PL Times, E28

The PL Times
The Official Punchy Lands’ Newspaper
Monday, March 31, 2014
Edition 28
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Section A. Punchy Proverbs:

Subject: The PL’ers (Punchy Landers) speak:

(1) Is it better to speak or listen? Depends, sir. Depends on who you’re listening or speaking to. ~ Merlin

(2) I gently instruct honeybuttses with my fists. ~ Manly-Man

(3) To shut someone up quickly, start whispering. ~ V. Shnodgrate

Favorites, Punchy Family?

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Section B. The professor speaks:

I imagine the professor is a fairly nice chap—at times, I have my doubts, though. As a matter of fact, as soon as I weigh everything, I’m quite certain my doubts are in the right.

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

A short conversation:

MERLIN: Where did I put that cup, Mr. Magi?

MR. MAGI: In the sink?

MERLIN: I’m not sure. What do you think?

MR. MAGI: I think it’s possible. Why don’t you look and see?

MERLIN: Because it would be a waste of time if it’s not there. And it’s not good to waste time.

MR. MAGI: I suppose so…

MERLIN: So, we must make sure it’s there before we check. That’s what’s called: Jumping the thought.

MR. MAGI: I…I…I’m confused.

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Section D. Featured Story: Daddy & Ruber Salami
by J. Freedwoppen

Daddy Salami is actively trying to shut down Ruber’s Catering.

“It’s not fair,” Daddy Salami said. “Me son, Ruber, is being a meany. Heha. He won’t give his daddy nuffin’.”

That’s not how Ruber sees it:

“Oh nothin’! He’ll get over it. And if he doesn’t…? What the heck, who cares, right? He goes through moods like this. Just ask Lucini Pavarinni.”

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Section E. Hearing from the PL Family:

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

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

The PL Times!

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501 Responses to “PL Times, E28”


  1. 1 Painting Pundit April 1, 2014 at 01:27

    Merlin’s proverb is best but he lost me in the conversation about the cup. What was up with that? I think MM’s way of instructing is much more effective than the whispering bit. Whispering may work sometimes but some people will only listen to violence, unfortunately. So what can you do? Does MM hire the fists or is he just a lot of talk?

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

      MM uses the fists for sure! And I agree with you. Sometimes force is needed. Merlin was just being confusing, don’t you think?

  2. 3 Jackie March 31, 2014 at 23:11

    Gonna go with proverb #1 – I like that one. DS and Ruber fighting and being mean to each other is not really news!

    • 4 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:36

      It isn’t: you’re right, Jackie!

  3. 5 The Dancing Rider March 31, 2014 at 22:15

    I laughed at those proverbs. I love Merlin’s, and it is true. But I like all of them!

    Sadly, and scarily, I understood the conversation about the cup. Really scary, that. I found myself simultaneously shaking my head and smiling.

    DS may be “trying” to shut down Ruber’s Catering, but I’m not sure DS will succeed. There are ways to string DS along, and I bet Ruber knows all of them! :)

    • 6 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 22:25

      So true, DR, so true.

    • 7 deanthefish March 31, 2014 at 22:51

      I think you have a very solid grasp of DS’s character. I’m surprised that it comes through the blog so well. Or perhaps you are extra perceptive? (I know him personally, and really the only way to win against his personality is to “string him along.” Either that or blow him up which can be tricky.)

      • 8 The Dancing Rider April 2, 2014 at 20:39

        I just found this reply belatedly in my notifications, apologies. I hope you were, in fact, directing this comment toward my grasp of DS’s “character” (lol, and quite a character at that)? Too bad you know him personally. You are still alive, so you must have figured out how to work with him! ;-)

      • 9 Professor VJ Duke April 3, 2014 at 02:18

        No problem, DR! I was, for sure. You surprised me with in-depth knowledge. (It is!) That’s true…

      • 10 The Dancing Rider April 3, 2014 at 20:37

        Erm, scary that I “understand” DS a bit too well…..

      • 11 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 02:03

        Why? I do, you know. *smiles*

      • 12 The Dancing Rider April 4, 2014 at 13:50

        Well, you *should*, though!

      • 13 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 18:36

        I don’t see why!

      • 14 The Dancing Rider April 4, 2014 at 21:04

        Well, he’s YOUR character, so shouldn’t you know him?!

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

        He is not my character! He’s real, you know.

      • 16 The Dancing Rider April 7, 2014 at 13:33

        Oh, dear. :/ I think I’ll start working on my DS laugh impression, so that if I ever meet him, I can greet him with that. :)

      • 17 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2014 at 13:42

        That would probably be one of the best things to do to DS. Wouldn’t you love to meet him?

      • 18 The Dancing Rider April 7, 2014 at 13:43

        Shivers! Maybe though. Just out of curiosity. I bet he’s not as bad as he … seems.

      • 19 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2014 at 13:47

        You could hear him laugh in person, then…

      • 20 The Dancing Rider April 7, 2014 at 13:47

        Of course…..it could be too scary though. ;-)

      • 21 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2014 at 13:48

        It could!

    • 22 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:29

      The professor enjoyed #2. If only I could do that. Merlin’s is funny, too.

      Haha! I did, too, DR, so don’t worry too much. I’ve thought that before.

      Exactly! DS can be pacified. And Ruber is amazing at it.

  4. 23 Angeline M March 31, 2014 at 21:16

    Like Mr. Magi, I think I’m confused…..what’s a honeybuttses?
    I think DS would stop in his tracks if one started whispering to him, you should try it, don’t you think?

    • 24 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:11

      Yes, someone should! The look on DS’s face would be priceless! A honeybuttses, I suppose, is the plural of honeybutts…does that make sense?

  5. 25 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 31, 2014 at 19:46

    All three proverbs make me laugh today, Duke. I couldn’t begin to choose a favorite. All three speak to me of romance and I know it isn’t at all what Shnoddy intended. I have to blame myself for that, but thank him just the same, please!!

    You are a nice Chap, Duke. This I believe.

    I reallly enjoyed seeing a bit of a conversation with My Magi and his friend, Merlin. *what are they up to, she wonders*

    • 26 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:59

      Oh no! I bet Shnoddy’s romantic, you know. It’s the professor who’s not. Which is the most romantic do you suppose?

      Really? But you have no proof!

      They were just having tea and relaxing. Merlin muddles every situation. *professor remembering one in particular*

      • 27 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 31, 2014 at 22:22

        Would be like a poet having to choose her favorite star. I couldn’t, Duke. I may have to explain why the three speak to me. They’ve never been to truer than true.
        *she loses her train of thought and begins dreaming* (just sweep around me)

        I have words. Seems like proof to me, Smarty pants.

        *waits impatiently for him to explain*
        *taps her foot*
        *kicks a chair towards you. One for you to sit down in*

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:31

        *laughing lots* I don’t sweep, you know. But I like the dreaming part.

        *laughing again* I am not a smarty pants!

        *breaks the chair with a hyena kick*

      • 29 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 1, 2014 at 04:17

        *offering to give you a quick lesson*
        I stopped breathing a few comments ago, just so you know. *continues to dream*

        *you’re so easy* Yea you are, but I like it.

