Oddly Enough Blog

No running on the tightrope, kids!

May 12, 2009

Blog Guy, can you tell me some stuff about high wire?

You mean the 50th state, home to President Obama?

That is the worst pun I’ve ever read. I’m talking HIGH WIRE, like in the circus.

Welcome to Beer Cave, guys!

April 6, 2009

About 400,000 people die exploring caves each year. This is a very rough estimate off the top of my head, but you get the idea.

Is this the ROTARY club?

February 11, 2009

Quick quiz: If you have to parachute, the best thing to avoid having below you would be…

Climbing the career ladder one slice at a time

January 30, 2009

I’m getting e-mails from recent grads asking for career advice. They should start with my previous posts, but I do have some new tips, as well.

Jumping the Arc in the dark…

January 5, 2009

Hey, Blog Guy! We’re five days into 2009 and you haven’t mentioned any signs of the coming Apocalypse. Does that mean we’re safe?

This isn’t as much fun as it looks like!

October 7, 2008

chopper-net-crop-180.jpgHey, Blog Guy, you give the very best career advice. I especially value your tips on how to know if we’ve made a bad career choice.

And this can only kill me once?

September 23, 2008

My Dear Mr. Gifford,

I regret that I shall not be able to join your upcoming mass parachute jump over Mount Everest, though it sounds exciting to hurtle past the 29,000-foot peak and land on a drop zone at 12,000 feet. I’m afraid my parachute is at the dry cleaners.

We’re experiencing turbulence, hang on to your pole!

August 7, 2008

Hey, Blog Guy – Do you believe all this stuff the airlines are starting to charge extra for? Aisle seats, pillows, soft drinks… How far can they go with this?

DANGER: Watch for falling jocks

July 1, 2008

vertical-3-200.jpgLast week I reported on the stupid sport of Appliance Golf, and now I’ve got something even dumber.┬áIt’s Vertical Soccer, which combines two of my least-favorite things: strenuous exercise and hanging from great heights.

Your last chance to become a super hero?

May 14, 2008

fusion-2-140.jpgJust what we need, another frickin’ super hero. This one’s “Fusion Man,” and check out the slideshow. I guess he has an okay act, if you’re impressed by a macho hunk soaring majestically over the Alps in a rocket suit, nothing below him but miles of blue sky. But I worry that all the good super personas have been taken, leaving nothing for guys like me.