by The Trilobite

Santa Barbara's recent jolt seems to have jolted the rest of the country more than the town itself. Eastern publications that used to ignore the place, in a religious endeavor to create the impression that they didn't know our state existed, have lowered their probes from the upper ozone and, with noteworthy fervor, have broadcast to the multitudes that earthquakes in California are just simply the meanest things ever—so there!

It is even reported, evidently by some overzealous scientist in a moment of mental aberration, that the tremendous production of oil in southern California has caused the...

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