        *cheers you on* She lives for some destruction, but is still tapping her foot in waits for a story.

      • 30 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:10

        *doesn’t wanna a lesson*

        Breathe quickly! We don’t want you to die, you know!

        The professor has been called deceptively clever by Lady.

        What story, though?

      • 31 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 1, 2014 at 20:08

        *considers pulling you by the ear to the broom*

        I’m trying. I won’t die, this is the good kind of not breathing.

        She’s much nicer than I.

        The one you “particularly remember” about Merlin and Magi…

      • 32 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:29

        *laughing*

        It must be therapeutic, then.

        Oh dear. How would you describe the professor?

        Oh yes. Well, Mr. Magi and I were going to confront a particular evildoer in the PL. But it turns out–when we got to his castle–that he wasn’t there! Merlin had warned. Merlin didn’t mean to, but he did. That’s dadblamery there.

      • 33 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 2, 2014 at 19:57

        I’m not sure what it is, actually. *searches for the pillow thay you’re hogging again*

        I’d compare you to a….*bites the side of her cheek*

        Okay, well that was entertaining.

      • 34 Professor VJ Duke April 3, 2014 at 02:09

        *won’t give the pillow*

        Yes, I’m indescribable! *beams like a dying star*

        And odd.

      • 35 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 3, 2014 at 02:15

        *considers her next move smartly*

        Well, yeah, kinda, but I think I do a pretty good job of describing you already. winks* *I love when you do that*

        Yeah…I think it was. *laughs because I’m no smarter for the story*

      • 36 Professor VJ Duke April 3, 2014 at 02:28

        *goes to sleep dreaming of marshmallows*

        I think you do, too. Too dadblame good! I must get more elusive. *smiles*

        More Punchy, you mean.

      • 37 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 3, 2014 at 02:53

        Marshmallows? *puts her headphones on and blares her favorite song*

        You are way too elusive already. I am grasping at straws as it is. *smiles too*

        Yes! Punchy! That’s what I was here for in the first place. I forgot.

      • 38 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 01:15

        Yes, just before they morph into demons. *grabs the headphones and starts singing*

        Well, what do you want to know? I’ll tell!

        Yes, me too. I think I’m going nuts, Audith.

      • 39 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 4, 2014 at 02:22

        No, let’s say for tonight they are marshmellows all night. Really soft ones.
        *see you will sing for me after all* *wonders if he realizes that he sings Wonderful Tonight perfectly*

        I know you will.

        Do you? Why, nuts? Tell me… *hands you tea and shares her blanket with you*

      • 40 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 13:18

        Eric Clapton! That’s one of the first song I learned on my strat. You couldn’t have known that!

        Well, how do you like that?

        My mind is going! I don’t know what’s happening. It’s not that I’m forgetting things…It’s just that…well I’m really turning professorish!

      • 41 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 4, 2014 at 15:55

        What!!!!!! *Audith can’t possibly take much more* How would I have known…*stops breathing again*

        Same as you, I guess…

        I think I am too….

      • 42 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 19:02

        *laughing lots*

        I guess maybe so.

        You sure?

      • 43 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 4, 2014 at 20:16

        Yes, I’m sure.

      • 44 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2014 at 13:01

        Well, I think it’s a good thing–overall.

      • 45 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 7, 2014 at 15:47

        Overall….

      • 46 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 01:27

        *smiles*

      • 47 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 8, 2014 at 02:18

        *she does too because she’s accommodating*

      • 48 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 22:50

        Which is nice.

      • 49 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 9, 2014 at 02:57

        How boring of her.

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

        It is not! Your mind!

      • 51 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 9, 2014 at 19:52

        Tis!! What about my mind, Duke?

      • 52 Professor VJ Duke April 10, 2014 at 01:19

        Your mind can think dastardly things! Tis not!

      • 53 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 10, 2014 at 01:37

        Twas thinking some at the moment actually. Vicious!
        Tis, Duketh. *testing his reserve*

      • 54 Professor VJ Duke April 10, 2014 at 19:31

        I think he has a lot of reserve. What vicious things? Coolio!

      • 55 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 10, 2014 at 20:18

        Haha. *laughs again* Well, viciousy things, of course.

      • 56 Professor VJ Duke April 10, 2014 at 20:23

        And what are they, madam? *said in a stern tone*

      • 57 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 10, 2014 at 20:50

        Maybe about lions fighting…but probably not. *oh my…*

      • 58 Professor VJ Duke April 11, 2014 at 18:07

        Hmm… *he knows that everyone knows he doesn’t have a stern tone*

      • 59 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 11, 2014 at 20:09

        *laughs* One day you might, Duke.

      • 60 Professor VJ Duke April 11, 2014 at 22:35

        I think it’s too late.

      • 61 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 12, 2014 at 00:38

        So since we still don’t know your exact age, we can confirm you are through puberty…okay. Good to know. *laughs*

      • 62 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 12:37

        *laughing* Hmm… Those kind of comments make me want to say something more, you know. Dadblameit!

      • 63 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 14, 2014 at 14:06

        Then say it… *dares you* *winks, too* *then laughs lots*

      • 64 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 18:16

        But I can’t!

      • 65 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 14, 2014 at 19:14

        What’s that old saying…can’t couldn’t do anything…or something like that.

      • 66 Professor VJ Duke April 15, 2014 at 17:48

        I’m too old to remember such sayings.

      • 67 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 15, 2014 at 18:33

        :P *forces her to use a smiley* *see what you do to me*

      • 68 Professor VJ Duke April 15, 2014 at 19:32

        But what’s the smiley mean?

      • 69 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 15, 2014 at 20:06

        Translates easily to: Phewy on you!

      • 70 Professor VJ Duke April 16, 2014 at 00:41

        *shock* Fooey on you too!

      • 71 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 16, 2014 at 03:30

        I said, PHEWY on you, Duketh. Clean your ears…

      • 72 Professor VJ Duke April 16, 2014 at 19:58

        Now I feel like a moose.

      • 73 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 16, 2014 at 20:38

        *aww, cute moose*

      • 74 Professor VJ Duke April 17, 2014 at 15:51

        They gore people!

      • 75 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 17, 2014 at 17:09

        They have large horn things that are mighty impressive. I want to see one up close.

      • 76 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 15:32

        And be ready to kill it.

      • 77 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 18, 2014 at 15:57

        You be ready to kill it. I just wanna see it.

      • 78 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 16:32

        Remember to duck.

      • 79 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 18, 2014 at 16:45

        Should I stand over there? *points to that boulder*

      • 80 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 17:11

        But then you won’t get to see the beast.

      • 81 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 18, 2014 at 17:15

        *torn* What should I do? I can’t hide behind you.

      • 82 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 17:48

        Let’s just take a pic of it, then.

      • 83 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 20, 2014 at 05:50

        *smiles at this act of kindness* Hand over your camera, please. You brought it didn’t you?

      • 84 Professor VJ Duke April 21, 2014 at 13:14

        I did! Here it is. It’s got lots of promo pics of me on it.

      • 85 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 21, 2014 at 13:52

        NO! You won’t let me have it now will you…. Drat! You’re just teasing me.

