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Out of the Blue

Okay, so as I mentioned last night, we have the return of a fun feature from the past today, it will probably go live later this morning. Speaking of fun, I have that root canal today on this tooth that's bothering me. It's just a one-root dealie, so it should be a cakewalk for someone who has had as much dentistry as I have. I sound like I believe it right?

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37. Re: No subject Sep 26, 2008, 02:03 CreamyBlood
 
I'd really like to 'buy' a T-shirt.

Of course I'd like a demo first to make sure it fits properly, is in a colour that agrees with my personal style and accentuates my features.

If I can't try it out first I might have to torrent it, just to be sure

 
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36. Re: Tony Hawk Sep 26, 2008, 01:44 Creston
 
Where do you think guys like Shaun White and Dave Mirra get their money from? I guess they are sellouts too.

My favorite quote regarding "sellouts" has always been from Snoop. "Nigga, they could put a Bud Light ad on my ASS if they paid me!"

I'd happily walk around looking like a blowup NASCAR doll if it meant I never had to work again.

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35. Re: Tony Hawk Sep 26, 2008, 00:54 PHJF
 
They aren't sellouts, they're entitled to do whatever they want with their abilities. But I don't care to watch Red Bull Dave Mirra at the Mountain Dew Summer X-Games at Slim Jim Park presented by Scion.

Extreme sports grew as a form of rebellion, and some still are to an extent (university police yell at skateboarders all the time). Ten years ago, when I got what I did, that rebellious construct was just starting to really come down. The first X-Games were in 1997, and the first Tony Hawk was released in 1999.

It's the simple nature of anything in America, upon going mainstream, to be raped by capitalism. It's nobody's fault, but that doesn't make me any less jaded.
 
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34. Re: Tony Hawk Sep 25, 2008, 22:41 Krovven
 
BMX, snowboarding, and paintball

Skateboarding took off more than the others for one simple reason...anyone can jump on a skateboard and do it pretty much anywhere. It's also the cheapest of the sports you mentioned. $20 can get a kid a craptastic skateboard at the mall. A decent one $100 and up.

BMX is much more limited in suitable locations, but rise in popularity in the 80's, but was overshadowed by Skateboarding.

Snowboarding...seasonal sport.

Paintball...uhhm, have you seen what paintballing as become? indoor/outdoor arenas made up of blow up air bags as cover. People sit behind cover and just keep shooting until they hit an opponent.

All 3 of these have corporate sponsors just like skateboarding. The only reason skateboarding has gone to much higher public and corporate success is due to the ease of accessibility, not because it was obscure. Not to mention it's far more entertaining to watch than either of the other three sports.

Sponsors go where the spectators are and that's skateboarding. But don't kid yourself if you don't think those same sponsors are all over the other sports too. Where do you think guys like Shaun White and Dave Mirra get their money from? I guess they are sellouts too.

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33. Re: Tony Hawk Sep 25, 2008, 22:21 Kxmode
 
Amen Brother PHJF

Edit: acronym confusion, sorry


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32. Re: Tony Hawk Sep 25, 2008, 21:51 Warhawk
 
You aren't alone - I have one of those as well - never bothers me much so I just leave it alone.
Is yours infected though? I went for ~4 years ignoring it, infected, but it wasn't that bad. I'd just have a little bloody discharge on my boxers.

Since surgery, however, it's been a lot worse. Shoulda just left it alone, I guess.

It was once or twice in high school, but the clueless idiots I saw in the hospital for it back then apparently didn't realize what it was.....

Other than a little irritation/itchiness on occasion (pretty rare), hasn't really bugged me for years, I guess.....
 

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31. Re: Tony Hawk Sep 25, 2008, 21:47 PHJF
 
he is the greatest skater of all time and has made the sport what it is today.

Which is what? The benefit shared by x-sports is in not being (as) commercialized. I got into BMX, snowboarding, and paintball when I was young because I didn't want to waste my life in the supersaturated sports provided by the school and community. Sports like skateboarding became popular *because* they were obscure. Now it's becoming just another commercial haven, plastered with superstars and advertisers.
 
