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December 8, 2009

Bob, you certainly seem to be in a good mood this morning. What’s up?

I am indeed. This week, my Oddly Enough Facebook Blog Network got its 5000th member. That’s pretty amazing. It’s at the top of the Humor, Pop Culture and Weird categories.

5000 combo 520 this one

Wow, congratulations! What do you think appeals to people most about your blog?

Oh, I think these are mostly folks who joined by accident, thinking they were ordering cheap medication or online lunch meat or something, but still, here they are.

So did you celebrate?

Did I! We had a gala event with you know, Lady Gaga, Queen Elizabeth, Bobby De Niro, Bruce Springsteen…. They’re all members of my network.

Stop it, Blog Guy! Those photos are from other celebrations, not yours. You don’t know Lady Gaga and she doesn’t know you. Get over yourself…..

Oh. Well I think maybe that guy in the photo below, he might be a member.

Okay, I’ll give you that one, if you don’t mind him taking his hand out of there and going to your blog.

Of course I don’t mind. The same rules apply to all readers. You’re welcome here anytime, as long as you wash first. 

elephant rectum 420

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Combo left: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth meets American singer Lady Gaga following the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, December 7, 2009.  REUTERS/Leon Neal/Pool

Combo: center: Rock star Bruce Springsteen a 2009 Kennedy Center Honoree , wears his award as he arrives on the red carpet of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, for the evening’s gala, in Washington, December 6, 2009.  REUTERS/Mike Theiler

Combo right: Actor Robert De Niro, a 2009 Kennedy Center Honoree, arrives for the gala event. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

Below: Dr Thomas Hildebrandt (R) of Berlin’s Institute for Biology and Wildlife Research, cleans the rectum of Jamilah, a 29-year-old female elephant, before conducting a four-dimensional ultrasound examination on her at the Night Safari in Singapore, in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Tim Chong

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i barfed…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

By the look on Springsteen’s and DeNiro’s faces, I’d say they either can’t believe or don’t understand how your blog became so popular. 5000 people can’t all be wrong … or can they?

Keep up the good work! :-)

I barf, you barf, we all barf for Bob!

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

I laughed…


Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Thanks, CAM. Actually it turns out 5,000 people CAN be wrong, but I appreciate the sentiment anyway…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Oh, I barfed coz of the last pic… else, we ALL scream for BOB!!! When’s the party for these faithful few, Bobbie?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

A full body cavity search may be a little overboard for screening members, Bob…leave the elephant alone.

Posted by justK | Report as abusive

D’oh! Thanks for giving away the secret, K…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Now I know why my classes were cancelled today! Thanks Bob!

Posted by kgolden1 | Report as abusive

Wow, love the new look of the site, and you look sharp in your picture too. Sorry I missed the transition. I’ll be around more for the next few days. Life gets busy :p

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive

We all scream AT Bob – when he forgets to include pics of the SHOES!!! I just love the wellies on those gents with the elephant … SO farm-boy!

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

I left this comment on another post – love the redesign, but bring back the previous and next post buttons please. If there’s some other way to view your archive, I haven’t found it yet.

Posted by ChristonJP | Report as abusive

I dont believe no one commented on Lady Gaga yet… does her bow to the Queen and the one Obama did in Japan, seem similar???

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Bob,are you ok? Is everyone else ok? There is no new blog and no more comments? Is this what the White Hat Conspiracy is all about????

Is anybody there?? ANYBODY???????

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Are you nuts, Shra? Never mind, let me rephrase that. There IS a new blog post up today, you’re free to add comments, and I’m working on post number two…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Here’s the thing Shra. If you follow the bow of Lady Gaga through to the unfortunate Jamilah you will see what happenes when she bows.

Also you will understand the look on DeNiro’s face, obviously after he bowed.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

Couldnt place Jamilah … so, read the post again,.. and then I realised it was barf time.. again…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

5000? Really? I wonder which number I am…

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

LMR, you are a subset of Group 950.
L = 50
M = 1000.
1000 – 50 = 950; R is a subset denomination.

Ergo you are 950 R
Happy to assist.

Posted by KWest | Report as abusive

How did you come up with the values for L and M?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

L is 50 and M is 1000 in Roman Numerals.

The year 2000 was MM.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

You are a smart one, arent you Billy?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

[…] that my Facebook blog network has more than 5,000 members and I’m measuring page views in the millions, it’s time to look for future growth […]

Posted by Now, a blog for the extremely unpopular! | Not So Headline News | Report as abusive

Shra, Imma let you finish, but Beyonce the smartest person I know….

Posted by KWest | Report as abusive

I was kind of hoping for 69…

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

Weren’t we all….especially Jamilah!

Posted by KWest | Report as abusive

But then you would be LXIX instead of LMR…

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

I’m sorry, but am I the only one to think both De Niro and Springsteen look like they’ve just found out they are next in the queue after Jamilah?

Posted by 1M1 | Report as abusive