Tuesday, April 11, 2006


If you open up our freshman yearbook and turn to the M's, you'll see this behemoth.

I don't know where Clint came from. But freshman year, there he was. He looked like a big oaf. In fact, if memory serves, he seemed big, dumb and stupid. But who knows? He was a hefty guy. I believe Clint was a regular member of Washington's special education classes. I never had him in any class myself. I didn't really care to. He seemed like a guy one would simply want to avoid.

The only real memory I have of Clint actually comes from Meff, not me. The two of them shared homeroom together. On the first day of school, as Meff sat down, Clint came up to him and said, "You can roll a Rolo to your friend." And with that, he did in fact roll a Rolo to him. Perhaps that was Clint's way of reaching out. Perhaps he was trying to lay the groundwork for a long-lasting friendship. I don't know. The two of them didn't become friends.

After freshman year, Clint was gone. I think he moved to Wisconsin Rapids. As an adult, he has left a trail of felony convictions, for a variety of charges - stolen property, battery, weapons violations... Clint has been to prison. For the past several years, I think Clint has resided in Florida. I don't know if he's ever been married.

UPDATE - 6/6/06 - Below is a mugshot from Clint's 2003 arrest in Florida. Follow the link to his arrest page. If I'm reading it correctly, he was charged with battery, kidnapping, and a few other things. It looks like he was released from prison in 2004. I hope all is well with him now. ARREST PAGE 1 ARREST PAGE 2

UPDATE - 6/6/06 - #2 - Well, it looks like I don't know how to read a rap sheet. Clint was released from one facility, and sent to another. Those convicitions did seem pretty severe to have been released after just over one year. It's always a shame to discover that someone from your past has gone down a road like this. It's a pity that someone, somewhere along the line couldn't have helped him. Based on his youth troubles and his time spent in a group home, it's clear that the young man needed some guidance. It's sad. I hope that once he's released, he can find it within himself to make better choices in his life. There are still many years of living ahead of him. Anyway, Clint is currently incarcerated in Apalachee West Correctional, in Florida. His tentative release date is sometime in 2012 or 2013. I believe what you're looking at is Clint's mugshot from 2003, the list of charges, then two recent prison photos.

UPDATE - 7/20/07 - Clint has now been moved to another facility. If you wish to write to him, you can do so at the following address.


Before doing so, you might want to verify that he is still htere, as inmates tend to be moved around from one facility to another. You can confirm where he's staying on this website - FLORIDA INMATES


At Fri Apr 14, 09:46:00 AM PDT, Blogger the_meff said...

Just think how different my life would have been if Clint and I had hit if off...

I'd be up on stolen property, battery, and weapons violations.

What a difference a single Rolo can make.

At Tue Apr 25, 08:00:00 PM PDT, Blogger Ann (Rank) Polich said...

Clint was from the group home--Kind of scary that I know half the people that were from the group home of criminally troubled kids.

At Sun May 07, 03:20:00 PM PDT, Blogger edna said...



At Sun May 07, 07:18:00 PM PDT, Blogger TWORIVERSWALRUS said...

Thanks for the comment Edna. I'm glad to know that Clint is doing well.

At Mon May 08, 02:49:00 AM PDT, Blogger HappyMama said...

Couldn't resist answering to "Edna", seeing that she feels sorry for me and my children and all. I appreciate your concern, dear, though it is highly unnecessary.

I am a well-educated woman of sound mind who made the lucid decision to marry Burt and bear his two children. While you may consider it "freakish" or "psycho" to document (that means, to "record information", just in case that's too big of a word for you) one's history and memory, I can assure you that Burt is neither a freak or a psycho. I have an advanced degree in Psychology and nowhere in my studies did this come up. Whose life isn't boring once in awhile? I guess we do get a little bored during our various airport layovers each year, right, Burt?

You are obviously, by the text and manner of which you wrote your comment, a young woman (perhaps a teenager?) who was offended by a comment that was made about a family member. It was Burt's opinion, as well as a statement of a few facts. Get over it.

By the way, don't EVER feel sorry for my children. No need for you to even think about my children again. They are in excellent hands.

All the best...
The Wife

At Mon May 08, 01:34:00 PM PDT, Blogger edna said...

NO need to worry about me and what I write than! Have an excellent week!!! :)

At Mon May 08, 09:18:00 PM PDT, Blogger jenny said...

i love burton and his happy mama, you freaks....