        Just take the picture of the moose, Duke. *wailing her arms about her like a fool* (temper tantrums do not look good on me…or they do)

      • 86 Professor VJ Duke April 21, 2014 at 20:41

        *throws it in the creek*

        You know, I’ve never seen one live.

      • 87 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 21, 2014 at 20:48

        *blank stare*

        Me either…well, maybe I did in Wisconsin. Yeah, I did, but no picture.

      • 88 Professor VJ Duke April 21, 2014 at 21:13

        They’re great looking beasts, I think.

      • 89 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 21, 2014 at 21:32

        Don’t push that under the rug… *vicous snarl*

      • 90 Professor VJ Duke April 22, 2014 at 13:53

        I couldn’t fit one under the rug!

      • 91 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 22, 2014 at 15:46

        Stinker!!

      • 92 Professor VJ Duke April 23, 2014 at 00:31

        Not today, madam!

      • 93 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 23, 2014 at 02:51

        Good Day!

      • 94 Professor VJ Duke April 23, 2014 at 18:26

        You have a nice one, too.

      • 95 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 23, 2014 at 19:56

        *sticks out her tongue* Stop…

      • 96 Professor VJ Duke April 24, 2014 at 14:15

        Good noodles!

      • 97 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 24, 2014 at 19:19

        No noodles here…

      • 98 Professor VJ Duke April 24, 2014 at 23:20

        Have I told you I love noodles, cherries, and cashews?

      • 99 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 25, 2014 at 02:44

        Give me a break…have we met?

      • 100 Professor VJ Duke April 25, 2014 at 13:13

        Not yet, I don’t think.

      • 101 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 25, 2014 at 19:34

        And not today

      • 102 Professor VJ Duke April 26, 2014 at 15:52

        Haha!

      • 103 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 26, 2014 at 21:14

        I don’t like it when you change the subject, Duke!

      • 104 Professor VJ Duke April 27, 2014 at 19:03

        And I’m good at stirring up controversy.

      • 105 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 27, 2014 at 23:32

        I don’t even want to know what that means.

      • 106 Professor VJ Duke April 28, 2014 at 14:47

        *smiling bigly*

      • 107 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 28, 2014 at 19:19

        That’s code for… tell me something!!!!
        (you nut)

      • 108 Professor VJ Duke April 28, 2014 at 19:33

        Oh. Why didn’t you say so? I’m good at dropping little…sentences I guess–during a conversation–that will cause a riot. Then I sit back and watch. It’s quite fun.

      • 109 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 28, 2014 at 19:41

        Yes, this I know and have seen of you.

      • 110 Professor VJ Duke April 28, 2014 at 19:46

        *smiles bigly* It’s quite a wicked practice.

      • 111 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 28, 2014 at 19:53

        Yes, it is. You should be ashamed of yourself.
        *laughing*

      • 112 Professor VJ Duke April 28, 2014 at 20:08

        But it’s such fun.

      • 113 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 28, 2014 at 20:15

        I won’t deny you your fun, Duketh.

      • 114 Professor VJ Duke April 28, 2014 at 20:26

        Many thanks.

      • 115 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister April 28, 2014 at 20:35

        *smiles*

  6. 116 Julie Harris March 31, 2014 at 18:00

    Proverb #1 is very true! And #3 is great- whispers make people listen!

    • 117 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:56

      That’s what I’ve found, yes. Now what do you think about #2?

  7. 118 PorterGirl March 31, 2014 at 17:38

    Oooh such great proverbs today, Professor! I think 3 is the most true, but 2 makes me laugh. So it’s 2 for me :)

    I am sure the Professor is a nice chap. In fact, I have no doubt.

    Where can that cup be? I bet it’s in the sink. or under the bed. That’s what I think.

    How mean of DS – I hear Ruber’s Catering has come on leaps and bounds recently. I smell jealousy!

    • 119 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:56

      The professor loves #2!

      Aw, thanks, Lucy! We should meet again.

      Under the bed is an awesome guess. Just like Merlin to stash something there.

      Yes! Jealousy. Perhaps we should have a talk with DS?

      • 120 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:27

        ‘Tis my opinion that the Professor should visit England again and bring along some of the Punchy family this time.

      • 121 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:19

        Yes, that would be quite fun. I’ll definitely ask Lucy about it.

      • 122 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:32

        Britannia will never be quite the same.

      • 123 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:19

        No, she might not.

      • 124 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 18:23

        :D

      • 125 PorterGirl April 1, 2014 at 05:38

        Yes, a quiet word with him is needed. Or a noisy word! We should go to him together

      • 126 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:11

        Definitely! With our hats. *laughs*

      • 127 PorterGirl April 2, 2014 at 05:18

        :D

  8. 128 maryamchahine March 31, 2014 at 16:47

    Merlin sounds like a couch wizard. He says he doesn’t want to waste time, but he probaby doesn’t want to get up. Probably sitting all day in front of his crystal ball, watching the latest happenings in the future.

    • 129 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:54

      That’s exactly it! Splendidly put. Absolutely, though I’m not sure he has a crystal ball. I think he’s more harm than good. Would you ever like to meet him?

      • 130 maryamchahine April 1, 2014 at 19:44

        Meet Merlin? Not exactly unless he would let me look into his crystal ball. He’d also have to hand over his wand if he has one ; )

      • 131 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:23

        I agree. You should be able to get something out of the deal, for sure. We’d just steal those from him. *smiles*

      • 132 maryamchahine April 2, 2014 at 17:21

        Steal from Merlin? Maybe that’s not such a good idea. Although he seems to be a couch wizard, he might have these really scary, hidden powers. For revenge, he might try to reveal your true identity ;D

      • 133 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 17:24

        Do you think the professor has a true identity, though?

      • 134 maryamchahine April 2, 2014 at 17:58

        For sure. To create the professor persona and the myriad characters of Punchy Land takes a distinctive mind and personality ; ) I will continue to observe to find more clues.

      • 135 Professor VJ Duke April 3, 2014 at 02:04

        Aw, I’m honored! But I am an open book, you know.

  9. 136 desertdweller29 March 31, 2014 at 16:04

    #3, definitely. I’m trying it today. Although children are impervious to this… Must find another subject to try it on… Hmm.

    I do like Walt’s tip, as I often misplace things.

    • 137 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:50

      *laughing* Oh dear. You’re right: children are impervious. Doesn’t it work even a little?

      That is an excellent tip. He’s a wise sort of man, you know.

  10. 138 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 15:59

    I wonder whether those unbeknownst to my punchy source, would be curious over my new found incling towards number three?

    • 139 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 16:00

      Excuse my spelling; inkling

      • 140 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:50

        No problem, VQ. (The professor misspells all sorts of things, you know.)

      • 141 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 20:50

        Hehehe!

      • 142 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:01

        It’s true! I’m the mistake king, I think. Everyone’s nice and doesn’t point them out. But I cry every time I see one.

      • 143 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 21:02

        AHAHAHAAHA!!!!! I’m actually laughing – AWW! :D
        Probably shouldn’t *grazes cheek with fingers in disapproval* laugh!
        No no…not mistake KING! You’re the veggie king!!

