Ain’t Nobody’s Business

Anthony Pappalardo — 5050 in the rain. Stolen from the Skateboarder Daily Film Blog.

The new DGK video, Parental Advisory, will be premiering this Thursday, December 13, at Sunshine Cinemas on Houston and Forsyth (same place as the Pretty Sweet premiere.) Click here for the flyer and more info. There will be a 7 P.M. and a 9 P.M. showing. Be sure to RSVP via the address in the flyer.

This line is in the extras when you buy the Pretty Sweet DVD. Noseslides!

Sex.com takes a break from pornography and weighs in on the controversial 2012 Thrasher Skater of the Year selection. Funny how people are in such an uproar over something that obviously favors those involved with Thrasher-created content.

Long Island’s most beloved child star, Billy Lynch, has been blessed with a tribute remix to the sounds of Shyne’s first album. All of the footage is 2006-ish.

While on the topic of the Island, here is Steve Plati’s part from Island Music, a new video filmed entirely in Long Island.

Some outtake footage from the crew behind Outddated and Twomanji, and some outtake footage from the crew behind the Space Heater video.

A bunch of promos for upcoming videos went online recently, so let’s group them together. “Schleyer Video” features Tyshawn Jones, James “King of the Grate” Reres and others. Battylife is a video by Sam Fickinger that will be premiering at the end of the month. Cathode is a video featuring Elijah Cole, Bill Pierce and others.

Chanel griptape is real. Very real.

Spot Updates: 1) The FedEx stairs are under scaffolding…again. 2) Aficionados of bad spots might enjoy these recently liberated bank things across from the pedestrian entrance on the Brooklyn side of the Manhattan Bridge.

There’s some shit video of Jason Lee cruising around New York on one of those vinyl cruisers online now. This is one of the comments on it: “Lol for some reason, the soles of my feet hurt everytime I get off a cruiser, possibly due to them being constantly arched to stay on the board?” …wow. Anyway, go watch A Visual Sound.

Rihanna: Forever our favorite garbage Tumblr girl in the body of a pop star. It ain’t nobody’s business! #SUPREMEbitch

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: How have MSG commentators not began calling J.R. Smith and Steve Novak “Money Train” yet? Anyway, J.R’s game winner against the Bobcats was chill.

Quote of the Week: “What are all these white people doing here? This ain’t the line for the Blink 182 concert.” — Overheard at the 2 Chainz show on Saturday


The YouTube re-design sucks. Have a good week.

The 30 Phattest Outfits in Skate Video History: 1992-2012

Happy fall fashion week. We hope that you are fashion-forward during these next several days, and wish you the best of luck in sparking a brief romance with a lonely stylist’s assistant before the week is out.

In honor of this most festive of weeks, we have compiled a somewhat comprehensive guide to the best gear from the past twenty years’ worth of skate videos. Skateboarding didn’t just begin “embracing fashion,” as some misinformed outfits have recently reported. Fashion has been stealing shit from skaters for years. (Luckily, they left Javier Nunez’s City Stars jeans alone.) Here’s the proof: All the jerseys, sweats, camo, braids, insane patches, sweater vests and swooshy pants that you could ever hope for. Yes, there are omissions. No, it isn’t in order. Thanks to Roctakon, Boss Bauer, Sweet Waste, Jack Sabback and Jason from Frozen in Carbonite for their contributions to this post.

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The Events That Defined New York City Skateboarding in 2011: 25-21

You know the drill. Five at a time, one post a week. Have a good weekend.

25. The Blue Flatbar Shatters the Record for the Longest a Loose Obstacle Has Been Left at Tompkins

Every skateboarder in New York is guilty of having once been too lazy to return a box or rail back to Autumn after it gets dark. Neglecting to bring the box back is so common that we deliberately left it off our Tompkins etiquette guide. If the Parks Department held on to all the obstacles they have removed from the park over the last ten years, then they easily have the capability of furnishing every basketball court and concrete baseball diamond in New York with at least one box and flatbar. The historical average for the longest an obstacle has been able to remain loose in Tompkins Square without confiscation is roughly 10.2 hours. This past November, amidst the 12th & A lockout, the blue flatbar was brought to the T.F. and lasted an unprecedented three weeks before being taken by the Parks Department and thrown in a trash compactor. It is quite possible that this record will never be broken.

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Anthony Pappalardo: Back & more ABSTRACT than ever

Do you want to talk about ABSTRACT spots? What about parallels between SCULPTURE and skateboarding?!?!?

We’re talking about a knocked down street sign, placed on top of TWO, yes, TWO metal wired garbage can containers (one banked, one not) in front of a neighborhood grocery store and adjacent to a brick wall. And a 5050 on top of it all.

Shit just got real.

This will not be outdone for ages to come.

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Philadelphia C. 1996

Rob Pluhowski never occupied the “He changed my life and/or wardrobe” status that Anthony Pappalardo and Brian Wenning enjoy after years of elusiveness (which is of course, camouflaged by devout fans spending unhealthy amounts of time promising a comeback on various message boards.) However, he was still a crucial, style-centric chunk to the whole period that has come to be defined as “the Photosynthesis era.”

Several days ago, he uploaded the closest thing we have to a Revisited volume for the city of Philadelphia and the many individuals who gyrated around it as it rose to become a huge skate city in the mid-to-late nineties. The clip includes a handful of Sixth Sense makes and outtakes, and footage from several crucial years that preceded all things related to Alien Workshop and Habitat becoming massive parts your life if you happened to start skating in Philly, Jersey or New York between 1998 and 2002. Pluhowski doesn’t spend much time skating these days, as he is a family man (some of this is touched upon in Pappalardo’s “Epicly Later’d” series), but a big thank you goes to him for going out of his way to bring something like this to the surface.