Jon of All Trades

Murderhouse

Murderhouse

While eating some frozen entrée for lunch the other day that served as mere delivery device for the bottle of Sriracha I keep in my desk, I read this. The story tells of a Pennsylvania woman who sues the previous owners of her house for failing to disclose that one [...]

January 30, 2013 Jon Blog, Rants 5

Workout Song of the Moment #1

Workout Song of the Moment #1

Since my fat ass has actually been going to the gym consistently, I’ve had to add several songs to my workout rotation. What will follow is a periodic update of whichever song has given me added juice on the lifting machines or elliptical trainer. Download these yourselves and enjoy. “Hypnotize” [...]

January 28, 2013 Jon Blog, WSOM 1

Dictatorship

Dictatorship

Three years ago Kristin and I saw John Heffron at the Comedy Works downtown. He put on a reliably good set as we’d expected considering this was the second time we’d seen him. And then a fight broke out in the audience. Do you have any idea how trashy you [...]

January 25, 2013 Jon Blog, Rants 0

Butterfingers

Butterfingers

Written at 11:54 am, Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Well, that was pretty much the worst thing that’s ever happened to me. Without dancing around this too much, here’s what you’re getting in for if you decide to read the rest of this, in plain, declarative form: I dropped my work [...]

January 23, 2013 Jon Blog, Rants 0

Carved

Carved

What happened here? That’s ¾ of a swastika I found carved into some wood above a urinal at a restaurant in Carson City, NV. Who the hell carves almost an entire swastika into something and then gives up? Can you imagine being this guy? Pulling out his Swiss Army Knife [...]

January 21, 2013 Jon Blog, Goofiness 0

Pilot

Pilot

I snapped this photo at Cherry Creek Mall. This hangs above that crazy play area where little kids run and play on big plastic-y structures of Looney Tunes characters. I have not been in there, but I imagine this play area to be extremely sticky, which is probably why some [...]

January 17, 2013 Jon Blog, Goofiness 1

Rawk

Rawk

Thanks to recent events in my professional life, I seem to be made of pure hate these days. I breathe distilled anger and shoot rage out of my glaring, black eye sockets. I’m on the verge of a panic attack roughly 95% of the time and feel my muscles vibrate [...]

January 14, 2013 Jon Blog, Inside My Head, Music 3

Whitmore

Whitmore

So this show “1600 Penn” is starting and is billed as “NBC’s answer to Modern Family!” First, anytime a show is billed as “whoever’s answer to whatever,” that show invariably is going to suck. “Modern Family” was successful because it was a fresh take on the traditional family sitcom with [...]

January 10, 2013 Jon Blog, Film and Television, Goofiness 4

CHEATERS!

CHEATERS!

Today, this year’s inductees for the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced, and this will most likely be the first empty class since 1996. As fucking stupid as this is (and it is), it’s only emboldened by didactic fatheads who think their job is not solely to write about expensive [...]

January 9, 2013 Jon Blog, Sports 5

Neighbors

Neighbors

There’s a special moment in every homeowner’s life where his neighbor emerges from his garage that directly faces yours, and you think: “How have I lived here three goddamn years and never seen this person before?” In my little cluster of townhomes, there are like 64 different residents, and I [...]

January 7, 2013 Jon Blog, Inside My Head 3