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Macgyver ain’t liver than a Big Tymer…

Happy skate industry P.R. initiative day. The new Lower East Side / Manhattan Bridge / Coleman skatepark is opening today (a bunch of photos of the completed park here), we’re having record-high temperatures in the northeast, and may be twelve hours away from living in a world where Eddy Curry is a NBA champion (F that, OKC in 7) — but those aren’t the biggest stories of summer 2012’s first full day. Skateboarding’s Library of Congress equivalent, Skate.ly/library, uploaded the 2003 Lordz video, They Don’t Give a Fuck About Us A.K.A. the video that stole the switch backside 5-0 copyright from Brian Wenning A.K.A. maybe the best Euro video ever, in full. (This relates back to the best Euro sweatpants skater post from three weeks ago…)

So if you’re staying in today, and cranking up your ConEd bill while enjoying the invention of air conditioning, watch it in all its Euro-ized-versions-of-classic-rap-instrumentals and perfect-spot-having glory.

When I watch TDGAFAU now, Daft Punk and them have added a new dimension to the already-intense Euro Theater of the mind–an aural counterpart to the pristine football field-sized marble plazas, Louis XIV-era office buildings, and textbook switch back 5/0’s, hinting at what lays in wait post-sesh in the city of lights. Marfaing–up there on the short list of dudes who should be millionaires from skating–tattooed his name on the metaphorical ass [nullus] of a spot like few others have. Has there ever been an iller dismount than his catch on the f/s tail flip out?Frozen in Carbonite on TDGAFAU and other Euro-related topics.

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9 Comments

  1. Does it bother anyone else how videos from the early 2000s are starting to look really old?

    I still reference things from the 1980s as “20 years ago” – time sucks.

  2. That new LES park looks like it sucks. Place was perfect when it was just some half-assed attempt at a skatepark with random bullshit scattered around on dirty asphalt. This new thing reminds me of glass condos in Williamsburg. It even says “California” on the banners … someone should rip one of those down and strangle some goofball from Los whatever-the-fuck with it.


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