Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

Yeah, it makes your butt look big; worst women’s fashions of the year…

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It was a year when models hit the international fashion runways looking like kitchen utensils, nutcrackers, forest creatures and, well, the recently deceased.

BRITAIN/You know it was a bad year in fashion when my blog item that was headlined “The worst dress in the history of Earth?” barely makes it onto my Top 10 Worst Fashions list.

And yes, you know it was a very, very bad year in women’s fashion when the hottest new model featured in this blog was Hulga Fekrat.

Here is my pick of the 10 worst fashion creations of the year. Ladies, most of you will be unwrapping at least one of these over the holidays, so try not to appear repulsed:

The 10 goofiest true stories of the year…

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Don’t tell anybody, but this was a pretty easy year for me.

Even though I write for a Serious News Organization, as a humor blogger I’m allowed to invent strange stuff because I don’t fool anybody, and it’s cheaper than giving me a travel budget.

But in 2010 I was blessed with so many great and goofy TRUE stories, I hardly had to use my imagination at all.

Cutest animals of 2010, O come let us adore them…

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Regular readers know this blog normally overflows with irony, sarcasm and the absurd, and is no place for sloppy sentiment.

Except where animals are concerned. Several times a year, I feature animal photos that I hope will bring a smile and make readers happy to be alive.

The very best of a goofy month…

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Goofy was the operative theme for November.

Statistics for this blog show that readers flocked to items on a goofy breast examination scam, the first goofy look at a future queen and a strange choice for a new piece of art for the Louvre.

HUNGARY/The top three items for the month?

A hard-hitting theory about who may be plotting against our supermarket tabloids, a look at a Victoria’s Secret audience participation gimmick that went horribly wrong, and a self-help test to determine who is smarter, you or your Thanksgiving turkey.

Round up the usual 20,000 people

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Blog Guy, I remember a few months ago your Facebook Blog Network hit 10,000 members. It was a huge deal. So, any idea when you’ll hit the 20,000 mark?

milestone combo 220Indeed, it just happened. I got my 20,000th member two days ago.

Congratulations! You and your staff must be so proud. What did Reuters and Facebook do for you this time?

Best of the month: our own Oktoberfest

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Traffic to this blog was up again last month, thanks to our combination of hard-hitting investigative reporting and news you can use to improve your own life.

october obama 300According to October statistics, readers loved our continued coverage of those Government Death Panels, as well as the fashion help we gave to that woman who wanted to make herself less attractive to men.

Try to remember the best of September…

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If this blog didn’t scare you to death in September, nothing ever will.

OBAMA/Bad jobs, ugly shoes, zombie nuns and more signs the Apocalypse is just around the corner.

But worst of all was the news that to get to the cataclysm, we may have to fly practically standing upright.

“Your comment is important to us…”

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Considering what they say, that you can’t choose your own family, I guess I’ve been pretty lucky with mine.

I’m talking about my blog family, the coterie of far-flung readers who have grown close around my Oddly Enough Blog over the past three years.

The 10 most popular posts for August

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My blog’s visits and page views were up nicely in August, as readers continued to snap up news and information to make their lives a little better.

SPAIN/They flocked to our tips on eating lunch for free, women’s attire for hiking, and our analysis of the entertainment industry’s next Angelina Jolie.

Top 10 stupid blog posts for July

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I just couldn’t be more proud.

VIETNAMFor July, readers of my blog continued to reveal their well-rounded, eclectic and sophisticated tastes by clicking in large numbers on a wide variety of useful topics.

They went for the arts – our item about Hell’s Orchestra – and travel, for our exposé of brutal forced shopping in Hong Kong, and a God-awful idea for a tourist attraction.