News From December 2008

Into the Archives: A short look back...

To the filming of Good and Evil...
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Alex Olson, Austin, Josh, Kevin, Diego, Billy...
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Watching something. Maybe a Clint Eastwood western, or maybe the days footage...

Bonus Link: Logan Kincade #3 Re-Upped by popular demand.

Boonus Link: Some shit I found about Nick Trapasso

Have a Happy and Safe New Years everyone. See you in 2009.
(Fuck, nearly a decade in to these 2000's-!!!!)

Posted December 31st, 2008 by Alex was young, Kevin was healthy...
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From Joshua Harmony via the Chicago area

Yes indeed, his enthusiasm is still boundless and has yet to fade.
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Josh strums the banjo while Harrison wrings his hands like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons saying, "Yes, Yes, my plan is working perfectly..."
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Josh went to Disneyland. (you can see him sitting behind Leo Romero) Maybe this isn't skateboard related enough, I'm sorry. Wait. Actually, I'm not at all. Continue on reader...
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Your guess is as good as mne on this one. Perhaps someone got married? What if he was blowing bubbles at a funeral? A formal dance? His high school reunion?

Bonus Link: One good thing to come out of this home foreclosure mess?

Posted December 30th, 2008 by Gran Torino, Clint at his best.
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Jennifer Aniston Naked--!!!!!!

She wasn't already?
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Some Loyal Pawn wrote in a few days ago telling his story of looking through the GQ magazine with Jennifer Aniston nude on the cover and how he saw a Toy Machine board used as a prop in a fashion spread...
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So of course I had to investigate. And it's true. There is a Toy Machine board used as a prop by a guy who would obviously break his hip if he ever touched a skateboard. I hope that douche-bags with flip-flops don't start buying Toy Machine, it'll make us look bad.

In other "Toy Machine in unlikely places" news: Check out the sticker on this Racing Motorcycle.
I would complain, but that thing in noisless and electric. I'm down with that.
Lets move away from fossil fuels!

Posted December 29th, 2008 by Times are tuff young bastards!
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Johnny Layton Goes to Dubai-!


And comes back totally alive.
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Bleak. The weather had worsened considerably and to venture 
forth with the necessary camel force in thick sand dunes through 
the mountains of Moab which lay between Tafileh and the 
north would have been madness. If the camels did not die of 
exposure, they would present an easy target to a few Turkish 
horsemen as they plunged and slithered clumsily up and 
down the sandy mountain defiles.
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"Up Camel, Up Camel-! Up Donner-! On Wolf Blitzen-!"
Johnny mounts a camel, hence becoming for the first time in his life, a "Camel-Jockey"
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After an epic camel journey they retired for some flavored tabacco administered via hooka.
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And a feast with the bros...
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The bros I was talking about.
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In fact Dubai is a super-modern city. You could even say Future-Modern.
There is Johnny next to some of Prez Bush's oil buddies...
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Epic skatespots are being built faster than they can be found. And not
too many kids to skate them.
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This photo works on two levels. 1. It shows a potential skate spot. 
2. It shows a cultural norm there in Dubai, men who are not gay holding hands.
Try doing that in Kentucky!
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Again, not gay. Was this the filming crew Vans hired?
Thanks for sharing Johnny~!

Posted December 27th, 2008 by I'll launch a scud.
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What did you get?


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What did you get for Christmas? List it below in the comments!

Glad to hear a bunch of you got Toy Machine stuff.

I got 150 bucks from my grandparents, and some vegan chocolate from Deanna.

Posted December 26th, 2008 by I hope at least one of you got a dildo...
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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL HUMANS

And all animals too...
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A Toy Machine under the tree is all you can ask for this holiday season, but a Toy Machine shopping spree with your Christmas cash is not too bad either.

And having Matt B. under your tree? Priceless.

Posted December 25th, 2008
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Happy Holidays from your Bloodsucking Overlord


Posted December 24th, 2008 by Hope all is well for all of you...
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Jordan Gets a Hickey, Finally, Satiation.


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Looks like Jordan Taylor has been doing a little bit more than ripping lately. Now lets see who he let suck on his neck so we can judge his taste in Goth Girls...
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Burnett saw it and got all "Home Alone" over it...
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Rob has been thinking about giving some hickeys lately. Watch out where you fall asleep.

