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    Life in Hell

    Does Matt Groening sponsor Bike Forums now? Just curious.

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    Life in Hell

    Its not all bad...........
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    I've never actually been to hell, although the weather here in the last month or so has made me wonder at times. Do you think you could send me a postcard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris L
    I've never actually been to hell, although the weather here in the last month or so has made me wonder at times. Do you think you could send me a postcard?
    Here's your postcard:

    www.mich.com/~drhanna/Life_in_Hell.htm

    Life in Hell was one of Matt Groening's early successes as a cartoonist. It was published in the San Diego Reader, which is a San Diego free newspaper that became the paper to pick up every Thursday to find out what was going on in San Diego. Eventually they evolved into one of the best journalistic rags on the west coast with lots of investigative reporting, etc.... San Diego is definitely not hell, but noone missed Life in Hell when they read the Reader. It's a San Diego thing, I guess. If it was published elsewhere, I'm sure we'll find that out.

    ...just a joke son, just a joke.

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    Last edited by don d.; 02-08-04 at 09:18 PM.

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    I traveled regularly to NYC in the 80s and seems like I recall Life In Hell in the Village Voice. Atlanta and Charlotte have "Creative Loafing" magazine and I think it might have been in there too.

    Funny comic. I'd forgotten Groening wrote it. Lots of Groening avatars around here...

    Now, what was the comic that had Zippy the pointed head dude..? That'd be a cool avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshot
    Now, what was the comic that had Zippy the pointed head dude..? That'd be a cool avatar.

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    Life in hell was run on the east coast. Zippy the Pinhead was from the strip Zippy see http://www.zippythepinhead.com/

    Life in hell
    http://www.mich.com/~drhanna/Life_in_Hell.htm

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    I love Life in Hell. If I ever have twin boys I'm naming them Akbar and Jeff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshot
    Now, what was the comic that had Zippy the pointed head dude..? That'd be a cool avatar.

    Scott
    That would be Zippy the Pinhead
    You're east of East St. Louis
    And the wind is making speeches.

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    Life in Hell is published in the Georgia Straight in Vancouver last i checked. FFwd in Calgary too. Sadly, it isn't published online anywhere.

    This came up the other day when I was scolded for admitting that I dislike futurama and all I got was a blank stare I mentioned how I loved Life In Hell even before there was a Simpsons. I don't understand how people don't know that darker origin of the Simpsons. So strange.

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    I spent some time working on the outskirts of Hell this past summer. It's pretty easy to get there, go south off M-36 on Graves road at the Livermore Cemetary, when you hit Doyle road go east (go west by mistake and you end up in Bruins Lake) until it deadends at Kelly, head south on Kelly and you'll find yourself smack dab in the middle of Hell.

    There are great places to ride near Hell. MTBers can ride the regionally famous Potawatomi trail, part of the Pickney State Recreation area trail system, home to the outlaw MTB group of Hellriders. Roadies looking for organized rides can take the 76 or 100 mile One Helluva Ride in July, sponsored by the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touting Society and ride through Hell as part of a group tour.

    As you can see there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the cycling Life in Hell.
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    More Hell

    Then there's the Hotter Than Hell ride in Texas every year.



    Quote Originally Posted by threadend
    I spent some time working on the outskirts of Hell this past summer. It's pretty easy to get there, go south off M-36 on Graves road at the Livermore Cemetary, when you hit Doyle road go east (go west by mistake and you end up in Bruins Lake) until it deadends at Kelly, head south on Kelly and you'll find yourself smack dab in the middle of Hell.

    There are great places to ride near Hell. MTBers can ride the regionally famous Potawatomi trail, part of the Pickney State Recreation area trail system, home to the outlaw MTB group of Hellriders. Roadies looking for organized rides can take the 76 or 100 mile One Helluva Ride in July, sponsored by the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touting Society and ride through Hell as part of a group tour.

    As you can see there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the cycling Life in Hell.

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    Last July, I actually went to Hell. I even sent my friend, Regularguy, a postcard from Hell (Hell, Cayman Islands, that is)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by threadend
    I spent some time working on the outskirts of HellAs you can see there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the cycling Life in Hell.
    Pinckney was a great place to mountain bike. Plenty of nice trails. I've ridden through Hell... and I've ridden through Climax too.
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