CRAIG CONLEY (Prof. Oddfellow) is recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation.” He has been called a “language fanatic” by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, a “cult hero” by Publisher’s Weekly, and “a true Renaissance man of the modern era, diving headfirst into comprehensive, open-minded study of realms obscured or merely obscure” by Clint Marsh. An eccentric scholar, Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time. He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan. His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size. Conley’s website is OneLetterWords.com.
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It's Really Happening

April 20, 2016 (permalink)


The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.
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March 16, 2016 (permalink)


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February 19, 2016 (permalink)


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January 12, 2016 (permalink)


The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.
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October 13, 2015 (permalink)

"The thing everybody was worred would happen, happened!"  A still from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger episode 45 (top) and a collage from Arrested Development (bottom).
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April 13, 2015 (permalink)

"It's happening.  It's really happening.  Actually, it's starting with just two robots."

The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.  The background is courtesy of Paul Lloyd.
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March 1, 2015 (permalink)

"It's actually happening as opposed to not actually happening, which is not nearly as useless as it sounds."

The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.  The background is courtesy of Jes.
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February 4, 2015 (permalink)

"It's happening over there; it's not happening here.  It's not happening to us—not this time.  It's happening to them."
—David Franklyn, Beyond the Scars, 2014
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January 26, 2015 (permalink)

"I tell him to raise the music, and it's 'Hang on Sloopy,' my favorite song of all time, and I remember thinking, Oh my God, it's really happening." —Urban Meyer, qtd. in Buckeye Rebirth by Bill Rabinowitz

The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.
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January 16, 2015 (permalink)

"It's really happening, just as the cards predicted."
—Laurie Faria Stolarz, Blue is for Nightmares

The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.
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January 12, 2015 (permalink)

"I am so happy, I can't believe it's really happening!" 
"I can't believe it either honey!  I feel like I am dreaming."

The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.
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January 5, 2015 (permalink)

"It's happening.  Yes.  It absolutely is."

The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.
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December 22, 2014 (permalink)

"I'm not really sure at what point it's going to kick in that it's really happening— I'll let you know!"

The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.
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November 30, 2014 (permalink)

We're honored that The Wild Swan blog dubbed us "the mind-ninja and time traveler librarian that shares a really interesting and not really well known selection of imagery of forgotten books in a funny way, giving them life again."

The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.  The background is courtesy of Matthew Kirkland.
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September 28, 2014 (permalink)

"It's really happening.  The earth is really coming back again."

The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.
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September 22, 2014 (permalink)

"You're not having some mystical out of body experience up there.  What's happening is real.  It's really happening.  You've got to stay with it." —Clown Through Mask

The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.  The background is by DistrictAliens and is entitled "Out of Body Experience."
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September 19, 2013 (permalink)

"It's really happening. I mean, up until now, it seemed like a dream, but ... it's really happening."
Nancy Thelen, Lost and Found (2011)

Dreamscape image by Bradley Newman.  The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.
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August 16, 2013 (permalink)

"It's really happening. I know it's crazy. I know it's fast. But I don't care about any of that. In my heart, I knew the moment I saw you. And every moment since then has only made me more certain." —Christine Rimmer, The Prince's Secret Baby (2012)

Neon heart image by pinprick.  The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.
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July 15, 2013 (permalink)

"If it's really happening, a series of things is going to happen."
Jim Moorhead, The Instant Survivor: Right Ways to Respond When Things Go Wrong (2012)

Domino spiral image by FracturedPixel.  The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.
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June 27, 2013 (permalink)

"Whether or not it's really happening, the brain sends the same signal, and the identical biochemical reaction fires off."
Peter Meyers & Shann Nix, As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick (2011)

Brain signals image by Saad Faruque.  The foreground of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.
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