Bob's Basement

Just a short, simple blog for Bob to share his thoughts.

1980s Music Videos

My wife was mentioning how the following pseudo-80s music video for "Pop! Goes My Heart" from the movie "Music and Lyrics" was ridiculous...

I replied that the video from the movie was make-believe; if she really wanted to see a cheesy 1980s music video, she should watch Dokken's "Breaking The Chains"...

It's like a train wreck - it's a disaster, but you can't stop watching...

Posted: Dec 05 2016, 20:32 by bob | Comments (0)
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Filed under: Music | Humor
Tags: ,
Social Bookmarks: E-mail | Kick it! | DZone it! | del.icio.us

Bob's Presidential Campaign: Recap

Remember how I was running for President?

Well, it turns out that I would have won both the electoral college in a landslide AND the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who didn't actually vote for me.

Posted: Nov 29 2016, 00:47 by bob | Comments (0)
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Filed under: Campaigning | Politics
Social Bookmarks: E-mail | Kick it! | DZone it! | del.icio.us

The Internet Is Down

You know, for all those hundreds of times that my kids would tell me "The Internet is Down," today the Internet actually goes down and none of my kids lived at home to complain about it. I'm not sure if that was a good thing or a bad thing...

Confused smile


FYI - For news about the Internet outage, see the following URLs:

Posted: Oct 21 2016, 15:34 by bob | Comments (0)
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Filed under: Computers | Humor
Social Bookmarks: E-mail | Kick it! | DZone it! | del.icio.us

Bob's Presidential Campaign: Day 2

In an effort to quell the rumors, I have to be honest; I did run a private email server in my basement...

But it's okay, I deleted all the emails when I was done with it.

Posted: Sep 30 2016, 20:31 by bob | Comments (0)
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Filed under: Campaigning
Social Bookmarks: E-mail | Kick it! | DZone it! | del.icio.us

Bob's Presidential Campaign: Day 1

I have decided to run for President...

On day 1 of my campaign - I promise to institute mandatory siestas every afternoon.

My new campaign slogan: "Make America Snooze Again."

 

Alternate campaign slogan: "A Tired Man for Tiring Times..."

Posted: Sep 29 2016, 01:04 by bob | Comments (0)
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Filed under: Campaigning
Social Bookmarks: E-mail | Kick it! | DZone it! | del.icio.us

I Guess I'm Not So Special After All...

I've been going through my emails, and I'm beginning to get the feeling that all of those "Hot Deals Just For You" messages that I've been receiving for the past 20 years aren't just for me...

So sad.

Crying face

Posted: Aug 16 2016, 14:53 by bob | Comments (0)
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Filed under: Humor
Social Bookmarks: E-mail | Kick it! | DZone it! | del.icio.us

Some of the Best Names in the Army

During my time in the Army I knew some people with very interesting names for their chosen profession, and here are just a few of my favorite examples.

When I was at DLI our unit had someone named SGT Kill. Considering the fact that the Army's unofficial job description is to "kill people and blow things up," her name was amazingly apropos.

At Fort Devens I knew a German Linguist named SPC Lauscher, whose last name means "eavesdropper" in German; it's like he was born for the job.

There was also a SGT Major at one of my units. He was actually a Sergeant by rank, and his last name just happened to be "Major," so for obvious reasons his name sounded downright powerful, didn't it? I never followed up to see how long he stayed in the Army, because his name could have been a lot more fun as he went through the ranks: Staff Sergeant Major, First Sergeant Major, Sergeant Major Major, Command Sergeant Major Major, etc.

But the following true story is the best:

When I reported to Fort Huachuca, I had already been in the Army over 4 years, so I had seen lots of instances of practical jokes played on new arrivals at each duty station. For example, a lot of pranksters employ "supply lists for newbies" to poke fun at their victims. (Everyone remembers new recruits asking for "Squelch Grease," "Chemlight Batteries," and "Grid Squares," right?) However, on one occasion when I actually needed something specific for one of our trucks, one of my coworkers said, "Go see Private Parts in the Supply Room." I laughed and replied, "Look, I didn't enlist yesterday; who really works in supply?" My colleague quickly responded, "No really - that's his name."

Feeling that I had been duped but still needing repair parts for my vehicle, I headed to supply, where I actually met with a guy named Private Parts. I'm not sure who had the bright idea of assigning a guy with that name to the supply room; that was either a cruel practical joke or a job that he was destined to do. In either case, I took one look at him and said, "Dude, the drill sergeants at Basic Training must have unleashed hell on you." He winced slightly and replied, "You don't know the half of it..."

Posted: Jun 29 2016, 01:33 by bob | Comments (0)
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Filed under: Humor | Military
Social Bookmarks: E-mail | Kick it! | DZone it! | del.icio.us

Election 2016

I've decided that I'm voting for this guy this year...

Geddy for President

Don't put him down as arrogant. (Unlike some other candidates,)

 

PS - Yeah, sure he's Canadian, but since when has a lack of citizenship slowed down anyone's chances for candidacy? Smile

Posted: Feb 29 2016, 21:35 by Bob | Comments (0)
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Filed under: Humor | Politics
Social Bookmarks: E-mail | Kick it! | DZone it! | del.icio.us

Geddy Lee or Jacques Offenbach

After careful consideration, I have decided that Geddy Lee of Rush is actually a time traveling musical genius who was also posing as the nineteenth century composer Jacques Offenbach... That would explain why Rush named one of their last tours "Time Machine" and their plethora of science fiction lyrics over the years...

Geddy Lee meets Jacques Offenbach
Geddy Lee or Jacques Offenbach?
You decide.
Posted: Feb 25 2016, 23:19 by Bob | Comments (0)
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Filed under: Humor | Music
Tags: , ,
Social Bookmarks: E-mail | Kick it! | DZone it! | del.icio.us

Windows XP... Really?

This was an advertisement on Facebook today - seriously? Asking people to "upgrade" to Windows XP? That's like asking smart phone users to upgrade to rotary dial.

Upgrade To Windows XP

Posted: Feb 22 2016, 11:34 by bob | Comments (0)
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Filed under: Humor | Computers
Tags:
Social Bookmarks: E-mail | Kick it! | DZone it! | del.icio.us