At Tue May 09, 11:37:00 AM PDT, Blogger Brad Strouf said...

I think edna might be related to Paul Streubel...

At Tue May 09, 07:14:00 PM PDT, Blogger 2time ace said...

Woa...Edna needs to settle down and relax. This is wife of 2timeace. I am usually just a lurker on this website but I had to chime with my 2 cents here. I really enjoy reading about all of these people and I didn't even go to school with them!! Some of the people I know personally and some I happen to recognize from my job. Burt makes it clear on his own post that what he writes here is his own opinion, like it or not. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I would like to know how you found out about the site Edna and why isn't your uncle posting a commment? I don't know Burt at all except from what my husband told me about him but I think him doing this website is pretty cool and from what I have read others do too. I agree with Burt's wife..get over it and lighten up!! These are Burt's opinions and memories. I think he is entitled to that!!

At Tue May 09, 07:25:00 PM PDT, Blogger cawelnicke said...

I just "LOVE" it when people don't know how to use "then" vs "than." It makes them sound so educated!

At Wed May 10, 08:43:00 PM PDT, Blogger HappyMama said...

I love a fellow word-snob! I had to mention the "than-then" thing to Burt when I saw it.

Another thing in the long "List of Grammatical Errors That Bug Me" is: "should of" when it should be "should have".

I could go on and on and on... though it's not the proper forum...
The Wife of the boring psycho freak who once melted his own excrement in the microwave and had the guts to blog about it.

At Fri May 12, 09:16:00 PM PDT, Blogger edna said...

I am sorry if I offended anyone, but I am also entitled to my "opinions". I found it very interesting how wifey got so intimidated by my comments that she had to throw in her"psychology degree"...(which I doubt is even true)..airport layovers..this had nothing to do with the conversation. Anyway what I am getting at is Burt you asked for people's opinions and for honesty..
so that is what I gave you. I think your wife needs to GET OVER IT!!!! If this wasn't the honesty you were looking for then please change your posting. Just a note to fellow commentors.

At Mon May 15, 05:28:00 AM PDT, Blogger HappyMama said...

I know that you're looking for a reaction to make your day a little more exciting, so I'll humor you.

I was over it, little girl, very quickly until you decided to insult me, again. Incidentally... why do you keep coming back to Burt's blog?

You verbally attacked my husband, you had the nerve to even mention my children, and now you wish to challenge my education - three things that are extremely important in my life.

Do you wish to call Cardinal Stritch University at 414-410-4000 to verify that I received my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2004? Ask for Jeanne West in the the Clinical Psych department.

Mentioning the degree and airport layovers was a way to challenge you and your post. It was verbal sparring. Anyone who read Burt's bio knows I have a degree in Psychology and that we travel quite a bit. It wasn't a mystery.

Just as you are also doing here, people tend to defensive when someone they love is attacked. Wouldn't you agree?

At Mon May 15, 09:24:00 AM PDT, Blogger Brad Strouf said...

Edna used spell-check the last time through...

At Mon May 15, 03:42:00 PM PDT, Blogger Greg Pagel said...

Okay, everybody chill. Edna, this isn't worth getting upset over. Burt's a good guy. He's a little freaky, sure. But you're uncle was a little freaky, too. Nothing wrong with that. He was also a good guy.

There's a risk involved anytime you post sensitive stuff on the net. Like if you post opinions about someone, that someone or his relatives might read it. I've warned Burt about this.

That said, Burt's words were that Clint *seemed* big and kinda dumb. That's not so bad. And really, he seemed that way. Maybe that's not an accurate impression. But it's what he seemed like. I see nothing wrong with someone posting vague and pointless anecdotes about childhood acquaintances, even in a public forum. Burt didn't lie or post anything that isn't a matter of public record. Nothing harmful has been said here.

Edna, you will achieve nothing by furthering this discussion. Let it go.

At Mon May 15, 03:47:00 PM PDT, Blogger TWORIVERSWALRUS said...

Wifey nor myself were never intimidated by your comments. Rambling narratives filled with expletives do nothing more than bemuse.

You obviously didn't follow her train of thought, despite how clear it was.

I have no problem with your opinions. I welcome them. But your comments were based on an emotional outburst. Dragging an innocent spouse and innocent children into an attack on me makes you look incredibly foolish. No offense, but you're not really qualified to offer an opinion on any of us. But you can offer an opinion on your uncle. And you can offer an opinion on my writings. That's fine. That's honest.