      • 144 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:04

        *the professor laughs now, but tries his hardest not to* That’s right! I’m the veggie king. And Hector, wouldn’t you say?

      • 145 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 21:06

        VK! And hector…? OOH TELL ME MORE
        IS THIS AN ALIAS I OUGHT TO KNOW OF? (Wait…or am I being stupid and it’s some sort of reference?)
        ….

      • 146 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:07

        VQ, you’re never stupid! No, you wouldn’t know. Do you know about Hector of Troy?

      • 147 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 21:09

        Oh the only Troy I can think of is that one mentioned that time in that Ancient Greek class of mine…

      • 148 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:13

        Well, he was a hero of Troy (one of the professor’s favorites) before Achilles killed him–that’s what the history books say happened. But it’s a lie! In the PL, Hector won.

      • 149 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 21:17

        I’m laughing too much!

      • 150 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:11

        I was too! See what fun you bring to the PL?

      • 151 deepbluesandseafoamgreens April 1, 2014 at 05:15

        YAY AND RAINBOWS!

      • 152 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:10

        With light rain?

      • 153 deepbluesandseafoamgreens April 1, 2014 at 18:15

        And whipped cream

      • 154 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:44

        Yes, please!

      • 155 deepbluesandseafoamgreens April 1, 2014 at 18:45

        Good professor; happy professor! :)

      • 156 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:51

        Sometimes the professor is wicked, you know!

      • 157 deepbluesandseafoamgreens April 1, 2014 at 18:53

        Wicked! Barnacles! Noodles! “Dadblameit!!!!”
        I can challenge your wickedness, o Professor-VK-dude!
        I feel incredibly smug all of a sudden..heeheh

      • 158 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:55

        Okay! How do we play? (VQ, I think my comments might be getting put into spam on your blog.)

      • 159 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 21:06

        Whoa now. Let the laugh flow, bro. Let it flow!

      • 160 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:08

        Okay! I really can’t help it, you know.

    • 161 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:49

      The professor is definitely! Why do you favor it, VQ?

      • 162 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 20:50

        It seems like a great method of escape…silently crafty, but ultimately witty.

      • 163 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:00

        Yes, it does! As a matter of fact, it seems like something you might do, would you, VQ? I know the professor would!

      • 164 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 21:01

        Precisely, o clever Professor-VK-dude!

      • 165 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:03

        *laughs* I love how you said that, VQ. I mean, my name is impressive when you say it!

      • 166 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 21:05

        *flicks ponytail in a glossy fashion*
        :D

      • 167 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:06

        Interesting! How does one do it in a glossy fashion? I must learn this. Though I don’t have a ponytail…

      • 168 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 21:08

        I’m trying this new shampoo out (I’m exploring herbal essences, to be exact) and MY HAIR HAS THIS NEW SWISH! It’s getting rather long…and when in a nice ponytail, I can do this incredibly satisfying flick. Stylish? Not sure… Fun? HECK YEAH!

      • 169 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:12

        That does sound fun! I should get about cutting my hair actually…

      • 170 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 21:08

        *ponders on whether the possibility of “offering my ponytail” would suffice

      • 171 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:13

        But should a warrior have one, VQ?

      • 172 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 21:14

        It would be PHENOMENAL!

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

        But why?

      • 174 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 31, 2014 at 21:20

        The list is endless:
        Flick in opponents face (my favourite)
        Show off all that deep cleaning conditioning
        Hmm. What do you think? Answer me honestly, o wise professor. Because I think the answer would be “I’ll keep my hair short!”
        If so, I’ll come along and I can do all the hair-flicking on your behalf.
        [good grief this conversation sure has…..TURNED INTERESTING!]

      • 175 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:12

        It’s turned hilarious, VQ! But is that sort of thing becoming for a boy? Maybe I should just bring you along on my perilous journeys.

      • 176 deepbluesandseafoamgreens April 1, 2014 at 05:15

        That would work too.

      • 177 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:11

        Awesome then! And thanks, VQ.

      • 178 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:32

        I think you need a pony tail.

      • 179 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:19

        *shocked down to the floor* Me? Why?!

      • 180 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:34

        Make you look tough like a biker.

      • 181 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:20

        The professor isn’t that sort, you know.

      • 182 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 18:26

        I’ve seen all kinds of unlikely bikers. Most of them look tougher than they are. There is an organization of them that go to talk to parents who are abusing their children.

      • 183 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:48

        That’s nice. I actually likes that lots.

      • 184 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 21:32

        Most of them are awesome. They just have their own culture. Kind of like the Punchy Land on wheels. Maybe Ruber should get a motorcycle?

      • 185 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:46

        You know, before MM was MM, DS and Ruber were part of a biker gang.

      • 186 Susan P April 3, 2014 at 12:45

        Club. The term is biker club. Gangs are bad. Clubs are good.

      • 187 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 01:34

        I’d rather be in a gang…

      • 188 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 15:24

        You’d not like it.

      • 189 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 18:45

        Maybe I’m already a part of one!

      • 190 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 21:38

        Hah! May bees don’t fly in April.

      • 191 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2014 at 13:18

        I’m confused now…

      • 192 Susan P April 7, 2014 at 17:43

        Aren’t we all in the PL?

      • 193 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 01:42

        No! Doesn’t it make complete sense!

      • 194 Susan P April 8, 2014 at 12:17

        We’re not all confused?

      • 195 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 23:12

        Not the professor!

      • 196 Susan P April 9, 2014 at 18:10

        Perhaps not, but that’s because he does the confuzzuling.

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

        *laughing* Don’t I always answer all the questions?

      • 198 Susan P April 10, 2014 at 17:14

        In the most possible confuzzling way possible.

      • 199 Professor VJ Duke April 10, 2014 at 20:11

        But maybe I don’t mean to.

      • 200 Susan P April 11, 2014 at 15:14

        I think you do it on purpose most of the tie except when a serendipity jumps out at you.

      • 201 Professor VJ Duke April 11, 2014 at 18:55

        And the latter happens a lot.

      • 202 Susan P April 12, 2014 at 14:49

        I have no trouble believing that. laughing

      • 203 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 13:07

        Yes! *smiles bigly*

      • 204 Susan P April 14, 2014 at 14:15

        And no few zinger moments, too.

      • 205 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 18:18

        That’s the truth.

      • 206 Susan P April 14, 2014 at 20:33

        Not the whole truth.

      • 207 Professor VJ Duke April 15, 2014 at 19:07

        I can’t tell the whole thing you know.

      • 208 Susan P April 15, 2014 at 20:40

        You could, but you won’t. I’m okay with that.

      • 209 Professor VJ Duke April 16, 2014 at 00:50

        One day I will, and then you’ll laugh.

      • 210 Susan P April 17, 2014 at 19:59

        Sometimes the truth is overrated.

      • 211 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 15:56

        Yes, I think so. That’s why I tell professorish-truth.

      • 212 Susan P April 18, 2014 at 16:31

        Sometimes professorish-truth is truer.

      • 213 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 16:52

        Yes, that’s it!

