Real Stuff: "All Forked Up"

"About the time I turned 20, I was between schools, and found work at a pizza parlor in Boise. Fights were a nightly occurrence. To curtail damage, the owner hired big guys. I fit in perfectly" -- From Real Stuff #4 (Fantagraphics, November 1991).




Read the other Real Stuff stories and listen to Mark's interview with Dennis Eichhorn here.

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  1. Ah, the Brass Lamp. I grew up around the corner. Considerably less rowdy by the mid-1980s when I'd bike over nights and play Mario Brothers. Now Vista Avenue's a bit tonier.

  2. "Grab a fork and catch up!"

    or

    "Grab a fork and ketchup!"

  3. I kind of love the idea of a faux-old-timey pizza place having beefy bouncers with arm garters and straw boaters.

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