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Micro House, Mini Bowl

Jenkem Magazine has a short video on Fritz Mead’s combination micro house (which he lives in) and its attached mini bowl. NYC is the locale, so I can understand the desire cut down on your rent. Amazingly, it’s not even his backyard. The main renter (or property owner?) is absent from the footage.it would be interesting to hear that perspective too. Fritz is living the dream. It may be the dream of a 13 year old boy, but he’s still living it. This video is the second installment in Jenkem’s Locals series. The first one is about a guy named Eugene Kang who’s been running an unpublicized skateshop out of his apartment. I did the same thing for a couple months once, but it was in Urbana, Illinois in the mid-80’s, and it was really just a lark. Terminal Skateshop is in NYC, and the cutover base is potentially huge, it’s still a hard way to make a living.

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Dress Sweatpants and Car Insurance

Random web advertising with skateboards. On the left, Betabrand offers dress pants made out of sweatpants-like material, perfect for toting your longboard. On the Right, Metromile offers car insurance by the mile and rad dudes by the dozen. Neither of these skateboard riding (or at least carrying) consumers appear to be part of a larger branding campaign.

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Man Invents Protection for Skateboarders

You’re looking at the modern day equivalent of a cowcatcher for skateboards. The solution to a, errr… problem that I guess technically exists. If you’re that worried about pebbles, maybe a softer wheel is your answer. Although I guess if my mom were to take up skateboarding again, I might feel better about her chances of not breaking a hip or wrist might be slightly improved with this contraption, mostly because she’d be too embarrassed to actually ride something like this in public. Yeah, my mom has attitude. Like all good wacky skateboard inventions, there’s a kickstarter page for the Rockochet. Bonus points for a good name!

- Thanks to Simon Mrozinski for the tip.

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Blackfeet Reservation – Montana

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Evergreen Skateparks just finished a new park on the Blackfeet reservation in Browning, Montana. Thunder Park is yet another skatepark funded by Jeff Ament, and it looks like a fun one. Aside from the usual elements we’ve come to expect, there’s a moonscape-like mogul field reminiscent of some parks that were built in the 70’s, […]

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Squirrely Style

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I got really excited about what I thought was a squirrel on a skateboard that I spotted at Mimosa Studios, but then it turned out to be two separate, unrelated items. After seeing them together, I didn’t want one without the other. Unfortunately, unfinished ceramics are way more expensive than I thought they would be. […]

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5 Days of Ohio: Random Ohio

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Day 5 of 5 Days of Ohio (for no particular reason.) Yes, there are lots of obvious things I could have covered (Skatopia, Rob Dyrdek’s Kettering Skate Plaza, Devo…) but you know about those already. Instead, here’s a bunch of random, unrelated Ohio items. – Thanks to Zack, Dan, and Clint for the tips.

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Having a rough day?

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I probably should have saved this for a Monday. (At least you’re not this guy…) [Source: Perez Hilton] – Thanks to Mrs. Kilwag for the tip.

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5 Days of Ohio: Public Square Group

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Day 4 of 5 Days of Ohio (for no particular reason.) Public Square Group is part skateboard/skatepark advocacy, part community outreach, and part skateboarding support group. They are named after the Cleveland’s public plaza, a not-built-for-skateboarding spot that has a history in the scene dating back to the 80’s. They also run the Skate Kitchen, […]

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Signal Hill Speed Run Screening for Morro Bay Skateboard Museum

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The Morro Bay Skateboard Museum is in the middle of their annual fundraising campaign, which includes a screening of the Signal Hill Speed Run documentary at the Palm Theater on Saturday, November 22nd at 7pm. Some of the original racers will be on hand afterwards for audience Q&A. You can buy tickets online or stop […]

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5 Days of Ohio: Loyalty to Fickle Skateboards

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This is day 3 of 5 Days of Ohio posts – for no particular reason. This came in from reader Jeff Haynes: When I think of Ohio, I think of G.S.D., Donnie Humes and Smelly Curb Zine, the Dayton Visitor’s center, and most recently Fickle Skateboards. What makes this Cincinnati skate “company” different is that […]

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Who’s Goofy?

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I’m combining two goofy posts into one, featuring Goofy and Mike V. Who you calling goofy? I’m certainly not calling you goofy, Mr Vallely, Sir. What we have here are two items that are only marginally related at best, because they both feature the Disney character known as Goofy. There’s a glutton of Goofy products […]


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