Derby Day - 2017 @ RECLAIMED Bar & Restaurant - Picture Palooza

A BIG thank you to RECLAIMED Bar & Restaurant and their owners, Adrienne (Hostess with the mostest) and Craig (Chef Extrodianare) for having me at their 1st Annual Derby Day party for the photo op debut of Bob's Photobooth Bus. Not to be understated, thank you to the staff who bring a great, friendly vibe to the place which makes any party great - this includes John Lynch, their Bostonian bred director of operations who help greatly. Last but not least, thanks to my wife, Kerry (Interior and now VW bus decorator) for all her hard work decorating the bus and doing the props.

I always knew they could do great food and now I know they can throw one heck of a party as you can see for yourself below. Good food, fun & photos. Please post any of your photos from the party on my facebook page @

Good tunes provide by The Wandering Boys. Catch one of their tunes here;



It’s All About Me, Me, Me, Me, Me.  Who the heck is the Bob behind 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 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.