You called me a freak and a psycho. My wife has worked with real freaks and psychos. People with Masters' Degrees in psychology sometimes get jobs like that. And she more than you can judge whether or not someone is in fact a freak or a psycho. I can tell you point blank that those terms don't accurately describe me. But my voice might not carry much weight, as I'm responding to a personal attack. But my wife can provide a clinical point of view into the conversation. It's her area of expertise.

You say I didn't know your uncle. But do you know me? Do you know my wife? Do you know my daughters? I can assure you, I knew your uncle a lot more than you know any of us. My opinions (whether right or wrong) were based on my brief interactions with him, as well as the interactions he had with other people I knew.

You say your uncle is a wonderful man today? Well that's great to hear. I'm happy to know that. My opinions and memories about him are from 20 years ago. They have no reflection on who he is today - or who he was then for that matter.

As to the entry you made in your own blog, please be advised that my wife is an independent thinker. At no point did I ask, encourage or tell her to make any comments to you or defend me in any way. Yes, I'm a big boy and am quite capable of defending myself. But it's not unusual for people to defend those that they care for. Gee... aren't you chastising her for the exact same thing you've done for your uncle?

If she chooses to defend me, that's her choice. Based on what I've seen of her comments, it would appear as if she only defends me when she feels it's warranted.

At Mon May 15, 09:32:00 PM PDT, Blogger HappyMama said...

Hey Brad... I think you might be wrong about the "Edna" poster using spell-check. I think someone else penned those comments to make her appear a little more sophisticated. Those two posts are completely different in tone, grammar, and verbage.

Sorry, Greg, just had to point that out. The prosecution rests.

At Tue May 16, 06:37:00 AM PDT, Blogger Greg Pagel said...

that's okay. my mom writes most of what i post the net.

At Tue May 16, 09:01:00 AM PDT, Blogger Brad Strouf said...

hmmm...could be. Who would've thought this post would generate this many comments...

At Fri Jun 02, 07:12:00 PM PDT, Blogger the principal said...

My how defensive all involved can get when we all are friends... Did you ever recall in novels or books (fact and fiction), in movies or films (true crime or just plainly "based on a true story")that it is always the group of kids that grew up together catch each others back or should I say and I quote "well-educated and sound mind." I myself have a Master's Degree plus 18 credits (this seems to be the justification I need to have my opinion count) and find the comment made about Clint Mattrisch revolting and especially and again I quote "my opinions are based on brief interactions" this is critically belitting. I am sorry "tworiverswalrus" you started this whole mess and now the "old school gang" came to help you out!
Greg Pagel thank you for your bias opinions regarding this classmate as yes we all make mistakes and a degree of "any kind" doesn't make us heroes, flawless and certainly not the count of airport layovers, we have all had our share.
I would personally like to wish Clint the finest as he deserves a chance to prove himself as the rest of us whom care. We have never walked in his shoes and most of us probably wouldn't know the miles put on those soles. For all those people with degrees and airport layovers and those who support them thanks but stand up for yourself and be the woman or man behind the name that you signify as.
Lastly, Meff, maybe if you would have rolled the rollo to that friend, you could have made a difference instead of a parody.
Just to let you know I was the person as his high school principal that gave Clint the extra minute, hi in the hallway and just to let him know I gave a dam! Next time you go writing something you really have no idea about please just don't write anything at all it doesn't become your website at all.
Oh and Edna you get a " F" in English class but an "A" in everything else... and here's one for you.."then" a little love goes a long way..

At Sat Jun 03, 11:06:00 AM PDT, Blogger someonewhobarelygraduated said...

"Hatred never ceases through hatred. By compassion alone does it cease."

At Sat Jun 03, 11:23:00 AM PDT, Blogger someonewhobarelygraduated said...

Instead of only commenting on the past why not offer a word or two about the future. For example, I thought I knew someone in high school and I didn't think they were worth the skin they were in. Horrible right? Well i'm sure someone thought the same about me. Now that i'm an adult and a parent, I hope that my children never have to hear that I couldn't even be mature enough not to rub my good fortunes (such as degrees, airport layovers, and as-matter-a-factly better than everyone else) in cruel words. I only wish the best for everyone and even the worst of enemies. Even the big bohemoth with a criminal record that lives in florida. Clint if you ever read this just know that even if you never amount to anything, I found it a pleasure to have known you and hope you live life just the way you wanted to.

At Sun Jun 04, 04:35:00 PM PDT, Blogger TWORIVERSWALRUS said...

