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Relive my childhood HOW?

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Welcome back to a new installment of our popular feature, “Stuff Maybe We Should Have Mentioned in the Photo Caption, but didn’t.”

The actual captions on these photos tell us we’re seeing a truck where folks get free ice cream along with massages and manicures. The captions say the experience is “meant to be a new spin for adults to relive their childhood.” That’s really what they say.

Yeah, this sure takes me back to my boyhood on Primrose Lane, in Indianapolis.

Every Thursday in the summer, me and my pals Marty and Herbie would eagerly wait for the big truck to arrive on our block, and scamper aboard for our little massages and manicures.

We loved it, even though it’s not easy eating ice cream while you’re getting a massage and manicure.

Be sure to wear some flour in your hair…

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Welcome back to a regular little feature we like to call, “Stuff maybe we should have mentioned in the photo caption, but didn’t.”

Pay close attention. I know this guy here looks like somebody with pieces of bread taped onto his head.

Putting the pull back in polo?

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WATER POLO

Today we have what may be the mother of all editions of our popular regular feature, “Stuff Maybe We Should Have Mentioned in the Photo Caption, but didn’t.”

WATER POLO/What you’re seeing here are photos from our coverage of the recent European Water Polo Championships in Zagreb.

Ya want cuffs on those trousers?

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Welcome to a very mysterious installment of our popular feature, “Stuff Maybe We Should Have Mentioned in the Photo Caption, but didn’t.”

MOTORCYCLING-MOTOGP/The actual one-sentence caption for this photo identifies the subject as a “Rizla umbrella girl,” and says she is “posing” at some motorcycle race. That’s it, I swear.

Ewwwwwww, we must be in France!

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Welcome back to our ever-popular feature, “Stuff Maybe We Should Have Mentioned in the Photo Caption, but didn’t.”

tour crop 180Today we see riders in the Tour de France, and the caption informs us they are being greeted by “fans.”

They do WHAT to themselves?

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Well, it’s time for my holiday posting, so let’s see if I can find some nice Easter Bunny shots, or….

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww!

PHILIPPINES/You know, as I sometimes remind readers, my job is to look at pictures so you don’t have to, and around the world, Good Friday seems to be getting bloodier and bloodier.

Jeez officer, just THROW your gun at the target!

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Welcome back to another installment of our regular feature, “Stuff Maybe we Should have Explained in the Caption, but Didn’t.” We are told these officers are holding targets during a demonstration to demand “more resources to combat violence…”

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Resources? What kind of resources?

BELGIUM-POLICE/Better training? It looks like not a single one of them seems to be able to hit a target. I say fire ‘em all and hire cops who can hit something!

Which half of ‘em is naked?

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Okay, I’ve got another small quibble with our photo captions. The actual caption for the pictures you see here begins, “People take part in a half naked “Santa run…”

While it is true that most of them are not wearing shirts or pants, I don’t see anybody I’d call “half naked.” I just see people who aren’t fully clothed.

That ain’t corn on the cob, Slick!

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Welcome back to another edition of our popular feature, Stuff Maybe we Should Have Explained in the Caption, but Didn’t.

The captions for these shots from today tell us that Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada “eats with his hands” after a political rally.

Agriculture culture in the paddy, daddy!

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Welcome back to our regular feature, Stuff Maybe we Should Have Explained in the Caption, but Didn’t.

Our full caption for this photo, which you may read below and which I did not tamper with, tells us this pianist is performing during a concert in the middle of a rice paddy in Taiwan.