Two weeks before Dave’s father, Melvin Weinbaum, died of prostate cancer, Mel told Dave he wished he’d done more with his talents.
Listening to his dad’s lament spurred Dave to begin writing shortly after Mel’s passing in 1993. Dave began writing one liners like he was Forrest Gump crisscrossing the country — only Dave is still going.
Thus far he’s authored 44,000 original quotes and jokes. A small portion of Dave’s one liners have been published in the National Enquirer, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, various newspapers, hundreds of thousands of Internet sites, and random bathroom walls around the world. Dave started doing calendars of HIS favorite originals in 1999.
Dave has added a few new wrinkles to his life other than the obvious facial ones. He has written political op-eds, many of them humorous and satirical, that have been published in the prestigious Jewish World Review and various other publications for the last five years. Dave is featured alongside of many of the legends in political analysis, including Charles Krauthammer,
Nat Hentoff, George Will, Diana West, Jack Kelley, Cal Thomas, Larry Elder, Michelle Malkin, Bill O’Reilly, Mark Steyn, John Stossel, Ann Coulter, and Thomas Sowell.
Politicians have stolen (OK, used) Dave’s writings in their speeches, most recently, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. Before the start of a town hall meetings, one of Dave’s columns suggesting questions was used to advise Senator Arlen Spector’s constituents. Many of those questions were asked of the senator and used in subsequent town halls.
A few years ago Dave entered the field of radio talk show hosts and currently produces and stars on The Dave Weinbaum Show on KTTR Rolla (99.7FM and 1490AM) for listeners in Central Missouri
Dave is also a frequent emcee of the Mid-Missouri Tea Party.
At 65, Dave is having the MOTHER of mid-life crises. Dave lives by one of his most often cited quotes:
The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.