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.
This is the best "foodstuffs with humanoid legs" item we've seen all week + n. The stout and the bread are musicians (why not the rum? Well, reggae traces back only to the 1960s), while Sir Loin sits out the dance and reads a paper. We do note one inaccuracy -- the butter in the U.K. is much bigger than that. Note the one foodstuff that costs 3 d/2 -- is it perchance mutton dressed in lamb prices? From The Dawn of the XIXth Century in England, 1886.