Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Quick quiz: You realize your job may sort of suck if you…
b) notice the card by your seat describes you only as the “Senior Leader-in-Transit”
c) are trying to read your PDA with your sunglasses on
d) are trying to study a briefing book and can’t recall if your eyes are open or shut
e) don’t even care when the beverage cart goes by
f) notice you actually have a DESK on the fricking plane
g) wait. did you say Malta to Tripoli?
Top: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her PDA upon her departure in a military C-17 plane from Malta bound for Tripoli, Libya October 18, 2011.
Right: Clinton works at a desk inside the plane.
REUTERS photos by Kevin Lamarque
Quick quiz: Speaker of the House John Boehner is puffing on a cigarette…
b) in Ohio or someplace like that.
c) in an airplane lavatory after invoking his Congressional Smoke Detector Disabling Privileges.
d) at a White House picnic.
You’re not going to believe this, but he is indeed at a White House family picnic, complete with foot-long hot dogs, a pie-throwing contest, and impressionable children.
Quick quiz: the politician in this photo is…
b) Wondering why these people attach corn to a stick before they eat it.
c) Wishing he’d brought some toilet paper with him to take to the outhouse.
d) Thinking of beating himself to death to get away from all these farmers.
This was an easy one. I’ll accept any of the above answers because I’m so happy to have another goofy person entering the 2012 presidential race.
Quick quiz: The tattoo on the arm of actress Emily Browning, seen here at the Cannes Film Festival, says…
b) When I’m 80, this will be a flabby, blurry smear…
c) If you can read this, you’re too close….
d) Note to self: never drink ouzo again…
e) A blessed unrest that keeps us marching…
Yeah, sorry about that, I wish it could have been wackier, but it’s the last choice.
Quick quiz: The politician puffing away in this photo is…
a) Going to be grounded if her mom catches her smoking again…
b) Not likely to be the first stop on “Take Your Child to Parliament Day”
c) The star of a one-woman stage tribute to legendary musician Roy Orbison
d) A senior Canadian cabinet minister
Congratulations if you guessed d). She is the International Cooperation Minister for Canada. Really.
Quick quiz: These photos show Britain’s Prince Charles…
a) giving a soldier a fatherly lecture on the need to wash his hair more than once a year.
b) mistaking a camouflaged sniper for the Cowardly Lion, saying, “I LOVED you in ‘The Wizard of Oz.’”
Quick quiz: The visibly upset folks in these photos are…
a) Trying to watch the Angelina Jolie/Johnny Depp movie, “The Tourist”
b) Avoiding eye contact with a waitress bringing the check
c) Discovering after four hours at the bar that today isn’t a snow day, after all
Quick quiz: These photos show President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughing their butts off at…
a) Former President George W. Bush doing a dramatic live reading from his new book, “Decision Points”