Aha! What’s this?

Yes. Exactly the question that should be asked.

You may have seen this camel before.

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But he wears a pink bracelet.

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Which could mean one of three things:

(1) He’s a girl.

(2) He’s quite unaware about the bracelet, and would be stellar mad if he found out.

(3) He doesn’t care.

(4) His owner tried to tie him up, and he escaped.

(5) He likes the look.

Which do you suppose it is? This professor has thought and thought. And I must say, I’m not sure in the least!

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203 Responses to “Aha! What’s this?”


  1. 1 Hazy July 17, 2014 at 13:29

    I think he just likes the look. People say males who wear pink are confident with their gender. At least, that’s what I hear.

    Say, is that bracelet tied one on each forelimb? or is it one for both forelimbs? (looks that way; I wish he won’t trip!)

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 14:59

      But…but…I don’t wear pink! Hmm…this is making me want to declare war on those people!

      I know! It looks as if somebody tied him up. Maybe Weatherly did it?

      • 3 Hazy July 18, 2014 at 11:43

        You’d rather declare war, then, than try to wear something pink? *laughs*

        Weatherly says it wasn’t him. He thinks the Camel is pretty cool. He doubts he can hang around the desert long like the Camel. Who do you think tied him up?

      • 4 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 13:01

        Well… You’re laughing me to scorn! Well…yes! Am I going about this the wrong way?

        Maybe an evil camel? Another evil camel?

      • 5 Hazy September 1, 2014 at 12:09

        Of course not! I would never laugh you to scorn. *secretly laughs but not to scorn* I think the professor should try to wear pink, even just once, just to say you did. Hmm… Shall I dare you?

        An evil camel! Oh noes, maybe an evil twin camel!

      • 6 Professor VJ Duke September 1, 2014 at 14:00

        No, don’t do that! Then I’d have to. Pink and the professor…they must be opposites!

        *laughs* Hide!

      • 7 Hazy September 14, 2014 at 08:04

        *laughs* all right, I won’t.

        How do you suppose evil camels can be fought?

      • 8 Professor VJ Duke September 15, 2014 at 13:14

        Well…maybe they have to be lured with food or something…

  2. 9 L. Marie July 17, 2014 at 12:18

    He could be a gift to a bride. He even came gift wrapped with ribbon.

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

      *laughs* A human bride? I’m not sure what a female camel would do with him.

      • 11 L. Marie July 18, 2014 at 13:40

        I was thinking human, but perhaps he would make a nice gift for a female camel. As long as he’s willing to do dishes.

      • 12 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 16:34

        *laughs* I think he might be up for it. But you never know with camels!

  3. 13 Jackie July 17, 2014 at 08:26

    (6) None of the above

    The pink bracelet was put there via photoshop or some other photo editing software.

    • 14 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 14:50

      Well, it could have been. But the professor didn’t do it, Jackie!

      • 15 Jackie July 17, 2014 at 15:35

        Professor? What did I tell you about denial? We just discussed this when you denied something else. :-/

      • 16 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 22:36

        *laughing* Quite right! But I’m in earnest. Really I am! I’m not that good at it…

  4. 17 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 17, 2014 at 00:51

    #3 He doesn’t care

    This camel seems extremely confident, I think. Look at how proud he is, Duke. He’s my sort of camel. I also think that it may be his color…pink can be nice.

    • 18 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 14:38

      But, Audith, dadblameit, boys can’t wear pink!

      • 19 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 18, 2014 at 03:54

        Oh yes they can, Duketh!! They happen to look quite dapper in pink, I think…

      • 20 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 12:47

        “Hey, ain’t no man looks good in pink, ’cause pink is girly.” That’s straight from MM that quote!

      • 21 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 18, 2014 at 14:28

        MM tries so hard to convince. ..

      • 22 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 16:44

        You don’t believe him?

      • 23 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 18, 2014 at 18:46

        I don’t. I like men in pink.

      • 24 Professor VJ Duke July 19, 2014 at 01:07

        Really? *biggest professorish shocked face ever*

      • 25 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 19, 2014 at 05:45

        Yes, they can look extremely handsome. *wonders why he’s shocked*

      • 26 Professor VJ Duke July 20, 2014 at 15:45

        They do not!

