Sunday, August 31, 2008

spontazy sundays!

Curb Quarter from SPONTAZY on Vimeo.


What Phil rode and other oddities can be seen
in this here photostream.

Saturday, August 30, 2008



Friday, August 29, 2008

Help A Sister Out

Andrea at The Mill needs our help.

Even though it's a labor holiday, The Mill will be open this Monday from 8-5 and all the money they make on the day will go to Andrea—a long-time Mill employee—to help cover the medical bills she'll be racking up for a kidney transplant.

I'll see you there. Buy me a few coffees and I'll by you a few.

More info at Folks From Lincoln.
Even more info at Star City Scene.

Another Name For Friday — Big Black

Mythbusters paint the Mona Lisa with 1100 paintballs... fired at the same time!

had bloggersblock yesterday :(

I think he just did some acid.....

friday sunrise

purdy good way to start my friday ride to work

Waffle Bike

Cheech and Chong ride again, Light Up America Tour, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Here's to the best animated gif you've seen all week.


Kitties with WINGS!


Taken without permission from Tha Tap.

vacation already

I need a vacation already and it's only the second day of my semester!

What the hell good is anthropology gonna do me anyway?

What did you guys major in and where do you work now? Help out a 30-year-old sophmore : )

Looking Forward...

Here's what I'm doin' this weekend... Noon-to-noon, solo style. We'll see how it goes.

Flash animation = The cockroach of the interwebs

I may have found the largest cockroach on the web.

Axl -n- Tom

found this lil hunk of gold while looking for what i thought was something else, YouTube is a lot like life in that way huh? you're looking for one thing, it turns out to be not what you thought it was and in the process you find something equaly amazing on accident!

Tony Toni Tone


smooth moves will cost ya

This video has been making it's way across various sites on the interwebs lately. It was made with one of these insane cameras that the founder of Oakley dreamed up.

A couple years back I was itching to get a Red camera of my very own. I think it's time to sell my car, a kidney and find whatever other items of value I can under my couch cushions.

(sorry for slacking on the couch pics by the way, Robbie)

skate - shot on red - 120 fps from opus magnum prod. on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Anna Tunnicliffe won a gold medal in the Olympics but you probably didn't see it on TV. She rules.

Street spear!

Hump day funk — Rance Allen Group

Alien Puppy

Alien Puppy

I like sandwiches... all sorts of sandwiches...

sandwich box from [[- charetteprod -]] on Vimeo.

mmm ...

Corinthian columns.
So sexy.
So historic.

I like chocolate and bacon because...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I bought a new camera this weekend, so I'm pointing it at everyone and everything to see if I can get the hang of it.
Selected results so far:

me @ flickr.

through the viewfinder

be like mike

headless chicken mike
two years with no eyes? no beak?
my inspiration

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sofa King Fresh

Hi. I'm Robbie. For those that don't know me, I'm Kev's little brover. I've been a regular contributor to Good Problem since you were in a wet diaper and now I am reaching out to this growing population of Problem Havers - YOU.

I am working on a project that involves couches and couch related activity and I could really use your help, contribution, and collaborative spirit.

I want a photo of your couch. That's all.

  • First, peep the couch photo examples in this post and keep this style of couch framing in mind when mentally preparing for your couch photo shoot.
  • Next, take a few seconds to square up your digi-cam and snap me a photo of your living-room cruiser.
  • Finally, email me your couch photo. Send it to robbiefresh at Make sure the file you send is nice and high res. Hook me up with your couch photo by this Wednesday if you can :)
That's it. I'll use the photo of your couch in an upcoming vid project I'm working on and be eternally grateful. Tell your pals, pass it on. The more the better - I need a ton.

I'll love you forever.

Olympic Coverage

I didn't watch much of the Olympics. Frankly I could care less who is the fastest runner/swimmer/kayaker/whateverer. I did stumble upon NewsWeek's Visions OF China blog by NewsWeek's photographers. For me the photos are far more interesting than the televised event. Plus they give a good bit of insight about how the shots where made and their motivations for shooting this way or that. It would be interesting to see how these guys would shoot skateboarding. Judging form how they shot diving, they would probably isolate the skater in the air with no context as to where he is going or where he came from.

the donger

w.t.f. ?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Is your bike missing?

Blogstyle, you might want to check with this guy.


The Rocky Mountain Audiofest 2008 is taking place in Denver, CO Oct 10-12. It oughta be a doozy. Lots of geeky, nerdy audio stuff (like the above pictured turntable)and all the geeks and nerds that are into this stuff will be present. Bring your ears, beers and pocket protectors!

spontazy sundays!

Bump to gap! from SPONTAZY on Vimeo.

spontazy sundays!

I was on a bike ride today and came across some friends of mine skating a bump to gap. I decided to try filming while on my bike. The first go was not so good....

Tumble! from SPONTAZY on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Remembering Phil Shao

It's been ten years since the death of SF skater Phil Shao.
Read and see how his friends remember him.

A Recent Time

When The Day Breaks

Found at— the illustration and cartooning bloggy bloggy blog.

If any folks from MPLS read this...

Sorry to hit up everybody, but my wife and I just had our bikes stolen from 24th St. and 5th Ave S tonight.
This is a big bummer mostly because my wife finally had a bike that she was in love with and was commuting to work on.
You will be taken care if you lead us to our steeds.

