Oddly Enough Blog

I’m going to my Rotary Club, dear….

June 19, 2010

CHINA/

Quick quiz: The guy in this picture is making…

CHINA/a) a helicopter-shaped ice sculpture

b) a helicopter-shaped lamp for his living room

c) a helicopter-shaped playhouse for his children

d) a homemade helicopter

As bizarre as it may sound, d) is the answer.

I blame myself. I’ve spent so much time in this blog warning about homemade submarines that I haven’t actually mentioned, if you’re going to go straight up in the sky in a vehicle, it should not be put together from crap in your back yard.

Going to Mars: Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

May 19, 2010

RUSSIA/

Okay, this has got to be the most thankless job of the entire decade. These six astronaut guys are going to spend 520 days going to Mars and back.

The Swiss Army Sock, darn ‘em

May 10, 2010

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Gadget lovers, technology buffs, footwear enthusiasts, get ready for the all-new Swiss Army Sock.

Most popular posts for April…

May 1, 2010

Come on, Blog Guy, it’s like May 1st. Time to tell us your 10 most popular blog posts for April, so we can collect on our bar bets!

Neat stuff I’ve found at techie taverns…

April 23, 2010

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Blog Guy, have you been following that amazing story about the techie who left a prototype of the new iPhone in a bar?

iPad? Damn, was that THIS weekend?

April 4, 2010

Blog Guy, you’ve been strangely silent on the release of the iPad. It’s all any of the other bloggers are writing about, and especially with your technical following…

Toilet timer to eliminate waste?

March 30, 2010

Now and then an idea comes along that is so bad, it deserves a place in the Bad Idea Hall of Fame. Maybe you remember such brainstorms as the hotel bed-warming service, the “marriage hunting bra,” the plan to get civil servants to mingle with the public

Stuff we don’t need to experience in 3-D

March 19, 2010

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Following the runaway success of “Avatar,” 3-D technology is taking over the world.

Did you get to the part about the wipers?

March 8, 2010

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Blog Guy, check out this bizarre photo. What do you suppose is going on here?

Uh-oh. This looks bad. Really bad. Has anybody else seen this picture?

minsk crop 260Um, probably millions of people. Why?

If I had to guess, I’d say this is a top-secret consumer group testing the new Apple iPads. These things areĀ supposed to be in storesĀ on April 3, but it looks like there may still be glitches.

Get out the marshmallows, it’s time for the Olympics!

March 1, 2010

Blog Guy, at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, it seems like the Olympic Flame was under-played. You know, they used to carry a torch all the way around the world, and it was a big deal.