Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
What’s wrong, Boss? Why are you crying?
Lonnie, our clothing label is ruined. This is the end…. It’s all my fault. I sank everything into buying millions of yards of plaid automobile seat cover fabric for the 1960 Chevy Impala.
Boss, don’t torture yourself. That was 50 years ago!
No, actually it was last week. I thought the ’60 Impala would make a comeback, and now we’re stuck with this crap.
Okay Boss, so we don’t use it for seat covers. We’ll make men’s suits from it! See, you think this will catch on?
Only if Pinky Lee comes back along with the Impala. Let’s face it, this fabric is grotesque.
Lamar, I’ve been looking at our creations for the fashion show, and I know what’s missing.
What’s that, Boss?
Hats. I think each model should wear a colored hat. Maybe like a fez.
Fez? The candy you carry in that little dispenser?
No, you dimwit, that’s Pez! I said a fez, like they wear in the Middle East. Everybody is talking about that area these days, Lamar…
Blog Guy, I’m planning some vacations and I wonder what I can look forward to in the world of airline travel. I figure it can only get better, right?
Sure, if that’s what you’d like to believe. But you might want to look at a new airline seat configuration, the so-called “standing seat,” just unveiled at a conference on aircraft interiors.
Hey, Blog Guy, I’ve been looking at your photo file. You just had a shot of China’s President Hu Jintao, in Shenzhen.
Yes, Hu! He was near Macau, where that snooker player is from.
That’s him! Si Tau Chong Wut. And while Hu was in Shenzhen, China’s premier was in Tianjin.
Blog Guy, thanks for the useful career advice for us recent grads. I have a batch of glossy brochures for promising careers overseas, and I’m hoping you can help me narrow my search.
Here’s one from a place called Ukraine, entitled, “The Thrilling World of Tire Delivery!”
Blog Guy, can you please settle a bet with my pedicurist’s pest control guy?
Sure. I’m just here to settle bets. What’s up?
It’s about bullfighting, and I know you wrote the book on that. The cockroach man says bullfighters tend to be short, like jockeys, but I think they’re much taller. Who’s right?
I’m just not positive what’s going on here.
This caption says a trainer is firing blanks as a soldier jumps off a platform during an obstacle course at an Iraqi military base, while U.S. soldiers take shelter from the scorching summer sun and watch the Iraqis train. Let’s watch and learn…
“Okay men, listen up! This is an important training exercise for all those times when the enemy expects us to jump off a platform while they shoot blanks at us!
Hey Blog Guy, you obviously know a lot about language. I just heard a strange expression, “As dumb as an Italian hunter.” What does that even mean?
It means incredibly dumb, is what it means. At least 17 people have been killed recently in hunting accidents in the mountains and forests of northern Italy, six of them in a single 48-hour period.
There was an incredible story last week, which I can’t get out of my mind.
British Airways apologized after an emergency message was played in flight by mistake, warning passengers they might be about to crash into the sea.
The plane was bound from London to Hong Kong at the time. The cabin crew realized the error, and reassured the terrified passengers.