November 14, 2001
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"A Spear Avenue resident reported a male-type human in his backyard performing the specialty of the breed - stumbling around and cursing. The interloper without portfolio wandered off in a random direction." This quote and more can be found in the Arcata Eye police blotter. (From; also mentioned in a comment in an older thread.)
posted by moz (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is brilliant. What exactly is the story behind this? The fire log looks more normal, except the links in the index.
posted by edlundart at 9:22 PM on November 14, 2001

Aw, geez. I thought *everybody* knew about the Arcata Eye Police Log or I'd have posted it here ages ago. Don't miss 07-10-01: "Free-range solipsists in hootful maelstrom." Somebody ought to write that song. Thanks, moz, for making me feel more normal than usual this evening.
posted by realjanetkagan at 9:35 PM on November 14, 2001

unbeLIEVably insane! what kind of a paper is the Arcata Eye? Is it like the daily paper or is a free newsweekly or what?? Kevin L. Hoover is my new hero- I don't know when I have seen such an excellent interpretation and relaying of life's complete fucking absurdity.
posted by babydoll at 10:09 PM on November 14, 2001

wow. super duper cool.
posted by mcsweetie at 10:15 PM on November 14, 2001

Brilliant. I like the way he's anchored in the community, supported by local advertising, and yet doesn't compromise his relentless humour. I wonder what it'd be like to read his stuff while actually gazing on Main Street...even better, most probably.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:50 PM on November 14, 2001

I think the Eye is the main daily in Arcata (which is a little hippie town on the coast, not too far from the Oregon border).
posted by sylloge at 11:07 PM on November 14, 2001

The Eye is the town's weekly newspaper. There is no daily (difficult for a town with only 2 stop lights). This is a place where a Muslim addresses Jews at a Yom Kippur service taking place at an Episcopal Church.
posted by fleener at 11:36 PM on November 14, 2001

check out the classified ads!

LOST CHICKEN KEYS LOST 10/7 Set of keys and electric car door opener attached to rubber chicken. C/o Terrence (826-7535). tfn

posted by mcsweetie at 11:53 PM on November 14, 2001

Wow. That very nearly restores my faith in...well, in a lot of things, actually.
posted by jeffvc at 12:46 AM on November 15, 2001

We are talking HUMBOLDT COUNTY here folks...nuff said?
posted by Mack Twain at 12:48 AM on November 15, 2001

Wow... I'm bookmarking this now, because I'm afraid that I'm only dreaming it, and it won't be here when I come back tommorow.
posted by moss at 1:39 AM on November 15, 2001

...and they have t-shirts. At last, a Christmas present the entire family can enjoy.
posted by jeffvc at 2:16 AM on November 15, 2001

My local newspaper's log once noted a woman who called the police to report a buzzing in the vicinity of her dresser drawer. Authorities arrived to find a "marital aid" that had been switched on. That was the Police Log Gold Standard for me until I saw this. Thanks Moz!!!!
posted by luser at 4:50 AM on November 15, 2001

I'm going to be working "Quick, somebody invent a clue bong" into my everyday conversation from here on out.
posted by MrBaliHai at 6:23 AM on November 15, 2001

Don't miss the Arcata gawkers who come out to watch buildings burn down.
posted by fleener at 7:16 AM on November 15, 2001

yay! the Eye is my hometown paper - it's nice to see it getting some exposure. kevin hoover, editor of the eye, is a pretty funny guy (and a darn good drummer too).
posted by modge at 9:52 AM on November 15, 2001

fleener: even better is the band that comes out to play when there's a fire.
posted by LeLiLo at 5:47 PM on November 16, 2001

oh, modge, I [heart] you and your hometown paper. Please tell Kevin Hoover he's helped keep me sane (such as that is) for some six months now. If I ever get a vacation again, I'm coming to Arcata---where I hope to vacation myself right into the police log ;).
posted by realjanetkagan at 9:16 PM on November 16, 2001

humboldt state university's weekly paper, the lumberjack, also has a campus police log, which features the always popular Bong Tally (go to Campus, then UPD Clips):

"this week: 1, this semester: 11"...!
posted by modge at 12:56 PM on November 19, 2001

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