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Stix, Revisted

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 9, 2020

Here are a couple of email examples I got from Stix 10 years ago. He would send me a picture of a piece of wood that he found in the forest outside his home and it would come with a comment that was always more like a poem from another dimension.

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There were others, you get the gist. Sometimes I’d get emails from him about his 9/11 conspiracies like this one (he was against the new TSA flying requirements):

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Or this one: he sent a link to me and TedSpe about something crazy and Ted was just like “WTF dude” lol

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Anyway, it’s really too bad the government took him down the way they did. Absolutely no reason for it. This guy was just living his life not bothering anyone, gettin’ baked every day and wandering around the woods looking for shit to whittle.

It’s a travesty what happened to him.

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  1. willedav said, on May 9, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Saw quite number of people out and about in last hour walking dogs jogging biking, majority of them sans masks. Drove into work and stopped in bagel shop after sending off some important paperwork to main office. Inside bagel shop was long time homeless gal I know, who did have mask, what looked like some new gear and was quite a bit more coherent and together than previously. So hope she is being looked after by powers that be.

  2. willedav said, on May 9, 2020 at 8:18 am

    tmw afternoon nbatv will show Sleepy Floyd’s record setting playoff performance vs. Lakers of Worthy Magic and Kareem from May 10 1987. Must see TV.
    Great pic of him in Chron today elevating over James Worthy and his goggles.

    • chipower9 said, on May 9, 2020 at 1:48 pm

      Now that is a retro game i could get into watching. Will have to set it to record.

  3. willedav said, on May 9, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Question: when did Stix make his last comments here? he used to be pretty high on “BB9” as he called Belt, and also would make use Panik’s name to say something funny.
    Wonder if he’d be disappointed to see current state of some of the guys he liked from 3/5 days though he’d probably feel encouraged by current state of farm system.

  4. chipower9 said, on May 9, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Regardless of whether or not you buy into the various conspiracy theories Stix followed, you are right Craig, it is an abosolute travesty the way it all went down with Stix.

    Letter went out to him yesterday. I truly hope to hear back from him.

  5. Winder said, on May 9, 2020 at 9:12 am

    I don’t know Stix but i hope he is ok. It’s not hard to come out on the other side of the law sometimes. In today’s world many of the conspiracy theories are nothing but propaganda and designed to deceive. I always followed the President Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe theories and still believe most of em. .

  6. xoot said, on May 9, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Wow. That amphibious wooden creature Stix found in the forest is amazing. I guess he carved it, too? Great eye. Great imagination. If it spins eccentrically, so what? I look forward to his take on the trumpandemic.

    • chipower9 said, on May 9, 2020 at 1:47 pm

      Mike – i have a bunch of email and picts from Stix, and the wood pieces were all carved-on a bit, etc. He put his stamp on them. I thought of buying one back then, and never did, but wish I had. It would be a helluva conversation starter, and a cool piece to have lying around in the yard.

  7. willedav said, on May 9, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Tony Gwynn game vs. SF from Aug 4 1993 on mlbtv today at noon. Gwynn had stretch of 4 years where he never hit less than .350. Didn’t realize he played HS for famed Long Beach Poly. Would have been 60 today.
    1993 slash line: .358/.398/.497 for .895
    1994 slash line: .394/,454/.568 for 1.022

  8. djloo27 said, on May 9, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Stix could get rich writing descriptions for a men’s clothing catalog.
    He could make a quarter zip rugby shirt sound like something you wear to explore Pluto..

    • chipower9 said, on May 9, 2020 at 1:49 pm

      LMAO, Loo. But actually true. The dude has a unique wordsmithing style.

  9. xoot said, on May 9, 2020 at 9:41 am

    RIP to the great Richard Penniman — peerless inspiration for Paul McCartney’s childish, early flights of falsetto farce, although Sir Paul’s ripoffs were a lot better than Pat Boone’s cover of Tutti Frutti. Jagger and Bowie, in their hot tramp phase, owed a lot to the great transgressor too, didn’t they?

    • djloo27 said, on May 9, 2020 at 9:49 am

      And Little Richard passed away, too…

    • willedav said, on May 9, 2020 at 9:50 am

      Definitely. Think first Zappa lp I ever owned (Weasels Ripped my flesh) covered Little Richard’s “Directly from my Heart to You” played on electric violin and sung by Don “Sugarcane” Harris.

      • chipower9 said, on May 9, 2020 at 1:52 pm

        Yep. RIP Little Richard. Willie – I have that album (really most of Zappa’s stuff). Saw him in Sacramento in March of 1980. Pure genius.

  10. Bozo said, on May 9, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Could Stix’s property have been seized because pot was growing on it? I can’t remember if they included a drug charge when it went federal.

