Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

Grande fashion: better latte than never!


You’ve probably noticed that along with coffee, your local Starbucks is now selling CDs, books, medical equipment and automotive parts.

What does this retail giant have in store for us next? Well, Bucks just unveiled its new line of women’s clothes at Milan Fashion Week. Soon, chicks will be able to wardrobe-up from head to toe while ordering their caffeine fix.

Now I guess the same clown that messes up your coffee order will sell you shoes, dresses, etc., all carefully designed to look good while holding a cardboard cup holder. Warning: if you want a small dress, you need to ask for a “large.”

“I’ll take the cobalt blue cocktail dress, the indigo sweater and the sunglasses, please.”

She’s a really haute potato…


Bog Guy, am I losing my mind? I live in New York, and I thought I saw Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head here over the weekend!

Yeah, they were there for New York Fashion Week. Mrs. Potato Head organized a fashion event for potato women.

Kids, it’s PEE-licious!


Okay, so this organization in India plans to launch a new soft drink made from cow urine. I am not making this up.

Which of course means that right now there’s a marketing firm brainstorming ways to sell this stuff.

I’ll have more of those chewy round things!


Blog Guy, I was recently in Bolivia, at a little restaurant on the outskirts of La Paz, and I had a WONDERFUL soup called “caldo de cardan.” ! really felt great afterwards and it even cured my hangover!

Say no more. Brown stuff in white gravy?

That’s it! What’s that yum-yum stuff in it?

Boiled bull’s penis and testicles. You find it in restaurants located near slaughterhouses. Use Yahoo Yellow Pages to find the nearest shop where you can buy the ingredients.

Isn’t there someone YOU want to offend?


Blog Guy, last week you ran a blog item about that chicken wing eating contest. That photo with the squishy chewed stuff and grease and everything, I don’t think it’s possible to get any grosser than that.

It is if you can crop a picture. See below.

Ewww! My gag reflex is kicking in! Aren’t you afraid that image will reduce traffic to your blog?

Location, location, locomotion!


Good morning, sir, and and congratulations on your new restaurant!

Thank you! You’re my first customers.

We’d like your finest table.

You must sit over here, then. It has our very best view!

Thank you. View of what?

Why, these long metal things with wooden cross-ties. It’s quite a phenomenon – they seem to stretch out forever! Plus, if you enjoy background music you can hear a whistle off in the distance!

You haven’t been here long, have you? Maybe we’ll move over to…

I LOVE a man with a slick smile!


I just don’t know how the Oscars can turn a blind eye, year after year.

For my money, the best actress award should go to these chicks who manage to look like they really want to be hanging onto the greasy-mouthed guy who ate the most chicken wings in the Wing Bowl.

You can’t learn that kind of acting in drama school. Behind thin smiles, these women are praying for a way to flee when the winner’s 203 masticated wings reverse direction and head north.

Dear, you look positively radishing!


Here’s a video report on a cook who also uses vegetables to make clothes and stuff, like for instance the carrot wig on this lady in the screen grab.

Now, I could write cute stuff about 24-carrot accessories, leek chic, unbeetable fashions, dressing in the legume room… but I’m way too mature for that.

Welcome to New South Whales, mate!


Quick quiz: The famous “Flying Doctor” service in New South Wales, Australia, which carries folks to medical help from remote areas, is getting larger airplanes because…

1. Their coverage area has grown

2. Bird flu is expected to take a huge toll

3. They need to fly to farther hospitals

4. People are getting too large to fit in the ones they’re using now

Yep, it’s that last thing. The planes now in use can only carry people weighing up to 308 pounds, but they’re getting new ones so they can handle jumbo patients up to 573 pounds. I am not making this up.

Most important meal of the day?


New research has found that teens who skip breakfast as middle school students tend to have sex at an earlier age than those who start the day with a proper meal.

You may want to read that sentence again. I don’t blame you.

Exactly how some scientist even THOUGHT to look into this is way beyond me, and I’m not sure what to make of it.