NOTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW HERE BUT HECK, MAYBE YOU'RE THE COURIOUS TYPE
It’s All About Me, Me, Me, Me, Me. Who the heck is the Bob behind BobJokeTooMuch.com....edy and do you really want to know? Anyway………
My name is Bob and I’ve been told I joke too much. The naming of my website came from my trip to Nepal when after the first couple of days trekking to the Mt. Everest Base Camp our Sherpa Guide, Limbu, confided in my friend the following; “Bob is a nice guy but Bob Joke Too Much”. Once he started to understand and/or tolerate my sarcasm (maybe 21 days in) we became good friends and supporters of his guide business. So it all worked out but now my friend tends to remind me of that quote when I go too far with my satirical humor.
Anyway......I was born a poor black child of a sharecropper on the front porch of my home in the Mississippi Delta. Not buying that? OK, just a middle class, blue collar kid in an all-white, Irish Catholic neighborhood boarding the Southwest side of Chicago. One of seven children raised by a normal Mom and Dad who obviously believed the Catholic Church recommendation of the Rhythm Method as an effective form of contraception. My Wife, two boys and I live in Chicago.
Observing and experiencing life since 1963. I have been extensively educated at Father Mulsoff Industrial School for Incorrigible Kid’s, Brother Duffin High School for Vulnerable Boys and The Institute for Applied Nonsense. Note that even though the 1st two schools had known molesters as “teachers”, I was never once approached for molestation in spite of the fact that I was very susceptible, small, skinny and weak boy. Due to current litigation against the Catholic Church for discrimination, that’s all I can say on the subject.
I have no qualifications for being a writer. However, this will not stop me from publishing many of the yearly 17,000 thoughts that pop into my mind on the www.bobjoketoomuch.com website and anywhere else. I will cover topics including parenting, gun control, donkeys, idiots, politics, religion, racism and any other controversial subjects I find worthy in an attempt of provoking laughs, stimulating deep thinking and/or just pissing off the politically correct with my satirical prose. My thoughts and opinions will appear on my website and all other social media outlets no matter how much a waste of time until I die.
My psychological test succinctly sums up the negative side of my personality with; "Sometimes a bit blunt and insensitive." Is that negative? I don’t want to know people with thin skin or who take themselves too seriously.
Follow me on Twitter@bobjoketoomuch, Facebook@bobjoketoomuch, http://bobjoketoomuch.tumblr.com/ and Instagram@bobjoketoomuch. However, don’t follow me on the street or to my home, that’s stalking.
Still reading? Wow, you’re a persistent SOB. Civil Disobedience at its best! Believe it or not, the previous paragraphs were the Readers Digest condensed version. See below for what I will call the The Blah Story Version. (Look it up! If not, think War & Peace x 5.85). Onward if you dare.
How it came to this? A couple of reason’s really. 1). I lost most of the money I ever earned in my life in the real estate depression of late 2000’s. One wrong investment and bam, there goes 30 years savings down the drain. Only big banks get bailouts. None for me and didn't deserve one. 2). After struggling to get back on my feet in real estate, I realized it was a job, a job I really did not like very much anymore. So with my self-described creative side, which causes me to have a shit load of ideas rush through my brain at any time, one idea that seemed fun was a satirical blog. Not really a viable way to make a living right away or maybe ever but I’m hoping it turns into a successful humorist writing career. A long shot of course but if you never take a shot your never have a shot. If not here, where? If not now, when? I also have a few other money making ideas that will hopefully keep me afloat while I seek out success in this new endeavor. Buy T-Shirts to support this new starving artist, would you!
Professed Street Cred: Out with any modesty! I have had the luxury of visiting 20 Countries around the world and 28 states in the USA. In my free time, I participate in building affordable housing, coaching youth sports, playing basketball, enjoying outdoor activities but mostly laying on the couch doing nothing more than watching mindless TV shows.
Some of the best and most rewarding times I have had in life happened during the times I did volunteer work. Since 1990, I have helped build and plan affordable housing with Habitat For Humanity International. Some of the construction locations included; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Eagle Butte, SD; Washington, DC; Tijuana, Mexico; Winnipeg, Canada; Budapest, Hungary; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Veracruz, Mexico and San Pedro, CA. In addition, a friend and I did a fundraising trek to Mt. Everest base camp in Nepal, which raised enough money to build four new homes in Tikapur, Nepal. Habitat For Humanity and its founder Millard Fuller has recognized my contributions by awarding me membership into their "Habitat Partners Council". In 2007, I received “The Presidents Volunteer Service Award” from former president, Jimmy Carter.
Now I think those last two are pretty impressive but let me give you some perspective. The volunteer award was given to thousands of people attending the LA Carter project, literally passed out in baskets. So from someone who just happened to be there to dedicated long time volunteers, everyone got one. As for the “Habitat Partner Council” all you had to do is regularly donate money and not even that much. Marketers identified consistent donors and prompt them to give more with a “Title”. So here is my caveat emptor; Coaching kids is also rewarding but you want to strangle their parents which trends toward being counterproductive. There’s my social credit history, I hope I get approved.