Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
I’ll admit my blog isn’t very good, but without goofy photos it would be far worse. Trust me. So this is the big day when I reveal the five goofiest photos of 2009. Below are two through five, in no particular order.
And now, for the moment we’ve all been waiting for, GOOFIEST SHOT OF THE YEAR, which I’ve saved just for today. The envelope please… It is the only known photo of a U.S. first lady giving the stink-eye to an earthworm. It don’t get no goofier than this!
President Barack Obama talks with White House Photo Office Executive Assistant Nora Becker during the White House staff picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, June 26, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The Dalai Lama jokes with a nasal spray after being asked his opinion on the swine flu during a press conference after his first lecture in Lausanne August 4, 2009. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud
Blog Guy, I saw a photo of a ballerina smoking, which really disturbed me. I think of everything having to do with ballet as being healthy and squeaky-clean.
You couldn’t be more wrong. As an art form, classic ballet makes rap look like gospel singing. At least this ballerina is smoking backstage. Until fairly recently, dancers smoked and took swigs from vodka bottles while dancing onstage.
Continuing on with today’s theme of curious responses by onlookers who are present at a crime scene…
Maybe you’ve already seen our video of a mafia-style hit on a guy with a mafia criminal record. It’s pretty strong stuff, and also fairly surprising.
I’ve blogged before about Saint Death, this grinning skeletal figure who isn’t recognized by the Catholic Church, but is revered by drug traffickers and other criminal scumbags.
I get a kick out of this guy, because I don’t begin to see how he fits in with regular theology. I noticed this photo when soldiers in Mexico seized a house used for storing marijuana and a lab producing cocaine. According to the caption this is an “altar to venerate Saint Death.”
Some radical news from Beijing. China is going to ban smoking in all hospitals. What a concept, preventing smoking in a building filled with sick people, many of them already seriously ill from smoking.
Blog Guy, I’m planning a June wedding and I’d like it to have a sophisticated feel. Are there any foreign wedding customs we might want to use?
Well, in Romania the brides all go sit out on the curb and smoke a butt together on the big day.
Blog Guy, I need help. I’m a smoker, and…
Say no more, I’ll try to help you quit.
Here is the very latest cover-up technology. You line a spare room with 4,600 pounds of garlic, then heat it to 120 degrees, permeating every inch with the aroma. You could light up a cow pie and nobody would notice.
Confidential memo to Acme Tobacco Research and Development Team:
Who wants to light up one cancer stick after another when you can have the nicotine equivalent of an all-you-can-eat buffet?
Honey, I’m running out to buy a Santa hat. I’ll be back in a few.
Come on. I don’t want to make TWO stops!
You don’t have to! That guy over at 8th and Main sells both things. It’s one-stop shopping.
You’re right! But I just remembered we also need chocolate chips and motor oil.
Blog Guy, The Dutch take a very liberal approach to marijuana use. You can buy marijuana in coffee shops over there. How is that going for them?