Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Hey Blog Guy, I just saw some new pictures of Jean-Marie Le Pen, that extreme right-wing French politician who once called the Holocaust a detail of history.
I saw those, too. There’s been a transition of leadership in his party.
You know who he sort of looks like? That baseball guy, the former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.
Yeah, I can see that, looking at them side by side. But the French guy is heavier.
No, I think Lasorda is bigger.
Huh-uh, Le Pen is much bigger.
You’re wrong. Lasorda is much heftier.
No, Le Pen is larger. I’m sure. It’s just like that famous old quote from that English author…
Hey Blog Guy, I came by your house this morning but you weren’t at home.
No, sorry, I had a craving for navel oranges and went to the market.
Ah. Was it a fruitful trip?
No. Sadly, my quest for oranges was fruitless.
Why are oranges in short supply?
I believe there’s a navel blockade.
You mean a naval blockade, don’t you?
No, they’re blockading navel oranges on the highways, not on the waterways, so it’s not a naval navel blockade.
What about grapefruit?
That’s a second-rate citrate.
So what did you do, Blog Guy?
Well, you know my philosophy: when life hands you lemons, write a really dumb blog about oranges and then go have doughnuts.
Happy New Year, Blog Guy. It’s me, your editor.
Er, well, I wanted to talk to you about that. The publisher has a few ideas for tweaking your content slightly.
I just get a special enjoyment from doing some items, and I hope it shows. Sometimes it’s because people do real things that you would never imagine. Other times a photo or germ of an idea just makes me laugh and I take off with it.
Blog Guy, I know you have a serious background in mathematics, and I wondered if you are familiar with the term googol.
Of course. It’s a number that is equal to 1 followed by 100 zeros.
Thank you so much! Where can I get more information?
Well, you could Google it.
I could Google googol?
Yeah, you’ll find a gaggle.
A googol gaggle on Google? I have another question. Do you know who wrote, “Whatever you may say, the body depends on the soul”?
Dear People Who Decide Film Awards:
I read that you’re giving a career tribute to that actor James Caan, at the Marrakesh Film Festival. What were you thinking?
I have nothing against the actor personally. I even saw those “Godfather” movies, but lost interest after Apollo Creed dropped out.
Blog Guy, I represent some readers who want to talk to you about your punctuation.
My punctuation? But I’ve been on time nearly every day this week!
That would be punctuality. We’re more concerned about how you end sentences. You use way too many exclamation marks.
Blog Guy, your readers have grown very fond of Lamar, who shows up in this blog frequently. I know he’s never photographed, but maybe we could get some kind of behind-the-scenes look at his lifestyle or whatever. He has a lot of fans out here.
Sure. Maybe you’d enjoy a tour of his elegant home. Welcome to Lamar’s living room…