Edna, (or Edna's mother) you still have yet to figure things out. What are you trying to prove? What point are you trying to make? Airport layovers and Masters' degrees? Nobody is bragging Edna. You completely missed the point of the argument. And you've continued to miss it again and again. Everyone else gets it. Why can't you?

For the record Edna, I did not grow up with these kids. I didn't hang out with them. I wasn't friends with them. I simply knew them. Back in the day, Greg Pagel (for example) wanted absolutely nothing to do with me. These commenters were never a part of my "old school gang."

It's ridiculously comical that you now choose to masquerade as the principal of our school. The principal at that time (a guy you clearly don't even know the name of) was a kind and gentle soul. He would never stoop so low as to leave such a nasty comment that you just did. He was also a very bright man. He wouldn't be caught dead typing something with all the grammatical errors you just left. Despite your best efforts, you didn't pull it off. Lastly, there are probably only a handful of students from that year that he would actually remember. I can assure you, your beloved relative isn't one of them.

As I have personally stated a couple of times, I wish Clint well, and hope his life is great today. No one here wishes any ill will towards the man. In fact, it's just the opposite. No one is picking on Clint. No one is putting him down. There is nothing "cruel" here. So I ask again, what point are you trying to make?

At Sun Jun 04, 08:57:00 PM PDT, Blogger Greg Pagel said...

"Hatred never ceases through hatred. By compassion alone does it cease."

Sounds like a bunch of tree-hugger hippie crap!

At Sun Jun 04, 08:58:00 PM PDT, Blogger Greg Pagel said...

oh yeah --

"One who has understood the truth of imperminence has unterstood the whole of the Dharma."

Let it go...

At Sun Jun 04, 09:12:00 PM PDT, Blogger PJ said...

What the hell? The blog was really a lot of fun until "Edna" came out to play. Edna...have you always been such a party spoiler? And by fun, I mean everyone reconnecting and catching up....

All of a sudden I'm very self-conscious about my grammar and punctuation...anyone else?

At Mon Jun 05, 02:03:00 PM PDT, Blogger the_meff said...

The fickle Rolo of fate!

The Rolo less traveled!

At Mon Jun 05, 02:17:00 PM PDT, Blogger CindySue said...

I'm enjoying this....always waiting for new comments to arrive.

At Tue Jun 06, 01:26:00 PM PDT, Blogger CindySue said...

Very sad to read this about Clint or anyone going down the wrong path....Hopefully he'll make better choices when he gets out...wishing him well.

At Fri Jun 16, 01:23:00 PM PDT, Blogger someonewhobarelygraduated said...

If you would notice GREG PAGEL, the quote is actually from your website (idiot) and now we all can see you have a problem with hippies. It seems to me that your just a stereo-typical moron who couldn't even catch something like that. I'm also going to say that I am NOT Edna. I don't know who she is and I don't really care. So in other words you have to be a relative or their mother to make a comment?

At Fri Jun 16, 04:50:00 PM PDT, Blogger TWORIVERSWALRUS said...

Of course he knows it's from his own website. He's the one who put the quote there! Apparently you can't comprehend sarcasm.

Everyone got it but you.

Hating hippies? I am really trying hard to contain myself, and not burst out laughing. Nope... it's not working. Lordy, lordy, lordy...

Besides, we all know that Greg hates everybody equally.

By the way, is it Grych, Moede or Ebert? Please introduce yourself - for real this time.

At Sat Jun 17, 08:43:00 AM PDT, Blogger Greg Pagel said...

I hate Burt worst of all.

But I love you, someonewhobarelygraduated. May you have happiness and its causes. May you be free from suffering and its causes. May you be free.

At Sat Jun 17, 09:09:00 AM PDT, Blogger Greg Pagel said...

Oh, I keep forgetting to mention it, but I also wish for Clint to be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. The fact that a guy like him should have had to endure what he has and still is going through shows how sadly dysfunctional our society is.

I do hope Clint is able to find some measure of peace, somehow.

At Wed Jun 21, 03:47:00 PM PDT, Blogger the principal said...

Now who is Grych, Moede or Ebert, walrus?
And in your answer be careful of an attorney that might visit your door step due to slander or violation of personal information or as such?
It sure makes this whole blog pretty transparent that this "Edna" lady has gotten a piece of your skin because you seem to think she is everywhere and in every post.
I am not your principal silly boy I was a principal in a school that this man attended later...got to go and thanks for all the laughs...And good luck Clint you sure are lucky guy, nobody can get enough of you even the creators wife. Hmmmm

At Wed Jun 21, 04:19:00 PM PDT, Blogger Brad Strouf said...

