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News, but not the serious kind
Well, not exactly, but in the tourist entertainment business it’s a fact of life that you have to have a couple of wax figures, just to pull the hayseeds in off the streets.
Warm doughnuts and goofy faces aren’t enough anymore?
Sadly, apparently not. So I got a very good deal on a wax Paul McCartney and Barack Obama.
Why were they such a bargain?
Just look at them! They’re horrible! No facial expressions, no life, they might as well have WAX stamped on their foreheads.
Blog Guy, we’re all aware that there is tough competition among contenders for the summer exhibition at your Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop there in Washington. A few days ago you published the all-time goofiest Michelle Obama photo, which seems impossible to beat. Has Hillary Clinton just given up on winning the contest?
Far from it. Clinton has hired world-famous goofy face coach Hamid Karzai and is working long hours with him to perfect her best faces.
Blog Guy, I see all these very inspiring pictures of first lady Michelle Obama visiting classes in schools, and the kids seem to love her. How does she establish that instant rapport?
I believe normally she begins by challenging them to a fistfight.
WHAT? Are you out of your mind?
Yes, I probably am, but let’s answer your questions in order. I think she says, “Hello class,” and they say, “Hello Ms. Obama.”
Blog Guy, I was glad to see you’re closely following the events at that Cannes Film Festival over there in France. Boy, all the big stars are all there to push their latest movies, aren’t they?
Oh, grow up. The big names come to Cannes for just one thing these days, to get noticed by the Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop.
No, not to a careful wordsmith. Flotilla has more of a military connotation, like a small fleet of ships. Very often, a flotilla is organized for a specific tactical purpose.
Well, we’re having a majestic sailing regatta on the Potomac.
So you have a ship?
No. One ship is not a regatta. We have dozens.
Wow! That’s a lotta regatta!
And they’re all carrying those famous clay warriors from China. It’s a terracotta regatta.
Blog Guy, you said the Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop was having some kind of a gala formal affair where you give out awards and stuff. What happened with that?
It’s coming. We only just found our Prom Queen, Hulga, the perfect young lady to reign at this great event along with Lamar, our longtime Goofmeister.
Blog Guy, you haven’t written much about your beloved Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop lately. You got anything new to unveil for the summer tourist season?
Hey, thanks for asking. We’re in an odd situation this summer. We can only open one new exhibit, and both first lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton want to be the subject.
Let’s face it. I am never going to run out of goofy photos. Our photo service issues more than 1,500 pictures a day, so new stuff keeps on coming. And yet, looking back over the three years I’ve been doing this blog, there are certain old friends that keep returning for encores.
Bonnie, my blog’s archivist, did some research and she tells me there are eight photos that I’ve used here four times each. Each one is unique in its own goofiness.