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Career Guidance

Posted in ODD Blogs, Music, Movies & TV, Politicos, Media on January 29th, 2007

Certainly we all need a wee bit o’ help from time to time with and about our chosen careers. Well that is the normal “we” actually as those who are Not One Of Us worry not.

With that ridiculous preamble now safely out of our ODDsystems we provide yet another episode in our continuing series of Self Help and Community Service Announcements.

Tis this, simply and without ornamentation: if you find that your once high flying career has you surfing the bar at the Holiday Inn instead of dancing [butt] cheek to [butt] cheek with Paris, why then no doubt you need to give your flagging career a new launch. We read that one of the surest means is the old bit of a strip for a nude photo shoot. At least according to photographer Motoji Takasu by way of the Mainichi Daily News. But then he does have vested interest in getting you naked so mayhaps his is just another pickup line.

And speaking of naked flagging careers, perhaps the excess exposure explains ol wassernames behavior recently, eh what?

But just think and consider (and ponder too if you are willing to go that far)! Once your career is again stratospheric you can give up some of those old haunts of yours…for example your gig at the Player’s Nightclub at Hobart’s St David’s Anglican Cathedral. Sure the setting is nice, but the tips are probably lousy (unless you finger the collection plates that is). Won’t you be happy to avoid all that leaping from pew to pew and dogma to dogma? We must admit however that we’ll miss your genuflecting.

Naturally if you never really had a career, but still need that another hit of your “Look At Me” drug you can take a cue from Heidi and Seal. Invite the media over for a bit of a bash to show off the nude pictures of you and the family. Surely one of those pics will work later as a donation to raise funds for someone’s school or hospital or church don’t ya think?

And then, when your career just seems like so much T&A we suggest politics. No not Bush politics (although we couldn’t resist that). Our sage advice? Chuck it all and move to Spain. Once there we urge you to consider, especially with your checkered background and vast experience, the position of Deputy Mayor for Economy.

~~The ODDones for

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Joseph Roland Barbera

Posted in ODD Guests, Movies & TV, Media on December 19th, 2006

Joseph Barbera is dead at 95. Ah, bugger it, there goes our childhood… Mr. Barbera teamed up with William Hanna to create the ultimate cartoon power duo. Thank goodness and your Cosmic Pillow that Mr. Barbera failed in his banking, playwriting and amateur boxing career attempts. And while you are doling out the thanks remember to include the nameless person at Collier’s Magazine who encouraged Mr. Barbera to pursue a career as a cartoon artist.

And the Who’s Who of Cartoons you may thank Hanna-Barbera for? Heres a reasonable slice: Tom and Jerry, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, the Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Jonny Quest, The Smurfs, and The Jetsons.

Said Mr. Hanna who died in 2001: “I was never a good artist.” But Mr. Barbera “has the ability to capture mood and expression in a quick sketch better than anyone I’ve ever known.” The Hanna-Barbera collaboration received eight Emmy Awards, including the Governors Award of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Not to mention entertaining generations of us kids all across the globe.

A personal favorite of these ODD folks is The Great Gazoo. Not sure why…perhaps it was the voice of Harvey Korman that won us over.

‘Yabba dabba doo’.

My Life in ‘Toons: From Flatbush to Bedrock in Under a Century

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Living In A Hopeful Future

Posted in ODD Guests, Music, History, Arts, Media on December 15th, 2006

Ahmet Ertegun is dead at 83. As per the LA Times Mr. Ertegun’s “…upstart Atlantic label became the home of R&B music in the 1950s with Ray Charles, Big Joe Turner, Ruth Brown, the Drifters and the Coasters and then triumphed on new turfs in the 1960s and 1970s with signature acts such as Aretha Franklin; Led Zeppelin; Cream; Yes; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and Sonny & Cher.” That is some kinda Who’s Who list, eh? Along the way Mr. Ertegun found time to found the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame too.

Mr. Ertegun had slipped into a coma after suffering a head injury in an October fall backstage at a Rolling Stones show celebrating the 60th birthday of former President Clinton. He never recovered from the coma and died with his family by his side.

In the spirit of Leader, Saskatchewan? Not to be outdone by Leader’s Calendar we find that Winnipeg’s very own Free Press has published a calendar called The Art of Aging Gracefully. This calendar is just chock full of 12 bare naked ladies based on the idea to “…empower older woman and demonstrate that they should be considered just as attractive.” It doth seem that Winnipeg is closer to Leader than we previously thought.

And if you find yourself in Winnipeg you may pickup a copy of the calendar at McNally Robinson BookSellers or Vita Health Food stores.

And since we are on this naked kick (apparently) AND since the ODD community service department provided you with information for your UCLA Undie Run, the editors here thought we would be remiss if we failed to provide story linkage to the Tufts Naked Quad Run. Mind you that you’ve missed the event, but we figured you still needed to know what exactly you’ve been missing in the sports news.

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