Chris Durant

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

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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Other Uses for the Boxed Wine Bags

When you’re all done draining every delicious drop of merlot from your Peter Vella or Franzia box, don’t fret; your fun with the box is not over. Rip open the box like a 8-year-old on Christmas day and behold the wonderment of what’s inside: a clear plastic bag or a silvery mylar bag will appear all crumpled and useless, but …

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Lost Bukowski Poems

One of the most famous winos of all time, poet and writer Charles Bukowski, wasn’t shy about his drinking, gambling or skirt chasing. Many a poem and short story discuss his adventures while drunk, most of the time on wine. We found in our archives an old Peter Vella box containing Bukowski’s lost poems; the ones he wrote shortly before …

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Top 10 Ways Trimmers will spend their money

Trimmers make money — not as much as they used to, and they don’t always get paid on time — but they still make money. Below are the results of a 4-year study into the Northern California and Oregon economies as they relate to trimmers. It sheds light on exactly what the trimmers are spending their money on. 10 – …

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Animals That Would Make Good/Bad Trimmers

The title says it all, so let’s skip the dumb intro and get right to the dumb story: Good Trimmers Tyrannosaurus Rexes Short arms allow for maximum efficiency, though he would take up a lot of room in the cabin. Beavers Have you seen what they can do to whole trees? Kangaroos Again, shorter nimble arms, but they’d probably let …

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Michael Jordan’s sure bets of the 90s

Hi, I’m world famous basketball player Michael Jordan. I make a lot of money, so much money I don’t know what to do with it all. So I picked up a pretty nasty gambling habit that may or may not have lead to my first, early and abrupt retirement. I’d like to share some sure bets to help your wallets …

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