy living in pictures” hahaha

    • 303 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:49

      Wouldn’t it get dreadfully boring?

      • 304 Louise B. Leger March 21, 2014 at 01:42

        yes, it probably would !

      • 305 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:44

        Unless we picked a professorish picture.

      • 306 Louise B. Leger March 21, 2014 at 04:36

        But the professor is ever-changing. Can’t put that in a picture

      • 307 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 17:18

        Yes! But how’d you know?

      • 308 Louise B. Leger March 21, 2014 at 17:35

        I think you mentioned it once or twice

      • 309 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 17:39

        Did I? Glory be. Oh, I did not! *smiling*

  18. 310 Jules March 20, 2014 at 17:33

    Hi Professor! I still don’t know what’s going on..but I like this post.
    Is there like synopsis of this whole thing..? Please enlighten me.

    • 311 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:49

      Hi, Jules! Well…the Punchy Lands is earth gone crazy! The professor lives there, and I chronicle what I witness. Does that help? Ask direct questions if you have them, please!

  19. 312 FictionFan March 20, 2014 at 16:57

    I don’t know whether I’m more devastated by the horrible smileys or the lack of the top hat. *mad face*

    If the Professor is younger than I suppose, then he must be 81… *wise face*

    I will pass on asking questions – the Professor prefers to remain unknown, remote, distant…an enigma. *imagine smiley of your own choice here*

    • 313 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 18:51

      I know, right? The Professorish person prefers to be left alone. Well, at least in regard with his nom de plume.

      • 314 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:49

        Now that reminds me of Aladdin.

      • 315 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 23:29

        How so?

      • 316 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 23:30

        How does that remind you of Aladdin?

      • 317 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:29

        It’s part of the lyrics in Prince Ali, I think.

      • 318 Susan P March 22, 2014 at 20:33

        Laws. It’s been ages since I saw that movie.

      • 319 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:31

        Would it surprise you to know the professor loves Disney Cartoons?

      • 320 Susan P March 24, 2014 at 16:46

        No, it would not. I grew up with the original Mickey Mouse Club on TV.

      • 321 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 20:00

        Hmm…but would you watch it now? You see, I watch all that stuff now.

      • 322 Susan P March 24, 2014 at 20:33

        My grands watch other things, but kid tv, oh yeah.

      • 323 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 01:48

        Like Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon?

      • 324 Susan P March 25, 2014 at 02:32

        Polar Express, Blues Clues, and some I don’t remember the names of but most of them are pretty cool.

      • 325 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 13:32

        Kung Fu Panda! I like Polar Express.

      • 326 Susan P March 25, 2014 at 22:00

        My grandson spends a lot of his time exercising his thumbs on the iPod.

      • 327 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 00:18

        Listening to things, or watching movies?

      • 328 Susan P March 26, 2014 at 10:53

        Playing games.

      • 329 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 18:20

        That sounds neatio.

      • 330 Susan P March 26, 2014 at 19:20

        It would be nice if he talked to us occasionally.

      • 331 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 13:59

        Oh dear, it would! I used to play cards with my grandma all the time. We had such fun. I miss doing that now. That was ages ago. The professor would probably talk your ear off!

      • 332 Susan P March 27, 2014 at 19:53

        Well, his games are electronic games that he plays by himself.

      • 333 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 23:48

        Yes, I definitely understand that. Well…well!

      • 334 Susan P March 28, 2014 at 11:53

        So I suspected. I play Diner Dash. But I’m old-fashioned and think that when one is with other people one should at least make an effort to interact with real humans on occasion.

      • 335 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2014 at 18:45

        Never heard of that game. I’m old-fashioned, too. Conversation can be so stimulating, you know.

      • 336 Susan P March 28, 2014 at 19:47

        Sometimes it may be.

      • 337 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2014 at 22:28

        It mostly is; siz, it always is!

      • 338 Susan P March 29, 2014 at 13:03

        Except when you are talking to someone who has no sense of humour.

      • 339 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 12:15

        That’s true…it makes it tough. But still intriguing!

      • 340 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 13:44

        Fodder for the forum.

      • 341 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:28

        What forum, though?

      • 342 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:11

        Ooops. You weren’t supposed to know about that forum.

      • 343 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:15

        The professor knows all!

      • 344 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:37

        The Professor wishes he knew everything.

      • 345 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:22

        Actually, I don’t!

      • 346 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:38

        But just think what you might do if you did!

      • 347 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:23

        Like what?

      • 348 Susan P March 27, 2014 at 19:53

        But you are welcome to talk my ear off as long as you put it back when you are done.

