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Links to all the blog posts that have appeared on Jon of All Trades and Eks Axis.

Top 5 Movie Characters Much Older Than I Am That I’ve Been Attracted To

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because the internet is incredibly un-fun in 2020 and I miss blogging. It’s Friday and these will be fun! This week’s list… Top 5 Movie Characters…

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Top 5 Favorite Lines My Wife Sings from Songs on SiriusXM’s Lithium Channel

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because the internet is incredibly un-fun in 2020 and I miss blogging. It’s Friday and these will be fun! This week’s list… Top 5 Favorite Lines…

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Top 5 Things Always On My Grocery List

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? It’s Friday and it’s fun! This week’s list… Top 5 Things Always on my Grocery List I love grocery stores. I always have. They’re just such weird places…

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Top 5 Cassette Singles From 1991-1993 I Owned

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday (debuting on Wednesday), a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because the internet is incredibly un-fun in 2020 and I miss blogging. It’s Friday (or Wednesday, in this specific case) and these will…

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Thirty-nine

Former President Barack Obama is 59 years old. Every summer he releases an amazingly curated summer playlist filled with hot new shit, obscurities, deep cuts from legendary artists, and other stuff that for whatever reason tickled his fancy this summer. Like, what’s Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do” doing on the same list as Anderson…

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Things I DON’T Hate About Winter

Since I’m sick (again) and it’s snowing (again), and I’m reminded (again) of how much I hate this time of year with a burning passion, I thought a dose of good vibes would be a nice way to flip the script. I generally divide the year into two halves, the good part of the year…

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My 3 Favorite Blizzards

Hey, it’s snowing! And it’s going to snow again soon! That means many of the transplants who live here are freaking out about how to drive in this shit while the natives are freaking out about they’re going to drive in harmony with all the transplants. Should be a lousy commute! Good luck to you…

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Thirty-eight

Every year I make a new playlist on my birthday to commemorate the year that was, and write about it. This year, I’ve broken the post about by song and written a mini-essay for each entry. Sometimes these will pertain directly to the song, sometimes I won’t talk about the song at all. I had…

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Tarantino, Autobiographically

My first exposure to Quentin Tarantino came in the car with my dad. This had to have been the Fall of 1994. He and my mom had seen Pulp Fiction in theaters – why, I’m not sure, because in retrospect this movie seemed to be for neither of them – and because the movie dominated…

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Reflections on Five Years

This week the Jon of All Trades Podcast celebrates five years of being on the air and more than 200 guests. I realize as I write this, that’s longer than I’ve done any one thing professionally. My longest actual job tops out at four years and five months. I wrote Cru Jones Society for just…

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