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News From February 2006

J-Lay has an interview on Thrasher dot Com...

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Polaroid of Johnny's freaking BOO-YA Front Blunt Ga-Dooshj by Grif

Go to and marvel at his stunning life...NOW you PAWNS!
Posted February 28th, 2006 by Melt-downs Inc.
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Johnny Layton web-exclusive interview.

Why did you move out of Corona? To escape Billy’s hell hole household. Read more.....on

Posted February 28th, 2006 by el ztaffo
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The "Ga-Doooshj" phase, my favorite.

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This was an epic Griffin phase.
Stunt doubling for Jay Adams on the Lords of Dogtown movie.
Fake hair, but no fake attitude, bro.

Posted February 28th, 2006 by I love it when a plan comes together
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The rain is Spain falls mainly on the plains

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Ed with some skaters from Madrid.

SUFFER the JOY of giving your life to a skateboard company...
The Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard conglomerate.

Suffer it NOW!
Posted February 28th, 2006 by Juice? What is Juice? I want Grape Drink...
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The Twilight of the Future phase...

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Using his Camel bucks wisely...
Posted February 27th, 2006 by knowing is only half the battle
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It's Official

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Austin got a new clothing sponsor. Scope it.

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Here it is huge in case you want to print it out on silk and use it as a sail in a boat race or something.

"Suffer the Joy", sometimes filming feels like pissing in the ocean. You'll be swimming in yellow in no tiime...
Posted February 27th, 2006 by The Overwhelming Sense of Blah
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Griffin Phase _____________????

What the hell is this one?
Billy Zane? Billy Corrigan?
bald grif
Posted February 25th, 2006 by the griffin chronicler
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I'm back you Sons of Bitches...

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Diego cuts his way into whatever the hell he wants to skate...
It is the toy machine way.

Be sure to check out the Cul-De-Sac of Lameness now that I am back...

And NEVER forget that we are making a video: Suffer the Joy. Start saving your money right now. Curb your coke (a-cola?) habit so you can buy a skate video.
Posted February 25th, 2006 by master-bator of the mongrel troll visigoths
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Dark Lord Bennett

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Even in a place of pure goodness on a cloudless day, Bennett searches out shadows while humming obscure Depeche Mode and contemplating new ways to bend his board and body.
"Tickle your whatever," he's been known to say.

"Suffer the Joy", eating away at idleness and anxiety.
Posted February 24th, 2006 by Your Biggest Fan, Richard Bennett
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Spot Check

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Don't you hate taking 2 hours to drive to a spot and then getting out and realizing it sucks? Matt B and J-Lay do too.

"Suffer the Joy", merely a dream, slowly crystalizing into reality.
Posted February 23rd, 2006 by Your Pot Smoking Little Sister
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Grif Again

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Here's an ultra-recent incarnation of Grif.
Posted February 21st, 2006 by The 34 Year Old Woman With a Crush on You
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Tempster Returns

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Be it partying with the Art Czar of Italy or rolling around the Huntington Park in a fit of laughter, Ed brings a cloud of child-like amusement wherever he goes. We've missed him.

...and so did Grif.
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"Suffer the Joy", you count the seconds, I'll count the stars, we'll see who wins.
Posted February 21st, 2006 by The Chili Dog Master
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Johnny Layton pro board review.

Toy Machine skateboard decks are strong and solid, with a great amount of response and pop. I personally tried out the Johnny Layton pro deck, and thought it was a great more here!

Posted February 20th, 2006 by Steve Cave
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Like a Caged Animal

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Here's a sweet skate pic for you guys to scope. It's been awhile.

"Suffer the Joy", maybe one day it will speak for itself.
Posted February 20th, 2006 by Your Easy Midwestern Demeanor
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Billy the Menace

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You're never quite sure what the evil grin and sideways glance means when it comes from Bilbo. It could be something that you both get a kick out of and have a laugh at or it could be an errie premonition of some bizarre practical joke that is about to befall you. He always keeps you guessing...

"Suffer the Joy", a promotional tool and a guide to living.
Posted February 17th, 2006 by The 48 Bros Hanging In Your Garage
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J-Lay Balds His Face and Neck

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Like a weird swim team kid in high school, Johnny shaves all the excess hair off his body for increased speed. Mach 3 indeed...

"Suffer the Joy", keep your fingers crossed and your eyes crosser.
Posted February 16th, 2006 by The Ring of Hair Around Your Ears
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Trip Out

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Harm strums up and prepares for a journey. Are you ready?

"Suffer the Joy", freezing space and time.
Posted February 15th, 2006 by The Swedish Meatball In Your Slow Cooker
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Toy Machine Hits Kansas City!

