Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Sometimes I just don’t understand stuff, so maybe you can help me with this exercise in logic.
According to our story, the grenades had been disarmed, and the woman surrendered them “without incident.”
She was then allowed to board the flight, bound for Belgium.
Excuse me? These are among the questions I have about this…
Isn’t carrying more than two hand grenades already by definition an incident?
If the grenades didn’t pose a threat, why did she have to surrender them?
Would you want to sit next to somebody who tried packing five grenades in her suitcase?
Why would a person go to Belgium?
Another story about the same incident said the Transportation Security Administration “could not say what the woman had intended to do with the grenades once she reached Europe.”
Honey, was that the doorbell? Could you see who it is, please?
Yeah. He’s here for some kind of a surprise inspection of our Christmas decorations.
Oh crap, it’s decoration inspection time already? Quick, put a plate of shiny Christmas balls on the table, and I’ll get our holiday mugs. Maybe that”ll satisfy him.
Let’s get the sad news out of the way first.
After an exhilarating five-year run, this blog is ending its run here. Websites change, and take new directions.
Blog Guy, I have a very specific fashion need and I hope you can help with it.
Excuse me. Back up just a minute. You become SO offensive that upscale guests at festive Christmas parties want to punch you out? Is that what you’re saying?
Blog Guy, I read that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is visiting Myanmar. That’s amazing! Have you been there?
Not to Myanmar, but I was there when they called it Burma.
Oh. Were you in Yangon?
Yes, but they called it Rangoon then.
But it’s the same city, right, the capital?
I’m totally confused. Rangoon became Yangon which became Naypyitaw?
No, Yangon is still Yangon, it’s just not the capital any longer.
This is too bizarre. Can you at least confirm that Clinton made it out of the airport safely?
Honestly, I don’t even know why we cover stories like this.
It’s another one of those lists ranking living standards in various cities around the world. Vienna is in the number one position, while Baghdad ranks dead last.
“Honey, the company wants to transfer me, does it matter to you and the kids whether we go to Austria or Iraq? I told them I had no preference…”
Blog Guy, I can’t wait any longer! Has the Williams-Sonoma December catalog arrived yet? I need to get ready for the big holidays!
Yes, and naturally I was drawn to page 120, the Breville Deep Fryer, $149.95. That’s what I want for holiday entertaining, right? I mean, what says, I care about my family’s health better than immersing their food in oil? Especially with those recent studies showing we all need to raise our cholesterol levels.
Hey Blog Guy, I saw a picture of President Obama browsing in a Washington, DC bookstore. That’s pretty cool, isn’t it, that the president is such a devoted reader?
Yes, of course reading is a very good thing. But let’s not kid ourselves. Obama was at my neighborhood bookshop, Kramerbooks.