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Old 06-10-2004, 07:54 PM
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Mr. Dobalina, Mr. Bob Dobalina

I can't get enough of Del Tha Funkee Homo Sapien these days, and his most infectious song has to be Mistadobalina. From the lyrics, which seem very specific, it sounds as if Bob Dobalina is a real person. But google after google, all I can find is a bunch of people who've used Bob Dobalina as a screen name: I can find no concrete evidence of a real person with that name. Anyone know any different?
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Old 06-10-2004, 09:24 PM
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While Del is a fun band and all...I think you're taking this a bit too far.
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Old 06-10-2004, 09:34 PM
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The line was first used by Peter Tork on a Monkees album, although I do not remember the exact details.

Moment, bitte...

From the song Zilch, on the Headquarters album, 1967.
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Old 06-11-2004, 01:21 AM
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DrF is correct.

I once heard a bystander being interviewed "at the scene" on the news radio identify himself as Bob Dobalina and almost spit my drink onto the windshield.
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Old 06-11-2004, 07:49 AM
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But all the lines in the Monkee's ZILCH come from somewhere else. I know that "Nevermind the furthermore, the plea is self defense" is from the movie of OKLAHOMA and I'm about 90% certain that "China Clipper calling Alameda" is also from a movie. I seem to recall that Tork said that they were in a hotel room and were flipping stations and heard those lines and just cobbled them into "Zilch".

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Old 06-11-2004, 08:16 AM
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We used to drop acid, go to the airport, have Bob Dobalina paged, and then go out and lay down near the runways to watch the planes take off and land.

Talk about your squandered youth!
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Old 06-11-2004, 09:01 AM
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Hey, Headquarters was the first album I ever owned!
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Old 06-11-2004, 11:02 AM
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Hmm. So Bob Dobalina is a kind of urban legend? Like the Candyman? Does anyone know the first use of the name?
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Old 06-11-2004, 11:22 AM
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Well, dammitall. I saw the title of this thread and spent about 10 seconds thinking "where have I heard that before...?" and came up with Monkees, Zilch. Clicked on the thread while congratulating myself mightily, and thinking that no one will be able to make the connection before me. I will be ultimate trivia all-time champion king of the world; look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.

Fooey.
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Old 06-11-2004, 02:21 PM
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Well, dammitall. I saw the title of this thread and spent about 10 seconds thinking "where have I heard that before...?" and came up with Monkees, Zilch. Clicked on the thread while congratulating myself mightily, and thinking that no one will be able to make the connection before me. I will be ultimate trivia all-time champion king of the world; look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.

Fooey.
I feel your pain, brother.

Maybe Bob Dobilina is somehow related to Rob Loblaw?
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Old 06-11-2004, 09:27 PM
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He's Bob Dobb's second cousin.
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Old 06-11-2004, 09:28 PM
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You know, I mean that as a joke, but now that I think about it, I might be onto something. Any Subgeniuses out there know anything about a Bob "Dob"alina?
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:17 AM
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I have run across some geek on Twitter by that name. He seems to be some sort of big shot there for he's allowed to be something like the Twitter P.C. Police. He keeps "lists" of people that he doesn't like and makes disparaging remarks about them.

He's clearly in the Progressive/Socialist/Communist camp and he dislked me, a conservative Republican, right off the bat and "listed" me as an undesirable. I presume that if I further enrage him, I'll be banned from Twitter.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:28 AM
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Whoa. Braaaaaaains!
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:01 PM
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I have no cite for this, because I can't remember where I heard this, but I heard that the name was actually "Bob Dovalina" and it was someone they heard being paged over an airport PA system. They liked the sound of the name and decided to use it in the song.
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:20 PM
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The name makes me think of Crazy Joe Davola from Seinfeld...
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:47 PM
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You know, I mean that as a joke, but now that I think about it, I might be onto something. Any Subgeniuses out there know anything about a Bob "Dob"alina?
I can say with some certainty that Bob Dobalina is not part of Subgenius lore.
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The "China Clipper" line is apparently from China Clipper (1936), starring Pat O'Brien and Humphrey Bogart.
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I can say with some certainty that Bob Dobalina is not part of Subgenius lore.
Thank you. You have no idea how much that question has been tormenting me for the last seven years.

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Old 04-11-2011, 03:13 PM
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The name makes me think of Crazy Joe Davola from Seinfeld...
And not Bob Sacamano?
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