Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Frankly, as a serious collector, both of those guys sound pretty weird to me.
I see. And what do you collect?
Photos of important people with vegetables. Here’s part of my collection, including my pride and joy, former President George Bush holding a can of Bush’s Baked Beans. That one is worth a fortune.
I also have former President Jimmy Carter with the world’s largest peanut in a lock box. I mean the picture is in a lock box, not Jimmy Carter.
So can you help me out?
As it happens, yes. Here’s a new shot of first lady Michelle Obama holding a huge sweet potato.
Okay class, you’ve had a week to memorize our country’s cabinet ministers, who are VERY important people! It’s time for a quiz, to see how many you can recognize. Here’s the first one…
But Miss Johnson! Miss Johnson!
That’s just the back of some guy’s head! Can you show us his face?
No, Lamar. You need to know him from the back, as well. If you’re ever walking behind this gentleman in a crowd, and you see a big leech hanging from his neck, you can point it out to him.
Johnson, get your butt in my office! You call yourself a news photographer?
What is it this time, Boss?
I sent you out to get a simple headshot of someone and here is your full, uncropped photo… I’m not making this up.
See, in journalism, headshot refers to the WHOLE head. Your photo makes her look like one of those “Kilroy Was Here” cartoons American soldiers used to draw.
Boss! What are you doing here? You NEVER come to the Oddly Enough Blog office!
Just keeping the staff on their toes, Lamar, auditing the books.
Sure, Boss! Sit down. Somebody bring Blog Guy a doughnut! No, a CLEAN one!
Lamar, it’s almost the end of the month, and I see a stack of goofy photos we’ve paid for but haven’t used. What a waste of my goofy photo budget!
You know how it is, Boss, some of ‘em look real goofy so we buy ‘em, but then the writers can’t think of anything funny to say.
Considering what they say, that you can’t choose your own family, I guess I’ve been pretty lucky with mine.
I’m talking about my blog family, the coterie of far-flung readers who have grown close around my Oddly Enough Blog over the past three years.
Hey, Blog Guy, I’ve been looking at your photo file. You just had a shot of China’s President Hu Jintao, in Shenzhen.
Yes, Hu! He was near Macau, where that snooker player is from.
That’s him! Si Tau Chong Wut. And while Hu was in Shenzhen, China’s premier was in Tianjin.
Today we have what may be the mother of all editions of our popular regular feature, “Stuff Maybe We Should Have Mentioned in the Photo Caption, but didn’t.”
What you’re seeing here are photos from our coverage of the recent European Water Polo Championships in Zagreb.
Blog Guy, as the curator of the very popular Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop in the nation’s capital, can you tell us a little about what makes a truly goofy picture? It all starts with a goofy face, right?
Not always. The photo above is wonderfully goofy, but nobody’s making a face.