No More Gentlemen!

“Sir,” Mr. Ratherquite said suspiciously, “I do not believe you are a gentleman.” Then he nodded a nod that seemed to conclude the matter right there and then. And right then and there.

Both of the Ladies giggled.

Mark Malone smiled. “I never claimed to be a gentleman. Understand this: A man doesn’t claim to be a gentleman in order to become a gentleman. He either is, or he isn’t.”

“And you, sir, are not. What do you make of that?”

“In my business, Mr. Ratherquite, we would refer to you as a simple garden weed that needs plucked.”

Mr. Ratherquite was shocked, and he was about to say something, when Dr. Zauberer and this professor joined the conversation.

“Here is what I’ve always thought,” Dr. Zauberer began, waving his hands about in an odd manner. “Who wants to be a gentleman? It basically means you’re a gentle man. That stinks. It’s odious. It’s ATROCIOUS!”

Dr. Zauberer screamed out the last word, and it rather hurt, you know. The ears, that is. Hurt the ears.

Both the Ladies cowered, and Mr. Ratherquite stepped in front of them. “No more screaming, sir!”

This professor nodded. “I agree with the principle. We should go for the name Warriorman or Viciousman.”

“No, no! I’ve got it!” Dr. Zauberer was excited now. “How about Atrociousman or…or…Dastardlyman! Yes, that’s it! Dastardlyman.”

And Dr. Zauberer went skipping off happily.

“This conversation has been atrocious!” Mr. Ratherquite and the ladies departed.

Mark Malone shook his head. “People talk about the strangest things.”

“I agree,” this professor said. “And one of these days you’ll have to tell me why you do it.”

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220 Responses to “No More Gentlemen!”


  1. 1 Lady Cheetah July 17, 2014 at 19:48

    So glad Mark Malone told Mr. R the truth about himself. There are many who can’t handle the truth ya know…

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 22:49

      He was harsh about, Lady. The professor can!

  2. 3 Hazy July 17, 2014 at 13:26

    Does Dr. Z have a shrill voice?

    Dastardlyman sounds catchy. It does remind me of Dick Dastardly a bit and that snickering dog of his. *snickers*

    • 4 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 14:58

      Not at all, usually. Why?

      Dick Dastardly! Never heard of him! Who is he?

      • 5 Hazy July 18, 2014 at 11:40

        I just thought it might be shrill because it hurt the ears when he screamed “atrocious”

        Ah, he’s quite a dastardly one! He always plots atrocious things against his racing opponents with his snickering dog. He’s quite amusing. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Dastardly)

      • 6 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 12:59

        Well, I see what you mean. It can get rather shrill at times!

        I love his face! Doesn’t he look like me?

      • 7 Hazy September 1, 2014 at 12:06

        Haha, does he? Do you have those Dali-like fancy thin mustaches too? But I thought the professor didn’t have a mustache!

      • 8 Professor VJ Duke September 1, 2014 at 13:59

        Well, only sometimes have I one! It depends.

  3. 9 Jackie July 17, 2014 at 08:17

    Hohum boys will be boys! *rolls eyes*

    • 10 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 14:49

      But the professor is a warrior!

      • 11 Jackie July 17, 2014 at 17:42

        We are all warriors to some extent.

      • 12 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 22:39

        Now wait a second…Hector’s wife wasn’t!

      • 13 Jackie July 17, 2014 at 22:48

        Who the heck is Hector’s wife? I’m tired so if I should know this please forgive me. :-/

      • 14 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 22:52

        You probably wouldn’t know. I’m wicked. Hector is a great hero of the professor’s. He fought at Troy.

      • 15 Jackie July 18, 2014 at 01:30

        Oh. Well if it was that long ago then you’re probably right about his wife. Things were not very progressive back then.

      • 16 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 12:40

        Helen might have been a warrior, though.

      • 17 Jackie July 18, 2014 at 13:03

        Hector’s wife’s name was Andromache.

      • 18 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 13:08

        That’s right! Nice name, I tihnk.

      • 19 Jackie July 18, 2014 at 13:44

        Indeed! She did have one thing – a warrior’s spirit. She used to root Hector on and help him get ready to go to war and stuff so in mind that makes her a warrior too.

      • 20 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 16:35

        Very true. It’s a sad story. Would have been nicer if Hector had killed Achilles.

