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There are no evil Bobs

  1. Jun 26, 2005 #1

    Math Is Hard

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    I have this theory that there are no evil Bobs. I base this on the fact that I never met a Bob I didn’t like. Historically, the name Bob does not lend itself to infamy. There are no “Bob the Rippers”, no “Bob the Impalers”, etc.

    This is not to suggest that there are no evil Roberts. I’ve known a few. But Bobs are special. Bobs are an extremely good-natured subset of Roberts, and I have never known a Bob that was the slightest bit evil in nature. I have discovered that I actually have a Bob bias. In fact, when choosing a professor, I'll seek out the ones named Robert and if I can find out that he goes by Bob, I'll sign up for the course immediately.

    So prove me wrong. Post your evil Bob stories here. :devil:
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2005 #2

    Danger

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    Bob Newhart is truly evil. His phone call to Sir Walter Raleigh was so funny it made me start smoking.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2005 #3

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    The only Bob I know is sound as a pound. He's so nice that we can call him Ugly Bob, and he doesn't even care! In fact, he likes it!
     
  5. Jun 26, 2005 #4
    But in his basement laboratory, late at night, Bob is making plans...
     
  6. Jun 26, 2005 #5

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    Eevviill plans?
     
  7. Jun 26, 2005 #6

    Math Is Hard

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    I'm remain convinced that Bob-liness is next to God-liness.
     
  8. Jun 26, 2005 #7
    So far looking good. I do not know any evil bobs either!
     
  9. Jun 26, 2005 #8
    Math Is Hard, you are on to something. It is fully supported by this well know Hollywood lore I just made up:

    On the set of any film where Robert DeNiro plays a good character, everyone refers to him as "Bob". But when he plays evil people, like in Cape Fear, everyone on the set calls him "Robert."
     
  10. Jun 26, 2005 #9

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    My uncles name is Bob and hes great! I also knew a few roberts back in high school and they were all cool.
     
  11. Jun 26, 2005 #10
    And, whooaaah! Check this out:

    "Robert" spelled backward, is:

    Trebor

    But "Bob" spelled backward, is:

    Bob

    It really makes you think.
     
  12. Jun 26, 2005 #11

    Tom Mattson

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    Does The Dread Pirate Roberts count?

    [​IMG]

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  13. Jun 26, 2005 #12

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    No, it doesn't, actually. I want examples of evil Bobs. Eeeeeevil Bobs! I don't think there are any. :approve:

    And, thanks for your input Tom, but...

    Roberts <> Bob. :biggrin:

    p.s. I'm not sure there are any evil Toms either, but I'm not ready to present that theory yet. I need more evidence, and I still have to work around that "Uncle Tom's Cabin" problem.
     
  14. Jun 26, 2005 #13
    I once knew an evil Bob...

    He hit his children...my mother never even knew it...

    But he's gone now. :)
     
  15. Jun 26, 2005 #14

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    Thank you. I appreciate your being so candid. This is the stuff that could dismantle my theory. I can't help but wonder how others perceived him, even though you knew the truth about him.
     
  16. Jun 26, 2005 #15

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    Well, there is this guy:

    http://boblordofevil.keenspace.com/
     
  17. Jun 26, 2005 #16

    Hurkyl

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    And a google search yields evil bob.
     
  18. Jun 26, 2005 #17
    SIDESHOW BOB!!!!!!!!!!! Or do fictional characters not count?
     
  19. Jun 26, 2005 #18

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    Damn! My theory weakens. I must call the university and postpone the reading of the thesis. And cancel the caterer, too. I'm not ready to defend. :grumpy:

    However, let me just say this: I'm not completely convinced, except for one instance, of evil Bobs occurring in nature. In the fictional cases, I think that the authors merely desire to create a humorous irony in juxtaposing the name Bob with our traditional concepts of evil. It is the very "non-evilness" of the benign name of Bob that leads him/her to do such a thing in the first place.

    More research is needed.
     
  20. Jun 26, 2005 #19

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    I know of an evil Bobby who cheated on his wife and ran out on his kids without paying child support (car salesman to boot), but as far as I know, he never went by the name Bob.

    But the Bob I know is the most laid-back, mellow sort of person you've ever met.
     
  21. Jun 26, 2005 #20

    Lisa!

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    Your theory is great and I think there are lots of evil Bobs because I hate this name :grumpy: I think you shouldn't start proving your theory here by asking members' oppinion.you know you should ask some of members "what's your name?",so you were able to develope your theory better.I mean there was no need to redo everything for evil Toms...
     
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