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This was a memorable year for rants, gaffes and wit from all arenas. Can you match the quotes to a speaker featured in the Journal? Click to the next page for answers.

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A) “Insert fart smell here.”

B) “All these little things, like, we’re not going to have clitorectomies in Eureka. It’s just bringing out all the negatives.”

C) [Like] asking a “foot doctor to do brain surgery.”

D) “Attachment parenting is bullshit.” 

E) “Easy turbo ...”

F) “We thought that it just added some gravitas in terms of what we are dealing with when it comes to Mr. Squires and his properties.”

G) “I am happy to inform that the undisclosed buyer was ME.”

H) “Everything gets eaten — even you, eventually.”



• Eureka City Manager Greg Sparks

• Local businessman Rob Arkley

• Scotty McClure, Southern Humboldt resident

Journal contributor Mike Kelly

• Marian Brady, Eureka City Councilmember

Journal contributor Jennifer Savage

• Greg Elvine-Kreis, interim public defender

• Former Eureka Police Department Chief Andy Mills


A) McClure went to court to keep this phrase in a voter information pamphlet regarding a hospital tax measure, and won.

B) Brady was referring to a resolution approved by a 4-1 majority supporting the human rights of Eureka citizens.

C) Elvine-Kreis left the building with a scathing letter for former Public Defender David Marcus who, to put it mildly, he found to be underqualified.

D) Savage contributed to our very popular Unpopular Opinions issue.

E) Mills was responding to a snarky email from Parks and Recreation director Miles Slattery about the time and resources the two departments have put into addressing homelessness. This quote is actually from 2015, part of our two-part retrospective on the attempts to clean out the PalCo Marsh.

F) Sparks, on why the city chose to send out a press release accusing local slumlord Floyd Squires of a salacious quid pro quo deal with a tenant who was later charged with arson.

G) Arkley’s big reveal about how he bought 250 submerged acres of saltwater marsh, as part of his argument to the city that it should open up public bidding for Tuluwat Island ... so he can buy it. (Capitalization his.)

H) Kelly, who writes about marine life for the Journal’s new “Washed Up” column, delivers an existential treatise on the giant salp.

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