      • 349 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 23:49

        Haha, I promise! And it’s kind of you.

      • 350 Susan P March 28, 2014 at 11:54

        I have a spare ear if you forget.

      • 351 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2014 at 18:45

        *chuckles* Many thanks!

      • 352 Susan P March 28, 2014 at 19:47

        Não tem de que.

      • 353 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2014 at 22:28

        I think that’s another way to say the professor is wicked.

      • 354 Susan P March 29, 2014 at 13:04

        No, no, no. It means you have nothing to thank me for.

      • 355 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 12:18

        It does not! I’m sure it means something about the professor being wicked…

      • 356 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 13:45

        Actually, it means you have nothing for which to thank me.

      • 357 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:28

        You already said that, dadblameit!

      • 358 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:15

        Oh, well, you brought it up again, didn’t you?

      • 359 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:16

        Didn’t you? Man I’m getting confused…

      • 360 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:38

        *scratches head* You have me on this one. I thought you were keeping track?

      • 361 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:22

        I never do, you know.

      • 362 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:39

        *squintyeyes*

      • 363 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:23

        *laughs and agrees with anything Susan says*

    • 364 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:44

      I know! The professor is creeped out in anger! (Not sure that expression works, but you get the idea.) I miss me smileys! Bring them back, FEF! The top hat? That’s gasbaggery!

      A very wise comment indeed. (I remember when we used to have wars trying to figure out each other’s ages!)

      The professorish smiley face!

      • 365 FictionFan March 21, 2014 at 14:02

        I would if I could! My rating sytem is ruined! Grrrrrrr….

        Well, I shall still imagine my imaginary friend wearing a top hat and there’s nothing you can do about it! *sticks out tongue, but in a very delicate lady-like fashion*

        (I know – I was worried for a while that you might be younger than me! But once we’d worked out that I’m 21 and you’re an old man in your eighties, everything was OK again…)

        That one still works!

      • 366 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 17:29

        Ohhh, that’s right! How horrid. We should write a letter of complaint.

        Your imaginary friend?

        (Just because I’m in my eighties, it doesn’t mean I’m an old man!)

        And it’s so complicated.

      • 367 FictionFan March 21, 2014 at 19:42

        We should! You do it!

        Well, I have to imagine the Professorial appearance – and the top hat look is so much better than the wearing-the-cargo-pants-on-the-head look…

        (Indeed not! Except for the wobbly knees…)

        Just don’t tell WordPress about it or they’ll change it to something stupid… :burrito:

      • 368 Professor VJ Duke March 22, 2014 at 01:07

        No, you!

        Humph noodles, madam. Perhaps, that’s not what I do! The fisherman’s hat is in craze now.

        (And black eyes.)

        Haha! I love your little pics. But what is this one?

      • 369 FictionFan March 23, 2014 at 15:18

        We should get BUS to do it…

        Hmm…a fisherman’s hat does have a certain appeal, and would certainly go with the sandals better than the top hat did…

        (Awwww, is the Professor a panda? How utterly adorable!!! Posssibly even marginally more adorable than my Schwarzy…)

        ‘Tis a burrito smiley, apparently – they destroy my twisted and evil ones, and give me a bear and a burrito instead…Grrrrrrr!!!

      • 370 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:35

        Okay, I think she’d do just fine.

        The professor loves wearing them. Either that or a baseball cap.

        (Yes! Kung Fu Panda!!!!!!)

        Hahahahahaha! That’s actually good. Now FEF can’t be wicked. But, I am proud of you. You found two hidden smileys.

      • 371 FictionFan March 24, 2014 at 15:50

        NOT a baseball cap – no respectable 81-year-old should ever wear such an abomination. Stick to the fishing hat for day wear but keep the top hat for evening wear…

      • 372 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 19:48

        Hmmm…don’t you own a baseball cap, FEF?

      • 373 FictionFan March 24, 2014 at 22:27

        I once owned a pink baseball cap, but the follies of youth should not be held against me…(though I must admit I looked exceptionally cute in it – particularly since I had a lovely pair of shorts in exactly the same shade… *chuckling insanely and checking desperately that no photos have survived* )

      • 374 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 02:02

        I bet you did look rather nice in it. You should get one. I’ll bring you one. (Pink shorts? They don’t exist!)

