Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hey Joe

Can you believe it? After getting requests for such topics as net ball, linoleum and eggs Joe over at Hey Joe has the audacity to request a blog post on himself! Perhaps though he’s foolish enough not to realize that gives me an open license to ridicule for fun!

So here we go…

First off: Hey Joe, if you don’t him, is a fellow blogger with his own humor blog. Go figure! I also found that if you read his blog backwards using a Kaleidoscope it opens a portal to the 60s and you can travel back and have beach blanket bingo with Annette and sing “Help me Rhonda” with the Beach Boys! So that’s a plus…

But I’m sure many are curious as to why his blog is called “Hey Joe” other than the fact that his actual (or fictional…who knows out in blogosphere) name is Joe. Now some of you might be clever enough to associate the 1966 song “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix as the inspiration behind the blog name.

Sure, “Hey Joe” was the very first hit for Jimi. Sure, it was also the very first song he ever performed in America. Sure, it was the only song on his groundbreaking Hendrix Experience album that Jimi didn’t write. Sure, it was the very last song performed at the original Woodstock concert. With all that amazing history you’d think Joe named it after that….because….who wouldn’t?

You’d be wrong though.

In reality, it is named after his other brother Joe and as you can see from the picture, it is a fitting title even though he did take the liberty to misspell “hay” there. Very clever there Joe!

The other thing you must know about Joe is that he has an exclusive and lucrative contract with the Grim Reaper to provide eulogies for all famous people. That’s right, if somebody famous dies, Joe is they guy to read about it. I’ve already got my death reserved for his eulogy. In fact, I’m gonna have him pre-write it just in case he dies before me.

Another thing you should empathize with him is that his blog is on TypePad. Now we all secretly know that is actually the maxi-pad of the blogging world hosts. But Joe is a nice guy and he has funny stuff so we put up with it as best we can. We try to laugh with him, not at him.

26 comments:

Kurt said...

This is a moving tribute to a great man.

VE said...

kurt - This could be a first, you being first on the comments and all. Why I'm speechless (almost).

cruisin-mom said...

I know Joe has a funny blog, seems like a good dad, fab husband...but worthy of his own post on another's blog?...wow, now that's impressive.

VE said...

cruisin-mom - Welcome. Well...he did ask for it when I was taking post requests...

Sornie said...

I'd take my risks with time travel for some beach blanket bingo if the ladies all looked like the one in that rather dated pic.

HeyJoe said...

VE - I am quite impressed, particularly with your dexterity at Photoshop. As I’m sure you’ve noticed (but failed to ridicule) my own skills are definitely lacking.

Wonderful job about a wonderful subject. Thanks for the honor.

HeyJoe

Sully Sullivan said...

Alright, you've inspired me to go take a look at Hey Joe's blog. I like me my humors. Nice post.

Maureen said...

Type PAD? So THAT's where they get the name from...

But I shall check him out. Just because you said to laugh at, er with him.

Mother Theresa said...

...the maxi-pad of the blogging world hosts? So what is Blogger then? Maybe I shouldn't have asked. Very clever guy that Joe, getting a shout out this way. Gotta admire him. :)

VE said...

sornie - It was a lot of fun, but they kept using weird slang language...groovy and such.

heyjoe - Well, with photoshop there is always somebody better and so if I were to ridicule you on that somebody waaay better then me would just come along and ridicule my efforts. Glad you enjoyed the focus. Your 15 minutes are here!

sully - Ok, but I cannot guarantee that Joe is always funny...

maureen - Well I cannot be certain that is where it came from but it's my theory...

Bee said...

Is that guy with the weird arms a couch cushion sandwich?? I can't quite figure it out!

Queen Goob said...

Okay,okay - I too will go check out Joe's page if only to laugh at him, not with him.

Isn't "hay" spelled "hay" or should we just "bale" on the subject at hand.

Bee said...

WELL JIMENY CRIMENY!! It's HAY!!

Obviously I need to ride on the short bus.

Beth said...

Writes eulogies for the famous, has a brother with great (??) legs and possesses the chutzpah to request a blog post about himself.
Hmm. Fascinating.
Will check out Hey Joe's blog.

VE said...

mother theresa - I know, that was very clever of him. How did he know I'd be gullible enough to go for it.

bee - Nobody really knows what it is...other than Joe's brother

VE said...

beth - Again, I am not responsible for Joe being funny or not...

Serena Joy said...

Hey, Joe sounds like a pretty cool guy. And he certainly knows how to wear hay. I'm going to see if I can get him to do my eulogy. I tried doing it myself, but it just didn't look right.:)

VE said...

sj - He's so good at them I'm hoping more famous people die soon!

Megan said...

I have a kaleidoscope at home and will be trying this experiment tonight. Do I get to sue for false advertising if the portal does not open?

Jeff said...

You mean all I had to do was ask you to write about me and you would have? That Joe is a pretty wise guy.

colbymarshall said...

joe's brother's legs need some sun.

VE said...

megan - Don't forget to chant the magic words...they're in Yiddish.

jeff - Yeah, he was the ONLY one to think of that

colby - It's the hay, it keeps shadowing the legs whenever he's out...

Quickroute said...

I'll stagger over to hey joes page then - why is it when i drink i have a dual screen computer but when i wake up again its gone - the mind boggles?

Alex L said...

Hay Joe... really, well I'm not going to argue. Blogspot really is the place to be isnt it...

VE said...

quickroute - If you happen to see triple...chose the middle one

alex - Yep, misery loves company over at blogspot

RED MOJO said...

Nice job on Hey Joe. I'm impressed with how well you've done with all of these subjects. Eggs, linoleum, Hey Joe, all so boring until you breathe life into them!

Just kidding Hey Joe...awww.