Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

Top 10 items that make milk come out of my nose…


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In recent days I’ve done yearly lists of the year’s goofiest photos, readers’ favorite items in my blog and the best headlines.

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If you never liked this blog, today is no time to try to acquire a taste for it. If you didn’t like these items the first time around, well, they haven’t gotten any better, that’s for sure.

But my dear friends know that on Christmas Day I’ll be reaching out to them to read these items aloud and cackle uncontrollably. And hey, over the holidays isn’t that what Caller ID and temporary restraining orders are all about?

The Steamy Lingerie Models who Saved Christmas!


I got nothing and I’m in big trouble.

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My publisher gave me a hefty advance to write a feel-good new Christmas story for children, to take its place up there with “The Polar Express” and such-like.

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A very special holiday time at the blog


Blog Guy, do you have anything special coming up in your blog for the holidays?

Do I!

Do you?

Yes, that’s what I meant by “Do I! “


Traditionally the end of the year is a time of lists and recognition, and I’m starting off tomorrow with the closely-watched Goofiest Photos of the Year announcement.

Then comes the Top Ten Blog Items of the Year as measured by reader page views, followed by my personal list of favorite posts for the year. And of course the annual Oddly Enough Blog staff photo, some thank-yous, etc.

Have yourself a creepy little Christmas?


Blog Guy, I loved reading that you have too much Christmas spirit. This is most wonderful time of the year, right? Don’t you just LOVE all the Christmas songs?

Well, yes, all except the creepy ones.

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I wasn’t aware that there are any creepy ones.

Then you haven’t been paying attention. Over the past 500 years some pretty sick stuff has flown in under the “Peace on Earth” radar.

Now, a toast to the martyrs!



Yo Blog Guy, we had our office holiday party last night and some of the folks got SO hammered!

That’s just pathetic. There’s a reason why binge drinkers are reviled. Boozers, guzzlers, drunken buttheads, lush-faced rum-suckers, martyrs, winos, souses, sots….

And the most popular toy this Christmas is…


Blog Guy, can you tell me what’s shaping up to be the most popular toy this Christmas? Whatever it is, I want to get one for my little Zoe Belle….

Sure. It looks like those Cabbage Patch People are back in a big way this year, with…

Heartwarming holiday story restores my faith in man…


Blog Guy, I recall from earlier years that you suffer from a serious problem at Christmas?

Yes, I have too much holiday spirit. It makes me giddy, and I’m no good until something brings me back down to earth, like a very special seasonal story. You know the recent attack on Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, where a guy threw a souvenir statuette that broke two of his teeth and gashed his lip.

Clawing, cloying, most annoying: cats in the news!


“Bob, I’m disappointed. Your blog used to have great coverage of cat news, but you seem to be ignoring them these days so you can write about cheese and fashion.”

You make a fair point. I’ve reported too little cat news lately.

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Let’s see. President Barack Obama has criticized “fat cat bankers” – an image which cats find extremely offensive, by the way.  And, we have a shot of the Kitty Nativity, over there in France.

Presenting his Royal Highness, King Keebler!


Blog Guy, I’m amazed at how many world leaders President Barack Obama has met in his first year in office! Who’s the latest?

I believe yesterday the Obamas welcomed the King and Queen of Keebler Forest to Washington, DC.  We have some photos of the event.

Is this Sax Fifth Avenue?



Lots of readers ask me, “Bob, if that famous author Franz Kafka, who wrote very, very weird stuff, had decided to do something else, what would it have been?”

And I always tell them, he would have been a photographer, and people would now talk about Kafkaesque photos instead of Kafkaesque stories. Here, you can see an example of the kind of picture Kafka would have….