‘Pha ri dae!’ -the Wakefield Doctrine- vidchats and serials, rogerian expressions and responsibility

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


Quick(ish) Post today.  oh!  wait!  gotta go check on Kristi’s  Finish the Sentence Friday!  hold on! ( oh! shit!  another one of her patented and seductively devious, ‘trick-you-into-writing-something-that-reveals-more-about-you-than-you-think’ prompts!  damn! )  ok well this Post ain’t getting any shorter, so I best get to it…


Vidchat tonight… lets make it 7:30 pm EST  (will send out invites the usual way)


Finish The Sentence Friday  (courtesy of Kristi van Helsing  and April May Indeed) who, in today’s intriguing word prompt ask that we reflect* upon a most human of human impulses, i.e. to see ourselfs (perhaps as others see us, or maybe as we would hope they do, or are determined that they must). One might argue that the Fall from Grace of Man (and Eve) was brought about, not through the agency of fruit, as it was the use/misuse of this most personal of all tools, the mirror. So, lets complete the sentence:

When I look in the mirror,’

I can see the world.



Chapter 17 of ‘Blogdominion is out!  Read it Here (  …Sister Margaret Ryan and Maribeth find that complimenting each other’s strengths necessarily emphasizes their (individual) weaknesses and leads to conflict. Unit 17 continues to become….more)

and. finally, a little insight to our multifaceted friends, the roger(s)

rogerian expression:

A rogerian expression is an idiosyncratic statement made only by a roger, is incorrect but nonetheless very powerful. A rogerian expression is not simply an incorrect use of words, rather it is a deliberate use of the wrong words that results in a statement that denies the listener the option to ignore it.. You know them when you hear them. There is a moment of disbelief, then you laugh and shake your head in admiration for the sentence that was made. Examples:

  • looking at his paycheck, a roger was heard to say: ‘oh man! Look at how much they deducted for aggravated security’
  • talking about a new DVD release for a movie: ‘no, I am going to wait until they release the un-abashed edition’
  • about to talk to a client: ‘I know I have to give them the bad news with the good news, I just won’t baby-coat it’
  • writing in a blog about how egotistical certain real estate agents tend to be, an unknown roger wrote: ‘ I have to say that as a professional class, most agents are much too self-absorbent…”

* ha ha… and, yes quite deliberate and without the slightest shame



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. ivywalker says:

    no baby-coating here… brilliant response to FTSF

  2. valj2750 says:

    ;). Wink, wink. We don’t want to look in the mirror and be accused of being self-absorbent, now do we? lol

  3. lrconsiderer says:

    You sneaky conniving…damnnn! :D See you later, Rob – I got the go-ahead from The Boss, but not sure about the timing. Make sure you pester, m’kay?

  4. I bet that, as a Clark, that you also remember looking in the mirror to admire your hair before you were wise enough to see the world. Also yes – see you at vidchat! And why am I van Helsing??? Confused.

  5. I love the Rogerian expressions! I don’t hear them too often in real life, but would treasure them if I came across them unexpectedly! Plus seeing the whole world in a mirror is a bit malaproptical.


    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      they are a remarkable characteristic of our Herd-belonging friends… quite unmistakable! ahh! I would submit that the world itself is malappropriated by most of us