Believe it or not, I do write other things besides blog posts about weird things I did to earn money. Moving forward, I’ll be posting other Jonathan Krieger writing content on this page. Enjoy.
On December 6th, 2013 I wrote a piece for BDC Wire called Stuff I Shout at the Television, recapping the previous night’s episode of Scandal. If it gets a bunch of hits, hopefully this’ll be the first of many such pieces. If it doesn’t, well… this might be it. So check it out, and spread the word if you like it. Hopefully there’s more to come: http://bdcwire.com/stuff-i-
A piece I wrote for the Times of Israel about the woman who coined the term “Thanksgivukkah:” http://www.timesofisrael.com/meet-the-woman-who-coined-the-term-thanksgivukkah/
Peter Sagal, host of Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me… was nice enough to grant an interview request for a story I wrote for the Times Of Israel about his life and the role Judaism has played in shaping his career. To read it, click here.
There is no catchy heading for this column. It is simply what came out of me after the bombings on April 15th. It’s called, “Are you okay?” To read it, click here.
What follows is largely content that was posted on Zug.com, a humor site and a former employer which recently shut down. These links will most likely not work, and for that I apologize. I will try to repost the original content at some point over the next couple of months.
Recently, my editor at Zug came up with an idea for a column: What if I spent all day taking a bath? Check out what happened when I took on this assignment by clicking here.
In the most recent installment of The Workout Novice, I spent the week following the exercise routines of a stripper (and yes, there are pictures). If you would rather run the other way, I understand. But if you want to read about it, you can click here.
The Workout Novice returns, and this time I spend a week living the lifestyle prescribed by the paleolithic diet, aka the caveman diet. To read the piece, click here.
As part of a new series for zug.com called The Workout Novice, I’ll be experimenting with various fitness fads, then writing about the experience. For this week’s column, I attempt to do everything prescribed in a Men’s Health magazine. To read the piece, click here.
What happens when you listen to country music for a week straight? Well that’s what I attempted to answer in a column for zug.com. To read the piece, click here.
On November 5th, I decided to make a prank phone call to the makers of Cap’n Crunch as a parent who was absolutely overwhelmed by the puzzles on the back of his cereal box. Article and a recording of the call are available here.
During election season, I called Romney Headquarters soliciting money for the Obama campaign. Article and a recording of the call are available here.
Sadly, the audio is not available for this call. But I still typed up the experience I had calling Crayola to complain that my blue-skinned son was not adequately represented in the Crayola multicultural crayons. To read the article, click here.
This one was a prank call to the New York Times trying to get them to buy a subscription to my fringe newspaper. Audio and article are available here.
Back in July, I prank called Anheuser-Busch pretending to be wasted and describing the night of drinking not-so-responsibly I had just had the night before. I wish there was audio of this one. Sadly, all there is is the column. Check it out here.
My first prank call for Zug was pretty much a disaster. You can read a write-up of the experience here.
I started working for Zug.com after the site’s founder hired me to prank his friend by dressing in a bikini to deliver a copy of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. He asked me to write a column, I did, he liked it and the rest is history. So read the column that started it all here.
Awhile ago, I wrote an article for the Jerusalem Post– the major English speaking newspaper in Israel. It’s not especially exciting, but since it’s a credit from a real newspaper, I figured why not include it? I found this archived copy on Google. Apparently the passing of the years had led to all the paragraph breaks disappearing. But otherwise it seems intact. To read the article, click here.