Oddly Enough Blog

Found: drivers with clothespins and really, really long car?

January 17, 2007

A stowaway skunk has found a ride for the long trip back home – or maybe not so long, depending on her behavior.

The mother of all dog fantasies…

January 11, 2007

This dog lives the life other dogs only dream about, helping with quality control for a dogs-only bakery operated by her owner. Here’s the part I really like. Her owner used to be a florist. So, one day the dog comes to work expecting more boring flowers, and finds this stuff instead.  No wonder pets are endlessly optimistic and extravagantly hopeful.bakery2.jpg

Coming soon: Scorpions on a Plane?

January 9, 2007

So, do they think we were born yesterday? Just a couple of days after the movie Snakes on a Plane comes out on DVD amid lots of publicity, a guy gets stung by a scorpion aboard a flight to Toronto, and we’re not supposed to be suspicious?

Cats, over their heads in debt…

January 4, 2007

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Everybody who has a cat knows how bad they are at managing money. They’re always like, “Can I have a couple of dollars?” and then they never pay it back. 

The photo they didn’t want us to see…

December 15, 2006

Quick quiz: Which of these are signs of the Apocalypse?

a) pestilence
b) wars
c) floods
d) dressing little bitty dogs in Christmas outfits and playing Mariachi music for them

I know, we can keep him in your dad’s garage!

November 21, 2006

polothis.jpgDear Blog Guy,
You usually seem to be ahead of the curve on new trends. What do you think will be the next big sport?
Sports Fan

A McFlurry of excitement among hedgehog lovers…

August 31, 2006

You have to love it that something called the British Hedgehog Preservation Society tries to take on mighty McDonald’s over a badly designed dessert cup that has been killing hedgehogs

“So? What do you do for a living?”

July 15, 2006

Who could have guessed that the next big trend would be nun-matador bars? But here they are, wildly successful – at least, you know,  in cities that have both nuns and matadors.  Of course, you may have different ideas about what’s going on in this photo. Try your hand at a clever caption, and send it our way via Post a Comment.nuns300.jpg 

A fetching day at the office…

June 22, 2006

This one is going to strike some readers as odd, but others – including me — will see it as an idea whose time has come.  It turns out a substantial number of U.S. companies let employees bring their pets to work, and if you’ve ever seen a big office with a few nice dogs walking around, it’s a very soothing sight. 

What could possibly go wrong?

June 1, 2006

Bad news for folks who desperately want to be trampled or gored by a large animal… You’re probably going to have to go to Spain and throw yourself down in front of a charging bull in Pamplona, because the U.S. version of that macho rite of passage just isn’t going to happen.