#TRENDWATCH2017 — Angst

March 15th, 2017 | 2:46 pm | Daily News | 14 Comments

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People across the globe are fucking pissed. Racists just “want their country back,” Le Pen is saying the shit that even Tr*mp won’t say, everyone’s Googling what “xenophobia” means, and everything is basically the person who doesn’t look like you’s fault. A website that specializes in okay skateboard tricks edited to “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” isn’t the place to get into it — but we’re in for a rough couple of years.

Skateboarders, in some bizzaro-world way, are feeling the same prickles of globalization that are being resisted by right-wing forces across the world. The Bible™ tells us that it likes skateboarding being kept a crime, even if Jon Dickson already kickflipped into it blah blah (can we go a FRICKIN’ DARN WEEK without a Top 10 controversy?!) Nine months ago, our percieved-to-be-illict activity was accepted into The Olympics. We’re being asked to Pay-Per-View contestsus — a group second to perhaps only graffiti writers in our aversion of paying for things. Fast fashion brands are taking one of our most sacred years and marking it down 20%.

Even icons of skateboarding’s delinquent past are constructively channeling their emotions, with Jim Greco getting all Cassavettes on us and Bam regretful that he didn’t focus more on skateboarding.

Are we destined to wear mandatory standard-issue dad caps, and be placed in sterile, Olympic-endorsed skateparks where we argue over who is more sorry should we accidentally snake one of our peers?

No, because angst is back, baby. Back in a big way.

As the tide of Monster Energy rushes to baptize us into an NBC-friendly presentation, the Olympic Committee must reconcile the fact that skateboarders are the ones reminding security guards that their jobs suck, and if they disagree, occasionally bodyslamming them. Skateboarders have no respect for foliage. They’re cutting wire fences to break into Six Flags. They’re bringing a trash can back to the bump after you drag it away, and then bringing a third and fourth one after you drag those away. We’re all — to varying degrees — an irrefutable pain in the ass for everyone else, and the reminders are running rampant in 2017.

Skateboarding’s Godfather of Angst would be proud. Respect.

14 Comments

Comment by TheFootjobKid
  • Skateboarding has always sucked you f£%king mong and anyone with a Slap account will yell you this. Remember when Jason Dill jumped the proverbial shark and made it on The Osbourne’s and MTV’s Rob and Big? The low point of skateboarding is unarguably when The Berrics became a respected entity instead of a front for Scientology recruiting young uns.

    March 15, 2017 @ 3:14 pm
  • Comment by ?
  • This is quality

    March 15, 2017 @ 3:25 pm
  • Comment by longtime listener first time called
  • missed these trendwatch posts

    March 15, 2017 @ 3:28 pm
  • Comment by EastCoastTone
  • This just made my day a little bit better, thanks

    March 15, 2017 @ 3:39 pm
  • Comment by sean han
  • epic post Snackman. cheers

    March 15, 2017 @ 8:21 pm
  • Comment by Sid Vicious
  • Noice! Quartersnacks always staying true to the game. You guys should play hijinx unlimited or any other offensive skate video on the big tv at supreme to piss off all fashionistas that prowl through.

    March 15, 2017 @ 9:58 pm
  • Comment by bullhorn
  • I was REALLY hoping the famous “marijuana is a drug” clip was one of the hotlinks…

    March 16, 2017 @ 3:45 am
  • Comment by Snack
  • Tbh that video should be linked in every post on here ever.

    March 16, 2017 @ 11:55 am
  • Comment by ?
  • hates on sterile state of skateboarding. says frickin’ darn. ;-)

    March 16, 2017 @ 2:19 pm
  • Comment by charles
  • whats the name of the second video? the shirtless mayhem in nyc one

    i wanna post it on my fb but i cant find the original link

    March 16, 2017 @ 3:58 pm
  • Comment by billtim
  • last part of hijinx unlimited is fire

    March 16, 2017 @ 4:46 pm
  • Comment by Da Streets
  • Where da Top 10 at tho?

    March 17, 2017 @ 11:20 am
  • Comment by is that all you want to do in like, skate bored?
  • did hijinx unlmtd jus epicly laterd supreme kids?

    March 18, 2017 @ 3:22 pm
  • Comment by Hot wax
  • Yo big ups to Marley big ups to Franny, bob Mickey, my nigga Dave the dude, billy, mishka with that fire bush. You know how red bones be. Also shout out to my bruv Lito mongo pusha Fritos. Maaa Nigeria nigga Simon Adebisi that bruva sells the best.green crack for that lolo ya heard meh. What’s good with that top10 best kick flips from the streets. Who got them shits on lock. Love ya brothers mother yo. Peace.

    March 22, 2017 @ 12:18 am
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