Today I bring you Jack B. Not Jack S. That’s something totally different.
Jack runs the show at TheJackB.com (there’s a link at the end) and writes for various other sites. If you want to know what Jack is all about, this quote from his blog header says it all.
“When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, ‘Damn, that was fun’.” — Groucho Marx
I’m asking the questions no one else will ask. That’s because the questions are often irrelevant and because they’re completely random. Everything I asked about was taken from his blog, which I suggest you visit and subscribe to after you finish here.
What does your wanna be superhero costume look like? Are tights involved in any way?
I like to blend into the crowd. My costume wouldn’t be anything other than a t-shirt, shorts and a pair of tennis shoes.
Superheroes have to protect their secret identities so that would make life a lot easier. Besides I didn’t wear Spandex even when I had a body that was built for wearing it.
Now if you want to know what superhero I would want to be it would probably be Wolverine or The Dark Knight version of Batman.
When can we expect to not see your 40th unpublished book and will it be on Amazon?
It was recently not published so the good news is that you can start not looking for the next seven. By the time I die there should be close to 25 million words written by me but never published.
Someone in my family will convince some publishing house to take a shot at the first three books. Of course those will be huge blockbusters because it would be fitting for them to hit after I die.
And of course family members will fight over the rights which means that none of them will enjoy the riches my books would have brought them but many lawyers will live quite well off the proceeds.
How do you serve your three parts goofy, two parts serious and one third crazy? Is it in a big glass with an umbrella or something more manly?
I have proven many times over that my boys can swim so I am cool with an umbrella or a Mason Jar. Serve it cold, serve it hot- doesn’t matter which as long as you serve it.
How did the whole blogging thing start for you?
With a keyboard and a computer.
Groucho Marx is a wise man. Besides the quote above are there any other quotes that you try to live by?
I have many. Here is a mix:
“She is not much of a dancer but she sure can box.”
“You can’t screw an old head on young shoulders.”
“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thank you for not including me in your The Five Dumbest Dad Bloggers post.
Thank you for the check. [Sorry it wasn’t more]
As the original dad blogger are you comfortable in your role as Yoda, teaching the rest of us how to harness the power of whatever it is that we’re supposed to be harnessing?
I try not to take the role of know-it-all on with any sort of frequency because every time I do I manage to put my size 12 boot in my mouth. Leather takes like crap.
“The Original Dad Blogger” is really my way of thumbing my nose at all of the blogging popularity contests that go on. Of course no one really connects the two so you can say that it is bad marketing on my part.
Maybe if I spent more time trying to become a more effective marketer I’d win those contests and take a more civil attitude towards them. That is a pretty juvenile response. Love me and I’ll love you back. Hate me and I’ll punch you in throat and kick you in the junk.
Ignore me and I’ll make fun of your contest. [Word.]
Has anyone ever confused you with that round headed dude who owns Jack In The Box
Not yet, I still have a lot of hair. Not nearly as much as I used to but still plenty. Might be kind of cool to have people refer to me as “Mr. Box.” Would be even cooler to get to use the corporate Jet. [I saw a commercial with Mrs. Box and she looks kind of overbearing. You dodged a bullet.]
That’s Jack in all his glory. He’s someone I look up to and I’m appreciative of his straight forward answers. “With a keyboard and a computer,” might seem like he put no thought into it but I know he did. I also know he answered the question exactly as I asked it and I should have known better than to ask a smart ass a question like that.
Now that you know Jack, check out TheJackB.com and if you’re into the whole Twitter thing you can hollah to @TheJackB. Let him know you dig his stuff and that I sent you. I don’t get paid for sending traffic his way, but a little street cred is a good thing, ya know?
The woman at the end of this thirty second commercial is not Mrs. Box. And her mouth is freakishly large.