a collection of interesting and not-so-interesting things. including information on current & upcoming projects.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Rollin' with Saget

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Peter Norman Prize

jonathanball.blogspot.com is proud to present THE FIRST ANNUAL PETER NORMAN PRIZE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE REGULAR VISITORS TO THIS WEBSITE DESPITE ITS LACK OF INTEREST OR RELEVANCE TO CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY. This prize will be awarded annually to the person (or persons) who fulfill the following criteria:

1. Prizewinner(s) will be regular visitors to this website despite its lack of interest or relevance to contemporary society
2. Prizewinner(s) will work to promote this website despite its lack of interest or relevance to contemporary society
3. Prizewinner(s) may (or may not) be named Peter Norman

I am proud to honour Calgary writer PETER NORMAN as the 2007 receipient of this award. Peter is receiving this award because he fulfills all three criteria and was responsible for republishing an excerpt from this website in the print magazine AlbertaViews, despite the fact that AlbertaViews is of interest and relevance to contemporary society.

Peter may pick from a list of prizes:

- The Bathroom Book of Alberta Trivia
- a VHS screener of The Nature of Nicholas
- any of the following albums: White Pony by Deftones, deftones by Deftones, the downward spiral by Nine Inch Nails, the Alice In Chains albums Jar of Flies, Facelift, Dirt, or Unplugged, Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins, or Temple of the Dog by Temple of the Dog

Any or all of these prizes are now the property of Peter Norman, provided he continue to read this blog, notice this post, and contact me to claim his prizes.


If you would like to be in the running for the PETER NORMAN PRIZE in 2008, then drop hints to me over the course of the following year that you are, indeed, reading this blog, despite its lack of interest or relevance to contemporary society.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Buster Keaton is Hardcore

Steve-o can suck it --- Buster Keaton is the true madman of physical insanity.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

July 19 The Martian Press Closes Its Books!

On Thursday, July 19, 6pm, McNally Robinson Calgary The Martian Press, my own little micropress project, will be shut down after two years and 15 (or so) books. Readings from MP authors derek beaulieu and ryan fitzpatrick will take place, and I will read selected work from other authors who are not in Calgary. Books which are quickly going out-of-print will be available for a measly $5 each. The event is free and will be fun. The next day, don't forget to catch the Holy Beep event. Go to both events! Both will be historic and awesomeness will abound.