Back To The Grind
Before hurling myself into the pits of literary hooliganism, I thought it might be helpful to establish what, exactly, my intentions are here. Much of my adult life has been fraught with ill-advised, perilous, colorful, and darkly comical misadventures, generally by virtue of my predisposition for adrenaline, misanthropy, anti-authoritarianism, flagrant self-destruction, and the resulting chaos. I have witnessed and been part of a seemingly immeasureable amount of dicey and outlandish shit over the years – a volatile trajectory that I inevitably revisit on occasion. Those deeply-entrenched personal experiences, coupled with the increasingly disconcerting state of the modern world, flood my mind with ideas. In other words, as a dedicated writer and stubborn survivor with a storied history, I feel compelled to share my thoughts on both my immediate and extended surroundings, as well as my haphazard escapades – past and present.
This website will provide me with a platform on which I can combine my studies in psychology and unique understanding of human nature with humor, sarcasm, irony, and absurdism. That process will allow me to ruthlessly dissect the world at large while simultaneously acknowledging and exploring my own demons. Ultimately, my main objective is to provide snarky, poignant, and insightful social commentary via personal anecdotes and observational humor, which will cover dating, sex, relationships, zombies, apocalyptic yearnings, hipsters, millennials, mental illness, materialism, drugs, alcohol, addiction, social media, reality television, technology, Hollywood, celebrityhood, class conflict, consumer culture, college, sports, dieting, foodie-ism, courage, cowardice, compassion, callousness, callowness, obliviousness, superficiality, egotism, narcissism, alarmism, wilful ignorance, whining, groveling, pandering, aggrandizing, grandstanding, hubris, hate, hope, hopelessness, resilience, entitlement, apathy, stupidity, inanity, vanity, insanity, profanity, uncertainty, insecurity, vulnerability, volatility, gluttony, obesity, hyperbole, and everything else that so aptly defines life in contemporary America. However, should my readers want me to tackle a particular subject – taboo or otherwise – I’m certainly open to suggestions.
It should be noted that I will not apologize in advance, nor at any future point, for being a needlessly discourteous, insensitive, and/or narcissistic prick. If you suffer from fragile feelings, a lack of appreciation for sardonic humor, or basic dimwittedness, it’s probably best for the both of us if you fuck off at this early stage. This place is the unapologetic antithesis of a sanctuary for the easily offended.
That having been said, I fully intend to give this endeavor my all. Barring death, I will not cease my literary efforts here until www.shutupandlistentojon.com becomes a household name. Thanks for reading. It’s good to be back.