News From September 2009

Meet a Loyal Pawn #2

Josiah Herrera made a sweet fan video.




Posted September 30th, 2009 by Thanks for the dedication!
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More Showdown Bro-Down


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JLay got all tweaked out.
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Nick T went aggro over the Flip Ashtray.  
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Your overlord and ruler, Ed put in some face time.
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Ladies and gentlemen, Josh Harmony.
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You can never have too much airtime.
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Award hub-bub.
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Nick finds money convenient but unimportant.  So should you.
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Don't forget Billy's big internet push!

Battle Commander!
Berrics Board!
Videodrone!

And a sweet RVCA trip featuring a bunch of Toy heads!
Posted September 30th, 2009 by Shin Shot These Bro
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Cheapskates Khyber Pass, Auckland, New Zealand

Owned by Ginge Madgwick...
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Shop in NZ does a toy window display! Thanks!
Posted September 30th, 2009
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Get Your Fill of Bill

Today we celebrate the birth of the one and only, Billy Marks.  Have a happy one, bro.
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Billy's experiencing a popularity surge lately.  Must be due to all this stuff;
Battle Commander
Berrics Board
Videodrone

He killed the Showdown.  More on that tomorrow.  
Posted September 28th, 2009 by Friend Of Your Dad's
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Downtown Showdown Competition Wrap-Up

I would say it was a good day. (I didn't have to use my AK) Good times were had.
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Get to the place early to warm-up, no crowds, no screaming fans or hangers-on, just pure street ("street" as in studio lot fake street where movies are made) + obstacles + JLAY = ripping.
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Austin has had to hire his own security gaurd to keep the teen girls away from him while he works.
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J-Lay drinks pee-pee. But before you say "gross," it's imported Brazilian 16-year-old girl piss, super high in nutrients. Don't judge.
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A-Stone tail skids over the bench at the Nueva China Banks from SF transplanted in So-Cal without the homeless people.
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He has that in a backside too.
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Grant Hatfield scorches a back tail as well.
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Johnny just can't stay out of the air.
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Good times for a change / seen the luck I've had / can make those less fortunate commit suicide.
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See how close the box is to the pyramid? Well Leo would ollie over the pyramid and then do something on this box going mach-julien, which is really fucking fast if you were not aware.
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"Gratuitous Austin Coverage."
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Brian Shaeffer: "Nick T, what's up bro? How are you?"
Nick T: "Fuck, what is this guys name? I've seen him before, but where?"
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Angel and Nick. "Who was that guy? He crushed my hand."
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Exhibit A: It's called backlighting.
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Leo shaved his head and wore a "The Edge" style skull-cap. He's a beard away from being on the terrorist watch-list.
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Steve Van Doren of the Van Doren family, inventor of Vans' shoes is down with the Sect.
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"Gratuitous Nick Trapasso coverage" - for the ladies.
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Billy was asking $50 for his used shoes. Why $50? "They are even better after I touched them."
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"You don't want 'em? No problem ass-face, I'll sell them to this guy right here for $60."
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I wonder what my brother, (the guy with the goatee) is thinking? This interview was an invasion of my personal space. He was probably zoomed in on my mouth and the footage will be unwatchable. Lets hope.
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Watching the bloodbath.
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"We fully know how to party."
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Cody and Ed, yep, two more weeks befor those pins (scroll down) come out.
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Nick got 2nd on the Pyramid and came up one some cash. "Drinks on Nick!"
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We went up to get our prize, the adulation of fans. No trophy? Are trophies passe now?
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The after-Millieu always makes me feel dirty.
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Nick T with Foundations' $30,000 comical fake check.
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After it all, dirty and sweaty, we got 3rd. Fun Fact: Toy Machine has placed in all 5 Showdowns.
Posted September 28th, 2009 by Some people might say we got a smidge jipped. But not me.
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Billy Marks Battle-Commander

Over at the Berrics. See it, live it, whip it, go out and do it.
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Watch it at the Berrics <<<<<<<<<<<<<<

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> and this Billy Video Drone too <<<

Get the special limited edition deck too, don't blow it.
Posted September 26th, 2009 by dude is always blowing my mind, and other stuff.
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Austin's Weekly Video Pick Vol. 11

Dan Drehobl from the little-seen legend, Think's Damage.




Also in little-seen legend news, Billy is getting a Battle Commander!


Posted September 25th, 2009 by L. Ron Hubbard Has His Talons In Bill
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Some Footy to Watch and Enlighten your Day

Nick Trapasso Thunder Commercial---!!!!








And On Ed's Blog we get some old photos from a toy demo 'back in the day.'