      • 27 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 20, 2014 at 21:19

        You’ll never convince me otherwise, Duke.

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke July 21, 2014 at 13:12

        *stumbles away swearing*

      • 29 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 21, 2014 at 14:32

        Oh, come on! Live a little!! Try it. I bet Amelia would love it, too. *walks behind you giggling*

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

        *starts running and holding his ears*

      • 31 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 22, 2014 at 04:32

        *starts sewing a pink shirt for you with a big PVJDuke on it*

      • 32 Professor VJ Duke July 22, 2014 at 13:37

        What color are the words?

      • 33 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 24, 2014 at 02:30

        Red. A few, the big ones, probably sparkly red.

      • 34 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2014 at 13:59

        Now, Audith, no girly shirts!

      • 35 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 24, 2014 at 22:39

        Oh, come on. Live a little…

      • 36 Professor VJ Duke July 25, 2014 at 13:48

        Not in a girly shirt!

      • 37 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 25, 2014 at 15:56

        *beats you with a girly shirt*

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

        *just laughs*

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

        *snaps you with the pink shirt*

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

        How does snapping work?

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

        You spin your shirt until its wounded tightly then you sorta like throw it at someone quickly but not let go and jerk back fast so it snaps at them. ..haven’t you done that before. I thought every boy in America did that to eeach other.

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

        I’ve never done that, no! But I’m sure it doesn’t hurt with pink shirts.

      • 43 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 29, 2014 at 04:40

        Oh, come on. You must have done this….

        Pink shirts hurt the worst. *snaps*

      • 44 Professor VJ Duke July 29, 2014 at 13:12

        *laughing* I bet they don’t!

      • 45 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 29, 2014 at 17:21

        *giggles* You like to tease me. You’re a man, but…boys always do this to each other.

      • 46 Professor VJ Duke July 29, 2014 at 17:59

        I haven’t been a boy for 100 years.

      • 47 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 29, 2014 at 18:50

        Stop it. You do lie a lot… *laughing*

      • 48 Professor VJ Duke July 29, 2014 at 23:26

        *sticks his tongue out*

      • 49 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 30, 2014 at 05:10

        *calls you a brat*

      • 50 Professor VJ Duke July 30, 2014 at 16:46

        *smiles proudly*

  5. 51 Lady Cheetah July 16, 2014 at 23:35

    Dude you are so funny. Only the professor can come up with a post like this and pull it off.
    :-)

    • 52 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 00:30

      *bows* Many thanks! But doesn’t it have you wondering too?

      • 53 Lady Cheetah July 17, 2014 at 21:04

        No. I think it was clear the camel was supporting Susan Komen’s cure for cancer.

      • 54 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 22:50

        *laughs* Well, then, he must be celebrated.

  6. 55 Angeline M July 16, 2014 at 22:42

    I think the pink ribbon is for breast cancer awareness, and for that I applaud Mr. Camel. I will have to take a photo of a camel I have in my living room (not a real one), and see what you think of that! Ha!

    • 56 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 00:22

      Yes, please! Do you suppose that’s what Mr. Camel means by the pink?

  7. 57 The Dancing Rider July 16, 2014 at 19:53

    Poor attempt at hobbling methinks. Btw, may as well move into that desert — quickly approaching that here.

    • 58 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 00:21

      *laughing lots* That bad, DR?

  8. 59 InfiniteZip July 16, 2014 at 16:22

    obviously the camel in question was knitting an Afghan…haha..just kidding, maybe he thought he was a cat and got tangled up in a yarn ball???

    • 60 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 17:46

      Zippy, I do think that he might have been knitting…but why pink do you suppose?

      • 61 InfiniteZip July 16, 2014 at 19:31

        Because purple dye is at a premium…baby booties? A girl baby?

      • 62 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 00:19

        Oh…is it having a baby?

      • 63 InfiniteZip July 17, 2014 at 09:26

        maybe a goat is in the neighborhood, having a kid….:)

      • 64 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 14:50

        *laughs* Is it for supper?

      • 65 InfiniteZip July 17, 2014 at 15:44

        No silly, It is for cheese of course. I thought you knew that:)

      • 66 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 22:37

        *laughing* So sorry! I didn’t. See how dull the professor is?

