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January 17, 2011

Hey Blog Guy, I just saw some new pictures of Jean-Marie Le Pen, that extreme right-wing French politician who once called the Holocaust a detail of history.

le pen 300I saw those, too. There’s been a transition of leadership in his party.

You know who he sort of looks like? That baseball guy, the former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.

Yeah, I can see that, looking at them side by side. But the French guy is heavier.

No, I think Lasorda is bigger.

Huh-uh, Le Pen is much bigger.

You’re wrong. Lasorda is much heftier.

No, Le Pen is larger. I’m sure. It’s just like that famous old quote from that English author…

lasorda crop 300I don’t think I’m going to like this. What famous old quote?

“Le Pen is meatier than Lasorda.”


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Left: Jean-Marie Le Pen, France’s far-right National Front political party leader, speaks during the party’s annual congress in Tours January 15, 2011. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Right: Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda stands next to his portrait before it is hung at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, September 22, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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Just what I would like: to be immortalized looking like an old little boy wearing a baseball uniform. Why do professional baseball managers wear the uniform, anyway? You don’t see football coaches wearing shoulder and thigh pads, or basketball coaches wearing trunks and jerseys. Maybe baseball coaches just don’t want to grow up, eh?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

Cant we agree that they are both huge… Come now.. lets agree and toast a doughnut…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Le Pen’s pin is red, white and blue.
It’s Lasorda like the Dodgers’ uniform hue.

A toasted doughnut toast to Shra and Spin, who are fast becoming the workout queens of the universe.

BG: Be careful. I think Shra is trying to control our minds and get us all baking. Only an OE blogger could cook up something like that.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Did you know that Le Pen has his own island, which even has it’s own website… On second thought, I’m sure this isn’t appropriate fare for this blog.

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Nosmo: Don’t know where the guy’s island is; but if he makes comments like that (and did he really assault people?)he should go there until he learns to play nicely with others.

Unca: She didn’t say half a doughnut, either! It’s the old fashioned sour cream style that works best.
Split it, and lightly butter it and brown the buttered side over low heat. Then you put it on a plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Ahhh. No, I’m not eating them either. Though it is possible there are M&Ms lurking in my cupboard…

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The “lepenisland.com” ~ snort ~ is one very funny comment, Nosmo!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

The man was obviously thinking with his “island.”

Remind me not to comment when you boys are at play.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

You guys are obviously forgetting this is a family blog…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Actually, Nosmo’s line is pretty funny.
My brain just happens to miss the obvious and latches on to the obscure quite often.

The family tee slogan: We put the fun in dysfunctional!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

@Shra: Fill me in what’s wrong.. :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

Mr.Fwd, your brains run away with you at the slightest hint of something odd… So, NO, I am not filling you in on what’s wrong! :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Very astute, Spin.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

Spin, did you just teach? Did you?
One, did you learn? Did you?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I’m glad you’re all distracted with these questions, instead of wondering about the newly-created tag I used on this piece, MONDEGREEN.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Careful, Bob. Some are dangerously close to learning about Lady Mondegreen.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

Now you’ve done it, Doc. It was him, not me, Shra…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Spin gets it, of course…

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The ants are my friends…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Ok.. one of you own up about Lady Mondegreen.. else I have 4 people who would be zapped…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Shra, do you want to be responsible for a power blackout covering most of Scotland?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

They would never catch me alive BG… so, you neednt worry about that… now, own up!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Nope. I did start this, but Doc and Spin and Crow all raised the stakes considerably. Let one of them take the zap.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Ok… you have one hour to decide who is gonna be IT…
Else, the four of you are getting zapped…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I’m afraid Spin is right, Shra. Rules is rules.
Crow, that one is brilliant. Is it yours? I’ve never seen it.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

I’ve been silently singing “The ants are my friends” all morning.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

Mr B, sadly not.

Spin, I’ll see your “Grease” and raise you Whitney Houston’s “Tonight I Sellotape My Gloves To You…”

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Dang! I was looking forward to zapping you guys.. double dang!
But I shall have my revenge… i surely shall!!
(imagining dark thunderclouds and lightning in the background, and her cape flying, pictured in silhoutte…
laughing devilishly)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

My readers are amazing. You think it’s time to spin off a mondegreen-only blog?

In the words of Creedence Clearwater Revival, “There’s a bathroom on the right.”

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When I was in elementary, I asked one of my sisters if those were the words of that CCR song. I guess I wasn’t alone. Somehow, I now feel that her laughing at me for the rest of the day wasn’t justified.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

“Fleas, naughty dog!
Ta dot dot da!
There’s fleas on my dad!”

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Nice one, Doc…

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