Tag Archives: Politics

A Truly LaMalfable Situation

We’re getting pretty badly LaMalfa’d up here in this rural corner of California. If you don’t know what it means to be LaMalfa’d, then you may not be from around these parts; you may not be represented in Congress by people like our own Dougie LaMalfa, a none-too-bright wealthy heir to a big rice farm out in Richvale.

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We Oughta Be Ashamed Of Ourselves

LaMalfa fits with that company right down to his hat and his boots.

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Rainy Days & Blowhards

The Pineapple Express, come to find out, is not just some kind of ganja. It’s actually a real atmospheric phenomenon that brews up around Hawaii and then shoots off to California to soak the crap out of us.

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I see your Petraeus Affair, and I raise you a Reynolds Affair.

…it got us at the Synthesis thinking about sexual affairs in history-where does the Petraeus affair rank in most scandalous affairs in US history? Without a doubt, the Reynolds Affair takes the cake.

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The Long, Hard Slog

By Bob Howard I’m writing this on the eve of the Presidential election. By the time you read it, we will, if all goes well, know who the Commander in Chief is going to be for the next four years – either Mitt Romney will have unseated the sitting President, or Barak Obama will have […]

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Remember, Remember…

But any excuse, or no excuse at all, is enough to get my inner firebug tittering.

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Love ‘Em Or Make ‘Em Leave?

They travel on the homeless highway from Seattle to Portland to San Francisco, and now Chico is on that stop.

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Tricky Mitt

Two years of his tax returns are missing from the public eye, which just leads to speculation on what kind of cookie jar his fingers were in.

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Freedoms so basic we forget that people fought and died for them

I’m supposed to meet a man named Frank, at the Donut Nook on East and Cohasset. The assignment is politics. Frank meets with a group of friends and colleagues and, over coffee, they talk shop. This morning I am meant to introduce myself, to observe, to take notes on these men and their political views, but more importantly, to annotate this fundamental process of democracy: debate.

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Chico City Council Quiz

Hello my fellow Chico-Americans! For the first time in the history of the Synthesis, we held a City Council Candidate Forum in our hallowed halls. Take our quiz to find out with who you most agree!

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This Shit is Just Really Sad

I hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane with us. I know it’s bittersweet, but really, so were we.

Hot Flashes: Welcome To Chico, The Best Place Ever Invented Ever

by DANIEL TAYLOR • Originally Published August 2008
Hey Everybody! OMG did you know that people in Chico are the happiest fucking people on earth?

An Unnecessary, Semi-Accurate History of ‘Hot Flashes’

Free drinks, the adoration of moderately attractive women, the hushed reverence of my tight-panted peers at emo shows; the fringe benefits were numerous.

The Passion of the (Sleazus) Christ

My job is to create stuff out of words. And I wouldn’t have it without my time at Synthesis.

Undercover Juggalo: Stream of consciousness at the ICP show

Walking into the show left me with the kind of nervous energy I usually only get when my car breaks down in the wrong side of town. Or when I’m showing a woman my penis for the first time.

Black Eyes and Blue Balls

by Maurice Spencer Teilmann • Originally Published April 2005 | The world watches as Chico State’s Greek system takes another shot to the gonads

Bill Says: OPEN SEASON

Originally Published DECEMBER 2005 | I’d imagine that was probably the first time someone said the word “dildo” at an AS Government meeting

Event Calendar – Week of March 23, 2015

Best Bets: Wednesday, March 25th Punk rock karaoke Maltese Are you anti-establishment? Me too! Especially that corner store-establishment where they […]

Sayonara, Synthesis

“You cocky little shit. Tell them I’ll have it in when it’s done. [CLICK]”

Meter’s Running: The Wet Brunette

“There’s that son of a bitch!” I yelled, growling deeply out the back of my throat. I couldn’t even tell who was driving the other taxi but it didn’t really matter, the car was the right color.

Service Dogs

The ADA gives disabled Americans the protection they need to interact with society with their help of their service animals. However, we in the disabled community have the responsibility to ensure that our dogs are well trained and well mannered.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

The sequel to 2012’s shockingly violent, schizophrenic top-down killer, Wrong Number carries us back into an adrenaline soaked ‘80s nightmare that is at once familiar and different.

Insomnia and Revolution

Long-time Chico icons going off-line and early morning ruminations lead to a long, hot bath

The End Is Nigh. (Part One)

Some might not understand us feeling gratified in spite of the Synthesis’ demise. But they’re idiots who don’t understand what it was like to work here.

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