      • 21 Jackie July 18, 2014 at 18:27

        Yeah well you won and you lose some. Such is the way of life. :-\

      • 22 Professor VJ Duke July 19, 2014 at 01:06

        I suppose you’re right. It’s a pity!

      • 23 Jackie July 19, 2014 at 01:09

        *nods head in agreement*

      • 24 Professor VJ Duke July 19, 2014 at 01:12

        *nods wisely, or tries too look like he is*

  4. 25 Susan P July 16, 2014 at 12:00

    Laughing…I’ve been in conversations like that…and maybe some worse. The “ladies” are pathetic.

    • 26 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 13:06

      You have! A wonder. Was I there? Poor Ladies. Aren’t you being sexist now?

      • 27 Susan P July 16, 2014 at 14:08

        It varies…sometimes it’s you and sometimes it’s Harry, and the list is long…are you sure you want to know everyone?

        No, I was talking about specific ladies, not ladies in genera.

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 17:28

        *laughing* Harry and I are alike, I see! Well…you needn’t tell me everyone. But you can if you want!

        I’m just giving you a hard time, ’cause that’s how I roll, run, ski, sled, walk, shuffle, sing, and dance.

      • 29 Susan P July 16, 2014 at 18:30

        And that I would certainly like to see.

  5. 30 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 16, 2014 at 05:13

    A gentleman makes complete sense to me, Duke. Random conversation is some of the best conversation. ..this being one of them.

    I hope you figure it out, Gentlemen.

    • 31 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 12:57

      The professor is always having random conversations, you know. It might be habit, but it could also be hereditary, don’t you think so?

      The professor is now a Vicoiusman!

      • 32 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 16, 2014 at 15:37

        Hereditary? Do you think? I bet… I got my conversational skills from my father. I’m either fully on or enjoying the silence between two people.

        Viciousman!? It suits you, Duke. I think you’re the other, as well.

      • 33 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 17:41

        Yes, that sounds like me. I’m a quiet chap at times, you know.

        Well, thank you, Audith, I do think it’s important. I really do.

      • 34 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 17, 2014 at 01:17

        I’m quiet and sometimes super shy. I don’t find anything wrong with being quiet, Duke. I hope your friends and family don’t mind it either.

        *Wonders if she understands what you’re saying*

      • 35 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 14:43

        Oh, they don’t. I like to listen. I just stare…I’m told it’s intimidating. But I don’t know.

        I hope so!

      • 36 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 18, 2014 at 04:05

        Yes, we’ve talked about this before. They can be intimidated all they want. We are who we are, Duketh. I happen to like an intense stare down… *laughs*

        Me, too.

      • 37 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 12:51

        Yes, they’re fun. T-Rex does that sort of thing, you know.

      • 38 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 18, 2014 at 14:22

        But they have such short arms.

      • 39 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 16:41

        They do. Spino’s better!

      • 40 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 18, 2014 at 18:28

        Spino? Tell me…

      • 41 Professor VJ Duke July 19, 2014 at 01:06

        Yes, he’s the most vicious ever. He has these huge claws, large fangs (teeth), and he can run faster than…than me!

      • 42 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 19, 2014 at 05:26

        He sounds scary. Does he like redheads, because I don’t think I can run fast enough to save myself. I’m gonna have to pray thst he’s partial to gingers in hopes he wants to be friends with me.

      • 43 Professor VJ Duke July 20, 2014 at 15:44

        You know, I bet he doesn’t think too much about it one way or another.

      • 44 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 20, 2014 at 21:14

        Yeah, probably just takes whatever is hanging around. He sounds mean.

      • 45 Professor VJ Duke July 21, 2014 at 13:11

        He is. He kills T-Rex, you know.

      • 46 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 21, 2014 at 14:36

        He does? Tell me more… I know nothing of him.

      • 47 Professor VJ Duke July 21, 2014 at 17:48

        Did you see the 3rd Jurassic Park?

      • 48 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 22, 2014 at 04:33

        Yes, sorta. Not sure I watched it all.

      • 49 Professor VJ Duke July 22, 2014 at 13:38

        What a dadblame shame! It’s rather good…

      • 50 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 24, 2014 at 02:34

        Well, I don’t remember it, but often times I get distracted with scary movies. I probably began painting my toenails or something while trying to stay interested. I did like the first one a lot. I like Jeff Goldbloom…he’s pretty cute. Nerdy hot..I like that.

