VMC #4 Catch and Release Fishing
This Vague Moment of Clarity is about why I think catch and release fishing is more cruel than eating fish but is really more about why I think I should get your vote as a 3rd party candidate for President- I am a nice person that can feel others' pain.
Vague Moment of Clarity #3 Golf In Cemeteries
I think I have solved a serious problem plaguing our nation- really slow old golfers ahead of me ruining my day. There is no problem with older people being out there and hopefully I will be able to play when I am that age but good god I hope, by that time, there is a special place for seniors to play at their own pace... like cemeteries.
Vague Moment of Clarity #2 Close The Drapes
Do you hate your cable company?
Is there anyway to feel good about a cable company?
Why do we tolerate cable companies?
Is dumping cable better than sex?
If you answered yes to any one these questions or any question you have been asked in the last week then this Vague Moment of Clarity might be for you.
Vague Moment of Clarity #1 I Am Running For President
Do you want a President who is firmly planted in the sane middle?
Do you want common sense solutions for today's problems?
Did you have no intention of voting this Fall but wouldn't mind wasting your vote on me?
Well, that is why I am running for President.
To find out more about my platform please listen to this Vague Moment of Clarity.
A Vague Moment of Clarity #1
If you think no candidate is taking the sane middle path then please consider voting for me to be our next President.
My fellow countrymen/women and others, will you give my platform a listen?
I'm Running For President
I just announced, on the Bob and Tom Show, that I am running for President. Listen to this installment of Vague But True to hear me throw my hat in the ring, what my platform is and why I am dropping out, immediately.
Never, Ever Remodel
This Vague But True aired on the coast to coast radio show known to millions as the Bob and Tom Show Oct. 13th, 2015 and concerns the perils of remodeling an already perfectly nice kitchen. And marriage.
My Daughter Thought a Corn Field Was a Driveway and the Bible
This Vague But True aired September 16th, 2015 on the Bob and Tom morning radio workshop and concerns how my 17 year old daughter mistook a corn field for a driveway, learning hard lessons... or not and how this experience proves not all the Bible could have happened the way they said it did.
Golf, transgender affairs, Renaissance Festival freaks
This Vague But True, as heard on the Bob and Tom show, is about how life is one big grey area continuum with a trillion points to land on and we need to respect the differences between us and that people who go to Renaissance Festivals are sick freaks.
A VBT about our trip to Italy
This June 30, 2015 Vague But True is about our trip to Italy, how I know Jews did not model for the statues of Jewish Biblical characters and what a 17 year old girl wants from a European vacation.
Get Off My Lawn
This Vague But True aired on the Bob and Tom Radio show, coast to coast, June 10th, 2015 and concerns the driving habits of millennials and whether or not it is patriotic to smack an 80 year old woman in the chops because she consistently and intentionally takes your turn at a four way stop. Oh, and have I become a cranky old man?
Vague But True proves you can't have everything.
But you can have your cake and eat it, too.
This VBT aired on Bob and Tom May 20, 2015 and is about how complex life is, first baseball games and whether it would be better to be invisible or fly.
The Vague But True where "I Suggested Porn"
This VBT as aired on the Bob and Tom show April 15, 2015 concerns why, as entertainment director for our school's senior night party, I suggested 8 hours of porn for the guys.
There's A Leech That Lives on Hippo Butts and Other Proof of God's Plan
This Vague But True aired December 3rd, 2014 on the Bob and Tom Show and concerns God's plan, a leech that only lives on hippo's butts, and man's free will, not putting your cel phone on vibrate at a funeral. And other stuff.
"You Will Remember Me, I Was The One Who Talked"
This Vague But True (as heard on the Bob and Tom show) aired Nov. 19th, 2014 and concerns a telepathic conversation with a cow and how comedy bits do and then do not work and advice for teens on careers. And that's all in one story.
Enough Is Enough (and other useful phrases)
This Vague But True aired November 2, 2104 on the coast-to-coast radio show with the most, The Bob and Tom Show, and is about being seated near a non-stop talker on an airplane and what phrases you can use to get through to Mr. Oblivious.
It's All About Context and What Not To Say At a Wedding
This installment of the Vague But True radio essay thing I do aired on the Bob and Tom radio extravaganza Oct 15th, 2014 and is about how context is everything and what not to do in a receiving line at a wedding.
