The Korrektiv Almanac

Brian Jobe, author of Bird’s Nest in Your Hair, was born on this date in 1964. Jobe studied Classics at the University of Washington and at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His writing was published at National Review Online, Korrektiv, Letter X Magazine, and Dappled Things. He lived in Seattle most of his life, with brief sojourns in Japan, Boston, and/or Hell. Bird’s Nest in Your Hair was the first of seventeen novels he published before his life came to a dramatic end when he drove a fortunately empty articulated Metro bus off the Ship Canal Bridge. Jobe was ninety-nine years old at the time of his death and it is believed that the accident was precipitated by the receipt of a text message from Steven Spielberg offering to purchase the rights to adapt Bird’s Nest to the big screen. (Yes, they still had text messages and movies back in 2064 and Spielberg was still going strong due to the supplement situation he had set up for himself.)

Bird’s Nest in Your Hair by Brian Jobe: a novel about bartending, old-time religion, and the twilight years of commercial pornography. Plus, poetry!


  1. Should we all be so rapturously remembered.

  2. Speaking of SS, I saw a photo in a clothing catalogue a couple of days ago that I believed was supposed to resemble a photo that I had considered inappropriate to scan, which I suppose at least reassures me that I haven’t devalued certain images too much, those I have scanned being partly for myself and partly for those who I might want to see them, but with no idea whether they can or even who all of them would be.

  3. I mean that if they’ve been devalued, it’s not all my fault.

  4. The SS was invented – no, he would presumably have been too young.

  5. Jonathan Webb says

    Happy birthday Mr. Jobe.

  6. Happy Birthday, Brian! This is so much more civilized than that dreadful Facebook.

  7. Many happy returns – and do not, decidely, curse God and die – from one Job to another Jobe!

    By the way, I think we should persuade Churchill to turn her comments into a book of prose poems/koans for Korrektiv.


  8. Thanks! You are all very kind.

    JOB, I like it. Good to see you (in a manner of speaking) here again!

  9. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    Ad multos annos!

  10. Happy birthday, Brian! And many more!

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