News From April 2006

Tempster Prepares For A Journey Home

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We're off, back to a land where people talk normal (at least to us) and the seasons are back where they belong. Australia photo blow out to follow shortly...


"Suffer the Joy", pressure is the motivator.
Posted April 30th, 2006 by Saving It All For The Last Day
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Road-House Chiropractic...

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Deanna gives Billy some shoulder tweakage...
Posted April 29th, 2006 by Life is Random
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Billy tried to play this skateboard...

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He had only been away from his PSP for about 10 minutes...

Suffer the Joy of being addicted...
Posted April 29th, 2006 by Wade Burkitt has long hair
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Austin Shoots A 'Roo!

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It doesn't get more Australian than this (well unless he was throwing a boomerang, holding a koala, putting a shrimp on the barbie, and showing us a big knife while on a walkabout).


"Suffer the Joy", the epicenter of our existence and soon to be your's...
Posted April 28th, 2006 by Rejection Is Inevitable
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Epic Skatepark Graffiti

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Posted April 27th, 2006 by Deanna is mean to me
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I'm Squishing your Head!!

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Johnny gets his head squished by Harmony in Canberra...
Posted April 27th, 2006 by suffer the joy of not getting coverage
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Johnny enjoys the wide variety of insects in OZ

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This is a SMALL moth.
Posted April 23rd, 2006 by For some reason Matt B smells like a skunk
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Australia is having an effect on Harmony

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TEXT UPDATE: We did a demo in Melbourne today and it was pretty fun. I couldn't shoot photos because I was skating. The guys got some footage for Suffer the Joy too.
Posted April 23rd, 2006 by Robert Plant gives the
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Ed gets tackled by Josh...

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While Bradford looks on...

The nights are getting weird here in Melbourne.

Suffer the joy of wrestling with your inner demons...
Posted April 22nd, 2006 by I worked him
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Kevin's Bloody Hatchet Wound

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Up close and personal. Melbourne, Australia.
Posted April 22nd, 2006 by Beef Curtain Bonanza
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Josh melts into is own mind.

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So psychedelic bro...
Posted April 22nd, 2006 by the rain falls hard on a humdrum town
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Kaniva Australia, on the road to Melbourne...

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We stopped in Kaniva to get food. We saw fenced-in Wallabys, Kangaroos, and Emu's. One Emo too.
The place in this photo served fish with newspaper cooked into it. Why bother taking it off?
Billy, Pete, Josh, Kevin, Bradford the Photog, Matt B, and J-Lay holding it down.
Posted April 21st, 2006 by Is there a dead skunk in this van?
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Matt B tripping out in Melbourne

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Another mall to lose your mind in. Girls in schoolgirl uniforms everywhere.
Posted April 21st, 2006 by I crapped in Timothy Leary's toilet
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"Suffer The Joy" video trailer.

It's finally here! Check out the bottom of this page, or just click here.
Posted April 19th, 2006 by some random tool.
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Cigarettes = Death

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Posted April 19th, 2006 by Quigley Down Under is a sex postition
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Billy doing exactly what you would expect...

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Playing with his PSP and kickflip boardsliding 10 stair rails in Toy demos...

Thanks to all the great skaters in ADELAIDE who went to our demo
And all the people from Daily Grind who made us feel welcome!

We are off to Melbourne...
Posted April 19th, 2006 by A Drop-Bear tried to drop on Matt B, but missed
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Josh rides a pig in Adelaide, Australia...

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It has ben raining since we got here, and the demo was not what it could have been beacuse of the wetness... Plus dear sweet Kevin Barnett is sick as a dog, and I have prescribed him bedrest. So we had no filmer so far either...

Things are looking up from here!

Suffer the Joy of being sick in Australia, and getting rained on. SO much suffering.
Posted April 18th, 2006 by Paul Hogan was maimed by a drop-bear
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Austin Either - Or...

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Check out the always great SKATEBOARDER magazine for the details...

And since we are in Australia for two weeks. We may get LAZY on updates.
So cut us some slack!
Posted April 15th, 2006 by And all you ____'s you know I'm talkin' ta you
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They say we all change at some point

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Posted April 15th, 2006 by P. Rogress (is stunted)
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TOY MACHINE Tour in Australia!

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A small tour of 4 cities, with some time to film for SUFFER THE JOY.

Click here to SEE THE SCHEDULE...
Posted April 14th, 2006 by The Redback spider vs. the drop bear
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Weeeeeee!!!!

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Posted April 14th, 2006 by The Hand Shaker
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Harm Nosegrinds, Grif Looks On

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Old spot, Josh's go to trick, Grif handling slide duty, and Tempster lurking. All in a day's work.


"Suffer the Joy", getting closer by the day.
Posted April 13th, 2006 by The Sudden Case Of Car Sickness
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Jason Lee has a TV show.

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I'm sure you know...
Posted April 13th, 2006 by File under easy listening
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Enjoy the Aesthetics of an A-Stone Push

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And know that there is a trailer lurking just around the corner...


