Sarah Godlin

Sarah Godlin, one of the creators of Savage Henry, lives in the heart of Humboldt County, California. She has a bit of a Napoleon Complex, but all in all is a hell of a gal. She's responsible for the fold-in's, Catty Mean Girl, the Monthly Confessions, The parental Warning, many features and a grip of the other funny that make Savage Henry so great. She also wrangles writers. If you think you're a funny writer, get a hold of her. She can loud whistle, play harmonica and back a trailer into a tight space. She's a lefty and a Clippers fan. She's also a Raiders fan but don't hold that against her, she enjoys winning just as much as the next person. You can follow her on Twitter! twitter.com/bloglin You can send her emails! godlin@savagehenrymagazine.com You can send her presents! http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f2aa/ 791 8th Street, Suite 5 Arcata, Ca 95521

The first time I got stoned I was 8…

My next door neighbor lived quite a ways away and ours was a friendship of convenience. Her dad was a hippie biker veteran who was always acquiring large, strange animals and keeping them in the pasture between our houses. He is the reason my best friend was an emu for a stretch, but that is another story entirely. I’ll title …

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Done with Fighting

Look — I don’t fight anymore. Maybe I realized I’m puny and that broke the crazy streak in me. Maybe I just matured and mellowed. I’m quite tame now, I assure you. Big dude, I’m sorry I bit your finger when you pointed at me. I truly regret it. But maybe now you have a cool story to tell. Something …

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Video game review: “Max and the Magic Marker” for Nintendo Wii

I lost my virginity to a redhead and have had a soft spot for gingers ever since. That’s probably why I picked up “Max and the Magic Marker” from the Wii Shop Channel. I forgot to even read the rundown. It turned out to be one of the coolest games I’ve played in awhile. Bloody killing rampages rock and all, …

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Welcome back, Welcome back, Welcome back…

Every time August rolls around, the line at the Co-op is elongated with fresh-faced youngsters ready to take on the world and go vegan for a year. The town gets a little more attractive and the bars get a little more vomity. The newbies come, take classes, get inspired to press social activism, pass out in gutters, work for Food …

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Restaurant Review: Alice’s Steak and Sushi

When Blue Lake Casino opened, they must not have foreseen the amount of damage that one group of friends could do to a buffet — not just any buffet, but the Friday night all-you-can- eat seafood buffet For some reason, we had dubbed it “FuDuckDu” and, like clockwork, a dozen of us would storm in with a phone book’s worth …

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This is NOT a sports story

I grew up by the foothills of the Sierras directly four hours over L.A. and four hours under S.F. You’d think that would have made me California-sports-team neutral, maybe even with a Bay lean, because L.A. is, well … L.A. They have enough love from the world. I hate that I must throw in mine for their sports team. My …

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La La La La Lola and life’s other lessons

Even before puberty, we catch bits of harsh insight about the world: that things can harm you, that not everything is fair and that adults are fallible and even capable of straight-faced lying to you. Most kids find this out when they discover the truth about Santa. For me it was about the lyrics to the Kinks song “Lola.” I …

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Subject: Fw: for the greater good

My grandma is a forwarder. Everyone knows a few forwarders. It’s the magic that spreads hilarious photos of cats with captions and videos of fat guys bo staff fighting. But you can imagine the sort of stuff your grandmother might forward you. Grandma stuff. Recipes and scams of which to be wary and tips to stay healthy. The sort of …

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The Switch

Betty and George Bowman had lot 41 this winter. They had the newest, largest rig in Golden Sun RV Village and Resort, east of Yuma, Ariz., though I thought the color scheme was hideous. Their twin cockapoos had some sort of high pedigree — highest out of all of the “second set of children” in the resort, too, but I …

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