inspired by the US comedy series Arrested Development
. It refers
to one of the show's central characters, 'GOB', an arrogant, shameless, self promoting showman.
In real world terms, "a GOB" is someone who displays the same classless showmanship, such as the lead singer of a pub covers band who thinks he's the greatest
thing since Barry
White but can't sing to save himself, or a standup commedian
who obviously thinks his material is great, when
in reality it stinks. Badly.
Me: This is the worst band I've ever
Kate: Yeah, the lead singer's a freakin' GOB.