      • 51 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2014 at 14:00

        *laughing* Girls are so funny! What about the dinosaurs? Goodness me!!!

      • 52 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 24, 2014 at 22:40

        You’d probably tell me to go home, huh?! There were dinosaurs? LOL…I remember some of it!

      • 53 Professor VJ Duke July 25, 2014 at 13:49

        No, I’d tell you to watch Spino kill T-Rex!

      • 54 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 25, 2014 at 15:57

        Ugh. With my eyes shut?!

      • 55 Professor VJ Duke July 26, 2014 at 14:36

        It’s the best scene–ever!

      • 56 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 26, 2014 at 21:10

        Really? Best. Ever.?

      • 57 Professor VJ Duke July 27, 2014 at 15:49

        Yes!

      • 58 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 28, 2014 at 04:05

        What if I disagree? Maybe the best scene ever comes from a romantic movie that I love…

      • 59 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2014 at 17:10

        Oh? I’m interested! Tell me about it.

      • 60 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 29, 2014 at 04:44

        Tell you about my favorite scene? You sure? No dinosaurs or katanas anywhere, Duke.

      • 61 Professor VJ Duke July 29, 2014 at 13:13

        That’s fine. I’d love to hear about it.

      • 62 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 29, 2014 at 17:33

        Have you ever seen the movie The Holiday?

      • 63 Professor VJ Duke July 29, 2014 at 18:01

        No, I havne’t. Is it from there?

      • 64 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 29, 2014 at 18:52

        Yes! It is…a few moments actually.

      • 65 Professor VJ Duke July 29, 2014 at 23:28

        Tell me, please! If you still want to.

      • 66 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 30, 2014 at 05:17

        There’s this couple in the movie who I envy. She’s a writer and he is a music man of sorts. Pretty much their story is one for the record books, I think. He’s goofy and charming, creative and brilliant, funny and romantic…she a blubbering romantic mess. I adore their finding one another. They have such fun together.

        The other couple in the movie are brilliantly gorgeous and have romantic moments, as well, but the music man steals my heart every time I watch the movie.

      • 67 Professor VJ Duke July 30, 2014 at 16:48

        Sounds very nice. What’s he play, the music man?

      • 68 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 30, 2014 at 20:43

        My guess is everything, but in the movie you only see him play piano. Actually, what he does for a living sounds similar to what you may do in real life…hmm.

      • 69 Professor VJ Duke July 31, 2014 at 13:15

        *laughs* Oh dear…it’s a tough biz!

      • 70 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 31, 2014 at 17:33

        *giggles* I know…nothing good comes from thoughts of that. Calm down. I have no doubt that it’s a tough business.

      • 71 Professor VJ Duke July 31, 2014 at 23:53

        I should run away!

      • 72 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 1, 2014 at 03:16

        *waves good-bye*

      • 73 Professor VJ Duke August 1, 2014 at 16:01

        To who?

      • 74 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 1, 2014 at 19:54

        You leaving…

      • 75 Professor VJ Duke August 1, 2014 at 22:18

        I’m not leaving!

      • 76 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 2, 2014 at 03:15

        You said, “I should run away.”

      • 77 Professor VJ Duke August 3, 2014 at 22:33

        *runs away*

      • 78 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 4, 2014 at 02:06

        Laughs at the road block.

      • 79 Professor VJ Duke August 4, 2014 at 13:20

        *laughs too*

      • 80 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 4, 2014 at 15:33

        Catches up and helps you move the tree trunk.

      • 81 Professor VJ Duke August 4, 2014 at 23:34

        Heavy, isn’t it?

      • 82 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 5, 2014 at 00:46

        Yes, that’s why we have this….pulls out the chainsaw.

      • 83 Professor VJ Duke August 5, 2014 at 13:42

        Nice! *starts it up and cuts mostly everything he sees*

      • 84 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 5, 2014 at 21:47

        That wasn’t what I had in mind!! *laughing* So distructive…I can see you now!

      • 85 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 13:35

        *laughs* I can’t help it. It’s so powerful.

      • 86 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 6, 2014 at 15:44

        *laughs* Tis why I brought it. Seemed you need to destroy a few things…feel better?

      • 87 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 20:36

        Yes, much better. Thanks, Audith!

      • 88 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 7, 2014 at 00:09

        Always. Now we have a lot to clean up.

