Chris Durant

Chris Durant has worked at not working for decades. He's the publisher of Savage Henry Magazine.

Sam the Butcher’s Favorite Cuts of Meat

Hi. When Alice comes into my shop to buy the meat for that Brady family, who work her like a damn Filipino I saw in those sweatshops when I was liberatin’ Manila back in the old WWII, I want her to get the best cuts of meat. I mean, if I can be frank…Ha! I’m not Frank…I’m Sam! But seriously, …

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The Rules of Craps

Craps is one of the games with the best odds for the players. But it’s really damn confusing with “pass” and “come” and “the horn” and numbers everywhere… what does it all mean? Well, I’m here to simplify it and hopefully keep you from your money down on junk bets. My dad would tell me “That’s how they build casinos,” …

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THC-Span

Chris Durant and Zeke Herrera, staff It was only a matter of time with legalization and medicinal marijuana becoming available in more states that there would be a basic cable channel totally devoted to pot coverage. Low and behold THC-Span, and their debut schedule. 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Steve Makes Breakfast. What’s for breakfast? Ask Steve! 10-ish to noon: …

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Hillbilly Translations

Hillbillies, rednecks and yokels all have a colorful way of speaking that lends them the charm we all recognize as one of their most popular traits. Think Andy Taylor or David Duke. Down homesy sayings that sound quaint as fuck, but you can never figure out what they really mean. Well, I’m fluent in hillbilly, so let me translate a …

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Films with Real Ghosts in Them

Most of us probably know the story of the ghost boy that appears briefly in the background during a scene in 1987’s laugh-a-minute Three Men and a Baby. As the story goes, the film was shot in a house where, just five years before, a 9-year-old boy died in a shotgun accident. But that’s not the only motion picture where …

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The Original Party Animal

We first met Spuds MacKenzie in a Budweiser ad during Superbowl XXI in 1987. Almost immediately after that first commercial aired, Spuds MacKenzie was rocketed to the top of the marketing world, becoming the most desired, known and loved mascot for any product. He knocked the Where’s the Beef? lady off the charts and Mr. Whipple wasn’t squeezing anything after …

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Wrestling Moves Banned For Historical Insensitivity

Everyone’s heard of the headlock and the suplex and even the pile driver … classic wrestling moves. But since the dawn of the, ummmmm … sport (?) professional wrestlers have let their creative side out when naming their signature moves, and sometimes this gets them in some politically incorrect trouble. Here are some of the old moves that created controversy …

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Restaurant Review – Mean Gene’s Burgers

On a lonesome stretch of I-5 in California,  just south of Anderson and north of Red Bluff, lies the sleepy little hamlet of Cottonwood. Most just fly by at 70 miles per hour and don’t even notice this place. That was the case one summer day back in the early 2000s as I sped toward Sacramento after conquering the switchbacks of …

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Chasing the Drive Thru

There is no telling how many accidents I almost got into … how many pedestrians I almost killed … how many traffic tickets I could have rightfully received chasing one thing: The drive-thru before 10:30 a.m. If, on the rare occasion I was up before 11 a.m., I was on one mission before I could greet the rest of my day: …

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Paul Danke – Dank

To say this is not a music review is a disservice because Paul Danke’s jokes are music to my ears. Danke released his semi self-titled debut comedy record Dank on A Special Thing records this month and his freewheelin’, off the cuff style makes it feel like you’re hanging out with a friend on a road trip. No, not that …

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