    • xoot said, on May 9, 2020 at 10:05 am

      I followed the federal court proceedings. The U.S. Attorneys did include some crazy conspiracy theories about lawless drug use in one or more of their briefs, but I recall no formal drug charges. I don’t think the state-law charges included anything related to drugs — cultivation or enjoyment. His homestead probably survived the prosecution.

  11. Flavor said, on May 9, 2020 at 10:21 am

    He sent me his address several times during the course of him getting the Twin computer up and running. If any of you want to do some research on his place, here it is…..
    Carstie
    Fri, Apr 30, 2010, 10:16 PM
    to me

    Craig;
    Under strict orders from Michael here. Address is 45498 County
    Rd 7, Clearbrook, Minnesota 56634.

    • chipower9 said, on May 9, 2020 at 2:02 pm

      Cannot get anything to come-up where I can see the property or home. Looks to be about 30 miles Northwest of Minneapolis.

  12. Macdog said, on May 9, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Daughter is having college graduation via Zoom today. This is weird, haha.

    • Flavor said, on May 9, 2020 at 11:59 am

      congrats to her! What are her plans after school?

      • Macdog said, on May 9, 2020 at 12:11 pm

        Thanks Flav! Possibly grad school.

    • willedav said, on May 9, 2020 at 12:30 pm

      takes nothing away from the accomplishment. Very cool Mac!

      • Macdog said, on May 9, 2020 at 9:17 pm

        Right on Wille, thanks!

    • djloo27 said, on May 9, 2020 at 1:34 pm

      Yes, congratulations, Mac!
      This is the wonderful young lady that SanDawg, Trevor, and I met in Coney Island, correct?

      • Macdog said, on May 9, 2020 at 9:18 pm

        Thanks, Loo! Yep, she’s the one who was at the Brooklyn game and got along so well with Mapdawg.

    • chipower9 said, on May 9, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      Congratulations to your daughter, Mac. I am sure you’re a proud papa. I hope, all things considered, it is a memorable day.

      • Macdog said, on May 9, 2020 at 9:19 pm

        Thanks, Chi! All things considered, we tried to make it as special as possible. Hopefully there’ll be a proper ceremony somewhere down the road.

  13. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 9, 2020 at 11:57 am

    DSC00516-DSC00752 = a lot of pictures. Imagining stix staging photos around his property is sort of funny to me. I hope he’s alright. Did you get emails throughout the process from the identification of material to the finished product? I’m hesitant to link the Children of Children link. What was it?

    So many questions. Between Twin and stix I guess I never really considered the number and types of emails landing in your inbox. Being a blog host seems like an interesting experience.

    • Flavor said, on May 9, 2020 at 12:02 pm

      it was much more active back in those days. And Stix never followed through on sending me anything other than pictures (although he often promised to send me his “mona lisa” that he was working on, his oneflapdown piece that he wanted to send me as a *thank you*. It’s fine, I always felt like Stix was sending me emails just to reach out to other humans, I never took any of it seriously.

  14. willedav said, on May 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    ha Moises Alou of Expos whacks double to drive in Tony Gwynn as NL walks off with 94 AS W.

  15. Flavor said, on May 9, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    I can’t say with 100% certainty but I believe this is the last comment Stix made at the blog before the Feds fucked with him and took him away
    Carstie Clausen said, on August 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm (Edit)
    With Cain heading back to fair territory; Cueto still mostly very good; Moore on board and Madison being Bumgarner, the bullpen is mostly rested and somewhat restructured. If the offense can even get going steadily at even a modest clip this team looks a lot stronger than Washington.

    Don’t know what to do about Bochy and Kelly. Maybe Bochy could start complaining about a huge migraine and go on the “disabled list” for a spell and perhaps Kelly could take a “foul” off the shin at an early batting practice at home and thus be able to only stand on one leg for a while. Could be they both need some time off to contemplate their sins.

    • willedav said, on May 9, 2020 at 12:35 pm

      very cool thx. By that time Giants had been in free fall after AS break, losing 6 in a row at one point after Pads swept them and natives were more than restless. That night before I think Nats had smoked smardz and Gio Gonzalez held giants to 2 hits in 7 innings for 5-1 W. By then Nats had better record. At AS break july 10 Giants had been 57-33.

  16. willedav said, on May 9, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    love that 93 Giants road uni with big SF over heart. mlbtv game on now. bonds D. Martinez and ET McGee in OF plus Matt Williams Robby T Clark Royce Clayton Manwaring.

  17. alleykat69 said, on May 9, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    I don’t know maybe it’s just me, but doesn’t that one piece of driftwood look like a squid 🦑?

