Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

Cindy, what’ll they pay for these in Fargo?


Blog Guy, these presidential campaigns look SO expensive! The candidates must be practically broke!

Oh please, don’t be so naive! It’s all about easy interstate commerce.

What the heck…

Look, hayseed! The candidates are in planes criss-crossing the country, right? They pick up stuff that’s abundant in one state, fly it to where it’s scarce, and sell it! No tariffs, no pesky taxes.

I had no idea…

Well then, grow up. Look at these photos. McCain buying Florida oranges and heading for the chilly Midwest. Obama picking pumpkins, then rattling off a quick speech while his staff loads them up.

Don’t tread on us, boys…


Somehow I doubt this was exactly what the editor had in mind when he sent a shooter out to the race track with a Grand Prix coming up. I bet he expected some shiny race cars, maybe well-known drivers chatting with the models..

Instead, we guessed that the ultimate male fantasy is wandering around piles of big old dirty tires and stumbling upon models in sexy red dresses and tennis shoes. You know, it sounds better when you say it than it looks in the photos.

And Finally: You’re Palin! Seen a ghost?


When Chad Ruble’s weekly odd video presentation coincides with Halloween in an election year, you know what that means.

No, not free candy. It means Non-stop Halloween stories with a political backdrop. Sorry, no cute animals from Germany this time…

So ghosts have no insurance, Joe?


Blog Guy, Barack Obama seems to have created a monster with this Joe the Plumber guy. Is there a danger of that happening again?

I’m afraid so. Obama tries to engage as many voters as possible on the trail, but he’s often too vain to wear his glasses.

I’m strangely attracted to you…


So there’s a gadget show this weekend, and some of the stuff is pretty neat. A “robot guitar” that tunes its own strings, a solar-powered mobile phone charger, and best of all, a chair that uses powerful magnets to float in the air.

They say the hover chair feels like you’re “floating on a cloud,” but let’s get serious. That’s fun for what, two seconds? The real fun comes when you use those super magnets for evil:

Supporters get sticker shock?


Okay gang, listen up! Ernie came up with a GREAT idea I want to share with you!

As you know, we ordered WAY too many McCain Palin bumper stickers, considering most people can’t afford to drive their cars anymore.

But instead of just going to waste, Ernie sent them over to the rally, to have people stick ‘em on their heads! Kind of like hats, only cheaper! Ernie says it’s a solid sea of supporters with bumper stickers on their foreheads over there!

It’s the Great Bonanza, Charlie Brown!


You can’t take it with you, but it turns out you can keep making it after you’re gone.

Forbes has unveiled its annual list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities, for whom fame was the gift that keeps on giving.

You must be Joshing!


Blog Guy, my girlfriend is in LOVE with some actor named Josh Brolin. She’s always like, “Josh Brolin this” and Josh Brolin that.”

What do you want me to do about it? I can’t have people killed anymore.

No, not that. But I read about your Oddly Enough Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop, and I thought you just might have a less than flattering picture of this Brolin guy.

Mister, you left your silencer on the seat!


From London comes a story about this senior government official who was punished for leaving secret intelligence files on a train when he was taking them home. How do you suppose that went?

“Is this Lost and Found? I left some files on the 6:40 from Paddington yesterday and I wondered if anybody turned them in? They were in a tan folder, and the cover said, Top-Secret Plans for Invading Pakistan and Toppling the Corrupt Regime.”

You love me in red, Fred?


“Honey, should I wear my red dress tonight, or my…”


There you have it. An actual conversation that proves men like red stuff on women. And yet, Reuters reports on a new study that spent $40 million to see if red was more of a turn-on for men than, say, dark brown.

That figure is just a rough guess, you understand, since I have no idea what it really cost.