I’m a mom with a full-time job and two dogs, so spending $75 on a babysitter and a couple of movie tickets so I can take a nap in a dark theater is not my idea of a good time. Television isn’t much better. I anxiously awaited HBO’s The Pacific
only to be given a selective recollection of World War II as seen through a post-9/11 prism. Then there was AMC’s The Walking Dead.
It really had me up until the final episode’s waning moments when a member of the CDC explained that, when it came to the Zombie Apocalypse, the French scientists were the picture of courage while the Americans cried like babies. Yeah, right. The reanimated dead are walking the earth? Okay, fine. But the world's foremost country in waving the white flag is now the paragon of bravery? That's a bridge too far.
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Since 2010 only got me out to the movies twice (that I can remember) to see The Town
and The Social Network
, the internet became one of my main forms of entertainment. That was where I found Drinking with Bob.
Sure, he looks a little angry, but so am I. However, thanks to Bob, I don’t need to get my blood pressure to the boiling point; he’s here to do it for me. I was starving for an alternative viewpoint. Sick and tired of being distracted by liberal celebrities and their need for attention, I needed some meaning. And strangely enough, Bob delivered.
Somewhere in between Facebook, Sean Hannity, and the occasional Tivo’d Red Eye
, I found Bob’s rants. His website
and YouTube channel represent the reason the internet has become an alternative venue for entertainment for so many. It doesn’t have any sponsors or politically correct audience to temper its intent or its delivery. Sure there is a lot of crap, but when you come across a gem like Drinking with Bob,
it makes it all worthwhile. Each installment starts off with: “What’s next? I’ll tell you what’s next…” and then blasts off into a tirade over anything from the NFL cancelling a game due to snow
to why he thinks Ben Affleck is a hypocritical d-bag
. He covers it all and no one is safe, especially President Obama
and his nonsensical policies. You know the ones that make you want to punch your own head, like spending millions on a census commercial during the Super Bowl
I don’t know Bob’s last name and I don’t care. He thinks like I do, shares the same insights as I have, and even gets as angry as I do. But the difference is that Bob can rant with the best of ‘em. He crams more rational thought into a two-minute video than you ever thought possible. His tirades reach such a fever pitch that it leaves you wondering if he’s going to have an aneurysm right before your eyes. When I hear something in the news that annoys me, I wonder if Bob is feeling it too. I imagine that, somewhere in New York City, he is forming the perfect response with the right dose of humor, anger, and common sense.
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I contacted Bob and he was more than happy to answer some of my questions. He began making videos in 2004 about celebrities and bad drivers. It wasn’t until the last Presidential campaign that Bob got political. Motivated by anger, Bob was tired of people being “silenced by the politically correct shackles of the mainstream media” and decided to do something about it. He considers himself “an independent fighting for the ideology of common sense." Check out his classic rants
for an introduction. Warning: Once you start, you’ll be hooked. Oh, and they are not for the kids -- strictly adult entertainment.
Bob is a New Yorker. This means he has no problem telling you how he really feels. Whether it’s disgust in the prolonged feigned interest in the Chilean miners
or sending relief money we don’t have to Haiti
. It’s a swift kick of reality right where it counts.
You’ll be relieved to know that Bob tries to take care of himself so he doesn’t have a heart attack. He sounds like a good guy to me. The type of guy that appreciates what he has and is grateful for being born in the greatest country in the world. He respects the military
and seems to know what is important and what’s frivolous. I thank goodness there are people like Bob out there daring to make sense of so much senseless behavior.
Hollywood and the mainstream media will be a thing of the past if they don’t wake up and see what the majority of this country wants. The entertainment industry has a monopoly on our film, television, and news that is forcing people to go elsewhere. I wanted to be entertained but there was no outlet worthy of my hard-earned cash. Instead, the web caught my attention. It offered the diversity, values, and sense of humor that reflect my ideology. If Hollywood won’t do or say it, someone else can with nothing more than a webcam. I can’t wait to see what’s next.