Jason, full of American bravado and confidence, can write anything.
His speciality is in a more comedic direction.
Jason subscribes to a few dozen podcasts. That's a lot of podcasts. Look, Jason has a lot of chores to get through. Jason enjoys and heartily recommends Comedy Bang! Bang!, Improv4Humans, Spontaneanation, Radiolab, This American Life, 99% Invisible, Reply All, and All Songs Considered.
Jason loves dark chocolate; when asked what he would do if he won the Lottery, rather than a reasonable answer involving the purchase of a house or cars or a college education for his precious children, Jason immediately thinks of the enormous trove of dark chocolate bars and climate-controlled storage option for said chocolate all that money could purchase.
Jason is an expert amateur thespian, having entertained crowds for decades. Most recently, he put on a British accent in a production of The Vicar of Dibley that a reviewer stated 'would have served at any English garden party.' Jason now attends several English garden parties a month. Everyone is fooled.
Many nights, instead of sleeping, Jason can be found in an allmusic.com clickhole, trying to find the next great piece of music. Best album of 2016 so far? Trick question, it's "Hand. Cannot. Erase." by Steven Wilson, which came out in 2015, but on Spotify in 2016. Same for the tie answer, the soundtrack of "Hamilton." Favorite song in 2016: "Thank God For Girls" by Weezer.
Jason was published in the 2007 edition of Not For Tourists 2007, Boston edition. Within its pages he promoted all the wonderful things Somerville had to offer and, among other things, explored the difficult parking situation in South Boston.
Do you want to pay tribute to a dear relative of yours, but a company like the one in the movie, 'Her' doesn't exist? Well, the future is now, minus the high-waisted pants, in the form of Jason. Jason will gather up all the best information about your loved one and turn it into a loving tribute, like these ones he's done for WriterAccess:
- A tribute at a 70th birthday party
- A best man's speech
- Reworking the lyrics to My Way
Reviews of the above:
- "It went perfectly!!! I can't thank you enough for all of your help."
- "The speech went sensationally well!!! I can't thank you enough for all of your time and assistance in preparing it! The jokes went off perfectly and it was touching and warm just as it was supposed to be."
- "It was simply MARVELOUS!!!! It was absolutely awesome! I can't thank you enough for applying such effort on my behalf!"
The secret? Hit them with humor and then sweep the leg with sentiment.
Jason provided copy for an outdoor goods website looking to revamp their product descriptions. Orders for the products that Jason penned went up 3,000% (Jason likes to believe with no actual evidence).
Jason was asked to prepare 15 Twitter-size jokes for a campaign by Starburst with the theme of contradictory facts. Jason is sorry, but also NOT sorry, that one of them relies on a terrible pun.
Jason recently entered and (co)-won a writing contest on a blog called Pan Kisses Kafka. The blog was alerted to a job vacancy that was clearly intended for one person, given its very specific requirements, such as having written 25 books and having founded 2 start up companies.
Jason is in the middle of writing a series of short articles about where to find information on different hobbies/skills. It's meant to be light in tone but informative. The first 50 words or so should set up a good hook to read the rest of the article, which contains links to more information. The article below is for 'how to pick a lock.'
For a brief period before a second child came along and created so much extra work that Jason could barely find the time to sit down in front of a keyboard, let alone type on it, Jason created a blog called The Ethan Gazette. Jason never got paid for it, though he did receive glowing praise, which itself is payment enough(?).
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