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
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"It bears repeating that chess is 1400 years old and that our ancestors were some pretty clever people."

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"It bears repeating that yes, Virginia, cheerleading is a sport."
—Pat Lenhoff, Chicago Tribune

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"Don't allow your knees to travel beyond your toes.  We know we said this before, but it bears repeating."
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"It bears repeating.  Reading a good poem once is rarely enough."
—Paul Hostovsky, Eat This Poem: A Literary Food Blog

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"Universal truth bears repeating."
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January 24, 2015 (permalink)

"Be especially wary when working or recreating around water, which seems obvious but bears repeating."
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December 8, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that eating and dieting can be affected by things that seemingly have no connection to them."
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November 25, 2014 (permalink)

"It also bears repeating that writers about leisure give very little attention to work."
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November 19, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating: you can't escape or ignore the way you were raised."
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November 6, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that no time map, however elegant or compelling, can ever claim to be exclusive or definitive, especially in a society as dynamic as Rome's was in the half millennium before the birth of Christ."
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"It bears repeating — the New Game must involve everyone."
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"It bears repeating that we will never be less transparent, will never have less information, and will never be less connected than we are today."
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"It bears repeating that chocolate as we know it—that smooth and silky blend of sweetness and earth—is as much a product of the Industrial Revolution as steam kettles and newsprint."
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"It bears repeating that suicide is never the result of just one stressor."
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August 28, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating, however, that to say that history shares many qualities with literature is not to suggest that it is simply 'fiction'—mythical or fanciful—but to underscore that historical facts, like literary meanings, are not inherently meaningful."
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"It bears repeating that many of the toys kids play with today stir their imagination, but not their creativity."
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July 18, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating: learn how to file properly and do it at the end of each day."
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July 1, 2014 (permalink)

"Consistency is so important, it bears repeating."
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"It bears repeating that most of the standards in the Great American Songbook started life in some musical or revue."
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"It bears repeating: pay close attention to intensity."
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