Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

Risque crochet: from lacy to racy

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These women have a proud tradition of making fine lace stuff – even a pope got some of it. 

But now there’s something new on their doily cart (obligatory pun for opera buffs), and now you can order their sexy undergarments on the Internet. 

Flashy attire the result of fertile imaginations?

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It turns out a new study suggests that women dress to impress when they are at their most fertile. The study, of young college women, showed they frequently wore more fashionable or flashier clothing and jewelry when they were ovulating.  fertile300.jpg 

A model presents this creation by Lebanese designer Elie Saab during his Spring/Summer 2007 ready-to-wear fashion collection in Paris October 8, 2006. REUTERS/Charles Platiau   

Hey, we’ll have to act a lot drunker if you want to do that!

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This is an interesting exercise in logic. Archives dealing with historical attitudes toward sex in Britain are finally being unveiled this week. Among the contents are Britain’s first ever sex survey, conducted 57 years ago but deemed too shocking for publication at the time.

But back to what I was saying about logic.  The archives reveal a little trick that Brits used in order to get away with sexual behavior in public.  How did they do it? They ”tended to pretend they were drunk or playing a joke.”  

Good vibrations at new museum…

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Three words for you: steam engine dildo.

That gadget, which gives new meaning to the phrase steamy sex, is on display along with other antique sex toys at a new museum of sex machines.

If you think sex toys are a 20th century invention, think again. 

The strangest story you will read this month…

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It turns out three men who have been charged with attempting to rob a grave were doing so because one of them had seen the dead woman’s obit photo and wanted to have sex with her body, according to a story in the Wisconsin State Journal. 

The story, by Doug Erickson, quoted police as saying the men had stopped at a Wal-Mart and bought condoms before heading to the cemetery.

I’ll just put up with the sexual problems, thanks…

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Ewwwwwww! This is like one of those gross-out games that kids play, and these guys in the picture win for sure.  They’re blending up a big old batch of skinned frog, which some folks think cures fatigue, sexual problems and other stuff.  You should thank me for not choosing some of the other photos from this series, and you should send me money for not using the one of a happy customer chugging his soda fountain glass full of lip-smacking pureed frog.shake300.jpg                                    

 Bertha Piranes prepares to blend a skinned frog to make a juice popular with working-class Peruvians who believe the drink can cure illnessess ranging from fatigue to sexual impotency, at a market in San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima, August 16, 2006.  REUTERS/Mariana Bazo 

What happens in a fishing boat stays in a fishing boat?

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Okay, this one is kind of creepy. Tourism authorities in Hungary, trying to attract the “young crowd” to the Lake Balaton resort area, are using a graphic cartoon showing a young blonde woman having sex with a married dude in a fishing boat on the lake. You can see it here:

I don’t get this one.  Do we think Hungarian wives are going to be like, “Honey, you’ve been working too hard, why don’t you go off to Lake Balaton and get a fishing boat, like the guy in that ad?” Or, do we think hot young Hungarian sluts are going to be like, “Hey, we should all go to Lake Balaton and meet some old married farts who can’t even afford to get a motel room!” 

Hey, I’m trying to pick you up! What’s the barf bag for?

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“The only thing your eyes haven’t told me is your name…” They must have told me your IQ, or I wouldn’t be using lines like these… 

The fabled pick-up line.  The single sentence that will melt a woman’s heart.  Now, a publisher has printed the so-called top ten such lines, in several languages, so if they don’t work in English you can try in Czech, German, and so on, until the woman falls off her barstool with wine spritzer spewing from her nose.

One for the World Cup fans…

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Dear Blog Guy:

I don’t like the way you’re ignoring the World Cup. Come on, you guys must have some great pictures from the games, don’t you? Would it kill you to post at least one on your blog?
A Soccer Fan

Dear Fan,

No, I guess it wouldn’t. Here you go:

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Sweden fans kiss before the Group B World Cup 2006 soccer match between Sweden and Paraguay in Berlin June 15, 2006.  REUTERS/Yves Herman 

The worst job in the world?

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It turns out live sex shows of bulls mounting a simulated cow have become a big attraction at an agricultural exhibition in New Zealand. The fake ‘cow’ — a small go-kart with natural cowhide on its roof — was developed to collect semen from bulls. .

But here’s the thing. The go-kart is driven by a human operator, and that just doesn’t sound like such a great job, especially when you have to print up business cards that say “Semen-collecting fake cow driver.” And then there are those awkward moments at dinner parties, when the person next to you asks, “So, what do you do?”