Friday, July 31, 2009

Straight Outta Fosston

im damn near a local in Fosston. KW, you been there right?

typical slayer fan

wow

Sick!




I was going through some old photos and found this one of this scab I had back in April shaped pretty much just like Hawaii, far out bro!

for some reason...

...whew

Phish - Red Rocks - July 30, 2009

Phish - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - July 30, 2009 - mitchkline.com
Mighty good problem last night!

these are fun...


Back from Thailand....


If New York is "The City That Never Sleeps" Bangkok is "The City That Does Not even Pause to Take a Deep Breath". Neat city but kinda overwhelming. More pics to come and on Facecrack.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

bird shreddin

:)

Crash Course in Science

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Double Nickels On The Dime turns 25

The best album of all time is turning 25.
Check this Boing Boing post about The Minutemen's Double Nickles On The Dime.



BONUS:
Things that make you go, "That song is so far freakin', I want to take it with me."
The Story Behind Double Nickels On The Dime via: David Rees

Got some Obama for this Twundo?



Again, the more you read The Onion, the finer the line becomes between "legit" news sources and "Americas Finest New Source," (guess you can decide which one is which).

The USA Today has an article in it where it speaks about linguistics professor Pamela Munro's Slang Class at UCLA. Which, is funny considering studying the origins and use's of "Hot Carl," and "Schnoodling," might take the place of another, more pressing course. I'm not hating, per se. Just saying, it's depressingly funny. In that "have you seen that movie Idiocrasy?," sort of way.

Coastal Carnage Footage


(via socalskateshop.com)

Guess who got a hair cut?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Gathering of the Juggalos

i know ive been absent from this blog for a long time, but you will agree that i really dont need to post anything for the next 2 years after this...


Weekly Link Round-Up

pdf download of Ken Isaacs’ How To Build Your Own Living Structures looks pretty awesome.

Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell looks good.
Ellen Ruppel Shell interview on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Every object in a house on display. Via: Dinosaurs and Robots.
Tokyo Camera Style reminds us how awesome film cameras are. Via: Coudal.
Waterhalo always has rad collages, especially this one.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Stupidest Bike Lane in America?

My progeny ...

... is way better than I ever was. And he just turned 13. I should be embarrassed, but I'm STOKED!


video

Big thank yous out to Rick, Guy, Alex and Mike (yeah, that Rick, Guy, Alex and Mike) for making this birthday session a crusher.

To The Tail

video
A Display Of An Unashamedly Shameless Lack Of Shame
or
Enough About Me; What Do You Think Of Me?

diy


I remember one of the Mag's features from year one or two, when they wanted us "the reader" to send some photos of how we improved a spot to skate. The section didn't last very long, but I think this qualifies. These guys that live on my way to work have graduated their driveway skate spot from some wooden wedge ramps to this. I know... sweet, ain't it?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

fender bikes rule




maybe rule is a bit extreme, but they are nice for keeping storm sewer water off your bidness clothes.

Solitary Fun



Grabbed the Big Red and hit the streets the other day, fun times on 7 plys and soft wheels.



i got pulled over by the LAW the other day


I've got this wicked 90's chevy pickup truck with mexican license plates.

the other day, we were driving up the mountain from town ( 45 min ride )

I saw the cop coming towards us, slow down as he passed us and then start turning around. I just pulled over and waited for him.

when he pulled up behind me he was like
wtf are you doing???

oh hi officer, I had a feeling you were going to pull me over, Mexican plates and all, I knew it was only a matter of time.

The cop didn't think I was funny, he was like, sir, this area is a HUGE WEED growing area,

NO SHIT? i asked, he kinda looked at me, mind if we search your truck.... go ahead I told him, nothing but trash and empty beer cans in the back. in front a floor full of sun flower seeds... He then kindly asked if he could take our picture.

I asked if we could make sure we got the dog in the pic. So Sonia, Chili and I said cheeze out back of our truck while two younger cops figured out what we were doing and then asked if
they could get the same gig...

winter in mexico, summer in yosemite..


dig it.

still havn't found any weed up here. sons of bitches.

Bicycle Film Festival 2009, SF + Oakland


Blonde Redhead played the Bikes Rock show at the Independent
BMX longjump comp got gnarly
Scraper Bike kids from Oakland
I keep posting stuff from the BFF because it's always a different and completely awesome scene in each city. More photos here.

Poor Jens

Photo: Graham Watson

Jens Voigt crashed out of the tour yesterday. Going around 70 km/hr on a descent. He's lucky to still be alive. He's one of my favorite riders in the pro peleton. This may be the end of his career. Super bummer.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

damn.

Bad news.

Weekly Link Round-Up

Murketing pointed out that home made Chanel bag up there.
Malcolm Gladwell writes about overconfidence for The New Yorker.

Lens Culture has a great photo contest going on right now.
The No Impact Man trailer is out now.
Endless Lines has scans from French skate magazines from the 60's 70's and 80's

Sunday, July 19, 2009

keep pushing!


Friday, July 17, 2009

Hot Summer Fun


Years ago, Buck was jumping drunk humans at Dogpatch in Del Mar. Arts Festival Shenanigans!

Aziz is going off


Aziz Ansari is damn good. Here is a short mock doc on a stand-up comedian character that he's crafted who goes by the name Randy. Aziz has described Randy's persona as thus, "If Soulja Boy was a comedian, he'd be Randy."