      • 214 Susan P April 18, 2014 at 16:58

        big grin

      • 215 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 17:34

        *smiles*

  11. 216 Bethy March 31, 2014 at 14:01

    I do like Merlin’s proverb. However, I do feel like practicing #2 quite frequently.
    And that short conversation…hmm. I don’t like going around in circles like that with people, but I have gotten stuck in those conversations before.

    • 217 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:36

      Me too! #2 is a great one. But who would you use it one? Oh never mind. It’s not for the professor to know.

      Yes, those conversations can be vexing, for sure!

      • 218 Bethy April 1, 2014 at 16:09

        Well, it seems violent to use on anyone in particular. When I feel like using it there are some punching bags in the garage since I gave up kneading bread. Very therapeutic.

      • 219 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:40

        I love punching bags! You know, I hear that kneading bread is a workout!

      • 220 Bethy April 3, 2014 at 15:13

        Punching bags are very useful.

        Yes, as far as I remember. I did use a bread machine until I killed it.

      • 221 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 02:00

        *laughing* Killed it? How cruel!

      • 222 Bethy April 4, 2014 at 13:23

        I know. Sometimes, though…you know? It was an accident though. I wasn’t paying attention and my attempt at gluten-free bread ran way over. Boy was it stinky!

      • 223 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 13:35

        Oh dear! Well good that you even tried, you know.

      • 224 Bethy April 8, 2014 at 14:08

        I never thought of it that way! Thanks!
        It did have a good life of almost 5 years of making bread weekly, soooo RIP.

      • 225 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 23:58

        That is a long life, for sure.

      • 226 Bethy April 14, 2014 at 22:15

        Not as long as a cat!

      • 227 Professor VJ Duke April 15, 2014 at 19:20

        Oh yes it is!

      • 228 Bethy April 16, 2014 at 20:11

        really? How do you know?

      • 229 Professor VJ Duke April 16, 2014 at 20:28

        Rats! I was called out. Well…I suppose 10 years is a cats’ life, then?

      • 230 Bethy April 16, 2014 at 20:40

        haha! I don’t know how long cats live. I’m not terribly fond of them since I got allergic. I know they have nine lives.

      • 231 Professor VJ Duke April 17, 2014 at 15:52

        That’s true. The professor is allergic too.

      • 232 Bethy April 18, 2014 at 19:00

        really? Do you know that my sister had a cat that used hypoallergenic cat shampoo and I wasn’t allergic to her? It was pretty crazy.

      • 233 Professor VJ Duke April 21, 2014 at 12:58

        I did not! Now that’s a wonder, and it has my mind working. That’s good news, I’d say.

      • 234 Bethy May 5, 2014 at 10:31

        I thought it might get your mind working. I really never knew another cat like her.

      • 235 Professor VJ Duke May 5, 2014 at 13:09

        See? If animals made it a mission to bathe every day, things would go more smoothly. They’re rebellious I tell you!

      • 236 Bethy May 5, 2014 at 17:16

        Just like toddlers!

      • 237 Professor VJ Duke May 5, 2014 at 18:15

        And professors.

      • 238 Bethy May 7, 2014 at 10:56

        you feel rebellious or you don’t like to bath? Or both!

      • 239 Professor VJ Duke May 7, 2014 at 14:21

        Both! *laughing lots*

      • 240 Bethy May 8, 2014 at 10:20

        You really would get along well with the Princess!

      • 241 Professor VJ Duke May 8, 2014 at 14:51

        Hahaha!

      • 242 Bethy May 9, 2014 at 10:38

        Well you know she doesn’t like everyone…and she’s not afraid to let you know if she doesn’t like you.

      • 243 Professor VJ Duke May 9, 2014 at 20:43

        Haha! How’s she let you know?

      • 244 Bethy May 12, 2014 at 09:57

        Being four she usually just says so. She is a very verbal Princess. Either that or body language!

      • 245 Professor VJ Duke May 12, 2014 at 13:00

        *laughing lots* Well, honesty is a good thing, I guess–even when it hurts! Body language…fabulous!

      • 246 Bethy May 13, 2014 at 14:19

        I most usually don’t have to wonder what she’s thinking anymore which is a good thing. The whole guessing what the baby wants drove me crazy.

      • 247 Professor VJ Duke May 14, 2014 at 13:07

        *laughs* Well, that is quite funny–how you said it.

      • 248 Bethy May 14, 2014 at 15:37

        It easier to laugh at from a distance. They say babies only need like 3 things, but there were some days that I was SURE there was more then that. I’m not particularly skilled at guessing games.

      • 249 Professor VJ Duke May 15, 2014 at 12:35

        Me neither. I hate guessing. I fail at it.

  12. 250 Debbie March 31, 2014 at 13:48

    I’m inclined to favor #1 this morning. It very much matters who you’re listening to or speaking with as to whether your time is being enriched or wasted.
    “Jumping the thought.” Hmm, never considered that. I’ll have to give it a go some time.

    • 251 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:30

      It really does! Yes, that’s an interest, jumping the thought. You must let me know how it goes if you try it.

  13. 252 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 13:26

    Yeah, I like Jazzy’s proverb the best. Merlin never seems to make sense to me, and Shnoddy…well my mother-in-law, who is one of the sweetest women I know, said that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. :D

    • 253 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 13:30

      Seems like the professor is having a morning.

      Mercy – Magi and Merlin’s conversation sounds a lot like some conversations I’ve had with Harry.

      Salami better watch out. Ruber is a wild card.

      • 254 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:18

        What sort of morning?

        *laughs* Is Harry Merlin?

        Wilder than DS?

      • 255 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:05

        Well, Harry tends to have conversations with himself and suddenly bursting out with a question about what he’s been thinking of.

        Oh way more. Haven’t you ever heard it’s the quiet ones are the ones you have to watch?

      • 256 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:07

        *laughs* I do that all the time! Do you find it fun?

        Yes, I have. But I don’t believe it!

      • 257 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:33

        I don’t doubt it – it’s a professorish kind of thing. Believe it, professorish person, believe it.

      • 258 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:20

        It is you’re right. I might, then.

      • 259 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:35

        Well, that seems to have been resolved.

      • 260 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:20

        I don’t think so!

      • 261 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 18:26

        Case closed.

      • 262 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:49

        Rats.

      • 263 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 21:32

        Peacock feathers.

      • 264 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:46

        Shen!

      • 265 Susan P April 3, 2014 at 12:46

        Pine needles.

      • 266 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 01:35

        And cones.

      • 267 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 15:24

        With ice cream.

      • 268 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 18:46

        Cherry!

      • 269 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 21:38

        Chocolate sauce.

      • 270 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2014 at 13:18

        And cherry.

      • 271 Susan P April 7, 2014 at 17:43

        ha!

      • 272 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 01:43

        So says the skeptic.

      • 273 Susan P April 8, 2014 at 12:18

        I’m not a skeptic.

      • 274 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 23:13

        I believe you, I think.

      • 275 Susan P April 9, 2014 at 18:11

        :)

    • 276 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:16

      I think your mother-in-law could be right. But for a wicked, professorish warrior, the rules must be different, don’t you think so?