These are amazing times... and there is a guy named Barkevious Mingo
This Vague But True is about how many amazing advances have happened in our lifetime and how some constants of human nature persist... like the importance of avoiding bar fights. As aired on the Bob and Tom radio extravaganza, Sept. 24, year of our Lord, 2014.
He's a Professional Athlete and His Name is Jokisch
This Vague But True aired September 10, 2014 on the Bob and Tom Radio Network and is about a Chicago Cub pitcher whose last name is Jokisch, which sounds so close to Jock-Itch the jokes write themselves... and that is why we have reality TV shows, too.
New York, Just Like I Pictured It
This Vague But True aired June 25th, 2014 on the Bob and Tom radio program and is about our trip to New York and why all Americans should go and pay a visit, especially if you want your daughter to appreciate the Rolling Stones.
Family vacations, ukeleles and a nose flute
This Vague But True installment, as heard on the fabulous coast to coast radio extravaganza known as the Bob and Tom Show, starts off with my daughter trying to play her ukelele and nose flute at the same time and ends up in NYC and how I now swear on the backswing when I golf. Listen and see if you can relate.
The Commencement Address Our Grads Need to Hear
This Vague But True aired coast to coast on the Bob and Tom radio show May 28, 2014. It's a dose of reality for our nation's grads as they leave academia and go off into the real world. Good Luck to all our 2014 graduates and no matter what you do in life, just remember this... never go swimming in Tijuana.
You Can Letter In Going To The Prom
It's true. You can get a letter in prom. At least at my daughter's HS. Hear all about this disaster of an idea in this Vague But True from May 14, 2014, as heard from coast to coast on the one and only Bob and Tom Radio Show.
Distributing The "Ashes"
If someone ever asks you to spread their ashes, as their final request, listen to this Vague But True as heard ( 4 22 14) on The Bob and Tom Radio extravaganza, first.
What Not To Say To To A Young Guy At An Airport
This Vague But True is about what happens when your body ages and how everyone at the airport is in the worst mood during the 6-9AM hours.
Guys In My Neighborhood Dressed Up As Nazis
This Vague But True aired on Bob and Tom March 25, 2014 and is a true story about a bunch of "actors" who hold an annual holiday party dressed as Nazis. And they don't think it's offensive. They live in my neighborhood. And there maybe some in yours. Remember all that it takes for evil to flourish is for good people to not listen to this radio essay.
I Have Been Living A Lie 3/11/14 episode of Vague But True
This Vague But True, as heard on the Bob and Tom Radio Extravaganza, heard coast to coast across this great nation of ours, concerns a lie I have been telling on stage and why and advice I got from my uncle, Sammy Hitler. Enjoy and learn.
Bagpipes and the Afterlife
This Vague But True aired Feb. 5, 2014 and involves the Superbowl, Bagpipes, someone who was clinically dead for 12 minutes and the difference between CSPAN and soap operas.
You Gotta Love The Sky Mall Catalog
This VBT (1/22/14) from the Bob and Tom Show answers the question- What do you do when flying and an extra large person is using their seat, plus half of your seat and across the aisle is a screaming baby? How do you get rid of that frustration? Open the Sky Mall catalog and write in nasty comments about their products like...
The 2013 Year In Review
What a year it was. If it was important, if it meant something to the future of the world, if it inspired us to do better in the future I covered it in this Vague But True which aired December 18, 2013 on the award winning nationally syndicated radio program called The Bob and Tom Show.
Anti-Semitic Burmese Pythons in Animal Conspiracy Update
I have been vindicated. TIME Magazine is now covering America's "Pest" problem. So far the MSMedia does not connect the dots and see the conspiracy behind all this but it is only a matter of time.
This Vague But True aired on Bob and TomDec. 4th, 2013.
If you care about America, listen up.
Internet Stocks, Tattoos and DDT
How could one Vague But True bring together such disparate topics and make a cogent point? Oh, and ring the alarm bells over the Animal Conspiracy against man and prove that God loves venison? Well, take a listen and see for yourself.
11/12/13 is when this one aired on the Bob and Tom Show
The Most Dedicated Phone Scam Guy Ever and How I Won
This 10/30/13 Vague But True, from the Bob and Tom Show, is about the latest phone scam. If we all worked as hard as this "Microsoft technician" we'd be rich... and then go to hell.
