Good Blog: Oddly Specific

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:

33 thoughts on “Good Blog: Oddly Specific

  1. Thanks. I needed another time suck this month. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    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?

  2. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 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.

      1. 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.

  4. 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.

    1. 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.

  5. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. 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, โ€œItโ€™s too painful to talk aboutโ€ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

    1. 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.

  8. 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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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