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Entries from May 2008

Gravis Finally Has A Skate Shoe

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Back in 1998 when Burton Snowboards first hinted about launching a footwear brand, they made a point of letting everyone know that these were absolutely, positively not going to be “skate” shoes. At the time, Dennis Jenson (the guy responsible for the launch of the brand) wanted everyone to believe that Burton was launching an […]

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Tags: Business · Fashion · Skateboarding

Mortimer Signing Stalefish

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Writer Sean Mortimer (my first roommate when I moved to SoCal) has a new book out called Stalefish: skateboard culture from the rejects who made it featuring interviews with skateboarding’s most legendary. He’ll be signing the book along with a large crew of the featured rejects on Saturday May 31, 2008 at the Skatelab in […]

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Tags: Books · Skateboarding

WI-FI Bandit From The Side Streets

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Okay, so at the moment I’m parked on a side street in the car with a baby sleeping in the car seat (that’s the view out the front windscreen). I’ve got the laptop on the folded down front seat. Why am I here? Because I’m boosting wireless from someone with an open 3com wireless router. […]

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Tags: Life

X Rated: ESPN Sues Quiksilver

May 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

In a shockingly silly legal maneuver ESPN has apparently sued Quiksilver in federal court over an “X” the clothing company has used that looks similar to the ESPN X Games logo. Quiksilver uses a stylized “X” emblem on clothing, labels and accessories that is “confusingly similar” to ESPN’s logo for the series of surfing and […]

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Tags: Business · Fashion

The Kids Know It All

May 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Just had an in-depth Apple iPod discussion with two 12 year olds and a 10 year old at Hagen’s Orange Freeze (“Squeezed Fresh Daily). Not surprisingly, the kids knew more about Apple and its product line that most adults. In fact, the 12-year-old boy with the stud-earring in one ear and a iPod Nano earbud […]

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Tags: Life · Technology

iPhone Valley Visions

May 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Sometimes the iPhone camera perfectly captures the view. . .

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Tags: Life

Surfing The Vietnam War

May 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Scott Bass, Ty Ponder, and Troy Page have a new doco coming out. It’s called Between the Lines. Between the Lines explores the choice that most draft age surfers faced during the Vietnam War era: either go to war or evade the draft. It was one or the other. Between the Lines delves into the […]

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Tags: Media · Surfing · Video