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Change the blog? Better latte than never

January 4, 2011


Happy New Year, Blog Guy. It’s me, your editor.

Hey, Boss. So the blog did great in 2010, didn’t it? The number two Reuters blog and 20,000 Facebook network followers… Onward and upward, huh?

VIETNAMEr, well, I wanted to talk to you about that. The publisher has a few ideas for tweaking your content slightly.

Tweaking? But we’ve done pretty well with the whole smartass, absurd, ironic, goofy photo thing, with some outrageous puns thrown in.

The publisher would like to see you go a little more in the direction of, um, coffee bean transport news.

Excuse me? Did you say coffee bean transport news?

Yeah. You know, how do those beans get from where they grow to your cup in the morning, and stuff like that.

VIETNAMHis theory is that folks want a coffee bean news blog, with no puns whatsoever.

His theory? Does he have any grounds?

Well, the focus group found that… Hey, grounds! I get it, another coffee pun!

You stop this nonsense right now, Blog Guy, or you’ll lose your company car and club membership!

Oh. So any more coffee puns and you’ll take away my perks?

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Top: A worker loads bags of coffee beans onto a truck at a warehouse of an export company owned by the Communist Party in Vietnam’s southern province of Binh Duong, January 3, 2011.

Left: Workers carry bags of coffee beans at a warehouse of an export company owned by the Communist Party in Vietnam’s southern province of Binh Duong, January 3, 2011.

REUTERS photos by Kham

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Hey, do the coffee bean trucks use the expressoway to make deliveries?
Sorry about the bad pun – I was pressed for time and it was all I could come up with in an instant.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Well, I think your editor should wake up and smell the success the blog has achieved…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

What, change the blog when it has bean so good all along? A good barista could defend your canister on the grounds that your readers find your blog good to the last drop.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Your editor threatened to take the Corvair away from you? Simply on the grounds of using coffee puns? Well that just grinds your beans I bet.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Editor like that, bet you start turning in all your columns latte.


Posted by REDruin | Report as abusive

I’m not sure about anyone else, but I think that last picture could be the basis of a Broadway musical. Think of it, “Wake Up, America!” following the exploits of coffee bean transport throughout the world, and how one young bean counter defied the odds and changed his life to become a star on Broadway. Music and lyrics by Slim Perkings. Starring Java Chamberlain as the bean counter, and Brew Barrymore as the love interest.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

Be careful, BG. Don’t let them drive this blog into the ground(s).

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Did I mention that before the coffee beans are loaded onto trucks they are stored in a shed called Java the Hut?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Onward and upward? Head to the hills, brothers!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

ah, just bean the guy.


Posted by REDruin | Report as abusive

We all know you did this as a joke until you had to get back to your daily grind.


Posted by REDruin | Report as abusive

Your editor sounds like a drip. Bet he sanka lot of your ideas. Punch him in the mug for me. Cream him good.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

This blog is just Chock Full o’Nuts.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

This blog has bean so good that the ratings were perkulating to new heights, by expressoing such a flavor’d opinion. With the latte’est breaking news being reported by johnson, Lamar’s take it black no sugar approach,on the white hat conspiracy. Tell the bosses and editor that is just frak’d and motor on with said double tall frap whip moca carmel swirl!

Posted by wheelz | Report as abusive

I just too perked up for more coffee puns…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@Bill: Touche :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

I’d like add my own blend of puns, as I now have the aroma of mocha-ry.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Fellow commentaters, do you realize what’s happening here? Mr B rings his Pavlov/pun bell, and we just drool all over it. Ain’t it fun, though?

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

Early in the morning…
BG grinds his OE beans..
He turns them into hilarious blogs…
For all of us to read..
His editor tells him otherwise..
Oh, he’s gonna be toast..
Once all the OE commentators,
get around to give him the roast!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

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