The very best of a goofy month…

June 1, 2011

May was off the charts for goofiness.

It turned out the world didn’t end,Trump didn’t run, and Arnold didn’t have any class, and my readers flocked to those stories.

There was plenty more good stuff on the top 10 list, too. Reports on a practical joke camp for adults, Michelle Obama’s striking similarity to a cartoon character, the worst-ever police decoy….

And the single most popular piece for the month was the inside story about how Osama bin Laden was found.

Here they are. If you missed any of them the first time around, you have a second chance.

Even if you saw them the first time, read them again. There may be a test.

10. Want a margarita in a dribble glass, sir?

9. I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore

8. She flew in on Hair Force One?

7. Meet the worst police decoy ever?

6. Michelle, it’s time for a royal goof-o-rama!

5. Six ways I know the world isn’t ending

4. Hot motorcycle chicks lookin’ for bald guys

3. Sorry Mr. Trump, I thought you were someone else

2. This just in, Arnold has a driveway!

1. Could this be how they tracked Osama?

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Top: Two pug dogs named Roxy and Ivan are dressed up as Dorothy and the Tin Man,  from the movie “Wizard of Oz,” at the Pug Rescue of San Diego County’s 20th annual Pug Party in Del Mar, California, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Right: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama after arriving at Dublin Airport, in Dublin, Ireland  May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Right: Donald Trump responds to a question at the official opening ceremony of Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas, April 11, 2008. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

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Test? Umm.. really? I dont like tests… make Donald take the test..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Yes it was indeed a goofy month. While it turned out not to be the end of the world, I think you could see it from there.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Right: Donald Trump responds to a question at the official opening ceremony of Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas, April 11, 2008. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

The question was: “Some say you can’t make a goofy face worthy of the OE Museum, what do you say?”

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

@Shra: Why not. Go take the test please, there might be shoes in prizes ;-)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

The answer is doughnut.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Malt, I thought he had gold fish syndrome..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

ifly: would that be the answer to the forthcoming test or the Donald Trump question?

Shra: That might have been the case too, he’s certainly got the (hair) colour.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Fwd, I would get those prizes anyways, ;)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Spin, the only Daily Double we have here is a large doughnut with extra medicated sprinkles. Maybe it’s time for you to try another one?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

A fine month indeed, Mr B — thanks. And I’m so glad we’re back to two blogs a day–my metabolism was all out of whack. Then with the apocalypse looming, it was rough, I tell you.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

Speaking of doughnuts, I turned my Dunkin Donuts calendar today, and what should I see but that Friday, June 3, is National Donut Day!

I can’t wait to see what BG serves up for us that day.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

@Malteser, umm…both actually.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I ain’t drinking anymore.. well, at least not until I get over the trauma of downing 2 vodkas, 1 rum, 1 cider and 1 whiskey… all in the span of 4 hours..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Thanks JC and Spin, really appreciate the offer guys…
apart from the fact that I dont get hangovers, I think visiting the OE Blog makes me more insane than ever… which is ofcourse the best thing possible… :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive