CHICAGO, IL – EBBQ – Today GlossyNews lost one of its most faithful and cherished writers, Bob Rohden, aka BobZaguy. While I wish this were a roast instead of a eulogy, and I only knew Bobz (as I affectionately called him) through our writing experiences both on and off GlossyNews.com, I do think I can adequately sum up his life for you in order to get a better peek at who Bobz was as a human being.
First of all, I do not know how old Bobz was, nor does it matter. Bobz was timeless. He was the CEO of his own business in Chicago called LaserList of Chicago, dealing with marketing. He was also a connoisseur of fine wines and through that love of the vine, recently began another business cleverly named BYourOwnBob. Wine and writing were Bobz’ two fondest passions. The writing is what brought our paths together.
Bobz had a way of looking at politics like few others. He didn’t get angry, he got even. When he took out his pen, he went after the scoundrels and gave them a square pounding, never forgetting that humor is our best weapon. Bobz had a knack for making up new words that fit nicely into his plan to take down the GOP independently (no pun intended.) He gave us GOPTea© and Etch-a-Mitt™, adding the trademark symbols as a way of telling us all that he did pay close attention to detail, and yes, it was that important to him to get his side of the story out.
Bobz’ blog, EditorialBBQ is still up, so please, if you get a moment, take a look. You’ll appreciate him better through his writing than through my clumsy memorial.
We were Facebook friends. I could always count on Bobz to throw heaps of smart-assed comments my way, and I appreciated each and every opportunity to tell him in not-so-polite terms to shut up and go away, that he was bothering me. I don’t regret telling him that. I only wish he hadn’t listened to me.
Thank you Bobz for the laughs. You will be missed by all those whom you reached out to with your wit, your charm and your humanity. God Speed dear friend.
And check out the complete archive of Bobzaguy stories.