Bob Hope

@webeishere (36351)
United States
March 27, 2007 1:32am CST
Here are some quotes I typed out that came from Bob hope. I got these from a small paper I got at an AA club the other day. I tried to scan it to paste but that didn't work. So here I sat typing once again. This took forever to get it right. Uggg. Anyhow I used to love watching the USO shows that he did for the American Service men all over the world. We lost a great man when he passed away. Enjoy these quotes which are funny and brought memories back of those USO shows from way back when. LOL! Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !! A little tribute to a man who made a difference: Bob Hope May 29, 1903 - July 27, 2003 ON TURNING 70 "You still chase women, but only downhill." ON TURNING 80 "That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing." ON TURNING 90 "You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake." ON TURNING 100 "I don't feel old. In fact I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap." ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING "I ruined my hands in the ring ... the referee kept stepping on them." ON SAILORS "They spend the first six days of each week sowing their wild oats, then they go to church on Sunday and pray for crop failure." ON NEVER WINNING AN OSCAR "Welcome to the Academy Awards or, as it's called at my home, 'Passover'." ON GOLF "Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees." ON PRESIDENTS "I have performed for 12 presidents and entertained only six." ON WHY HE CHOSE SHOWBIZ FOR HIS CAREER "When I was born, the doctor said to my mother, 'Congratulations. You have an eight-pound ham.'" ON RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL "I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it." ON HIS FAMILY'S EARLY POVERTY "Four of us slept in the one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another brother." ON HIS SIX BROTHERS "That's how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom." ON HIS EARLY FAILURES " I would not have had anything to eat if it wasn't for the stuff the audience threw at me." ON GOING TO HEAVEN "I've done benefits for ALL religions. I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality."
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@dixielol (1581)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I LOVED the quotes. But I dont know who Bob Hope is. To be honest I thought he was the host of that game show, Price is Right. Is that him?
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
28 Mar 07
No the host of Price Is Right is Bob Barker. Bob hope did a lot of movies in the 50's and 60's. He was a comedian that also performed for the US military at bases all over the world even in combat areas. Thanks for the response also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
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@dixielol (1581)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Oh, sorry. Guess that was before my time. I wasnt born untill 1987. Thanks for clarifing that for me
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• United States
4 Apr 07
His movies - black and white classics - are great!!!
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
27 Mar 07
This is great..I must tell my son, the sailor, about the sowing of the wild oats. He has taken the rough spots of his life and turned them inside out into humor. To many of us take the rough spots and keep getting more and more abrasions from them and turn them into ugly scars. He was a talented man with a great attitude. Again, thanks
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
28 Mar 07
yes he was a very talented and caring man. Thanks for the response also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
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• United States
4 Apr 07
hi, debs, that's kool attittude, I like it! :))
@sharon613 (2323)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Thanks for posting these up. I sure miss Bob Hope. He was one of my old time favorites. I'm sure the SSO is missing him as well where he used to go everytime to entertain the troops. No one can take the place of Bob Hope.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Noone will ever replace him kin thre USO. They have the wrestlers and some stars visit the soldiers but none can compare to Mr Hope. Thanks for the response.
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@sharon613 (2323)
• United States
28 Mar 07
your welcome and happy holiday.
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@minnie_98214 (10558)
• United States
28 Mar 07
There is the grandpa bob we all love. Love the jokes and funny stuff you post. I dont relate to all the old people stuff but its still funny.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Thank you very much. I haven't seen you on here posting lately. Responding yes. but.... HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY !!
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@honeyangel (1992)
27 Mar 07
bob hope - bob hope great comidain
i loved watching his movies,he was a great comedain and singer,he is sadly missed by loads of people.i remember watching him with bing crosby when i was younger.
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• Canada
27 Mar 07
Good ones!
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@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
4 Apr 07
That makes me want to watch one of his movies.. I could hear his voice while I read those lines.. He was the best!