Profile

Cover photo
Jon Klem
Worked at Google
Lives in Oak Park, IL
167 followers|233,329 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Jon Klem

Shared publicly  - 
 
Wow - Taste of Chicago sure looks a whole lot different than I remember.   I'll have to dig the snow boots out before heading over.

/via Metromix

http://chicago.metromix.com/events/mmxchi-taste-of-chicago-event
1
Add a comment...

Jon Klem

Shared publicly  - 
 
Memo to person sitting next to me: 'Orange is the new Black' may not be the most suitable viewing material for a large tablet on a crowded train.

Memo to self: the Venture Brothers on a phone however is CTA approved.
1
Add a comment...

Jon Klem

Shared publicly  - 
 
The now-ubiquitous Summer Music Festival lineups are the Eye Chart equivalent for measuring your hipster music vision.

I can only make it to the eleventh line before losing musical clarity
2
Add a comment...
 
Just once I'd like for research like this to come out and for the offending industry to admit the possibility that they're destroying something that can't be replaced and work with scientists to get to the bottom of the problem.   Horde your almonds because that's not going to happen.

'[...] For its part, the pesticide industry is doing its best to shroud the phenomenon in uncertainty, promoting a "multifactorial" explanation that points the finger at mites, viruses, and "many other factors, but not…the use of insecticides," as neonic producer Bayer puts it in its "Honey Bee Health" pamphlet.'
The environment is full of stuff that harms bees—but a new Harvard study fingers a Bayer pesticide as the main culprit.
1
Add a comment...

Jon Klem

Shared publicly  - 
 
Godzilla director claims inspiration from the terrifying Skeksis (of Dark Crystal infamy) for his take on the famed kaiju.  

Gareth Edwards - you sir have all but guaranteed at least 1 ticket sale (and hopefully multitudes more) for your movie by virtue of this revelation. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/movies/godzilla-in-his-many-incarnations.html
45
2
Kevin Twiner's profile photoJulie Rose's profile photoLarry Rosenthal's profile photoJon Klem's profile photo
6 comments
 
They could have gotten a better design from the Godzilla comic book artist I'm following on deviantart. Seriously, he mixed the mid new millennium Godzilla with the finer point, and only more accurate idea, from Zilla (the thicker, spiked chin) the result is an amazing design. This one is...okay, but the tiny toes don't quite match the rest of him
Add a comment...

Jon Klem

Shared publicly  - 
1
Anthony Nicholson's profile photoChris Frye's profile photoJon Klem's profile photo
4 comments
 
I think it gives it a K-tel stamp of authenticity to have no "big names"
Add a comment...
 
No need for my own review of Donna Tartt's 'Goldfinch' when Stephen King's already done the job for me. 

In reality, much as I liked King's write-up, I am not in complete agreement with his assessment of the novel:   Too many lengthy passages featuring the lead character expounding on grief; amazingly long descriptions of drug usage/abuse and its aftermath (have I ever read a book, short of 'The Exorcist', featuring this much vomiting?); and endless, endless nattering on about the titular painting.  After 700 pages I was quite happy to bid Theo goodbye.

Aside:  'The Exorcist' is a really good read, vomiting and all.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/books/review/donna-tartts-goldfinch.html
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
378 people
Have him in circles
167 people
Don Loeb's profile photo
Maciej Babiński's profile photo
Shaun Cox's profile photo
Sonia Dumont's profile photo
Emily T's profile photo
Holly Mason's profile photo

Jon Klem

Shared publicly  - 
 
Waitaminute!  John Byner did both the Ant and the Aardvark?!? 

You know nothing Jon Klem.
1
Chris Frye's profile photoJon Klem's profile photo
4 comments
 
A gentler (and stranger) form of humor from a gentler (and stranger) age.

When Katherine Crosby says "C'mon children" I half expected a group of youngsters dressed and acting exactly like Bing to walk through  like Chris Elliot's old Letterman skit featuring the Marv Albert family.
Add a comment...

Jon Klem

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sharon Van Etten possesses a wise and knowing refrigerator.  We'd all do well to follow its advice.

Also she writes remarkable songs.  Van Etten does that is.  The fridge doesn't sing in this piece.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2014/04/video-sharon-van-etten-performs-in-her-apartment.html
1
Add a comment...

Jon Klem

Shared publicly  - 
 
Another Sunday, another NYT op-ed from an Ivy League banker failing to observe that an industry paying 6 figures to a 23 year old new grad is an industry that is obscenely overrepresented in our economy for the product they provide (which in the case of modern day banking is frequently community, village, state, country, and/or world-destroying).  It was not always so.
My job helped me develop skills that have served me well outside finance.
1
Add a comment...

Jon Klem

Shared publicly  - 
 
If they were better marketers they would trademark 'for shiny, Mane-agable hair'.
 
At $5.99 for 32 fl oz., my mane has never looked better! 
1
Add a comment...

Jon Klem

Shared publicly  - 
 
If the new Godzilla movie takes off I found some great sequel ideas in the basement this weekend. I'm providing them here for the movie's producers free of charge.

In particular an Avengers or FF tie-in would ensure fire box office domination if I do say so myself.
2
Chris Frye's profile photo
 
I symbolically "green light" each and every one of those projects over lunch at Sardi's!
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
378 people
Have him in circles
167 people
Don Loeb's profile photo
Maciej Babiński's profile photo
Shaun Cox's profile photo
Sonia Dumont's profile photo
Emily T's profile photo
Holly Mason's profile photo
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Oak Park, IL
Previously
Oxford, OH - Palo Alto, CA
Links
YouTube
Contributor to
Work
Occupation
Software Engineer
Employment
  • Google
Basic Information
Gender
Male