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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Sundials – September 13, 2022 (permalink)

Prof. Oddfellow shares his secrets to longevity:

Delay your mid-life crisis.  As per Zeno, if you never reach your mid-point, you'll never reach your end.

Abhor setting your clocks to atomic time.

Learn to take long-exposure photographs at night.  Long exposures open a hole in the fabric of Time.  The click of the camera extends from a moment into minutes.  Try it and you'll instantly feel how you stop aging.  (If not, ask a doctor to accompany you on your night walk to monitor your eleven medical symptoms and signs of aging as you take long-exposure photographs.)

To mark off days on a calendar is to ensure that your days are numbered.  Never ever cross off a day, no matter how loathsome.

Eschew wearing a wristwatch; a wristwatch leaves a mark — the mark of Time.

Investigate adjusting your circadian rhythm to a 25-hour day.  Make every day count that little bit extra.  Indeed, have "two Saturday nights in a Friday night, if you know what I mean" (as John Michael Higgins says in Best in Show).

Spend more time at the beach.  It's a fallacy that the ocean makes one feel insignificant; on the contrary, one small step over tiny shells (each a life story) and ancient grains of sand (each an entire world, as per the immortal William Blake) is one giant leap for mankind.

Prof. Oddfellow reads his sundials at night.
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Images Moving Through Time – December 16, 2021 (permalink)

From WIlliam and Mary's 1972 yearbook.
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Images Moving Through Time – April 7, 2019 (permalink)

This photograph may be used to facilitate a shift into an alternate universe.  From the University of Maryland's 1988 yearbook.
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Yearbook Weirdness – November 11, 2018 (permalink)

Here's one of the easiest ways to contain yourself within a lightbulb. From the Wake Forest yearbook of 1981.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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Yearbook Weirdness – September 25, 2018 (permalink)

This photograph may be used to facilitate self-hypnosis.  From a 1979 Arlington yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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Go Out in a Blaze of Glory – November 9, 2016 (permalink)

Jim Hester performing a night flight over Ocean Park, 1920.
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Yearbook Weirdness – January 7, 2016 (permalink)

From The Rhododendron yearbook of Appalachian State University, 1969.  This recalls: "I was looking for a ghost from the past—the picture of a classmate" (Elizabeth Welt Trahan, Ten Dollars in My Pocket, 2006).  See How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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