Randy's been doing comedy for two months now, is blowin' up, and performs his set with a DJ who used to be a Dental Hygienist - "Workin' on dem teeeth!"

the punkest event of the season...

Don't sit at home or mow your flippin' lawn on Sunday when you could be at one the of raddest Book Release / Birthday parties ever to rear it's ugly shaved head in Havelock. Grab $20 to get your hand numbered copy of Punk History and throw back a couple cold ones to the face numbing chunk of guitar and drums that is the DK'd willies, the Click and friends! If I don't see you there, I will totally lose all respect. Honestly, how could you do that to yourself?
Capitol Punishment Zine Book Release and Bill Board's 50th Birthday
This Sunday • July 19th • 4:00pm–7:00pm • Joyo Theater • Havelock, NE

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May the force be with us.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dirt roads rule


The dirt was dry and a bit rutted on the way home from the Bacon Ride which made for some interesting maneuvering on the descent........good problem.

bacon ride


a bad pic from two sundays ago with an attempt to show the brilliance of the sunrise.

Monday, July 13, 2009

a couple classics...


weekly Link Round-Up

Two Clips and animation from Aaron Rose's Sister Corita Documentary.

LA residents can see a screening of the Sister Corita Doc on Sunday July 12th.
A Slideshow of those newly discovered Charley Harper works.
Chris Anderson's book, Free is available free in E-Book and Audio book formats.
My old roommate stars in the new Jenny Lewis video, See Fernando.
Beck covers Velvet Underground. Via: Coudal.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Le Tour De Humphreys


Humphreys

Thursday, July 09, 2009

still can't do em

...but at least i can take a picture of great sticker placement.

no more sitting around and moping for me

Last night was the first time in 3 weeks I was able to get my bike shoe on my foot. Had another severe sprain and really missed being clipped in. two weeks of getting a ride to work and slowly hobblin was lame, was strong enough to ride to work last week, but slowly and not clipped in. Very happy nowz.

my letter to billy bob, thornton that is


In a recent interview with Bill Maher, Billy Bob Thornton said something that really pissed me off. He stated that, with the exception of U2 and REM, there hasn't been a new band or musician since 1978 that we will still be listening to their music in a 100 yrs. In the way so many bands producing music before 1978 are still considered legendary. While I do agree that the 1960s and early 1970s did produce a Renaissance type era of musical geniuses, with substantial lasting power, I couldn't disagree more with his statement. But since he is an Academy Award winning actor, when he says shit like that, people agree with him and feel like they cannot argue an opposing point very successfully. Also, he was not making this statement as an actor but as a 4 time record releasing musician. "The shit you say, Billy Bob's a musician"? Yes, listen to how totally un-awesome his band is here.

Personally, I can't shake his comment, it has really makes me mad to think about it and how authoritative he sounded when he said it. I mean, U2 and REM is the best you got Billy Bob? I wish you knew how much that statement made you sound like you were saying, "those kids and their damn rock-n-roll music, they should all get a haircut". As much as I know my list of new performers since 1978 that will be listened to in 100yrs , I don't think this will change your mind, But here's ten at random, feel free to add to this at any time. Prince, Madonna, Conor Oberst, Kanye West, The Beastie Boys, Damien Marley, Jack White, Afrika Bambaataa, John Legend and Janes Addiction.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

i love demo





i'm making some progress.
had to pry out the old stove/oven.
now i have a hole for my new work.
utilites are next.

R.I.P. Oscar Mayer


all work and no play....


distractions are a very important part of work.

You should see this movie


Tuesday, July 07, 2009

kung fu the MJ way



i don't think i'd have as much patience if someone kicked me in the taint that hard. just sayin'.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Weekly Link Round-Up

Shoe designers should copy these 1893 basketball shoes exactly.
Read Between The Leading's interview with Aaron Draplin is their best podcast yet.
I'm totally into imgfave these days.
Ira Glass lectures in Russia.

Stranger

I've been a stranger here lately.
Emotionally drained, all I can do is point you here.

Thanks Greg.
-Johnny

Saturday, July 04, 2009

i live in cali, i'm going to the docotor


well,

time to take advantage of the law here,
i'm a busy guy, work lots, lots to do, lots of stress

I need something to help me calm down at night, and to help relive
my aches and pains.

and seeing as how there is a medical pot store outlet in oakhurst (45 min down the road )

I think it's high time I get my ass in gear and get my perscription filled.


tell me you wouldn't do the same,
ok, maybe you wouldn't, but your not me.

got any advice?

Thursday, July 02, 2009

computer drama...

Long story short, my G5 took a massive dump in the middle of 2 big projects, had to buy a new one, which sounds cool unless you are under some heavy deadlines and you gotta re-set up all your stuff and figure out a new computer. even better is when the new one turns out to be a lemon. at any rate, im kinda back from the dead (i dont have a shaved head) and i figured id share a few things my computer has told me in the past few days...



Calling all LNK-ers

I will be visiting from July 24 - 30 and would love a loaner bike again. My twin, Eric from Monkey Wrench lent me a sweet single speed steed last time, so anyone who can help me out I would give a big smooch to. kw or Ortiz could help with the transaction if necessary. And of course, I assume all responsibility.

This picture reminds me of when I was a student in the beautiful Dutch city of Amsterdam. I never had a bike stolen. I had many a bike literally "fall apart" and get ditched by the side of the road. But never stolen. I feel very fortunate in comparison to every single person I knew who had at least one bike stolen that year, usually more.