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Rodeo clown legend, Quail Dobbs, died at the spry age of 72.

“Rodeo Clown Legend.”  I understand all those words…. but not in that combination.

“I always thought that he’d be around forever, and it just really hasn’t sunk in yet,” Quail Read, who’s named after Dobbs, said.  He later lamented the fact that he was named after a frickin’ rodeo clown.

Dobbs started his rodeo career riding bulls and bareback horses, but they say it really began in 1962 when a clown didn’t show up at a rodeo in Buffalo, Minnesota, 21-year-old Quail Dobbs took his place.   “That changed his life,” one of the speakers (..I’m guessing at the funeral… or wake… or Nobel Prize ceremony) said.

For an encore, Dobbs would come back out and eat a puppy!

For an encore, Dobbs would come back out and eat a puppy!

Dobbs, like so many of us, had a life that pivoted on a clown’s inability to plan.

“He told the crowd he took the tails off all his cows and had to sell them wholesale because he couldn’t “re-tail” them.”  HA HA HA HA!!!! Holy crap!  That’s the funniest shit this side of Carlin!

He also called kangaroos “Texas Jackrabbits” and once had an audience member call the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) because the person believed his joke about a chicken pulling his clown car around the arena.   This guy was a loose fuckin’ cannon!  Man, he could do anything!  He was crazy!

Prominent hill-billy, Ky Hofacket noted that, “He didn’t act like he was a big famous guy.”  Which was easy to do… because he was a fucking rodeo clown!

Dobbs lives on in the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and some others.   So… there are multiple halls of fame for rodeos?  Man, this is a pretty fucked-up world we live in.

This hit goes to: St. Nora the Explorer!  Recently canonized for having to live with both Babysitter and Jake, this hit doubles her score!  She is now a mere 130 points behind the leader.

NOTE:  Draft Night is on November 1st!  Please let me know if you plan on coming.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 190 (Ariel Sharon – 20, Philip Seymour Hoffman – 60, Peaches Geldof – 80, Rubin “The Hurricane” Carter – 30)

Tailgating with Jesus: – 160 (Jerry Coleman – 20, Ralph Kiner – 10, William Clay Ford – 20, Ralph Wilson -10, Jack Ramsay – 20, Don Zimmer – 20, Chuck Noll – 20, Don Pardo – 10, Frank Torre – 20)“Imaginary” Steve (aka: The Arch-Bishop): 150 (Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci – 10, Cardinal Ricardo Carles Gordo – 20, Emmanuel III Delly – 20, Marco (Polo!) Cé – 20, Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy – 10, Cardinal Bernard Agre – 20, Cardinal Francesco Marchisano – 20, Cardinal Edmund Szoka – 20)

Starving Writer: – 130 (James Avery – 6’ 5” – 40, L’Wren Scott – 6’4” – 60, Richard Kiel – 30)

Joanne: 110 (Ace Parker – 0, Nelson Mandela – 10,  Ray Price – 20, Maximilian Schell – 20, Connie Marrero – 0, Al Feldstein – 20, Casey Kasem – 20, Eli Wallach – 10, Richard Attenborough – 10)

Gianna: 90 (Tom Laughlin – 20, Alicia Rhett – 10, Mae Young – 10, Ruth Robinson Duccini – 10, Pete Seeger – 10, Fred Phelps – 20, Marc Platt – 0, Dick Smith – 10)

SPMI: 90 (Peter O’Toole – 20, Joan Fontaine – 10, Sid Caesar – 10, Dave “Sick-motehrfucker” Herman – 30, Terry Richards – 20)

Occupy the Casket: 80 (Ronnie Biggs – 20, Harold Camping – 10, Dick Ayers – 10, Robin Williams – 40)

The Girl on Fire: 70 (Eleanor Parker – 10, Dave Madden – 20, Ralph Waite – 20, James Brady – 30)

Babysitter: 70 (Mikhail Kalashnikov – 10, Russell Johnson – 20, Mickey Rooney – 10, Ann B. Davis! – 20, Stephanie Kwolek – 10)

Nora the Explorer: 60 (Jeremiah Denton – 20, Ruby Dee – 10, Quail Dobbs – 30)

Good to the Last Drop (© Maxwell House): – 60 (Frederick Sanger – 10, Maxine Kumin – 20, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. – 10, Gary Becker – 20)

Dick in Town: 50 (Hiroo Onoda – 10, Dick “Dickie” Jones – 20, Elaine Stritch – 20)

Team Sushi: – 55 (Bob Hoskins – 30, Maya Angelou – 20, S. Truett Cathy – 5)

Carol’s 1%: 25 (Harold Simmons – 20, S. Truett Cathy – 5)

Erika: 20 (Joan Rivers – 20)

Nikki: 20 (Lauren Bacall – 20)

Mostly Mike: 20 (Shirley Temple Black – 20)

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