I Was a Teenage Brain!

This is the cover of Education Update – Volume 56, Number 9, published in September, 2014:

With practical optimism and guidance, teachers can turn teens’ risk-taking behaviors into cognitive assets.

I was really into the band Cognitive Assets when I was in my straight edge phase. the cover illustration really does an excellent job of capturing the true essence of skateboarding, which is to be simultaneously alarmed, inspired, and confused.

- Thanks to Burly Caps for the tip.

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Get Rad for Ray

In memory and honor of Ray Underhill, Tony Hawk and a host of other 80’s names will be coming to Raleigh, North Carolina’s Marsh Creek Skatepark for Get Rad For Ray. Contests, demos, clinics and all around fun. Presented by

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Have you seen it?

An article form the Economist:

The new waterway is part of the biggest water-diversion scheme in the world: the second arm of what is known as the South-North Water Diversion Project. This is designed to solve an age-old imbalance. The north of China has only a fifth of the country’s naturally available fresh water but two-thirds of the farmland.

The article goes into detail about the gross mismanagement of China’s water supply for industrial and agricultural uses, and how this canal is not really going to do much for the country as a whole, especially long-term. All you care about is that it won’t be skateable after October 31st, because that’s when the water starts flowing.

- Thanks to Gene Sato for the tip.


Skate Khunamokwst


You’re looking at a new Evergreen Skateparks skate spot that is included the brand new Khunamokwst Park being built in the Cully neighborhood of NE Portland. What is a Khunamokwst? It’s a Chniook wawa word that means “together.” It’s actually the first park in Portland’s system that has an indigenous name, and has a fairly […]


Halfpipe Skateboard Ollie Kid!!!!


I’m so excited, I’m about to wet myself. Mom, can I go on it? CAN I, CAN I, CAN I, CAN I, CAN I???? This gently used “Huge Commercial Inflatable Skate Slide~Bouncer~Halfpipe~Skateboard Ollie Kid!!!!” can be yours at a buy it now price of $3,249.99. Now’s your chance to get the halfpipe you’ve always wanted […]


Marissa Tomei skateboard


Marissa Tomei on skateboard. Too bad we can’t see Marissa Tomei on a Marissa Tomei skateboard. This comes from Alltimers, although for the life of me I can’t find a web presence for them. Marissa appeared on the Conan O’Brien show, where his staff set the board up upside down so the trucks wouldn’t cover […]


Southbank Saved!


In spite of Billy Bragg, Skateboarders, BMXers and artists have prevailed in their attempts to prevent historic the South Bank spot in London from being turned into a strip mall. The Save South Bank coalition also has a book for sale that looks pretty well conceived, but details like page size and count are non-existant. […]


Palestine’s First Skate Park


Funded and built by volunteers at SkatePal. The first one is in Zababdeh, and there are plans for two more. Get the details from – Thanks to Orezona for the tip.


The Top 2 Violin Playing Skateboarders


After exhaustive research of the very crowded field of contenders, Skate And Annoy is finally able to give you the definitive top 2 record covers featuring violinists playing while riding a skateboard. In the interest of fairness, I’m going to list them in chronological order. Drumroll please… First there was the country, rock, Cajun and […]


Bourbon Barrel Boards


Upcycle, recycle, bicycle. Yet another Kickstarter for a skateboard project, this time to make skateboards out of used bourbon barrels. It seems moderately cool at first and I was kind of on board until I watched the video. I must have been in a bad mood, because listening to these guys made me want to […]


Hey Boo Boo!


In 1991 McDonalds issued Happy Meal toys consisting of memvbers of the “Laf-Squad” riding motorized vehicles. The Laf Squad must have been the secret, paramilitary arm of the Laff-A-Lympics splinter group known as the Yogi Yahooeys. Of the four figures, only Boo Boo Bear had the privilege of riding the customary out of scale skateboard. […]

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