The Best Way To Discipline Kids and Congress
This Vague But True aired on the Bob and Tom Show Oct 9th of 2013 and is what I learned about how to deal with Congress by seeing a neighbor kid being sent to his room by his parents for reasons he claimed to have no knowledge of whatsoever... but probably did.
Disasters Waiting To Happen
This installment of the Vague But True series of whimsical radio commentaries is, once again, from the Bob and Tom radio program, and aired Sept. 26th, 2013. Does everything that looks like it is going to be a disaster always go that way? Well, our rental property built in 1929 is still standing but that may just be luck.
"You Take What You Are Given And Make It Work"
This August 21, 2013 VBT from the Bob and Tom Show is about the universal and time honored lessons learned from naming a body of water Leech Lake and having one testicle that is larger than the other.
The Commencement Address College Grads SHOULD Hear
This Vague But True, as heard on Bob and Tom, May 28, 2013, is the contrarian view of what our college grads should hear upon leaving academia, versus the Go Out and Get a Job You Would Do Even If You Weren't Getting Paid stuff they generally get.
The title "Messiah Second Coming Feldman" says it all.
This Vague But True from the May 15, 2013 Bob and Tom Show is about bad names for kids, how sometimes the smartest thing you can say is "I don't know," the Donner Party and talk radio.
Lute Playing Nuts at the Renaissance Festival
This Vague But True was heard on the Bob and Tom Show May 1st, 2013. It's about gay athletes, straight guys who go to Renaissance Festivals and if your soul actually burns in Hell.
Teaching My Daughter to Drive
Talked on Bob and Tom today (4/16/13) about trying to teach my 15 year old daughter how to drive... and how that isn't working out.
If you are a parent, thinking of being a parent or have parents you might like this one.
Just In Time For Valentines Day
this 2/13/13 VBT on BT is about a trip to the dump, rummage sales and Valentines Day.
"Am I Speaking to Time or Car-on Bedorp?"
this VBT from 1/29/2013 is about the lamest phone solicitation call I have ever received, how corporate America has dumbed their sales staffs down too far and a quiz taken by Bob, Tom, Christie and Chick showing what it takes to be a functioning America.
Cod Pieces, a Coyote Skeleton and Earthquakes
This January 16, 2013 VBT on Bob and Tom is about how seeing a ballet dancer wearing a codpiece led to my telling my daughter Claire about being caught naked during an earthquake and how a coyote skeleton... well, it all ties together.
Pawn Shops and Bass Guitars
This Vague But True appeared on the Bob and Tom show, 12/3/12, and is about teenage girls knowing how to push Dad's buttons and the best financial advice you can give your kid is to visit a pawn shop.
Peace in the Middle East, the Mayo Clinic and Foreskins
This appearance on the Bob and Tom show is from Nov. 1, 2012 and this VBT is on... well, a bunch of stuff about why the Mayo Clinic has no competition and why are Muslims and Jews fighting and how I could all straighten it out and what to think about in the voting booth. In one neat package.
We Need A Truth Monitor At the Debates
This VBT aired on the Bob and Tom show Oct. 17, 2012 and is about how ridiculous our debates and political discourse has become and how I can fix it with my new invention, The Truth Monitor. I'm Tim Bedore and I approve this message.
Mick Jagger, Dietary Fiber and the Chicken Dance
This VBT (Vague But True) as heard on BT (Bob and Tom) (and why did I put the full names in parens, that was just a waste of time) is about how difficult it seems for most men in airport bathrooms to have a non-verbal bowel movement. And getting older. And Mick Jagger's dance moves. And a Little League game. Honestly, this does all seem to work together into one commentary but that's just me.
Don't Believe Anything on the Internet
except for what you see on my website.
This VBT aired on Bob and Tom Sept. 19th, 2012. It's about how the internet has become a scamapalooza and how that affects my ability to spread the word about the Animal Conspiracy.
An 8/29/12 VBT from Bob and Tom about the oddest Billboard ever
So what would you make of a billboard, placed in the Chicago metro, that said "Discover Sheboygan" and had a picture of a guy surfing? Is this a bold "outside the box" marketing effort? Or did someone make a big mistake?
The Olympics, Teen Girls and Talking Owls
This Vague But True as heard on the Bob and Tom show, August 15th, 2012, is all about how bad Olympians look in super slo-motion, girl's unrealistic dreams of becoming gymnasts and at what age you can get your children to believe they are talking to an owl.
