Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Blog Guy, you write a lot about bullfighting, so you’re probably aware the new season has begun. How about giving us some behind-the-scenes stuff that most people don’t know about the tradition and pageantry of the sport?
My Spanish is very rusty, but I believe “paseillo” means walking around the ring cleaning up cigarette butts and bull poop.
That’s interesting. I wasn’t aware the matadors had to do such menial stuff.
Blog Guy, I hate to complain, but you used to do a much better job of covering really stupid sports for your readers. Aren’t there any hot new sports trends that are extremely dumb?
I’ll try to do better. Do you know about Jersey Sports?
Are those just sports in New Jersey?
No, they’re regular games but everybody has to wear their jersey or shirt in a way that makes it hard to see and maneuver. It’s enjoying a burst of popularity in soccer and tennis.
Blog Guy, I’m a 12-year-old boy and I’m going camping with my friends next weekend. I could use a gross story to tell around the campfire. Make it REALLY disgusting!
Be careful what you ask for, kid. We have a video report today by Penny Tweedie, about a diver who shot himself in the head with his own harpoon in a freak accident.
Promotion staffers, I hope you’re ready for the big media event to publicize the junior welterweight match.
Blog Guy, you’ve mentioned that both President Obama and his wife, Michelle, are World Class Rock, Paper and Scissors competitors. But I’ve heard that in some places, they play the game differently.
Yeah, you play yourself. It’s quite challenging, because your left and and right hands have to try to guess what each other will do. Here, you can see French President Sarkozy playing himself. Incidentally, he lost this game.
Blog Guy, I really need social advice. I’ve been invited to what looks like a glitzy party, but the invite says BYOF. Is that like RSVP?
Cripes, you really DO need help! BYOF stands for Bring Your Own Falcon.
Falcon? You mean like the Ford car? I haven’t seen one of those for 30 years!
Blog Guy, give us an update. A few days ago you were in big trouble for running funny pictures of tennis players. I believe some players were coming to talk to you about showing more respect. How did that turn out?
Pretty well. I promised them that from now on, I will choose my tennis photos randomly, like the ones here, without looking for goofy faces.
Stop! I know just where this is going.
Right. An agency that manages athletes for endorsements has attacked you for calling tennis players “naturally goofy people who enjoy making dumb faces.” The agency said that was an “outrageous thing to say about a very attractive group of people.”