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.
Please do join (if only as a spectator) my psychic battle against vintage Popular Mechanics magazine. The phrase "printed matter can be demonic" delivers zero Google results, but that simply testifies to a massive coverup. Vintage Popular Mechanics is the dragon to my St. George. Root for me, even if my anachronistic quest to vanquish this beast perplexes you. Merely recall that linear time is an illusion, and have faith that it's never "too late" to stop the toxic waste of vintage Popular Mechanics from contaminating our world.
Though known as the "land of the rising sun," "it's always night in Japan," as we learn from Electro Spectre's song "Night in Japan." It seems unlikely, yet Electro Spectre is correct. Sunrise implies darkness. Photographers know only too well that even as the sun begins to rise, "the sky is bright and the earth is still dark" (Photographing the Landscape: The Art of Seeing, 1997). Pictured, a Japanese sunrise by Boris Iu.