Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Quick quiz: Looking through the Weekend Entertainment section of your local newspaper, which of these festivals could be fun?
a) The Apple Picking Festival
b) The Cherry Blossom Festival
c) The Cute Puppy and Kitten Adoption Festival
d) The Fire-Snorting Wild Bull-Taming Festival
Yeah, I’d have to say all of them could be neat except for that last one.
Just for starters, it doesn’t look like the bulls fully understand that their purpose here is to be tamed.
In fact, it looks to me like they chose the Send Humans to the Hospital Festival, from their Weekend Entertainment section. Which, if you’re a bull, could probably be lots of fun!
Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, India, January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Babu
Dear Auntie Charlene,
I hope your Christmas was as nice as ours. Thank you SO much for the thick padded pajamas, which will really help keep me warm through these cold Miami nights.
It’s the time of year for lists, as we saw yesterday with my own top ten posts. One of the best lists I’ve seen is from PETA, the animal rights group, offering the Top Ten Most Karmic Moments for Animal Abusers in 2008. And what a list it is!
* A hunter tracking a deer he shot falls off a cliff.
* A woman using a .44 magnum to shoot MICE shoots herself and a bystander.
* A guy striking his dog with a gun manages to shoot himself.
This is the feel-good list of this holiday season, and I’m dedicating this post to my own rescue dogs and cats.
Blog Guy, I envy you for getting to spend your time looking through nice photographs. What a pleasant life.
HAH! You only think that because you don’t see the pictures I’m protecting my readers from. Here’s a sampling of photos I’ve had to look at in recent days.
Gentlemen, this is the worst crisis the Panda Propaganda Council has ever faced!
We need full damage-control! News has got out that a guy sneaked into the panda pen at a zoo, just for a cuddle, and the panda ATTACKED him!
Hey, Blog Guy! You used to warn us about signs of the coming apocalypse, but you haven’t mentioned that recently. Does that mean everything is getting better?
This blog’s travel section has kind of a cute twist. It caters to folks who want a good reason to stay home. That job just got lots easier, what with a new attraction in Australia.
Crocosaurus Cove, which is Australian for “Toss another tourist on the barbie,” allows you to be in a clear underwater container, face-to-face with a massive saltwater crocodile.