News From December 2007

Painting over 2007...

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And starting 2008 with a fresh white wall.
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What will you do with it?
Posted December 30th, 2007 by What will David Faustino do?
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Take off your old Year...

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And put on a shiny new red one...
Posted December 30th, 2007 by Destory all of 2008, non-stop, like you'll be dead
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Saturday, December 27th, 2007

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Our kitty Ptah turned 17 years old~! You may remember him from such skateboard videos as New Deal's 1281, and my Profile in 411 #30 perhaps? He's crusty, but still the best cat ever!!!!
Posted December 30th, 2007 by A belated Birthday post for him...
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US States and countries I have visited...


Just for the hell of it. I found some website that generates a map for you.

If it was red only where I have actually been, then there would be a lot less red, and much more like red dots and squiggly lines. I've never been to Siberia or the Yukon territories!
Posted December 29th, 2007
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5 Girls on a couch, California, October, 2007

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None of them use these. But at least 4 of them have been to Japan.
Posted December 29th, 2007 by One would rather be with hot-toddie...
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Memphis, Tennessee, 1998

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Deanna and Ann (Vallely)
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Then Geoff got in with a raging boner...
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She couldn't resist!
Posted December 28th, 2007 by Luckily, it was a banana...
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Trapped on the Chimney

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While searching for remnants of St. Nick...
Posted December 27th, 2007 by As a child is prone to do
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Christmas Day, 2007

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This is Deanna and me at our house after a long day down in San Diego with my Grandparents and Mother. My Grandpa has been known to fall asleep during the opening of presents, as well as supporting this guy. sheesh! My sweet potato exploded inside my grandmas toaster oven. I still ate it. Deanna looked Marvelous all day.
Posted December 26th, 2007
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Christmas Eve...

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Deanna and I went to the eye of the commercial Christmas storm (Disneyland) with my young niece Sophia and her parents Joe and HR, and her parents. It was a great day - my beard is getting gray.
Posted December 25th, 2007 by Makes you want to have kids sort of...
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MERRY CHRISTMAS from TOY MACHINE

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I hope your parents and friends did the right thing, and bought you a huge box filled with Toy Machine stuff. It's the only respectable thing to do...
Posted December 24th, 2007 by Twas the night before X-mas...
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December 23rd, 2007 - Huntington Beach, CA

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Took a bike ride in the warm weather. People frolicked in their bathing suits. Not a white Christmas here. What do you do for Christmas?
Posted December 23rd, 2007 by Post it in the comments...
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Some magazine coverage to brag about...

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Scope the new Skateboarder for a Toy Machine tour article and the new Slap Magazine has a Portfolio with yours truly and they let me do the cover!!!!
Posted December 22nd, 2007 by It's my party - I can cry if I want to
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Young Sophia - at the age when Christmas is epic

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We went to her school, she is in Kindergarten, to hear her sing Christmas songs with her class in front of an auditorium full of parents. These are the issues they are dealing with. And their little chairs are so cute!
Posted December 21st, 2007 by the Uncle Ed to my Uncle Bob
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Something besides...

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Posted December 20th, 2007 by Mark Whalberg shoots blanks
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A show I did last year, just found a photo of it.

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Charlize wasn't there. And Pam didn't show up. Even Eva was a no show...
Posted December 20th, 2007 by Whatever, Pam still does a lot for the cause
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Lindsay prefers to be in the dark...

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Hiding her lovely face. While Justin and Beth turned into Dancing Trolls. This web sensation will see some interesting offshoots I'm sure. like your face on Slayer playing or Your face on a porno movie... 'I got porned!' here is something different. Save the horses!
Posted December 19th, 2007 by http://deceiver.com/2007/12/06/eva-mendes-fakes-it
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From Coast to Coast in one day...

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One minute we were dipping our feet into the warm Atlantic ocean...
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Looking across to Africa and Europe... And the next minute, were were descending into Los Angeles along the Pacific ocean... Where TV is god.
Posted December 18th, 2007 by And now finally, the obvious is stated.
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Templeton sighted with NPH...

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That's right, Neil Patrick Harris! (Formerly Doogie Howser, MD) He now prefers to be called NPH.
Posted December 16th, 2007 by Harold and Kumar 2 is gonna rule.
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Went to the Florida Everglades...

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It was my first time there. Very cool, December seems like a great time to go. Barely anyone there, no crazy mosquitoes.
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There were however plenty of alligators! Human deaths caused by alligators have increased. While there were only nine fatal attacks in the U.S.A. between 1970 and 2000, eleven people were killed by alligators in the five years between 2001 and 2006 alone. We watched one thrash about while catching a fish--
a Florida Gar to be exact.
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We saw this bird called an Anhinga. It is similar to a bird we have off the California coast called a cormorant. It was cool watching them hunt for fish underwater, popping thier heads up like a snake.
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Down at the tip of Florida the sun and the clouds were doing crazy things together.
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We shot photos, the place was deserted and romantic.
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Deanna was my trail buddy. Making sure no rouge gator was sneaking up for a chomp.
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These Black Vultures were relaxing after a long day of gliding around looking for carrion.
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I found this sign very sad. It's true. They key line is 'What America once was.'
Posted December 15th, 2007 by Fucked up beyond all recognition
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Floridian Vegan food update for Stacy and Lindsay

The only place we shot photos of food was this place Sublime in Fort Lauderdale. We had to drive a half hour north from Miami Beach to eat here every other night.
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This polenta was free every night...
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Caesar Salad: romaine hearts, artichoke croutons, Sublime lemon-dijon dressing
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Sublime Sliders: 'cheddar', seitan steak, onion, romaine, gherkin, special sauce
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Another angle of the Slider, this was an appetizer! Deanna got it as a main one night. Huge for an appetizer.
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I got these twice. Enchiladas: shredded gardein, jasmine rice, black beans, 'cheddar,' guacamole
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Portobello 'Tenderloin': tomato confiture, garlic spinach, onion rings, whipped potatoes, au poivre sauce
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Sublime Picatta: braised spinach, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, lemon caper sauce
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Spinach & Eggplant Raviolis: slow-roasted tomatoes, garlic confit, herbs
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Sublime Sundae: two scoops vanilla soy ice cream, chocolate shell, soy whip, peanuts
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We for sure did not wuss out on eating dessert. Peanut butter swirl brownie a la mode.
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Coconut cake. Small slice.

There was a bunch of stuff we forgot to photograph too! Like the Fried green tomatoes, the Vegan Sushi, And the Brick oven Pizza.

Oh, and Deanna has a quick video clip from Art Basel on Her Blog...
Posted December 13th, 2007 by Time to hit the skatepark
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Art Basel - Take Down...

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It took 6.5 hours to put up... And 15 minutes to take down.
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The walls and carpets in this place will be trashed by tomorrow and the whole place will be a big open cement floor.
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It was only up for 6 days, and open for viewing 5 days.
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However, thousands of people saw it - there was continuous foot traffic each day.
Posted December 10th, 2007 by Deanna is a poo-poo head.
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MORE Art Basel Miami, from Florida...

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Brendan Fowler, my ANP Quarterly magazine collegue, and I did a live radio spot on PS1's radio show near the ramp that Ryan McGinness designed...
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It was not for skating... (at least right then or for anyone other than Tony Alva, and the MIA dudes)
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More install shots for your utter boredom.
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More install shots for your utter boredom.
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More install shots for your utter boredom.
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More install shots for your utter boredom.
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The ANP booth over at the NADA fair. Busting out.
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This will happen to you (your head exploding) after a few days of art-fair action. Poor Julie! The girls were talking at a great height disadvantage...
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My love and I were off to eat dinner...
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Collins street was slow and cruisy, too much legs and high heels -if thats possible.
Posted December 8th, 2007 by Coming home soon not by car as Deanna wished.
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Art Basel Miami Beach mega-update

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A view of my Art Kabinett installation at the Roberts and Tilton booth inside the fair.
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Another view.
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We attempted to go see the free Iggy Pop concert, but got there late and heard a few 'I wanna be your dogs' before he said good night, so we turned around and went to a different party. But the beach was nice.
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Deanna on the beach at South Beach.
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Chris Johanson phones the dude chopping his crank with pooka shells...
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Deanna about to eat a great vegan dinner at Sublime restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale.
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Deanna and Andrea on their way to fetch a sweater.
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A Keith Haring painting I saw at the fair.
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One of my favorite things in the fair, a David Hockney.
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This is Paulo, he is the publisher of my first book... See more on the ANP Quarterly blog!
Posted December 6th, 2007 by art+money+plastic surgery+rich people=the norm
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Miami Art Parties are Art-Damaged

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This band was playing. It was a variety of pink girls and blue girls, some topless, some not. The singer did a headstand, and one of the topless ones smashed eggs filled with paint into her vagina. It was fully art.
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We watched this and spoke with our pals. good times.
Posted December 5th, 2007 by old fuddy duddies basically
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Miami, Day one.

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We got checked into our hotel, the elevator was very red.
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The only artwork in our room is a framed photo of Winona Ryder.
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This is before we started installing the photos...
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And after...
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more after! Later that evening I saw Deanna's panties, er, undergarments.
Posted December 3rd, 2007 by Hammered it out in one day, time to...
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Going to Miami, Florida for a few days.

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For this Art Basel Miami thing. It is just like the ASR tradeshow, but exchange 'action sports' with 'art'. I'm gonna try to drive up to Ft, Lauderdale to eat at this place. Damn, I realize I must come off like a pretty raw hippie sometimes. I assure you, I'm not. The reason I am going is to try to smash half of THIS into a 6x6 foot room attached to my galleries' booth. That should be fun. And the magazine I help make, ANP Quarterly, is gonna have a booth at the nearby NADA Fair, as well as doing this huge PaRtY. I hope to update from the road, but bear with me if I do not.
Posted December 1st, 2007 by ıɯɐıɯ uı ƃuıɯɯıʍs oƃ oʇ ǝʞıl plno
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