      • 67 InfiniteZip July 18, 2014 at 09:43

        :)

  9. 68 erinkenobi2893 July 16, 2014 at 15:02

    I think that that camel might just be pretending to be a girl to go in someplace undercover.

    • 69 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 17:36

      Aha! It’s a spy?

      • 70 erinkenobi2893 July 16, 2014 at 19:48

        Probably. Maybe it’s an associate of Malone’s?

      • 71 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 00:21

        Could be…what do you suppose should be done with it?

      • 72 erinkenobi2893 July 17, 2014 at 12:38

        It might kill us if we don’t let it go about its business…. So I’d treat it with caution.

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

        But if it’s a spy…

      • 74 erinkenobi2893 July 18, 2014 at 16:37

        Then we should see about becoming counterspies and counter it subtly. ;-)

      • 75 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 16:50

        Oh okay! I prefer out right attacking!

      • 76 erinkenobi2893 July 18, 2014 at 16:56

        We should reconnoiter his defenses first.

      • 77 Professor VJ Duke July 19, 2014 at 01:01

        Yes, I agree. He can’t have many, you know.

      • 78 erinkenobi2893 July 19, 2014 at 11:26

        Indeed. *puts on Lorien cloak and begins to creep over the ground*

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

        *does the same*

      • 80 erinkenobi2893 July 20, 2014 at 18:28

        *aims her bow at the camel, ready to shoot the bracelet off of its leg*

      • 81 Professor VJ Duke July 21, 2014 at 13:08

        Do it!

      • 82 erinkenobi2893 July 22, 2014 at 18:38

        *shoots the bracelet off* *the camel turns to look at me, furious, but only sees my cloak spread out on the sand and thinks it’s just a teensy little sandhill* Got it, haha! :-D

      • 83 Professor VJ Duke July 22, 2014 at 19:59

        Now do you suppose it will go away? That was excellently done, btw.

      • 84 erinkenobi2893 July 22, 2014 at 23:51

        Thank you. I don’t know if the camel will go away… unless it loses interest.

      • 85 Professor VJ Duke July 23, 2014 at 13:23

        Shoot off its legs then!

      • 86 erinkenobi2893 July 24, 2014 at 13:07

        But I don’t like to do that, though. Going around crippling random animals just because they MIGHT be hostile is not my thing.

      • 87 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2014 at 14:03

        But he’s snarling!

      • 88 erinkenobi2893 July 24, 2014 at 14:03

        Only if he charges us will I shoot… and with this much distance between us, I’d have plenty of time.

      • 89 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2014 at 14:07

        Well…maybe we should try and tame him?

      • 90 erinkenobi2893 July 24, 2014 at 14:09

        Yes, I think that would be a good plan. (Besides, camels are notoriously bad tempered anyway, so I think it would be a good idea to give him a chance…)

      • 91 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2014 at 17:59

        Okay, let’s offer him popsicles and water.

      • 92 erinkenobi2893 July 24, 2014 at 23:32

        Good idea. We can have popsicles, too.

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

        Nice!

      • 94 erinkenobi2893 July 25, 2014 at 14:20

        :-D

  10. 95 Debbie July 16, 2014 at 14:32

    My first thought was that maybe ‘he’ really is ‘she.’ After all, the first picture looks different from the second. Besides that, ‘he’ has such an arrogant tilt to ‘his’ head, almost as if he’s saying, ‘So what?’

    If that’s not the reason behind the pink bracelet, maybe ‘he’ is simply bowing to the fashion gurus who tell us that ‘real men wear pink’!!

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

      Yes! He’s making fun of me for caring, isn’t he?

      But no one says that…do they?

  11. 97 Susan P July 16, 2014 at 14:05

    You want to know what I think? Whether or not, I am going to tell you. I think that he got lost in a ballet studio and in the process of getting out of there, he wrecked up his toe shoes. He’s now awaiting for his mother to come and untangle him.

    • 98 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 17:27

      Haha! Please do, Susan. But if he’s a vicious camel, he doesn’t need his mother, right? And what do you suppose he was doing in a ballet studio?

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

        Dancing, perhaps? I’ve seen men dancing in the ballet.

      • 100 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 00:15

        That’s a lie!