Did you know you can get Toy Machine right here in Huntington Beach?
Check out Jokers' Skate Shop.
Posted December 23rd, 2008 by It's fucking cold everywhere in the USA!!!!!!
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The Life of Matt Bannett: Episode 69


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There is rampant addiction among both pro and am skaters alike for the alluring flavors of Pho. Matt B seen here indulging his daily fix in rampant style.
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Warming up is mandatory in this cold weather. Matt B makes his warm-up fun with a series of clackers down the "set." (That's what they call stairs out there.)
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The un-fun part is hiking back up the "set" to get back to the start. Matt B doesn't need to lose any more weight.
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"Doing 3,745 backside 50-50's can also be an effective warm-up" Says Matt B.
It's always best to heed his advice.
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"These people I'm with are such Philistines..."
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Sage advice from Matt B flows effortlessly throughout the day, and into the night.
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Yeah, He rips pools too. Don't get stuck in...
Posted December 22nd, 2008 by Fire your advisor, even if it is mom and dad...
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Report from the Wilderness: Matt B. on the East Coast


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When it's "go-time" even Matt B's preparation draws a crowd, -------he's that good.
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Even doggies get inspired to give a stretch in Matt B's presence.
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Skaters love to inhabit areas where no one else wants to go. You can tell by the background here that this is a good spot.
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Finally we are at the spot. Looks pretty hairy. Of course there will be no skate photos because the website is not where we would debut such a thing. Look for it in future ads or videos...
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Is this Matt B's tag? I highly doubt it, but then again, you never know.
"Whoa, is that a glory hole?"
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"What are you doing Matt?"
"Oh, just reflecting on my life so far, pondering the things I have done with my short time on earth."
"OOOOOO-Kaaaaaay, ---------- I'm gonna go over there now..."
"Yes, that would be advised."
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"So Matt, what was going on over there on that bench?"
"Listen bunghole, if I wanted to talk with you about the finer things in life I would have said so. Shut up and drink your beer."

Bonus link: Matt B should sue this guy.

Posted December 21st, 2008 by Pre-Apologies if you hate this post; Now eat a dick
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Christmas Comes Early

 Happy Holidays.
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Sometimes you try to be yourself and get chewed out by some assholes...
Posted December 20th, 2008 by Rudolph's Glowing Pecker
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Diego Update

Diego's photo website got an update recently. 
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 "Yearrrgh!" he seems to say.
Posted December 19th, 2008 by Robert Frank-N-Furter
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Fascist Island

A day spent in and around formerly great skate-spots. 
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 Austin stared out amidst paradise.
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 Trial run.
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 Two frame sequence; frame 1.
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 Frame 2.
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 Grant got all jammed up...
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 All the dogs showed up.
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 Like Rob and his blurry twin brother.
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Rob likes balloons...
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They make him happy.
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 Class...
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 Crass.
Posted December 18th, 2008 by Benito
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Skatin' Southern Style

Like sweet tea and grits, Bennett discovers the South's own skate recipe.  
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Fishin'.
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 Trampin'.
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 Swingin'.
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 Lamentin'.  
Don't forget carvin'.
Posted December 16th, 2008 by The Colonel
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John Lew Gets Weird

Johnny gets coo-coo in Corona.
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 He showed up at the spot and realized he forgot his board.  He cruised to Active to collect a new one.
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 He then forgot bearings.
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 He got fed up and just criddled on the ground for most of the day.
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 He seemed happy though.
Posted December 15th, 2008 by Real Like A Plastic Bouquet
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It's Saturday...!

 Don't sleep!  Get out there and skate, or at least do something like see Ed's slide show.
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Posted December 13th, 2008 by Pretty Daybreaker Shooting Like A Cannonball
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Wilmington Whirlwind

 The new street plaza gets overrun with Toy Machine-ness.
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 Nick headlines an all star lineup of Toy pros at the Wilmington park this week.
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 He even brought his dream girl.
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 He also had some new ink to show off.  Tight owl.
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 Lord knows what this one is about...
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 Aww-Ton!
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 Flo-Bot Julien Davidson!
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 John Lewis Layton Jr.
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 Josh got a new/old car.  Don't front on Harm.
Posted December 12th, 2008 by Napoleon Was Hung Like A Yeti
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My Blue Manhattan (Beach)

 Ed joins the crew for a day cruising beautiful South Bay. 
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Austin got a sweet skateboarding ticket.  Public property, no signs, no damage?  Fight that shit! 
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 Incriminating position...
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 Ed slides in a tight spot.
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 Aww, Redondo.
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 Austin contemplated bombing a hill, but didn't want to go back in time.
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 Grif got his yoga on, yet again.
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 This was new to Ed, who took to getting arty all over it.
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 Fairy.
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Ed got Van Damme and challenged all takers to a split fight. 
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 Grif decided to step up.
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 And...BEGIN!
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 But the Tempster eventually won out.

See Ed's Trip to Target part 2...
Posted December 11th, 2008 by You Can See Tomorrow With Yesterday's Eyes
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See Ed's coverage of a trip to Target!


Posted December 10th, 2008 by Kevin is fuming mad about the website
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Matt B's Dark Secret Discovered By Sole Toy Vert Pro!

 Somebody really got Matt's goose...
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 Matt B was seen around Tampa Am this weekend with a billowing cloak of black...
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 It's Mike Frazier, East Coast vert powerhouse and the sole vert rider ever on Toy Machine!

