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.
In 1992, the Wall Street Journal had the audacity to proclaim that it didn't mean to give any ideas to people living on the Potomac. As Vic Reeves would say, that’s quite a boast! From UFO Newsclipping Service, 1993.
History often neglects to mention that Lady Godiva suffered from crippling shyness. (We would know: we're related to Lady Godiva — the barest branch of the family tree — on our maternal side. You might be, too: see Heirs to the Queen of Hearts: Tracing Magical Genealogy.) From The Film Daily, 1922.