Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

And then, the Mama Grizzly said…


Blog Guy, you set up a lot of fantasy shots for your readers, and we appreciate them. Maybe it’s time to share one of your own fantasies with us.

Well, since you mention it, this photo would be a great example of one of my ultimate fantasies.

Wow, I’ve had that same one, having chicks feed me from a bottle and I don’t have to do anything but sit there. Well done, Blog Guy!

You must be an idiot. See, MY dream would be to HOLD one of those really adorable, cuddly polar bear or panda cubs. I can’t imaging anything more fun.

It’s a jungle out there…



Johnson, get your butt into my office!

What did I do now, Boss? I thought I was improving as a news photographer.

GERMANY/You are! I see all of our clients used YOUR photos of new those tiger cubs at the zoo. It’s as if the competition didn’t even send anybody!

They did send a photographer, Boss. The tigers ate him. It was pretty gross.

And while this poor guy was being torn limb from limb, you just kept shooting the cute little cubs?

Three great inventions we really need…



Blog Guy, apart from writing textbooks and making airplanes, what do you do with your time?

I dabble at inventing. Someday one of my ideas will catch on, and that will be my ticket out of this dump.

Bamboozle small pandas for a living?


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Blog Guy,  I’ve read that some pandas are being reintroduced into the wild. This fascinates me, but I worry that panda cubs raised around humans won’t be able to adapt.

panda costumes combo 280That’s not an issue. All the humans these cubs come in contact with are dressed as pandas.

Cutest animals of 2010, O come let us adore them…


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Regular readers know this blog normally overflows with irony, sarcasm and the absurd, and is no place for sloppy sentiment.

Except where animals are concerned. Several times a year, I feature animal photos that I hope will bring a smile and make readers happy to be alive.

Round up the usual 20,000 people



Blog Guy, I remember a few months ago your Facebook Blog Network hit 10,000 members. It was a huge deal. So, any idea when you’ll hit the 20,000 mark?

milestone combo 220Indeed, it just happened. I got my 20,000th member two days ago.

Congratulations! You and your staff must be so proud. What did Reuters and Facebook do for you this time?

A heartwarming holiday tradition…


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Blog Guy, this is the Sunday before Thanksgiving, our family’s favorite day of the year! Our children, Paige and Preston, know this is P-Day, the day your blog is devoted entirely to “Cute Stuff That Begins with the Letter P.”

putin dog 240The children are sitting here with their steaming mugs of cocoa, their eyes sparkling with excitement. What do you have for them?

All the cute you need….


Blog Guy, I’ve had a very draining week, and I need something to cheer me up.

I hear  you. I’ve had kind of an emotional roller coaster ride myself this week.

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch…


Kids, gather ’round for another bedtime story. I know how you love really evil characters. Let’s see. We’ve covered Hannibal Lecter, Vlad the Impaler, Rod Blagojevich, Mad King Ludwig…

Okay, Timmy and Sally, turn the lights out, get under the covers, and I’ll tell you about a naturalist named Chris Packham…

Lower your blood pressure in 10 seconds…


Blog Guy, I remember when you used to run photos of really cute animals now and then, to lower people’s blood pressure. You haven’t done that recently.

Nah, my blood pressure is fine now.

But what about us? Your readers? Couldn’t you just find one extraordinarily wonderful shot that brightened your whole month, and use that really big?