      • 277 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 20:55

        I don’t see why the rules should be different. and the professorish person is sweet.

      • 278 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:02

        Well…well…dadblameit! But how can you know that? And all I’ve said is that I’m wicked…Manothunder!

      • 279 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:31

        Now then. The Professor needs to learn to accept a compliment gracefully. ;)

      • 280 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:19

        (But I can’t!)

      • 281 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:34

        Then you must resign yourself to spending a lot of time in cold storage.

      • 282 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:20

        As punishment?

      • 283 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 18:25

        As a reminder.

      • 284 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:48

        Well, then, I’ll try. But I’ve got such a hard time doing that sort of thing.

      • 285 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 21:30

        I expect you manage quite well when you want to.

      • 286 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:46

        I do not! But maybe. You make me doubt myself, you know.

      • 287 Susan P April 3, 2014 at 12:45

        I can’t make you doubt your bad self. You do that to yourself.

      • 288 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 01:34

        I’m complete bad, you know.

      • 289 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 15:23

        In what sense?

      • 290 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 18:45

        A sense you don’t want to know. *evil laugh*

      • 291 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 21:37

        You don’t scare me, Professor. That sounds like whistling in the dark.

      • 292 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2014 at 13:17

        Not a bit? Rats!

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

        Well, maybe one time.

      • 294 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 01:42

        That’s because I’m worse than Hannibal Lector.

      • 295 Susan P April 8, 2014 at 12:16

        Oh dear.

      • 296 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 23:11

        I sense you getting scared!

      • 297 Susan P April 9, 2014 at 18:10

        *blink* I don’t get scared.

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

        Well…a bear might do the trick!

      • 299 Susan P April 10, 2014 at 17:14

        A grizzly?

      • 300 Professor VJ Duke April 10, 2014 at 20:11

        Yes! Aren’t they scary?

      • 301 Susan P April 11, 2014 at 15:14

        Unless their name is Adams.

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

        Now, how come?

      • 303 Susan P April 12, 2014 at 14:48

        I beg your pardon. Spelling error. It should have been unless their name is Addams.

      • 304 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 13:06

        Oh, I think I see…

      • 305 Susan P April 14, 2014 at 14:14

        What do you see?

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

        Addams Family?

      • 307 Susan P April 14, 2014 at 20:32

        Yep, that be the one. I love slapstick (just in case you did not already know).

      • 308 Professor VJ Duke April 15, 2014 at 19:06

        I do, too! But, interestingly enough, I like adventure/action movies.

      • 309 Susan P April 15, 2014 at 20:39

        So do I!

      • 310 Professor VJ Duke April 16, 2014 at 00:49

        Aha! That’s coolio. Any favorites?

      • 311 Susan P April 17, 2014 at 19:58

        Well, Of course I have favorites.

      • 312 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 15:56

        Like Jason Bourne.

      • 313 Susan P April 18, 2014 at 16:30

        Yes, I do love The Bourne movies. Indiana Jones, Iron Man, Wolverine, X-Files in general, The Last Samurai, Harry Potter, especially the last one, The Avengers, Thor (oh yeah), The Hunger Games, I Am Legend.

      • 314 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 16:52

        What an awesome list! I love Bourne. I think he’s like me, you know. The Last Samurai is awesome too. When he fights all those guys. Harry Potter–Yucketh!

        Now, what do you like about Thor? I’m curious. I like it, too.

      • 315 Susan P April 18, 2014 at 16:57

        Thor? He’s HOT!

        Now, let me temper that with saying that guys like that seldom make good life partners. But, yeah.

      • 316 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 17:32

        Haha! Very interesting. I thought for sure you were going to say something about Loki.

      • 317 Susan P April 18, 2014 at 17:55

        Loki is nothing but trouble.

      • 318 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 18:02

        I would kill him personally.

      • 319 Susan P April 18, 2014 at 18:15

        I would help.

      • 320 Professor VJ Duke April 21, 2014 at 12:50

        Aha! And here I thought the ladies liked him…

      • 321 Susan P April 21, 2014 at 14:20

        There is no figuring out what the ladies like. Trust me. Harry’s been trying to find out for years. *wink*

      • 322 Professor VJ Duke April 21, 2014 at 20:51

        Maybe they like Punchy things?

      • 323 Susan P April 22, 2014 at 23:56

        Some of us do. But you can’t just throw all women in the same box. That would be a serious faux pa

      • 324 Professor VJ Duke April 23, 2014 at 00:49

        Maybe they’d like the professor banging into a tree?

      • 325 Susan P April 23, 2014 at 17:38

        Some may like that, but I can’t imagine they all would. I would personally protest.

      • 326 Professor VJ Duke April 23, 2014 at 18:58

        Thanks, Susan. It’s a rather awful pastime, I imagine. Maybe a professor with MPD?

      • 327 Susan P April 25, 2014 at 00:02

        What is MPD?

      • 328 Professor VJ Duke April 25, 2014 at 13:03

        Multiple Personality Disorder?

      • 329 Susan P April 25, 2014 at 14:53

        Well, that would explain a lot.

      • 330 Professor VJ Duke April 25, 2014 at 18:10

        Not as much as you’d hope, though.

      • 331 Susan P April 25, 2014 at 18:36

        It’s a good start, though.

      • 332 Professor VJ Duke April 25, 2014 at 18:50

        Yes. Kind of. Maybe a quarter true.

      • 333 Susan P April 25, 2014 at 18:55

        A beginning is still a beginning.

      • 334 Professor VJ Duke April 25, 2014 at 19:01

        Even could be the beginning of the end.

      • 335 Susan P April 25, 2014 at 19:12

        Meaning exactly what?

      • 336 Professor VJ Duke April 26, 2014 at 15:43

        You’re supposed to tell me.

      • 337 Susan P April 26, 2014 at 16:01

        I’m not good with metaphysical conversations. :)

      • 338 Professor VJ Duke April 26, 2014 at 16:16

        Well, me too.

      • 339 Susan P April 26, 2014 at 19:28

        grin

  14. 340 weggieboy March 31, 2014 at 13:15

    All three are winners today! If I have to commit to one, though, I like the subtle reasoning of V. Shnodgrate in Nr. 3!

    • 341 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:14

      Yes, that’s a goody. I should use it.

  15. 342 FictionFan March 31, 2014 at 13:07

    Merlin should definitely be a listener.
    Manly-Man needs to attend anger management classes.
    Could you please whisper to Shnoddy for me, Prof?

    Of course the Professor is a nice chap – unless he knows something we don’t know… *shocked face*

    *laughing lots* Merlin makes a very valid point! I may adopt that as one of the rules to live by…

    Tell DS I’ll sign his petition… (although I initially thought that read ‘He won’t give his daddy muffin’ – which would have been too, too cruel, even for Ruber!)

    • 343 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 13:31

      Do you really think that a petition will help, FF?

      • 344 FictionFan March 31, 2014 at 16:17

        It will if it’s long enough – we could wrap Ruber up in it, toss him in the lake and feed him to the fishes…poetic justice!

