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Ya want cuffs on those trousers?

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Welcome to a very mysterious installment of our popular feature, “Stuff Maybe We Should Have Mentioned in the Photo Caption, but didn’t.”

MOTORCYCLING-MOTOGP/The actual one-sentence caption for this photo identifies the subject as a “Rizla umbrella girl,” and says she is “posing” at some motorcycle race. That’s it, I swear.

Initially, I figured she must be a law- enforcement officer, what with her blue uniform and handcuffs.

But upon closer scrutiny, I realized that most policewomen a) wear pants of some sort and b) would gladly taser you for calling them a “girl.”

I say! This is the BEST tug of war ever!

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Quick quiz: This man, the heir to an actual throne in a place I bet you’ve heard of, is giggling like a simpleton over…

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b) A Monty Python reunion show

c) A public reading of selected items from this blog

d) A tug of war

Sadly, it’s the tug of war, but there is more you need to know.

Prince Charles is attending some Highland games up in northern Scotland, and I guess a good tug of war is just about all they have to brighten their bleak lives up there.

Me and my goat are goin’ to France!

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Blog Guy, I come to your blog just for the goat news, which is the best! My goat has been really good lately, and I’d like to do something nice for him. Any suggestions?

PAKISTAN/Um, well, maybe you could give him a nice bath?

Oh, that’s nothing special for him. I want this to be truly memorable.

Gotcha. How about entering him in a beauty contest. He’ll be thrilled if he wins, and the goat beauty pageant circuit is in full swing this month.

Ewwwwwww, we must be in France!

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Welcome back to our ever-popular feature, “Stuff Maybe We Should Have Mentioned in the Photo Caption, but didn’t.”

tour crop 180Today we see riders in the Tour de France, and the caption informs us they are being greeted by “fans.”

Putting the irony back in ironing?

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Blog Guy, you know a lot about sports. Can you tell me about this Ironman Triathlon thing?

You came to the right place, since I’m an Ironman competitor, myself. Here is a photo from our recent race. As the triathlon name suggests, there are three distinct parts.

Somebody eatin’ garlic hummus in here?

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Today we pay another visit to the growing sport of Bathroom Bodybuilding, more popularly known as “Pottybuilding.”

The participant seen here has guys doing Lord-knows-what to him in a seedy men’s room, but he doesn’t care because he gets to look at himself in the big mirror.

Couldn’t she just do a floral tribute?

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Blog Guy, the World Cup is drawing to a close. So who would you say is the big winner so far?

Oh, without a doubt it’s model Larissa Riquelme, of Paraguay. Without leaving her hometown, she managed to mug her way into 24 pictures on our  photo file while her country was still a player.

Looking at scars in ze boolfighter bars

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A reader writes in, “Bob, you know a lot about bullfighting. What I wonder is, what do those bullfighters do to unwind after the fights?”

That is a good question. They are a very competitive bunch, and they tend to gather at matador bars for sugary cocktails and uncomfortable chit-chat. Let’s listen in…

There’s lingerie in Paraguay?

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Blog Guy, isn’t it cool how Paraguay is hanging in there at the World Cup? How about some pictures of their loyal fans?

SOCCER-WORLDFans? I think there’s just the one.

Only one fan? For the whole country?

Apparently. You know that woman I blogged about with the interesting docking station for her cell phone? We’ve now had ELEVEN photos of her.

It’s Slick and Mick! What are the odds?

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Welcome back to a regular feature we like to call, “What are the chances?”

Think of the odds against you going out one day and running into Bill Clinton or Mick Jagger. I’ve never come across either of them, and yet, they go to catch a soccer match and find each other.