      • 89 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2014 at 14:28

        Just leave it!

      • 90 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 7, 2014 at 15:13

        *considers* Agrees.

      • 91 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2014 at 18:26

        *nods happily*

      • 92 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 7, 2014 at 22:25

        You tend to lead me astray sometimes, you know.

      • 93 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2014 at 14:22

        That’s the beauty of it, you know.

      • 94 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 9, 2014 at 17:45

        *shines up the chariot*

      • 95 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2014 at 22:05

        Now we must go for a ride.

      • 96 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 10, 2014 at 03:07

        *was hoping you’d say that* But where??

      • 97 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2014 at 18:19

        Umm…the pyramids.

      • 98 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 10, 2014 at 21:33

        *Grabs her gold flip flops* Will we climb them?

      • 99 Professor VJ Duke August 11, 2014 at 13:00

        Gold? Beautiful color.

      • 100 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 11, 2014 at 18:36

        I thought so!

      • 101 Professor VJ Duke August 12, 2014 at 00:21

        Mr. Warrior didn’t.

      • 102 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 12, 2014 at 04:48

        He didn’t? Why?….

      • 103 Professor VJ Duke August 12, 2014 at 12:56

        He’d probably like black, I think.

      • 104 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 12, 2014 at 15:58

        Oh, well, that’s nice.

      • 105 Professor VJ Duke August 12, 2014 at 20:02

        I like both!

      • 106 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 13, 2014 at 01:29

        Thank you, Duketh! *shows them off*

      • 107 Professor VJ Duke August 13, 2014 at 13:17

        Yes, yes.

      • 108 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 13, 2014 at 15:14

        Hurry!

      • 109 Professor VJ Duke August 13, 2014 at 19:39

        Hurry? For why?

      • 110 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 13, 2014 at 21:24

        *growls and walks home, muttering, “Men. Their memory….no trip today.”

      • 111 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2014 at 13:26

        No! You have to wait here, until they come out!

      • 112 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 14, 2014 at 20:25

        Until who comes out?

      • 113 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2014 at 21:38

        The jackals!

      • 114 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 15, 2014 at 02:27

        Who invited them?

      • 115 Professor VJ Duke August 16, 2014 at 18:33

        We’re hunting them!

      • 116 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 18, 2014 at 03:54

        *faints*

      • 117 Professor VJ Duke August 18, 2014 at 11:49

        They’re not that scary.

      • 118 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 19, 2014 at 02:19

        *can’t hear you*

      • 119 Professor VJ Duke August 19, 2014 at 11:52

        *growls*

      • 120 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 19, 2014 at 21:56

        *sings a song*

      • 121 Professor VJ Duke August 20, 2014 at 13:19

        An obscene one!

      • 122 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 20, 2014 at 15:36

        Yes…Enter Sandman… my favorite Metallica song.

      • 123 Professor VJ Duke August 20, 2014 at 19:47

        *laughing* It’s so funny you like Metallica…

      • 124 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 20, 2014 at 20:36

        Why??!

      • 125 Professor VJ Duke August 21, 2014 at 00:44

        Well…because!

      • 126 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 21, 2014 at 01:54

        Tell me, Duke. I don’t seem the type, right?? Is that it?

      • 127 Professor VJ Duke August 21, 2014 at 13:42

        No, you do…it’s just that…well…

      • 128 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 21, 2014 at 18:34

        Out with it, Mister! What?

      • 129 Professor VJ Duke August 22, 2014 at 13:31

        Well, you drive a white Charger and you listen to them…it’s funny! And so, so, so super cool!

      • 130 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 22, 2014 at 14:14

        Naw. I do do all those things…

      • 131 Professor VJ Duke August 23, 2014 at 16:39

        I believe it.

      • 132 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 23, 2014 at 17:18

        And then laugh at me.

      • 133 Professor VJ Duke August 24, 2014 at 17:39

        What’s wrong with that? You laugh at me!

      • 134 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 24, 2014 at 19:43

        Yes, but…. *hangs her head*

      • 135 Professor VJ Duke August 25, 2014 at 13:29

        Dear me.

      • 136 Professor VJ Duke August 16, 2014 at 18:33

        We’re hunting them!

  6. 137 Bethy July 15, 2014 at 22:12

    I like warriorman! And it is true…people do talk about the strangest things!

