Salute to Private Marquez

October 18th, 2011 | 10:15 am | Daily News | 20 Comments

Who would have thought that in those ten-plus years since Quartersnacks’ principal shareholders first met on the 47th Street side of the FedEx building in Midtown Manhattan, one would get married, and another would leave for the Army a mere two weeks later.

Having known Miles through his little kid days, his 2XL mesh Foot Locker jersey and du-rag era, his P-Rod phase, his fascination with vintage tee-shirts and tight jeans, a brief identity crisis when he became East 86th Street’s first-ever hick, a comeback, a period of loving Anti-Hero and shouting hilarious obscenities at his then-girlfriend, a stint as a disgruntled Supreme employee during which he asked me to be his personal bank account because he didn’t trust himself with his own money, and his most recent undercover cop / fisherman phase, it’s easy to say that his presence in our lives and involvement with this little website will be missed while he is off defending our country.

No matter how many times we may have wanted to punch him for it, every group of friends needs that one asshole that will force them to drive a rental car to Atlantic City at 3 A.M. so he could only win enough money to break even on the rental, take an unnecessary amount of whiskey shots that he just spent a day’s worth of pay on, or pull up to Astor Place at midnight blasting “I’m So Paid” in a car containing thirty Roman candles and a thirty-pack of Budweiser to ask the question “Who wants to come to Sayerville?”

Needless to say, he would do 90 in a 65 the whole way to the park.

Be safe out there, Miles.

Above is Miles’ part from the last “Best of QS” video, Can’t Ban the Snackman 2 (2008). Watching it has sparked up an interest in maybe throwing together a third volume, depending how this winter goes. The worse the winter, the more likely it is to happen.

If you have any good Miles stories or want to call him out for drunkenly trying to fight you at the Fish in the summer of 2007, please use the comments to do so.


Comment by Old man tony
  • Out of all you kids, that kid miles skated the best. He skated fast and did more than ugly front shoves and sticky front tails that slid 2 inches.

    October 18, 2011 @ 11:25 am
  • Comment by fleet week
  • when Lit said it was past last call, Miles said fuck that and bought me a six pack of sierra nevada to drink in houston park until the sun rose

    October 18, 2011 @ 11:30 am
  • Comment by Mira CoNYo
  • Respect.

    October 18, 2011 @ 11:50 am
  • Comment by Lubens
  • miles be that nigga……be good man

    October 18, 2011 @ 12:48 pm
  • Comment by Shut YO mouth bitch
  • Miles was a beast. Snackman should throw together a clip containg all of miles footy and edit it to some gucci or flocka.

    October 18, 2011 @ 12:55 pm
  • Comment by honestly..
  • I only reason I started coming to this site in the first place was to see footage of this dude.

    October 18, 2011 @ 1:02 pm
  • Comment by the weiss
  • filming miles’ downhill line is the fastest I ever skated

    October 18, 2011 @ 2:17 pm
  • Comment by Bobby Jerkins
  • Awww mannnnnn

    October 18, 2011 @ 2:24 pm
  • Comment by DaTruf
  • Following in the footsteps of suck greats as the immortal Vince and that one Really Talented Artist from LA (you know Alex Olsen’s friend): more fodder for the cannon. Big ups if he goes AWOL, otherwise…

    October 18, 2011 @ 3:51 pm
  • Comment by blackf00t1212
  • the one line he does at the mixtape ledges is so d0pe!

    October 18, 2011 @ 11:06 pm
  • Comment by steve nash
  • marquez is leaving some big shoes to fill. i wonder what mooney has on deck

    October 18, 2011 @ 11:10 pm
  • Comment by theloudfilmer
  • Dope write up and footy

    October 19, 2011 @ 8:48 am
  • Comment by Trufiness
  • Even Barry Bonkers was too smart to join the army

    October 19, 2011 @ 3:38 pm
  • Comment by zeb
  • MIles have fun out there, be safe, and come home soon. Don’t try to be a hero in the line of fire just get out of there in one piece. You will be in my prayers.

    October 19, 2011 @ 10:10 pm
  • Comment by Shaun Pantaleon
  • -Running into the QS crew @ the Hospital Emergency Dept. in New Jersey after Miles did some crazy fireworks antics and called me a couple days later to find out if everything is going to be o.k. w/ his homey.
    -Miles, God Bless. Do your duty, FREEDOM ISN’T FREE; have fun, have fun, have fun. Take the discipline, know yourself and never lose yourself. I’ll see you later…

    -Pantaleon- U.ncle’s M.isguided C.hild

    October 20, 2011 @ 2:06 am
  • Comment by alex p
  • I remember us skating mid town, Miles spitting on security guards, Miles having sex on my room mates bed before the guy even moved in, and various nefarious activities. See you home safe. Got you a drink

    October 20, 2011 @ 9:37 am
  • Comment by the lonely stoner
  • i only bump into the qs crew @ the bar

    October 20, 2011 @ 1:41 pm
  • Comment by malik
  • freedom’s free

    October 20, 2011 @ 3:04 pm
  • Comment by Amerikkka
  • Yeah but oil isn’t

    October 20, 2011 @ 3:19 pm
  • Comment by edgar
  • fuk ya, MM check him out here back in 2003 nor cal

    December 16, 2011 @ 12:49 am
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