      • 345 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 16:25

        I like the way you think! He can be swimming with the fishies. :D

    • 346 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:14

      You must remember, FEF, you favored Merlin over Shnod at one time. The professor remembers all, you know. I agree about MM. *laughs and feels very badly for Shnod, who lives in Soctland*

      Of course I know something you don’t! I know who I am!

      Haha, you should. And I should. But I won’t, because I still don’t understand it.

      Yes, that would have been cruel. But don’t you think Ruber is on the right side now?

      • 347 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 20:53

        Dude. I know who I am. There’s no trick to that.

      • 348 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:02

        Are you sure?

      • 349 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:29

        Positive. I think.

      • 350 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:19

        Negative is better.

      • 351 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:32

        Yes and no.

      • 352 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:19

        That’s true, I suppose.

      • 353 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 18:23

        Exactly.

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

        *smiles knowingly, which might be impossible*

      • 355 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 21:29

        You make the rules, right?

      • 356 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:45

        Actually, no!

      • 357 Susan P April 3, 2014 at 12:37

        Golly. Who does then?

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

        I’m not sure…

      • 359 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 15:22

        That is an interest. I’d like to hear some speaks from someone who knows.

      • 360 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 18:44

        Maybe Nick?

      • 361 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 21:35

        Good idea. I think we should hear from Nick. Maybe in the PL Times.

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

        I should ask him to write an article!

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

        Yesssssssss!

      • 364 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 01:42

        Okay, I will. Help me remember.

      • 365 Susan P April 8, 2014 at 12:15

        Is nagging helping you remember?

      • 366 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 23:11

        Yes, it is. Just had speaks with him today, and he’s game.

      • 367 Susan P April 9, 2014 at 18:09

        Good man, that Nick. I’m glad he’s game.

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

        Yes, me too. Freedwoppen will be pleased.

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

        :D

      • 370 FictionFan April 1, 2014 at 00:41

        Oh, I simply couldn’t choose between them really. But please, please don’t send Merlin to Scotland too…it’s a small country, and we don’t deserve both of them!

        I know who you are too – you’re C-W-W! And you can’t deny it! (Either that or you’re George Clooney in disguise.)

        But think of the time it would save. (Maybe you’re Mr Magi…)

        No, I think the Professor is shielding Ruber from the justice he so richly deserves for attempting mass murder by fish-dish. What would the judge think?

      • 371 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:38

        *laughing* I’ll come instead and torture the Scots. (Probably collecting lots of Glaswegian kisses, as that fellow put it.)

        No, I’m C-W-W! You’re right. A whole new sort of chap.

        No, I’m C-W-W! You said it yourself. Don’t you believe it? *seeing if he believes it now*

        He’d…I’m not sure! You ask him!

      • 372 FictionFan April 1, 2014 at 15:02

        (*laughing* Tuppence will protect you…)

        Unique! (Well, except for your identical twin Mic…unless he’s Mr Magi…)

        I couldn’t do that! What if he had my C-W-W arrested for aiding and abetting a criminal? No, we’ll just have to make sure he never finds out…

      • 373 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:35

        (Not you???)

        Huff-Hum and a lovely sound to that!

        Na! He likes me too much.

      • 374 FictionFan April 1, 2014 at 23:36

        (She’s tougher than me…)

        Mic would never be so rude.

        That’s understandable.

      • 375 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:49

        (She might be. Her pic is intimidating.)

        I’m sorry!

        It is? Oh dear….

  16. 376 L. Marie March 31, 2014 at 12:46

    Definitely number 2, since Manly-Man said it. I’m also confused by the conversation between Merlin and Mr. Magi.
    So the professor is doubtful? What would make you less doubtful?
    What is Daddy Salami doing to shut down Ruber’s Catering? Is he leading a protest in front of it?

    • 377 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 13:32

      I suspect it is not even close to being that safe.

      • 378 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:21

        The professor is safe.

      • 379 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:06

        How safe?

      • 380 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:08

        I’m unsure…a little bit safe?

      • 381 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:34

        How about safe in bits, more bits and bits?

      • 382 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:20

        That sounds even better! *smiles*

      • 383 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:35

        Two thumbs up!

      • 384 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:20

        Five!

      • 385 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 18:27

        We’d need three people.

      • 386 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:49

        Or an alien!

      • 387 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 21:32

        Not an Edgar kind of alien, right?

      • 388 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:46

        No, the kind that jumps out of people.

      • 389 Susan P April 3, 2014 at 12:46

        That is an interest. Tell me more.

      • 390 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 01:36

        Like the Alien!

      • 391 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 15:24

        I don’t like the Alien.

      • 392 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 18:46

        I’ve never seen it, but I’ve seen it fight Predator. That was somewhat coolio.

      • 393 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 21:44

        I haven’t seen that, but I saw Iron Man this afternoon (the first one) Robert Downey Junior makes me swoon.

      • 394 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2014 at 13:18

        That’s the professor. Especially when he’s being Mulligan-ish.

      • 395 Susan P April 7, 2014 at 17:44

        Do you make Mulligan Stew?

      • 396 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 01:43

        I’ve never heard of it.

      • 397 Susan P April 8, 2014 at 12:18

        That’s too bad. You have no idea what you are missing.

      • 398 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 23:13

        Maybe it’s scary!

      • 399 Susan P April 9, 2014 at 18:12

        Nope. Not scary.

      • 400 Professor VJ Duke April 9, 2014 at 18:55

        Well, what is it, please?

      • 401 Susan P April 10, 2014 at 17:16

        It’s an Irish beef stew. With lots of veggies.

      • 402 Professor VJ Duke April 10, 2014 at 20:11

        That sounds good, for sure. I’d try some!

      • 403 Susan P April 11, 2014 at 15:15

        It’s good.

      • 404 Professor VJ Duke April 11, 2014 at 18:55

        But stew does scare me at times.

      • 405 Susan P April 12, 2014 at 14:50

        Stew requires to be treated with respect. Then you have nothing to fear.

      • 406 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 13:07

        And the professor is very disrespectful of stew.

      • 407 Susan P April 14, 2014 at 14:16

        That explains a lot.

      • 408 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 18:18

        I’m not sure how.

      • 409 Susan P April 14, 2014 at 20:33

        Bits, bits and more bits.

      • 410 Professor VJ Duke April 15, 2014 at 19:08

        You’ve won me over with a wonderful saying!

      • 411 Susan P April 15, 2014 at 20:41

        *smiling from ear to ear*

      • 412 Professor VJ Duke April 16, 2014 at 00:57

        *me too*

    • 413 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:11

      I liked that one, too. We should embrace it! Yes, I fear the conversation doesn’t make much sense, huh?

      I’m not sure. What should I do about it?

      Not as of now. But possibly in the future, maybe. Maybe he’ll bring one of his firetrucks.

  17. 414 walt walker March 31, 2014 at 12:19

    Great batch of sayings this time round, P.VJ. I do think all three of the proverbs are my #1 favorite of all time. Especially #2. And #3. And the first is quite good too.

    Tip: Make a note of where you misplace something so you don’t waste time looking for it later.

    • 415 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 12:35

      Walt, this is awesome. I kinda liked them all too. And thought that #3 was great advice. Do you suppose you’ll try it out?