    • 138 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 00:59

      They sure do! But the professor doesn’t, of course, Bethy. Warriorman…do you suppose I might qualify?

      • 139 Bethy July 16, 2014 at 13:02

        You don’t? Really? I guess not.
        Of course! You have a sword!

      • 140 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 13:17

        Of course not! Aren’t I the most normal thing you’ve ever met?

        That’s true!

      • 141 Bethy July 16, 2014 at 13:47

        hmmm. I don’t know about the MOST normal thing, but I don’t think you are odd.
        *smile*

      • 142 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 17:23

        You don’t? Rats. Susan does!

      • 143 Bethy July 17, 2014 at 21:43

        someone said normal was just a setting on your dryer and you are much more then that!

      • 144 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 22:51

        *bows* Many thanks, madam. I think that was a compliment, you know. *laughs*

      • 145 Bethy August 4, 2014 at 13:45

        It really was!

      • 146 Professor VJ Duke August 4, 2014 at 15:16

        *laughs* Many thanks!

  7. 147 The Dancing Rider July 15, 2014 at 20:05

    Ha ha, good one on MM. I agree it might be entertaining for him to explain. I bet he couldn’t do it. And he certainly started all of it this time. Loved Zaub….. Btw, I really like “Dastardlyman”. :)

    • 148 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 00:38

      For sure! I”m sure he could come up with some dadblamery, you know. I do too! Do you suppose the professor is a dastardlyman? *smiles hopefully*

      • 149 Susan P July 16, 2014 at 12:02

        Without a doubt, he is. Full of dadblamery is what!

      • 150 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 13:07

        Right you are! *very proud*

      • 151 Susan P July 16, 2014 at 14:09

        Is that a peacock feather in your cap?

      • 152 The Dancing Rider July 16, 2014 at 13:21

        Oh yes,!

      • 153 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 17:22

        It is not! It’s not pink either. It’s black.

  8. 154 Simply Skeptical July 15, 2014 at 15:34

    Oh my, my. It is true gentlemen are a rare breed these days, almost as rare as ladies. I can see why Mr. R. wanted to protect such an endangered species. He’s up against a humngous task in the PL.

    • 155 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2014 at 15:54

      I think so…but…SS…are there any ladies left anywhere, do you suppose?

      • 156 Simply Skeptical July 15, 2014 at 16:33

        Certainly so….Mr. R’s ladies are great examples. :-)

      • 157 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 00:32

        *shock face* You don’t say!

  9. 158 erinkenobi2893 July 15, 2014 at 15:13

    X-D Take that, Mr. Ratherquite! X-D
    I think I would like to challenge him to a duel now. But not to the death. More like to the humiliation… >:-D

    • 159 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2014 at 15:54

      *laughing* Do you suppose he was being mean-spiritied?

      • 160 erinkenobi2893 July 15, 2014 at 20:59

        I think he was. And he was judging people when he had no right to.

      • 161 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 00:42

        Yes, he just ups and says things like that. He needs a worm pie. Or, someone should just yell at him. I’d love to see him try and upbraid Anakin.

      • 162 erinkenobi2893 July 16, 2014 at 14:47

        That would be interesting. Perhaps I could invite him over to my blog and have him try and scream some sense into Anakin before making a complete fool of himself?

      • 163 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 17:34

        That would be great. We should write a story together!

      • 164 erinkenobi2893 July 16, 2014 at 19:46

        :-D That would be awesome!

      • 165 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 00:20

        Maybe Mr. R should be in it?

      • 166 erinkenobi2893 July 17, 2014 at 12:26

        Perhaps. :-)

      • 167 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 14:51

        Hmm…we’ll have to think about this. I think it would be great to do.

      • 168 erinkenobi2893 July 18, 2014 at 16:36

        It would! :-D

      • 169 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 16:49

        I mean, I’m game if you are. We’d have to write it at the same time. Sorta send it back and forth.

      • 170 erinkenobi2893 July 18, 2014 at 16:55

        Yeah… and it might take email, which is problematic, since I only have one email address, and that’s my private one, not necessarily a blogging one.

      • 171 Professor VJ Duke July 19, 2014 at 01:00

        Oh…I remember. Rats. Well…I can’t think how else to do it…

      • 172 erinkenobi2893 July 19, 2014 at 11:25

        *sigh* :-/

  10. 173 L. Marie July 15, 2014 at 14:56

    Wow. It’s nice that they’re excited about being labeled Atrociousman or Dastardlyman. I wonder if either word will catch on.

