The First Rule of Skateboarding is That There Are No Rules

I was a Skate Rat

“a brief meditation on the nature of how suburban nomadic skateboarders find each other, build communities – and as is often the case in adversarial environments – use every inch of their limitations and blank canvas, to breed ideas that influence the life of skateboarders every day. From the kick flip, to the kick tail, Floridians are responsible for scores of technical and cultural advancements – and they are all skate rats.”

Linked Out

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting
 
Don’t Say Goodbye When You Leave a Party. Just ghost.

JFK TWA Terminal Still Sitting In Beautiful Abandonment

What I Saw as an N.F.L. Ball Boy

Mathematicians claim to have discovered the formula for everlasting love

The Visual Encyclopedia of Russian Prison Tattoos

The Best Way To Eat Pizza

The Immigrant Sport: What Ping-Pong Means In America

Women Looking At Art

Ever wonder what happens when you infect music with a computer virus?

Just Say No to the Sexy Halloween Costume

The Best Songs Ever Written About L.A.
 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

 

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Friday’s Vault

Rodney Mullen in Plan B’s “Second Hand Smoke” (1994)

Deadbeats on Deadbeats

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We’ve been fans of the Deadbeat Club since we first encountered their zines from what seems like years ago. With a one-night only event happening tonight (10/17), we asked some of the members of this tight knit photo crew to talk about each other’s pictures. Here’s are the results, beginning with Dennis McGrath’s take on Ed Templeton’s photo, above.

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Big Fun for the Eardrums

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CVS Bangers, Volume 3 by Hennessy Youngman

Once a Church, Still a Graveyard, and Yours For Only $99,000

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Dreaming about an upstate retreat for your artistic endeavors? Don’t mind using an outhouse close to where the dead are buried? Maybe you’re inspired by the spirit of old Methodist church hymns? Or could it just be that you’ve always wanted a functional bell tower? Whatever the case, here’s a 2500 sq. ft. drafty old church for sale in the Catskills. The address is 40 Sack road, so you best bring the blunts…

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How Art Can Save The Universe From Total Destruction

An evangelical booklet for the promotion of the humanities by Mark Mulroney. Available by mail-order here

For those in SF, Mark has a new show opening at Ever Gold this Saturday, October 18th, from 7-10pm

100% Kook

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Alexis Ross took traditional Chinatown Laundry bag material and turned it into the upper for his new Vans Syndicate OG Authentic Pro CV “S” shoe.

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Attention Deficit Opera

“Macbeth,” a Toiletpaper project for the Metropolitan Opera by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari.

The Great Molly Mile

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After noticing that police spotted him curiously “digging around flower pots” along the route for Chicago Marathon, 29-year old real estate agent Bryan Duffy took off into the race and joined marathoners until he was eventually tackled by Chicago PD. His pockets contained an altoids tin with ten capsules of molly, and $541 in cash.

Morning Dose of the Hills Of Honolulu

Sounds by Alden Tyrell

Maja Krag is…

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Wednesday’s Muse

{note: boobs}

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A Battle Ready Bootleg

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Мишка’s ISIS Crisis T-Shirt

Stay Puft!

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For the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, Legacy Recordings is releasing a limited edition 12″ “Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition Vinyl” featuring Ray Parker Jr.’s No. 1 hit single “Ghostbusters” and Run-DMC’s “Ghostbusters” rap from the sequel. The real gem of this all is the packaging, which is basically a marshmallow, or technically a puffy gatefold jacket simulating the feel, texture, and smell of a marshmallow. Pre-order here

Portrait of a Drone

Richard Mosse (of infrared photography fame) directed this short “Death Is Elsewhere” on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Featuring the X-47B drone in maneuvers on the aircraft carrier, it’s an up close look at the beautiful design of one of the pilotless killers.

The Skin Stays

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The Foundation for the Art and Science of Tattooing is a one-year old project that focuses on preserving willing participants tattoos after they’ve passed away. By essentially turning plots of skin into plastic, the foundation aims to immortalize the art form.

The image above was cut from a 19th-Century Polish prisoner after they were deceased.

Ill Investigations

Bill Hader brings back “Inside SoCal” for another episode on SNL

Koudlam – The Landsc Apes (EP Stream)

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KOUDLAM’s new album “Benidorm Dream” came out on Pan European Recordings yesterday. This is his EP from earlier this summer.

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“Always Leave Them Wanting More”

The Mystery of Morganna: The Kissing Bandit

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