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30. Re: Tony Hawk Sep 25, 2008, 21:21 xXBatmanXx
 
There was a time when this guy was my hero! Now he's the epitome of corporate sellout.

The guy is like 40. You expect him to make money from Skating appearances for the rest of his life?

Plus, his name as been on skate gear, clothing, shoes, games etc since the 80's. If you are only just coming to the conclusion that he has sold his name all over the place, where have you been the last 20 years?

I have nuttin' but respect for THawk - regardless of your feelings of "sellout". He put in his time, traveling the globe skateboarding didn't pay shit for many many years. The idea behind skateboarding was always sponsers - he is the greatest skater of all time and has made the sport what it is today.

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29. No subject Sep 25, 2008, 21:04 strich
 
woo! headers are back!!!!

who's making them for you blue? is walter back on the payroll?

man almighty, at this rate, we might even get some t-shirts in the next century!
 
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28. Re: Tony Hawk Sep 25, 2008, 20:41 Krovven
 
There was a time when this guy was my hero! Now he's the epitome of corporate sellout.

The guy is like 40. You expect him to make money from Skating appearances for the rest of his life?

Plus, his name as been on skate gear, clothing, shoes, games etc since the 80's. If you are only just coming to the conclusion that he has sold his name all over the place, where have you been the last 20 years?

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27. Re: Tony Hawk Sep 25, 2008, 20:31 PHJF
 
You aren't alone - I have one of those as well - never bothers me much so I just leave it alone.

Is yours infected though? I went for ~4 years ignoring it, infected, but it wasn't that bad. I'd just have a little bloody discharge on my boxers.

Since surgery, however, it's been a lot worse. Shoulda just left it alone, I guess.
 
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26. Tony Hawk Sep 25, 2008, 19:50 Kxmode
 
There was a time when this guy was my hero! Now he's the epitome of corporate sellout.
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25. Re: Cops arrest armed scooter driver Sep 25, 2008, 18:47 xXBatmanXx
 
Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't a .38 Taurus have 6 rounds and not 4? I was watching cops and I think they had a similar situation and the perp had only 3 bullets in a revolver.

http://www.taurususa.com/products/products-revolvers.cfm
5, 6, 7, or 8.

Maybe he only had 4 rounds in it? Who knows - but then again, even our local rag doesn't know shit from shineola - you know that.

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24. Re: No subject Sep 25, 2008, 17:52 Mr. Tact
 
my pilonidal cyst is back

Oh, gah!

Warning to others, do NOT Google that.
Wiki it instead, very antiseptic.
 
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23. Re: No subject Sep 25, 2008, 17:11 Warhawk
 
my pilonidal cyst is back

You aren't alone - I have one of those as well - never bothers me much so I just leave it alone. Every once in a while I think of having it removed, but never get around to it....
 

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22. Re: No subject Sep 25, 2008, 16:15 complicity
 
my pilonidal cyst is back
Oh, gah!

Warning to others, do NOT Google that.


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21. No subject Sep 25, 2008, 15:30 Tanto Edge
 
Elevator to the Stars...
Tom Hanks Washroom : Penthouse
Bruce Willis Balconey : 37th floor....etc...
 
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20. Off the Pigs! Sep 25, 2008, 15:08 Cutter
 
"He is a bald pig [weighing] about 80 kilos [176lb]," he said.

"I wouldn't like to see the pig go as a pet anywhere because he could become a potentially dangerous animal."

Rangers say the pig will be captured and taken to a piggery.

A piggery? Hahaha! I don't think Jules Winifield would have thought this was "one charmin' motherfuckin' pig".
 
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James Woods: Oh that's fun. That sounds like you had a fun time. Where would I fit in with the fun time, huh? Where does James Woods fit into the fun?
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19. Re: ... Sep 25, 2008, 14:39 shul
 
ehans, actually I tried using it, didn't get the hang of it and dropped the whole thing... how was I supposed to use it?

 
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18. Re: wooo Sep 25, 2008, 12:04 shul
 
same EXACT email as I wanted to write

Yay!!! Logos are back.

 
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