Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Blog Guy, I’ve been following President Barack Obama at the G8 summit. Can you please tell me what all those world leaders do most of the time?
They walk. And walk. And walk…. And walk…
Sure. Look at this summit photo of Obama on an endless red carpet. That’s pretty typical.
A recent efficiency study found that leaders of major countries spend 72 percent of their time walking, mostly in grand hallways. It appears to be the reason why so little gets done.
You take the White House. The pictures below show Obama making endless trips back and forth to the East Room using a hallway which is roughly two miles long.
I guess every couple in love wants to be Romeo and Juliet. To refresh your memory, Juliet was a 13-year-old girl who couldn’t marry her boyfriend, so she takes a potion that makes her seem dead, then he finds her and takes poison, and when she wakes up and sees his body she stabs herself to death.
What young love bugs wouldn’t want a relationship like that?
Now modern lovers can have the ultimate romantic thrill, getting married on the balcony in the 13th century mansion thought to be the home of the Capulets of Shakespeare’s tragedy, ‘West Side Story.’
Okay guys, for reasons that baffle me, the stupid network dropped our Police Pope! series. It’s a blow, but we’re back in the lineup this fall with something even better: Jacob’s Ladder!
Quick quiz: These smiling, fresh-faced kids…
b) Were accepted to the leafy New England college of their choice.
c) Are going to the senior prom together.
d) Seem to really be enjoying their murder trial.
If you guessed the murder trial you win, although the reason for the smiles is a mystery to me.
The two, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, have been on trial for several weeks, and some of these happy snaps were taken as recently as today. Whenever we get new photos from the court, I marvel again at the degree of levity.
Blog Guy, I heard the Italians are pioneering new treatment for coma patients. Do you know about this?
Yes, I think you’re talking about the one where beautiful Italian women wearing next to nothing move sensuously around patients in a last-ditch attempt to awaken them.
Over in Italy, they found the remains of a female “vampire,” buried with a brick jammed between her jaws to prevent her from feeding on plague victims.
Counting the chocolate one?
Wait! There’s a chocolate one?
Sure. Here’s a photo. Many popular tourist places are being replicated in dessert form these days, since folks are tired of the real thing. For instance, the best Big Ben is a chocolate one in Italy.
Blog Guy, I was stunned to see items in your blog recently about dictator nostalgia. You had folks carrying pictures of Joseph Stalin in Ukraine and Belarus, and then you had people trying to keep the Mussolini name alive in Italy.
Yes, and just today we have photos of weepy mourners crying on the second anniversary of the death of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
From Italy comes news that a right-wing party is offering money to parents who name their babies after wartime fascist dictator Benito Mussolini or his wife Rachele, saying their names are under threat.