his goodbye to skateboarding.

the baconator

PS I feel I have to explain here, cory. so tonight, i skated for the first time in a month because my back's feeling a little better. anyway, cory and i went to the park, where we were battling the same trick on the hip, a fakie inward big heel--jimmy carlin's trick. i gave up and tried other stuff, but cory kept at it, and eventually we started saying mantras before each try--like, "this is for nate sherwood" or "this is for evan hernandez" or "this is for ragdoll." then it turned into various actors, and eventually to kevin bacon. and whenever we invoked kevin bacon's various roles in movies, we got really close. so finally, cory landed it with a kevin bacon blessing, and i landed an impossible right after, also by the grace of kevin bacon.


i hope colin doesn't fire me

i want to try this cereal so badly. and here's some chad timtim from back in the day to even out the non-skate material. sorry, smeagol.

PS, an appeal

i would like to humbly request that, for at least a little while, the other authors of this blog refrain from such abundant rando-posts. i fear that over-saturation of content will numb our guests to our groundbreaking original content.

what am i saying. go wild, vince. post those kitten videos, cornell. meow!

so listen

well, the holiday weekend is almost over, and i hope everyone had a good time. the spences took the camera back home with them; if they don't bring back some footage, they're going in time out.... two weeks before the semester is over, and i make my triumphant return to stuart. my family moved away from stuart, so i haven't had a chance so far to make it back so far this year, but for those of you who will be there, i'll see you soon.


happy thanksgiving


thank you jesus

i can't believe this person exists

the pillage

joe has some photos up of OG gainesville skating over at the pillage site. check it out in the links.

like a glove

this is mostly for steven, but the entire claw-crew as well.


andrew considine, mandible claw homey, has the last part in cosmic vomit. dude takes hard pushes, with man-style. and i mean that in the least gay way possible. buy cosmic vomit if just for this dude!


"Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb. "
my new favorite site. GO!


psp psp psp

hospital again.

i am very paranoid. disease everywhere. let me out. in other news, tonight was the GSP anniversary party; i hope everyone had fun. tuesday, i take my GRE; after that, back to filming. meow, over and out.

fully flailed / mandible field

so the mandible claw video is coming sooner rather than later--we're going to wait until the new year, for steve and vince to come back from overseas, and have the premier then. so in the meantime, here are some stills from the intro. meow.

tim o'connor

i remember watching mosaic with the commentary as a kid and laughing my ass off the whole way through. now, though, i only have the VHS version of mosaic (yes, i use a VHS player), so no bonus features for me. but that's what the internet is for.

j. lee

the man with the best 360 flip of all time. in 4.99 slippers, with the beer belly and the old age--still got it.

and his part from one of my favorite videos ever. that one line-- back 180 fakie manual, then back 180 fakie 5-0. so rad.

down for the kayo

and not psyched on plan sheckler. so i'm excited about this. a great ad. click to expand.

this just in:

i'll let you guess.

PS i think steve spence is a way better filmer than me. i'm hurt right now, so the dudes took the camera and brought it back with tricks inside. hopefully this continues.

bible verses of the day!

time for our daily devotions.

"However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way. " (Leviticus 25:44-46 NLT)

yeah bro, slavery is cool--as long as your slaves aren't jewish!

and here's a bonus for today, a really good one:

"Because you have sinned against the LORD, I will make you as helpless as a blind man searching for a path. Your blood will be poured out into the dust, and your bodies will lie there rotting on the ground. Your silver and gold will be of no use to you on that day of the LORD's anger. For the whole land will be devoured by the fire of his jealousy. He will make a terrifying end of all the people on earth." (Zephaniah 1:7:18 NLT)

this is second on my xmas list

i hope it comes with the camo

the scariest music video of all time

watch til the end. oh, my, goodness.

ugg, ugg

so after a horribly disappointing night of filming, me and steve went to the only logical place to go after skating for 5 hours straight, cici's pizza. it was a bad idea. i'll just leave it at that.

this is my vision


tallahassee again!

details to come. for now, some stills of skating. a great weekend.

be a hero!