"I saw a jogger smoking a cigar"
This Vague But True, aired on the Bob and Tom show July 26, 2012 and starts with my having seen a jogger smoking a cigar and goes into other observations of mindless activities.
GPS Does Not Work In Iowa
This Vague But True, as done on the Bob and Tom Show, is about how using Google maps, AAA maps, and a GPS unit is bound to fail. Please listen to this piece if you are going on a family road trip vacation this summer.
8th Grade Graduation and 1st Time in High Heels
This June 13 Vague But True, as heard on the Bob and Tom radio adventure is about my daughter's 8th grade graduation ceremony (yes, they had one) and girls wearing high heels for the first time and an iPhone obsession and the Animal Conspiracy. And I think it all makes sense.
The Merman Family Hour Demo
Syndicated radio show idea demo.
Robin Gibb, The Cubs, Mini Corns and Telephone Poles
May 30 VBT on Bob and Tom is really all about why I am addicted to golf. It's because I care so much, and worry about where our great nation is headed that I... just have to golf. It's the cross the supremely empathetic have to carry.
My Annual Unsolicited Commencement Address
This VBT is also from the May 18 visit to the BT studios. Commencement speakers could all learn a thing or two from me. Or, maybe there is a reason why I don't get too many (any) invitations to speak.
Don't Ever Take a Chihuahua to Alaska
May 18, 2012 Vague But True, with Bob and Tom, in the studio this time, about a story I read in 1992, and thought I knew what what it said about marriage and love and how not letting your wife know what you were thinking was the key to staying together, but I didn't see the more sinister global nature of what was going on.
Special Vague But True for Ashtabula Show
107.5, The Fox, is bringing me in to do a show for their 10th anniversary and to raise money for the Animal Protection League. This special VBT is about the clash between the good critters we want to protect and the species that are agin' us.
May 2 VBT is about Alex Trebeck, Cremation and a new driver
This Vague But True, as heard on the Bob and Tom show is about how money is power and power is sex and why is Alex Trebeck doing an ad for an insurance policy to cover your "final expenses?"
"I Blame The Media" VBT on BT, April 17, 2012
This morning on Bob and Tom I asked "Why can't we think anymore? Why is there a town named Nimrod, MN?" and other odd things like people still named Hitler.
It's all the media's fault, too many screens, too much input, not enough thinking. Check it out for yourself.
Some Thoughts On Paris
This Vague But True is from April 4, 2012. Karen, Claire and I went to Paris on a spring break vacation. I had never been to Europe before. Wow. It's not like here. This VBT is just random thoughts on what happened.
VBT on Bob and Tom about Weird Thoughts
This installment is from March 14th, 2012 and is about the weirdest thought you have ever had. These are the winners from what you people sent in and it is nice to know I am not the only one who has had some really bizarre thoughts in odd moments. Thanks for your participation.
Feb. 15, 2012 Vague But True "These Kids Today"
This VBT I did on Bob and Tom is about reading Kindles while driving, amateur drone aircraft being flown by hobbyists here in America and German vs. Polish Polka music. And, I make a point... or try to.
Nobody is an Expert at Everything - Vague But True
This 1/25/2012 VBT on Bob and Tom shows how even really smart people can be very not smart when they get outside their area of expertise.
And listen at the end for Bob's critique of An Inconvenient Horror-The Animal Conspiracy Slide Show.
Bankable Predictions for 2012 or Your Money BACK!!
This Vague But True on the Bob and Tom show aired Jan 11, 2012, where I make my annual predictions for the new year which will all come true or you get a full refund.
The True Meaning of Xmas
This VBT, from 12/15/11's visit to Bob and Tom, discusses lousy inventions, last minute gift ideas and Amish sports cars and what would happen if you put a football stadium in a shopping mall.
Oct 21 in studio VBT with Bob and Tom
this one is about a bad highway, being late to make a flight, the Sky Mall catalog, the Green Bay Packers, Clark Gable and coal. Seriously.
October 11, 2011 VBT "I'm Sagging"
that pants below the butt style is a bad idea while mowing a lawn. VBT from Bob and Tom.
You Don't Know Jackdick Diddlysquat
This Sept. 14, 2011 Vague But True on Bob and Tom deals with what not to do when you see a neighbor writhing in pain on an ambulance stretcher, analogies, men not being able to express emotion and the Green Bay Packer defense.
Seriously. It's all in there.
