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On The Legend of Poison Jim, the Mustard King

Salinas - the hub of agricultural activity in Monterey County - has not just one but three long-standing Chinese benevolent associations. Since Sandy Lydon has spent nearly all his life in the area, I don't think he'd overlook them as a source.

It's a little hard to imagine these days how common a native-language press was, even when we'd think the numbers couldn't support one. The big question is how much has survived. You could ask Sandy yourself, he's a very friendly guy.

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 3:59 am 0

On Band or After-Life: Your Choice

I'll take Man or Astroman? for 800, Chuck... and the porcelain dog... and the rest on a gift certificate

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm 0

On All That We Have Foreseen Has Come To Pass In Brooklyn

ur mom was once considered a strange name in brooklyn.....

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 11:12 am 8

On Ask Polly: My Boyfriend Thinks I'm Ugly

DO NOT RE-ENTER HUMA N REALM UNTIL INSOLUBLE PROBLEM SOLVED

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 12:51 am 0

On What Time Is The Revolution?

And the pose that's assumed is the only possible response to capitalism: the perennial "Fuck you, Dad!" of Marxism. Adopted with the full knowledge that no, they're never going up against the wall - first, last, or anywhere in between. Except...

Except he's not really a Marxist, but an adherent of the ever-malleable and regressive "market socialism," and his snowflake of a definition is that it's apparently just fine to fuck someone over as long as you believe you're cooler than everyone else.

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 10:41 pm 0

On The Big Secret Twitter Doesn't Want You To Know That Might Be Killing You

For once I am in the van.
Feels good, man.

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 1:58 pm 0

On Every Teen Should Have Their Phone Taken Away RIGHT NOW, SERIOUSLY, NOW

Winger's "Seventeen" turned 25 this year.

Posted on September 28, 2013 at 6:29 am 0

On Ask Polly: I Feel Violently Ambivalent About My Boyfriend... So Should We Get Married?

& just fyi i didnt read letter 1 b4 writing that so nancy should probs marry me instead

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 9:08 pm 0

On Ask Polly: I Feel Violently Ambivalent About My Boyfriend... So Should We Get Married?

I know that's not the Mystery Spot, but I just wanted to say that I lived like eight years in Santa Cruz and never visited. I feel kind of proud of that.

ok thank u 4 ur time byeee

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 8:57 pm 1

On Ain't No Snobs Like San Francisco Snobs

Just once I would like someone to put an escalator in their house

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 3:16 pm 0