Touch Bar, I’m Sick

This is a screen cap from the Apple Special Event where they introduced the new MacBook Pros with the touch bar in October of 2016. Since they have been delinquent in sending me a review laptop, all I can tell you is that it looks pretty cool. I’m hoping they release the technology in a stand alone keyboard for those who prefer to work with double monitors, raised to eye level. Right. Skateboarding is still hip.

Animalz

Animalz headphones by Retrak, offering retractable cords, volume limiting, and awesome names like Jam Bunneez. I’m sure the volume limiting has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the headphones. Mom-approved Monkey spotted in Best Buy.

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Meanwhile, at the roller rink.

I totally got yelled at by the DJ for walking onto the roller rink with street shoes during the transition, and there were only about 10 people on the rink at the time… Yeah, I’m rebel Dottie. I saw some random Sure-grip International sales materials laying around the ghost-town pro-shop, as well as a Roller Bones poster. In the early 80’s the closest spot to see real skateboards for sale in some parts of Suburban Chicago was a roller skate shop. This advertisement for MyKidsDentistOnline.com hangs over the rink at Gresham Skate World. Nothing says free kid’s toothbrush with an asterisk quite like an anthropomorphized molar riding a skateboard! Sink your teeth into that awkward sentence.

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Game of Life

Classic games as copyrighted properties are bought and sold by companies like anything else. Typically, when a classic game is re-published by a new company, they cut corners in production to make it cheaper, and in worst-case scenarios, they decide to change the rules and mess with basic game play. This is the 2015 edition of The Game of Life, which has undergone a few updates. All the cool, elevated pathways are gone, and the card functions have changed, but if you draw “Win a Skateboarding Competition” you can “show everyone your moves” and collect 100k. Is that X-games or Street League money?

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Express Yourself With These Fun Window Accents!

Well… I’ve just about lost interest in this whole thing, but I guess I can half-ass it for another year. These are window cling stickers found in the random crap section of your supermarket. It features all you favorite team sports, such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and skateboarding! Whee!

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Fährt auf Skateboard

“Merry Christmas, Santa Claus travels on skateboard” is not nearly as funny as “Frohes Weihnachtsfest, Nikolaus fährt auf Skateboard” should be. This is a German postcard from 1987, as seen 8 months ago on the Luxembourg based auction site delcamp.net.

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Santa’s Sports Affliction

Without the description from the seller, I would have assumed this was an 80’s era Christmas ornament with some extracurricular tchotchkes attached to it. However, the auction lists this 7″ tall Santa as dating from the early 90’s, and that it is in fact NOS from “St Nicholas Square” at Kohls. It seems a little suspect, with the soccer ball awkwardly attached to his armpit, and a plastic skateboard that looks familiar. He reminds me of those cartoons where an unfortunate rube swallows a magnet and starts attracting all kinds of metal objects. Only Santa knows for sure.

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Skate or Cry

It may be hard to imagine a scenario where Simpsons merchandise would still have hipster cred, but Gummi Venus has managed to pull it off. The Simpsons are heavily played out, but Gummi Venus has created some cool merch. The weird thing is, the entire business model is based on unlicensed products for a TV show that is still active and still has it’s own merchandise. Sure, the Gummy Venus stuff is better, but it would seem like only a matter of time before they get shut down. Anyway, here’s Maggie Simpson riding a skateboard. It’s by far not the best work of Gummy Venus, but it passes.

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Skateboarding Mikey at Walmart

I was actually looking for some budget Vision completes (popsicles) that have the Gator graphic but just say “Vision.”  I have been told those have been seen in some Walmarts, but I couldn’t find any. Stay classy, Vision. The LED TV’s on display had a  continuous loop of snowboarding playing, interspersed with last minute gift ideas like this RC Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle on a skateboard.

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