VBT on BT August 2, 2011 "Why I Stay Positive"
Why I don't fear another Great Depression and funny things Claire has said recently are covered in this edition of VBT.
Even if Congress defaults on our debt and trips off an economic disaster we have much to look forward to. (Just tryin' to stay positive here)
Airport Security and the Sex Talk VBT on BT
July 13, 2011 VBT on Bob and Tom about how we can be sure no terrorists with surgically implanted bombs get on our planes and having a sex talk with a 13 year old daughter can be merged into one convenient package.
May 20, 2011 VBT on BT Commencement Address
Once again this year the call to speak to a university, or barber college or bartender school graduating class did not come. So, I spoke to the nation's graduates via the radio.
June 6th 2001 VBT on Bob and Tom
That's a bad place to plant a bottle rocket, Youtube, video cameras, teens and more...
VBT on Bob and Tom April 18, 2011
Ever been to the Wisconsin Dells? Ever go on vacation with your parents? Had it up to here with your teen age daughter? Then, you might like this installment.
Just in Time For Easter Week
This VBT from 2008 talks about the Stations of the Cross and the models who pose as Jesus for billboard pictures.
3/15/11 Bob and Tom VBT and Animal Conspiracy Report
March 15. "Miss Kitty and Ma Rainey" is the name of this Vague But True installment.
Preceding it is a story about a guy who got chased by a badger over 500 yards until he found refuge on top of a UPS truck.
And the VBT is about... well, the Pope and "Gunsmoke" and taking my daughter to a play that was more adult than we thought.
Hope you enjoy.
Feb 2, 2011 VBT on BT Handkerchiefs and Kashoos
Parenting, the Cremation Society, TSA scanning handkerchiefs and what it means for my daughter's future... and oh, yes, Claire's friend thinks there is a nut called a Kashoooo... all come together in this installment of Vague But True.
Oddest VBT Yet Jan 4, 2011 By Any Means Necessary
Well, folks... this one is about something called fecal transplantation therapy and I hope you enjoy it. Not, fecal transplantation therapy. That is a last ditch effort kind of thing. I hope you enjoy... my heart warming story behind fecal transplantation therapy.
Year End Wrap Up and Predictions For 2011
This Vague But Installment aired on Bob and Tom right before Christmas. And as always, if my predictions for 2011 do not come true, you will receive a full refund.
With Age Comes Wisdom VBT on Bob and Tom
This Vague But True installment aired on Bob and Tom Sept. 29th.
Somehow REO Speedwagon, getting wiser as you get older and school prayer are seamlessly merged into a cohesive piece. At least that was my hope when I started it.
VBT "The Lake Cabin"
Just in time for Labor Day, as we wrap up the summer vacation season, this episode of Vague But True from the Bob and Tom show, looks at the Midwest Lake Cabin tradition.
Vague But True Bob and Tom August 24th, 2010
Nobody looks good being sea sick and throwing up, illegal border crossings, legalizing marijuana and tattoos on Mommies at the beach. All in one convenient package.
Hope you enjoy it.
Vague But True on Bob and Tom July 27, 2010
Nobody Should Be Allowed to Vote.
Would you support picking the Congress out of the phone book? This episode says why I think we shouldn't have any more elections to pick the Congress.
KQAK "The Quake" Tim Bedore aircheck
There are fans of the Quake out there who might appreciate hearing this. And if listening to this ruins your formerly fond memories of the station (or probably just my part of it), I am sorry for posting this. It was the 80's, this aircheck may sound like a Member's Only jacket, now.
Radio For One Podcast Episode #1
Hey Folks. Included in episode #1 is a VBT on BT about the electric fence you may have heard, a new VBT at the end, a Bible According to Tim, lots of stuff on the Animal Conspiracy, A Dear Abby Aptitude Test, How Would Chuck Connors Answer That, and more, and my daughter Claire (aged 12) assists as sound engineer. See if you can hear where a 12 year old gets involved. Hope you enjoy it!
Electric Fence Vague But True
Some of you wanted to hear it again. And let's not forget to salute this brave patriot who tried to save his yard from critters, even though he almost killed himself. And thanks to him for sharing his pain and story.
1st ever broadcast interview for Koko the Gorilla
Koko, the sign language gorilla, interviews Bondwell Jameson, a big game hunter. I helped interpret Koko's sign language questions and Jameson's answer back to her.