Oddly Enough Blog

Baby, wanna party with a persistent seller?

June 28, 2007

The writer George Orwell would have enjoyed this one. He understood the awesome power of words. It turns out Britain is thinking of removing the term “prostitute” from criminal statutes because – I’m not making this up – it carries too much stigma.

Shiftless crooks clutch over stick…

June 20, 2007

So these two teenagers, armed with a gun, approach a guy outside a pizza place in Georgia, and take his wallet and car keys. Then they jump into his Honda Accord to make their daring getaway, only to find out it has a super high-tech security device, called a stick shift.

The most moronic thief that never was…

June 15, 2007

After analyzing dozens of still photos, and video shot from two angles, and freezing single frames like it’s the Zapruder film, experts agree that the President of the United States did not have his wristwatch stolen. This is quite a blow for me, since I love stories about dumb criminals, and this guy would have been the king of dumb criminals.

Waxing silly over glamour in the slammer

June 5, 2007

Dear Blog Guy,
What’s the silliest thing you’ve seen so far, regarding coverage of Paris Hilton’s hard time in the Big House?
Just Wondering

Christmas present a real hit…

May 16, 2007

Normally criminal gang killings are such a tawdry affair, you have to give some points when somebody tries to make them a little special. Like for instance the suspected drug hitmen in Tijuana who just killed a guy and wrapped him in Christmas gift-wrap for the police to find.

The knight of the living dead?

May 8, 2007

Indian politician Lal Bihari may have the most focused demographic of any campaign in history. He is campaigning for the rights of people who have been declared legally dead by cheating relatives seeking to steal their assets.

Gosh, eternity used to seem a lot longer…

April 16, 2007

Dear Blog Guy,
My soul mate and I want to do something to symbolize our eternal love. You seem to be a man of the world, what do you suggest?
Smitten

Don’t look at that chalk outline, sweetie!

March 26, 2007

Say, what kind of school is this, anyway? It turns out four Albanian teachers have been censured for drunken and lewd behavior in a remote village school after they had sex behind a classroom blackboard. Incensed parents locked the schoolhouse to stop the drinking and sex.

Think “Rocky” meets “Million-Dollar Baby”

March 14, 2007

If there isn’t a movie here, then what is Hollywood for? From Thailand comes news that an imprisoned drug seller will enter the ring next month in a fight not only for a world boxing title, but for her freedom as well.

Travel to Hannibal’s home! Lock up the fava beans, boys!

February 15, 2007

No, thanks.  No matter how many exclamation marks you put beside it, an invitation like this just isn’t too enticing.