Act like you can’t see the guy with the bomb over there….

January 5, 2010


Blog Guy, your career advice has been invaluable to others, and I want to run something past you. Some recruiters came to our college and handed out brochures about entering the exciting field of Improvised Explosive Devices. Do you think I should consider this?

bomb gaza crop 240Hmmm. I can’t honestly support a choice like that. Sure, it LOOKS glamorous, and lying on your back wearing a ski mask, covered with some really bad camouflage and holding a bomb may SEEM like a pretty easy gig…

Exactly! Plus, there’s no weekend work, and the brochure says my art history major will really come in handy!

Well, they probably make it sound a lot better than it really is, just like journalism brochures used to do. Yes, I fell for the old “Hot chicks can’t resist a journalist” line. But I digress…

I do have one question, Blog Guy. How am I supposed to disarm a bomb and make it safe if I’m on my back holding it like that?

DISARM the bomb? Oh dear. You stopped reading the brochure before the surprise ending, didn’t you?

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An Islamic Jihad militant holds an improvised explosive during a training drill in front of the media near Gaza city December 26, 2009.REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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That thing look pretty heavy…. nope sorry… not after having all that food and drink…. I am ready for a diet.. just not this way… oh no, thank you!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

This just in!

Blog saves secretary from mind-numbing paper pushing! Certain death by boredom averted by witty Oddly Enough blog post and even wittier comments!

E., reporting live from the tedium!

(Yes, you guessed it folks…I’m back at work and ready to waste my time perusing OE and catching up! And man did I ever miss my meds! Oh, and the OE commenters. I missed you all too 😀 )

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Welcome back, E. Hey wait a minute. Did you say witty blog post and even wittier comments? Did you say that?

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Shra, that would be a pretty radical diet system; am not sure I’d recommend it. Probably best to stick to work-out, low-carb food and LOTS of meddies, just in case.

Posted by 1M1 | Report as abusive

E! Welcome back… finally someone who appreciates true wittiness…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

He shouldn’t have a problem going through airport security.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Something will be dis-armed, and dis-legged, dis-torsoed. But at least his face is protected with that ski mask.

And what’s up with that guy sneaking a peek over the hedges holding a rocket launcher?

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

Billl… hats off man… that is really astute of you… though I think he’s the one who is gonna help him blow up…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Billl, Shra, you don’t recognize him? It’s That Terrorist!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

RB, I said OE was witty? Surely I said no such thing! You can’t prove anything!!

Shra, thanks it’s good to be back…really. I mean it! It is!



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Shra … Check out the shoes he’s wearing! 😉

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

CAM, I am not into combat boots.. not much that is… tried them on once, and I could walk 10 steps…
I had rather wear 10 inch heels and not walk 10 steps…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Oh Unca!!! That is soooooooo sweet… I need the Mickey Mouse ones… frozen pavements are my biggest concern right now…. Thanks, ship them soon please!!! 😀

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