Cretaceous Seaway, children and the end of Summer… you say the Wakefield Doctrine can help us be better ‘us'(es)?? damn! that is one efficacious Doctrine

Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine ( the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers )

Frequent Doctrine Readers will spot today’s Post as one of those ‘stuck-with-a-Post Title-and-trying-to-write-his-way-out’ Post.

Earlier today,  Friend of the Doctrine, Jasmine Tea wrote a Comment letting us know where to send her DocTee (that) she won by correctly identifying Jimi Hendrix as a clark.1 As often happens, in my reply I decided to do another Contest, a quick ‘name the song’. The Contest Prize was to be the opportunity to Host the Saturday Night Drive ( with that as a prize, I can imagine the responses:  “the Star Spangled Banner!!”… “Bach’s Prelude in C”!!!, “Itzy Bitzy Spider!! Itzy Bitzy Spider!!!” ). This is not to say that a prize such as the opportunity to ‘direct the conversation’ during one of our Saturday Night Drives would not be so coveted… it’s just that no two Saturdays are the same. Fun? yes   the same? nah.  (I will be happy to impart to the Contest Winner the Secret of a Successful Saturday Night Drive: ‘do not crash the car into anything’.) Pretty simple, isn’t it?

In any event, in the course of an enjoyable chatation with Molly (on ‘the Facebook’), she mentioned that she and her Family Unit went to the Shores of the Inland Sea over the weekend, to hunt for fossils and maybe a bone fragment from the skeleton of Richard Attenborough. Naturally, this prompted me to try and find a related photo-image. Which is, of course,  what we see on today’s Post.  (...the Doctrine!! clark! for god’s sake tie this train wreck to the Wakefield Doctrine and get on with your day)  (HTFU!!)

What would prehistoric clarksscotts and rogers look like? I began to despair as to my ability to imagine scotts as cavemen/cavewomen….(“what do you mean, nothing necessary?! how cruel! “)   … cave rogers…. (“hey! stop putting ashes on the wall and fix dinner”)…. paleo-clarks?  (“hey! go look at the cliff bottom see if any of those ‘me-fly-like ‘bird’ people are still twitching!”)

…nah  we have to go further back  back to the Mesozoic Era:

  • clarks: eomaia ( “don’t worry only the clarks will go to the trouble to look this one up”)
  • scotts: velociraptor (” hell no! lets run and get them all!!”)
  • rogers: brontosauruseses (brontosaurii?) large, slow moving, totally confident that size and momentuum will preserve their reality  (“hey, Thunder Lizard dude, whats that in the sky?”)
OK done! Well, Molly if you need a Lecturer for the Fall Semester, do not hesitate to call us!
1) and Steve also got the correct answer and contributed to the expansion of the understanding of ‘how we know that Jimi Hendrix is a clark‘ Good work, all!
(I suspect I have recently used/borrowed this music vid, but I have the song stuck in my head…so  (btw thats Marvin McQuitty on drums, Steve))



clarkscottroger About clarkscottroger
Well, what exactly do you want to know? Whether I am a clark or a scott or roger? If you have to ask, then you need to keep reading the Posts for two reasons: a)to get a clear enough understanding to be able to make the determination of which type I am and 2) to realize that by definition I am all three.* *which is true for you as well, all three...but mostly one


  1. Karen (Scott) says:

    As I have so fortunately have had the opportunity to work with CSR’s, I would have to say it comes to great admiration to actually come into contact with a True Clark that has gone to great links to bring forth the understanding of the different personality types. For those who have no clue well you live in complete darkness.
    Can I have a damn DocTee PLEASE! Thanks Karen “Scott”

  2. clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

    …. who is this really??!


    …actually, well-stated (about the live-in darkness types) we certainly will send a DocTee straightaway

    Warning! the Doctrine-effect gets way racheted up when you start to wear the clothing….
    ( “excuse me? I can’t help wonder what exactly kind of Doctrine you are collecting for” “Honey!! Leave the girl alone!! Remember when you gave money to those Harry Kirchners last year…they spent a month on our lawn playing KC and the Sunshine Band music in front of the house”!!)

    Hey DS! you’ve worn the DocTee in public…any tips for Karen?

  3. Downspring#1 says:

    Damn right! and an LOL to you Karen. Nice touch with “complete darkness” :)

    Ah, the T-shirt. You’ll get people to look at your shirt for a nominally longer time than would be typical.
    Be prepared, Karen, to answer the question(s): Is it a personality theory? This will be asked by a clark (of course) The other obvious, even more likely question will be: “What is it?” This will be the rogers. (of course)
    If you find you only have a mere 2 or 3 minutes in which to give your answer, be prepared to say to the clark: “yes. Go to this website.”
    For the rogers, you will have to immediately convey your response in such a way and with a level of emotional excitement that you get them thinking it’s the latest, greatest thing going in popular psychology. Really. Emphasis on the popular, the ‘everybody’s-talking-about-it “feel”.

    If you have more time, say at a party, well then….the answers will be framed in no less the same manner as in the abbreviated version. But longer. Tell ya later. Got to go. Welcome Karen. Don’t forget to come back!

    One more thing, quick! Need to indulge my spontaneous clarklike self.
    Just thinking of various situations and in what company a person would wear the Doctrine t-shirt – picnic, work, sporting event, out to dinner.

    Scene: social/work function of mixed company. A female roger is wearing Doctrine shirt (‘cuz it matched her new jeans perfectly. she was going for the mono, black/white look). A male clark comes up to her and says “Hey Suzy, that’s some shirt you’re wearin”. (this is his excuse to flirt with a female while, at the same time, attempting to find out what the Wakefield Doctrine is. (The latter being more important).
    However, Suzy is inclined to respond with “This old thing? Why, I wear this when I don’t care how I look”. (not true. she does care very much)

    Tell me “what” Frank Capra was. clark, scott, roger Yo! Steve! ProRO! What say men. Karen’s waiting and she’s none to patient!