Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

No no no, I’m a rocket man…

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Okay troops, listen up!

Some of you are new to using different kinds of rockets, so they’ve asked me, a Professor of Grenadery, to teach you some things.

rocket firing 340Hey private! You wanna stop using your rocket to pound in that tent stake and come over here?

Now first you should know that…

Yo buddy! In the brown jacket! Do you REALLY want that RPG resting against your cheek? They CAN go off by accident, you know.

And that guy next to you. Why am I SO sure he’s gonna stub his burning cigarette out on the grenade he’s holding? This is gonna be fun to watch…

You gonna talk, or you gonna draw?

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Blog Guy, can you please settle some bets I have with my gynecologist’s haberdasher?

Sure, I’m happy to pander to readers by settling stupid bets. What’s up?

You didn’t hit your head hard enough! Roll again!

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Blog Guy, you write a lot about Krasnoyarsk, that place in Siberia that you like to call Wackytown. But what I find interesting is, you haven’t given many details about their military training over there.

RUSSIA/Rest assured, it’s as goofy as everything else in Krasnoyarsk.

Look at this photo above, showing students in a military club being deployed by a pick-up truck. They learn to roll out of the back onto their head.

A most alarming little gadget…

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Blog Guy, I’m a high school student doing a report, and I need your help.

Oh sure, I’m always eager to help with homework assignments. Do you want it single-spaced or double-spaced? You want me to misspell some words to make it look real?

RPG alarm crop 260My report is called “Alarm Clocks Around the World,” and I was hoping you could share the most interesting alarm you know about.

Well, are you Daddy’s little helper today?

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Blog Guy, you’ve done a great job of reporting on those Government Death Panels, but how about doing sort of a behind-the-scenes look at their job?

death panels this 320That’s a great idea. We sent a photographer to one of their branch offices, in Nevada, to watch them get ready for a busy day of putting folks out of their misery.

Made in the shade, with a big fat grenade

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Hey Blog Guy! I got a real gun for Christmas – a revolver! So where can I go to show people what a bad-ass I am now?

I’m afraid the bad-ass world has passed you buy, Ace. Little-bitty handguns just don’t do it anymore.

Those Volkswagens are sure making good time!

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U.S. Navy breaks railgun record

The U.S. Navy says it has shattered a record with its futuristic electromagnetic railgun by firing a projectile with enough force to launch 33 Volkswagen Beetles 100 miles all at once.

railgun 300 I guess I really don’t get out enough, because this video report, which I did NOT make up, is the first I’ve heard of the Navy’s so-called railgun project, with a logo and everything.

Oh no no no I’m a rocket man…

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Blog Guy, my college career counselor sent me to you. He said you keep tabs on the most interesting and unusual new jobs out there, and I definitely want to try something different.

Glad to help. I was just reading an online recruiting ad for door-to-door RPG salesmen. The pay is good, and that sales sampler you carry on your back is a chick magnet.

Get the Lobo, Bobo, we’re drivin’ to Cabo!

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I love this story, and I’m not even making it up.

The president of Ford’s subsidiary in Mexico says his company’s Lobo pickup trucks are so popular with drug cartel hitmen that regular people are now afraid to drive the trucks and risk having soldiers and police mistake them for criminals.

2005 Ford F-150 Lobo EditionWhich is why Lobo sales have – you’ll excuse the expression – slumped.

What we need is some women…

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Welcome back to a regular feature we like to call, “What Year is this Again?,”  where we offer up news that makes us seriously question what century it is.

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Today, we have some photos of an indigenous tribe in a mountainous area of southern Yemen, but all we see are well-armed men and boys.