He’s Baaaaaaack…

Thanks to the kind and generous efforts of my friend Bob Wyman over at Google, Jeffrey Hodges’ blog, The Gypsy Scholar, is on the air once again. Go pay a visit.

Many thanks, Bob.

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  1. Yes, it’s good to be back. I’ve been gone so long that Malcolm’s forgotten my name! (It’s “J-e-f-f-e-r-y,” Malcolm.) But Malcolm also deserves thanks along with Bob Wyman, whom I’ll be thanking privately and on my blog.

    I made the most of my time away from the blogosphere, using it to read much of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The novel has helped me get in touch with my feminine side . . . you know, my feelings. It’s also helped me to understand the situation better. But I couldn’t quite figure out if Google was Wickham or Darcy. For now, I’m going with the Darcy interpretation.

    Thanks again, Malcolm.

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted January 15, 2009 at 5:39 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Oh boy. I keep making that same bloody mistake — and I am an above-average speller, too. (Now that you’ve left this comment, I can’t just correct it, of course.)

    Couldn’t you just change your name? It would save us both a lot of trouble.

    Anyway, very glad to help, J-e-f-f-e-r-y. Welcome back!

    Posted January 15, 2009 at 5:53 pm | Permalink
  3. Jeffrey Hodges is quoted in this month’s Esquire (Ask AnswerFella) regarding the mysterious subject of fan death.

    Posted January 16, 2009 at 6:45 pm | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    Very good! He didn’t mention it… so modest.

    Posted January 16, 2009 at 7:03 pm | Permalink
  5. What did I say?

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted January 16, 2009 at 10:03 pm | Permalink
  6. “Jeffery Hodges, a professor at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul tells AnswerFella, ‘I’ve heard as explanation that the belief originated at a time when Koreans were first able to purchase electric fans and used them to such an extent that electrical systems were burdened, so the fovernment spread a rumor that running them overnight was potentially fatal.’

    Hodges also shared the following passage from the government issued Cultural Guide to Migrant Workers in Korea. ‘In some cases, a fan turned on too long can cause death from oxygen deficiency, hypothermia, or from overheating.’ Some Koreans, he adds, ‘have outlandish explanations about how the whirling blades of a fan can sever oxygen molecules.'”

    Posted January 17, 2009 at 11:04 am | Permalink
  7. Thanks. This gave me something to blog about.

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted January 17, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Permalink
  8. No problemo. When I lived in Hong Kong, I found it next to impossible to get American periodicals. I imagine Seoul is pretty much the same.

    Posted January 17, 2009 at 7:45 pm | Permalink