      • 101 Susan P July 17, 2014 at 18:23

        You wish it was. They don’t do the toe shoes, though.

      • 102 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 22:40

        I guess they kill their feet…

      • 103 Susan P July 18, 2014 at 15:58

        What? The toe shoes. Definitely.

      • 104 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 16:45

        They should retire.

      • 105 Susan P July 18, 2014 at 17:37

        The toe shoes or the camels?

      • 106 Professor VJ Duke July 19, 2014 at 01:01

        The toe shoes!

      • 107 Susan P July 19, 2014 at 18:21

        Will you give them Social Security?

      • 108 Professor VJ Duke July 20, 2014 at 15:49

        No!

      • 109 Susan P July 20, 2014 at 21:10

        Well, then I guess they will die.

      • 110 Professor VJ Duke July 21, 2014 at 13:09

        That’s stubborn of them.

      • 111 Susan P July 21, 2014 at 13:39

        Yah – dadblamed stubborn in fact.

      • 112 Professor VJ Duke July 21, 2014 at 17:01

        It’s not my fault!

      • 113 Susan P July 21, 2014 at 18:30

        I did not say it was. *looks at him with squinty eyes*

      • 114 Professor VJ Duke July 22, 2014 at 13:24

        *runs away*

      • 115 Susan P July 22, 2014 at 13:30

        *sends scientist after him after him*

      • 116 Professor VJ Duke July 22, 2014 at 13:40

        How mean!

      • 117 Susan P July 22, 2014 at 13:44

        *retrieves scientist and sends Ruber*

      • 118 Professor VJ Duke July 22, 2014 at 13:48

        Ruber and I are buds!

      • 119 Susan P July 23, 2014 at 01:33

        Rose buds?

      • 120 Professor VJ Duke July 23, 2014 at 13:26

        Of course not!

      • 121 Susan P July 23, 2014 at 17:21

        Rose petals are edible. I’d like to see Ruber offer something like that in his restaurant.

      • 122 Professor VJ Duke July 23, 2014 at 19:46

        We should tell him! I’d like to try them, actually.

      • 123 Susan P July 23, 2014 at 23:29

        I think that’s a great idea!

      • 124 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2014 at 13:41

        Good deal.

      • 125 Susan P July 24, 2014 at 14:33

        *big grin*

  12. 126 Simply Skeptical July 16, 2014 at 14:02

    Well from the look on his/her face which isn’t all that clear he (and I definitiely think he’s a he) doesn’t give a dadblame about it. If he knows it’s there or not. A jolly way to be I say! :-)

    • 127 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 17:26

      (You can’t be sure, though.) *laughs* Lovely PA. It is, yes…but still. What about all the young male camels? A horrid role model he’s making!

  13. 128 Bethy July 16, 2014 at 13:58

    I think he escaped! That’s what I’d do if someone tied me up with pink! (Even though I am a girl I am not a huge fan of pink!)

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

      There you are! Pink is just a wicked color. But you wouldn’t leave some of it on your leg, would you?

      • 130 Bethy July 17, 2014 at 21:43

        No, not if I could help it. But if I were a camel it might be hard to reach down there on the leg.

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

        Yes, that’s what I say. FictionFan is of the opinion that the camel has a supple neck, in which case, it wouldn’t be a problem!

      • 132 Bethy August 4, 2014 at 13:48

        I think maybe just giraffes that have that kind of neck? But I haven’t been around camels that often thank goodness.

      • 133 Professor VJ Duke August 4, 2014 at 15:18

        Oh, but I bet they’re fun to ride!

      • 134 Bethy August 5, 2014 at 20:48

        but don’t they spit?

      • 135 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 13:32

        Yes…maybe you have to cut their tongues out first?

      • 136 Bethy August 12, 2014 at 00:06

        that sounds disgusting.

      • 137 Professor VJ Duke August 12, 2014 at 00:34

        *laughs* I admit, it is. But sometimes…things must be done!

      • 138 Bethy August 13, 2014 at 10:11

        I think that maybe I will leave those things and of course killing bugs to you or other people that are around

      • 139 Professor VJ Duke August 13, 2014 at 13:25

        I accept the position!

      • 140 Bethy August 14, 2014 at 14:27

        great! There’s lots of bugs in FL I will warn you.

