SEE! Jon Blair in the featured videos section

, January 30, 2010

Hey, remember when I mentioned that my brother had created a profile on Funny or Die? Well, after a brief Facebook poll, one of those videos was deemed worthy to appear on the site’s front page. All right! Do check it out, and if you enjoy it, be sure to let them know it’s a […]

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Honest to God, these Kids today

, January 29, 2010

Hey, you know that uncomfortable moment at the convenience store when you spot that sign behind the counter? You know, the one that says it’s illegal for the store to sell cigarettes to anyone born before today’s date in 1992? If that moment makes you feel old, obsolete and depressed, then you might want to […]

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J. D. Salinger has also died

, January 28, 2010

I guess it’s not a very good week to be an aging intellectual and social critic. One day after the passing of Howard Zinn comes the news that J. D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye and various notable short stories, died in his home today. He was ninety-one years old […]

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Howard Zinn has died

, January 27, 2010

Historian Howard Zinn, best known for the groundbreaking work A People’s History of the United States, has died of a heart attack at the age of eighty-seven. “From the start,” Zinn wrote in his autobiography, “my teaching was infused with my own history. I would try to be fair to other points of view, but […]

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Currently enjoying “Akimbo Alogo” by Kim Mitchell

, January 26, 2010

I went out and bought this record a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve got to admit that it really holds up. Sure, I’m saying that as a guy who actually likes Canadian cottage rock, which isn’t exactly everyone’s bottle of Blue. But if you’ve heard the hits like “All We Are” and “Go for […]

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Wavelength 500

, January 25, 2010

Hey, did I tell you guys that I’m spinning at the third night of the Wavelength 500 festival next month? I’ll be backing From Fiction, the Bicycles, Laura Barrett, Magic Cheezies and Young Mother. Wow, what a show! It’s all happening at Sneaky Dee’s on Friday, 12 February 2010, and I hope to see you […]

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Doing one thing well

, January 22, 2010

You know how they always say that the secret to succeeding in life is to do one thing and do it well? It’s a very nice idea, and one that makes a lot of sense. But I hope it’s not the only way to lead a good life, because I don’t think I’ve ever been […]

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SEE! Jon Blair on Funny or Die!

, January 21, 2010

Once again, I’m proud to take a moment tell you about some new and hilarious stuff my brother’s been working on. If you’ve already read this post and this post and this post, then you know he’s a busy man doing great work. If you haven’t, go ahead and take a moment. First of all, […]

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And the hippos were boiled in their tanks

, January 21, 2010

“I had the feeling that all over America such stupid arguments were taking place on street corners and in bars and restaurants. All over America, people were pulling credentials out of their pockets and sticking them under someone else’s nose to prove they had been somewhere or done something. And I thought someday everyone in […]

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Everything has the potential to be a song Morrissey never actually wrote

, January 20, 2010

Consider, for example, the guy I saw walking to work this morning with little flakes of ice in his beard. Maybe it was the cold weather or my general reluctance to go to work, but in seconds my inner monologue was off on a rant to rival the King of the English Mopes himself: “The […]

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