Here’s a question – where can you find Jesse Jackson standing next to Jesus? Where can you find George Bush hanging out with Beethoven? And where can you find Ulysses S. Grant posing with PA State Representative Tim Solobay? Simple – on the shelf in my office.
I collect bobblehead dolls. I didn’t mean to, it just happened.
About 5 years ago, my sister-in-law Carol gave me a Joey Fatone N’Sync bobblehead doll for a Christmas present. I think it was a joke, but I thought it was funny so I brought it into work. And as many people have pointed out, it bears a striking resemblance to the other Dave. Since then, the collection has grown to over 30 bobbles. I didn’t buy any of them, they just seemed to find me.
I even got a bobblehead doll of myself thanks to a shoot a few years back with Walt Srocki. This segment just happened to generate the most feedback of any story we’ve done because Walt will make you a one-of-a-kind bobblehead doll if you send him a few photos. It’s bigger than your normal bobblehead and he will only make one copy – he won’t make a mold because he sees it as a work of art. I really like mine. If you want one from Walt – you can call him at 412-782-5551.
Here’s a couple I really like. I was able to strong-arm OnQ’s Tonia Caruso out of her Tim Solobay bobbleheads. Mr. Solobay is the PA State Representative from the 48th district. I actually have 3 Solobays, in 3 different action poses.
Of course, the Pirates have about 77 bobblehead nights a year so I got a lot of forgettable Pirates on my shelf. I got future Hall-of-Lame players like Ronny Paulino, Oliver Perez, Mike Gonzalez, and Craig Wilson. I even have a Potato Pete who is one of my 4 favorite pierogies.
I do have some really famous people like Plaxico, Jimmy Krenn, Jesus, George Bush, The Woodright Shoppe’s Roy Underhill, Bill from the Red Green show, the Empire carpet guy and Rosie the Robot. Oh, if they could only talk, the conversation they would have….
Of course, these guys are just a small part of the strangeness that is my office here at QED. Tomorrow, I’ll show you the rest, in all of its insane glory. You’ve seen “MTV’s Cribs” right? Ok, this is just like that, but without the pools, home theaters, and Escalades.
No bobbleheads were harmed during the writing of this blog. – Dave R