      • 375 FictionFan March 25, 2014 at 14:17

        Oh, but then I’d have to get a matching Kindle cover – must be colour co-ordinated, you know. (I wish they hadn’t… *ashamed face* )

      • 376 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 19:43

        No, I don’t know! (Ooo, why is that? I sense a story…)

      • 377 FictionFan March 25, 2014 at 23:04

        Then you should! And get some orange cargo pants to match your cap. (Well…there is a story of sorts but…well…it’s just that we (the girls, that is) were all given pink baseball caps by our company at one point as an advertising gimmick and asked to wear them while we had an advertising picture taken. So…FF thought it would be fun to express her natural contempt for the whole sexist thing by wearing matching pink shorts – which were not at all easy to find, I may add. Unfortunately the (male) photographer didn’t realise I was making a feminist statement of protest and my picture ended up in the local paper… *hides matching pink face in large paper bag* )

      • 378 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 00:27

        That would be neatio. *laughing* FEF, that’s a lovely story, and here’s why.

        1. You must have taken a great picture to be put in the paper.
        2. It teaches you not to do such wicked things. (Everyone knows girls like pink.)
        3. And…pic in the paper?! Wowawee! Congrats. Umm..err..you wouldn’t have a copy, would you?

        You know, I fear the professor wouldn’t have realized it either.

      • 379 FictionFan March 26, 2014 at 14:50

        NO! No copies exist and happily it was before everything automatically ended up on the internet!! The Professor needs a sister to help him understand feminism – have BUS!

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

        I’m sure you looked just fine, very nice. You know what I mean. I’ll take FEF instead, please!

      • 381 FictionFan March 26, 2014 at 23:01

        I suspect the words you are searching for are ‘stunningly gorgeous’… But I don’t want to be your sister, because Ms Austen says it’s not the done thing to dance with your brother…

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

        Oh…well, it might be a good way…well, you sure?

      • 383 FictionFan March 27, 2014 at 18:33

        Quite sure. You don’t get out of dancing that easily, sir!

      • 384 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 23:41

        How many am I expected to do?

      • 385 FictionFan March 28, 2014 at 02:33

        HahahahaHA! Poor C-W-W! How about we just start with one and see from there – you may even like it!

      • 386 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2014 at 18:35

        All the heroes will think the professor is…girly!

      • 387 FictionFan March 28, 2014 at 23:33

        Nonsense! Real heroes love to dance!

      • 388 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 11:54

        *sputters uncontrollably for a moment* Hector didn’t!

      • 389 FictionFan March 31, 2014 at 15:50

        That’s just ’cause none of the girls were willing to dance with a man in a skirt…

      • 390 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:46

        Girls really don’t like dancing. They do it ’cause the men would have a sword fight otherwise.

      • 391 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:23

        Me thinks the Professor doth protest too much.

      • 392 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:13

        I do not! *said in Marlin’s voice*

      • 393 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:21

        Ewwww

      • 394 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:16

        But why?

      • 395 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 18:19

        He’s kinda creepy.

      • 396 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:46

        Yes, I suppose overall.

      • 397 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 21:26

        and Over all.

      • 398 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:43

        Except the professor.

      • 399 Susan P April 3, 2014 at 12:34

        I won’t argue with that.

      • 400 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 01:32

        That’s the spirit.

      • 401 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 15:20

        :D

      • 402 FictionFan April 1, 2014 at 01:04

        In Scotland, we dance with swords… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub1B8LdjL-8

      • 403 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 01:26

        :D

      • 404 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:39

        Oh dear… You know, I almost played the pipes?

      • 405 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:48

        Susan would like to see the Professor toss the caber.

      • 406 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:24

        What’s a caber?

      • 407 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 21:23

        Kinda looks like an old-timey wooden telephone pole. You heist it up and then throw it as far as you can. Whoever throws it furthest wins.

      • 408 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:40

        That does sound fun, I must admit.

      • 409 Susan P April 3, 2014 at 12:31

        Aye, but ye mun be a doughty one to do it.

      • 410 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 01:30

        Doughty…what’s it mean?

      • 411 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 13:59

        adjective doughtier, doughtiest
        Now Rare valiant; brave
        http://www.yourdictionary.com/doughty

      • 412 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 18:37

        I stand corrected, don’t you think so?

      • 413 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 20:38

        To be corrected, you must first have made a mistake.

      • 414 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2014 at 13:12

        And I make them all the time.

      • 415 Susan P April 7, 2014 at 17:35

        Kind of like bloopers?

      • 416 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 01:37

        Yes, but we’re not allowed to laugh at them when I make them.

      • 417 Susan P April 8, 2014 at 12:08

        Haha!

      • 418 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 23:08

        Hmmm….

