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January 11, 2010

Blog Guy, what’s up with your blog? You used to vow that nobody would EVER learn anything here, but suddenly we’re finding out about Ned Kelly, Kalashnikov Rifles… Plus, words like “plethora” and “duvet” are showing up! I hate to complain, but…

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I know, I’m sorry. I got myself into a bind. For tax purposes I’ve had to restructure my blog as an educational tool, so that pathetically substandard schools can offer credit to students who read it.

education cat 240The students can take 20 of my Quick Quizzes as a final exam. I was hoping my other readers wouldn’t notice…

Hah! You think we don’t notice when our heads start to hurt after reading your blog?

Can’t  you just try to forget the stuff as quickly as possible?

No way. The damage is done. We can’t overlook this!

Hey, look up there, reader! A polecat and an Alabama cheerleader making somewhat similar faces!

education victoria 160Heh heh, that’s kind of funny. What was I saying before? It was something about…

Look here, reader! a Victoria’s Secret model and a cat dressed as a rabbit!

Gee, what a minty-fresh soothing sensation… Just keep the stuff coming, Blog Guy!

Indubitably, faithful reader!

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A wild polecat yawns during an exhibition in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, January 10, 2010. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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Can there be a price on fandom RB?

Cost of logging on to read Oddly Enough: negligable
Cost of joining the Facebook blog network: nil
Cost of having a hoarde of fans?: Priceless.

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

Shra, I’ll have a Vodka Martini, shaken, not stirred, please.

Robert, this is the price of fame and recognition. On the other hand, you could arrange a meeting of the regular commenters on your blog. That would be much easier:

- Booking a friendly looney bin – rather cheap.
- Giving us all coloured sugary water to simulate meds – even cheaper
- Having a laugh watching us all drool like imbeciles – priceless.

Posted by justM | Report as abusive
 

I agree with E…. nice Visa ad… :P

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

M, Bob gets the priceless stuff everyday…. We hardly get the cheap sugar water stuff.. I dont!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Only 26 more comments will make this Blog TWICE as popular as the Gun Blog!

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive
 

Coloured sugar water? Man I haven’t had Kool-Aid in donkey’s years!! Someone has gotta send me a parcel! Kool-Aid, Kraft Dinner, Beef Jerky, Hickory Sticks and Dill Pickle Chips…I miss ‘em all!!!

Shra…good one with the Visa thing…took me a minute but then I laughed so hard I nearly snorted my coffee!

And I’m with M…us commentors are obviously committed…:snicker:!

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

You kknow I have heard of Kool Aid, but never had one… anyone travelling to Haunted Country anytime soon..

You know what, lets just spit out the cities where we live… Will help Basler actually calculate this cost…

I am presently residing… in…. Edinburgh! :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Edinburgh…you’re not too far away from me Shra.

I’m in that Fair City…the Dirty Old Town where the streets have no name…yes you guessed it. Dublin.

(But I’m Canadian by birth hence my craving for the good old snacks of my childhood!)

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

Cool, E! Who knows I may just pop over some day… and we could have a pint of Guiness in a local Irish Pub… (though I must say I am more of a vodka/rum kinda person) ;)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Sounds like a plan Shra! I’m more of a beer person myself. Guiness is alright but I have to be in the mood for it…which is pretty much never :)

No one else going to own up to their city of domicile?

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

Well, I thought about seeing if our large conference room is available at the Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop. Okay, it’s actually the ladies’ room, but it holds up to eight people if some of them don’t mind standing.
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/ta g/goofy-face-museum/

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Cheapo Basler.. come on people… own up.. for once in your spoiled lives where you live…. Own Up I say….

sorry,… just been to a mind numbing meeting…. have to take a second dose which is gonna put me to sleep….
would serve all those blood-sucking-gibberish-talking critters right….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Pittsburgh. It’s gray all the time but at least it’s cold.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive
 

Shra…is it possible that it’s just you and me (and RB) reading the comments for this post and everyone else has given up?

:?

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

We need to draw their attention back here… and now how can that be done? Basler… its your blog after all… get some movement here!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Actually Bill, I’d rather move over to the Fatty pork products and green eggs comments, so we can move it up above the gun item, too….
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 10/01/19/fatty-pork-and-rotten-eggs-for- lunch/

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Don’t know how that comes to me, but hey! I’m on my way.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive
 

Just for the record, I’m in the city of world peace, friendly deals, happy-go-round international bureaucrats slotted between the Alps and the Jura, next to one of the most gorgeous ever lakes… Geneva.

