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Jon Hotchkiss

Endemol, World's Biggest TV Producer, Bullies World's Best Dad

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.19.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

Hi. I'm Jon Hotchkiss, a 14 time Emmy nominee (really) and I make TV shows. I've worked on quite a few... some you've liked (Politically Incorrect, P...

10 Things That Will Improve Your Happiness

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Jon Hotchkiss

What is happiness? Some might say: It's sipping mai-tais on a Hawaiian beach at sunset. Or, it's watching your kid hit the game winning homer in th...

Surviving A Crash & Avoiding Hypothermia (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel
Jon Hotchkiss

On January 15, 2009 US Air flight 1549 took off from New York's LaGuardia airport headed for Charlotte, North Carolina. Three minutes into the flight,...

Women, 'Hysteria' and Vibrator History

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

As Solicitor General from the state of Texas in 2007, Ted Cruz supported legislation that banned the sale of sex toys, vibrators and plastic vaginas. ...

Does Supporting Trump Make You Less Attractive To The Opposite Sex?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.06.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

In just a moment, you'll get to see an experiment to determine if support for Donald Trump makes you suddenly less attractive to the opposite sex. But first, some background.

Diets Don't Work -- Here's Why

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Jon Hotchkiss

It's only been about 75 years or so that food has been abundant in most of the world. HOWEVER -- for millions of years previous, food has been scarce. So, thanks to evolution and time, our brains have been hard wired to treat every meal like a trip to a Las Vegas hotel buffet.

Thanks to David Letterman, I Have a Wife, Job and Best Friend

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.11.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

Five words. Just five words: Revolutionary. Hilarious. Mischievous. Subversive. Anarchical. At age 14, I would have had no idea what four of those words meant, but looking back, that is surely why David Letterman's short lived 1980 morning show enthralled me.

I Was Robbed: Literally

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.13.2015 | Crime
Jon Hotchkiss

I was the victim of a burglary. I know this because that's what it says on the copy of the Los Angeles Police Department Investigative Report I was gi...

Revenge Porn and the Failure of 39 U.S. States

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.27.2014 | Impact
Jon Hotchkiss

Of all the types of porn there are -- amateur, B&D, S&M, A&E, three-way, girl-on-girl, three girls, one guy, his mother, and her sister, that crazy shit they do in Germany -- my least favorite is something called "revenge porn."

Texas Court OKs "Up Skirts": WTF?!

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

This week, the Texas Court of Appeals made a ruling that is both outrageous and grotesque... and for the first time in recorded history, it has nothing to do with either abortion or the death penalty.

Ringling Brothers vs Animal Activists (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

Elephants perform at the Ringling Bros circus, July 15, 2014 "Ladies and gentlemen... boys and girls... children of all ages...." There is no phrase ...

The Perks of Fame Revealed: A Second Piece of Costco Sample Sausage

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Jon Hotchkiss

You've been to Costco, right? You've seen the people who set up a stand and give away samples of meatballs or fish sticks or crab dip, right? You know...

7 Simple Things I Do That Greatly Improved My Life... That You Should Do, Too

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Jon Hotchkiss

Below, a list of seven simple things I have worked regularly into my life that have made my life better. And not just better. A lot better.

A Dad, an Animal Rights Protest and the Exploitation of Children

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

On Friday, April 25th, 2014, I witnessed the inappropriate political use of several elementary school age children.

10 Reasons to Smash Your Cell Phone Right Now!

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 06.22.2014 | Technology
Jon Hotchkiss

The reason I want to smash my phone is that its magical utility has made me the flight attendant of my own life, instead of the passenger.

Are You More Likely to Remember Stuff You See or Stuff You Hear?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.06.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

NOTE: At the end of this post, there are two experiments for you to test your own memory to determine which information you are better at recalling: w...

UCLA Scientists Terrorized By Animal Activists (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.22.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

On February 15th, 2014, just a few feet from the front door of a residential home occupied by a UCLA scientist, a group of 66 animal rights activists staged a peaceful demonstration. However, "peace" was the opposite of their goal.

Discovery Yanks Controversial Mythbusters Sex Episode

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.15.2014 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

Discovery Channel and Mythbusters have blinked. At least "blinking" is what I think they've done. Although, if this was being written by someone at U...

What's the Hottest BBQ Fuel? Propane vs. Natural Gas

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.09.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

You may have wondered why we don't use hydrogen as a BBQ fuel. I know I used to wonder. Turns out there's a very good reason we don't use hydrogen as a BBQ fuel -- in fact, just two words will suffice to explain.

Best Popcorn Method: Revealed (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.01.2014 | Home
Jon Hotchkiss

The worst movie I've ever seen in a theater is District 9. How clever. How "ironic." What a commentary on humanity. A South-African culture many years...

Is a Love of Blazing Saddles, Brisket and the Frozen Soundtrack Enough to Make You Jewish?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Jon Hotchkiss

What follows is the text of an address I shared with the members of my Conservative synagogue on January 18th, 2014 during a weekend family retreat. ...

Discovery Channel's Latest Treachery Has Left Me Gobsmacked

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

I am a producer and TV series creator with 11 Emmy nominations forging a next generation model for independent content distribution. This scares the networks because it would make them dinosaurs. So, Discovery Channel is trying to crush me.

My Awesome New Year's Gift to the Universe: 'Pancacon'

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.01.2014 | Home
Jon Hotchkiss

'Pancacon' is only the most splendiferous, uber-awesome, scrupdillyiscious breakfast treat of all time. Bar none. So suck it, smoked apple sausage, your salad days high atop the breakfast totem are over. O. V. E. R.

Be Less Stupid: 5 Sex Urban Legends Investigated

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

2013-12-13-ScreenShot20131213at2.09.51PM.pngBecause talking about sex is so often frowned upon, especially at Thanksgiving dinner, with your wife's mother, myths, mysteries, half truths and lies continue to infect popular discourse. Here now, we investigate 5 sex urban legends and reveal the facts.

What I Did After Nearly Ending Up In Handcuffs In A Police Car...

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

I'm going to tell you precisely how I invented... and then built an awesome 10' X 10' backyard / outdoor movie screen all by myself in about 15 minutes... for less than $50 dollars on Sunday October 13th, 2013 - with no formal plans and just a single trip to the hardware store.