Chris Durant

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

Water Wars

Sometimes you make up a theme for the magazine months in advance you think “I’ll think of something to write, I got plenty of time.” But sometimes you don’t come up with shit. Wet and Wild? I’ve been afraid of the water since I was 5 years old. So even when the usually inspiring combination of materials are consumed and …

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Crazy Confiscated Illegal Fireworks

My near-decade as a police reporter for the daily paper I met a few officers and deputies who I made lasting friendships with. So much so they even let me go on little “shopping sprees” in their evidence lockers from time to time. Hey don’t judge, it’s a way for the hard working first responders to supplement their meager wages and …

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Failed water sports

Seems like there’s a water or snow version of every grassy field/ hardwood court sport. If you’re bored with a sport, toss it in the pool or strap on some skis. Here are some sports that tried. Water Nascar Not really a stretch because you can only go so far in Tennessee or Kentucky turning left the whole time before …

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Have you seen Michael Phelps’ training diet?

Chris Durant, staff When the Olympics were happening all the sportscasters made a big deal about Chris Durant, staff Michael Phelps’ 10 zillion calorie diet. When they would read off his daily menu it sounded really familiar and inspired me to believe I am a world-class athlete too. It also should have put to rest any doubts that Phelps’ smokes mad weed. …

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The Truth Behind Those IN-N-OUT Verses

Everyone loves In-N-Out Burger. No matter where you travel in the Central Valley or down south, In-N-Out Burgers are always crowded. The Eddie Haskell-like employees, the limited menu, the freshness….whatever it is, In-N-Out is where it’s at. But have you ever noticed that their packaging has different Bible verses printed on the bottom or sides? Well we  thought we’d do the …

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Movie Review: “Willow Creek”

I had the luxury of watching the premier of Bobcat Goldthwait’s latest directorial effort, “Willow Creek,” at Arcata Theater Lounge. For those not in the know, “Willow Creek” is a Blair Witch-esque found footage movie about a couple who goes deep into the woods of Humboldt County searching for the original spot where Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin shot the iconic …

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Graduation Ads That Missed Deadline

As a respectable publication in all the communities where we’re distributed we offer a service to local high schools to run graduation congratulations that weren’t turned in on time to be published in the yearbooks. So please enjoy and join in on congratulating these hard working students.        

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Lesser known facts about Evel Knievel 

Evel Knievel was 1/64th Cherokee Indian. Knievel got his first motorcycle at 13. Evel Knievel hated sushi. Evel Knievel loved Armenian food. My friend Brad was a really really big fan of Evel Knievel. His cane actually was a custom made flask which he always kept full of Wild Turkey. He had a tattoo of a walrus on the bottom …

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Old Timey X-Games

While watching the X-Games last year I saw that they used the Roman numeral XVII after it. Now I’m no scholar or nothing, but I think the Roman numeral XVII is like a lot, like hundreds. So I did a little research and found out some of the original sports in the earlier X-Games. X-Games IIR Extreme Crusading Why just …

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Exactly What Did that Woman Use to Blind Thomas Dolby With Science?

In 1982, known blind New Wave musician Thomas Dolby released a gut wrenching account of the assault that lead to his blindness. “She Blinded Me With Science” rocketed to the top of the charts as Dolby was celebrated as a hero for being able to use his art to deal with a such a traumatic experience. He said he was …

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