Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

From hightops to flipflops in seconds!


Has this ever happened to you?

You’re walking along in your high-top running shoes heading for the basketball court, when suddenly there’s a BEACH!

The tide is coming in. You’re going to have totally soaked footwear for the game, unless you’re wearing MODULAR SHOES!

That’s right, with these new space-age shoes, zip-zip and your high-tops become flip-flops!

With this stylish, versatile product, boat shoes turn to jungle boots instantly! Rubber sandals become stiletto pumps! Loafers turn to cowboy boots!

Revenge of the jacuzzi floozy!


Every so often, we see a product that is so amazingly stupid it deserves our special attention.

Look at this photo from a luxury goods show in Romania, featuring a jacuzzi with a TELEVISION. What could possibly go wrong here?

Look like Teri Hatcher, in seconds!


Blog Guy, I heard about some awesome new software that automatically makes you look better in photos than you do in real life!

Yeah, I know all about it. It was developed by computer scientists, and it works! The software applies a formula to turn original shot of this woman, on the left, into the more attractive version on the right.

Ma, where’s that mortar ya made?


Quick quiz: which of these are really great homemade?

a) tart, tangy double-crust apple crisp
b) flaky buttermilk biscuits with honey
c) a steaming pot of spicy chili
d) mortars

I hope you identified mortars as the one thing you should probably get from a reputable mortar store, not a basement metal workshop.

I’m strangely attracted to you…


So there’s a gadget show this weekend, and some of the stuff is pretty neat. A “robot guitar” that tunes its own strings, a solar-powered mobile phone charger, and best of all, a chair that uses powerful magnets to float in the air.

They say the hover chair feels like you’re “floating on a cloud,” but let’s get serious. That’s fun for what, two seconds? The real fun comes when you use those super magnets for evil:

She’s what you want in a laptop!


Blog Guy, I’m shopping for a laptop. I know you’re really up on technology, so what should I be looking for?

model-new-240-this.jpgWell, the model is VERY important.

Uh, sure, you mean like ThinkPad T61 vs. the PowerBook or whatever?

No, I mean the chick model they use to show off the laptop! For instance, I like this new model shown today with the skimpy halter top and bare midriff. Plenty to look at there.

How to get rich from inflation…


We have a video report on a new airbag for the elderly to wear, which inflates instantly when it detects that they are falling.

This personal airbag is exciting technology, but I think it’s being wasted, what with just keeping old people from hurting themselves.

Call it a rule of thumb?


green-eggs-cover.gifWith sincere apologies to Dr. Seuss:

 I would not like them here or there.
I would not like them anywhere
I do not like green  eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Do you like to text and drive?
Would you like to stay alive?

Driving while you write with thumb?
Holy crap! You’re really dumb!

Razor-sharp gnashing teeth? What could go wrong?


When we go to the multiplex and shell out $85 for a ticket and popcorn, the movie should teach us stuff we can use. Like, that this animatronic Tyrannosaurus in a show premiering this week is a bad idea.

dino-2-0911-200.jpgHaven’t these guys ever seen a movie? Don’t they know that by tonight their top parts will be one place, and their bottom parts someplace else? No, I guess first they have to scoff at warnings, and explain that an animatronic dinosaur could NEVER turn against people.

This wine was made yesterday!


Blog Guy, I know you keep up with new technology.  I read that now they can determine the age of a wine by analyzing X-rays emitted when the bottles are placed under ion beams produced by a particle accelerator. 

Yes. Or, another way would be to just look at the label. After all, home particle accelerators take up valuable room where you could have another plasma TV.