      • 141 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2014 at 21:14

        Oh, those ones that look like two bugs (or are two bugs) don’t count! They’ve got to be vicious. Fire ants count!

      • 142 Bethy August 18, 2014 at 22:48

        Fire ants are evil. Bugs are evil! A wasp or yellow jacket stung me on Saturday and fire ants seem to bite me whenever I go outside. I probably should wear shoes.

      • 143 Professor VJ Duke August 19, 2014 at 01:24

        Oh my! It must be horrible. Definitely wear shoes! Or walk across sharp rocks for a month. (I know that’s odd, but I believe that might give your feet calluses which the ants won’t be able to bite through!) Yellow Jacket has a 2 on the pain scale. A wasp…a 3!

      • 144 Bethy August 19, 2014 at 09:44

        But there are no rocks in Florida! As soon as it gets colder I will be wearing my clogs ALL the time. I just don’t like flip flops and nothing is as comfortable as clogs (unless its hot out!)

        Well I don’t know. I haven’t been in a lot of pain and nothing is horribly swollen, but I have been distracted taking care of a sick princess. It itches sometimes and hurts bits some other times. Also I felt it starting and it made me angry that something would sting me while I was trying to swim in a pool so I smashed it–maybe it didn’t get all its stinging done before smashing?

      • 145 Professor VJ Duke August 19, 2014 at 12:01

        That’s a good point. I don’t like flip flops either. Too flimsy. Make one fall, I think. Well…clogs sound great.

        Definitely possible! That was warrior-like of you! Imagine getting attacked in a pool, though.

      • 146 Bethy August 20, 2014 at 13:23

        Clogs are great! I love love buying shoes, but since I bought the clogs I didn’t buy anymore shoes (except some sandles when it got too hot).

        I know! I thought pools were safe! All that water and stuff.

      • 147 Professor VJ Duke August 20, 2014 at 13:38

        I think I should look into these clogs…unless they’re only for ladies!

        You would think so. He must have been cranky with you.

      • 148 Bethy August 21, 2014 at 15:09

        I don’t think they are only for ladies. I mean look at the Netherlands (or the Dutch, however you want to say it)!

        I can’t think why…although everyone seemed a little cranky that day.

      • 149 Professor VJ Duke August 22, 2014 at 13:14

        That’s true. But they also have those weird hats.

        Must have been the heat!

      • 150 Bethy August 25, 2014 at 12:24

        Triangle hats are awesome! Triangles are a great shape.

        Maybe?

      • 151 Professor VJ Duke August 25, 2014 at 13:37

        They are!

        *laughs* Well, yes of course!

  14. 152 desertdweller29 July 16, 2014 at 13:50

    I believe pink hobbling rope was the only color left at the camel supply store. Usually it’s orange that nobody wants. Or maybe it was originally red that faded to pink in the sun! I believe the Professor must take a trip there and inquire about this matter. PLanders demand the truth! (Or an entertaining equivalent…)

    • 153 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 17:24

      *laughing* You’re right. For sure you are. But still…why would the beast put it around his toes? Don’t you think it might go on the neck better?

      • 154 desertdweller29 July 16, 2014 at 17:35

        To prevent camel toe? haha!

      • 155 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 17:47

        *laughing lots* Why’d he choose pink? I know there’s too many questions.

      • 156 desertdweller29 July 16, 2014 at 17:56

        Have we confirmed the gender? I believe camel toe is a female affliction. Perhaps her camel suit is a bit too tight… Dear, am I being too naughty for PL?! But it would explain the choice of color… It could be a Victoria Secrets brand. We could be looking at a complete camel diva… For all we know, this camel could have been twerking right before this picture! So many questions, Professor!

      • 157 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 00:15

        Dear the professor me! I do think this is naughty! Well…this is a wonder. Do you suppose the camel is evil?

      • 158 desertdweller29 July 17, 2014 at 00:41

        More like wicked, Professor! Evil requires genius. And clearly his/her choice of ribbon is a downgrade.

      • 159 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 14:38

        Yes, I think you could be right. Do you suppose it need shot, then?

  15. 160 PorterGirl July 16, 2014 at 13:13

    Looking very closely at the camel, I’m pretty sure he’s not a girl. I think he likes the look. Good for him. He looks absolutely super.

