Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Today, I’m wondering what the frick paintings attributed to Adolf Hitler are doing on the auction block.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think art can only be good if the artist passes some morality test, but this strikes me as being absurd beyond belief. Sadly, I sat by in silence when they auctioned stuff like:
Pol Pot’s Hummel figurines
Vlad the Impaler’s fondue forks
A Barbie coloring book badly filled in by Idi Amin
Caligula’s baseball mitt
Patio furniture hand-crafted by Stalin
But this Hitler thing is just too much. I mean, where does a conversation go after…
“Hey, that’s a real nice painting over your sofa there, Herb.”
Blog Guy, They say you have incredible resources, and you can set up shots of the wildest fantasies. Is that true?
Like most young women, I dream of doing a porn movie with a 75-year-old guy, while an orangutuan whistles “Dixie.” I can see him now, in a red loin cloth and blue kimono…
Blog Guy, you did a thing on Treasury Secretary Smiley Geithner recently that I felt didn’t give him enough credit.
You know what I mean. I’ve heard he is a great speaker who really brings the financial crisis to life for audiences young and old.
HUGE news in the literary world! A newly discovered portrait of William Shakespeare is being billed as the only authentic image of him painted WHILE HE WAS ALIVE.
I told them this man is NOT Shakespeare, based on the sporty necktie and modern suit. But it turns out they meant the dude on the left, with the doily on his shoulders.
In the big surprise of the week, a survey has found that two out of three Britons have lied about reading books they didn’t really read!
Wow, call Woodward and Bernstein!
It turns out they lie most about “War and Peace,” which of course no human has ever finished, and “Ulysses” by somebody named Joyce, whoever she was.
Okay, this university over in Liverpool has just launched a Master of Arts degree in The Beatles. Presumably graduates may now claim to have what I guess will be called an MBA, or Masters of Beatles Appreciation.
Just what I thought! A tacky blond wig, mustache and sideburns, like somethin’ out of Sgt. Pepper’s Frickin’ Lonely Hearts Club Band!
I’m onto you, Eddie! Oh, you think I didn’t spot your stupid photo on that Oddly Enough blog, wearin’ your 1960s disguise and slurping Andre Cold Duck at a Hungarian Fashion Show?