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 OneLetterWords.com.
Talking fish like "Billy Bass" are nothing new. This one, for example, ran a university in 1977. When these types retire, they go on lucrative speaking tours. Hence, the "Billy Bass" phenomenon. From Pembroke's 1977 yearbook.
The phrases "ironed sheet ghost" and "laundered sheet ghost" are both Googlewhacks, delivering zero results. But we may have ruined that with this controversial new release: Of Feeding & Caring For Sheet Ghosts.. Some folks are saying that the booklet doesn't actually exist. We offer proof, but as with seemingly all paranormal issues, not everyone agrees on what constitutes actual evidence.
You may have assumed that the story of Puss in Boots seeking his fortune at the king's palace was a fairy tale. But this headline from Kentucky Kernel, 1930, announces that "kittens seek state crown." Acquiring your own crown is easiest once you've learned How to Be Your Own Cat.
Unmasking a hitherto unexamined yet deeply complex theme in a classic sitcom, so that fans, old and new, may see the series in an entirely different and more intriguing light. It's our 19-minute documentary entitled Marooned Gray Areas of Identity on Gilligan's Island.