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The club doesn’t have a dress code, huh?


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

For newcomers to the blog, the concept is simple. We just show photos that seem to raise a lot of unanswered questions.

Take these pictures of “Toni,” for instance. The caption says she’s standing on the street in Toronto, “half naked to promote her private club.”

Really? Maybe I just need to get up to Toronto more often, but what the hell kind of club does Toni have? Are these stamp collectors? Origami enthusiasts?

How many floozies live at this address?


Alert readers of  this blog will recall my complaints about the U.S. Census last year.

I wrote about their heavy-handed approach, their fixation that my single-family dwelling was actually housing countless lodgers, and their surprise visits looking for an Apartment 2 and Apartment 3 somewhere in my home.

Topless model makes spectacle?



Lamar! The fashion show is about to start, and one of the models is topless!

FRANCE-FASHION/Only the one, Boss? I don’t know what the others were thinking of. I’ll talk to them.

No, Lamar! They’re SUPPOSED to have tops! This isn’t HBO!

Run backstage right away where we keep those, you know, what-do-you-call-ems?

What are you talking about, Boss? You’re hysterical!

You know, those things! Two circles, connected. Please, hurry!

Okay Boss, I figured out what you meant. It’s all taken care of.

Bless you, Lamar. You complete me….

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A model presents a creation by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac as part of his Spring/Summer 2011 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Won’t this vacation ever end?


Lately, we here at reuters.com have been offering etiquette advice for a wide variety of social situations. You may have found our tips very informative, if you were raised in the wild by wolves.

Our Dining with the boss advised not to “clank your utensils loudly against your teeth,” while our tips on Summer dress etiquette said if you plan to wear sandals to work, “be sure your feet look and smell appropriate for business…”

A different sort of Georgia peach?


fashion georgia this 280Blog Guy, I was wondering. Where do the fewest women get married?

You know, I mean like which country has the highest percentage of  what we used to call “old maids” before we became enlightened?

That’s easy. it’s Georgia.

No, I said COUNTRY.

Georgia IS also a country. It’s over there in Europe somewhere. See how the women look, dressed in black, very plain-looking, with skinny arms and huge hips?

I’d like to thank my strap that didn’t break



Blog Guy, last year you had several posts about a supposed new fashion trend in which portions of a woman’s anatomy had to be covered up with her own hand, if you take my meaning.

fashion breast combo 180Did this ever catch on? Out here in Akron we haven’t seen too much of  it since you wrote about it, but it’s time for the missus to get a new dress, and she was wondering should she go that route?

You’re naked behind those white bars!


My usual policy is not to blog about Spencer Tunick, that “artist” who goes around the world shooting photos of buck-naked crowds, often in front of landmarks like the Sydney Opera House.

tunick sydney censor crop this

I avoid his stuff because a) it’s been done so often that I don’t consider it news any longer and b) it ties up my assistant all weekend long, adding those white bars that protect my readers from breast blindness, etc. Imagine my overtime bill for sanitizing these photos here.

Top 10 things about the blog in February


This was a very good month for the blog. I tried doing a few items in list form, and it paid off in page views. I did this for 10 reasons, but I don’t remember what they were.

USA/The most popular post of the month, by far, was Top 10 things I learned in the blizzard.

Overdressed on Underwear Day?


Blog Guy, I understand yesterday was some kind of national holiday in Brazil. You usually keep us up on stuff like that.

Sorry. Yes, it was Brazil Underwear Day, so they all went around in bras and panties and lingerie.

Topless voters, nothing up their sleeves…


Blog Guy, I notice you provided full coverage of the Costa Rica elections over the weekend, but not the voting in Ukraine. How about some news from there?

kiev censor 4verticalSure, okay. From looking quickly through our photo file, I guess people voted.

Is that one of those places where they put blue ink on  your finger, to make sure you don’t vote twice?