Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

I’m not walkin’ down all these stairs!

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Blog Guy, I was reading a history book and saw a word I didn’t know, defenestration. Rather than look it up, I thought I’d ask you what it means.

Defenestration is throwing something out a window. As in, “Close that damn refrigerator door! You’re defenestrating my hard-earned money!” Or like, “Here comes the parade, let’s defenestrate this ticker tape on them!”

Why would that be in a history book?

Centuries ago, in what is now the Czech Republic, angry mobs defenestrated people from tall windows. The events are still celebrated today. Check out this old painting and this new photo reenactment.

Wow! That looks TOO realistic. Um, what happened to that poor guy in the photographs?

Palin leaves office with relish?

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What’s wrong, Blog Guy? I don’t understand!

Huh? You don’t understand what?

I’ve been seeing pictures of former governor Sarah Palin yesterday serving hot dogs as she left the governor’s job.  Isn’t that a natural for you? Why aren’t you all over it?

Oh, that. It’s just too obvious. Too easy. What would I even say?

Come on, straighten up, Mister! You’d say like, Sarah Palin’s wurst job? Or look at the buns on that governor? Or losers and wieners? Or I know, Sarah the Redhot Mama?

Does this make me look cool?

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Blog Guy, it’s me. That aspiring photojournalist you’re patiently mentoring.

Yes, yes, what is it now?

I’ve been shooting a lot of politicians and government officials. Should I go for photos of them waving, smiling or what?

Still in the bull business, huh?

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Blog Guy, what is Rod Blagojevich, that former Illinois governor, doing since he left office in disgrace?

Good question. That has been a real mystery, until very recently. It appears he took one of those two-week online matador courses, bought a silly outfit, and is now working as a bullfighter in Spain. I spotted him in a photo from Pamplona.

Quick, I’m gonna sneeze, Muammar!

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Blog Guy, what can you tell us about yesterday’s meeting between Ukraine’s prime minister and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi?

It was a fiasco. It seems his people asked her people what topics she would like to cover, and they said she ”always discussed issues.” Now, say that out loud, and it sounds just like TISSUES. Go ahead, try it.

That’s the pope in a suit and tie?

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Well, THIS is a FINE mess!

We’re right on deadline for the Time cover story about Pope Benedict meeting Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, and we don’t know which is which!

We’re losing money with every minute that goes by! Does anybody have the slightest idea who’s who?

Cool! Ma’am, do you have a gun on you right now?

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Hey Blog Guy, I recall that you set up fantasy photographs for your readers, bringing bizarre pairings of people together. I have the strangest request yet. I want Janet Napolitano, the Homeland Security Secretary, and Ashton Kutcher, the actor.

Here you go. The caption says he’s on the right, she’s on the left.

Thanks! It must be hard to get shots of movie stars. You know, following them in high-speed chases, bribing hotel clerks for info…

Baracks in a box?

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Blog Guy, do you think President Barack Obama uses steroids?

Not until I saw the video of these new Obama family action figure toys. I mean, His muscles are bulging out of his jacket. And he looks just plain nuts.

But don’t all presidential action figures have kind of exaggerated features?

Another dozen jelly doughnuts, Mr. President?

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Bolivian President Evo Morales got a controversial electoral law passed by his congress today after using a fairly unorthodox tactic.

Morales, shown here in photos during more caloric times, went on a hunger strike for nearly five days until he got what he wanted.

What if Macy’s got attacked on Thanksgiving?

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Well, I’m in trouble now.

Awhile back, the Defense Department told me to make our military capability the best in the world. I looked for bargains, because who wants to waste tax dollars?

Their original memo said, and I quote, “Price is no object. We’ll back you if there is inflation.”