Oddly Enough Blog

Hall to the Chief?

July 9, 2009

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?

You call for some professional whippers?

June 23, 2009

Afternoon, Mr. Johnson, we’re the whippers you called for. You know, from Acme Whipping and Lawn Care.

The most romantic wedding spot on earth?

June 2, 2009

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.

Hand me a hose, I’m the Pope!

April 29, 2009

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!

Harry Potter and the murder rap?

April 23, 2009

Quick quiz: These smiling, fresh-faced kids…

a) Have been cast to star in a new Harry Potter movie.

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.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

April 2, 2009

Blog Guy, I heard the Italians are pioneering new treatment for coma patients. Do you know about this?

Vampire chicks feast on yummy plague flesh!

March 12, 2009

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.

Take a Willy Wonka vacation!

December 18, 2008

Blog Guy, I was amazed by your item about the two Taj Mahals. I’m planning a trip to exotic Machu Picchu. How many of those are there?

We had real dictators back then! Good times!

December 10, 2008

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.

I’m afraid you’re finito, Benito!

November 28, 2008

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.