Clip of the Day. When the Pedro kids come up, let the air show commence. Riley and Ronnie go Mega.
Looks like Fourstar will be leisuring and seizuring this Oct. 15 in Palm Springs. Brophy, BA, Koston, Guy, Ishod, Max, Carroll, Rickk, Malto, Shane, TNT and Tyler will be bringing the moves we’ll be bringing the sunscreen. Instore at Epidemic at 1pm. Demo at Palm Springs Skatepark at 4pm.
DLXSF is the shop. We send the survey. And that makes for one Crailtap Shop Survey.
Caption Contest. It seems as if Mitch Smead might have a rich history with the N64 console. Mitch? Read the post from 9/28 for details. Send your entries here.
Here’s what you’ll win if we deem yours the winner:
Q: I know I probably ask too mamy questions but here’s one open to all:who’s your favorite or best skater who never really made it ?
A: I would say all my homies I grew up skating with when I was 11 years old. They where all gnarly but all of them ended up quitting. So to all my homies: Davey, Nick, Wig, and Genairo, I wish you all were still on the board. —Daniel Castillo
Send your questions here.
Crail Couch with Daniel Espinoza.
The Crail Shop has been revamped, majorly! Restocked and restoked. More user friendly. Now accepting international orders. Gift with purchase. All that. No rainbows or goats were harmed in the making of the new Crailshop.
New Caption Contest. You know the deal. Caption the photo below. Make sure to put the captions on the photo. And don’t be afraid to go beyond captions. History has shown that we’re suckers for video submissions too. Here’s your grand prize. Due in 2-3 weeks. Send them here.
This week’s Front Page Poster is this yellow box I’ve been stuffing with mementos for the past decade or so.
Mini Top 5 (trad.)
Boosh’s Top 5 things to bring to a party:
1. First things first, you gotta bring your liver
2. Second, you have to not bring a girl
3. Third, and this is if you’re an uninvited guest, you gotta bring your wits. Unless you’re Carroll, and you can just get into anywhere you want, you’re going to have to pull some lies and some strings to get into a place you wanna be in
4. This fourth one is going to sound like I’m channeling some Cardiel type stuff, but you have to bring some energy. If you’re already tired or just burnt out, it’s probably best to stay in the house
5. You could always just bring me
From Tapper Emily, “I got a birthday cake made to look like my board and thought it was cool enough that I’d send in a couple pictures (and no, it wasn’t chocolate cake…went with vanilla for the irony).”
From: Lyle Matsuura,
Q: Jeron, how long did it take you to film that opening line in the Blind Friend’s Section in Virtual Reality? Film anything else that day?
A: I’m pretty sure I did that line with in 10 tries or so. But I’m not sure if I got anything else that day. That was a long time ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. Memories! —Jeron
Send your questions here.
Congrats to Brad Staba, perhaps, and CHRISTINA on the birth of their baby girl this Saturday past. And we sincerely hope your new role, as father, doesn’t impede your steady supply of quotable quotes, Brad.
Neckface taking umbrage with our Top 5s.
Who couldn’t use 3-minutes with The Cheeks.
Here’s a quick gallery of some of that KOTR ish.
Ben There be blogging too.
Daniel speaking with his thumbs.
Jimmy Thiebaud is down for a lot of good causes, but this one really is good.
Faithful Tapper, Shannon Dixon has pointed out this important fact, that if you Google image search “flipped up bill” this is the first picture you see. Don’t worry Brophy, you’re third on the list.
It must take one to know one as The Dude, aka Ricki Bedenbaugh, sent in this Dude Looks Like Dude. There’re a lot of Malto twins out there (even some female ones, right Sean?) but this one is pretty hard to beat.
As he pointed out a pumpkin-sized head on a bike passing by our parking lot yesterday, I realized that The Gav is ultra aware of people’s face sizes. I wonder why that is.
Skateboarder Magazine has a cool McCrank interview up on their site. And while you’re there check out their Chocolate Miami Giveaway to, if you’re fitting to come up.
