Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

The right rock…

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You put your right hand in,
You put your right hand out,
You put your right hand in,
And you shake it all about

The conservative magazine “National Review” has published a list of “The 50 greatest conservative rock songs.”  Surprisingly, “The Hokey Pokey” isn’t on it, despite mentioning the right a number of times — see the lyrics above.  I guess the problem is it mentions the left, too.

Anyway, the list is filled with songs that I used to just think of as great music, without getting the conservative connection at all. The Review attempts to explain what qualifies the songs for its list but doesn’t always succeed. “Sweet Home Alabama” is there because it is a tribute to the South — apparently that is something only conservatives appreciate. And “Stand By Your Man” is there because Hillary Clinton made negative comments about it. Oh, okay.

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Stand By Your Man….” Country singer George Jones, (R) pictured with the late Tammy Wynette at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville on October 4, 1995, FILE PHOTO

Sex is okay, but television…yes!

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There isn’t much to add to this one. When it comes to sex and romance, it turns out aging Canadian baby boomers spend a lot more time watching television or surfing the net, according to a new study. 

Specifically, the study found that Canadians between the ages of 40 and 64 spend an average of 15 minutes a day on sex and romance, but can spend as much as five hours a day watching TV or surfing the Internet.

A marital spat for the record books…

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We all know things can get volatile when husbands and wives go after each other.  Awhile back a Cairo woman set fire to her apartment after an argument with her husband over his refusal to buy dried fruit and nuts for Ramadan. In another case, a restaurant chef in Germany got so angry with his wife he hurled a piece of meat at her but  missed, hitting a customer in the head.

But today’s story puts those to shame. A Mexican husband and wife were recovering separately after a marital spat got out of control and saw them firing guns, throwing knives and hurling homemade bombs.  s                                                                             jolie400.jpg