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

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.

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.

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.

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.

December 21, 2012 (permalink)

"It's really happening!  You knew it and they're proving it!  Congratulations!"
Arthur Phillips, The Tragedy of Arthur (2012)


The foreground photo of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.

October 3, 2012 (permalink)

"This is happening, it's really happening. So why doesn't it feel better than this?"
—Catherine McKenzie, Spin


The foreground photo of this collage is from the very funny Arrested Development.

August 1, 2012 (permalink)

"If it's really happening, a series of things is going to happen."
Jim Moorhead, The Instant Survivor (2012)


A collage in honor of the comedy "happening" Arrested Development.

March 30, 2012 (permalink)

"Just tell me...”
" Anything.”
"Is this really happening?”
He laughed, low, and he brushed the hair at her temple with a tender hand. "Yes, my darling. It's really happening."
Christine Rimmer, The Prince's Secret Baby (2012)


The foreground photo of this collage is from the extraordinarily brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.

May 4, 2011 (permalink)

"But nothing could have prepared me for the utter numbness I feel now that it's really happening."
Sharon Nobilio, Backwards: A Childhood Memoir (2010)


The foreground photo of this collage is from the wrongfully and woefully-canceled yet enduringly brilliant comedy series Arrested Development.

January 25, 2011 (permalink)

"It's happening.  It's really happening.  Everything is falling into place, just like you said."
K.E. Mills, Wizard Squared (2010)


The foreground photo of this collage is from the wrongfully-canceled comedy series Arrested Development.  The background photo is from "Berlin Block Tetris" by Sergej Hein.  (See his animation here.)

December 27, 2010 (permalink)

"It's really happening.  It was out there now.  There was no turning back."
Raymond Khoury, The Sign (2010)


The foreground photo of this collage is from the wrongfully-canceled comedy series Arrested Development.

December 23, 2010 (permalink)

"'It's really happening,' I said, excitement creeping into my voice.  'In spades.'"
Terry Fallis, The High Road (2010)


The foreground photo of this collage is from the wrongfully-canceled comedy series Arrested Development.  The neon spade is by Jeremy Brooks.

December 2, 2010 (permalink)

"I think people are finally getting the idea it's really happening, and they better hurry up." —Phillip Van Embden

November 9, 2010 (permalink)

"Now it's really happening.  You're really there, and if something were to happen, you couldn't really help it.  It's just happening." —Jeff Temple, qtd. in Deployed by Michael C. Musheno & Susan M. Ross

October 27, 2010 (permalink)

"Even though I might perceive the experience with my eyes, it's really happening inside of me."
Sean Thomas Forrester, Dancing in the Fire of Transformation

October 4, 2010 (permalink)



Sequential frames from The Statue, complete with splicing tape.

August 8, 2010 (permalink)

Saturn's ethereal aura has a heartbeat.


The foreground photo of this collage is from the wrongfully-canceled comedy series Arrested Development.

April 29, 2010 (permalink)

This collage refers to new evidence of "mirror matter" that fills the universe.  The foreground photo is from the wrongfully-canceled comedy series Arrested Development.



March 30, 2010 (permalink)

The foreground photo is from the brilliantly witty series Arrested Development.  The cats in the background floated over from Cute Overload.


March 27, 2010 (permalink)

This collage is in honor of the new cosmological model that the universe endlessly expands and contracts without any Big Bangs.  The foreground photo is from the blissfully funny series Arrested Development.





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