Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
What’s wrong, Blog Guy? You look very frightened and upset.
I am. A neighbor told me about an event involving Nazis and dog bites and bee stings and…and…maybe yodeling.
You know that 1965 Julie Andrews movie, “The Sound of Music,” about a woman who works for a naval officer in a land-locked country as the governess for his hundreds of obnoxious children?
Those kids! Liesl and Hansel and Gretel and Sneezy and Goofy and….
That’s the one. Well, there’s an event coming where they show that movie on a huge screen, and people sing along and wear costumes and stuff like that.
Are there good seats left?
I don’t think they use seats. I suspect they just strap you to a rough post, standing up and facing the screen. I believe they show the six-hour Director’s Cut, complete with 22 additional songs, many of them in German.
Blog Guy, you never seem to write much about the sport I participate in, the biathlon.
Instrument? What are you talking about?
Sigh. The classic biathlon is a two-part sport. You play a piece on a brass instrument, then you swim 103 miles from Cuba to Florida.
Sometimes I despair for us all. And it turns out those are actually my giddy moments.
An item in the “New York Times” informs us that among the names that have gained the most in popularity in America over the last six years are Jayden, Landon, Addison, Khloe and several others.
Blog Guy, I read in a Reuters story that some previously unpublished lyrics by legendary songwriter Bob Dylan are going up for auction this month.
Yes, it’s an incredible window into the creative process. The lyrics are heavily annotated, sometimes in crayon, so you can actually see how they evolved.
Blog Guy, you know that city in Siberia that you like to call Wackytown?
Yes, Krasnoyarsk. It is the goofiest spot on earth.
I was wondering, do they have a space program?
Indeed they do, and it’s a strange one.
No! Why doesn’t that surprise me?
The folks there wanted to be the first to shoot a guitar into space, and yesterday they succeeded.
A guitar? What’s the name of this program?
“Stairway to Heaven,” I believe.
Hmm. And where did the guitar launch director sit?
At the instrument panel, of course.
Did they have their own launch pad?
You bet, the Stratocaster.
Okay, even you couldn’t make up stuff this stupid. Is rock music getting popular in Krasnoyarsk?
Blog Guy, I think I’m going mad! I woke up this morning and the radio was saying something about a “U.S. President Taylor.” Who the hell is that?
Where have you been for the last two years, buddy? They were talking about President James Taylor.