Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

Grads, harness your naked ambition!

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Blog Guy, I graduated from college in June and I’m looking for a job. Everybody knows you give great career advice, so I’m open to suggestions.

Let me help you. Tell me what you studied in school.

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I had a double major, creative writing and film studies…

Wow, and you’re STILL unemployed? Are you willing to pull your own weight? Do you enjoy working outdoors near the water?

You bet! Sounds like maybe you have a screenwriting job for me in Malibu?

CHINA/Not exactly, but I’ve placed a number of others like yourself in the glamorous field of “boat tracking,” over in China.

Boat tracking? What’s that?

Um, look at it like sailing, but without sails or a motor or anything, and you have to put on a harness and drag a heavy boat upstream, straining in vain against the roiling current.

Ewwwwwww, we must be in France!

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Welcome back to our ever-popular feature, “Stuff Maybe We Should Have Mentioned in the Photo Caption, but didn’t.”

tour crop 180Today we see riders in the Tour de France, and the caption informs us they are being greeted by “fans.”

Couldn’t she just do a floral tribute?

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Blog Guy, the World Cup is drawing to a close. So who would you say is the big winner so far?

Oh, without a doubt it’s model Larissa Riquelme, of Paraguay. Without leaving her hometown, she managed to mug her way into 24 pictures on our  photo file while her country was still a player.

Here’s what you get for $106 million…

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Blog Guy, I heard on the radio that a Picasso painting just sold for more than $106 million! They held up a photo of it on the radio news, but I was driving and couldn’t look.

Yeah, you’re talking about Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust.” It sold yesterday.

Naked Noon in Saskatoon?

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It is dusk in the cabin. The door opens and a brawny lumberjack enters the bedroom, tossing his mighty ax in the corner.

CANADA/He gazes at a sultry young woman in the bed. She is clad only in flannel pajamas, woolen mittens and a hat with fur earflaps pulled down.

The naked stewardess time warp…

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Welcome back to a regular feature we like to call, “What Year is this Again?.”

There was a time, years ago, when airline flight attendants were called stewardesses, and they tended to be portrayed as flying cocktail waitresses.

You’re naked behind those white bars!

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My usual policy is not to blog about Spencer Tunick, that “artist” who goes around the world shooting photos of buck-naked crowds, often in front of landmarks like the Sydney Opera House.

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I avoid his stuff because a) it’s been done so often that I don’t consider it news any longer and b) it ties up my assistant all weekend long, adding those white bars that protect my readers from breast blindness, etc. Imagine my overtime bill for sanitizing these photos here.

Overdressed on Underwear Day?

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Blog Guy, I understand yesterday was some kind of national holiday in Brazil. You usually keep us up on stuff like that.

Sorry. Yes, it was Brazil Underwear Day, so they all went around in bras and panties and lingerie.

Stop him! He’s costing me a fortune!

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Have you seen this video on YouTube showing a guy in a financial office looking at racy photos on his computer, not knowing he’s  live on television? It’s been seen by thousands of people now, and has a five-star rating

Yeah, big deal. You can barely see that poor itty-bitty dude back there behind this talking head.

Am I my brothel’s keeper?

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Now I’ve had enough. This deputy mayor in Amsterdam has proposed some new rules for brothels, which I guess are legal over there.

NETHERLANDSAmong other things, he says prostitution should be banned between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. because, and I quote, “Only the biggest creeps and boozers are walking around at those hours.”