June 26, 2012

The Feeling of Progress

A. Hart and Fink, along with others, made a video about skating some shoes I only heard about (incessantly) on Twitter. Lost on the sneaker heads was A. Hart's ripping.

In case you missed it: CJ's Bangin' at The Berrics. As said before, they should allow their videos to be imbedded.

Also from The Berrics: A super well done Quicksilver ad featuring Austyn Gillette that transcends advertising.

A little while ago, BTO started talking about the future, which seems like a pretty decent tie-in to the previously posted Reynolds puzzle piece. Jason Adam's rude awakening isn't the first and won't be the last. Does Nike offer 401ks?

The Viking and Chunks do St. Louis.

How about the NBA Finals, or something? Oh, I barely watched thee. Why does it seem so weird that the Wolves don't have a lottery pick? Is that the feeling of progress?

June 19, 2012

City States

The video grab above illustrates why the so-called "stanky leg" 360 flip is a blight upon humanity.

Late to the party, again. Quartersnacks remixed Busenitz from Since Day One and other sources, proving what isn't a dead horse again: dude should have been SOTY last year, again. I feel like a Birther or a Truther when I bring this whole thing up ad nauseam, but Busenitz is on a level which, plainly, everyone else isn't.

I spent the weekend in Chicago both skating and enjoying the big, old city. For those needing a refresher, it's Minneapolis times 50. It beats Manhattan in population, if not density (Manhattan wins by a factor of seven), but totally and intuitively beats it in "Midwesterness". Still, it put into broad relief what I tried to discuss in this "essay" from half a month ago. It's going to be difficult to explain to myself why home feels so small, if not for a little bit.

Edit: Small ain't a bad thing though. The most recent Day of Familia video reminds us and me why we keep plugging along here. Thanks guys.

June 12, 2012

Tuesday's Listing

Kyle Beachy writes about frontside flips, Reynolds, Berra and growing up over at Jenkem. It's a pretty damn good read.

Geek out on GQ's oral history of the Dream Team.

On basketball, Grantland's Finals preview. The next two weeks are to be proper viewing (OKC in 6).

Quartersnacks sees the death of the DVD as Apple leaves DVD drives (ROMs anyone?) off future machines.

It's not often that I'm super psyched that smallpox has been eradicated, but having read this New Yorker piece about weaponizing the disease, I'm super psyched that smallpox has been eradicated.

June 11, 2012

Forgotten Post

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CJ does tricks for Thrasher.

Helluva past weekend, huh?

June 6, 2012


I endeavored to clean up the desktop and found what is labeled as a Molotov ad from 1990 featuring the one and only Danny Jansen. As if on cue from 22 years ago, he, of course, is skating the rails at MCTC, which conjures visions of Roll videos from the hazy early-Aughts.

Steve got the Chrome Ball treatment.

It's Sam McGuire's birthday today. I don't know why this still exists since my TSM blog is gone, but here's the only known existing interview with SVM.

As an addendum to the note I placed on the previous post, please take notice that any NBA predictions I made in the past week or so are now null and void. That said, enjoy the fashion show.

June 4, 2012

Beloved Product

The little guy that always seemed pretty local just got a whole lot more. Glad it's back.

Update: I might have spoken too soon in proclaiming the Spurs as America's team.

June 1, 2012

Serrated Gnarliness

Meyer snuck a new video on to the Youtube page which appears to be a short featuring Jamiel Nowparvar and CJ Tambornino skating in the Southern Hemisphere.

Happy weekend.