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February 10, 2011

Blog Guy, summer is right around the corner, you know. You and the missus got big vacation plans?

The usual. A nice road trip.

EGYPT/

Not another road trip! In that rusted-out car with no windshield? The one that’s up on blocks in your yard?

Don’t knock it. We love the feel of the wind coming in on our faces.

But wouldn’t you like a nicer car? Maybe one with a hood?

road trip crop 300Nah, this is just fine for us.

Wouldn’t you enjoy one of those GPS navigation systems?

Not really. We pretty much know the whole yard, and the wife has a Texaco map.

Looks like it’s in Arabic.

Yeah, I didn’t say it was a map of OUR yard. Or that she could read it.

You know, not to be critical, but I see you’ve still got that old empty paint can on the roof of the car.

Yep. I might knock it off before this trip, though. Maybe improve the gas mileage.

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Opposition supporters sit in a burned out bus on the front line near Tahrir Square in Cairo, February 8, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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All this time I thought paint cans were options.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

You should have mentioned it being bombed to death, BG…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

By the time Doug realised he was lost and needed to ask for directions, tensions in the car had reached breaking point, with Doug’s wife, Susie, leafing through a brochure on how to sign your spouse up to be a live organ donor.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

Nosmo nailed this one and I really did laugh out loud.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

His comment was a little too close for comfort. That actually happened the last time we took a road trip. It cost me my kidney and one of my livers.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Its a sad state in Egypt…I don’t wanna discuss :-(

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

So, you drove a little too close to the bikini wax fire, did you? Did you lose your chicken liver or
the goose liver?

@fwd: keep them in your heart and lighten your thoughts.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

@fwd, just be very careful what you light up and keep in your heart! With all this burning going around I am afraid an ugly mixup may happen.

Posted by justM | Report as abusive
 

Alright bloggers, enough OE for now. Back to work! I’ve got an order for 50 cute tiger cub sweaters we need to get out today! Doughnuts are in the break room.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive
 

CAM, my fingers hurt… can I get some Xanax sprinklies on the doughnuts?
Oh, and Spin didnt complete her quota for the day… (snickering devilishly)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

They see Mr. B. rollin’,
They hatin’…
They thinkin’ that’ he’s ridin’ goofy…

@justCAM, you didn’t forget the sapphire blueberry doughnuts did you?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

With travel plans like that, BG, at least you don’t have to listen the the passengers whining “Are we there yet?”

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive
 

Hold on, I don’t think that completely explains it, Unca…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

OK, eveyone. When you get the sweaters done, load them into the back of the truck for delivery. Lamar, you drive. BG, you’ve got the map, right? Good job!! :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive
 

OK Mr B, time to fess up. This is actually the new Basler Air flight simulator, isn’t it?

Clever how it’s already been crashed, for enhanced realism.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

Unca fell asleep
The surgeons cut out his lobe
Leaves comments muddled

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 
 

TYPO! I meant “Arabic” of course.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive
 

No, I’d recognize that. It sold a lot more copies than the English Language version.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

“Nosmo nailed this one and I really did laugh out loud.”

I choked on biscuit crumbs whilst giggling.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

CrowGirl: Think I’ll just be quiet…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

And thats why I make a point to read the blog AFTER I have had my meals… Mostly…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Shra, did you see the item I just posted? You probably want to read it BEFORE your meals.
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/02/11/taking-an-airplane-dont-go-ther e/

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Can’t get the motor runnin’
Have to cruise among the yard waste
Lookin’ for doughnuts
Hoping for high fashion along the way
Yeah, Blog Guy, gonna make it happen
Tape some bread to your face
Fire all of your rocket launchers at once
And explode into space

Like a true middle aged child
We were born, born to be mild
Though we can no longer climb so high
At least the blog will never die

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

Full marks to GeorgiaPeach for getting that many references into one song parody. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

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