One after the other, Martin Sargent's shows-on television, on cell phones, and online-have been brutally cancelled. When his most recent effort, Infected by Martin Sargent, was axed by Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback, Martin finally cracked. At the show's final taping, Martin doused himself in... Read More
Baton Bob marches around Atlanta, always in flamboyant costumes, and spins his baton. And by doing so, he makes everyone happy. This is his story.
Every town has at least one "that guy." The person or people who everybody in the town knows not by name, but by the eccentric things they do. In San Francisco, you might talk about that guy by saying, "you know that guy who walks around with the 12 galaxies sign?"
But in Atlanta, it's "you know that guy who walks around in fabulous costumes all day spinning a baton?"
Well that guy is Baton Bob, and his website is Baton Bob com www.batonbob.com. When Baton Bob isn't running his flower arranging business, a line of work he got into after he lost his job as a flight attendant, he's marching around the streets of Atlanta in flamboyant outfits twirling a baton.
Why does he do it? Well, it started in St. Louis to lift his spirits and those of the people around him after the horrors of 9/11. It worked, and it's never stopped, surviving even relocation to Atlanta.
Baton Bob www.batonbob.com brings so much mirth, smiles and fun to everyone he marches past, that Flickr and YouTube are both filled with images and footage that their takers wanted to share with the rest of the world, knowing how Baton Bob touched their lives, and trying to spread a little bit of that gaiety.
Baton Bob, I know it's your dream to one day appear on Ellen, but until that happens, you're always welcome on my show, because you are an Internet Superstar!
If you have a suggestion for an Internet Superstar, send it to martin at revision3 dot com, just like Jessi Baughman did for Baton Bob. Thanks Jessi.