Novembeard Bash 2014

In some ways, the Novembeard Bash is more about partying and winning cool prizes and making out with bearded strangers than it is about contemplating the solemn social obligation of charitable giving, and for that I blame the bands

Life is Better With Franti

Franti is still all at once optimistic, sensitive, and politically assertive, while delivering a unique mix of reggae, folk, pop, and light hip hop

Twenty Years in the Trenches

I watch, in slight horror, as Chuck licks his lips and his eyes roll back into his head. He tips his head back, shapes his fists into devils’ horns, and then lurches forward in his chair.

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Gratitude

I find myself brimming with pride and gratitude these days. So many of you contribute to making this place what it is, I don’t even know where to start.

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Giving Thanks to, Like, the Universe

Like many philosophically minded people before me, I’ve long been an ingrate.

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Millennial Idiot Brain

My main takeaway has been that they’d really like to believe that Twitter is a viable job hunting tool

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Describing The Binding of Isaac is more than slightly difficult, yet I will attempt to do so.

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Novembeard Bash 2014

In some ways, the Novembeard Bash is more about partying and winning cool prizes and making out with bearded strangers than it is about contemplating the solemn social obligation of charitable giving, and for that I blame the bands

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Animals In The Train Station

The conductor gave a start, looked around, then looked down, eyes widening at the extremely short person addressing him. In fact, Sheela wasn’t a person at all—she was a fox.

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The State of the Commons, Part Two

Net audio is stunningly diverse. One must travel beyond Facebook and Netflix to be reminded, but the web is an extremely deep and broad body of data created by innumerable individuals.

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This Week Only – 11/24/17

24 Monday Round Table Pizza Clubhouse: Novembeard: Pizza Fun Night fundraiser and final checkpoint. Mention Novembeard when ordering and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to local youth music programs. 5pm-9pm, all ages 25 Tuesday Tackle Box: Line Dance Class, 6:30-7:30pm, 21+ Wine Time: Painted Cellars- Where Art and Entertainment Collide. 6pm-8pm, 18+, […]

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Best Bets – November 24th

Friday, November 28th Pat Hull, Greyloom (Erin Lizardo), Casing The Promisedland The Maltese Wind down from Thanksgiving with Chico’s sweetest songbirds, Pat Hull, Erin Lizardo and Ben Tietz! Head down to the Maltese, try some tasty beverages, and give ol’ Ben Tietz a birthday paddlin’! 9pm, 21+, $5. Friday the 28th & Saturday the 29th […]

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Definition: Confuse—To assemble without order or sense

We’re lucky to be here—alive and kicking in the year 2014

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Extreme Cheapskates

If you’re unaware, there is a show called Extreme Cheapskates on TLC, and it is currently terrible

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Life is Better With Franti

Franti is still all at once optimistic, sensitive, and politically assertive, while delivering a unique mix of reggae, folk, pop, and light hip hop

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Horoscopes for November 24th, 2014

Horoscopes for November 24th, 2014

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Deep democracy

I want to try deep democracy, where we vote with our tax dollars the way corporations vote for legislators with their dollars

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Tweed, Logs, and Typey-Typey

The Tweed Ride is one of the loveliest events of the year and I want you all to go. Unless you don’t like fun, in which case you should take the time to reevaluate your priorities.

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Not The Hero Chico Wanted… But The One We Deserved

Come to think of it, if this were a Joel Schumacher film, the capsule would be the size of a tomb. Annie and John Bidwell would come dancing out in a puff of smoke, each wearing impossibly sparkly catsuits

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Twenty Years in the Trenches

I watch, in slight horror, as Chuck licks his lips and his eyes roll back into his head. He tips his head back, shapes his fists into devils’ horns, and then lurches forward in his chair.

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Techno Lovesong

I started going to these illegal all-night parties when I was fourteen, in 1992, and for three years they were all my friends and I lived for. When I meet fourteen-year-olds now, this fact shocks me. We were children.

Best Bets – 11/17/14

If you’re a metal fan, there’s no other place to be on Sunday than at Lost.

This Week Only – 11/17/14

17 Monday Basement of Frustration: Freak Vibe, Icko Sicko, Outside Looking In, Strange Ones. 6pm, all ages, $5, (374 E […]

Turkey Bags and Trimming Scissors

Like it or not, marijuana cultivation has been and continues to be a huge underground source of income for many residents of Butte County.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty, often abbreviated both affectionately and pejoratively as CoD, is both the industry’s poster boy and its whipping boy.

Supertime

MAD SWEET FLY PUMAS PART 2

We followed him. Lucy into the wardrobe, we felt our way in.

Into That Good Night

Death with dignity is probably my #1 social cause

Horoscopes for November 17th

Aries You can breathe a sigh of relief this week. Much of last week’s tension is lifting. Mars continues to […]

SILLIER STILL

The capitalists swept into office, and the Chico Silly Council is about to be sillier than ever.

Mad Sweet Fly Pumas – pt 1

We were the bright-burning kids of the secret night, day-glow denizens of the last true underground sub-culture that would ever be

Phoning It In

By the time you read this I’ll be married to the kindest, smartest, most loving man in the world.

Sproggiwood and Ziggurat

I get a sick sort of pleasure out of reviewing indie games while larger titles loom in the distance.

Yada, yada, yada

Do you remember the Seinfeld episode when Kramer runs the marathon and refuses to wear the AIDS ribbon?

My Two Cents on the Republican Majority and ObamaCare

Dear Republicans – please don’t limit the ability for me to keep my family protected.