Today is (RED)’s 2nd Annual Social Good Day. If you have thoughts on how Social Media can be used for social good here’s a platform for you to do so.
While we’re on the topic, Active in Santa Monica built a really cool Kenny Anderson display based off his most recent (RED) inspired graphic.
On the Crail Couch with Jason Dill and Bill Strobeck.
If you could only find it in your heart to ride one of these Chocolate Hearts.
T. Falcon, on some new shit. Thanks Riley O’Neill.
Congrats Lakai! 2011 K.O.T.R. WINNERS!
Check out Andy Mueller this weekend if you’re in LA.
Aaron is back next week…. few, this is harder than it looks.
That’s all I got, happy weekend!
More Chico! The Final TWS Nicasode! Nica-Please!
The Art Dump rules! (shameless self promotion…)
Hey Canada, just wanted to say hi to you up there eh!
“There’s KOTR blood running thru my veins.”-Guy
Chrome Ball Interviews Chico for ABD
Chico Mixtape from Manolo’s Tapes
What’s What with Malto over at CCS
Lakai checks in from the road…
Recap from the Girl and Chocolate Demo at the North Hollywood Skatepark. If you don’t know what to wear, just wear everything…
Biebel discusses arm wrestling rates with Nieratko.
Koston is not feeling the book.
Yesterday Meza took over Alex’ tumblr and answered a bunch of questions. Much more coherently than Alex’ readers are used to.
We have a bunch of fans of the Onion over here. They’ve been killing it lately.
It’s been fun doing this this week. Next week Hersh is in charge.
Good luck to all the fam on KOTR. Meza, it’s 150 points for the face tat. All I’m saying is think about it.
Malto is killing it so hard that even the mainstream media wants a piece. Is there alternative weekly photo incentive? He got the cover story!
Skateboarder Magazine has an interview up with OG Chocolate Fam Gabriel Rodriguez.
Gavin was afraid he hasn’t been getting the proper amount of coverage over here lately so here’s an update of what he’s been up to. (The photos are like 2 years old, so what he was up to two years ago.)
Here he is signing autographs for the kids!
And here is an action packed sequence of a kickflip attempt after a long night of basketball playoff-watching at Buffalo Wild Wings. Still got it!
And finally another clip from the Skateboarding Blow-up Doll movie from the other day. This has to be the best movie I’ve never seen.
Mini Top 5 with Alex Olson:
Top 5 Insane Questions People Have asked Alex on his Blog
1) Will you marry me?
2) Hey can you give me a ride up to SF? Your dad said you were going up there.
3) I wish you were my real dad.
5) Do you and Dylan really have nightlife beef? (Once a week at least)
I think every kid who saw this movie in the theater bought a skateboard the next day.
Just a reminder, Elijah Berle is really good at skating:
I don’t know if this has been posted on here or not yet, but it’s worth a re-watch either way:
Last but not least, if everyone could just take a second to vote for our friends at A.Skate. It could really help out a good cause. You can vote twice a day and it takes no time at all. Thanks.
World Famous Top 5 with The Chrome Ball Incident
If you live in the area consider it mandatory that you show up to this Girl & Chocolate demo hosted by ValSurf. Don’t blow it.
The Pico gets the Lakai My Way treatment.
Because it’s Friday and Stevie ain’t got shit to do.
(iPhone) Clip of the Day. Scooch, Hersh, Dill, Biebel, Guy, Carroll and some heavy coordinating.
David Newbrough and his insane collection of goods matched with his equally insane attention to detail (hot butter knives, spread eagle drawing) has put him in the winner’s seat once again for best honoring Rickk’s birthday. A box of Rickk themed items coming your way, David.
Tapper Joshua Pollina found a Hipster Chris Roberts. Enjoy it Chris. It’s as cool as you’re ever going to be.
Because some of us have a KOTR to attend, in the coming weeks both Ben Colen and Hershel will be doing the Randoms. Lucky for you.