News From October 2008

Gimmie a Treat or you get a Trick


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Kevin is back so he should be updating, but I will do it out of habit now. A photo of Nick sent in from Sinclair. Today is our Halloween Demo at Active, so if you are reading this you are probably missing it. But I'm sure there will be a mega-post about it tomorrow...
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A sponsor-me VHS we got... Dude, don't people just e-mail those now?
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A wheel from before your time (or not). Sex does sell, but they should have just used a naked lady instead. Demo bonus from YouTube: Toy Machine in RUSSIA
And again, Double Bonus to get you amped on our demo today: Toy Machine demo in Moscow, Russia
Posted October 31st, 2008 by Happy Halloween Marketing tool f
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Gimmie a Treat or you get a Trick

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Kevin is back so he should be updating, but I will do it out of habit now. A photo of Nick sent in from Sinclair.
Today is our Halloween Demo at Active, so if you are reading this you are probably missing it. But I'm sure there will be a mega-post about it tomorrow...
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A sponsor-me VHS we got... Dude, don't people just e-mail those now?
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A wheel from before your time (or not). Sex does sell, but they should have just used a naked lady instead.
Demo bonus from YouTube: Toy Machine in RUSSIA
And again, Double Bonus to get you amped on our demo today: Toy Machine demo in Moscow, Russia
Posted October 31st, 2008 by Happy Halloween Marketing tool for selling stuff
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TOMORROW is HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!

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COME TO Toy Machine's Halloween Demo and Signing! October 31st 2008 4-6pm At Active San Dimas - 678 W. Arrow Hwy - San Dimas, CA 91773 - 909.592.0661
Billy Marks, Ed Templeton, Josh Harmony, Matt Bennett, Johnny Layton, Austin Stephens, and Nick Trapasso will all be there signing autographs and skating!
Make sure to wear your Halloween costumes! The Toy Machine Team will be selecting the person with their favorite costume and they will win a Toy Machine prize package!!
Hear that? Wear an awesome costume and win a fat package!!!!
See Ed on the RVCA Skate Blog
Here is Toy Machine in Kansas City, MO to get you hyped.
Here is Toy Machine in England to get you triple-hyped on driving up to San Dimas...
Posted October 30th, 2008 by Be there or be a dumbass
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More Josh Harmony for you to feast upon...

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This one is older. If your brain had the thoughts Josh has, then you would explode. (see Illustration below)
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You like explosive skateboarding? Watch our Toy Machine in Nashville, TN. If you like that come to our Halloween Demo. It will already be epic, plus costumes.
Posted October 29th, 2008 by I knew this would happen, sooner or later
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Josh Harmony: Worlds Nicest Young Man

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Nick Wisda shot this photo of Harmony at the new Long Beach park. Damn-! I wanna skate that!
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And here Josh and Jesse play light saber with some florescent bulbs. Love that toxic dust~!
VOTE FOR BILLY for Thrasher's Skater of the Year!!!!
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Confrimation: Mike Sinclair can dunk. Come see at Toy Machine's Halloween Demo of Doom!!!
Posted October 28th, 2008 by All or Nothing is how we Take it
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Toy Machine Halloween Demo and Signing!

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Toy Machine Halloween Demo and Signing! October 31st 2008 4-6pm At Active San Dimas - 678 W. Arrow Hwy - San Dimas, CA 91773 - 909.592.0661
Billy Marks, Ed Templeton, Josh Harmony, Matt Bennett, Johnny Layton, Austin Stephens, and Nick Trapasso will all be there signing autographs and skating!
Posted October 26th, 2008 by Have a costume or get 'haunted' by Ed
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Some Billy Marks from my Archive...

VOTE FOR BILLY for Thrasher's Skater of the Year!!!!
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Actually, this is a Grif photo, but I'm throwing it in here. Golfing on tour this year.
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Billy lights a bomb he made on the east coast.
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Bill Chill.
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Billy being bad with grits and beer in San Luis Obispo this year.
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Bill fishes in a toxic lake.
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Billy puts his free socks on, Australia.
Bonus Footage: Toy Machine at Benicia Park from this years Oddity Odyssey tour...
Hey, come to our Halloween Demo and wear a costume!
Posted October 26th, 2008 by And the miser makes love with his wealth
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Hell yeah Toy Machine gets interviewed!

