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It’s going to be seventy-five degrees today. There’s a theory going around that the new Tompkins box is responsible for warmer weather patterns. The Real video is premiering at KCDC and available for purchase as well. It’s very good.

As the iPhone has risen to be one of the more prominent video devices in the world of skateboarding, it seems relevant to post this infographic of all of the rumors (and their respective likelihood) surrounding new features on the iPhone 5. Full 1080p HD video recording, a 8Mpx digital camera, and maybe the potential 64GB model would really be the only things to benefit our cause. But all of that is merely speculation. Meanwhile, whoever dreamt up a 3D display on a cell phone is an idiot.

Josh Stewart re-edited Brian Delatorre’s ender part in the M.I.A. video to a shorter length, and to the sounds of some 70s sounding rock, as opposed to the hysteric Hindu chants in the original. Welcome to M.I.A. came out in late 2010 (all the publications and blogs had already distributed “best of the year” accolades at that point), so it carries over into 2011, thus Dela’s part will definitely be in consideration for one of the finer instances of skateboarding in the past year.

A set of six original Wu-Tang skateboards is on eBay, and it starts at $950 with a $1,400 Buy-It-Now price. No Ghostface board though. When will an enterprising skateboarder pitch the idea for Brick Squad Skateboards to Gucci? Can’t wait to roll through Tompkins and see some kid holding a Wooh Da Kid or OJ Da Juiceman pro model.

Speaking of Wu-Tang, here’s Billy Rohan skating in black leather Wallabees in the new “Diamond Days” clip.

Speaking of Brick Squad, have you seen the “Grove Street Party” video with the talking Fozzie Bear chain yet? Every time there’s one random white guy in the background of a rap video, I hope it’s Sweet Waste.

Adding insult to injury, they even managed to knob the rails at Ziegfeld. Fairly useless, and certainly negligible, but whatever. You can move the planters with two people, by the way. Push them off the steps if you do.

Already Been Done #4 coming on Tuesday, April 12.

Last but not least, rest in peace Sidney Lumet, one of the great New York filmmakers. Serpico, Network, Dog Day Afternoon, etc. are all obvious, but watch Prince of the City if you enjoy New York movies. You need an attention span for it, but it’s definitely one of the best cop films out there.

Quote of the Week:They’re not hoodrats. Look at them. They’re like, Moroccan.” — Matt Mooney

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Print is Dead, Yo!

Yes, we’ll mention this two posts in a row. But it’s the winter (there’s no snow at 12th & A, so it might look okay, but it still actually is winter), and having content worth mentioning two posts in a row is definitely a good thing, as the only skate-related pursuits people seem to be involved in right now is watching the MIA Skateshop video, and watching the Flipmode video. Unless you’re one of those ten people at 12th & A.

The mobile-device-targeted web magazine, Already Been Done has put its second issue online. The content of the magazine seems to adopt a lot of the better things that the internet has going for itself — the Manolo mixtapes and the always detail-rich Chrome Ball Incident interviews — and mix them up with features of the past, mostly Big Brother-esque ones, e.g. the tie-in with the adult entertainment industry, and the visible resurgence of Gary the Cat. Combine that with some wholly new features, like R.B. Umali’s camera gadget video reviews (in this issue it’s for the GoPro Hero, which we also messed around with a few months ago and would definitely co-sign R.B’s recommendation), plus a format meant to be experienced in the most clutter-free way possible, and you definitely have a step in the right direction for skate publications today.

There’s an iPhone app for this thing, so if you have one of those, or when Verizon achieves world peace by offering service for them and you purchase one, go to, click that box with the arrow on it at the bottom of your mobile Safari window, and choose “Add to Home Screen.” You can obviously do that with any website, but doing it here will override the Safari controls at the bottom of every window, thus giving you a more full-screen experience, which is better for large vertical skate photos. I don’t think it’s in the actual App Store yet, so this way is your best bet.