Tony Hawk is hosting the Hall of Game Awardsshow February 25th on Cartoon Network. It’s a mildly amusing commercial, but what’s really interesting is a weird segment that aired immediately afterward called Super Scooter Dog. It’s one weird looking dog riding a scooter that is way more entertaining than any dog on a scooter. There’s no explanation as to what it’s for, but I suspect it’s something related to Cartoon Network.
You have to really, REALLY like your sponsor to get a tattoo this big of a brand mark. I just hope for Rob Dyrdek’s sake that Monster Energy is never sold to another entity that decided to let his contract lapse. For insurance sake, maybe Rob should take up this offer to talk about some Patent Pending technology. Follow that link to an auction for a guy trying to sell his phone number to Rob Dyrdek in exchange for a sales pitch. Patent Drama?
UP FOR BIDS IS MY PHONE NUMBER, FOR ROB DYRDEK ONLY. IF YOURE NOT ROD DYRDEK, YOU CAN CALL ME BUT IT’S GONNA COST YOU $1000….SO IM COOL WITH THAT. BUT ID MUCH RATHER JUST TALK TO ROB. SO ROB, I CAME UP WITH THIS IDEA A FEW YEARS AGO, THAT I THINK WILL HAVE A HUGE, POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE SKATEBOARD INDUSTRY! IT’S NOT SOME STUPID GIMMICK, NO RETARDED, SWERVY BOARD OR SPACE SHIP BOARD OR ANY OF THAT CRAP. IT I JUST RECENTLY RECEIVED “PENDING PATENT” STATUS ON IT, SO IM READY TO GET THE BALL ROLLIN AND I THINK YOU MIGHT SEE SOME REAL VALUE IN IT. I WOULDNT WASTE YOUR TIME….I KNOW YOUR BUSY HOLDIN’ DOWN CALI! I JUST NEED 5 MINS. IF YOU DONT LIKE THE IDEA, I’LL REFUND YOUR MONEY AND YOU CAN GO BACK TO “BOSS HOGGIN” OVER THERE AT THE FACTORY.
Rob, as your accountant in absentia, I advise you to take this meeting in case you need money for laser tattoo removal. I suppose it could always be done with temporary inks. Watch the video after the jump if you have a low threshold for entertainment.
– Thanks to Kim and Cary for the tips. Although I think Kim is press agent.
Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament fully funded a small skatepark in his childhood home town of Big Sandy, Montana. His heart’s even bigger than his wallet. 40k is a lot to spend just to have a place to skate when you visit your p’s. Check out the Great Falls Tribune for the details, and then head on over to Earth Patrol Media to check out some photos of Jeff enjoying some Canadian maple mid-air.
- Thanks to Ashley Mott for the tip.
Tony Hawk was on the cover of the complimentary August 2010 Continental Airlines magazine. There was also a one page interview with him about his role as a businessman. Check it out after the turn.
Kelley Deal from The Breeders and Kristian Svitak sing a jingle for Landshark wheels. There was a cool band in Illinois circa 82-83 called the Breeders. They had (among other things) some really good songs like Zen Punk and Uncool Slamming. You can download mp3′s of their 7″ with the band’s blessing from this article on Maximum Rock and Roll.
July’s eBay Watch is a day later to post because Neil gave it to me on a Sunday, and there is too much good TV on Sunday night. Mad Men, Hung, and True Blood. This is Stephen Moyer, the actor who plays Vampire Bill. He got married to Sookie, I mean Anna Paquin over the weekend, and was spotted the next day on a skateboard. I would have thought he would have been too worn out, but that might explain his big grin. You know, because skateboarding makes you happy. New eBay Watch in about an hour.
- Thanks to Mrs Kilwag for the tip.
[Source: US Magazine]
Seriously. Joining a semi-pro hockey team and quitting his bread and butter sponsor Element in a few short weeks? His new skateboard company is called By the Sword, No wait, try this one instead. The OC Weekly interviewed him about it. He’s also setting up a skatepark tour where you can buy tickets to hang out with him. I’m sure he’s got another movie or two in the can or in the works. He’s a busy, busy guy who makes some odd decisions. He must be putting the fear of God into his press agent because it seems like I get an email every other day. The image above is a still within a still from the Mike V promo reel. He should have put news footage of his brawl outside the hockey rink. It’s probably not in the best interest of promoting the Mike V franchise, but it would have demonstrated a good sense of humor.
Almost, but not entirely like the episode of the Simpsons where Homer gives Marge a bowling ball with his name on it. At least this Justin Bieber themed Mother’s Day gift came with the receipt. Give it up for Hot topic. Boo Ya! Oh snap. Don’t go there.
Posh Spice spotted on the beach wearing sunglasses and an Indy hat. And you thought she was too cool to shop at the mall.
Update: Here she is sporting a Girl Skateboards hat too.
Wheelhouse Media publishes Carlsbad Magazine and Encinitas Magazine, two free publications serving the needs of their respective communities. Communities, it turns out, that have identical needs in some cases. They both published essentially the same feature on Tony Hawk, until you get to the last couple of paragraphs where they explore what Tony loves about Carlsbad, his long time haunt, or Encinitas his relatively new digs. Some cool photos from Grant Brittain, check out that tweaked air. You can read them online or view them in their original layouts. Don’t bother to download the “offline edition.” For some annoying reason they have chosen a proprietary flash reader with assorted clumsy files. Ever heard of a PDF? Also, you”ll need an email address to read the pretty versions. Seriously guys? Could the whole thing be any more intrusive? They don’t even tell you what they are going to do with the email. At least they gave each magazine a separate layout.