      • 419 Susan P April 9, 2014 at 18:05

        I was laughing at your response, not at your blooper.

      • 420 Professor VJ Duke April 9, 2014 at 18:52

        *laughing* And here I was searching for my blooper…

      • 421 Susan P April 10, 2014 at 17:08

        Yeah, it HAS been a tough few weeks indee. ;)

      • 422 Professor VJ Duke April 10, 2014 at 20:09

        Why tough?

      • 423 Susan P April 11, 2014 at 15:04

        Amelia, racing all over the PL, lots of new ideas getting into your head.

      • 424 Professor VJ Duke April 11, 2014 at 18:53

        What ideas, for instance?

      • 425 Susan P April 12, 2014 at 14:45

        You might have to walk around the PL incognito (of course some of the residents would out you).

        Amelia thinks it is a regular engagement and plans a Punchy bridal shower.

      • 426 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 13:04

        Like DS. It’s said he has a powerful sense of smell.

        *shock* You must talk to her, then.

      • 427 Susan P April 14, 2014 at 14:26

        I? Never! *horrified look*

      • 428 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 18:23

        And why?

      • 429 Susan P April 14, 2014 at 20:42

        It would be enabling.

      • 430 Professor VJ Duke April 15, 2014 at 19:12

        Huff-Hum!

      • 431 Susan P April 15, 2014 at 20:48

        yuk yuk yuk

      • 432 Professor VJ Duke April 16, 2014 at 01:01

        Yak…you’ve got me thinking now.

      • 433 Susan P April 17, 2014 at 20:08

        Never confuse a yak with a yuk.

      • 434 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 16:02

        And why not? I bet they’re the same thing really.

      • 435 Susan P April 18, 2014 at 16:40

        Except a yak has more fur.

      • 436 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 17:06

        You’re making me want a yak.

      • 437 Susan P April 18, 2014 at 17:10

        They require a lot of looking after, you know?

      • 438 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 17:45

        I bet they would!

      • 439 Susan P April 18, 2014 at 18:07

        Llamas are bad enough, but yak…you don’t want to know.

      • 440 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 18:08

        I bet they drool a bit.

      • 441 Susan P April 18, 2014 at 18:22

        They spit.

      • 442 Professor VJ Duke April 21, 2014 at 12:53

        Yucketh!

      • 443 Susan P April 21, 2014 at 14:26

        Mean suckers is what they are.

      • 444 Professor VJ Duke April 21, 2014 at 20:55

        For sure! We should hunt them.

      • 445 Susan P April 23, 2014 at 00:04

        Maybe you should send someone else to hunt them. Someone who needs a comeuppence.

      • 446 Professor VJ Duke April 23, 2014 at 00:51

        DS!

      • 447 Susan P April 23, 2014 at 17:45

        Bingo

      • 448 Professor VJ Duke April 23, 2014 at 19:01

        Awesome.

      • 449 Susan P April 25, 2014 at 00:10

        DS is always awesome. And bodaciously unrepentant.

      • 450 Professor VJ Duke April 25, 2014 at 13:06

        Ooo, the last part is how the professor would like to be.

      • 451 Susan P April 25, 2014 at 14:58

        Probably not going to happen, though.

      • 452 Professor VJ Duke April 25, 2014 at 18:13

        I don’t see why not!

      • 453 Susan P April 25, 2014 at 18:45

        I don’t think the Professorish person can sustain it over the long haul.

      • 454 Professor VJ Duke April 25, 2014 at 18:55

        It’s impossible if you look at it that way.

      • 455 Susan P April 25, 2014 at 19:00

        Why?

      • 456 Professor VJ Duke April 25, 2014 at 19:04

        Well…welly! I shan’t explain!

      • 457 Susan P April 25, 2014 at 19:17

        Fair enough.

      • 458 Professor VJ Duke April 26, 2014 at 15:47

        ==]:-{)+

      • 459 Susan P April 26, 2014 at 16:05

        BIG GRIN

      • 460 Professor VJ Duke April 26, 2014 at 16:18

        *laughing*

      • 461 FictionFan April 1, 2014 at 15:05

        Really??? Why didn’t you? I love the pipes – outdoors and heard from a good distance that is. They can be a little overwhelming in a small room…

      • 462 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 16:57

        They are much better enjoyed out of doors at the games.

      • 463 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:36

        I was told not to. Mr. Fish is probably to blame.