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Kevin, who just leaves on a trip without warning and doesn't call me or e-mail me photos (much less update from the road like I do each trip...) Would love to be Interviewed. Oh, And our homie Mike Burnett, and his lovely wife Katherine, just had a baby girl! We send our congratulations!

What are you doing this HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEN?
Posted October 25th, 2008 by The Damn Am is going on here in Costa Mesa
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Video-Drone part 6 is now up!!!!!

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And we updated the AD Gallery too!
Bonus Photo:
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Teen Girls (don't do a Google image search for them...) are now available in pill form!
Finally! I have been waiting to swallow my Teen Girls whole for a long time. (eeeeew!)
Double Bonus!: Swedish hockey fans delay match with DILDO downpour?
Posted October 24th, 2008 by The lowdown on science
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Need I say anything else?

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Even Billy Marks thinks it rips.
Come see it all at the TOY MACHINE HALLOWEEN DEMO
Posted October 23rd, 2008 by Kevin is away so I get dumped with his work
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Well Well Well, What do we have here?

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The bloodsucking overlord of death and destruction brainwashes the masses below...
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New levels have been reached.
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Diego and Josh: Photo Key
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Get with the times man.
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Grimes Sighting!
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Matt B's body is a finely tuned machine.
With the proper care through stretching and diet you too may achieve such an epic machine.
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Mike Sinclair 'stales' a feeble...
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Billy has always been magic. Hangin' Ten on a feeble with a look back? What the?
Scope the Signing coverage at Skateboarder Mag!
Posted October 22nd, 2008 by Return of the Fly, with Vincent Price, yeah...
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Gitteyup

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Made our way out to the Land of Dust. This was the town sheriff.
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With the rest of the team either injured or occupied, it was up to Rob to get a gap to nosegrind. He tested by landing it with his hands first.
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Diego was ready to capture it in as artsy a way as possible.
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Grif and Austin were along for the ride, quietly judging Flobot Rob's performance.
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Gearing up to get down.
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Went down.
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With Rob on the injured list, Grant made some new un-damgaged friends.
Posted October 21st, 2008 by Shredder, Dr. Claw, and Gargamel
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The Palos Verdes Vernacular

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Cruised for pee spots with Matt B this weekend.
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He found a park with a weird gap he needed to skate.\Image Description Here
He gave a skate-prayer of thanks after getting a couple of clips.
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Fletch did a Zero Roll Up to a rail.
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Never one to be outdone, Rob sussed out a giganta-rail to impress everybody.
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He then used a bench as intended...
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And unintended.
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He then crooked into the sunset.
Posted October 20th, 2008 by Hans Gruber, Ivan Drago, and Thulsa Doom
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VideoDrone #5 Up Now!

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This is Trenton Barker, the filmer of the current episode of Videodrone's Oddity Odyssey. Turn in next week to get the answers to all your burning questions, like; Will Ed impossible or noseblunt? Will Billy cab flip your head off? Will Nick succumb to narcolepsy mid-demo? The last two VideoDrones will solve your life problems.
Posted October 19th, 2008 by Cobra Commander, Darth Vader, and Skeletor.
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Black Wax Skateshop October 17th, 2008

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That's right biotches!
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Just when you thought about how much you hate photos from signings, Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard company brings you: Signing coverage!
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Black Wax skateshop was in a mall, but lots of kids showed up. YES!
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And the whole team was there except Ed, who blew it by staying home and working.
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Nick T is now signing as a professional. 'What I can't charge 5$ per 'graf now?'
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Matt B was doing a great job. Who is that in the background?
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Whoa! It's Josh Beagle. Former Foundation pro!
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Billy wonders... Photo Key
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Diego is back!
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The kids were OUT in force. Photo Key. ------------ Emancipate yourselves.
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Like, Totally!
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Matt B pondering life's persistent questions...
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Fuggit, there goes my next meal!
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I got wheels! It's like getting Paged!
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Excessive and un-needed coverage of people eating. enjoy. Mmmm, salad.
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This was in the bathroom.
Got nowhere to skate?
Posted October 18th, 2008 by The Tempster Via photo Sinclair and info Kevin
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Toy Machine Signing Today

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Buy your plane tickets now, arrive early for epic line placement.
Look at the Billy Marks Nollie Inward Heelflip Contest why doncha?
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Kincade wants a pony for his sweet 16.
Posted October 17th, 2008 by Toy Riders Have Handwriting Class 5 Days A Week
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'Coon's Stole Our Mega-Post!

