Monday, December 29, 2008

I'll ride up your pipe...

Have you seen the new cover of Skateboarder Magazine?!

Louie Barletta is a monster. Loop - full pads (including hip pads) - dudes on the side with pads to throw under him if he falls - roll up and ride away - prefab = amazingly legit!

So I pretty much have banked on Christmas and Camille got me this:

And this:

Now I need to learn to play this:

The funny/coincidental part is that I got her a Guitar, so perhaps we can duel each other...once we figure these things out.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

(Fire) Foxy (Spaghetti) Cat

Here are two more edits I just submitted for The Final Flare Outtakes Outtakes Edit Contest. If you don't know about Spaghetti Cat, YouTube it. I am a fan of The Soup, sorry.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gifs killed the video star (or Christmas Gifs)

Crailtap is having The Final Flare Outtakes Outtakes Edit Contest, which involves using the outtakes of the outtakes to put together your own edit. They provided the few skate clips (though using all of them isn't necessary). Here are my etries:

My second was took another route entirely...another medium to be exact. I introduce the new wave of video editing...animated gifs!

Here are some videos that I have enjoyed recently:

These orange guys are either trying to teach this little kid how to mack or they are trying to mack on him. Either way, it is creepy.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Photography

I took a bunch of photos with the LX3 and have edited a few. I was going to upload them to Flickr, however, you only get so much space per month unless you pay for a pro account. Since I already pay for a pro account on Photobucket, I figured that it would just be a waste. So here are the photos I took (hosted on Photobucket):

Smiling sink drain

Box cat

Full moons don't look nice with a wide angle lens

Dragon Vs. Cat


Michelle, Camille, Maya

Trashed Romance


Matt reviewing

Con Ed Banks

Lost daylight

This is America

Large Labia (bush included)

Matt's vagina booty

Tranquil on the outside

Sun sets on LIC

Crossing paths

Time Travel

Once plush


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

SNL Governor Paterson Impression

So apparently NY Governor Paterson was not amused by the Fred Armisen impression of him on this past week's Saturday Night Live. I guess he was disappointed in how spot-on it was: from the look to how he got into office to his views. Paterson now knows that he has not gone unnoticed. I love how it is all fine and good for any other group to be targeted, but once you come after the disabled, you are going to far. Let's see. SNL has made fun of fat people, retarded people, muslims, woman, blacks, hispanics, jews, gays, WASPs, christians, southerners, the whole state of Illinois (and others), the French, NYers, etc. etc. etc. It seems like everyone is fair game, just don't come after the physically disabled...please. Where were you when they made fun of fat people, Paterson? That is considered a disability now. Maybe they are below you. Afterall, you are proposing a 15% tax on sodas that are not diet in NY. Yeah, that is going to solve all the state's financial problems. Anyway, here is the video:

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Substance Promo

The Substance Skateboards Promo is finally online for your viewing pleasure. There are a few clips that I contributed in there (they just spelled my name wrong in the credits, but whatevs).

Click to watch.

Overall, it is pretty good. Sassa killed it. We need more Alan, Ralph, Rob, and Scottie footage though!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cloud Spit

I like this ad. Apparently those bikes are between $3-7k.

There are a couple other ones, but they weren't as good as that one.

Speaking about ads, watch this. I really like deadpan humor and I am keen on the delivery. "Two cannibals are eating a clown, one says to the other, 'does this taste funny to you?'" Perhaps it is because I have been a fan of Paul Harvey.

Remember when I posted these shoes months back and said that I wanted some? Well, they are finally coming out, but cost a whopping $110. I retract the statement of me wanting them. I wanted to skate in them so that the hounds-tooth appeared when the denim wore down. But if I even wasted $110 on these, there is no way I would skate in them. Lame.

That is it for now. I just need this rain to let up so that I can get some skating in. My legs are withering away...

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

I'm Outdated

I figured that I had a lot of old, stale footage that I don't want to use on anything legit, so I decided to make a clip of it last night. Some of the footage is fairly recent, but was more throwaway, fun footage than anything. You can tell the age of the clip this way: oldest = dreads, then short hair. The more recent footage is me with longer hair pulled back.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Rainy Days

Remember a couple posts back when I was talking about skating Pathmark with Peter and Paul? Well, here is the footage...

Props to Pete's backside 360 and Paul's line! And yes, we do flatground kickflips in lines...because we can.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Who wants to tumbl(r)?!

Oh yeah, I have a tumblr account now. I guess I am going to start micro-blogging there. Feel free to follow me on it, or just check in on it if you don't see any updates here. I will definitely be updating it more often then this, but the updates will be much shorter (hence the word "micro"). I will add it to the "other outlets" area on the right of this blog so that it is easy to find.

Anything good on? Not really.

Penguin escapes whale attack by jumping onto whale watching boat.

Cardiel...just because.

Sorry, not much to post. Maybe this sums it up well.

I plan on shooting a lot of photos and whatnot over the weekend. I might even put together a skate clip.

Last night I skated with Peter and Paul (not the apostles, but the next best thing) at Pathmark since it was raining. For those of you who don't know, Pathmark in Queens is one of the few NYC rain "spots," since it is an indoor parking garage for the grocery store. There isn't much there besides a manual pad, some curbs, and some barrier you can jump over, so usually the sessions are mellow and mediocre (at best). However, last night was super fun. I think we ended up skating there for like 3 1/2 hours and Pete brought out his camera to get some fun bro-cam footage. We got some some fun stuff captured in motion picture. I found the base of a freestanding handicap sign that I flipped over for some fun wallie action. Paul even got a pretty legit line for the session we were having. I think Pete might edit something together this weekend. If he does, I will post.

I will leave you with some Band of Horses.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

You're All I Need

I just bought a new camera on Tuesday, this one:

It is the Panasonic LX3. I got it in silver (mostly since they were out of black, the silver was $20 cheaper and I didn't want to wait). I have been looking into this camera for over a month now, but kinda pushed it back in my mind and didn't really think of it until Monday when Allen Ying IM'ed me about my thoughts on it. Basically we convinced each other to get it and met up on Tuesday and bought them from B&H. I have been reading through the manual and this camera is pretty much amazing for a digital point and shoot. I just need to put it to the test. I took some test shots yesterday in the park during my lunch break. You can check them out here:

Now that I have a good p&s camera, I will be totally making more photo updates than I have been.

If you wonder where I have been, I have been hanging out on the Thrasher Message Boards. Go register and get down. Type and Destroy!

Here is a promo for North End (not sure what that is, but the promo is sick):

Now listen to this and get as hyped as you did in '95!