Jon of All Trades

Access

Access

I travel enough to get upgraded at shitty hotels. That’s almost poetic in its mundanity, is it not? Send me somewhere cool, I’m a peon just like everyone else. Yes, the rate is $289 a night, sir. But I’m a silver member! Doesn’t that mean anything? Yes, that you travel [...]

November 14, 2012 Jon Blog, Travel 4

Candor

Candor

“Here’s a hypothetical scenario: Would you rather give up cheese for the rest of your life – no cheese in any form ever – or oral sex, both giving and receiving?” asked our friend Amy recently over dinner. “Cheese,” Kristin and I both said in tandem with little thought and [...]

November 12, 2012 Jon Blog, Goofiness, Rumpy Pumpy 0

Sexless

Sexless

In a former life, I used to rant and rave about how much I hated AskMen.com. I still hate it considering that site is nothing more than reductive, unnuanced claptrap written by a team of remarkably stupid and sexist chimpanzees. While researching a piece I was writing, I felt somewhat [...]

November 9, 2012 Jon Blog, Rumpy Pumpy 3

Rox

Rox

The Colorado Rockies have announced Walt Weiss as their new manager today, someone I like immensely and wish all the success to. Here is a post about the Rockies’ 2012 season I wrote shortly after the season ended. *** I think the only Colorado Rockies season I enjoyed less than [...]

November 8, 2012 Jon Blog, Sports 1

Pretense

Pretense

I stopped being such an insufferable music shitass in 2010. I fancied myself a music nerd in college, but aggressively hated 90% of all music for no good reason. That’s probably the worst thing about being a punk rock fan. Unless something falls within a very narrow aesthetic definition, you [...]

November 7, 2012 Jon Blog, Booze, Music 2

Inevitability

Inevitability

I am not as good at Bejeweled as my wife is. No husband is. I’ve asked. Wives are universally better than their husbands at this game, and basically any other game on your smartphone. Stick a lady in front of Madden or Halo, she’s Simple Jack from Tropic Thunder. Give [...]

November 5, 2012 Jon Blog, Goofiness 5

Magnitude

Magnitude

I remember the most important election of our generation. It’s every election of our generation. At least, that’s what they tell us. Every year they dial up the hyperbole and we’re forced to choose between, depending on who you listen to, an antichrist who will condemn this country to a [...]

November 5, 2012 Jon Blog, Rants 4

Launch

Launch

Hello. I’m Jon Eks. Check me out here. This isn’t a real post. It’s a placeholder for November 5. That’s when I launch for real. So join me then. In the meantime, read that link. And follow me on Twitter @EksAxis. There will be lots more to come. I’ll look [...]

November 1, 2012 Jon News 0