A DAY IS A DAY IS A DAY... OR IS IT? -- It seems like every day on the calendar has some new significance: National Peanut Butter Day, National Beer Day, etc. Is the significance of more "important" days getting lost?
R U KEWL ENUF? -- If you appreciate the English language you probably cringe at texting and social media shorthand.
THE IMPERSONAL TOUCH OF HOLIDAY GREETINGS -- Remember the days of hand writing a Christmas card and sending it in the mail? Now you're lucky if you get a mass message on social media (or at best a general post acknowledging followers).
SIT BESIDE ME, I'M NOT GROSS -- Have you ever noticed when there's an open seat on a bus or at an event that people often scan to see who they want to sit beside? Does it make you feel bad if a person looks at you and chooses to sit somewhere else?
WE SHOULD CELEBRATE THE YEAR AS IT ENDS -- So many people are quick to forget about the year that was. Take a moment to look back at all the great things that happened instead of leaving it all behind.
THE JOYS OF YELLING AT COMPUTER HUMANS -- The days of "press 1" and "press 2" might be over but there is a whole new anger when you speak your responses and the computer answering the phone doesn't understand you.
I WONDER IF THESE GUYS MAKE MOMS PROUD -- "Fuck her right in the pussy" is the latest trend during live news reports. It's no longer cool to stand behind a reporter and wave at the camera. Now the game is to be crude.
APPARENTLY I WAS WRONG? -- Jeremy Bradley's commentary about the Baltimore mom who opened up a can of whoop ass on her hooligan son on live TV fell flat with readers.
WHAT'S THE WORRY? -- Sometimes it's not worth getting worked up about something but no matter what we do we can't stop it from happening. What's the trick to staying cool as a cucumber?
HOW CAN PEOPLE BE BORED NOWADAYS? -- It seems like people have ADD because there is always so much happening around us. It is strange when people complain about not having anything to do and resort to violence and killing just for the hell of it.
WHY DO 'EXPERTS' NEVER AGREE? -- Have you ever seen two people on a show who are both introduced as experts in their field but they can have two totally different opinions on the same thing? How do you know who is right? The loudest yeller?
IT'S TIME TO SLOW THINGS DOWN -- He's never had a sip of coffee or Red Bull in his life but Jeremy Bradley feels like he's constantly hyper given how the world never slows down.
GIVE MONEY OR YOUR TIME? -- More and more we hear about leaders of charitable organizations having huge salaries and it makes you wonder how much of your donation actually goes to the cause. Is it better to donate time than money?
MORE PRIDE, LESS SNOW -- A visit to Puerto Vallarta to experience their Pride celebrations was eye opening.
YOU'VE GOT MAIL... FOR NOW -- Communities rallied to stop Canada Post from killing off door-to-door mail service. Did the message get through to political leaders? Apparently not.
SO, YOU'RE ABOUT TO DIE... -- It was an interesting discussion that relatively healthy folks had about people who are dying. What will you be thinking and how will you feel? Perhaps you won't know until you're in that situation.
TWO DEATHS, ONE COLUMN -- Some weird death stories in the news this week, take a look at commentary surrounding two of them.
ONE MIGHTY EXPENSIVE PLAQUE -- The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is (insert future date) years away from opening and a new corporate sponsor has come forward much to the dismay of its paying union members.
WAS THE HYPE WORTH IT? -- Target comes to Canada. JB visits the store and gives a review about what he calls the new Zellers.
MAYBE IT DOES SERVE A PURPOSE -- Twitter is a great platform to tell people when you tie your shoes, go to the bathroom or your baby laughs for the first time, but when it comes to actual news reporting it has its uses.
TAKE IT EASY -- Relaxing makes you appreciate the slowness of life. And it's damn hard to get back into the swing of things.
WHAT ARE WEDDINGS NOWADAYS? -- Gone are the days of the long, boring wedding ceremony. Couples are spicing things up to be unique. That's not always a good thing.
I HAVE DUMB FEARS -- Most people are scared of the dentist because of needles and drills but there is another terrifying thought.
DO WE REALLY MEAN IT? -- "Sorry" is an easy word to say but sometimes we utter it just to quickly resolve a problem. Do we mean it though?
WHO DESERVES IT MORE? -- Everyone's sad stories come out when they win a lotto jackpot. What makes a person more deserving than others?
B-B-B-BILLIONS -- Election campaigns don't come cheap. Now, does this article's title make sense?
EVERYBODY IS A REPORTER THESE DAYS -- Thanks to social media, everybody seems to report on "breaking news" and takes pride in alerting everyone about what is going on. But is it ruining true journalism?
JUST GIVE HER A BREAK -- She was the tormented school bus attendant whose life was changed by a generous Internet campaign... but even that wasn't good enough for some people.
BITING THE YELLOWED HAND THAT FEEDS YOU -- Governments make millions off the taxes from cigarettes so it's a little weird governments sue cigarette companies for costing the governments too much in health care.
DON'T SHOW US THE SPEED -- Car commercials show us vehicles whipping around corners and going great speeds. We also read headlines of high-speed chases with police. But that's how we were shown to use the car.
DEATH BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN US -- After the death of a family member, many people react in different ways. Find out what JB recently learned about himself.
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Jeremy Bradley is a syndicated newspaper columnist, radio host and author. He is host of the top 40 music show Top of The Charts, country music show The Open Road with Jeremy Bradley, and daily celebrity headline show Entertainment Wrap Up.
JB was twice named outstanding talk media webcaster by TALKERS magazine. In addition to his hosting duties, JB is also an entertainment reporter for local morning radio shows where he chats with celebrities and covers red carpet events in New York and Hollywood.