    • 174 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2014 at 15:49

      It’s worrisome too, you must admit. I’d like to be a Dastardlyman. Do you think I may qualify?

  11. 175 Julie Harris July 15, 2014 at 14:43

    Seems that Mark Malone has come up with another proverb…”A man doesn’t claim to be a gentlemen in order to become a gentlemen. He either is, or he isn’t.”

    • 176 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2014 at 15:49

      Yes, I think you’re right! It’s a grand specimen. Now, the professor claims not to be a gentleman…what’s that mean for me?

  12. 177 Debbie July 15, 2014 at 14:14

    I think the word “gentleman” is a misnomer. Perhaps Proper-man or Courteous-man might be better choices?? At any rate, I’m rather surprised Manly-Man didn’t make an appearance here and offer some words of wisdom!

    • 178 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2014 at 15:48

      Yes, me too. I do wonder what he’d say about such things. Do you think the professor is a gentleman or warriorman? Overall, I mean.

      • 179 Jazzy Couldren July 15, 2014 at 17:57

        It does be a shame I wasn’t there. I’s would have told them that only manlymen are gentlemen, and gentlemen ain’t what the name implies. They’s manly…not gentle. :}

      • 180 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 00:35

        The professor isn’t a gentleman! But I’m manly.

      • 181 Debbie July 16, 2014 at 14:01

        I vote for gentleman (overall, you know), though I suspect warriorman isn’t lurking too far below the surface and can be summoned to appear when needed!!

      • 182 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 17:25

        Debbie, that’s simply the best thing I’ve heard. It means I’m a warrior!

  13. 183 walt walker July 15, 2014 at 13:41

    I now see what an under-used descriptor this is. We have handyman and adman; conman and lawman. There should be a -man for every kind of man. Including the Staypuftmarshmallow man.

    I do agree that the only way for a warriorman to become a knightman is by also being a gentleman.

    • 184 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2014 at 15:47

      That last one is a huge time, big time, interest, Walt. Do you know any of those by chance?

      But are knightmen gentlemen?

      • 185 walt walker July 15, 2014 at 17:46

        I might. Would you like to have speaks with him?

        Probably not, on second thought. Not by definition, anywho.

      • 186 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 00:34

        Yes! Is he available?

        I see what you mean. A wonder, isn’t it?

  14. 187 PorterGirl July 15, 2014 at 13:22

    I am surprised no one suggested Manlyman – the PL has the perfect example right there! I, of course, am always pleased to meet a gentleman. But I would be pretty excited to meet a dastardlyman too!

    • 188 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2014 at 15:40

      That’s the professor, Lucy! I think I’m a dastardlyman. Dr. Z definitely is, or wants to be. You’re right. Good thing MM wasn’t about. He might complain, you know. I’ll send him over to Old College to help out. Cleaning up and such.

      • 189 PorterGirl July 15, 2014 at 16:21

        Oh yes, send MM over to me. There is lots of lifting to be done and my muscles are small. Dastardlyman. It rather suits you, Professor

      • 190 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 00:32

        Thanks, Lucy! I think it might too. Rather coolio. Dastardlyman…

        Okay, I’ll send the beast over.

      • 191 PorterGirl July 16, 2014 at 07:19

        Good chap, I am forever in your debt

      • 192 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 13:03

        *bows* Tis my pleasure. (I won’t hold you in debt. As long as The Dean stays around…) *wicked laugh*

      • 193 PorterGirl July 16, 2014 at 13:11

        Okay, okay – The Dean stays! There. You heard it here first *big grin*

      • 194 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 13:20

        *laughing* I’m sorry I’m so wicked, but YES!!!!!

      • 195 PorterGirl July 16, 2014 at 13:49

        I can never refuse a request from you, Professor. (And… and… I LOVE The Dean!)

      • 196 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 17:23

        I’m truly honored, then. Yes… *laughs* And you’re in an affair…

      • 197 PorterGirl July 17, 2014 at 05:25

        Thank goodness I won’t have to keep that up any longer. I can pretty much guarantee that there will be no inappropriateness between The Dean and I.

      • 198 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 14:48

        *laughing* The professor was just picking on you! That made for some great scenes. The Dean was just fabulous every time it was brought up.

