Name: Todd Carl Brown
Nicknames: Turkey, T Dubbs, T-1000, T Money, Fist of the North Star.
Age: Old enough to have fathered most of these little ingrates.
What’s your deal? Same deal, just trying to survive and skate another day.
Where are you doing it? MPLS 'til death, in North Easy but 'bout to come home to South Side.
How high can you ollie? High enough to beat Ray Barbee and Shawn Mandoli in '96, Active Demo-38 inches.
Can I have your board? Son, I weigh in at 240; that shit is flexed the fuck out the second I step on it you don't want it, trust me, plus I've given most of you hella boards.
Favorite local video? Any Roots video, all the local shit kills it.
What’s in your car? Tools of the trade.
It’s a hot day, should we go skating or swimming? Skate for sure; a gallon of water, a blunt, and some homies-don't care how hot, it's gonna get hotter. Plus I can't swim to save my life, ask Jackson. Circa '96 Huntington Bay; we tried to steal a little boat, like a row boat, but they pulled out the plug. Got half way out into the bay and the shit started to sink with me, Dan, this girl Trish and Marty in it. I thought for sure I was about to drown; Jackson saved me.
Who’s your favorite local skater? Oh shit, here we go, I hope I don't forget anybody. First and foremost, Dan Jackson (illest ever), B-Show (most underrated in the world), Dolo (the best), Ragsdale (illest style), Judd (dude raised me), Nasty Nesser (just plain sick), Rob Sissi (can do a 900 if there's a dollar on the line), Clint Peterson (wish I had his tre flip), Emeric Pratt (does anything really need to be said?), CJ (sickest young cat and has respect for the older Gods) Ryan Damian, London, Rada, Seth (true Root's Soldier), Cookie (only getting better with age-killing!), Bauman, Nate Reiman (my favorite skater-more heart than 10 dudes combined), The Badger (enough said), Dooner (pro before half you jerk-offs had a skateboard and could care less), Munz, The Viking, Danny Jansen, Biz, J.R, Steve Fuller, Pooh, Trees, Davis, Chris Johnson, Thatch, Joe and Dan Fobia, Husby, Evil Pat, Vang, Brad Marr, Eddie, Bill, Jammin' Jay, The Wizard, Ryan Weed, Cheese, Tucker, and Bovee. If I forgot anybody my bad.
Where’s the best place to eat? Murray's. My Grandparents got engaged there; I go at least once a year.
Mini-ramp and beer or out in the streets all day? I've been skating for 25 years and still suck at mini or any other ramp so streets all day.
How old are you in skate years? Old enough to not want to hear your 24 year old ass tell me how you you used to skate, but quit because of that one injury. I can barely walk at this point, so shut the fuck up with that shit. Also old enough to not want to hear dudes my age tell me about the old school. I was their to bra, the whole time, and so was most of my crew so save it.
It’s 10 PM on a Saturday night, what are you doing? Serveing cold ones to some jackass, wishing I would have stayed in school, while day dreaming about fakie ollieing a full size picnic table the way Sheffey did in "A Soldier's Story."