Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

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Say, Blog Guy, whatever happened to that coveted position you used to write about, the Queen of the Entire World?

queen of world vertical 240I remember you used to tell us whenever someone new got the title, but that motorcycle chick in the gold lamé swimsuit and stilettos seems to have reigned for some time now.

Yeah, we’ve all been busy with other things, so thanks for reminding me.  It turns out there is a very good new candidate for the title.

Do tell!

How does this sound? Blue knit bikini, billowing aqua cape and a giant feathered headdress….

There were no floats? I didn’t notice!

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Okay, it seems a large fire swept through Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival center this week, “destroying thousands of costumes and floats and throwing preparations for Brazil’s annual festival of hedonism into chaos.”

BRAZIL-CARNIVAL/I know this is a serious thing. They work pretty hard all year long on that stuff, and Carnival starts in three weeks.

Don’t Basque, don’t tell…

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Blog Guy, in the past you’ve criticized Spain for things like bullfighting, the running of the bulls in Pamplona, and that thing where they ride horses through fire. Don’t they have any normal traditions?

festival guy entrails 320Sure. Just a couple of days ago we covered carnival celebrations up in the Basque region, and I’ve been looking at our photos of that.