February 13, 2013

Mixed Metaphor

More behind the scenes on what Clint did on video more than a decade ago. From The Skateboard Mag #109:
"Learned A Trick First Try
It's in Midopoly. I was trying a fakie back tail in a line, and I accidentally went to fakie crook. I don't think I even really grinded it; it just went tinto fakie crook and I popped out. That was the first time I'd ever done that...and probably the last."
And also, from the point of view of a star-struck 14-year-old behind a plate of spaghetti:
"First Photo In A Magazine
A front board down a five-stair with a kink. It was in Transworld with Donny Barley doing the switch hardflip on the cover down the Santa Monica triple-set. It was a Minneapolis article. Ted Newsome came to town because he was dating some hot chick that was from Minnesota. I remember I was working as a busboy at the Old Spaghetti Factory, and Nesser coming in, 'Dude, we're going out tonight, we're getting photos with this guy, he's here..." Nesser was always hooking everything up."
Vinnie put together more digi-cam footage from out west. Is all party footage really awkward, or is it just that footage of Kirian? Either way, fine work, dudes. Will this prompt another comment about socks?

Not much to say about the Timberwolves, at this point, but this piece about Nikola Pekovic that I missed the first time is pretty entertaining.

Need 1,000 or so words on Duck Tales and the nature of cartoon syndication in the late 80's/early 90's? I've got you.

I'm staying geeked (really or otherwise) on the Panic in Gotham clip.

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cb said...

Midopoly was one of the first skate videos I saw. I bought it with allowance at the old Burnsville Fobia and watched it non stop until the tape wore out. Clint's part was always my favorite. That opening line is too good.

Anybody know if the spots at :35 and :48 still exist and where they are?

danrusin said...

0:48 is at a church off 36 and White Bear. To my knowledge it's still skatable