Oddly Enough Blog

Free advice from the Blog of Death

November 29, 2007

Blog Guy, I avidly read your advice for college seniors considering careers,  and it has saved me from a number of bad decisions in areas like  homemade submarines, trolleybus electricity, and so on.  Any new career information? You should write a book!

“Wait! This gig offers dental, right?”

November 26, 2007

I’m getting a stream of e-mails from college seniors, frantic over what kind of career to choose in just a few months. Okay, write this down: if there is a job opportunity in which you are expected to hold an apple in your mouth while a dude the color of a Smurf slices into it with a chainsaw, that is not a career for you, even if it pays $8.20 an hour and is sort of show business.

I HATE when Sarge plays polkas!

November 26, 2007

Dear Dad,

Well, things are going okay here at basic training. The guys are swell. We do have a mean, nasty drill sergeant who isn’t too bright. He has this piece of exercise equipment he thinks is an accordion, and he throws himself into trying to play it.

Gosh, this sub really dives fast!

November 20, 2007

Blog Guy, you’re always saying to be careful in choosing a career. I just got a brochure inviting me to check out the world of homemade submarines, and I just don’t see the downside.

“I told you to SHARE the peanuts!”

November 19, 2007

flight-chin-160.jpgBlog Guy, I’m a flight attendant. I hear there is a fantasy camp where those in my profession can take out our frustrations. Do you know about that?

“Give ‘er another thump, Earl!”

November 19, 2007

Blog Guy, I need advice. I’m enlisting in the army, but I’m not sure what my specialty should be. I know there are some bad jobs that folks should avoid. Help!

You call THIS a pie?

November 9, 2007

Today we have photos from the World Pie Championship. But these are called  “Scotch pies,” even though there is no Scotch in them, nor is there any pie, for that matter. A pie is a specific kind of dessert, with a filling you can describe in exactly two words, like key lime or mom’s apple or warm cherry.

“It’s a hook! It’s a rook!”

November 5, 2007

chess-2-140.jpgSome readers will think I’m making this up. There was just a championship competition in chess boxing, a sport with alternating rounds of boxing, chess, boxing, chess, like that.  See, I warned you.

What do you mean, “ten, nine, eight…”

October 9, 2007

Okay, this career question came up a month ago with Holler if you see a flame, Bernie! and I’m starting to worry that it may be a trend.

Hit me with a shovel – seriously, go ahead!

August 30, 2007

New college classes are starting now, and if your course load looks like this…

    Run over by a car 101 Kicked in the head 101 Gut-shot 101 Enveloped in flames 101 Algebra 101

…then you must be a freshman at the “Hollywood Stunts” academy, I guess with a minor in math. If these sound like the sort of activities you’ve been doing for free all your life, you may want to attend the academy and turn them into a glamorous, if painful, career. Have a look at our photo slideshow: