Posted by:on January 25th, 2007
Tyson the Skateboarding Bulldog and the Puehse Twins. Yes, both are amazing and talented, and over exposed on the web. If you’re not sick of them yet, you will be when you’re done reading this… Oh, did I forget? Bam Margera!
Tyson the Skateboarding Bulldog
This is not the same dog that tangled with Lance Mountain in Public Domain. (Why can’t I find that clip on the web?) That dog would have to be at least 20 years old by now. According to Tyson’s owner (or agent, it’s hard to tell) Tyson was born in 2001 and the two dogs are completely unconnected. The dog is a fricking genius, that’s for sure. I’ve seen dogs and cats that can sit on a skateboard, big deal. Like the dog from the Powell video, Tyson has mastered pushing, only better, and he’s the only creature (outside of that chimpanzee that was in Big Brother) who can manage to comprehend turning a skateboard. Heck, on his web site there is video of him negotiating speed wobbles for cryin’ out loud. Tyson has pretty amazing control for a dog. He’s appeared in TV commercials, movies (LOD) and even parades as seen below. He must be making some money, he has a fancy web site developed in Flash. Surprisingly, there’s not a lot of photos and video there.
The Puehse Twins
Yeah, these kids are amazingly talented for 10 year olds, or older for that matter. Their video is turning up everywhere, and alas, we are part of the problem too. At first I thought they must have some proud parents. Turns out it’s more like proud agents than parents. It’s pretty apparent these kids are being positioned to be the next
Tony Hawk Ryan Sheckler. Perhaps they should look to the Godoys for some mentoring? Maybe they could mentor the Godoy’s actually. The Puehse Twins have appeared on TV about a million times, and are currently doing film and commercial work. They’ve got sponsors and deals with Nike, not to mention two web sites, skateboardingtwins.com and puehsetwins.com. Puehsetwins.com is kind of an odd one, it has an affiliates section where you can apply to be an affiliate, and you have to log in to look at the gallery. It’s almost as if they are trying to build a social networking site using the kids as a brand. The thing about both of their sites is that they appear to be passive bystanders not actively involved except to appear as props in the videos and photos. Place your bets as to when they go to court to emancipate themselves from their parents. In any case, these kids are good, and I expect they will get better until you are even more sick of seeing them. Pay attention to those roll ins on the giant vert ramps. They are almost landing on the flat.
Say what you will about him, but he leads the life we all wish we could. Who wouldn’t love to have a ton of money so you could dick around all day, skating whatever, whenever, wherever you wanted and having someone tag along to document it? A bunch of lackeys as friends, and beating on my father all the time? Well, I could do without that. He even got to be in a parade apparently.
WEST CHESTER – Brandon ‘Bam’ Margera rose from his carriage seat on Friday afternoon, lifted a skateboard with his right hand and basked in the screams and squeals coming from a mob of his loyal fans.[ Source: dailylocal.com]
It may be a fake story since the original source is a bunk link. It only turns up on one of those fake blogs made up of unrelated content that exist just to pull in searches from Google and serve ads. While researching parade footage of screaming Bam fans, I came across this embarassing, gushing, Bam Margera tribute that I hope was done by an adolescent girl (or boy) with a crush and not someone who actually skates.
Leave a Reply