Good Blog: Oddly Specific

Nov42010

I like the Oddly Specific blog. Some of the signs are mildly funny and some are mildly perplexing. It’s oddly relaxing. And specific.

So I’m posting this at the end of my patio:

This next one took me awhile. Because I’m overwhelmed. Then I just liked it:

I particularly like the specificity of this one:

But this is my fave:

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33 Comments to 'Good Blog: Oddly Specific'

On November 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm Jan O'Hara said...

Ha ha ha. Love the last one. Might as well tap into collective guilt to protect the bottom line *and* be funny.

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On November 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm Michelle said...

Thanks. I needed another time suck this month. ;)

Oh, and I am now completely addicted to Raising Hope. I swear each episode is funnier than the last. And the structure rocks. I’m going to have to watch the jenga one again in December when my brain isn’t mush. And, in all seriousness, I want ot be Maw-Maw when I grow up. Can I put that as an occupation on my tax forms?

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On November 4, 2010 at 3:32 pm Lynn said...

LOL! Thanks, I needed that (and absolutely loved the waffle one) this afternoon.

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On November 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm Kat said...

Yes, but is it nudity brought on by waffles, or waffles brought on by nudity?

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On November 4, 2010 at 4:07 pm Jenny said...

In my experience, waffles are a detriment to nudity.

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On November 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm Danielle said...

If there is syrup with the waffles, they will not be nude for long. Especially if they roll in the grass…

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On November 4, 2010 at 4:23 pm Deborah Blake said...

And do you have a LOT of experience with waffles and nudity? Enquiring minds want to know.

I love these all, but the Al Gore one made me laugh out loud. Although the rebar one is pretty terrific, too. Thanks for cheering up an otherwise gloomy and rainy day :-)

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On November 4, 2010 at 5:22 pm Steph Bochenek said...

The free air guitar one made me laugh out loud at work. Not good when I’m supposed to be working.

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On November 4, 2010 at 5:51 pm Betty Fokker said...

My husband makes excellent, extremely involved, and complex waffles that I love. Strangely, I have found that nudity practically guarantees I’ll be getting waffles shortly thereafter.

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On November 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm inkgrrl said...

Ooh I should try that. Although today is Stephen’s birthday, so maybe I should make him waffles.

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On November 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm Jenny said...

Happy Birthday, Prince!

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On November 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm Kelly S said...

He probably would have preferred your nudity – that is, I’m going with the assumption that he is your spouse/lover/significant other and not your brother/father/son/other ew option.

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On November 4, 2010 at 6:16 pm Muria said...

No chance you’d share the waffle recipe, would you?

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On November 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm Jenny said...

I’m still trying to work out Agnes’s waffle recipe. It’s probably the same one.

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On November 4, 2010 at 9:40 pm Louis said...

Ah…

Free Air Guitars.

Nothing better tha a good air guitar. I can make beautiful music on one.

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On November 5, 2010 at 1:06 am Jenny said...

Plus you can play them in the shower.

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On November 4, 2010 at 10:29 pm Mary Stella said...

I love that air guitar sign so much I want to steal the idea and use it somewhere at work or home. Air guitars and I have history. Many years ago, I broke a finger wailing away at Led Zeppelin on air guitar.

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On November 5, 2010 at 8:41 am Naked Under My Clothes said...

A local music store offers free air guitars at the airport, at the baggage claim. It’s a great way to entertain yourself and others.

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On November 5, 2010 at 1:33 am Clever Cherry said...

How does one break a finger playing air guitar? I just laughed several times. Thanks for that. I refuse to be lured to the site though. I’m already behind on my nano word count. And I just realized that before I can write anymore I need to go to Hulu and see if I missed a Raising Hope on election day or if it was preempted. That jenga episode was hysterical. I’ve loved them all, though. And I usually hate television.

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On November 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm Mary Stella said...

Clever Cherry asked:
How does one break a finger playing air guitar?