      *laughs lots* Now that is a tip worth remember. But how would one go about it?

    • 416 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 13:33

      Walt, I’ve tried that, but then I can’t remember where the note is.

      • 417 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:21

        In the professor’s breast pocket.

      • 418 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:07

        Sir! hand over that note before I get out my Hannibal Lector identity.

      • 419 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 21:08

        Is he that funny chap?

      • 420 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:34

        Creepy is more like it. And scary. Very scary.

      • 421 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:20

        I’d take him sure!

      • 422 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:36

        But why?

      • 423 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:20

        Because he’s not match for the professor’s moves. I’d have dispatched him.

      • 424 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 18:27

        That seems harsh.

      • 425 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:49

        But he was mean!

      • 426 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 21:33

        Yes, he was. What do you intend to do about it?

      • 427 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:46

        Take him out?

      • 428 Susan P April 3, 2014 at 12:48

        For lunch?

      • 429 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 01:36

        And then I’d slice his fingers off!

      • 430 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 15:25

        Be careful.

      • 431 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 18:46

        I live my life not.

      • 432 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 21:45

        Say what?

      • 433 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2014 at 13:19

        I’m never careful, you see.

      • 434 Susan P April 7, 2014 at 17:45

        So, are you careless?

      • 435 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 01:43

        Yes…well, no. Yes…I’m not sure.

      • 436 Susan P April 8, 2014 at 12:20

        Maybe you are like Harry in that respect. He’s very careful when he is doing his accounting. But it begins and ends there.

      • 437 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 23:13

        Yes, that’s it! Only I don’t do accounting. Come to think of it, I can’t figure out what I do carefully then.

      • 438 Susan P April 9, 2014 at 18:12

        Let me know when you figure that out.

      • 439 Professor VJ Duke April 9, 2014 at 18:55

        I might never.

      • 440 Susan P April 10, 2014 at 17:16

        Ah. You are comfortable with mystery.

      • 441 Professor VJ Duke April 10, 2014 at 20:12

        No, I’m not!

      • 442 Susan P April 11, 2014 at 15:15

        Now whyever not? Some things can only be learned by sitting quietly in the mystery.

      • 443 Professor VJ Duke April 11, 2014 at 18:56

        I know what you say is true, but…well, I like answers!

      • 444 Susan P April 12, 2014 at 14:50

        The answers will come. I know this.

      • 445 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 13:08

        I will try and take some comfort in that.

      • 446 Susan P April 14, 2014 at 14:17

        *throws a cushion for comfort*

      • 447 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 18:18

        And five pillows please.

      • 448 Susan P April 14, 2014 at 20:33

        Do you need them covered?

      • 449 Professor VJ Duke April 15, 2014 at 19:08

        With what?

      • 450 Susan P April 15, 2014 at 20:42

        Pillow thingies.

      • 451 Professor VJ Duke April 16, 2014 at 00:57

        No. They just get in the way, I think.

      • 452 Susan P April 17, 2014 at 20:00

        I am shocked.

      • 453 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 15:56

        But why?

      • 454 Susan P April 18, 2014 at 16:32

        I just stuck my finger in an electrical outlet.

      • 455 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 16:53

        I do hope you’re kidding!

      • 456 Susan P April 18, 2014 at 16:59

        Me? Kidding? You know how serious I am, Professorish person.

      • 457 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 17:35

        Haha! I like when you call me that. Well, I hope you’re doing fine, then.

      • 458 Susan P April 18, 2014 at 17:57

        I am well, thank you. Still miss my Wu – that takes time, but I’m not crying every day.

      • 459 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 18:02

        Well, it’s good to hear you’re doing better. It takes a lot of time, and even then.

      • 460 Susan P April 18, 2014 at 18:16

        He was a valiant warrior, and worthy of remembrance.

      • 461 Professor VJ Duke April 21, 2014 at 12:50

        For sure!

      • 462 Susan P April 21, 2014 at 14:20

        *smile*

    • 463 L. Marie April 1, 2014 at 00:14

      Great advice, Walt Walker! :-D

      • 464 walt walker April 1, 2014 at 01:55

        It works until the note winds up in the Professor’s pocket. :) Last time he pulled that trick I was tried shouting but he whispered and I had no choice but to shut up and waste time looking for it in places I knew it wasn’t.

      • 465 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 02:00

        The Professor is crafty. At no time do his fingers leave his hand. Watch him.

      • 466 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:45

        He’s rather dull. Lady has me figured, I think.

      • 467 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:51

        No one has the Professor figured out.

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

        The professor might.

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

        Hah! The professor will be the last person to figure himself out.

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

        And I hope you’ll let me know as soon as you do.

      • 471 Susan P April 3, 2014 at 12:33

        Nope. I promised to be good.

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

        It would be being good to tell me!

      • 473 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 14:01

        I do believe, dear Professor, that I already did tell you what I thought I knew.

      • 474 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 18:38

        Oh yes, you did. I need reminded every so minute.

      • 475 Susan P April 4, 2014 at 21:29

        :D

      • 476 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:44

        *laughs* Looking for it in places you knew it wasn’t… *laughing lots* That’s priceless, Walt. You make me out to be quite wicked, I’d say.

  18. 477 Simply Skeptical March 31, 2014 at 12:15

    One and three are my favorites besides they are both remarkably accurate. I can’t relate to two, but it sure sounds right-on for MM.

    Merlin is a step beyond confused. It is good Mr. Magi doesn’t notice or it would be exasperating. LOL! :-)

    Daddy Salami is so sinister; poor Ruber.

    • 478 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 12:34

      You know, the professor really appreciated #2. I think we should all practice it!

      But wasn’t Merlin making a bit of sense?

      Oh, you must feel bad for DS!

      • 479 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 13:34

        Of course the professor appreciates #2. You didn’t need to tell any of us that.

      • 480 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:21

        Why not?

      • 481 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 22:27

        *squinteeeyhes* because I say so.

      • 482 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:31

        *laughs* love that look! Okay, I accept that.

      • 483 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:42

        Muito bom. Vamos embora.

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

        Ah, yet another way to say the professor is wicked.

      • 485 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 21:19

        Or some such thing.

      • 486 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:37

        What’s it mean?

      • 487 Susan P April 3, 2014 at 12:28

        Translation: Very good. Let’s get going.

      • 488 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 01:26

        Going…to the PL!

      • 489 Simply Skeptical March 31, 2014 at 17:20

        I thought the Professor more gentlemen like than to consider #2.

        No fatherly love from DS.

      • 490 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 17:22

        The Professor plays hard ball – he takes no survivors.

      • 491 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:54

        Yes, yes!

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

        At least you have the grace to admit it. :D

      • 493 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:18

        I do. I’m very honest and open to all the PF.

      • 494 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:31

        *chokes on her bagel*

      • 495 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:19

        I hope it was sesame.

      • 496 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 18:22

        No, it was gluten free with raisins and sunflower seeds.

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

        That sounds good too. I love seeds and nuts.

      • 498 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 21:29

        They are totally awesome.

      • 499 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:45

        Definitely!

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

        :D

      • 501 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:54

        The profesor is a scalawag!


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