Monthly Archives: May 2012

Inept vs. Insane: The National Feud

Last night I watched the conclusion of Kevin Costner’s McCoys & Hatfields on the History Channel. After years of Hitler documentaries and speculative programs connecting space aliens to the Big Foot phenomenon, History and Discovery have spawned a new awakening of rural … Continue reading

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The Perfect Album

There’s a lot of buzz in the music industry about this summer’s Beach Boys reunion tour featuring all the surviving members, most notably, Brian Wilson. The word genius gets tossed around quite a bit in rock’n’roll circles, but in Brian’s … Continue reading

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Classless Warfare

                                                                 In a recent post on Jeff Pelline’s blog, he admonishes the city of Grass Valley for not having the foresight to enact a new ordinance designating the original township as an historical district. Jeff always likes to point out that … Continue reading

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Ramblings 5/23

Things have been a little hectic here at Crabb Hollow, so I haven’t had a chance to post any new cartoons or respond to comments. Hopefully, I’ll get caught up on my deadlines and other distractions in a few days. It never … Continue reading

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I was busy whipping out next week’s cartoon when I heard the doorbell. “Damn,” I thought to myself, “It’s either the Jehovah’s Witnesses or some politician begging for votes, I’ll wager.” I answered the door, but there was no one there, … Continue reading

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Travis T. Hipp

Chandler Laughlin, better known as the iconoclastic radio commentator Travis T. Hipp has passed from this reality at his home in Silver City, Nevada. Travis could be heard every morning on KVMR, giving us his unique angle on the events … Continue reading

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My Career as a Superhero

When I was a youngster back in 1962, I spent a lot of my afternoons at William’s Stationary in Grass Valley, checking out the latest Marvel Comics. I had never been a big fan of Superman or Batman, but the … Continue reading

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Fiscal Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, there was a magical land called California where the sun always shines, the fruit is always sweet, and there’s gold at the end of every rainbow. Dreamers from all over the world once flocked to its sparkling … Continue reading

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Blowin’ Smoke

Let’s get real about California’s Medical Mary J conundrum. First of all, Mary is the numero uno crop here in the foothills ( and the infamous Emerald Triangle ) and has been for decades, despite the efforts of local/state/federal law … Continue reading

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Time Will March On

Archaeologists in Guatamala have recently discovered a stunningly preserved mural that lays to rest any notion of the world ending in December, 2012. This new calendar spans about 7000 years, far beyond the supposed doomsday embraced by new agers and … Continue reading

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