      • 464 FictionFan April 1, 2014 at 23:42

        Well, Mr Fish deserves to be served up in Ruber’s then. (I think most things are Mr Fish’s fault, don’t you? Or Bubbles, as I think I may call him from now on…)

      • 465 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:52

        I do! *laughs* Though Mr. Fish is a good fish, you know. The best I know. Bubbles? *laughs* It must be your term of endearment!

      • 466 FictionFan April 2, 2014 at 15:23

        But…how many fish do you know? Bubbles is partly a term of endearment, but I’m also hoping it will annoy him quite a lot… *chuckles wickedly*

      • 467 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 17:21

        I think it will… *laughs* I’m lucky you don’t like annoying me!

      • 468 FictionFan April 3, 2014 at 00:19

        Yes, you are…

      • 469 Professor VJ Duke April 3, 2014 at 02:22

        Meany!

  20. 470 Simply Skeptical March 20, 2014 at 16:52

    You just turned 42 the day after yesteryear didn’t you sir?

    • 471 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:43

      No. The professor is past 80!

      • 472 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 01:27

        Is the 80 when you are driving on the freeway?

      • 473 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:43

        Yes! How’d you know?

      • 474 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:50

        I’ve been talking to your horse.

      • 475 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:25

        What’s her name, then?

      • 476 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 21:24

        Lucy.

      • 477 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:41

        Hmmm…I do like that! Yes, that’s it!

      • 478 Susan P April 3, 2014 at 12:32

        :D

  21. 479 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 16:12

    Apparently, the Professor is an enigma. Or so he would lead us to believe. With all of the descriptive adjectives and pictures of the Professor’s physiognomy, he might be anyone you pass on the street. Maybe he does. Maybe he has seen you? And can we be certain that the Professor is in fact a “he?” Perhaps he lives East of the Sun and West of the Moon? Or he may be some sort of artificial Intelligence. Whatever or whoever he may be, we need to be cautious of him.

    • 480 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:43

      Well, now why do you think he’s a “he” and not a “she”?

      • 481 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 23:28

        Oh dear. Well, I thought I made it clear that I had not yet discovered that information.

      • 482 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:28

        Would you like an answer?

      • 483 Susan P March 22, 2014 at 20:32

        Do you want to give me one?

      • 484 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:31

        Yes!

      • 485 Susan P March 24, 2014 at 16:45

        Well, what’s holding you up then?

      • 486 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 19:59

        The professor is a man, of course!

      • 487 Susan P March 24, 2014 at 20:33

        Real men wear wife beaters. Just sayin’ .

      • 488 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 01:48

        The Professor loves them, you know.

      • 489 Susan P March 25, 2014 at 02:31

        Wives or wife beaters?

      • 490 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 13:31

        Wife beaters. Wonder why they’re called that.

      • 491 Susan P March 25, 2014 at 21:59

        Down here it’s a redneck thang.

      • 492 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 00:17

        It’s a neat term.

      • 493 Susan P March 26, 2014 at 10:53

        Hah! Come on down!

      • 494 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 18:20

        I’d like to. *smiles*

      • 495 Susan P March 26, 2014 at 19:19

        Okay. I’ll be looking for an old young Professorish person.

      • 496 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 13:58

        You probably wouldn’t recognize me if you saw me…

      • 497 Susan P March 27, 2014 at 19:52

        Yes, I would. You are a tall man who is short, and an old man who is young. Your hair is dark and silver and you wear a top hat and a red sash with gold coins sewn along the length of it. You wear sandals over your sneakers, and sun glasses on the back of your neck so you can see what people are up to behind you. One eye is tawny and the other is blue. You carry a cane and a katana everywhere you go.

      • 498 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 23:47

        Hahahahaha! Oh dear now. I bet Harry pictures me oddly!

      • 499 Susan P March 28, 2014 at 11:52

        Harry thinks I’m odd, so you are in good company.

      • 500 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2014 at 18:44

        Well, that’s good, then.

      • 501 Susan P March 28, 2014 at 19:46

        Bwahahahaha

      • 502 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2014 at 22:28

        *smiles like the moon*

      • 503 Susan P March 29, 2014 at 13:02

        You shouldn’t go around mooning people in public. You could end up in lockup.

      • 504 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 12:14

        *laughs* The professor doesn’t do that sort of thing!!!!

      • 505 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 13:43

        I’m not sure I believe that. Look at those characters you hang out with. I expect Jazzy to break out with it any day now.

      • 506 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:27

        *laughs* Hahaha! That’s so wicked!

      • 507 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:10

        Aha! A direct hit.

      • 508 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:15

        Yes, and you sunk my battleship.

