These Are More Than Words, This Is More Than [Skating]

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Several days late. Better than never.

For the majority of 2005, there was no Quartersnacks. There was an unregistered domain name, and an unseen stockpile of footage featuring the people who would most closely come to be associated with this website.

Then, Thug Motivation 101 dropped.

♫ The world is yours, and everything in it ♫

♫ It’s out there, get on your grind and get it ♫

July 26th, the boy indeed did deliver a classic. On September 12th, QS was born.

But it wasn’t born out of spontaneity. It wasn’t born because we were bored. It was born because Thug Motivation 101 brought it to fruition. Had it not been for that record collection of motivational speeches blaring into our eardrums for the second half of the summer of 2005, you wouldn’t have had a website to stare at every morning for the past decade before you tunnel down whatever dark wormhole of the internet you enjoy. We were young, we were motivated, we got out there and got it. And on top of everything, we were wearing t-shirts that were four sizes too big for us.

[Special thank you to Thando for da mix]

Thank you Jeezy, for everything. Could not have done it without you.

And for the record, this is the greatest video part edited to a song off TM101:

Have a good weekend. Let’s get it.

100 Euros on Dumplings & Champagne

ipod white

“Once upon a time I used to grind all night, with that residue that was iPod white.” Happy belated Thug Motivation 101 Day to everyone. Let’s get it.

Congratulations to everyone who was involved with this: Skateboarding at the Santa Monica Courthouse is now legal. A colossal step forward with how skateboarding is treated in America altogether. Small Banks restoration next? :)

Despite having literally no interest in the Life Extension video whatsoever, the running commentary at SMLTalk piqued the Quartersnacks Office’s interest. (Susan Sarandon is still sorta hot for 60+ btw.) And good thing it did. Pat Pasquale AKA Sinner’s part is INCREDIBLE. We’re talking Josh Kasper in The Storm meets Guy in Mouse meets 2001: A Space Odyssey meets Total Recall. It’s amazing.

Well that was quick: new Supreme mini video with all the “cherry” kids on the way. Sean Pablo also discusses it briefly in his new Vice interview.

The Skate Jawn four-year anniversary clip is a good time.

Speaking of good times, we have a frontrunner for 2014’s “feel good” part of the year. Cult favorite of apparently Kenny Anderson and anyone who grew up on Baker videos, Scott Kane stepped away from handrails and filmed a really fun comeback part.

Four-minute slideshow of the Palace crew in L.A. over on the TWS site.

Bill Strobeck posted up some Jake Johnson alternate angles / regular motion versions of tricks from the Mind Field days on his Instagram.

Now that the Beef Patty dudes are attending venues with bottle service, Video Blogs have occasionally morphed into HD “Instagram Direct” videos. Here’s the latest.

Boil the Ocean sorta talks about remaining pockets of shock value in skating.

Frontside 5050 back 180 out the ledge over ten at Grant’s Tomb and other good stuff in this dude John Shanahan’s part. That cellar door bank between the Citibike racks by EJ’s house is also way sketchier than footage could ever do it justice.

New clip from the Juicy Elbows crew. (#Trendwatch: “Sexual Healing” covers.)

Grinding curbs is not that extreme compared to rails.”

Quote of the Week: “If you fuck up on building a skatepark, you suck for life. I don’t care if you win a Golden Globe afterwards.” — Francesco, C.E.O. of Quartersnacks’ Scandinavian Branch

From the trunk of the rental to the Greyhound bus

These Are More Than Words, This Is More Than Rap: Happy Thug Motivation 101 Day

In the hearts of those, who grind with O’s Indys

On July 26, 2005, Def Jam Records and Corporate Thugz Entertainment released eighty minutes of motivational speeches on a compact disc. A month-and-a-half later, a website was born. It was the website you see before you today.

So it is on every July 26th that we celebrate the record that may perhaps come to define not only this generation, but human history as a whole. On this particular July 26th, we have compiled a bunch of completely unrelated video parts edited to songs off this seminal work in motivational speaking and self-help. Some are better than others. Some wouldn’t be included if they were edited to Band of Horses or whatever skate videos use nowadays. But parts three and five are certifiable classics around here, and if the seven-year existence of this website isn’t enough, then they are true testaments to the power of this record. Let’s Get It.

Part 1: Intro from the Young Jeezy Trap or Die “Raw Report” DVD.
Part 2: From Low Card’s Mall Grab video
Part 3: Stephan Martinez from Film Me
Part 4: Matt Marusik & Tyler Schaefer from Welcome to the Pleasuredome
Part 5: Alex Mosley from Can’t Ban the Snackman Volume 1
Part 6: Promo / Teaser montage for the Cut Outs of Florida video

“The world is yours, and everything in it, it’s out there, get on your grind and get it ayyy…”