  18. wilcojoe said, on May 9, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Just watched a pre-steroid Bonds launch a home run deep into the right field stands at Jack Murphy…Now Brad Ausmus hits his first career homer and slaps hands with Padres 3B coach Bruce Bochy…That 93 club was probably my favorite all time Giants team.

    • willedav said, on May 9, 2020 at 1:20 pm

      yeah what a rocket, way beyond where anyone was sitting. Just had line drive base hit he smoked on one of few strikes Pads threw him. He was still thin in those days. ET was having monster season too, plus DLew in CF.
      Shot of Rags throwing in pen, very cool team.

  19. wilcojoe said, on May 9, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    One of my favorite moments of that season was either in Aug or Sept when Robby Thompson hit a walk off home run (I think against Florida) on a Saturday afternoon at the Stick. I was swimming in our backyard pool and I can still remember Hank Greenwalds voice crack on the call. I have tried to find that audio over the years but to no avail.

  20. alleykat69 said, on May 9, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Little Richard?
    I thought he was dead already?
    Well anyway RIP now!

  21. willedav said, on May 9, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    By time of this game Padres had already done all the damage they needed to do to Giants after trading away McGriff to Braves July 18 for 3 stiffs. He was in middle of 3rd season in a row 30 HRs/100 rbis and wound up with 37 HRs that year.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 9, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      And McGriff more than any other Brave single handily destroyed the Giants when he was acquired to win the pennant that year! Thanks for nothing Padres!!

  22. zumiee said, on May 9, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    The ‘93 Braves did the usual Braves flop in the playoffs. I have a friend who has a theory that the Braves struggled in the playoffs all those years because the umps didn’t give the Braves pitchers the huge strike zone in the playoffs that they got in the regular season. The umps were more aware of national scrutiny in the playoffs. During the regular season it was ridiculous. It made for shorter games, time-wise, for the umps.
    I’ve always believed the ‘93 Giants would have matched up well against the John Kruk Phillies and the Blue Jays.

  23. wilcojoe said, on May 9, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    That 93 club was hands down the best Giants team of my lifetime. Granted at 43, I haven’t seen nearly as much as the rest of you old timers. But the combination of that lineup, the starting rotation with Swift and Burkett at the front and the back end of the pen with Mike Jackson and Shooter Beck was sick. Not to mention that defense was as good as any they have put out there.

    • djloo27 said, on May 9, 2020 at 3:22 pm

      Lefty Kevin Rogers had an excellent year out of the pen.
      Gone forever a year later.
      Serious arm injury I guess…

    • Bozo said, on May 9, 2020 at 3:37 pm

      One of my all time favorite Giants team. One, they were going to be the St. Pete Giants that year but were saved and two, Bonds, Clark and Williams in the middle of the order. DLew, Robby and Clayton up the middle and yeah, besides Beck and Jack, Burba with those 10 wins out of the pen. I was at the game in Atlanta when JP hit the bomb to stop the chop. What a see-saw year that one was.
      After SF won 103 games and didn’t go to the playoffs, I’m pretty sure that was what spurred MLB to have the Wildcard format.

    • willedav said, on May 9, 2020 at 4:31 pm

      Jackson was tough, threw very hard out of the pen. Lot of contributors and balance to that team.

  24. Stan Shell said, on May 9, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Just saw a clip of Little Richard singing, “Long Tall Sally”. That came out about same time of my horrible Jr/Sr of H.S . I was all in on R&B (not R&R!) Next to Fats, Little Richard’s releases of singles (45s) was a big deal. Thanks for the memories.

    OSF

  25. alleykat69 said, on May 9, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    2 of Dusty Baker’s not finest moments with a baseball decision..
    Giving the Ball to a Rook Solomon Torres to try and beat the Dodgers in a predictable blowout that cost them a chance to tie the Braves and force a 1 game deciding game.
    And then taking the ball to quickly from Russ Ortiz who was still dealing a gem against the Angels and then gives him the ball like we have this wrapped up,as the Angels took notice and mounted a huge comeback and win that even though it wasn’t the clinching game( well it would have been for the Giants) the tide had turned and the 1st W/S championship in 2002 in SF history was over..

    • Flavor said, on May 9, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      Dusty was not a good manager of the game. He was a great manager of people.

  26. zumiee said, on May 9, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    I was curious what Huff has been tweeting lately, to see if it’s the usual train wreck. Every week confirms to the Giants they did the right thing to decide to not invite him to anything anymore.
    He’s loading up his tweets with coronavirus conspiracy theory videos; and he’s still, of course, spewing hate all over the place.

    • Winder said, on May 10, 2020 at 8:01 am

      Lol. The south is full of Huffs. I still don’t really understand how people can be so filled with hate at the same time thinking that they are so right about everything. Since I don’t have a DSM- V I can’t pinpoint it but I am sure it’s in there someplace.


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