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Christmas Media Controversy: An Opinion

12/7/2018
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This post contains spoilers for A Star is Born. There’s one thing that really sticks out to me in the midst of the debate about Baby, it’s Cold Outside , the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer special , and Fairy Tale of New York, is a general lack of willingness. Willingness to even open one’s self to another point of view.

The Christmas Pimp Learns a Lesson

12/2/2018
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My cane, made from only the finest novelty-grade peppermint, rested safely under my gold and diamond ring. My watch reflected the soft lights above us back in a million different directions, as did my jacket.

Duration:00:05:29

A Twelve Hour Sleep

11/24/2018
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I just had revelation. Girly mugs are the least of the things that I have that would make people’s brows go up. At the moment, I’m sitting at my desk wearing a tank top and a pair of navy leggings with white stripes. Behold:

Duration:00:07:04

Steel Doors

11/24/2018
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I couldn’t have been more than thirteen, if that. My friend Tyler and I were inseparable during this summer and one afternoon we found ourselves at his father’s work place. We milled around outside while his dad disappeared indoors; I remember that it was hot, and the bricks of the building magnified the heat from the concrete, baking me alive.

Duration:00:07:25

Two Days

11/22/2018
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It’s been a weird week and I’ve been trying to put out a post since Monday night, but I just couldn’t seem to wrestle one out of me. Last night I wrote to the point where I was happy with what I had put down—a far cry from Monday. But I figured I’d continue tonight and complete all the thoughts I started. I still have one more day of work, and then I feel like the real test will begin. I’m not sure what has made me feel this way, but I hope I can figure it out.

Duration:00:07:53

Toxic Masculinity 1

11/16/2018
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I’ve been a little boy, I’ve been a teenage boy, I’ve been a young man, and now I’m trying my best to be a real man. I live my life in opposition to the more normalized, standard issued northern Albertan male personality type, and have made the effort to bring my style in line with my personality.

Duration:00:10:14

Sweaters

11/14/2018
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I came to the realization this morning that I like winter more than I ever let on. I think it started when I was little and saw the Empire Strikes Back. The opening scene with Luke on his Tauntaun, traversing the landscape of Hoth in a blizzard struck a chord with me. When you’re a kid in Grande Prairie, winter is all you have.

Duration:00:08:44

H.A.L.T.

11/14/2018
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This post was written on the eighth and I’ve been holding on to it since then. I’ve been scared to put it out, mainly because it was written in anger. A positive, transformative anger, but it didn’t start that way.

Duration:00:08:37

White Terrorists

11/11/2018
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A few days ago, a twenty-one-year-old white male named Kane Kosolowsky set off two bombs in the basement of a Sherwood Park community centre. He was found in his car, suffering from a gunshot wound, from which he later died. The RCMP has indicated that the blasts weren’t related to a group or ideology, and that’s led to coverage like this…

Duration:00:08:06

Sweaty Guy

11/7/2018
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I have one more shift, and then finally, after sixteen straight days of work with only two Sundays off, I can be free. There’s real poison in the ice cream now, and it’s in every bite. Even if my bite is as sweet as can be, someone at the table beside me is choking. It’s a stressful way to spend my days, and it does a real disservice to the headspace available, but hey—I suppose that’s work for everyone.

Duration:00:05:31

Self-Pep 2

11/6/2018
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I wanted to get this blog done before I go to work for two reasons: the first being the benefit of having it done when I come home tonight, allowing me to just dive into my short stories, and the second is because I need to unpack this little shadow following me around.

Duration:00:05:54

Crown Jewel (w/ Tyler Fudge)

11/6/2018
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I stayed up far too late last night, as the timing of my post could tell you. I didn’t feel like daylight savings time had really taken effect until tonight. It’s six o’clock and it’s practically twilight out there—I didn’t miss this at all. I’m worried about my seasonal depression coming back early this year, but I think it’s a baseless worry. I’m a different person now than I was last year, and though I don’t expect to sail through this winter as a happy, carefree boi, I think my life...

Duration:00:43:08

The Cher-like Powers of DST

11/4/2018
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It’s so late. I’ve lived through one a.m. twice now thanks to the Cher-like powers of Daylight Saving’s Time, and I’ve yet to crack my word count for the day. But, here’s the thing. This sixteen hundred words, it’s just about the novel for National Novel Writing Month, and I work on my short stories every day now in the spirit of that, I put out twelve hundred words tonight and finally finished one of them.

Duration:00:05:43

Style #2: Pants That Fit

11/2/2018
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No lies, I had what I’m calling a super sexy day. Not only did I feel great, but I looked great. It’s funny how my laziest outfits make me look the best—my t-shirt and blazer combos, sweaters and secretly dirty button ups, it doesn’t matter. It just seems like the less I try with my style, the better things go; it’s like my guitar playing: less is more. I made eye contact with several women who felt like they were checking me out, and one man.

Duration:00:06:57

Ongoing Accomplishment

11/1/2018
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Does no one else remember the episode of Charlie Brown where he meets a little girl who has a weird cough and bruises easily? Did no one—other than myself, learn about death at the same time as ole’ Chuck? Charlie Brown faced his ultimate humiliation in the face of cancer in this episode, losing the only person that every truly loved him to a sudden and shocking end. I only remember two moments from the episode clearly; the first being ole’ Chuck walking this lil’ girl onto the bus and her...

Duration:00:05:21

Halloween

11/1/2018
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Tomorrow I start my sixteen hundred word-per-day quota. I initially thought I was going to write a brand-new novel like I should be doing, but instead, I’ll be using National Novel Writing Month to finish my collection of short stories. Tomorrow the work begins, but tonight it’s Halloween and I’ve been flooded with amazing memories throughout the day, so, let’s talk about that.

Duration:00:12:53

JayFM -- Mom's House

8/12/2018
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A four song EP.

Duration:00:10:07

#2 Donald Duck F***ed My S**t Up/Edward Sharpe

5/29/2018
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Welcome back to Fat Dog! This week's episode contains readings of Donald Duck Fucked My Shit Up, from February 1st, 2018; and Joel's Thinky-Party Night #2: Messianic Figures, from January 11th, 2018.

Duration:00:16:52

#1: JayFM: Year One

5/22/2018
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Welcome back to the Fat Dog Podcast! This is our first episode containing a reading of JayFM: Year One from May 22nd, 2018 on the Fat Dog Blog.

Duration:00:16:57

JayFM -- End of Side One: A Tragedy in Five Tracks

5/15/2018
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Written between July and October of 2017, End of Side One: A Tragedy in Five Tracks is the chronicling of the end of an era in the life of JayFM. A multimedia experience; End of Side One is a twenty-seven minute, spoken word hip-hop album that spans mediums from audio into print. For the full experience, buy the album/book here!

Duration:00:28:02