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Peruse this evidence while we look high and low for it. In the meantime...

Sir Blogs Alot want you to check out what Harmony has been up to.
And don't forget Kincade 16.

Go here for more Vans Showdown coverage.

VideoDrone 5
Posted October 16th, 2008 by Don't Read Into Things Too Much
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New Video-Drone Up (Finally!)

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This is Austin McDowell, one of the filmers of the current episode of Videodrone's Oddity Odyssey. Sorry for the lag in getting this one up. Little bugs keep popping up. This week will see one more VideoDrone post, take my word for it.
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Sir Blogs Alot want you to check out what Harmony has been up to.
And don't forget Kincade 16.

Go here for more Vans Showdown coverage.
Posted October 15th, 2008 by Really? Its that fun? Loser.
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Showdown Shakedown

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Josh got up on Foundation's obstacle, a skatable version of their famous star and moon logo.
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He toughened himself up by spending the night in a rainforest.
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Johnny kickflip footplanted the star in practice. Bilbo slaughtered this in the big show.
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Matt B coached Jordan of proper am behavior.
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Matt B leads...
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Jordan follows. Just as it should be...
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JLay asked for some advice from sweet Robin Fleming, Vans team guru.
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Billy turned to his most trusted compatriot, beer.
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He then freaked out in a hot dog frenzy. Chill, Bill.
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Where Mr. B goes, the Grime follows. The Showdown was no exception.
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Bill won the last event and received a guitar to add to his collection in the garage.
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He was then interviewed by kooky dudes with kooky gear.
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This was super-judege Kenny Huges' response when we told him we felt gyped. Tough love.

Scope the rebroadcast of the Showdown here.

Posted October 14th, 2008 by The Top Three Streak Continues
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Signing at Black Wax!!!!

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Come one come all...
Posted October 13th, 2008 by See Nick T in action.
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Diego Couples Up With Homies Old and New!

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With old boss, Greg C.
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With photographer extraordinaire, Jon Humphries.
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With style-God, Brian Lotti.
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Stecyk wanted to get in on a photo but Butch was too wrapped up with everybody else. Next time, Craig.
See the Events Page for an upcoming Signing...

What? Kincade 16 is out!!!
Posted October 13th, 2008 by Showdown Mega-Post Tomorrow
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The Butch Is Back (Again)

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Diego came into town and met up with old pal Mike Burnett under the San Pedro Bridge.
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Rattray discussed human nature and the upcoming election from a non-American point of view while Mike got his shred on.
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When Burn-Dog attacks!
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Diego was amazed.
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Well, I'll be damned, Matt Bennett was there training for the next Quicksilver Bowlriders contest.
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Mike got a sweet shirt for his park rippage.
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It shined a light on Matt B's inner perv and got him excited.
The RVCA Skate Blog has continuing coverage of Josh and Austin in Spain, funny stuff!
Posted October 12th, 2008 by Gyped At The Showdown
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Making people yawn is my promise and my privelege

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So I had to post today. This is Kevin Barnett blogging the shit out of Rob Straser.
Is Toy Machine doing a demo on Halloween?
Posted October 11th, 2008 by shit right you are wearing costumes
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New Skate Plaza!

