Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

How the masses found Manassas…


Blog Guy, I am really pumped about the Civil War 150th anniversary stuff coming up. Aren’t you?

You bet. I went to the Manassas reenactment over the weekend, and loved it! What I saw was First Manassas, as opposed to Second Manassas, which happened a year later.

Ah, so they number Civil War battles?

Yep, just like Rocky movies. I already have my tickets for Gettysburg III.

Anyway, it was very hot, and the troops were drinking from these round canteens. Where do you suppose the soldiers bought those?

From the general store or snack shop on their base?

Yes, they got their canteens from the Canteen.

I don’t like where this is going, Blog Guy.

Did you know the Confederates had spies and accomplices working for them in the North?

Why is there garlic on our ceiling, Honey?


Hey Blog Guy, I know you love to cook and sometimes share culinary secrets.

Do you have a good recipe for homemade pesto? It’s the BEST sauce with fresh linguine!

I spoke to an Italian chef, and I think I can help you out. You’ll need a butt-load of fresh basil, some parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil. I’m going to make a trial batch in my own kitchen while I write this.

Meet the worst police decoy ever?


Blog Guy, you’ve written a lot about police decoys in the past. I guess they have to be highly skilled to do that job, right?

Sure, some of them are, but others are just phoning it in.

You take this “undercover” Israeli cop in these photos. The caption tells us he’s “dressed as a Palestinian woman.”

This gunman goes into a bar, see…


I’m not sure when our state lawmakers ┬ábegan competing to pass the most wacky weapons laws, ┬ábut it’s getting pretty hard to keep up with them.

To recap, in recent days we’ve seen both Utah and Arizona vote to create official state firearms. Meanwhile, lawmakers in Maine voted to legalize switchblade knives, but only for one-armed residents.

Are they high-caliber lawmakers, or what?



Those signs of the onrushing Apocalypse that I like to chronicle here are coming so fast I can barely keep track of them these days.

colt revolver 280It turns out, the Arizona Legislature has just voted to make the Colt Single Action Army Revolver the state’s official firearm.

Just pay no attention to that guy…



Okay sir, we hired your consulting firm, flew you over here from the U.S. in first class, and bought you a big steak dinner.

It’s time to share your military expertise. For example, at this crucial road checkpoint here, what should we be doing, Mr. – I’m sorry, please remind me of your name?

You said my butt looks WHAT?


fashion gun 490

Lonnie, what were we thinking? I KNEW we shouldn’t have booked a fashion show in Mexico, what with the drug wars, the gang hits, the brazen shootouts all over the place!

fashion vest 240It’ll be fine, Boss. Some of the models want to wear Kevlar vests on the runway, but those are pretty fashionable these days.

Stilettos making a comeback?


I just can’t make up stuff like this. I sure wish I could, but I can’t.

switchblade book 320Maine lawmakers have approved legalizing switchblades for people with one arm.

Our story says this will keep one-armed people from having to open folding knives with their teeth in emergencies. Really.

Hang on, we’re goin’ over a bump!



Blog Guy, you’ve written a lot about those Government Death Panels. I was wondering, do they have special vehicles I should watch for in case they stop at my house?

Some do, but most of them just travel in their own cars and put in for mileage.

LIBYA/Then how do they carry the weapons they use in their job?

Well, you can hang on to them from the window of a sedan, or if you have rifles you can stick them out the sunroof, er, gun roof.

Okay, who’s got my pajama top?


male models combo 490

Lamar, get your butt into my office! Is there some kind of labor unrest out there? I don’t like that.

I’m all over it, Boss. Some of the male models are kind of skittish over security concerns.