June 23, 2007

personal stories needed

i am master of technology, statistics [and my domain]. however, here i find myselves stuck at a cross-road:

a | light, portable laptop [4 lbs] with slow processor
b | fast, powerful laptop [6 lbs] with 50% more weight

considerations :: i'll be travelling more [so vote a??], but i'm also going to start video-blogging [so vote b???]

what say you? what did you buy for yourself? please share your regrets [technological or otherwise]

Posted by steveh at 10:20 AM | Reader Poll

June 7, 2007

new username

user direktive 84debb :: new email username

* maze of personal email a mess
* ready to abandon and consolidate
* new username needed, preferred host[gmail]

names in the running.... plus ones you leave in comments....


Posted by steveh at 10:37 PM | Reader Poll

May 6, 2007

gb's commented-out mix cd


readers only know each other intellectually and textually... until now....

if you are considered to be a reader, frequent, of generation[bob], please forward me one MP3s musical file via backchannels. i will post a streaming mix cd for audible enjoyment.

:: reader alert :: a cold and poor turn-out has postponed this project indefinitely. dsplit is plus >5< for enthusiasm, unbridled or otherwise.

Posted by steveh at 10:33 PM | Reader Poll

April 18, 2007

the eisenhower flower hour


what do you think of when you think of flowers??

the left-wing, communist, jewish, homosexual pornographers at nova claim flowers are "all about SEX". in the jurassic period, plants resembled ferns and pines. then the first flowers got it on and the hornily blooming flora beat the rabbits at the own game--comprising more than ninety percent of the world's vegetation today.

Posted by steveh at 12:06 AM | Reader Poll

March 23, 2007

glasses history

authentic eye spectacles from generation bob's past have been unearthed. but the question still remains of which is preferred:




Posted by steveh at 12:00 AM | Reader Poll

February 22, 2007

fratthew zapperry


stand-up classes gather minneapolis' ribald class clowns into one mat-covered room. having no historically accurate narrative about my life, i have been dubbed the following:

[a] a living frank zappa
[b] matthew perry with coked-out hair

which is most fitting?

Posted by steveh at 12:03 AM | Reader Poll

December 4, 2006

Reader Poll: God's Eye

does god cry?

Posted by steveh at 12:27 PM | Reader Poll

October 18, 2006

Reader Poll: election topix


with elections less than three weeks away, the rest of this week's posts will be devoted entirely to reader-generated suggestions. if you have a topic you'd like explored in generation bob's playground, please voice your interest now. if you have a question you'd like answered, shoot away. myself, along with sarah, n. erving, and danny k. are really excited to see what issues are on the hearts and minds of our readers.
Posted by steveh at 12:02 AM | Reader Poll

September 18, 2006

Reader Poll: Dyeing for Change

Having never dyed my hair, I think it might be time for a change.
Please indicate not only your color choice, but also how badly I'll botch this project...




Blond Meringue


Ruby Crescent


Hair Mirrored as Beard


Deep Cola

Posted by steveh at 12:54 PM | Reader Poll

September 10, 2006

Reader Poll: Super Powers


This weekend I made trading cards for imaginary action figures. What? Don't worry... there's a rational explanation: I tend to twist napkins into bizarre shapes when I'm at restaurants, so I thought "why not do something with these creations?" Bestowing them with super powers and forming our own little society seemed to be the obvious choice. So I ask, what super power do you wish you had? (keeping in mind that immortality is cheating).

I'd love flight or invisibility... but given literary problems with invisibility (see: The Ring of Gyges, The Hollow Man, The Invisible Man, etc), I think I'd choose flight.

Posted by steveh at 11:43 AM | Reader Poll

August 31, 2006

Reader Poll: Diet Coke Break...Watch Him?


I hate jewelry. My fingers and wrists are so weak that strapping metal to them usually results in the inability to write, open door knobs or feed myself without the use of bendable straws... and I've gotten too old to wear friendship braclets.

However, it has come to my attention that nothing is sexier than a good watch--a lie I presume was started by the rolex corporation and various father's day gift peddlers.

What say you about jewerly on men? Is it time for me to get a watch? Aren't they redundant thanks to the meticulous time keeping of cell phones?

Posted by steveh at 10:40 AM | Reader Poll

August 24, 2006

Reader Poll: Showers


Since roomie's been gone, I've developed the bad habit of showering with the bathroom door open and leaving the lights off. (Lord only knows how this started. I'm sure there was a logical basis like letting steam out of the bathroom.) Showering in the dark feels completely normal since you close your eyes to keep out the soap, it's a very familiar/mechanized routine and I can't see anything without my glasses anyway.

My developing shower habits bring to mind the infinite question: where have you always wanted to shower? A famous faucet like Graceland? Turning the 555' Washington Monument into your personal bathhouse? In the rain at Minnesota's great get together? No restrictions.

Posted by steveh at 1:25 PM | Reader Poll

August 17, 2006

Reader Poll: Concrete


Concrete is great for sidewalks and bridges.... but where is the worst place to find concrete? Please advise via comments.

Some potentially bad places:

  • inside your reserve canteen while crossing the sahara.
  • upon peeling your banana
  • in your stool
  • on the skin of that "great listener" you talked to at john's party for hours
  • a cat scan of your doctor's head
  • behind the door marked "men's" after a night of bad mexican

Posted by steveh at 11:32 PM | Reader Poll