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News, but not the serious kind

Goofy new attraction for Doughnut Day

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Blog Guy, did I read someplace that your Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop is turning into a wax museum as well?

Well, not exactly, but in the tourist entertainment business it’s a fact of life that you have to have a couple of wax figures, just to pull the hayseeds in off the streets.

hortons doughnut 340Warm doughnuts and goofy faces aren’t enough anymore?

Sadly, apparently not. So I got a very good deal on a wax Paul McCartney and Barack Obama.

Why were they such a bargain?

Just look at them! They’re horrible! No facial expressions, no life, they might as well have WAX stamped on their foreheads.

You must be the Head Bear

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Blog Guy, I need you to settle a bet with the guy who’s asphalting my nephew’s driveway.

Yes, yes, fine, that’s my sole purpose for living, to settle bets. What is it this time?

Bring your banker, we’re grilling out!

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OBAMA/Well, you really screwed up this time, Blog Guy!

You’re talking about yesterday’s posting, right?

You bet. You got all up on your high horse about the British elections, and made it sound like the Europeans are barbaric because they dissolve governments and hang parliaments. Like the U.S.A. is so much more civilized.

I know. Don’t rub it in.

So what happens? That VERY afternoon I go to the lead story on reuters.com, and what do you think I see?

Hey, we’re out of paper towels!

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Blog Guy, I see that President and Mrs. Obama had a little getaway this weekend. That’s nice, especially after those worrisome signs of stress you wrote about recently. So what did they do?

They went to North Carolina and toured the famed Biltmore Estate. It was a rare opportunity for them to see a historic mansion and be surrounded by priceless antiques.

Mr. Prime Minister, meet Nobody…

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Blog Guy, I worry that President Obama is under too much pressure, what with the economy, health care reform and all that stuff. Any sign that he may not be able to handle the stress?

obama intro combo this 260Well, you’re not the only one who is concerned about that.

At this week’s Nuclear Security Summit here in Washington, the president seemed to be imagining guests who weren’t there.

Some frickin’ chicken, Mr. President?

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Blog Guy, can you please settle a bet I have with my boyfriend? Has President Obama ever seen a whole lot of fried chicken before?

You know, I would have said yes, because he does get around, but judging from his expression here I’m now thinking maybe this was his first time.

Does Obama have your back?

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Blog Guy, you know a lot of inside Washington stuff. I hear President Obama is very savvy as far as technology is concerned.

OBAMA/Not really. He tends to prefer doing backberry messages, which are very low-tech.

Two, four, six, eight, who we gonna radiate?

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Hi Blog Guy, it’s me! The aspiring photojournalist you’ve been mentoring. Looks like you’ve got me for another semester!

Cripes. What do you want now?

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Well, I have kind of a devious question. Let’s say I’m shooting a politician, but I want a very, very subtle way to make him look good, so readers will form a subliminal positive opinion.

The Goofiest Photos of the Year…

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I’ll admit my blog isn’t very good, but without goofy photos it would be far worse. Trust me. So this is the big day when I reveal the five goofiest photos of 2009. Below are two through five, in no particular order.

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You will now cluck like a chicken!

I’ve got something odd to ask, your Holiness!

You may kiss the bride… No thanks!

Schcuse me… Is thish the schtable?

And now, for the moment we’ve all been waiting for, GOOFIEST SHOT OF THE YEAR, which I’ve saved just for today. The envelope please… It is the only known photo of a U.S. first lady giving the stink-eye to an earthworm. It don’t get no goofier than this!

Obama in hot water at home?

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Blog Guy, what does President Obama do in his spare time? He must have a lot of it, because he doesn’t have to commute to work or anything like that.

obama water heater combo 180Obama like to putter around the house. He’s quite a handyman. For instance, yesterday he diverted his motorcade for a stop at a suburban Home Depot, to pick up a new water heater for the White House.