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Workout Song of the Moment #4

Workout Song of the Moment #4

Workout Song of the Moment #4 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. [...]

April 9, 2013 Jon Blog, WSOM 4

Ebert

Ebert

I am saddened to write this. I am mournful to memorialize this. I am grateful to have the opportunity to express myself at this. And I am forever magnanimous for all that came before this. Rest in peace, Roger Ebert. You will be missed. [...]

April 5, 2013 Jon Blog, Tribute 1

Unidiculous

Unidiculous

When I talk to people about sports, I frequently get bored quickly at how unimaginatively everyone seems to discuss them. Most discussions are either rote exercises in fantasy general managership (What the Yankees need to do to get under the cap next season is…), or wild-eyed (and boring) speculation about [...]

April 4, 2013 Jon Blog, Goofiness, Sports 0

Reality

Reality

In this, the second golden age of television, there exists a remarkable dichotomy. On one side is some of the greatest television ever produced in the history of the medium. Shows subvert expectations, push boundaries and elevate the medium that has traditionally been thought of as the lowest form of [...]

April 1, 2013 Jon Blog, Film and Television, Goofiness 0

Lottery

Lottery

Opening Day of the baseball season is a holiday. It’s a chance to shake off the winter rust, get back into the warm sunshine, crack some shells, drink some beers, and kick off the next great baseball season. When the season begins, your team is tied for first place, which [...]

March 29, 2013 Jon Blog, Rants, Sports 0

Vinyl

Vinyl

My friend Braden used to claim his favorite thing was to sit on the floor and listen to records. I always figured he was just a quirky hipster and didn’t think much of it. Then I got a bunch of records, a record player, and a proper receiver to play [...]

March 26, 2013 Jon Blog, Music 2

Madness

Madness

Back when I was way more of a dick, I used to shit on March Madness. Why, I have no idea, but that was just sort of who I was. March Madness resided in that not-so-rarefied air also occupied by people who liked to dance, 95% of all mainstream music, [...]

March 20, 2013 Jon Blog, Sports 3

Nag

Nag

I have a hot wife and a hot car. One of them nags me, the other doesn’t. Can you guess which is which? Here’s a question hint: Who wouldn’t shut up about her goddamn rear driver’s side tire having pressure slightly below normal every fucking time I turned her on? [...]

March 18, 2013 Jon Blog, Goofiness 0

Bundle

Bundle

I pay Xfinity something like $200 per month for home phone service, digital cable television, and high speed internet. And this is ri-goddamn-diculous. If you’re not a telemarketer or working for a political campaign of some sort and have called my home phone in the last two years… well, hi [...]

March 14, 2013 Jon Blog, Film and Television 3

Spoiled

Spoiled

I went to the Avalanche game on President’s Day. They defeated the Nashville Predators 6-5l in a wild game that saw the Avs seem to do their best to clutch defeat from the jaws of victory as they so often do. As I watched thinking about how I knew jackshit [...]

March 11, 2013 Jon Blog, Sports 0