Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Most of us have favorite words, and it is a very personal choice. We enjoy the images they evoke and the sound that they make.
My own favorite word may be haberdasher. Most of us learn that word when we are taught that Harry Truman started out as one. Then we never use it again.
Man, I love it when true stuff is stranger than anything I could make up for my blog. I mean, it’s like having a day off.
So I’m looking at an e-mail from the Pottery Barn folks, and down below the duvet covers and patchwork quilts I see something called Safety Recall Information. It informs me the chain is recalling a hammock stand.
Sure, there’s my sister Alice. She lives in Dallas.
Does Alice have a nice house in Dallas?
Nice? It’s a palace!
A palace in Dallas for Alice?
She even has a sculpture in the garden.
A sculpture? Of what?
I’m sorry to say, it’s a phallus.
Sorry? You harbor malice toward Alice’s phallus in Dallas?
Well, perhaps I am callous.
But I thought you also had a sister named Susie.
Yeah. The floozy. She carries an Uzi…
I have to go now, Blog Guy. You just keep on talking.
Actress Alice Braga poses at the premiere of her new film “The Rite” in Hollywood, January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Well, it so happens that right now I am very busy designing a successor to the incredible Basler BT-67 airplane.
Blog Guy, it’s me, the private detective you hired to track down your birth family when you found out you were adopted. I have great news for you!
I’ve found your family and I’m sending photos of your closest relatives, including your two brothers, in this picture at the top.
Blog Guy, I’ve been reading your blog for some time now. You strike me as a deep thinker, a philosopher, a guy who ponders heavy concepts in the middle of the night. Am I right?
Blog Guy, you haven’t mentioned your brother, Basil, in a while.
I believe you once told us he works overseas, in an expatriate job. He’s an expert at export, as I recall?
No, he’s no longer an expat export expert. Basil left for a career as a folk musician. He moved to the Gulf, to play guitar in Doha.
U.S. Navy breaks railgun record
The U.S. Navy says it has shattered a record with its futuristic electromagnetic railgun by firing a projectile with enough force to launch 33 Volkswagen Beetles 100 miles all at once.
I guess I really don’t get out enough, because this video report, which I did NOT make up, is the first I’ve heard of the Navy’s so-called railgun project, with a logo and everything.
Blog Guy, it’s me, your editor. Did you see that incredible season finale of the hit series Mad Men, with that cliffhanger where Don Draper…
Stop, Boss! We don’t allow spoilers here.
Oh. Anyway, I was thinking since your last blog of the season is coming up, you could end it with some cliffhangers so people would come back next season.