Oddly Enough Blog

Too many Singapore Slings, I guess…

May 20, 2010

THAILAND/

Quick quiz: a REALLY stupid place to pass out drunk is…

jury drunk vertical 240a) at your wedding, just before your turn to say “I do”

b) in a third-grade classroom, even if it’s the second time you’ve done that grade

The Swiss Army Sock, darn ‘em

May 10, 2010

SWITZERLAND/

Gadget lovers, technology buffs, footwear enthusiasts, get ready for the all-new Swiss Army Sock.

The Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boys….

May 8, 2010

RUSSIA/

Blog Guy, somebody told me about a very unusual military orchestra the Russians have, but I don’t believe them. Do you know what I’m talking about?

Snake away your tooth decay!

April 29, 2010

LEBANON/

Blog Guy, I’m coming to you for help because of your background in oral hygiene.

They’re like Charlie’s Angels, only nastier!

April 26, 2010

MEXICO/

Okay sales staff, the big civil defense and security equipment exhibition is coming up, and we need to push our merchandise. Let’s brainstorm!

I call dibs on the first grenade!

March 14, 2010

CHINA-PARLIAMENT/DEFENCE

Colonel Johnson, my office, immediately! You do recall, don’t you, Johnson, that it was YOUR brilliant idea to cut most of our training budget for new recruits?

Send in a SQUAT Team….

March 9, 2010

INDONESIA-POLITICS/

Blog Guy, you mentioned recently that when Americans travel abroad, the main thing we’re concerned about is whether the toilets will be suitable for our needs. I suspect you’re right. I’m going overseas on a trip with my friends, but I’m a little concerned about how to spot the facilities.

Did you get to the part about the wipers?

March 8, 2010

BELARUS/

Blog Guy, check out this bizarre photo. What do you suppose is going on here?

Uh-oh. This looks bad. Really bad. Has anybody else seen this picture?

minsk crop 260Um, probably millions of people. Why?

If I had to guess, I’d say this is a top-secret consumer group testing the new Apple iPads. These things areĀ supposed to be in storesĀ on April 3, but it looks like there may still be glitches.

And the coveted Irony Award goes to…

March 7, 2010

Well, it’s time again for the big prize.

hong kong gun crop 240Regular readers know that every year on the day of the Oscars I take advantage of the frothing public interest in awards by presenting my own Irony Award.

Ten jobs you’ll avoid if you’re smart

March 3, 2010

A reader writes, “Bob, I’m looking for a career, but I get bored reading all the fine print in online job postings. Are there any shortcuts?”