Surly 1x1
14" Frame
Ritchey flat bar, stem and seat post
Avid BB7 disc brakes
Truvativ Stylo Gigapipe crank set
WTB saddle, Speed V
Front Wheel:
Hutchinson Python tire
XT hub
Mustang disc tubeless rim
Rear Wheel:
Continental tire
Surly hub
WTB rim


Surly Karate Monkey
16" Frame
DT Swiss 240 hubs
DT Swiss 7.1 rims
Cromoto stems
Motoace bell lap bars(wrapped in red tape)
Sachs Ergo Power 8 speed levers
Avid BB7 disc brakes
XTR 952 rear derailleur
XTR 970 from derailleur
XTR 900 crank set
2 chain rings
XTR 959 pedals
Selle Italia SLR white saddle

Friday, August 22, 2008

mmmmm bad health...

is this worth anything?

if you ever watched Hee Haw you know they had this little "Gloom, Despair and Agony on Me" section on each show, the chorus is bangin, the rest of this one kinda rubs, but you get the idea...

BMX makes Olympic debut...

Men: Strombergs takes gold in BMX...

Women: Chausson scores gold in BMX's Olympic debut...

In the men's race, Team USA's Mike Day and Donny Robinson grabbed the silver and bronze medals, respectively. The USA's Jill Kintner got the Bronze in the women's race. Sweet!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

sexy people.

Lots of them.

Crested Butte Trip

Mountain Bike

Dirt Bike

Mini Bike

More pics here.

open water

10K open water swimming is a new Olympic event this year. A bit like cycle racing: drafting, feed zones, people bumping in to each other, a big peleton of sorts, sprint finishes, super physical... This last Saturday I did a open water 10k in Utah. Good times.

try to keep that juice inside

SK8OLOGY: This Saturday

If you're hanging around The LBC this Saturday:

On Saturday August 23, 2008 the ISM: gallery will host the opening exhibition, showcasing over 150 creative deck canvases from some of the most poignant and significant active artists and professional skaters.

Be sure to RSVP.

can't stop. won't stop.

I literally cannot stop watching this:

Wednesdays Wit Reda and The Faint

Last week's Wednesdays With Reda turned into this week's six-part backstage epic with Omaha's own The Faint.

The Berrics is so much killing it so much right now.

P.S. Faint's last show of their current US tour is this Saturday at Sokol.

Chris is leaving for Harvard...

....Hoffman's last shift is saturday @ O'Rourkes and then he leaves for the East coast. Send him off in style....

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hump day funk — Ohio Players

it's alive


through the viewfinder

Good show fella!

The Ponca ride was a blast. Lots of miles with friends. My hat goes off to Wills for the route and the navigation. Thanks again buddy!

Gersib, DK and I were a bit ahead of the group while we was closed in on Ponca. We rolled by the Messerschmidt farm and this fella came running out to greet us. Now I've had all kinds of negative experiences with dogs on gravel rides, but this wasn't the case. This fella was very friendly and obviously stoked to have someone to run with. The fella ran ahead of us up a very long stteep hill and kept turning around to see if we were still there.

"Yeah! We're coming! Slow down dawg!"

The dog was flying and smokin' us up the hills. After a mile or two, we began to get concerned that we were getting too far from the dog's farm. So I decided to drop the hammer up the next roller. It was tough and I slowly pulled away, but the dog wasn't giving up! The dog was running at top speed to catch me. After a couple hills I began to get concerned that I might be running the dog into it's grave.

Luckily the rest of the crew spotted the dog as they rolled by. Jim commented that the dog's tongue was hangin' out to the ground. Whew, the dog was still alive.

Good show fella! See you next year.

headed back...

so yeah. 155miles of gravel, one way.

then we headed back. dk had a huge to go cup of gas station coffee.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Epicly Later'd Is Coming Back

Season two of Patrick O'Dell's show Epicly Later'd on VBS.TV starts in a few weeks and its first offering documents one Mr. Gino Iannucci. Get ready for lots and lots of super amazingness.

Numerical Tuesdays... 2 or more

Their Lives In The Bush Of Ghosts (Byrne Quad Play!)

"Having abandoned the idea of retreating into the Mojave, Brian and I settled into El Dorado studio in LA, where we were told Frank Sinatra had worked sometimes. We stayed on Vermont, in what is now Koreatown, I think. Prairie Prince, of the Tubes, joined us for a few days, playing drums, percussion and odds and ends. Our own percussive efforts made interesting sounds- using cardboard boxes and cases- but sometimes we lacked precise time."

More Byrne and Eno

the david byrne double is now in play

i love bicycles, and apparently david byrne does too.


(back in action)

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Heros on the wall

My mom is selling her house and moving in to a retirement home next month. So i went and got all my old stuff i was storing there. I was stoked to find these two posters. Good style is timeless!


Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

The new album from David Byrne and Brian Eno is available for free streaming over here. Via: Very Short List.


FOD der

I know I already told you all about the new Food On Drunk blog, but you never listen. You're so fricking scattered that it takes forever get your attention. Like, "Hey ... Hey! ... I SAID, HEY, YOU IDIOT. PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT I'M TRYING TO TELL YOU. IT'S FOR YOUR OWN FRICKING GOOD!"

But, yeah. I know I already told you that Dave and Tania have a new blog, but I just thought I'd tell you again.