Here's some random images from the weekend demo in KC. It snowed, kids came, they ripped. Peruse and enjoy.
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"Suffer the Joy",punching teeth out of the gifthorse's mouth.
Posted February 13th, 2006 by Hometown Zero
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On the Road Again

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We're outta here tomorrow! Kansas City Indoor Skatepark needed a demo and Toy Machine is there to handle shit. If you're one of the 3 kids in KC reading this, you're stoked! For everyone else, just disregard this and go to Crailtap or something...

"Suffer the Joy", for you as much as us.
Posted February 9th, 2006 by Sunset Pictures, The Benihanas of Photography
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Here's a Face

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So, I'm told this is a rundown of the FACES of Griffin Collins, and putting a skate photo up seems to confuse all that. To set things right I've gone ahead and placed this beautiful portrait of Grif for all to see. Enjoy.
Posted February 9th, 2006 by The Hand Shaker
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Grif Near the Now

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Mr. Collins posesses one the sweetest pop shuvits in the biz. Here is a fine example. I think he'd drank a 22oz of Tecate on this particular day.
Posted February 8th, 2006 by The Hand Shaker
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Loyal Pawns Unite!

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These boys were at a demo for a shop called New Generation. I had never seen nipple flair displayed in such a manner. New Gen indeed...

"Suffer the Joy", we'll squeeze the teet of patience until it runs dry.
Posted February 8th, 2006 by The Criddler in the Right Corner
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Dropping Like A-Stone

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"Hey, who wants to drop in off that wall?"
"I will."
"Really really?"

"Suffer the Joy", teasing you like a hot 17 year old cousin.
Posted February 7th, 2006 by Your Cement Worker Girlfriend
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Harm Comes Ragin'

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Josh expresses himself openly and often. This moment was captured just before his head popped off in a fit of excitement. He's an enthusiastic young feller.

"Suffer the Joy", not exactly a sequel, but more of an epilogue.
Posted February 6th, 2006 by The Tangerine Dream
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Hair Horn

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Even Matt B. is tempted to pull his hair out from time to time. It's easy to get lost in a life of travel, skating, leisure and fame. Mr. Bennett uses his floppy wig and mellow demeanor as a compass and navigates with the best of them.

"Suffer the Joy", take it as instruction or distraction...
Posted February 5th, 2006 by Your Buff Little Brother
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Edged Up to the Waterfall of Life

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Ed has handled some of the most mind boggling swells and path obstructing boulders with deft moves and logical reasoning, but will this next abyss be too much? Time will tell I suppose...

"Suffer the Joy" another drop in the video bucket. It's already overflowing.
Posted February 4th, 2006 by Your Gallery Agent
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JLay's Send us Your Footy contest!!

Active has really done it this time! They are offering one years worth of Johnny's sponsors to whom ever has the best footy. Johnny will personnally watch the tapes and pick the winner.

This is your chance to get your footage in the hands of the right people. Send Johnny 2 minutes of your best edited skate footage and Johnny will pick his favorite entry.

The winner will recieve 1 year supply of product from Toy Machine, Vans, Spitfire, Thunder, Bones Swiss and Active.

You will obey and you will send your footy to:
c/o Johnny Layton

1360 E. Locust

Ontario, CA 91761

Posted February 3rd, 2006 by el ztaffo
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This phase of Grif's was temporary...

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And we are all the better for it.
Posted February 3rd, 2006 by the booger wiper
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Visions of Griffin Collins, continued...

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Another black hair photo.
But this one shows the slow transition to wearing clothing of different colors.
Notice the Beige jacket and striped shirt.
Posted February 2nd, 2006 by the booger wiper
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A-Stone Perched Upon a Train

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On tour sometimes you're skating, sometimes your waiting, and sometimes you're wandering an abandoned steel mill and climbing all over trains. Well, at least this one time....

New video, "Suffer the Joy", call your local skateshop and start pestering. They love that shit.
Posted February 2nd, 2006 by Your Brand New Pad
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Next stage. Black hair over face.

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You wouldn't really call it "goth"
It was more socially retarded & awkward.
In this stage he tried not to shake your hand in fear of germs.
Photo by Josh Harmony
Posted February 1st, 2006 by the booger wiper
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Video Trolls in Natural Habitat

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Here's how it works; the guys skate, we piece it together a little bit at a time, market and package it, you buy it, enjoy it for 30 minutes, and then you forget about it and get a girlfriend or a job or start breakdancing or something. All in a life's work...

"Suffer the Joy", an exercise in futility (and worth every second).
Posted February 1st, 2006 by Filming in Free Time
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