Anonymity pisses me off.

Principal of what school?

Why so many grammatical errors?

When did it become ok to start a sentence with the word "And"?

Why the interest in Clint Mattrisch, "Principal"?

Let it go...or at least find someone else's profile to comment about. This is getting old.

At Wed Jun 21, 05:09:00 PM PDT, Blogger TWORIVERSWALRUS said...

Principal/Barely you're a joke. I've known many principals in my life. All of them have excellent grammar. If you're a former principal, then tell us who you are. No can do? Gee, I wonder why?

The original "Edna" was good. She said her peace, came to peace with me, then left.

As for your veiled threat at an attorney knocking at my door, I say BRING IT ON! I wasn't aware attorneys made house calls. But apparently you know of one. I would love to meet the attorney who would take up your "case." Please enlighten me as to what exactly my crime is.

Oh, a real principal would also know the definition of the term "slander." Look it up. How does it apply to this WRITTEN blog in any way?

The creator's wife - she did mention that in that second picture, Clint was indeed a decent-looking fellow.

Congratulations on making Clint's entry the most popular place on this blog. You've surpassed the number of comments left for Brad Strouf. Now more people know about Clint than ever before.

Speaking of Brad, he's right. Your act is getting old. You obviously need to have the last word. So come on back one more time and give us your last words of wisdom.

At Wed Jun 21, 09:16:00 PM PDT, Blogger Greg Pagel said...

The Heart Sutra
Prajna Paramita Hrydaya Sutra

When the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara
Was Coursing in the Deep Prajna Paramita

He Perceived That All Five Skandhas Are Empty.

Thus He Overcame All Ills and Suffering.

Oh, Sariputra, Form Does not Differ From the Void,
And the Void Does Not Differ From Form.
Form is Void and Void is Form;
The Same is True For Feelings,
Perceptions, Volitions and Consciousness.

Sariputra, the Characteristics of the
Voidness of All Dharmas
Are Non-Arising, Non-Ceasing, Non-Defiled,
Non-Pure, Non-Increasing, Non-Decreasing.

Therefore, in the Void There Are No Forms,
No Feelings, Perceptions, Volitions or Consciousness.

No Eye, Ear, Nose, Tongue, Body or Mind;
No Form, Sound, Smell, Taste, Touch or Mind Object;
No Realm of the Eye,
Until We Come to No realm of Consciousness.

No ignorance and Also No Ending of Ignorance,
Until We Come to No Old Age and Death and
No Ending of Old Age and Death.

Also, There is No Truth of Suffering,
Of the Cause of Suffering,
Of the Cessation of Suffering, Nor of the Path.

There is No Wisdom, and There is No Attainment Whatsoever.

Because There is Nothing to Be Attained,
The Bodhisattva Relying On Prajna Paramita Has
No Obstruction in His Mind.

Because There is No Obstruction, He Has no Fear,

And He passes Far Beyond Confused Imagination.

And Reaches Ultimate Nirvana.

The Buddhas of the Past, Present and Future,
By Relying on Prajna Paramita
Have Attained Supreme Enlightenment.

Therefore, the Prajna Paramita is the Great Magic Spell,
The Spell of Illumination, the Supreme Spell,
Which Can Truly Protect One From All Suffering Without Fail.

Therefore He Uttered the Spell of Prajnaparmita,
Saying Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha.

At Wed Jun 21, 09:47:00 PM PDT, Blogger TWORIVERSWALRUS said...

My feelings exactly.

(I think)

At Thu Jun 22, 10:06:00 PM PDT, Blogger TWORIVERSWALRUS said...

Well, I think the veil has been lifted. After doing a little internet investigation, I've come to a conclusion. I believe our beloved "principal" and "barely graduate" is a very close relative of Clint's by the name of Toni. I believe the original "Edna" is in fact Toni's daughter. Although I don't believe her name is in fact Edna. As for her real name, I'll leave that private.

Of course I'll be the first to admit that I could be wrong.

So welcome Toni. Have you said your peace now?

At Sat Nov 17, 05:48:00 PM PST, Blogger miztec said...

mattress? bahahahahaha. wheres that big oaf at locked up? oh he is, damnn sorry lol


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