Mike Brown: Rob Packer

Mike Brown: Rob Packer
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For this year’s beer issue, I wanted to do brief interviews with some of my favorite local drunks. It sounded easy in my head, but coordinating such interviews proved to be a daunting task, like herding feral cats. The only local drunk I got around to interviewing for this article was my man Rob Packer, who probably came out of his mom’s vagina holding a Pabst. … read more

Mike Brown: It’s My Birthday

Mike Brown: It’s My Birthday
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I’ve had some pretty epic birthdays in my lifetime. I am the egocentric asshole who celebrates it for at least a week straight. I think everyone should do this. It means more parties, more birthday shots and, most importantly, more presents. Life is fragile, beautiful and precious, so why is it celebrated for just one fucking day? We should do it up like Hanukkah. I could seriously convert to Judaism just for loving the idea of getting gifts for half of the month. … read more

Mike Brown: My First Tattoo

Mike Brown: My First Tattoo
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Like all my articles, this article is about me. I’m very narcissistic. This one is not about receiving my first tattoo, but giving my first tattoo. Aside from never holding a tattoo gun in my hands before, anyone who has read my zine and seen my comics knows what a terrible artist I am, although I am pretty good at drawing boobs. On July 15, Good Times was having their 11-year anniversary and celebrating by giving away $20 tattoos all day. … read more

Mike Brown: Salty Peaks

Mike Brown: Salty Peaks
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, I worked in a snowboard shop. Sometimes I didn’t work very hard, but most of the time I worked harder than a donkey in a coal mine. That could be a really bad analogy, since I don’t know if donkeys were allowed in coal mines, but I like the idea of donkeys wielding pickaxes. This snowboard shop was Salty Peaks. … read more

Mike Brown (Still) Hates Horses

Mike Brown (Still) Hates Horses
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Overall, I still hate horses and they still scare me. But Helen is my friend, and if that’s her thing I’ll support it. … read more

Mike Brown’s Jazz Season Preview with Ben Anderson

Mike Brown’s Jazz Season Preview with Ben Anderson
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Mike Brown sits down with podcaster Ben Anderson to talk about the upcoming Utah Jazz season. … read more

Mike Brown: The Hand Drawn Photo Booth!

Mike Brown: The Hand Drawn Photo Booth!
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It’s like the old time-y ones, but instead of putting money in a slot and taking four dirty pics with your partner, you put money in a real artist’s hand and let them do four mini caricatures. … read more

Mike Brown: Food Fight!

Mike Brown: Food Fight!
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Mike Brown breaks down the art of the most legendary (and nearly extinct) form of warfare that the whole world knows—the food fight. … read more

Mike Brown: Mushrooms and the Great Outdoors!

Mike Brown: Mushrooms and the Great Outdoors!
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Resident expert Mike Brown clues us in to his (totally hypothetical) favorite Utah locales to ingest magic mushrooms. Be careful out there! … read more

Mike Brown: Beer Cocktails!

Mike Brown: Beer Cocktails!
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Mike Brown is here to show you how to make a fine (or, not so fine) beer cocktail. … read more