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

      But pink, Lucy. He shouldn’t do that. Isn’t it embarrassing?

      • 162 PorterGirl July 16, 2014 at 13:50

        I’ve got a pink bracelet. I know! Maybe he is cross-dressing. In which case we should respect his life choice. Or – the bracelet is a gift for a lady camel. He might be a romantic.

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

        But it should be his gift to the lady camel! A cross-dressing camel! Goodness me. Do you think we should put its eyes out?

      • 164 PorterGirl July 17, 2014 at 05:26

        But will the lady camel still love him if he is blind? She might, if he still brings her pink bracelets.

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

        Yes, I bet she won’t care. Isn’t love supposed to be deeper than the eyes? That should be a saying or something.

      • 166 PorterGirl July 17, 2014 at 15:49

        Goodness Professor, you’re almost displaying some kind of romantic leaning, there. ‘Love is supposed to be deeper than the eyes’ – I can only assume that I have met my one true love if a chap ever says this to me! I’m going to start using that phrase in real life, I hope you don’t mind.

      • 167 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 22:37

        *blushes, laughs, then worries* It sounded right…oh dear…am I in danger of losing my warriorness?

      • 168 PorterGirl July 18, 2014 at 07:15

        Never, Professor! But I see a side of you never seen before. It must be either the camel or the pink bracelet that brings it out in you *laughs*

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

        *laughing* *grumbles a bit and maybe growls* It was the hot desert sun! Messing with my brain.

      • 170 PorterGirl July 18, 2014 at 13:08

        Then we shall say no more about it *winks*

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

        *bows* The professor is in your debt!

  16. 172 FictionFan July 16, 2014 at 13:10

    He looks like quite a confident camel – in fact, really a bit of a show-off. Look at the way he’s carefully arranged the hair on his hump, and that almost arrogant tilt to his head. So I’m pretty sure he must be wearing it because he likes the look…and I’m pretty sure he’s not going to be pleased about the Professor suggesting he might be a girl. I hope he’s not violent…

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

      *laughing lots* But, FEF, he can’t arrange his hair. Do you suppose he has slaves or something, then? But pink and boys don’t go. Everyone knows that. Maybe camels don’t. I am worried that he might riot. Do you suppose his owner is behind the trees taking a bath?

      • 174 FictionFan July 16, 2014 at 13:27

        I bet he could – if he had a long-handled hairbrush and a supple neck. I rather think the Professor would look quite sweet in a pink tie – but then the Professor would look sweet in a Hectorish skirt, I expect…the truly manly can carry these things off. Unfortunately, I think his last owner called him a girl, and is now buried beneath the sand dunes…

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

        A supple neck. I bet he has to go for massages then. Pink tie? I wouldn’t be caught dead in one! No pink shirts (or purple) either. We mustn’t do that sort of thing. And I know FEF doesn’t like pink! You don’t even know what the professor looks like! A vicious camel…I must catch it, then.

      • 176 FictionFan July 16, 2014 at 22:48

        Perhaps he just exercises it regularly – like disco dancing. But they’d go so well with your garter! I do like purple though – imperial purple! *thinks – Empress of Scotland? – shakes head – nah, too much* I think we’ve gleaned a pretty accurate picture of the Professor by now – brown hair, hazel eyes, excessive facial hair, permanently bruised head, and the second prettiest pink nose in the world! Oooh, be careful, my brave warrior!

      • 177 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 00:24

        Disco dancing…MM does that!

        Wouldn’t you rather be emperor of Scotland?

        Yes, yes, no (not too much facial hair actually, a bit messed up now, though), of course not!, and absolutely not!

      • 178 FictionFan July 17, 2014 at 14:03

        Now that would definitely be worth videoing…

        Good noodles, no!! An emperor in a ballgown? Now you’re just being silly…

        Just a nice neat beard like my ex-George then? Glad the baseball cap is providing some protection. So modest!!

      • 179 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 15:04

        It would be, but he won’t let us.

        Well…it was just a thought. You needn’t wear one all the time.

        It’s dadblame itchy is what it is!

      • 180 FictionFan July 17, 2014 at 19:32

        Hidden cameras…

        Huh? But what woud be the point of being Queen then?

