Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Wow, Blog Guy, another year down the toilet. And what a goofy year it was.
I’ll say! I was talking about that with my blog staff at our holiday party, which as you can see was quite a glamorous affair…
What do all those people on your staff do anyway, Blog Guy?
Lots of stuff. They scour the world for odd pictures and video and stories for me. I mean, what did you think, that junk just comes to me on some machine?
As a result of their great teamwork, in 2009 this blog got more page views than ANY OTHER Reuters blog! And we have dozens of popular blogs, written by some really smart people like Felix Salmon and James Pethokoukis.
Salmon? Pethokoukis? You just made up those names, right?
Maybe, but the part about me getting the most page views is true. And a Facebook Blog Network with more than 5,000 members, too.
You make a fair point. I’ve reported too little cat news lately.
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.
Blog Guy, I want to get in on that fantasy service you have for readers. Got any money left in this year’s budget?
Yeah, but it’s going fast. what do you want? Hurry up!
Um, um, okay, I wanna see actor George Clooney singing that Carley Simon classic “You’re So Vain.” Can you arrange that?
Bob, you certainly seem to be in a good mood this morning. What’s up?
Wow, congratulations! What do you think appeals to people most about your blog?
Oh, I think these are mostly folks who joined by accident, thinking they were ordering cheap medication or online lunch meat or something, but still, here they are.
Blog Guy, you seem to think you’re an entertainment blogger, but all you cover is American stuff. Other countries DO have movies and television as well.
I happen to know the German Bambi media awards were held recently. How about paying some attention to those?
Blog Guy, I saw a photo of a ballerina smoking, which really disturbed me. I think of everything having to do with ballet as being healthy and squeaky-clean.
You couldn’t be more wrong. As an art form, classic ballet makes rap look like gospel singing. At least this ballerina is smoking backstage. Until fairly recently, dancers smoked and took swigs from vodka bottles while dancing onstage.
Well, I thought maybe if you used a few more gratuitous photos from the big Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York it might artificially pump up your weekend numbers. I know it’s a cheap trick, but times are hard.
Blog Guy, I’m looking to hire an entertainer for my daughter’s fourth birthday party. Can you recommend somebody who makes balloon animals? I want the very best.
Sure. I’d go for this guy in China. Look how good he is.
Uh, I think that’s his famous Yellow Earthworm with Green Scales.”
Blog Guy, you’re a dolt. That man is a chef. He’s cutting cucumbers with a sharp cleaver on a balloon, to show his technique.
Blog Guy, help settle an argument with my wife. What’s the most popular dance? I say it’s the tango, but she says it’s the samba. So? So? Which is it?