Breaking News: Jimmy Buffett has a twin brother and you can meet him...

Bob’s Photobooth Bus has long been friends with a man named Bernie Bong. It was not until recently that I realized his remarkable resemblance to the singer/song writer Jimmy Buffett and the fact he's the lead singer and guitarist in a local band. Through some detective work and DNA testing from, we have determined that there is a 99.999999993% chance that they are twin brothers. In a word, stunning!

See for yourself the resemblance to his long lost brother, Jimmy Buffett. He has agreed to join Bob’s Photobooth Bus for pictures with customers in our 1967 VW Photobooth Bus before, during and after the concert at Wrigley Field this Saturday, July 15 at Wrigleyville Dogs, just North of Wrigley Field (3737 N. Clark).  

Let’s just call it for what it is; “Weekend with Bernie”.

So wing on over to Wrigley Field to jam with Jimmy Buffett and get your photo taken with his long lost twin brother, Bernie Bong.

Bob’s Photobooth Bus "Spicoli" will be operating during the Jimmy Buffett Concert at Wrigley Field on Saturday, July 15th. We are staging our bus at the iconic Wrigleyville Dogs, just North of Wrigley Field (3737 N. Clark). We will be open for business from 2:00 PM until…whenever it ends.

Stop on by if you’re heading to the concert or just come by to hang with me and quite possibly Jimmy Buffet, who I'm sure wants to meet up with his newfound twin brother, Bernie. 

“I've been thinking about this, Mr. Buffet. If I'm here and you're here, doesn't that make it our time?” Certainly, there's nothing wrong with a little party on our time. Who says you can’t learn about entrepreneurship and enjoy some adult beverages?

Trivia: Jimmy Buffett wrote the song, I Don’t Know (Spicoli’s Theme), for the movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Listen to it hear but I warn you, it sucks.

Mr. Hand: Food will be eaten on YOUR time. Why are you continuously late for this class, Mr. Spicoli? Why do you shamelessly waste my time like this?

Jeff Spicoli: [long pause, but then with complete truth in his answer] I don't know.

Mr. Hand: [Mr. Hand goes to blackboard and writes the words 'I Don't Know', then underlines them]

Mr. Hand: I like that. 'I Don't Know.' That's nice.


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.