Bull Moose on a Bull Moose

by Frank Roche on October 10, 2012

in Funny

Teddy Roosevelt is my favorite president. I’ve read a dozen biographies. And I could read dozen more.

Many of you know that TR was a sickly child. Asthma. General malaise. But his parents didn’t just let him sit around. They sent him outdoors. They taught him. And Tr decided to remake himself into a strong version of himself.

When TR was 14, his father decided that the family should sail down the Nile for a year an learn about ancient Egyptian history. They had tutors. And experiences.

When an assassin shot him in 1912, TR shook it off and kept going. The Wisconsin Historical Society writes:

On October 14, 1912, Theodore Roosevelt was shot in Milwaukee by would-be assassin John Schrank, who had stalked him for three weeks through eight states. With a .38-calibre bullet still in his chest and blood soaking through his clothes, Roosevelt nevertheless addressed an audience of 9,000-12,000 people in Milwaukee Auditorium for 80 minutes, joking at one point that “It takes more than one bullet to kill a Bull Moose.”

He talked for 80 minutes with a bullet in his chest. (His 50-page speech and a set of reading glasses kept him from being killed.) And as you can see in the picture below, he rode a moose.

One tough hombre. They don’t make ‘em like that anymore.


A Ride in the Wagon

by Frank Roche on October 9, 2012

in Frank's World

Don’t you love seeing something that makes you laugh to yourself? Especially something loaded with so much latent humor?


Click to listen to Sammy Johns sing Chevy Van


by Frank Roche on October 5, 2012

in Frank's World

If I could do anything, I’d do something like this in Philly: The Boring Store.

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?

by Frank Roche on October 4, 2012

in Frank's World

Glimpsed in a reflection, he saw himself as he must look to the world: bewildered, as if expecting a final blow to the head. (via)

Click to hear Dean Martin sing Ain’t That a Kick in the Head

It All Works Out in the End

by Frank Roche on October 3, 2012

in Frank's World

It all works out in the end.

If it hasn’t worked out yet, it’s not the end.

I heard that phrase on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It’s not the end yet.