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Sleeping with Michael Jackson’s stuff?

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Blog Guy, I need some personal advice from a supportive, caring person. Have you read about that Michael Jackson thing in Japan? You can spend the night of June 25th, the anniversary of his death, actually sleeping amid Jackson’s belongings at an exhibit in Tokyo.

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Oh Lord…. No, no, no… Please don’t make me be supportive.

But I’m such a huge Jackson fan! PLEASE say it’s normal to do this!

USA/Okay, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but if you liked him that much, and you have a chance to spend a night in opulence surrounded by his things, I guess…

Not so much with the opulence. We’d be sleeping on the floor.

Oh. Well still, I guess if it’s free….

No, we have to pay up to $1,000 to sleep on the floor.

Yikes. Help me out here. I suppose if you already have a ticket…

I don’t have a ticket. We can start lining up for those a month before the event.

Look, I’m up against the wall. I’m trying not to tell you this is the single most moronic thing I’ve ever heard…

Opening a big Cannes of publicity?

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Blog Guy, since you’re writing a lot about that Cannes Film Festival, I have a question. I believe the top prize there is called the Palme d’Or.  How would you describe that?

FILM-CANNES/I’d have to say it’s prestigious.

Really? It’s interesting that that’s the word you would choose.

You’re not listening. I said, I’d HAVE TO SAY it’s prestigious. Apparently it’s our official adjective for it. Look down below, at the caption for this photo of Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, taken a week ago.

Guitarist gets the blues, lots of them…

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Prepare to be dazzled. I think I can step in here to solve a puzzling medical mystery, just like that Dr. House guy on television.

playboy 3d 2 300We have a story saying this rock guitarist claims he got sick after taking too many Viagra tablets, and “could not see straight for days.”

Robin O’Hood, and Little John, the Leprechaun?

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Blog Guy, I read that the actor Russell Crowe  stormed out of a radio interview after suggestions that he had made the quintessentially British legend Robin Hood sound Irish in his latest movie.

robin hood still this 300Yes. A BBC reporter said his impression from Crowe’s performance was that “Robin Hood was an Irishman who took frequent holidays in Australia.”

The latest ingenews from Cannes!

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Blog Guy, are you covering that big-deal Cannes Film Festival that’s going on now?

zombie cannes 2 240Sure, if  by “covering” you mean sitting 3,000 miles away from it and looking at our photos and making stuff up, then you bet I am!

Let’s hear it for Number Two!

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Quick quiz: The photos you see here show…

manny rally 2 220a) the staff break room at a typical workplace in heaven

b) the foyer of Hugh Hefner’s mansion at 7 a.m.

c) a thoughtful “Welcome Back” gift for golfer Tiger Woods

d) a rally for a presidential candidate in the Philippines

Surprisingly, the correct answer is that political rally thing. This was one of the final campaign events for candidate Manny Villar before voting day.

What surprises me isn’t so much that this is how Manny’s rallies look, but rather that, according to recent polls, he’s only in SECOND place.

The Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boys….

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Blog Guy, somebody told me about a very unusual military orchestra the Russians have, but I don’t believe them. Do you know what I’m talking about?

Yes, probably the Bashful Brass, a group made up entirely of undercover secret agents, so they can’t let their faces be seen when they perform.

Just a little slice of life…

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Blog Guy, what’s the scariest thing you’ve seen this week?

This photo, showing some dude walking barefoot on the razor-sharp blade of a giant knife.

CHINAAh. You mean because he might slash his feet, right?

No.

Oh, right. You mean because he’s high up, and he might lose his balance and fall off and smash on the ground?

Naked Noon in Saskatoon?

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It is dusk in the cabin. The door opens and a brawny lumberjack enters the bedroom, tossing his mighty ax in the corner.

CANADA/He gazes at a sultry young woman in the bed. She is clad only in flannel pajamas, woolen mittens and a hat with fur earflaps pulled down.

The little bear who was too cute to be real

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Okay zoo staffers, I’m sick to death of all the other zoos in the world getting famous from really adorable animal babies. Polar bears and elephants and such-like. And don’t even get me STARTED on the pandas!

RUSSIA/All we ever come up with are butt-ugly animals who make the school children cry and run away in horror.