Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Blog Guy, I’ve just started a new blog, and I could use some advice from a veteran like yourself. What do you do if you want to get a lot of traffic, but you don’t want to work very hard for it?
Yes, but just between you and me. If you wanted to pander, just once, what would you do?
I’d go for a wide audience. I’d anchor it with a really good new photo of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. A close-cropped face shot, just oozing with charm.
Okay staff, we all know we’ve got a problem. The president isn’t as popular as he used to be. His numbers are down, and the Republicans are slinging mud. Anybody got an idea?
Hmmmm. Not bad, Lamar, but he’s done that twice already. I think he needs something different this time.
Man, I hope this guy is proud of himself.
But let me back up a minute.
When I was a boy, there was a Disney movie about a plucky little terrier who went to Edinburgh with his master, who then died. The dog kept a 14-year vigil at his master’s grave, passing away himself in 1872.
Watching this as a child required more tissues than I could even carry into the theater. The movie was called “Greyfriars Bobby, the True Story of a Dog.”
Blog Guy, have you ever done anything as a blogger that you’re really ashamed of?
Nothing that anybody can prove.
Okay, okay, I guess you’ve heard I hired Medo the Bear Cub to do cute stuff on my blog today. I mean, we’re heading into the summer lull and I need the traffic.
Blog Guy, I come to you for all my news about the movie industry. I worry that the big stars are demanding so much money these days, Hollywood will just stop making new films. Is that a real possibility?
Blog Guy, I’m having an argument with my piano tuner’s haberdasher…
My main purpose in life is to settle arguments. What is it?
We were trying to decide on the second-best museum in the world, next to your Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop, which we both agree is number one.
Regular readers know this blog normally overflows with irony, sarcasm and the absurd, and is no place for sloppy sentiment.
Except where animals are concerned. Several times a year, I feature animal photos that I hope will bring a smile and make readers happy to be alive.
Blog Guy, do dogs have political views?
Not all of them, but certainly those graffiti-trained dogs do.
There are dogs that are trained to spot graffiti?
They don’t spot it, they WRITE it.
They boil complex viewpoints down to some pretty simple words. Don’t get my golden retriever started on the IMF and Ireland’s economic woes…
This is incredible. I’ve never even seen a dog writing graffiti.
Well of course you haven’t. The training wouldn’t be very good if you caught them at it, would it?