Dispatches, thoughts, and miscellanea from writer Jon Konrath

Tag: lists

  • stupid list #167

    I just paid my annual hosting bill for this site. It’s a bit depressing, because when I calculate how many posts I make per year, it averages out to like ten bucks per post, unless I make a whole bunch of entries in the next two months. The Apple Airpod Pro release made me think…

  • i like when this didn’t require me to enter a title before i entered a post

    1. I was on this stupid thing where I thought I should start carrying a fake phone and wallet in case I was mugged. So I bought an iPhone 3G for $20 on eBay, which is the same exact phone I had nine years ago. It is ridiculously small and uses a different dock connector…

  • Lunchables, In Order

    Turkey + Cheddar Cracker Stackers Turkey + American Cracker Stackers Pizza with Pepperoni Nachos, Cheese Dip + Salsa Extra Cheesy Pizza Mini Hot Dogs (only if heated) Ham + American Cracker Stackers Chicken Dunks Pizza Kabobbles Turkey + Cheddar Lower Fat Cracker Stackers Mini Burgers Light Bologna + American Cracker Stackers Any of the ones…

  • Sanjay Gupta and Jack Kevorkian went to the same medical school

    I hate end-of-year lists. I didn’t even know it was 2014 for half of the year, and I can’t remember what I wrote, read, bought, or otherwise did. I published two books, and worked on two others, but you probably already know that. I fell down a brief Jack Kevorkian k-hole the other day, probably…

  • Things I Learned in 2011

    Okay, so how does one write a post that summarizes the year without A) listing all of the books you read that year, which honestly nobody gives one flying fuck about; B) see A, except with music, which is problematic because I don’t think I bought a single goddamn album actually released in 2011; C)…

  • List: 14 Product Variations That Never Got Past Focus Group Testing

    Cap’n Crunch Atlantic Cod Crunch Berries Olde English 800 Sport malt liquor with electrolytes Lego Postal Rampage playset The McDonald’s McHaggis, turnips, and fries value meal Old Spice Pure Sport scented enema The Capital One Planned Parenthood Abortion Rewards Visa card Clorox Cool Ranch Toilet Cleaner Prune Pepsi Max Taco Bell CrunchWrap de Tripita Smith…

  • List: possible zombie book ideas for future use

    Zombie Jesus Zombie Ernest Hemingway Zombie Mama Cass Zombie Jethro Tull Zombie Joey Ramone Zombie Jesse Ventura Zombie Jerry Lewis Zombie Veterinarian Zombie Les Paul Zombie Ayn Rand Zombie Kim Jong Il Zombie Slum Landlord Zombie Transvestite hooker picked up by Eddie Murphy Zombie Illegal immigrant Zombie Midlist genre author Zombie Tax preparation assistant Zombie…

  • List: Countries That Don’t Extradite, With Best Broadband And Mercedes Dealerships

    The following is a list of the top 25 countries that do not have extradition treaties with the United States, ranked by broadband scores (Broadband ranking¬†here, using download speeds only) and indicating if they have a Mercedes dealership. (Note: Taiwan currently has a treaty underway. I also could not find broadband scores for the four…

  • Projects eating my time

    I typically have some windmill I’m chasing, eating all of my spare cycles with google searches. ¬†At some point, there’s going to be some huge lawsuit and google is going to be forced to release all of its search data to people like the way we now buy our credit reports, and I’m going to…