Be sure to wear some flour in your hair…

February 4, 2011

 

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Welcome back to a regular little feature we like to call, “Stuff maybe we should have mentioned in the photo caption, but didn’t.”

Pay close attention. I know this guy here looks like somebody with pieces of bread taped onto his head.

YEMEN-PROTEST/That’s because he IS a guy with pieces of bread taped onto his head according to the photo captions, which don’t give us a clue why he did that.

I mean, let’s say President Barack Obama showed up at a press conference with loaves of pumpernickel duct-taped to his ears.

The first reporter to get called on would use his question to ask, “What’s up with that bread there, Mr. President?”

Then the other journalists would ask the same question, worded a little differently each time, and then the news conference would be over. Come to think of it, it’s probably not a bad strategy for the White House.

But apparently in Yemen, nobody even noticed this, which means now I myself have to use my rye sense of humor to make up a story and fill it with half-baked, bread-related puns.

Like about how this guy in the picture is the toast of Yemen, from the Yeast Coast of the country, and the people are rising, workers and loafers alike, and he’s ranting about the upper crust, the ones who drove up in the Rolls over there….

I just can’t do any more of that. It’s too pathetic. I’ve already made ten bad puns, maybe leaven….

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An opposition supporter with pieces of bread taped onto his head shouts slogans during an anti-government protest in Sanaa February 3, 2011. Tens of thousands of Yemenis squared off in street protests for and against the government on Thursday during an opposition-led “Day of Rage”, a day after President Ali Abdullah Saleh offered to step down in 2013.

REUTERS photos by Khaled Abdullah

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Why duct tape? What’s he gonna use, Super Glue?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Only a meathead would think of sandwiching one’s head between a couple of loaves to gain attention without applying the appropriate condiments. He probably thought it was the best idea since sliced

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Is that foccaccia? If not, what kind of bread is it?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

When looking at the picture don’t ask “why does he have bread taped to his head?”. Insead just sit back, relax, and roll with it.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I am guessing that why he is wearing bread is naan of our business, but I’ll bet taking it off will be a real pain. I mean, I loave some fresh sourdough, but it’s donuts I crave right now.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

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Hot dogs… :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Naan? Pain? Okay, Dave wins comment of the day, everybody else can take a break….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

@BG: maybe leaven … CLASSIC!

That looks like a danish on his forehead. It’s simple, protesters need someplace to carry their lunch so they’ll have both hands free. Let’s see … rolls, a salami in his pocket, danish for dessert. He’ll be protesting til dark. Maybe they’re angry at high bakery prices?

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Really, Spin? Jeez, I hope you don’t have an actual day job in an office or anything like that.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

salami???? I thought he was just glad to see me

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Thanks Mr. B. I could use some down time and a drink anyway. Break time, woo hoo! :D

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

@Georgia … Thanks! I’m glad SOMEBODY appreciates my low brow humor on this blog! ;-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

I love this blog. Truth is, I knead all of you!

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Bread? Truly? I thought it was two bananas. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the rye comments.

Posted by slick9 | Report as abusive

Crumbs, clearly things are gluten bad in Yemen. That batard is fermenting revolt. Clearly he kneads more people to get up off their buns

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

My first thought was “Is that Luke Skywalker?”

Posted by KWest | Report as abusive

Ask not what your country can dough for you, but what you can dough for your country.

Posted by kjolie | Report as abusive

@kjolie, hey nice one!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

And I thought I was crusty! Is this what happens when bread thinks outside the bread box? And, why is “Mr. Breaded Pork Chops” signaling touchdown in the bottom photo?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Plus ya can’t even spell right…

It is spelled Eleven. I’ll spell it better for ya. 11.

See?

Sheesh.

Posted by onequartlow | Report as abusive

From the looks of this cat, he’s got the carbs in the correct orafices………..Dude ain’t hurtin’ any as far as I can tell…maybe he should cruller away from the table on occasion.

Posted by onequartlow | Report as abusive

I really kneaded all these comments. I am glad that this blog and the commenters can always be counted on to rise to the occasion.

Posted by inebgreen | Report as abusive

The man is a TV announcer who suffers from a tendency to spoonerisms: On a recent TV show he announced: “Alwsys demand the best in bread” The studio’s Ulema had him sacked.

Posted by PeterFV | Report as abusive

Dave got it right: Why politicians wear bread on their head is naan of our business. But how they spend our taxes is. After all, s’our dough.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

You know, my readers have all the wit of Oscar Wilde, and he didn’t even work weekends….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Ah, rubbish. I hate it when the oddball news characters are making perfect sense.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

What’s taped to his forehead? Better yet, how can you be so angry when you look so stupid??

Posted by TheOldMailman | Report as abusive

Because he’s a dough-nut, Mailman.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Onequart, I could zap you for spelling correctly, but I am not gonna rise to the occasion… Flatbread.. not bad..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Oh come on people, chill, the guy’s just proud he’s the breadwinner back home…

Caption to the second picture?
“The other rolls I have home are THIS size…And don’t get me started on the size of my wife’s buns!”

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Breadwinner. Very nice, Malteser.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Bah. He’s wearing them on his head because it’s hot as an oven out there, and if he’s going to bake in the heat, best to make a sammich with some head cheese flavoring.

===RED

Posted by REDruin | Report as abusive

Worst Mr. Spock impersonation EVER.
He didn’t even get the ‘live longer and prosper’ hand sign right.
The whole thing was truly half-baked.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

He’s probably using them as bumper pads.

Posted by seeker79 | Report as abusive

Obama knows exactly who butters his bread.

Posted by DisgustedReader | Report as abusive

Oh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weiner! That is what I truly wish to be! ’cause if I were an Oscar Meyer weiner! Then everyone would be in love with me!

Posted by cin_sac | Report as abusive

That’s Oscar Mayer there, cin.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Doc – you never heard about the mob’s kosher brand of hot dog? Just don’t ask what they used instead of pork. Trust me, you don’t want to know.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Lamar gets blamed for everything…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Lady wont like you much if you keep going about Lamar that way, jclimacus… She likes Lamar.

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@d3v: Frequently a grain of truth in humor, and always enough humor in this blog to feed our hearts. I know it makes mine light on dark days, so lighten up, d3v. Then come back to the blog with your eyes open. Ok, maybe squinting as some of the fashion photos have been truly weird. Though I’m kinda liking the aluminum foil stuff…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I must say d3v is halfway there, showing amazing skill in sarcasm. Now if he/she will only use that power for good….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Oh, well.. sometimes sarcasm is too darn heavy to turn into humour… it needs a lot of effort and Prozac/Xanax to do so…

Arent you glad you have US, BG? We are just the kind you need…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Yeah, Shra. Glad. You took the words right out of my mouth.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

I am assuming you are saying that with no sarcasm and a lot of humour… and that you dont mean that we are a pain in your stack…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Like I would ever use sarcasm in this blog…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

And to tis , BG might say.. “What’s there NOT to love”?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

steak bomber

Posted by shseeley | Report as abusive

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