Chris Durant

Chris Durant has worked at not working for decades. He has held roughly 100 jobs through his employment career, from a driving range ball picker upper to a door to door film salesman. He started his first magazine, Mean Spirited Willie, in Sacramento around 1997. Since then he has been the publisher of Slow Kids Playing, First Draft, Notes From an American Nobody, Fat Llama Spit and Short Bus Magazine. Durant and co-founder Sarah Godlin created Savage Henry after he was shoved aside as the editor of his local daily newspaper’s entertainment magazine. In the early meetings Durant's wife, Monica, and another writer for Northern Lights, Josh Duke, laid down the groundwork for what the magazine has evolved into. Durant writes, edits, sells ads, manages ad clients and delivers the magazine as well as books stand-up comedians for Savage Henry's monthly comedy shows and its annual Savage Henry Magazine Comedy Festival (formerly SHITS and Giggles Comedy Festival). He also co-produces and co-hosts the magazine's weekly podcast, the Savage Henry Magazine Radio Program. He lives in McKinleyville, California with his wife, three of his children, two dogs, two cats and his Playstation 3.

$46 Letter #2

[please, I need people to get this…] Ok people, here is the first and last word on dreadlocks! I am a black woman and it took less than a month for me to have completely developed locks (smaller ones that aren’t naturally formed take longer). In fact, I didn’t even separate my hair into sections, those divisions happened on their …

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Music Review: Everyone Is Dirty – Mama No!!! (single)

Raj Noogmosh, contributor Everyone Is Dirty has the tragic circumstance of being heavily influenced by all that was terrible about ‘90s grunge. That movement, much like a literal bowel movement, started explosively, but was followed by a steady stream of shit that, by the end of the decade, had slowed to a trickle. Each carbon copy of a photocopy band …

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Who is Banksy

Banksy, the elusive, mythological street artist — he who one day tags up the alleys and call boxes in London, and the next hits the billboards and freeway signs of LA — is a mystery. No one knows who the real person or people are behind the stencil pieces with a social commentary flair. Well, we started a think tank …

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Durant and Rave #3

Rave: So last week we started our crowd sourcing campaign, the Free Savage Henry Campaign. We didn’t do it on Kickstarter, Indieagogo or RocketHub, we did it at Fund Humboldt. Fund Humboldt is a locally based crowd sourcing site in its fledgling stages. We’re the third campaign on the site and one of the others has already been funded. All we’re …

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Free Savage Henry Campaign

It’s our first crowdsourcing campaign! Click the link and you’ll get all the info you need. http://fundhumboldt.com/campaigns/free-savage-henry/ If you don’t want to use the Internet to donate, you can also send check or money order to 791 8th St. Suite, N, Arcata, CA 95521 and we’ll make the donation on your name so you still get all the credit! Please …

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Realistic Jobs for Your Child’s Future

A panda-carrier for the Chinese government. Carry baby pandas from viewing window to viewing window, ensuring everyone has a good look. Keeping tires company while they wait to be put on a Honda Accord. Tires get lonely. Even around other tires. It’s the tire condition. Being a doll nanny. You think dolls can change their own diapers? Not in the …

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#45 Letters to the Editor #2

It was such a great time at the comedy open mic at Siren’s Song on Saturday! I love Savage Henry magazine. I always show my back issues to new friends to have them understand where I come from. Usually they become concerned for everyone’s substance abuse and food addictions, bless them. It reminds me of home when I’m in my …

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Fictional Orphans that did A’ight

Spencer Devine, contributor Parental guidance is great and all, but our society puts far too much weight on its importance. Fictional orphans have been kicking butt, singing songs, and taking names for decades, always coming out on top. Here are some of the individuals who didn’t need parents to be fictional powerhouses: Annie Annie’s the first on any list of …

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Durant and Rave #2: Super Karl

Rant The Super Bowl! Huh? Am I right? Now it wasn’t much of a game but my rant isn’t going to be about the score, or how Peyton choked or how no Denver offense showed up or even the commercials or the fact that the Red Hot Chili Peppers were “special guests” of Bruno Marz for the halftime show. No, …

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Chris Garcia live at the Arcata Theater Lounge Feb. 24

When we first worked with Chris Garcia it was at one of our first professional stand-up shows way back in January of 2012. He featured for Alex Koll and Garcia also appeared in the first SHITS and Giggles Comedy Festival later that year. What’s he been up to since then? Oh, nothing much, just appearing on the WTF podcast with …

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