1) Imbibe or inhale something that enhances your already happy mood but, possibly, affects your good judgment and/or coordination.

2) Crank up the stereo to your favorite rock and roll station

3) Rock out to a flat out classic like Stairway to Heaven

4) For the finale, windmill your arm on the invisible strings of your air guitar like you’re Pete freakin-Townsend

5) Slightly misjudge the amount of space between the wall and your hip while you’re whipping your arm around on the song

6) Jam ring finger between wall and hip

7) Forget all about air guitar, grab hand, jump up and down and loudly scream

Oh yes, it was a memorable performance for sure.

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On November 5, 2010 at 6:42 pm orangehands said...

Laughing so hard. *wipes tears from face* So out of curiosity did you explain what happened to people asking how you sprained your finger? Or did you just look off into the distance and say, “It’s too painful to talk about” and shake your head sadly?

Great site. Thank you for the time waster. :)

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On November 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm Mary Stella said...

orangehands asked:
Laughing so hard. *wipes tears from face* So out of curiosity did you explain what happened to people asking how you sprained your finger? Or did you just look off into the distance and say, “It’s too painful to talk about” and shake your head sadly?

I left out the part about imbibing when I explained the injury to my mother. (I was 25 at the time. Considering the amount of nights I spent at rock and roll clubs and concerts, I bet she figured that a broken finger was nothing compared to what might have happened under other circumstances.)
Everybody else got the full story. I have a fine appreciation for ridiculousness, even when, or maybe especially when, I’m directly involved. :-)

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On November 5, 2010 at 11:58 am Shari S. said...

Hilarious, especially welcome to Thailand and the park bench. I was going to go work on my Nanowrimo but I kinda got side tracked. Ahh back to work.

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On November 5, 2010 at 1:17 pm skye said...

I pretty much spend my life on the I Can Haz Cheezburger group of sites. Oddly specific is one of my faves. Hacked in IRL is pretty funny, too. And for the cute-lovers in the group, try Must Have Cute.

I, too, love the waffles sign.

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On November 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm Tawna Fenske said...

In my experience, maple syrup and nudity are always a winning combination.

Tawna

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On November 5, 2010 at 7:38 pm skye said...

Cold from the fridge or warmed up? Inquiring minds want to know!

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On November 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm Merry said...

Some experts suggest whipped cream as an acceptable alternative. Purists might disagree, but you rarely see purists running around nekkid with or without whipped cream so their vote doesn’t really count.

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On November 6, 2010 at 2:06 pm lee said...

the whipped cream Should Not be used in places that experience heat and friction – it turns to a weird kind of butter.

just sayin.

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On November 6, 2010 at 1:48 am Julie said...

I have learned NOT to click on anything La Crusie finds “odd” or “interesting” -unless I have at least two spare hours hanging around.

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On November 6, 2010 at 6:43 am Annamal said...

This is a slideshow of the very specific (and illustrated) signs at Wellington Zoo in New Zealand:

http://masadablog.multiply.com/photos/album/21/The_Wellington_Zoo

I love them to bits

especially the tiger
http://masadablog.multiply.com/photos/album/21/The_Wellington_Zoo#photo=12

and the zebra
http://masadablog.multiply.com/photos/album/21/The_Wellington_Zoo#photo=13

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On November 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm Ericka said...

someone sent me a picture of a large (probably 4 feet square) that said, “BE CAREFUL! THIS SIGN HAS SHARP EDGES!” and in teeny tiny print at the bottom it said, “also, bridge out 1 mile ahead.” makes me laugh every time i think of it. :-D

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On November 7, 2010 at 9:49 pm Ericka said...

*sign. a picture of a large SIGN. *sigh*

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On November 9, 2010 at 10:31 am Julie said...

I liked this one :D

http://oddlyspecific.failblog.org/2010/10/22/funny-signs-i-see-what-you-did-there-2/

[text]These flower beds are metric. Please… no feet[/text]

But there are a lot of really awesome signs – like Bottomless Pit 65 feet deep.

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