12 questions with Bob Jones

July 19th, 2014 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

Sir Bob Jones does the 12 questions in the Herald. Most answers are amusing, but especially this one:

I don’t set out to charm women, but I’ll tell you one thing they like laughter, but they don’t like pranks. I quite like women and permanent relationships but it never lasts that long. They last about seven or eight years but we all stay great friends and holiday together. I’ve never understood monogamy. It seems to be unnatural for me. Variety is the spice of life. Blondes. Brunettes. That sort of thing. I’ve had all sorts of races and that. Girlfriends everywhere. Am I good to them? Of course I am. I’m good to everyone. Absolutely, women keep you young. Having it off all the time does. It’s absolutely critical.

is a youthful 75!

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11 Responses to “12 questions with Bob Jones”

  1. mikenmild (12,340 comments) says:

    Ugh.

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  2. duggledog (1,620 comments) says:

    He’s a crazy old coot but I love him for smacking reporter Rod Vaughn in the head, and smashing the way through for Douglas & co to salvage the country. A true NZ legend.

    But what I don’t understand is his predilection for having so many wives & women in his life. I have enough on my plate with just the one!

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  3. SGA (1,252 comments) says:

    Not to cast doubt on Sir Bob in particular, more as a general rule of thumb, if you want to know how a man treats women, you don’t ask the man (and vice versa).

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  4. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    Yep, he’s right on that – women (from my experience) love laughter – if a man doesn’t make you laugh with him and at him, then he’s not a keeper. If it doesn’t happen in the first ten minutes, it won’t (laughter that is).

    You don’t have to change your partner every 8 years – you just have to realise that people change over time and appreciate the new person they become – and hope that they appreciate who you become from time to time. This two become one stuff is a load of crap – as long as you realise you are two individuals, you’ll make it through almost anything. Instead of working on the ‘sameness’, work on appreciating their differentness, because he ain’t a girl, and you ain’t boy. – IMO~

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  5. dime (10,212 comments) says:

    ” if a man doesn’t make you laugh with him and at him, then he’s not a keeper.”

    thats cause chicks arent funny and need the man to come up with the humor.

    works for dime though :D

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  6. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    @ dime (9,341 comments) says:
    July 19th, 2014 at 11:21 am

    You could be right there, men are certainly funny creatures! :P

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  7. Manolo (14,166 comments) says:

    I could not have said it better myself! :D

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  8. Huevon (228 comments) says:

    A relevant classic….

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  9. Longknives (4,953 comments) says:

    Not a fan then Mikenmild?

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  10. jackinabox (776 comments) says:

    “You could be right there, men are certainly funny creatures!”

    And women are queer cattle!

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  11. Tauhei Notts (1,687 comments) says:

    Queer cattle?
    Come October and I see the cows riding one another I know they are ready for the magic straw.
    A.I. does not stand for artificial intelligence in that scene.

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