PS: The Archives are back up!!!!
Posted December 9th, 2008 by We Owe Clements A Bottle Of Vodka
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This Bill's Life

Caught an inside peek at the strange existence of Billy Marks.
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 Billy made up a game where you throw the water jug off the stick and attempt to catch it.
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 Rolled up to Santana to meet up with L.B.  He uses the park as his office.
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 NEW MOVE!  The Jomahawk.
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Blogmaster 5000.
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 The always engaging Seu Trinh, ladies and gentlemen.
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Held our own black, luxury car show for a minute.  
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 Seu had too much car show.
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 Johnny didn't get enough.
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 Out to the boons...
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 To Bill's parent's house!  
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 Keno greeted us.
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 The requisite Billy Board Wall was in full effect.
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Marks siblings '07.  The soft focus is how the original was shot.  
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 Bill's brother is in the Air Force.  
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Look at that little stud on the left...
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 It's Bill!
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 "Alright let's go..."
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Saw Billy's first kickflip on the way out.
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 Met back up with the sesh, where JLay was getting down.
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 This is where Bill championed his new pastime...
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 Winner!
Posted December 8th, 2008 by B.O. Smeared Face Is Gross
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Matt's Near East Pilgrimage

 While many search for enlightenment in the Orient of ancient wisdom, Matt keeps his religious renaissance closer to home in his own personal Mecca; Raleigh, NC.
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 Meditation time.
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Brother Mike gets busy on his version of a Zen garden.
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 Brother Rodent gave up the Caddilac for a much more season-appropriate sleigh. 
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 Pre-trick prayer session. 
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 In harmony with the universe ready to live, die or in-between.
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 This is Matt's spiritual guide.
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 The temple gathered for a reading from the book of Tiffany.
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 Matt with the temple elders.  Link time!
Brother Hughes gives a prayer for you.
Matt does his best to center himself in the bustle of the city.
Practicing the nasal forms of motion.
The deity Chet Wray in the midst of creation.
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 Ahh, Zen fajitas. 
Posted December 7th, 2008 by Lot's Of Food Photos For Mike's Posts
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Back Alley Baby

A day of  mixed frame grabs and digi-pics for you to consume. 
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 John Lew made some new little buds.
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 Nick was over them already.  Nice new coif. 
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 I think Grif shot Nick's hair off.
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 All tied up.  
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His brain hurt. 
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 Austin stayed faraway from him so as not to catch anything.
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Our financial officers dropped in on the session to make sure money was being spent wisely. 
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 Grif sat at the grown up's table at dinner. 
Posted December 6th, 2008 by What Goes Around Comes Around
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Diego Takes A Holiday

 Images of the Butcher and Mabel's State-side vacation.
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 Diegs and the luminous Mabel tour the sights in Hollywood.
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 Ugh! Getty.
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 So much art right now...
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 Diego hung with famous homie Bob de Esponja.
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 Mabel's celeb sighting was a bit more dangerous.  
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 Dinosaur for Ed...
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 I don't know how this figures in...
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 Mabel prepares for the Queen of Pop with a sloppy Dodger Dog. 
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 Pop icon double team!  Britney and Madonna on stage.  Epic day.

Oh, and we forgot to post the Billy Marks day in the life part 3...

Tommorrow! Deanna and Ed Templeton will be signing books over at Arcana Books in Santa Monica!
Go buy one and have it signed, or bring your book from home!

Posted December 5th, 2008 by Some Damn Fool Accused You Of Being The Best
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Under The Bridge

 Austin, Nick and Nay-Nay get some in Pedro.
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You know about Channel Street's hips and corners, but did you know it has a deluxe street section to boot?  Nick gets nasel on the entirety of the street course.
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 Nick's new dog, Nay-Nay, gets hers too.
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 Austin took to the skies.
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 Nay got haranged by park locals.

Check out this interview with Diego Bucchieri...
Posted December 4th, 2008 by Is Where Grif Drew Some Blood
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Head East and Keep Going...

 Matt B and Mike Sinclair spend time in North Carolina.
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 Bennett captured some epic shit.
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 The rain sogged out our hopes of skating.
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  Cook Out! Best shit in town.
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Today we woke up, got some pizza, coffee and had a smoke.
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 Gearing up to get down.
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 Checked out a weird new spot.
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This is looking promising.
Posted December 3rd, 2008 by Wolf Blitzer is a German Lycanthrope
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John Lew For Yew

Layton gets airborne around town.
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 Johnny came to the sesh happy as a pig in shit.
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 Grif got dangerously high on voltage the wrong way.
Posted December 2nd, 2008 by Horsie Legs
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A Bend In The Road

 Curved benches and abstract architecture ruled the Sunday.
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 Austin gets up and around.
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 Grant climbed down from the Tree of Knowledge
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 Josh made up a game on an empty flagpole.
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 I think he won.
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 Made our way to the Metro-Dome.
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 Not much was allowed.  Scope that faded, peeled off Toy sticker.  Our pawns lie in wait everywhere.
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Austin and the guys broke some rules.
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The sign said nothing about urban yoga, so Grif got his.
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 The day eventually wound down.
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 Saw Santa on the way home.
Posted December 1st, 2008 by Frank Lloyd Wright
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