Oddly Enough Blog

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Putting in a good word for good words


Most of us have favorite words, and it is a very personal choice. We enjoy the images they evoke and the sound that they make.

I remember hearing that someone’s favorite word was marmalade. Damn, that is one fine word. It brings to mind color, taste, aroma and sweet childhood summers.

Language is important in my blog, and I have tags for word play, puns, even mondegreens.

My own favorite word may be haberdasher. Most of us learn that word when we are taught that Harry Truman started out as one. Then we never use it again.

The Oscar for Best Picture goes to…



Blog Guy, the Oscars are this weekend. I hope you’ve stockpiled lots of movie photos so you can cash in on the extra Internet traffic.

You bet I have. I’m loaded for bear and ready to roll, as you can see from this picture at the top.

It’s like they always say…


Hey Blog Guy, I just saw some new pictures of Jean-Marie Le Pen, that extreme right-wing French politician who once called the Holocaust a detail of history.

le pen 300I saw those, too. There’s been a transition of leadership in his party.

You know who he sort of looks like? That baseball guy, the former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.

Eleven pipers piping, ten snipers sniping…


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Blog Guy, a few days ago you made reference to a “long” version of the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Is there really a longer version?

christmas vertical 140 hiltonYes. The full album version is seldom played these days, since it takes about six hours.  Who has that kind of time?

You must be Round John Virgin?


Blog Guy, somebody told me you’re working on a book.  I presume they meant you’re READING one?

Nope, writing one. I’m doing serious academic research into a fascinating subject.

It’s Slick and Mick! What are the odds?



Welcome back to a regular feature we like to call, “What are the chances?”

Think of the odds against you going out one day and running into Bill Clinton or Mick Jagger. I’ve never come across either of them, and yet, they go to catch a soccer match and find each other.

And the winner is…


Blog Guy, you’ve kept us in suspense long enough. Give us the answer to your “feebus” puzzle from yesterday.

Just to recap for newcomers, you showed an odd assortment of photos – the sleeves on some new fashion designs, Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey, a Chinese wok and a Tour de France winner with a tray of champagne.

Big contest! Waste your time, win nothing!


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Blog Guy, you remember a couple of times you did puzzles for your readers where photos were clues to a phrase or message?

USA/Sure I do. That’s called a rebus.

Oh. Named after Rebus Philbin, right? Can you do another one?

Um, no, that’s REGIS Philbin. Anyway, my earlier Rebus was too easy, but here is a new one that is much harder.