J. R. Schwarzenhammer Premium

Born in '54 in the hills of southern Indiana (near Hitchcock, Indiana), within earshot of the historic Monon railroad. Early 70s: a night job at a gas station/hot-rod shop at Campbellsburg, I bought a '65 289 Mustang, upgraded it with a supercharger, Hurst shifter, Detroit Locker differential, etc., all while attending high school in Salem. A 19-year-old hell-raiser, I almost wrecked it while drag racing a '68 396 Chevelle at the "Georgetown Flats" section of old Highway 56 (NE of Salem), but I still won. I soon drank myself out of/expelled out of Hanover College in Madison, Indiana. Early 80s: starting as a bartender/bouncer, I bought a seedy little canoe livery/greasy spoon diner/tavern near Monterey, Indiana, on the banks of the Tippecanoe River. With no business sense, I ran it, right into the ground. I am now retired and barely living only off of Social Security in Furnessville, Indiana, within earshot of the historic South Shore railway. Few regrets, but many, many stories.

Recent Comments

  1. 1 day ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Wrong, wrong, wrong. The Brown Recluse spider is Loxosceles reclusa, lives in the U.S., and has been known since 1940. The Loxosceles tenochtitlan spider was discovered last year in Mexico. That is why the comic says, “newly discovered”.

  2. 1 day ago on Peanuts

    That’s better than the “knockout game” popular in big cities.

  3. 2 days ago on FoxTrot Classics

    Spoiler alert for those who haven’t seen “Titanic”: the ship sinks.

  4. 3 days ago on Monty

    Can’t I just wish for the wheel bearings on my pickup truck be fixed for free? Or, at least, at a really big discount?

  5. 3 days ago on Monty

    It’s like reading a JC Penneys sales ad, with all their conditions and caveats in fine print.

  6. 4 days ago on Pluggers

    The Amish are split into quite a few denominations: “New Order Amish”, “Old Order Amish”, “New Order Tobe”, “New Order Fellowship”, and even within those denominations a wide variety of acceptance (or rejection) of new technologies.

  7. 4 days ago on Peanuts Begins

    I bet the rabbit loved its fur even more.

  8. 4 days ago on Pluggers

    For some reason, this comic reminds me of going through Amish territory in Shipshewanna, Indiana, and seeing horses and buggies parked in front of businesses.

  9. 5 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    I hope you were being sarcastic when you write that “it was the GOP who started the KKK, passed Jim Crow laws, had sheriffs spray folks with fire hoses, stood in school doors, etc.”, because it was the Democratic party behind all of those.

  10. 5 days ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    I thought his catchphrase was, “You haven’t heard the last of Earnest T. Bass”.