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Austin surveyed the new hot-spot. With HB a memory, this could be the new Toy TF.
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The locals were already killing it.
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Josh showed up on a borrowed Harley.
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Matt B. celebrated with an ice cream bar. Good times.
Posted October 10th, 2008
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Matt B In SD

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Matt B. took flight in the suburbs of San Diego this weekend.
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He had to lube up his feets before getting gnarly.
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Grime and Matt must share a soul because the G-Man showed up at the spot randomly. Bennett apparently had some beats for him.
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Girf was there representing the blog revolution. Burnout!
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It's a buyer's market but don't get yours from Bobo. Bad omen.
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Rob managed to go a whole day without bleeding. No comment.
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Jordan Taylor and Alex Schmidt met up and handled some biz. Flobots live so trife they even have to share iPods.
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Jordan ended the day by heroically jumping to his nuts. Time well spent.
Posted October 9th, 2008 by Stepping On Emotional Toes
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Early Bird

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Met up with Josh for a morning mission yesterday.
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He had his sights set on a very rough and damaged spot.
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It required the world's worst bondo job.
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Grif took tree hugging to third base.
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But then freaked out with sexual guilt.
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He relaxed with some urban yoga.
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Oh, and Diego's Photography Site has some updates for you to scope.
Posted October 8th, 2008 by It's Not Who You Choose, It's That You Choose
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Exciting and new! GVR belated update...

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Billy and Josh went to GvR.
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They signed some autographs for Loyal Pawns
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I wish that kid could vote...
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Then it started pouring rain. Photo Key
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So they went to eat. Billy was getting sick of the paparazzi following him around...
Some obsessed fan even made a video-game version of Billy's Beamin' at the Berrics...
Posted October 7th, 2008 by Make purchases wisely in these times, Toy Machine
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Blog on Demand: Griffin sends me a post...

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Packin' heat on the Saturday sesh. Dunkin' Stix - What?
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Kevin got the dunk right.
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But he read the package wrong and gave it a Dunkin' stuff.
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What's a Corona sesh without the Grimes?
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Oh dip!
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I made this from the toy stencil that comes with Toy boards by putting it in front of a light.
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Bonus Link: Some Obsessed Video Game Freak remade Billy's Beamin' at the Berrics
Posted October 6th, 2008 by Word and Pics by the Grif-Dog...
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Toy Machine Wants You To Not Be A Douche-Bag

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If you're resting comfortably in the Sea of Self-Absorbed Asshole, then kindly ignore this post. For everybody else, please register to vote.

Hey, movie stars do it.
Even Jewish grandparents do, too.

Or you can get stuck with people like this.
Posted October 4th, 2008 by Rob, I'm looking In Your Direction...
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The Swimming Pool

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You should be here tonight if it is a geographic possibility.
Posted October 3rd, 2008 by Not Speaking to 90% Of You
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This Time It's Personal

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Things went bloody well at USC this weekend.
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Sort of a random posse.
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Of course the wonderful Mr. Bizzle was there as well, leading the charge.
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Rob sneaks onto the site again by getting shot in the arm. Didn't seem to bother him much.
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Shiver me timbers, is that a bike seat?
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Snack time!
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Texas Pete showed up and stole Rob's cookie.
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Felix, in case you missed it the first time.
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Dusk at last settled over a jungle of glass and steel.
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Saw some tight ass dragons on the way out.
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Until next weekend...
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Need more Nick Trapasso footage? Check out TWS' The Australia China Experience Video on iTunes...
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Skateboarder Mag has a Johnny Layton Day in the Life and a Matt Bennett Day in the Life up, peep it!
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Don't forget to keep tabs on Josh and Austin abroad. Speaking of Josh, here he is discussing the finer points of the slappie.
Posted October 2nd, 2008 by Nakatomi Plaza Is Blowed Up
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Upcoming event to mark your calendar for...

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Map of the Inner War
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Check out my friend Big J's new clothing company: Letendre.
Posted October 2nd, 2008 by be there or be human.
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Video-Drone Oddity Odyssey Part 3 Up Now!

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This is Brendan Bill, the filmer of the current episode of Videodrone's Oddity Odyssey. Sorry for the lag in getting this one up. Ran into some technical problems. But, as a reward, we'll be posting the remaining Oddity Odyssey demos in quicker succession so you can feast more readily. Keep an eye out for the next one sooner rather than later!
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Need more Nick Trapasso footage? Check out TWS' The Australia China Experience Video on iTunes...
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Skateboarder Mag has a Johnny Layton Day in the Life and a Matt Bennett Day in the Life up, peep it!
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Don't forget to keep tabs on Josh and Austin abroad. Speaking of Josh, here he is discussing the finer points of the slappie.
Posted October 1st, 2008 by Some Random Kid
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