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News From December 2005

Top 5 most played songs from Josh's Pod...

Josh finally sent his songs in:

1. from the morning - nick drake-

2. all my loving - the beatles

3. hobo's lullaby - woody guthrie

4. chinese children - devendra banhart

4. love in vain - rolling stones
Posted December 30th, 2005
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Before Fame...

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Ed with Bam Margera before he was famous, when he rode for Toy Machine.
Shot by Dan Wolfe.
Posted December 30th, 2005 by Ming-Hag of the Abyss of Death & Hurt
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Top 5 most played songs from the Team's Pods...

I e-mailed the team and asked them to send me their top 5 most played songs from their i-Pods, only Billy and Johnny replied, Austin doesn't have a computer...


1. Shivaree - goodnight moon

2. Guns N Roses - november rain

3. Pink Floyd - wish you were here

4. Joe Walch - in the city

5. Kanye West - gold digger


1. "The End" - The Doors - Bright Midnight - Live in America

2. "My Wild Love" - The Doors - Waiting for the Sun

3. "Wicked World" - Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

4. "Dazed and Confused" - Led Zeppelin - How the West was Won

5. "Venus in Furs" - The Velvet Underground - Peel Slowly and See
Posted December 30th, 2005
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Matt B gets himself into weird positions sometimes. That's why we love him....
Posted December 30th, 2005 by Flat Iron No More
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Introducing: Kevin, of Kevin's daily injection.

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Posted December 29th, 2005 by his boss, and the owner of his life...
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Nar-Whals getting Gnar-Gnar

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Posted December 29th, 2005 by 4 tusks and no girls in sight, unicorns glory
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JLay exclusive. Moving on up!

Johnny Layton interview, video, and even audio. At

Posted December 28th, 2005 by el ztaffo
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Where is Billy?

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He needs to come by an pick up his Christmas present...
Posted December 27th, 2005
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Someday you'll look back and laugh

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This is Aaron Devine, Skippy Pronier, and Ed Templeton around 1987
Posted December 27th, 2005 by you should know better than to bring your mom
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Santa says "What up?"

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The consumer frenzy has made him happy! So many products bought! The economy is getting better! Give some money to a Homeless shelter... AFTER buying yourself a sweet TM Board. Happy Holidays.
Posted December 25th, 2005 by The poor guy who doesn't get a card
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Santa is pissed.

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It's Christmas eve and Ed is leaving out Soy milk and vegan cookies. How the hell is he supposed to stay fat on that crap?
Posted December 24th, 2005 by Satan's, I mean Santa's little helper
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Just Missed NUDITY~!

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My schlong was out. Mike O'Meally's schlong still is. Josh is a perv?

Posted December 23rd, 2005 by the guy who is mostly inept at life
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Scratch my name in your arm with...

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A fountain pen, this means you really love me.
Posted December 23rd, 2005 by stick a pot handle up yer bum and
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One of our permanent fans...

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Louisville Kentucky to be exact.
Posted December 22nd, 2005 by the guy who doesn't do much of anything
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Geoff is a good artist...

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Posted December 21st, 2005 by art fags unite and cry about the world!
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Board + Bus = Bumming

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Luckily, Diego gets free boards...

Posted December 21st, 2005 by ed's mom is purple
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More Toy Machine tattoos!!!!!

Aaron Reidell from Kettering Ohio just got another tattoo! This time its Toy Machine's Dead Monster right next to his other one!

Check out Aaron's myspace

Posted December 20th, 2005 by el ztaffo
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Biochemical Butch

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If you're a true skate dweeb you'll recognize this pic from an article in 411 involving Toy Machine. Diego, Josh, and Austin were milling about the Berkley park (which was built on top of toxic waste, I believe), when Jake Phelps (Thrasher Editor) and Mark Gonzales (mythic skateboard hero) showed up. Inspired by either Gonz's legend or Phelps' maddness, the Butcher took to the air, and John Bradford was right there to catch it.
Posted December 19th, 2005 by Hernan and Grandma
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Matt B Vaults the Chasm of Indifference!

