Oddly Enough Blog

If it’s bumpy, best be jumpy…

January 31, 2008

If you’re like me, you don’t enjoy spending too much time around hand grenades. So when I see a photo like this, I am both amazed and curious at the wide variety. I guess grenades are kind of like doughnuts, where there used to be just one flavor, but now there are dozens. This has got to complicate life more than you’d like.

The long and winding rodent…

January 30, 2008

Blog guy, since the “Year of the Rat” is about to begin, it seems to me that you need to do a better job of keeping us up on rodent news. That’s why many of us come to your blog.

It’s easy to tell the drinkers by their teeth…

January 29, 2008

Hey, Blog Guy. I just got a nice new bottle opener for Christmas, and it made me curious to know how they open beers in other countries?

Got Haggis? Happy entrails to you…

January 23, 2008

A frequent topic here is “Stuff you Wouldn’t Put in your Mouth for a Million Dollars.” This brings us to a Reuters story about haggis, a Scottish dish which is basically a sheep’s heart, liver and lungs wrapped inside its stomach lining. In other words, sort of like a turducken gone terribly wrong.

Are you stupid enough to sign?

January 7, 2008

We ran a story about this tavern whose chicken wings are so spicy, folks who order them have to sign a waiver saying they won’t sue. We immediately heard from readers who said they know lots of places that do the same. Are you KIDDING? So, “If you eat our food and go into a coma that’s tough,” is now a marketing strategy?

Snail caviar: a rough roe to haute

December 21, 2007

If your family is like mine, you’re always looking for new parts of the snail to eat. In France, they’re serving snail caviar, and after years of trying to improve this delicacy, it seems to be catching on.

It’s Tuscan? That’s in Arizona, right?

December 3, 2007

Hey, Blog Guy! Last week you wrote about some Ruffles that you said would sell for $200,000 at auction. I like potato chips as much as anybody, but who would pay that much?

Ewwwww! Buddy, get a hanky!

November 28, 2007

Quick quiz: the guy in this newsphoto…

a) should have had that growth on his face looked at long ago
b) needs to learn to use a handkerchief in public
c) believes this ugly thing will earn more than $200,000 at an auction

“I told you to SHARE the peanuts!”

November 19, 2007

flight-chin-160.jpgBlog Guy, I’m a flight attendant. I hear there is a fantasy camp where those in my profession can take out our frustrations. Do you know about that?

Get in the Jacuzzi, Susie!

November 15, 2007

Blog guy, you seem to know quite a bit about sophisticated stuff.  A friend gave me some Beaujolais Nouveau, and I’d like to cook her a special meal and open the bottle. What food goes great with this wine?