this is number one on my 2009 xmas list


this part is fucking amazing. the first line is one of the best lines i've ever seen in my life. silas baxter-neal, fuck yeah.

this deserves a second look

he JUMPS over a BIRD on a CAR!

tally up

so tomorrow night we're leaving for tally to skate with the cosmic vomit dudes and chill with the one and only alexander fogt. the tentative crew is me, steve spence, erik, koki, and dante. any other takers? let me know.

another announcement--dante, since you don't have a phone, call me, you bastard, so we can meet up.

penguin boy

steve slides from here:
to here:

i think the adidas crew is pretty neat


today i fell into a youtube trap, but the good news is that i found this dude, who is fucking sick. japan!

keenan / gino

two of the smoothest out, skating switch over tables. hopefully gino will have a full part in the chocolate video.

here's something i never saw before, extra footage from keenan. good stuff. RIP.

tallahassee again!

trip to tally this weekend. if you're in, let me know.


photo taken by Bryce Kanights back in '84.

mandible claw / fully flailed

editing bits and pieces. various segments and transitions. it's really hard to keep the thing non-serious while at the same time trying to make it really good. basically, i'm trying to combine the tilt mode videos, photosynthesis, fully flared, a home-town shop video, barney and friends, mr. rogers' neighborhood, welcome to hell, welcome to heaven, john cardiel, nate sherwood, box car derbies, voyeur cinema, man ray, pokemon, and some japanese kitten memorabilia. i think it's going well.

which one of these is true?

1: steven Seagal is a recognized Tulku--a Buddhist holy man who reincarnates repeatedly by choice; presumably if you kill him, he can choose to come back as a grizzly bear that hungers only for vengeance.

2: steven seagal is not only a deputy sheriff in his hometown of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; he's also on the SWAT Team and is responsible for their training.

answer is in the comments.

PS, this is also him:

scott johnston

one of the smoothest of all time. i'd kill to see a new full part.

smell it

my stunningly beautiful girlfriend turned me on to this one. there's a music video for this, but the video can't embed. if you care enough, look it up.

fake steeze

again on the theories site, brian delatorre shows a great display of fake tre flip steeze. but he goes all out with it-- flaring out that back foot to the extreme on 3 flips, switch 3 flips, FAKIE 3 flips (super flare), then he goes on to flare out the shove-it:

and then even a fakie 360 shove, which is shown below, and which looks so fucking stupid i want to cry. just do it natural you turds!!!!! and this is a skater who i like. let back foot flares go the way of small wheels and jncos jeans, please.
hey, i thought of something new: the flare-out varial flip!!! has anyone done this yet? i don't think so. but i bet we'll see one soon. actually, expect one from me--in retaliation, i've been trying to learn all spinning tricks so i just land on my front foot and ride away one-footed, with my back foot still way up in the air. i call it "the josiah."

hospitals suck, even when you're not the one who's sick.


from the chrome ball incident

bible verse of the day!

If within the city a man comes upon a maiden who is betrothed, and has relations with her, you shall bring them both out of the gate of the city and there stone them to death: the girl because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbors wife.

(Deuteronomy 22:23-24 NAB)


one of the best trips of all time. here's some stills of one of the crazy, crazy nights. banging on drums with bottles, dinosaurs, sticks and scissors. i guess you had to be there.

gonz, SF

"this is what it's like to do a natural zing"


bible verse of the day!

Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. In his shade I took great delight and sat down, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. (Song of Solomon 2:3)

viva new jersey

subtle persuasion



mmmm pickles


mmmm photosynthesis

one night

daylight savings plus cool weather equals night sessions, folks. michael and i hit up some spots along 13th street.

michael, nollie back heel with authority, and 4 other clips too.

the scrum tilly lush

stuart, FLA

technically, it's not where i'm originally from, but it's where i was raised and where i grew up. and these are the favorite movies of the people there.

yeah, that's about right. 561 for life, kid.

half man half claw

happy halloween!


I branded this sweaty french guy, who was supposed to be a greek god, with the mandi-claw tag strictly for your enjoyment

PS the person who gets a mandible claw tattoo gets a free mandi claw t-shirt and hat. any takers?