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  • 2011 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published November 18, 2010

    "Zach vs. Food"

2012 Stories by Zachary Fowle

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  • Chat Line

    published October 25, 2012

    Ni-he da-na-ah-taj ihla, yel khol-go e-e-ah. Day-ne tal-al-tso go enta-she-jah tal-tso-go entas-se-pah. Did you decipher that?... More >>

  • May Days

    published December 27, 2012

    Ralphie May is funny, in part, because he's big. As a society, we tend to find fat people hilarious at base value, and the rotund comedian has... More >>

  • Drawn to Scales

    published December 13, 2012

    No, it’s not Reptar On Ice. First off, this is Arizona, and therefore there's very little ice for dinosaurs to dance and sing on. Two,... More >>

  • Boarding School

    published December 6, 2012

    The flow state is known by many other names -- the runner’s high, the groove, the center, the zone. In the flow state, it’s said,... More >>

  • Finnegan Begin Again

    published November 29, 2012

    If laughter truly is the best medicine, then the people going to see Christian Finnegan perform at Stand Up Live may as well be suffering from... More >>

  • Runner's Thigh

    published November 22, 2012

    The average American consumes about 4,500 calories and 230 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day. To get rid of that excess, you could do about... More >>

  • Running Men

    published November 15, 2012

    Listen, man. We're sick of all the whining about how everything (a.k.a. your life) turned out. We know that you rocked it on your high school... More >>

  • Local-Motion

    published November 8, 2012

    It was once said (in an old episode of King of the Hill, we're pretty sure) that you've never really eaten a corn chip until you've tried it... More >>

  • Hart Attack

    published November 1, 2012

    Comedians don’t really tell jokes these days. What’s popular now, apparently, is getting the audience going with funny tales from... More >>

  • Living Colors

    published November 1, 2012

    Ever heard of synesthesia? It’s a neurological condition in which criss-crossed neurons enhance and combine your senses. Every person... More >>

  • A Cut-Up

    published October 25, 2012

    Halloween, 1978. In the sleepy town of Haddonfield, Illinois, a man named Michael Myers goes fruit-ninja with a butcher knife on three... More >>

  • Horsing Around

    published October 18, 2012

    What comes to mind when you hear the names Nic Roldan and Tommy Biddle Jr.? Nothing? How about the Molina Cup? Still blank? Hmm. How about the... More >>

  • Return to Form

    published October 11, 2012

    Ah, 1974. Not only had the Slip 'n Slide just been invented, but the Fonz made his television debut, kids started playing Connect Four, and... More >>

  • Ain't No Bull

    published September 13, 2012

    If you've ever been part of one of the obstacle course adventure runs that have become so popular over the past few years, then you know their... More >>

  • Lucky Numbers

    published September 6, 2012

    The Arizona Diamondbacks, by the numbers: 64 wins, 65 losses, 4-6 in the last ten games. They have 576 runs scored (good!), but 546 runs... More >>

  • Lovin' It

    published August 23, 2012

    Comedian Loni Love believes you should ignore the people who tell you that you can’t make it. She thinks you should change your negative... More >>

  • Underneath It All

    published August 16, 2012

    Did you see Project X in theaters? The plot goes like this: After a party announcement is posted on Craigslist, the world’s... More >>

  • For the Birds

    published August 9, 2012

    People-watching can be fun in the Valley, but you’re really limited by the variety of folks you’ll find. You’ve got your... More >>

  • Holly Jolly July

    published July 12, 2012

    Santa Claus may be many things, but a margarita-lover he is not. Used to the flavors of the Christmas season, the big man stows away a few... More >>

  • Light Work

    published July 5, 2012

    Yes, the Arizona Diamondbacks played at home on the Fourth of July, and, yes, there were fireworks at that game. But if metaphorical fireworks... More >>

  • Limb Shady

    published June 21, 2012

    Sun Sounds of Arizona puts on three beer festivals in major cities across the state each year. The one in Tempe is a douche tsunami, and the... More >>

  • Rare Stakes

    published June 7, 2012

    Near misses for the Triple Crown are common -- only 11 of the 32 horses that placed first in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes... More >>

  • Power Outage

    published May 31, 2012

    Everyone loves a good beatdown, don’t they? The Arizona Rattlers are again rolling -- as of this writing, our boys are sitting on a 7-3... More >>

  • Chatty Retail

    published May 24, 2012

    For the live taping of a podcast to be something fun to watch, the hosts gotta be pretty damn entertaining. Fortunately, that doesn’t... More >>

  • Nice Cans

    published May 17, 2012

    We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: The can is the ultimate in beer technology. Not only does aluminum completely keep... More >>

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