        But it’ll be a great disguise – the worms won’t even realise it’s you until it’s too late… *weeps a little for the certain fate of the poor worms*

      • 181 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 22:45

        Oh…but if he found out, I’d send him to your door!

        Well…the first queen in cargo pants!

        I don’t hunt anymore. I’ve retired. *smiles proudly*

      • 182 FictionFan July 18, 2014 at 01:32

        Yeah, he wouldn’t scare me! *hides behind Tuppence*

        No, no, no, NO!! Good noodles! Next you’ll be suggesting a Royal Baseball Cap!!

        *slumps stricken to the ground* This cannot be! The world will be swamped with uncontrolled worms! How can you do this to us, o great warrior? *sobs bitterly*

      • 183 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 12:41

        Tuppence would run, too, I imagine! Only Mr. Tom wouldn’t.

        Yeah! How about pink for you and orange for me?

        *laughs* You’ll get over it. *John Wayne voice*

      • 184 FictionFan July 18, 2014 at 14:17

        Nah! Tuppence would do her usual trick – look sweet and adorable and trick him into bending down and putting his hand out towards her…and then… *shudders* …too horrible to contemplate.

        NO! And you don’t get a royal anything, sir, being merely a knight!!

        Shan’t!

      • 185 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 16:38

        Goodness! You must have seen this done before! To whom…that’s the question.

        *shocked face* No royal baseball cap? I’m horribly cranky now. I think I’ll play baseball and break all the castle’s windows. Two balls per window!

        Suit yourself, FEF. (Being mean like he would. Isn’t he horrible?)

      • 186 FictionFan July 18, 2014 at 20:20

        To everyone! Most people only fall for it once, but the poor window cleaner used to fall for it every time he visited – I wonder if that’s why he gave up his round in the end?

        Hmm…do you think you’ll be able to hit them? *giggles and runs away*

        *gasps* Who? The Professor? Only sometimes…

      • 187 Professor VJ Duke July 19, 2014 at 01:11

        I feel for him. I bet his name was Peter. No wonder he quit. I would have spanked Tuppence.

        *hides head in hands and laughs* No. I probably wouldn’t hit one…

        I’m playing John Wayne, dadblameit!

  17. 188 walt walker July 16, 2014 at 12:57

    I assumed it was a breast cancer awareness thingy.

    • 189 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 13:16

      *laughing lots and lots* But didn’t he put it in an odd place?

      • 190 walt walker July 16, 2014 at 13:53

        Where would you put it? If you were a camel, I mean.

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

        The neck? Would that work?

      • 192 walt walker July 16, 2014 at 21:05

        Perhaps. But maybe he’s already tried it there. Has anyone asked him what are his thoughts on the matter? This might be our chance to get it straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. What kind of beast is this again?

      • 193 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 00:22

        *laughing* A camel, Mr. Walt! But, seriously…do you speak camel?

      • 194 walt walker July 17, 2014 at 12:51

        Alas, no. We need a camel whisperer.

      • 195 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2014 at 14:53

        I thought you studied to become one?

      • 196 walt walker July 18, 2014 at 02:01

        Yes, but that was in my university days. I haven’t whispered camel in I don’t know how long. A native speaker is needed for this case, I think.

      • 197 Professor VJ Duke July 18, 2014 at 12:44

        Now, Walt, where would I find one?

      • 198 walt walker July 19, 2014 at 14:07

        That is the conundrum, isn’t it? In order to find one, you must ask, which means you must be able to speak camel, which, if you can’t, prevents you from finding one. It’s dadblamery.

      • 199 Professor VJ Duke July 20, 2014 at 15:47

        A dadblame conundrum! I’ll leave you to figure it, if you’d like.

  18. 200 lula avila July 16, 2014 at 12:53

    I’m going with number 2

    • 201 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 13:16

      Yes, now that’s scary. Do you suppose he might riot if he knew?

  19. 202 weggieboy July 16, 2014 at 12:53

    A hobble, for sure! But pink…!?

    • 203 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2014 at 13:16

      A hobble! Yes, there you are. In pink. WB, you always know the answers to my vexing questions. It’s an interest. Do you suppose a lady owns the camel?


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