>>>>>This friday at the Berrics...
Posted September 24th, 2009 by Dude RIPS, like, Fully.
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A love affair with Leo and Los Angeles

The streets are his, - ours, and always have been created just for us.
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Good morning cruel world, time to clock in for work, sharpen my tools, and get busy.
(This Friday some serious video is going down...)
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"You know Leo, you should hire a mexican to put your boards together."
"That's pretty fucked up Burn-Dog..."
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After some blunt-force traumas to the head, the world starts getting a bit weird.
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From down here the girls have pink hair and dress like old Hook-Ups graphics...
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"I am gaurding this giant cement boner transition."
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He gets better looking the more slams he takes.
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Create a new life, Creator's NEW life, either way the one you have right now sucks. Come to our religion, pay us money, and you get to live forever and your life will rule!
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Driving around looking for spots in the cut.
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I edit nothing today, you get to see it all.
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"Stope here, they have Chick-o-Sticks and marzipan bro!"
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Leo is always looking up.

"Leo, will you carry my camera bags?"
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Posted September 22nd, 2009 by Kevin Barnett, Bacon, Footloose, Bacon takes good.
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Back to School

 
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Matt communicated via noseslide on campus this weekend. 
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Hyphy Hager attack! Luckily the identical twins have diverged in their appearances, Cody having the longer hair, Jared the shorter.
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Bennett's magnetic personality drew a crowd.
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Fortunately, the crowd was college-aged women in revealing apparel and not sweaty teenage boys with long hair and AC-DC shirts.
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Jared road his bike to Montana and back.  Jumping hippies is a cakewalk in comparison.
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Grant, on the other hand, chooses to skitch on bikes rather than ride them to the borders of our country, whatever that means.

See Leo about to be unable to have kids...
Posted September 21st, 2009 by Thornton Melon Thanks Shin For Photo Help
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Austin's Weekly Video Pick Vol. 10

Lance Mountain gets eclectic in Powell-Peralta's classic, Propaganda.


Posted September 18th, 2009 by Stacy Says Modern Skate Vids Are Porn
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Diego the Butcher goes on a road trip...

In Spain with his bro Roberto Alleman.






Just crusing around having fun, skating, driving, killing people.

Set to "Get your kicks on Route 66" in Spanish!
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Here is Billy from our Skatepark roundup with Thrasher, stay tuned for it!
Even the President thinks Kanye's a jackass!
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Leo shows his one of a kind graphic...
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Leo flew in from NYC just to shred some local parks with us.
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Ed was in pure "going to the beach" attire.
Posted September 17th, 2009 by Scope it out brother
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Some Photos from the Archive

I think these have not been posted before, I forget.
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Mike Maldonado form an old Toy tour.
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Someone shot me with my camera on an old Toy tour. Maybe Elissa.
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Tim Upson, Some guy, John Lucero.
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Josh Harmony, Colorado.
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Diego with fans, St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Matt B, heading for a ditch.

??????????

Posted September 16th, 2009 by Kevin will be back today
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Photo-Dump #2

Weeding out some photos from my computer via-the website.
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We said Photo dump Burnett-! Not a real, #2 style dump...
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3 out of 5 dudes watching footage of dudes prefer to not have a shirt on. And 2 out of 5 skaters on a hot summer day choose a black shirt.
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Jeff Pang is down with Toy!
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Johnny looking pensive on a bus ride to the next chapter in his life.
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Photo dump! Don't ask me what is going on here.
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Ed Templeton signs one of his books for a person.
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Here is a photo-dump that is very timely. (The Alien video already happened and the...) New Flip video premieres this week!
Posted September 15th, 2009 by End of Summer cleaning of the bowels
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Photo Clearing House

It's Sunday so here is a photo dump of random stuff that didn't make it onto the website and is now too old to make it on. Perhaps it will be the first of a series called "Photo Dump" This one will be - Photo Dump #1 - A look at the crap that ends up on my computer.
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Jamie Thomas shoots Billy Marks in the head.
Classic case of wishful thinking on Jamie's part.
RIP Patrick Swayze...
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Josh Harmony after skating a wet ditch.
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"Keep Hating?" Yes, keep hate alive! We need hate, republicans feed off it.
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Mike Burnett hard a work getting upskirt shots of schoolgirls, er, of Nick Trapasso ripping...
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"You shooting me?"
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I don't know where this came from, but it was on my computer.
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Matt B, always calm and relaxed.
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A palette-cleansing photo of glass.
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Ed with a swimming dog. (dog not swimming in picture.)
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Ghosts are reflected in Ed Templeton's eyes.
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Some prose from Mark Gonzales.
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Kevin Barnett as a young man, already in the sack with two girls! A sign of his future?
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Johnny Layton: lein to tail, seen from below.


