December 08 2010

Random Emails + Mystery Link At the End!

Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 08:57:00 -0600
Subject: overstepping ‘fan’ boundaries


Been a huge fan of your site for years and years – ever since the beginning, really, but never had an idea to share w/you until now.

If you’re ever hurtin’ for ideas re: your “What’s Happening” series, here’s some food for thought: Whatever happened to “The Waterbed”? When I was a kid (born 1969) waterbeds had this ‘mystique’ and seemed all luxurious. And of course there were at least two kinds that I was aware of — the ‘bladder’ — which as a kid seems extra cool, but as an adult would probably suck, and the “internal tube” kind which offered the ‘benefit’ of a waterbed w/out the seasickness.

I dunno – seems like there might be some potential there. Seemed like everyone either had, or wanted to have a waterbed, but now, they are nowhere to be found. I don’t even see them advertised on the cheesey furniture store sites anymore!

Take care man, keep up the good work!


Hi Todd,

I’ve entered the Quark Expeditions, “Blog Your Way to the North Pole” Contest with my entry titled “Santa’s Sleigh Needs a Flight Attendant.”
It’s a writing contest and the chosen entry with the most votes goes on a trip for two to the North Pole. I think it would be a wonderful writing opportunity and a really great Chapter in the book I’m working on. I wonder if you could give me a bit of a shout out at “Oddtodd?”

Here is the link:

It’s a trip for two and if I win I have to ask somebody else to go. I’ve been thinking of who to bring that is a writer or would be able to somehow do something with the experience other than just take photos. I’ve been turning it over and around in my head and haven’t decided yet.

On the list is a friend who won “Biology Teacher of the year” and is going to the White House in a week to accept an award from Obama, another friend who works at the Cincinnati Zoo, or a media person of some sort. And you came to mind. As I said, I haven’t decided yet, but would this be something you’d consider?
This trip is not for the faint of heart. It’s a pretty rugged trip, but I think I’m up to it and I think you’d be fine. Would you consider it if I won? Just a thought yet, and I haven’t won yet, but you never know…

Thanks for any help you could give me, Todd.

Hi Todd,

I’m a huge fan of your website (in fact, years ago you posted one of my guest “strange tales“). And we exchanged a couple of emails but that was 7 years ago. The reason I’m writing now is that my first novel was recently published in North America & I was wondering if you’d like a free copy. My publisher has sent out copies to some high profile bloggers that usually review books, but I’d much rather have a posting from Odd Todd than from some blogger whose site I’ve never seen.

A little about The Three Fates of Henrik Nordmark — it’s a comedy about one man’s quest to become unique. There’s a chapter in which one of the characters writes an email to his entire company that reads “Dear Heartless Bastards….” It’s laugh out loud funny & edgy too…..

It’s a super quick read and I think you’d really enjoy it.
Please let me know & I’d be happy to send you a copy.

Christopher Meades

ps. you can read more about it on my site….
Subject: only a few more Howard Stern shows left
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 08:04:12 -0500

I know you area devoted listener, so am l.
Should be interesting to see what happens, huh?


Hi Todd,

My brother and I think of you every time we listen to this 80’s jam. Thought you might like to use it for one of your future “80’s Video of the Week” links.

John and Sarah

It won’t let me post on the comment section but, whoever said dental floss is right. Old military trick.

I always replace all the buttons on my pants with dental floss. Never failed. Give it try. Also my mom got a dog that looks like Roscoe a couple weeks ago. He’s a spaz.
Weekly 80’s Music Video

For next week:

Early In The Morning – The Gap Band

— Renais

Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 15:44:05 -0800
Subject: Circus Project INDULGE review

Hi there,

Someone told me you did a great review/blog about the Circus Project’s benefit show, INDULGE, on December 3, 2010, and I can’t seem to find it online anywhere!
Would you be so generous as to please send me a link or copy of the blog?

Thank you so much!!

Jenn Cohen, Artistic/Executive Director
The Circus Project:

PS. WTF is THIS book– and what does Lambert know about me?


online movies says:

If a missing person sees their picture on a milk carton that offers a reward, would they get the money?

Max says:

Man, that dog sure is well-endowed

Medusa says:

Yuck some tard had to go there, I bet this is the best pic you get. It’s the best one I’ve seen.

WTF!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!? says:

I took a dump so big, I turned around to check it out before flushing and there it was: the lame WTF?!?!?!?!? imposter.

WTF?!??!?!?!?!?! says:

Wow that was stupid. I don’t need someone like you defending me.

WTF!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!? says:

I won’t. I’ll just have to flush twice.

WTF?!??!?!?!?!?! says:

Your parents have any kids that lived?

Patricia says:

Thanks Todd! The bird world thanks you for posting the Quark Blogging contest!

jayslick says:

Todd, I think Patricia wants you to give her a good hard porking

MsM says:

It would have to be a “Birding” or a “Quarking” to fit in with the subject of her post.

goats says:

todd you are famous and apparently, unauthorized biographyworthy! woohoo–no such thing as bad publicity!

Angry Man says:

WTF is that book? Amazon is selling it for $50! On-demand printing of your material cut-and-pasted from your site? Sue their sorry arse, Todd.

tainted says:

that book thing seems to be legit. this is what i think is going on.

they list the book saying its ‘out of stock’.. and that its based on wikipedia articles.

they probably list a ton of different ‘books’ based on different topics, popular sites, etc, and when you buy it, they print it out and send it to you. since the wikipedia articles are public its not going to be illegal.

its probably a few page pamphlet rather then a book.

Zorgon says:

Agreed. It’s just Wikipedia articles printed into books. How silly.

Everyone’s out to make a buck these days….

veterinary technician says:

If you are open to having a guest blog poster please reply and let me know. I will provide you with unique content for your blog, thanks.

Jane says:

This sorta reminds me of back in the early days when Todd went on vacation for a week and the whole Odd community pitched in to entertain each other in the comments.

Waterbed guy, you rock. Vet Tech, no one wants your “unique content” whatever that means, but you’re onto something with this guest blog poster thing. I nominate Waterbed Man to kick off the guest blog series.

Challenge to the OddTodders: you can’t just write stupid stuff. You have to BE the Todd. Write something you think he’d write.

Together we can do it.

flowy dress waitress says:

I kinda like that

WTF?!??!?!?!?!?! says:

“you can’t just write stupid stuff.”

I guess that rules you out.

WTF!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!? says:

Make that three flushes.

Pharme679 says:

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Pharme254 says:

Very nice site!

flowy dress waitress says:

Todd, you should buy that book on Amazon to see wtf it’s about 😀

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