      • 509 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:36

        That would be that fog horn I heard awhile back.

      • 510 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:22

        I was actually shooting off my guns at the beach.

      • 511 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:38

        In the fog? That’s dangerous.

      • 512 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:22

        Not for me. I was on the ship.

      • 513 walt walker March 21, 2014 at 01:25

        Susan, is that you? You look…feline.

      • 514 George Bailey March 21, 2014 at 01:32

        She isn’t a cat. I is the cat. She just likes my picture.

      • 515 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:43

        I like it too.

      • 516 walt walker March 21, 2014 at 01:44

        I’m losing my mind. Susan P and George Bailey look exactly like the same cat to me.

      • 517 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:44

        Well, they do, Walt. What do you make of it? Perhaps they use the same computer.

    • 518 Jessica Scott March 21, 2014 at 01:05

      You know Susan, maybe the Professor does live East of the Sun and West of the Moon, and I think maybe he should consider shapechanging like in the story as well. Maybe that’s why he’s an enigma? We’ll never know sadly, will we? :-)

      • 519 Susan P March 21, 2014 at 01:28

        Jessica, that makes a lot of sense. That would totally explain a lot of things. Hmmm…now you have me thinking.

      • 520 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:43

        Like what things?!

      • 521 Susan P March 22, 2014 at 20:34

        Like how you change the answers to questions from time to time.

      • 522 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:31

        Which questions, dadblameit?!

      • 523 Susan P March 24, 2014 at 16:47

        Were we talking about questions?

      • 524 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 20:00

        I’m gardoobled now.

      • 525 Susan P March 24, 2014 at 20:34

        Only the Shadow knows.

      • 526 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 01:49

        That used to be the Professor, you know.

      • 527 Susan P March 25, 2014 at 02:32

        Can you squeak?

      • 528 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 13:32

        Yes!

      • 529 Susan P March 25, 2014 at 22:00

        Wow! That WAS THE BEST SQUEAK I’VE HEARD IN YEARS.

      • 530 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 00:18

        It was a beaut!

      • 531 Susan P March 26, 2014 at 10:54

        That one belongs in the Hall of Fame for Squeak.

      • 532 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 18:21

        *laughs lots* Now that is slightly…well, unnerving?

      • 533 Susan P March 26, 2014 at 19:21

        You should hear some of the Squeaks in there. Some are close to moaning. And then there are the Pip Squeaks.

      • 534 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 13:59

        lol That last one is the professor.

      • 535 Susan P March 27, 2014 at 19:53

        laughing

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

        I don’t think the professor even knows.

  22. 537 http://theenglishprofessoratlarge.com March 20, 2014 at 15:56

    I don’t care what you look like or who you are….all I know is that I’m in love with your blog, and you happen to go along with it.

    • 538 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:42

      Aw, what a great thing to say! Welcome. How are you doing?

      • 539 http://theenglishprofessoratlarge.com March 20, 2014 at 23:34

        I’m doing pretty well, thank you. I still miss Angelique and will continue to do so for a long time, but I have my great male cat, Gabriel,upon whom I can lavish a lot of love. Please keep blogging to give us all a lot of pleasure.

      • 540 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:30

        Oh, I’m sorry! Did you lose a cat?

      • 541 http://theenglishprofessoratlarge.com March 21, 2014 at 21:33

        Yes, a beautiful Persian. I wrote a eulogy for her on my blog. I still look for her in her usual spots.

      • 542 Professor VJ Duke March 22, 2014 at 01:13

        Aw, sorry to hear that. Are you going to get another one?

      • 543 http://theenglishprofessoratlarge.com March 22, 2014 at 15:44

        We’ll think about it. We have a 7-year-old part Maine Coon male, Gabriel, who has been in our family for five years. He seems to be content with just humans for companions, but we shall see. Right now, we’re just missing Angelique.

      • 544 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:14

        Yes, I imagine so. It’s a hard thing, for sure.

  23. 545 ladycheetah7 March 20, 2014 at 15:52

    Hmmmm.
    I say you are probably early to mid 20’s. Young man with an old soul. Very intelligent, deceptively clever ( as I always have said) nice, respectful but can become easily angered. Almost an aloof, pious anger. Other than that when is the next book rip?

    • 546 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:41

      *laughing* Anger? I do not! When?

      Well, when would you like it? Any classics you’d like to see ripped?

      • 547 ladycheetah7 March 20, 2014 at 22:44

        Whatever books you choose to rip is fine. You are more familiar with the classics than I am.

