LOL, IT! Great tag line! Yes, we can be tenacious.
Our own Miss Marple. No secret safe from the intrepid archivist.
LOL, Ann!But if that were true, I would have solved The Case of the Archbishop's Missing Backbone.
Lisa, even you can't find something that has disappeared in a rift in the space-time continuum!
IT, it's a good thing I didn't have a beverage in hand when I read that!
"Missing" backbone implies that there was a backbone to begin with. Like most of the members of the invertebrate group episcopos, he began with an exoskeleton made of published papers which seemed to gave him an apparent shape, then went into a sort of conical coccoon, from he burst forth as a rather dull worm.
There's an old joke in academe that may be relevant: From CONSCIOUSNESS EXPLAINED, by Daniel Dennett, p. 177(parenthetical observation credited to the neuroscientist Rodolfo Llinas) "The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn't need its brain anymore so it eats it! (It's rather like getting tenure.)"In the interest of full disclosure I must admit that I am tenured.
I know IT, you are saving your brain for dessert.
Good on Lisa and IT (and of course BP ;=)
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