Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

Care to join me in a dip?

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Blog Guy, as a professional observer of the human condition, you must feel inspired when you see man at  his very best, reaching for the stars, dreaming his dreams.

Indeed I do. For instance, when men and women give their all  to make the biggest taco or egg salad sandwich or pizza , just to get into the world record books.

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But there is an exception. A couple of times a year folks will try to make the world’s biggest batch of hummus, and that’s where they lose me.

hummus bowl 260I’m sorry, but once you fill anything larger than a toilet bowl with hummus, it starts to look pretty damned unappetizing. It just comes across as a whole lot of  something  from a gigantic zit, or like,well, let’s not even go there in mixed company.

The core of a great news photo…

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Dammit Johnson, we’ll make a photojournalist out of you yet! You finally did something right!

I did, Boss?

apple others combo 260Sure. When I sent you out to shoot  the Business Secretary yesterday I didn’t dream you’d manage to get so many shots of him eating an apple.

Crazed grocery robot in lima bean bloodbath!

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Hello Blog Guy, I am Susie, your personal robot. I will be assisting you in your grocery shopping today. What can I fetch for you?

Geez, Susie, you’re funny-looking.

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You are no George Clooney your own self, Blog Guy….

Let’s look at my list here. Go to Produce and bring me some tomatoes and potatoes….

Life in the presidential fast lane…

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Blog Guy, I read that President Barack Obama is on vacation in Hawaii. But I guess if you’re the President, you’re still busy all the time. I mean, the pressure, the demands. What did he do yesterday, for example?

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Let me access his schedule. Um, it looks like the big project for yesterday was “decide on shaved ice.”

And the most popular toy this Christmas is…

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Blog Guy, can you tell me what’s shaping up to be the most popular toy this Christmas? Whatever it is, I want to get one for my little Zoe Belle….

Sure. It looks like those Cabbage Patch People are back in a big way this year, with…

Presenting his Royal Highness, King Keebler!

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Blog Guy, I’m amazed at how many world leaders President Barack Obama has met in his first year in office! Who’s the latest?

I believe yesterday the Obamas welcomed the King and Queen of Keebler Forest to Washington, DC.  We have some photos of the event.

Bleu video: a sexy homage to fromage?

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Bob, it’s me. Your boss. Remember we discussed increasing traffic to your blog? Huh?

Sure, Boss. I’m supposed to blog on Saturdays and Sundays too, 365 days a year, and never take a day off because “days off are for losers,” right?

Woo-hoo! Another stinking fish!

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Blog Guy, you’ve helped a lot of college seniors focus on a career to match their education. As a soon-to-be-graduating philosophy major, what should my next move should be?

That depends. Have you had a lot of offers from the recruiters that philosophy companies send around to the better schools? I mean, is there a respected employer saying he can’t wait to put your philosophy skills to work?

That ain’t corn on the cob, Slick!

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Welcome back to another edition of our popular feature, Stuff Maybe we Should Have Explained in the Caption, but Didn’t.

The captions for these shots from today tell us that Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada “eats with his hands” after a political rally.

Wine angels: wenches on winches?

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Blog Guy, many college seniors depend on you for career advice. Are there any new opportunities out there? I am a woman with a creative writing major. I enjoy swinging from ropes and being around alcoholic beverages. Any advice?

Yes. Look into the exciting field of “wine angelry.” Apparently some hotels and restaurants are now storing their huge wine collections vertically, several stories high, and “wine angels” are sent up to retrieve bottles that are ordered, to entertain diners.