      • 548 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:54

        Oh, I am not! I really ran out of books…you must make a suggestion. Otherwise, I’ll have to ask Nick.

      • 549 ladycheetah7 March 20, 2014 at 23:27

        Oh if you insist. How about Romeo and Juliet?

      • 550 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:26

        Never read that…I’ll look into it and get back to you. Would you like rippings to be more regular, Lady?

      • 551 ladycheetah7 March 21, 2014 at 03:02

        If I remember they use to be on Wednesdays. That was a nice treat in the middle of the week and also served as a reminder to look out for Friday skits.

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

        Why did it serve as a reminder?

      • 553 ladycheetah7 March 21, 2014 at 18:07

        One of those things that stuck out in my mind. That’s all.

      • 554 Professor VJ Duke March 22, 2014 at 00:58

        Well, I will try and rip more often, then.

  24. 555 walt walker March 20, 2014 at 15:41

    What’s this? An opportunity to have answered the question that has been asking itself in my noggin all this time? Most excellent! Here it is. It is this. When…I mean how…that is to say, would you kindly…?

    Oh fiddlesticks. I wish to know. I really am quite curious to know. But I don’t, too. Better to keep it secret.

    But I will be watching to see if it gets answered! And I will try to look away quickly!

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

      Yes, it is, sir! *laughs* Now fiddlesticks is such a good word. That’s not fair and you know it! I must needs know the question–now, dadblameit!!!!

      • 557 walt walker March 21, 2014 at 01:31

        You already know, sir. And you’ve already not answered it. And we both know you wouldn’t, even if you wanted too. :)

      • 558 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:43

        That’s probably true… *laughing* But you must tell me nonetheless–on the sly!

      • 559 walt walker March 21, 2014 at 01:51

        Alright, here is the real question…for goodness sake, Old Sport, what have you done to these poor non-smiley smileys! I pity them!!

      • 560 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:47

        *laughing a lot* I don’t know!! I woke up and…they’ve been destroyed! I’m really made about it. I can’t use the laughing face anymore. Is it my fault? What should I do?

  25. 561 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 20, 2014 at 13:57

    We want to know more about the smiles….

    That shrub again? So you are a fish? Only shrubs and fish can breathe under water.

    And polar bears do sleep in snowy caves.

    I think a man of mystery is a great thing. Why would you change it? ( :lol:) This post is complete dadblamery and I feel totally played, Duketh.

    You are 25, american and buzz your hair.

    • 562 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 15:58

      Yes, we does want to know more about the smiles.

      • 563 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 20, 2014 at 19:55

        Yeah!!

      • 564 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:52

        *gooble*

      • 565 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 21, 2014 at 01:51

        Now none of us believe you are a turkey, Duke. :)

      • 566 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:48

        *laughs a lot* Man! And here I was hoping…how about a wolf?

      • 567 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 21, 2014 at 03:02

        A wolf…do you have a pack? Cause that would be cool.

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

        Two shepherds!

      • 569 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 21, 2014 at 19:30

        See…now you may be a policeman. (Very nice)

      • 570 Professor VJ Duke March 22, 2014 at 01:01

        Now that would be coolio!

      • 571 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 22, 2014 at 03:04

        Yeah

      • 572 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:05

        *smiles ugly*

      • 573 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 24, 2014 at 15:43

        Well that was strange.

      • 574 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 19:45

        But professorish.

      • 575 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 24, 2014 at 21:33

        Yes, you have a point.

      • 576 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 01:56

        And I rarely do.

      • 577 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 25, 2014 at 03:54

        Since when?

      • 578 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 13:43

        Always!

      • 579 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 25, 2014 at 14:04

        Okie dokie

      • 580 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 19:40

        That sounds cool.

    • 581 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:30

      Well…haven’t they gotten worse? Look at this laughing smiley: :lol: It isn’t moving, is it?!

      *laughs* You remember that? Rats. Well…the professor can circular breathe!

      That’s true. I like polar bears. Though I’m probably closer to an arctic fox…

      Oh, the professor shan’t! I’m enigma, Audith! *laughs a lot* No, Audith! Not played. It’s complete truth, you know.

      I do not buzz my hair! (The professor is past 80.)

      • 582 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 21, 2014 at 01:50

        Well I don’t really know… :lol: haha. Moving?

        My memory is long and very good. :D *snickers*

        Foxy is your new nickname. :lol:

        Whatever!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: : lol: I do not believe you!!!

        Yes you do… :roll: (I am thowing in the towel!)

      • 583 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:47

        See? It doesn’t move, dadblameit.

