Oddly Enough Blog

In the cartoon world, this wouldn’t happen

May 24, 2007

It started out sad. The cat lost her kitten, and some puppies lost their mother, killed by a car. Then they found each other, and the cat is now raising the puppies. This should soften even the hardest of hearts. As I’ve said before, if you can’t think of anyone to send this to, then you need new friends.

What’s wrong with this picture?

May 23, 2007

Dear Blog Guy,
Do you have to be tall to be a news photographer?
Just Wondering

Absolutely not. As you can tell from this actual photo from today’s file, we do use photographers who are below average in height. They have their own perspective on the world. We do use taller photographers for assignments in which readers might want to see some faces.

Do you SEE other bare-naked tourists here, buddy?

May 23, 2007

Vacation time is here, and tourists are in the news. For starters, there is the American tourist who went for a stroll nude in a German city this week because he thought that was acceptable behavior in Germany. That’s really what he said. Here’s his story.

Never, ever, don’t watch TV again!

May 22, 2007

You know how there are still a few moments of the day when you can’t watch TV? Like when you’re at church on Easter, or you’re taking your SATs, or you’re on jury duty, or maybe you’re getting married?

The Seinfeld sting: a dream about nothing

May 21, 2007

Dear Blog Guy,
I know you’ve helped many troubled people in the past, and I’m hoping you can do something for me.

Oh, you kids and all your hip lingo!

May 21, 2007

It’s not easy being a judge. They have to grasp a lot of new and complex concepts in order to make fair decisions.

Nude carwash: the devil is in the detailing?

May 19, 2007

Okay, what’s going on down under? Stranger than usual stories are coming out of Australia, and that’s pretty strange. Earlier this week we learned that some Australians are willingly plunking down $41 U.S. for cups of coffee made from beans extracted from the excrement of civet cats, and now we find a raging debate over a topless carwash.

Waiter, there’s poo in my brew…

May 17, 2007

A year ago I wrote about an exotic, super-expensive Indonesian coffee made from coffee beans excreted by civet cats, painstakingly extracted by hand from the animals’ forest droppings. It seemed funny at the time, and I pitied the poor people who had to try selling something like that.

Pick of the day…

May 17, 2007

Dear Blog Guy,
I have to go to a formal event where there will be lots of fancy outfits and photographers, and I always feel very self-conscious when people are taking pictures. Like, I never know what to do with my hands. Can you help me?

Giving up the ghost: look what they’re banning now!

May 16, 2007

To paraphrase Maurice Sendak, Beijing is “Where the Wild Things Aren’t.”

It turns out the authorities in China’s capital are seizing ghost and horror books from shops, to protect their youngsters. “The illegal publications are quite popular among students and are apt to harm the physical and mental health of young people,” a government circular was quoted as saying.