Posted by justM | Report as abusive
 

Hey M, I have been to Zurich a couple of times… had I known you back then, I coulda squeezed in a visit! I love visiting friends in far flung places.. and I make sure they pick me up… then I can rest and eat at THEIR expense to MY heart’s content!! And you know what, they still come back to pick me the next time I visit, and we go through all that stuff again….
Aint it lovely?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Well, and I’m sure you’re having a much viler weather than we do these days, so perhaps a skying outing would be enticing enough for you to hop over to Heidi-country?

Posted by justM | Report as abusive
 

We used to summer on the lake in Geneva. Lake Erie, Geneva Ohio. The lake that caught on fire.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive
 

RB, you trying to tell us you aren’t happy with 130…131 comments on one blog post? Greedy blogger!

:P

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

You taking moi skydiving, M!! Oh, I adore you already!! Address please!! Would next month be good for you? :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I was more thinking about skying, as in going to the mountains and looking at the lovely blue sky from the lovely white Alps…

But you’re welcome anytime! I’m in the phone book, under M.

Now, if you want to do skydiving, I’d suggest you hook up with Mr. Pilot, who appears to be better suited for those purposes.

Posted by justM | Report as abusive
 

I’d love to name what city I’m in, but I’m miles from even the nearest town anyone’s likely to have heard of.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

C’mon CrowGirl, this is the internet. We have access to Google Earth and we’ll be able to look at your house so stay away from the window.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive
 

M, you know.. that would do too… So, come on, address please… ;) Unless you want to be stalked like Doctor D… :P

Mr.Pilot, what about you? (fluttering eyelashes)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Bill, the Google Earth of my address just shows green. Lo-otttssss of green…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

CrowGirl lives in one of those cool underground eco-homes. Right? Am I right?

I love Google Street View. Zooming along the streets of cities I’ve never been to, hoping, just hoping that the next click will reveal something funny or cool. Like the residents in town in Pennsylvania who staged all these tableaux along their street. Very awesome!

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

It was quite scandalous when they launched that… and some of my love sick (Not Struck but Sick, yes) friends were among the million first ones to glue themselves to it and check out if they could see into their secret sweetheart’s streets… dont know if that is romantic or pathetic.. :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

And with this post, we are officially at the 140th comment, exactly double of that of the gun trotting ninnies… and cheap miserly Basler is still not arranging a feast… SHAME!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Shra, I accidentally ended up on street view while playing around in satellite view. I was looking up the some of weirdest things found on Google Earth (like a fighter jet parked at a strip mall). I like street view but as there is no one I’m crushing on I have no one to stalk. Bummer eh?! Must remedy that. RB, you live in Washington right?

Is there where you’re putting on dinner for us? I’ll need directions.

;)

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

I’ll only need to know the place. I’ve been in touch with the people who managed to get into the Obama dinner, so I’m pretty sure I can get into Robert’s feast.

Posted by justM | Report as abusive
 

Who you been in touch with M?? The party crashers??

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Maybe if we all said we’d bring our own forks, this party might happen sooner?

Although, my kitchen was robbed and my forks all ended up on the catwalk.

So. Can I borrow a fork anyone? Anyone?

:?

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

Yup… count on me for the cutlery, E… but its a shame, coz Basler doesnt invite us…. :(

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Heck he could serve us finger food and then we won’t need forks at all.

Right RB? You still with us?

:?

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

I am not sure, given the amount of medication used by the commenters herein, that most of us are allowed to handle cutlery.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive
 

Bill… we’ll make sure we are in control on the “party day”.. :P

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Cutlery… cutlery… that rings a bell… I think I heard it some time ago. Before all my food was to be eaten with a spoon, that is…

Posted by justM | Report as abusive
 

Allowed….or able?

:?

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

Neither.

M

Posted by justM | Report as abusive
 

I’m going to a Black Tie event tonight…I’m worried about the cutlery issue and wondering if maybe I should wear a fork in my hair…just in case?

Yes? No? I need advice!!

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

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