        Much better than mine…but you wanted that to dawn on me, huh?

        Oh dear. What’s it mean?

        And why don’t you believe this ever truthful, lying professor?

        No, really I don’t. It has been short… (Where to?)

      • 584 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 21, 2014 at 03:01

        Yes :lol: I think you’re funny. And quite normal in regards to lack of memory.

        Well…hmm. Isn’t fox short for foxy?

        Because…

        The back of your head, I would guess.

      • 585 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 17:12

        I hope so. My memory has been getting worse. But I can memorize certain things.

        Is it? I bet you’re right. Doesn’t foxy mean sly?

        I’ll catch it!

      • 586 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 21, 2014 at 19:33

        Music? I bet.

        Yes, Duke…that realization has not escaped me.

        I like how you’ve tied it around your forehead. ..are you like the Karate Kid?

      • 587 Professor VJ Duke March 22, 2014 at 01:02

        Yes! You’re very perceptive, Audith.

        It’s just left me.

        Absolutely! Fancy you noticing…

      • 588 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 22, 2014 at 03:07

        I suppose I am.

        Well it was hard to miss.

      • 589 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:05

        Yes, it was. But I did.

  26. 590 Simply Skeptical March 20, 2014 at 13:45

    Are you extremely mysterious on purpose or is that only my imagination? Why are you so evasive? Or is that my imagination too?
    Both you and the Punchy Lands are shrouded in mystery. The Land and it’s inhabitants should be thankful that the professor keeps watch over all the shenanigans that goes on.

    • 591 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:24

      The professor isn’t evasive at all. It could be your imagination. You see, I’m an open book. You ask a question, I’ll answer it: very clearly, too! The professor is maybe a bit of enigma. But that’s quite normal for his type. Does that help?

      Well…technically Mr. Magi does that. I just walk around and make a nuisance of myself.

      • 592 Simply Skeptical March 21, 2014 at 00:41

        Thank you professor. I so enjoy this place; maybe someday my confusion will clear. But that’s not to be expected here. Has this made a hit? :-)

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

        Many thanks! What confusion? Ask a question, and I shall answer!

  27. 594 The Dancing Rider March 20, 2014 at 13:26

    Keep the mystery going! Can’t say I’d want to live in pictures, either, LOL!

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

      Thank, DR! The professor knows you’re very supportive of keeping the mystery going. Me too, I think.

      Yes, pics would be so dadblame boring! Though, isn’t that what happened in Voyage of the Dawn Treader?

      • 596 The Dancing Rider March 21, 2014 at 13:28

        LOL! I just loved that “wouldln’t want to live in pictures”! And, of course, choosing one of those is like the proverbial “between a rock and hard spot”.

      • 597 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 17:26

        Thanks! Well, isn’t the first one better?

      • 598 The Dancing Rider March 21, 2014 at 19:43

        Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

      • 599 Professor VJ Duke March 22, 2014 at 01:07

        Hahaha. You must hate it!

  28. 600 Julie Harris March 20, 2014 at 13:09

    Do you have any hidden talents or superpowers? Favorite food?

    • 601 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:15

      Talents? No. The professor is talentless. I’d like to be Spiderman, though. Does that count as a superpower? Definitely Ravioli!

  29. 602 PorterGirl March 20, 2014 at 12:52

    It is an admirable endeavor, to chronicle the Punchy Lands. And I am sure all the PL family are eternally grateful for it. Have you been shown disrespect? The very thought!

    Ah – the age of the Professor is a constant source of mystery. Will you ever reveal it? I think I may have guessed it :)

    And so onto asking you questions about yourself – I would like to know: How tall are you? Also – if you have hair, what colour is it? I thank you.

    • 603 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:14

      Aw, thanks, Lucy! No, not at all. I was just having a wicked moment.

      There might come a time to reveal such things, but I’m unsure. You know, I don’t know it myself!

      How tall…I don’t know! What dadblamery. Not to even know how tall you are…humph. Hair color: Brown! How’d I do?

      • 604 PorterGirl March 21, 2014 at 12:42

        Well, knowing your hair colour is pretty good. Fancy not knowing how tall you are! Maybe you are too tall to measure?

      • 605 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 17:21

        Is that the color you expected? No, definitely not too tall.

      • 606 PorterGirl March 21, 2014 at 20:43

        It was actually! I’m 5’1″. Small is best

      • 607 Professor VJ Duke March 22, 2014 at 01:11

        I agree! It’s much better. *smiles*

      • 608 PorterGirl March 22, 2014 at 08:48

        :)


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