      • 199 PorterGirl July 17, 2014 at 15:47

        It was very funny, wasn’t it? I think The Dean liked it too. I wonder if Junior Bursar believed us or not…

      • 200 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 22:38

        I think he was actually fooled–which is a wonder, considering his type of person. The Dean…it was his idea! *laughs*

      • 201 PorterGirl July 18, 2014 at 07:16

        He has all the best ideas. More Dean-action coming up next week! Hurrah!

      • 202 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 12:54

        Hurrah! Looking quite forward more to it then ever. (A horrible sentence, btw.)

      • 203 PorterGirl July 18, 2014 at 13:09

        It’s not a bad sentence. I just realised that ‘Dean-action’ is a troubling-looking phrase.

      • 204 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 16:33

        I liked that lots, you know. He’s the type.

      • 205 PorterGirl July 19, 2014 at 07:57

        *laughs so much she falls over and rolls around*

      • 206 Professor VJ Duke July 20, 2014 at 15:46

        *laughs too*

      • 207 Jazzy Couldren July 15, 2014 at 17:56

        I doesn’t know what you’s talkin’ about, but hey, Manly-men are the only type.

      • 208 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 00:35

        I thought you were the only one!

  15. 209 FictionFan July 15, 2014 at 13:12

    Hmm…I’m rather taken with Dastardlyman…but the world needs gentlemen too. Who else would dance the cotillion? Anyway I’m not sure warriors are able to become knights if they’re not also gentlemen…

    I’m surprised none of you considered Fluffyman…

    • 210 FictionFan July 15, 2014 at 13:14

      PS Most intrigued by the camel…

      • 211 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2014 at 15:39

        Yes, isn’t that something? I’m staring at it right now. I’ll show it to you if you want. I really can’t understand it.

      • 212 FictionFan July 15, 2014 at 21:30

        Oooh, yes – please do!!

      • 213 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 00:54

        I’ll post it tomorrow! It’s just really strange. You’ve seen the camel before, I think.

    • 214 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2014 at 15:38

      That’s a good point. But, on second thoughts and thought, I don’t think the knights of old were gentlemen! They probably stank (so did Darby, I guess) they drank, smoked (well, maybe not) and killed people for fun! That’s not gentlemanly.

      Hmm…thank goodness that you’re the only one who would think of something like that! Maybe Mark could be Fluffyman.

      • 215 FictionFan July 15, 2014 at 21:28

        Well…and I’m shocked to be saying this…I think Manly Man is right on this one – that gentlemen are manly and not gentle! My Darby did NOT STINK!!! He probably smelled delicately of a lovely wood-fragranced cologne – and…manliness. *swoons so badly she almost becomes comatose*. And I think drinking, smoking and killing people for fun is exactly what gentlemen do!! (But not when they’re dancing wiht the ladies…)

        Unique, that’s me! *proud face* Nah, the Professor or Mic are the only two with all the qualifications. (Or maybe my Schwarzy…)

      • 216 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 00:51

        MM…well…what a wonder. I do believe he’s semi-right too. Or maybe all right. Or nothing right. I wonder who started that rumor about men being gentle. What a gag.

        *laughs* Oh you love your Darby! I bet he smoked and had a few black lungs! There. (They don’t dance!)

        You are! And that’s a great thing. Okay, Schwarz can have it.

      • 217 FictionFan July 16, 2014 at 15:19

        I bet it was Mr Ratherquite, so he could avoid doing all the manly stuff…

        Jealousy! Just because you don’t have a lovely little curl that falls artlessly over your brow… (They DO!!!)

        Well, that’s most generous of you, but I’ve given it a great deal of consideration, weighed up the arguments on both sides and adorable though he is I just don’t think my Schwarzy will ever make as good a fluffyman as my C-W-W…

      • 218 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 17:38

        Good point. We should call him on it.

        That was a wig! I could…if the professor grew his hair longer. (No!)

        *hangs head and laughs* Okay, I accept it–but only from FEF!

      • 219 FictionFan July 16, 2014 at 22:50

        Challenge him to a duel!

        Darby does NOT wear a WIG!!!! Oooh…do! *swoons so much she falls off the sofa* (Yes!)

        *smiles smugly*

      • 220 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 00:25

        Wouldn’t be fair to him.

        He does, he does, he does, he does, he does! I shan’t. It’s long enough. (No no!)

        Yeah…


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