But so much attention was focused on the railroad spike-wielding transient named Horse Shit that the hero of the tale got lost in the shuffle. Today we are here to celebrate Craig Hoffman, the "49-year-old self-employed contractor" who pinned the villain to the street until the cops arrived. Here's his humble take on the day's horrifying events: "“Free State is a local community on its own. I have a lot of close friends here, and I was just helping protect what is close to me."
Chip: "I'm pretty sure that 'self-employed contractor' is local hippie slang for unemployed. My guess is that just about everyone drinking beer with Hoffman down there in the middle of a Wednesday afternoon is a 'self-employed contractor.'"
Richard: "Hoffman is going to get so many free beers out of this. I'm envious."
That's all for today, LC-fans, as Richard has business downtown with Earth Day festivities and Record Store Day. But what should he witness first? Perhaps a performance of “Jedi Knights and Galactic Princesses: The Fight 2 NOTB Polluted" at the Arts Center? Or perhaps a horde of hipters at Love Garden wrestling over a sweet vinyl copy of Neutral Milk Hotel?
And speaking of Love Garden, The Wayward Blog recently offered a nice playlist from owner Kelly Corcoran. Check it out, if you want to see what a true Larryville tastemaker is playing in the store these days, such as "Somebody Keeps Callin'" by the Baby Grandmothers: "This is the last track on my favorite compilation of 2009, Forge Your Own Chains. It's a collection of Psychedelic tunes from 1968-1974. It's really well selected, the liner notes are really informative and fun to read, and really well sequenced. We actually had to take a hiatus from listening to this at Love Garden because of the Brain-Melting side effects."
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