Watch Jump Off a Building why don't-cha?
Posted September 13th, 2009 by Ed the photo detritus collector.
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Face-Time with Josh Harmony

Today we have a special Joshua Harmony post for you.
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ESPN did a profile on Josh Harmony that you may be interested in reading.<<<
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Reflect on these things.
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Scope his sponsor RVCA's website while we are here.
Posted September 11th, 2009 by Hosana
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Crossroads Report From the Front Lines

Skateboarding has a new network that does not involve "The Trade Show"
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The Crossroads, a grass-roots "trade show" that is free and open to all. Look at Bob with his Smiths shirt on.
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Dakota Flowage traded in that long hair and beanie for a perm. Smart choice for the summer heat.
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The product was on display for all to fondle and caress.
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Johnny wanted to lick the product but the bouncer wouldn't let him near it.
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Austin was there too, totally lurking.
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Deanna and Ed drove down from HB to partake in fellowship with the skate community.
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My plan was to sit in the shade and let people come visit me rather than walk around and talk to people in the blistering sun.
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My old skate-buddy from high school Jason Lee came through for a visit. Very pleasant talking about the old days and his growing family.
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His Stereo counterpart Chris Pastras aka DUNE was there too!
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Inside the skate park it was hot, sweaty, and surprising.
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Back in the shade Jake Phelps came to rage and berate all who surrounded him, and P-Stone appeared then dissappeared as he is prone to do.
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The legedary Mike Burnett caught up with the ever comely Austin.
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Boosh was told to vacate the area, an affliction that dogs him in every waking hour.
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Austin was contemplating going into the Shake-Junt stripper booth to see boobies and maybe even vulvas, but was turned off by the line to get in, and the strange scene that sprouted up around it.
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If he had gotten in he would have seen Burn-dog airing off his ass in the fan. It had gotten real stanky from his pole dance routine which is a lot like a freestyle routine for those old enough to remember.
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"I'll start again in five minutes everyone..."
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The master cylinder. Tod Swank.
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Billy Marks showed up to dazzle all in the best trick comp.
Did you know Billy Marks is on Twitter? I didn't.
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This is the scene that Billy thrives in.
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And this scene too, but mostly the scene above.
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Watch the newly edited Woodward West Video-Drone.

>>>Josh's Music!<<<
Posted September 10th, 2009 by Boulder, CO watch your back.
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Cute Kittens!

Kevin skipped town on some family business, so I offer you this...
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A photo Arto Saari took of me with one of his cute little kittens. Enjoy for the day.
>>>>>Josh Harmony's music.
Posted September 9th, 2009 by well isn't that special?
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Leo Broods, Austin Skids Backside and Randomness

 
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Leo got switch bad ass in a wasteland.
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Then he got all moody.  Must have thought about some rough times.
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Unaffected by Leo's depression, Austin kept up spirits with a tailslide.
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Newly domesticated, Grant let off some steam with a sweet melon.
Posted September 8th, 2009 by Shin Is On A Photo Mission
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Some Satisfying Shots Supplied by Shin

From Woodward West for your Labor Day website lurkage.
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A blue block of toxic foam with the word VAGINA nibbled into it by a rabid chipmunk, or more likely a child camper who will never touch anything close to what he dreams about.
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The log-jammer - Kevin vs Rob. Wait, there were girls there?
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Flowage.
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Austin livin' in the big-air zone. It's like the green-room, bro.
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Shin, this is very artsy.
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Grant is mining the hotel rooms for art, I mean pussy bro...       no... It was art.
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Shin takes death and makes beauty out of it.
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All death all the time, Toy Machine, a tough company.
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No emo, no emotions, that shit is whack. Emotions are for humans, we are apes.
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Josh Harmony has a record on iTunes, and it is really good.
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His son will grow up with music in his heart and mind.
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You saw this in the footage. We did a re-edit you will see soon, much better!
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So many blue vaginas! I'm swimming in vag. I'm throwing vag at you.
Posted September 7th, 2009 by Well its a holiday and Kevin is gone so...
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Austin Stephens' Weekly Video Pick

The Gonz...






From "Kicked out of Everywhere"



>>>Get Josh Harmony's newest music on iTunes~!!!

---------New Question on the Events page-----------------

>>> Meat+America=? >>>Cool Hat...
Posted September 4th, 2009 by Austin, of course, thats why its called Austin video pick.
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JLay and Grif Go Gappin'

And Josh Harmony is on iTunes!
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Johnny came over to Cherry Park to get his gnar on.
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Had to pull a quick setup, pre-session.
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Tried to blow a bubble.
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Frustrated, John Lew turned to something he knows he kicks ass at...
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Crew check.
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Bradford made it out.  
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Young David came over to get emo.
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Matt and Austin get blogged much to their lament.
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Johnny had to hide his eyes while Grif got gnarly.
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And got his pocket hippered into him.
Posted September 3rd, 2009 by The Rivets In You Levi's
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Double Exposure

 
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Matt pulls a back board just for shits and gigs.
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Dan Lu got up in the mix as well.

Cryin'.

Posted September 2nd, 2009 by Photos By Mr Ishikawa
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Diego Goes Fishing

 
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Diego went over to the Vinalopo River to backside flip it.  Messed one up.
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There she went.
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After a few futile attempts to just grab it out Diego had to go MacGuyver on it...
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And drag the river with a big stick to get his shred sled back.
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Got it.
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Now what?
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Butch forgot himself and went MJ over the channel...
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But then remembered that he was murdered and got all upset.  
At least he didn't cry about it...
Posted September 1st, 2009 by Dyin' Ain't Much Of A Livin' Boy
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