Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
I swear, I don’t know why I keep getting suckered by these lame “list” stories. For instance, Ten Jobs that Don’t Require a Degree.
Please, let me save you the trouble of reading it. Basically, these are 10 jobs that may not require a college degree, but to get them you have to take really crappy entry-level jobs and work your way up, if you live long enough.
Still interested? I will hit the highlights. It says here you can be the captain of a commercial ship, enjoying “long hours of isolation or dangerous conditions.” After sugar-coating the job like that, the story says you don’t get to be a captain right away. No, you have to start as a deckhand.
I’m sure being a professional deckhand is a real chick-magnet, but I’m not settling for the first job on the list.
Blog Guy, I am really pumped about the Civil War 150th anniversary stuff coming up. Aren’t you?
You bet. I went to the Manassas reenactment over the weekend, and loved it! What I saw was First Manassas, as opposed to Second Manassas, which happened a year later.
Needless to say, we’re very excited about the big unveiling, Lamar. We hired you to design military uniforms for our newly independent country because of your reputation.
No, as the very cheapest. So let’s see what you’ve come up with.
Wow! I LOVE it! Braid, epaulets, sashes, brass buckles, kilts, spats, doodads, frippery, geegaws…
Hey Blog Guy, I know you love to cook and sometimes share culinary secrets.
I spoke to an Italian chef, and I think I can help you out. You’ll need a butt-load of fresh basil, some parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil. I’m going to make a trial batch in my own kitchen while I write this.
First off, ladies and gentlemen, I want to thank you all for coming out to our sixth annual Grenade-o-Rama! I don’t know about you folks, but I think this is the best one yet!
Let’s also thank the ladies for the tasty deviled eggs and potato salad, which we should probably eat as quickly as possible considering it’s 110 degrees out here.
The captions on this series of photos say this tank, which is firing blank ammunition, is “releasing smoke bombs to hide itself” during war games.
Blog Guy, I’m a recent college graduate who needs career advice. I picked up a colorful brochure entitled “The Exciting Field of Refurbishing Rocket-Propelled Grenades,” and I wondered if I should look into that.
Blog Guy, you’re the only one I trust to come up with the real story on how they got Osama bin Laden. There has to be more to it than merely a decade of meticulous hard work by the military and intelligence agencies.
I can’t talk about it. It’s too sensitive.
Come on, Blog Guy. Look, I wouldn’t be online if I couldn’t keep a secret, and we’ve already established that it’s safe to put it in your blog, since nobody looks here.