Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Blog Guy, somebody told me you’re working on a book. I presume they meant you’re READING one?
Nope, writing one. I’m doing serious academic research into a fascinating subject.
I’ll probably be sorry I asked…
Have you ever wondered about the people mentioned in Christmas Carols? We sing their names every December, but who were they?
You mean like Jesus? We do know who he was.
No, I mean the more obscure folks. Like Mary Gentlemen. You know, “God rest ye, Mary Gentlemen…” What do you suppose her story was?
Blog Guy, I know you have a serious background in mathematics, and I wondered if you are familiar with the term googol.
Of course. It’s a number that is equal to 1 followed by 100 zeros.
Thank you so much! Where can I get more information?
Well, you could Google it.
I could Google googol?
Yeah, you’ll find a gaggle.
A googol gaggle on Google? I have another question. Do you know who wrote, “Whatever you may say, the body depends on the soul”?
My above average readers have made this the second most popular Reuters blog for 2010, measured in both visits and page views, which is great news for me.
Of course, it’s better news for the smart guy who writes the number one blog, but still…
Blog Guy, please help settle a bet with my miniature golf instructor…
Wait a minute. Does this person help improve your miniature golf game, or is he just a short regular golf pro?
Yes. Anyway, our question is, do dogs celebrate Christmas?
Of course. I’ll tell you something about dogs. If an event involves glad tidings of comfort and joy, and plenty of festive food, they’re going to be there for it. Look at this little dog’s obvious pride in his holiday decorations, which between us, are a bit over the top.
Blog Guy, I represent some readers who want to talk to you about your punctuation.
My punctuation? But I’ve been on time nearly every day this week!
That would be punctuality. We’re more concerned about how you end sentences. You use way too many exclamation marks.
Blog Guy, your readers have grown very fond of Lamar, who shows up in this blog frequently. I know he’s never photographed, but maybe we could get some kind of behind-the-scenes look at his lifestyle or whatever. He has a lot of fans out here.
Sure. Maybe you’d enjoy a tour of his elegant home. Welcome to Lamar’s living room…
Indeed, it just happened. I got my 20,000th member two days ago.
Congratulations! You and your staff must be so proud. What did Reuters and Facebook do for you this time?