Savage Henry

European Wang Wrappers and Banana Hammocks

Tommy Lucero, contributor Banana Hammocks. Slut Slings. The ever impressive Penis Patch. Whatever the fashion faux pas you want to eye-screw your fellow humans with this season, make sure it’s both nauseating and overwhelmingly offensive, as I’m sure that’s the whole point of the swimsuit. I personally don’t leave my backyard wading pool, since that’s where the two liter of …

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Why The O.C. Is the Best and You Can Too!

Justin Gomes, contributor FACT – The O.C. had a dope as hell soundtrack. The O.C. Mix albums, containing songs featured on the show, often reached Billboard’s top lists. And when I say often, I mean ALL OF THEM. They damn near had the entirety of Good News For People Who Love Bad News play throughout the show and that alone …

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This SHIT’s for Reels – Safety Edition

Mike Sargent, Staff Halloween Safety (1977) shows how unsafe and crappy a little girl’s witch costume is, and how she’ll probably die unless she turns into a princess with safety reflectors. The nice synth soundtrack gets you through the accompanying strangers-will-poison/razor-blade-you propaganda. A cheap-looking crone who “never wanted to be a dirty old witch” cackles and schemes to “reverse everything” …

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Bitter Police Forces Drop New “Fuck the Public” EP

Sam Greenspan, contributor After years of being accused of every ill in the nation on a ground level while still being called upon to help out and get their hands dirty whenever an actual problem is present, the United States’ police forces, from coast to coast, decided to express their collective woes by dipping their feet in the cleansing waters …

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If People in Other Professions Acted Like Cops

Zeke Herrera, staff Movie Theater Attendant MTA: Hey, I just caught you texting. Me: I’m sorry, I’ll put it away. MTA: Actually, it’s a $240 fine. Me: I don’t want to pay that. MTA: Well, you can apply for a chance to contest it and if we arbitrarily agree to it you can come back and try to convince my …

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Wynkin, Blynken, and Nod

Tommy Lucero, contributor The names Wynkin, Blynken, and Nod are synonymous with the sweet slumber that is supposed to come at the end of the day. Unfortunately I have a three ring circus that pipes up in my head as soon as I hit the pillow. In effect it makes me want to kick all three of those young men …

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Cherished Lullabies Mom Sang to Me

William Toblerone, contributor Rock a Bye Rock-a-bye baby In the tree top We’ll come down from this tree When daddy sobers up Hush Little Baby Hush little baby don’t say a goddamn word There’s bad people at the door looking for mommy When we get out of this I’ll buy you all the diamond rings you want. If them diamond …

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This Blinding Light – Seven Feathers

Samantha Gilweit, contributor As someone who has repeatedly paid money to telephone psychics, This Blinding Light’s latest work, Seven Feathers, already had my new-age ass by naming all of its songs after celestial bodies. Appropriately, this record is spacey, in the best possible sense. Echoing reverb, cutting vocals, and expansive psychedelic riffs all give this album the feeling like, “holy …

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This SHIT’s for Reels – Dream Edition

Mike Sargent, staff If you research “Sleep. Those little slices of death. How I loathe them. – Edgar Allan Poe” the earliest actual source for that quote is Nightmare On Elm St. 3: Dream Warriors (1987), and for the record, Poe probably never actually said that. Newly back from the dead again, Freddy is suicide-inducing teens with bad jokes, claymation, …

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The Shrike – The Shrike

Sam Greenspan, contributor The self titled record for Portland rock quartet The Shrike has all of the elements of a great rock album. The very first song “The Return,” is a thundering, teeth-gnashing ballad that feels like it should be played at a viking funeral. However, what this band boasts in technical mastery and a clear understanding of the fundamentals …

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