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Unafraid, Bennett trusts in himself, and leaps. You either love it or hate it.
Posted December 18th, 2005 by Your Nine Brothers and Sisters
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Hoppin' Harmony

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Shifty pics always make me want to skate. Enjoy and shred.
Posted December 17th, 2005 by Cat Masturbater
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This is my friend Dean busting a 'Flash-N-Roll' (aka Frontside boardslide) I don't know how long ago. And his board. We called stinkbug airs "Bob" airs, cause Bob Schmeltzer did 'em real stinky. Sorry Bob.
Posted December 16th, 2005 by qetbin eitvb vnuwreucnqwpcunqpa!
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As NOT requested, but FORCED...

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We are all sorry you had to see this.
Posted December 16th, 2005 by Attila the hun-dred year genital herpes outbreak
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Back in the Day?

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1991 to be exact.
Posted December 15th, 2005 by some old mother who refuses to die
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Teamwork At Its Finest

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Even J-Lay needs a little help sometimes. Josh does his best...
Posted December 14th, 2005 by New Long Beach Residents
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Harm As Requested

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You asked for it, Toy Machine delivers. Josh holds up a thrashed board from a loyal pawn in demo attendance. After Josh spent some time flipping this battered tank in the parking lot, the owner was awarded a brand new stick courtesy of the Harm. He's such a sweet young man....
Posted December 13th, 2005 by Do or Do Not, There is No Try
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Creepy B!

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Yeesh! Matt Bennett is creepy sometimes. What else can I say?
Posted December 12th, 2005 by 5 Days to Life
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Johnny lurks like a criddler...

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Criddling his way along a subway somewhere in Europe, maybe even Russia. It is true that this photo is random, and hence you are looking in the RANDOM page, dildo.
Posted December 9th, 2005 by your mom
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Billy Blows Up New York!

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Just kidding. But he is there right now, missing team meetings and shopping up a storm. Today's pic was taken on our last tour, at a super fun wallride spot. While the team Spider-Manned all over the place Billy waited patiently, sipping a forty of High Life and keeping spirits high with a new iPod sound station contraption. Immediately after the dudes were done, and Burn-Dog had stowed the camera gear, Billy went to work unleashing the arsenal of fireworks he had stockpiled in the van. We cautiously crept out of the schoolyard, scanning for concerned citizens and police cruisers. Bilbo the Menace was temporarily appeased...
Posted December 9th, 2005 by World's Stinkiest Track Home
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Austin and the Lazy Boy Frontside Flip

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This spot is the foundation of a former Long Beach area school. It's been abandoned for almost three years, rotting from the inside out. A-Stone breathed some life into it with a couple of cinder blocks, a piece of wood, and the decrepid couch that somehow found a home at the spot. He was rewarded for his urban resuscitation with a police raid, where boards were taken and fingers were shaken. Bummer, huh?
Posted December 7th, 2005 by Garage Living At It's Finest
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Funniest Costume...

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Posted December 7th, 2005 by your mom's left one is frozen solid
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A gentle reminder from Josh that sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you.
Posted December 6th, 2005 by The Orange Eyed Gato
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Random Image of Toy Team with Root Beers

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Posted December 5th, 2005 by Shaaaah, Right.
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Guess who's feet these are and win absolutely nothing.
Posted December 5th, 2005 by Your Existence Owner
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Austin Stephens Interview!

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Your friend and mine, A-Stone has an nice little interview via the Active website.
I guess it's been up a while, but who can't get enough Austin?Check it right about here.

Posted December 4th, 2005 by A Bruised Taint
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As the Sun Sets, J-Lay Back Noseblunts

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J-Lay also learned double flip pivot to fakie on that nipple, but this is more relaxing. Go skating this weekend.
Posted December 2nd, 2005 by Kevs
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Leo gets a black eye!

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Posted December 1st, 2005 by ed's grandma, Mrs. TURTLE BOY
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Harm Hacks Hair!

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Will his powers dwindle like some skateboarding Samson? Grinding a rail clutching the jawbone of a donkey? Seems unlikely...

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We drove to Burbank at 2:00pm arriving at the famous Van Owen bump (MJ Laser flipped it, remember skate nerds?). The spot is right in front of some bizarre apartment complexes filled with bizarre folks. One such weirdo was the gentleman in this picture (not Austin). Whenever someone hit the bump, he'd make a high pitched yelp right at the point of pop. He also used a folded up walker as a cane.

Posted December 1st, 2005 by Omnipotent Flunk Out
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