"Suffer the Joy", a mental game as much as a physical one.
Posted April 12th, 2006 by Your Own Battle Of Wounded Knee
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Harm Surveys the Horizon

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Here's Josh checking out Lombard Street in SF. You can spy Jenna in the right hand corner, she's criddling in.


"Suffer the Joy", a crooked path to a unknown destination.
Posted April 11th, 2006 by The Little Man By the Heated Air
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Filming is not always a bed of roses

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Kevin sits in utter anguish after filming Billy for hours while he tried a line...
Posted April 10th, 2006 by Emeril Lagassi is a closet vegetarian
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J-Lay gets the cover of a calendar...

The photo was taken off (by second-handed request?)
For the following possible reasons:
1. The risk of possibly promoting the calendar to the possible market for it.
2. The idea that our site was letting the cat out of the bag. (and my response would be that any promotion for your calendar is good promotion, if you read the comments on the post you will see the POSITIVE feedback from the J-Lay fans who are GOING to buy it now.)
3. Perhaps letting the fans of Toy Machine riders' know about such a calendar in some ways will make them NOT buy it. But that sounds retarded.

Either way, sorry for bummin' people out, and getting people in trouble.
Posted April 10th, 2006 by getting chewed for trying to help people
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Josh on his first Toy tour!!!

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So innocent! He hasn't changed a bit. Well a little bit, but not much. He is still excited to skate and always happy and fun to be around...

Photo by: Stevie Brown
Posted April 8th, 2006 by Constantine edited Thomas out of the book
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Toy Team signing - Saturady April 8th

OK, so the contest happened, and Billy was not feeling the wood and the soft asphalt, so he went out like a wuss and didn't pull anything. Matt B did some stuff, but Tommy Sandoval won, and Terrell Robinson got robbed. The whole team besides Diego was there to sign autographs. The people at Sun Diego were super nice to us. They are the shop that put up that giant window display... (scroll down to see it)

If you are in San Diego, be sure to go there for all of your shopping needs.

It was a VERY POSITIVE DAY OVERALL.
Posted April 8th, 2006 by Andre Aggassi hates raquetball
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Suffer the Joy filming heats up this summer...

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And Kevin will be melting down all over the world, and Josh will be skating hotel parking lots all over the world...

...And Matt B will be showing the lazy pros what it is about...

Pola's by Grif

Your wallet is gonna Suffer the Joy later this year, bung-scrapers...
Posted April 7th, 2006 by Jodie Foster has Jodie Foster's Army on her i-Pod
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New Levels of Lameness...

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I love when Hollywood uses skating to make people look "cool."
Posted April 6th, 2006 by Misha Barton uses Gold Bond medicated powder
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Matt B Comes Up On The Mode

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Bennett lurks where he can to find his latest Depeche Mode fix.
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See...


"Suffer the Joy", your own personal jesus.
Posted April 6th, 2006 by Your Obsession With Martin
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Have you ever tried a feeble but...

Accidentally went into a boardslide..?
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It's the WORST!

Austin does a feeble/boardslide, polaroid by Grif.
Posted April 5th, 2006 by Andy Warhol never ate tomato soup
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Who is lurking in the sex shop?

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And what do you buy there?
Posted April 5th, 2006 by Sylvester Stallone likes to use an 8' dildo
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Check this posse out...

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They came to Chris Lindig's art show trolling for new pelts, some fresh wool if you will...
Posted April 4th, 2006 by Peter North eats at Mothers Market
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Austin grinds his way across town...

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Posted April 4th, 2006 by Jon Stewart votes Republican
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Grif Is Back

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Does this need a caption?
Posted April 4th, 2006 by The Hand Shaker
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Josh Gets Psychedelic

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He must have been tripping balls to get as gnar as he did this weekend.


"Suffer the Joy", candy you eat with your eyes.
Posted April 4th, 2006 by The Sweat Soaking Your Palms
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Item from the Toy Machine MAILBOX:

First in a series of stuff that kids sent to us...
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"The Monster Squad" collectors card, featuring Josh Harmony as "Junk-Food Josh."
Posted April 3rd, 2006
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A demo in Austria a while back...

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Tempster lays down the law, while Kevin documents it for the cutting room floor.
Posted April 3rd, 2006 by Rod Stewart hates fashion mullets
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Craig Stecyk has a show in LA...

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It's called "Futureopolis" and is at 7018 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles...
That is Craig on the left, and Red-Dog Jim Muir on the right.
Posted April 3rd, 2006 by Soccer Moms score from the head
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The team takes a break from filming...

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While in Barcelona. Eating at the Spanish equivalent of "Subway" called "Pans"
Posted April 2nd, 2006 by Ricardo Monteblan only dated black ladies
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APRIL FOOLS DAY JOKE ABOUT THE TRAILER!

SORRY EVERYONE! I had to do it. Obviously some kids didn't find it funny.
But we know who the loyal fans are...
Click this word: FINALLY!!!! to see it...
Posted April 1st, 2006 by Oh yes, I went there.
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A triple portrait to look at

mirror
I shot this in Austria, there was some weird public art that involved lots of mirrors...
No Photoshop was used!
Posted April 1st, 2006 by John Travolta reads the Bible to his sons
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