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, a “monk for the modern age” by George Parker, 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

January 31, 2019 (permalink)

#vampire #vampirism
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April 11, 2017 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that engagement is not the same as surrender or appeasement." —Global Power of Talk

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"It has been observed many times but bears repeating; boron is a unique element." —Boron Science: New Technologies and Applications
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October 21, 2016 (permalink)

"It bears repeating.  Every great tactician needs a strategy." —Cherie Lowe, Slaying the Debt Dragon
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September 7, 2016 (permalink)

"It bears repeating: you need to avoid personalizing any business conflicts you have." —Martin Evening, Photographers at Work
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July 27, 2016 (permalink)

"All good things come in small packages."  From Hunter College's Wistarion yearbook, 1916.

#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #all good things #small packages #ditto
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"It bears repeating: Be careful not to press the 'shower' button when you meant to flush the toilet." —Jim Loomis, All Aboard
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February 11, 2016 (permalink)

"I've said it before, but it bears repeating—the people here are crazy."
L. A. Kelley, The Rules for Living

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January 29, 2016 (permalink)

"Did you hear that fantabulous British accent?"
"You said that before."
"It bears repeating."
Cindy Kirk, Fortune's Little Heartbreaker

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January 12, 2016 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that text is not synonymous with writing; a text can be instantiated in many different forms of writing."
Günter Figal, Aesthetics as Phenomenology: The Appearance of Things

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December 28, 2015 (permalink)

"The point bears repeating: So far as history knows, Plato invented Atlantis out of whole cloth."
Foundations of Atlantis, Ancient Astronauts and Other Alternative Pasts, 2015

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December 5, 2015 (permalink)

"Finding ways to tease out the creativity in all of us is a significant idea that bears repeating and repeating and repeating."
Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Competency Framework

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September 1, 2015 (permalink)

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

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August 7, 2015 (permalink)

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

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May 22, 2015 (permalink)

"Don't allow your knees to travel beyond your toes.  We know we said this before, but it bears repeating."
LaReine Chabut, Weight Training for Dummies

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April 24, 2015 (permalink)

"It bears repeating.  Reading a good poem once is rarely enough."
—Paul Hostovsky, Eat This Poem: A Literary Food Blog

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February 10, 2015 (permalink)

"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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