News From October 2007

All Hallows Eve...

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Listen to Halloween by the Misfits, and go out and kick some ass. Or go out and learn a few extra languages...
Posted October 30th, 2007 by Hint: Option one is easier...
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Happy Halloween!

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Key: You know you are screwed when this guy appears...
Posted October 30th, 2007 by Happy Haunting, (and property destuction, etc...)
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Burning With Delight

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The crew set forth on an epic journey last week, whipping birds into a frenzy and feeding the special ed kids. Escape from the fires on the mainland.
Posted October 30th, 2007 by Computer Is Back, Photos Are Late
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The Hunter

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Logan skimmed the water and scanned the horizon in search of his next piece entitled, "The crickets and the rust beetles scuttled among the nettles of the sage thicket. 'Vamanos, amigos,' he whispered and threw the busted-leather flint craw over the loose weave of the saddle cock and they rode on in the friscalating dusk light. Trust me."
Posted October 30th, 2007 by Rory Bathegate, Portraiteur
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Just what we always hoped for.

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Posted October 29th, 2007 by Torture your accessory dog, why not?
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Pumpkin face, a Pig, and J-Lay...

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Photo Key: What does it mean? It's just a loosely Halloween based image created on the new Pumpkin Computer by Apple, strangely enough.
Posted October 29th, 2007 by Ghouls and Goblins and Dick Cheney await you...
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Hangin Baywatch style looking for Micheal Knight

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visit the Random Blog...
visit Ed's Blog...
visit Ed's RVCA Weblog too.
Posted October 28th, 2007 by His computerized car, Kit
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Lets not kill any turkeys this November...

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...lest we accidentally kill Grif. Enjoy Logan Kincade's masterpiece that you can see him working on in the posts below: The Kincade Bird-Scape.
Posted October 27th, 2007 by Wilford Brimley has a secret camel-toe fetish
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'Ed, come meet us at the HB skatepark!'

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So I shave this stupid Stash and come over there. And the park is empty.
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Not a soul is there. You bastards!
Posted October 27th, 2007 by Kevin Austin Grant Grif Rob Josh Etc... Y'all!
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Austin Stephens, Internantional Dude.

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Key by LeRisky
Key by Kincade
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Posted October 26th, 2007 by You be the judge...
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All Toy Riders Use This As Thier Inspiration


Whenever they do interviews for TV. It's in their contracts.
Posted October 26th, 2007 by Lee press-on nails with a little heart
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Logan Kincade lines up his next masterpiece...

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Constantly searching for groundbreakingly intense imagery.
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It shall be birds! L. Kincade hard at work in his studio. -His studio is life.
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Final work by his student and assistant, Juergen LeRisky
Posted October 25th, 2007 by Juergen LeRisky from Kincade studios
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Catalina Island: Yesterday, Yes.

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Photo KEY: We (Ed, Kevin, Austin, Grant, Deanna, Griffin) went to Catalina yesterday and had a great time jumping off Frog Rock (see photo below of Griff getting RAD)
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Even though it was low tide and we hit the bottom every time. Photo KEY.
We had a picnic near some Bald Eagles, and met a weird guy named Daniel.
Posted October 25th, 2007 by Matt B and J-Lay were out ripping...
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Enjoy your temporary ink of greatness.

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That's right. You were great until that ink washed off.
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The FIRE rages on as seen here from space. (non 'space' photo by GSD, near Sole-Tech)
Posted October 23rd, 2007 by We will be in Catalina under the cloud
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Fires RAGE and the air stabs your lungs...

...And burns your eyes...
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The photos below were shot by Don Brown as Sole Technologies was evacuated yesterday.
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Johnny Layton's mom was evacutaed from her house in Arrowhead!!!!
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Our friend Ashley lives in Topanga Canyon, and had to evacuate because she couldn't breathe.
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I hope my shoes don't get burned! Just kidding.
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Rumor has it that Black Box distribution was evacuated too down in San Diego...
The shit is hitting the fan here.
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What!
Posted October 23rd, 2007 by Mostly Don Brown and Ed T. too...
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Ticking Timebomb

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Billy is always right on the brink of trouble. He can only stay docile for so long before he explodes. Now that he's single and ready to mingle I wonder how long he'll last.
Posted October 23rd, 2007 by Even Keanu Can't Defuse It
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Josh Grimaces At The Thought...

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Of what the world will look like when young Harrison turns 18 and is getting out of high school to start his life as an adult. He may be living in hell if we keep going as we are.
Posted October 22nd, 2007 by Lets make some slight adjustments...
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Wind Makes You Crazy

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Diego chills with his action homies while J-Lay hangs with his dogs. A-Stone prefers to kick it solo.
Posted October 22nd, 2007 by That's Why You have Friends
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Harm Is Hanging Out

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Becoming a dad takes some time.
Posted October 21st, 2007 by Last Baby Post
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You are learning young grasshopper.

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Kevin gets BUSTED by hidden camera secretly going out with Deanna!
Posted October 21st, 2007 by That rotten scoundrel...
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Austin decides to smith grind an embankment...

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-Key- -what did you decide to do today?
Posted October 20th, 2007 by Don't mess with California, we'll sue you.
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What else would you expect at a Toy Machine demo?

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Photo by Deanna Templeton.
Posted October 20th, 2007 by Check out the Team's Assets
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Blogging the Blogger (and his minion)

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You never know who you will run into when visiting the illustrious M cafe in LA. You may rub elbows with Kirstin Dunst, or better yet see Aaron Meza (of Crailtap fame among other famous things he does...) And his lovely wife who is about the lay a new child out any day now...
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The aforementioned minion was no other that Alex Olson, freshly grown up and ripping.
Posted October 19th, 2007 by Its loveley to see you
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Nick T spotted at a restauarnt.

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Photo key. Would you like some cheese boy on that pizza? Why don't you tell a brother how to get to Brooklyn, Jack? Where's your soul? Go More...
Posted October 19th, 2007 by I don't know. What's your latest hit brother?
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This is what happens when you shoot late...

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But computers can fix this into a gap to 5-0 no problem!
Posted October 18th, 2007 by Dorkus McDoofus
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The World According To J-Lay

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Johnny had some fun times and hard breaks in beautiful Barcelona last month. Running into old friends makes everybody smile.
Posted October 18th, 2007 by Photos by John Lewis Layton Jr
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Gonna Fly Now

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The pressure is making him sick but despite some sore knees Diego is on a mission. The Osiris Video is coming in hot and El Butcho is getting strong now. Go aggro.
Posted October 17th, 2007 by Bill Conti
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All in Favor of Grif having his own Blog...

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Make a comment with your thoughts:
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There is no use fighting over your loss of power in this world.
Posted October 17th, 2007 by Bantha tracks!
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More Grip More Flick

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Johnny is trying out his new samples. There's always some fine tuning to be done.
Posted October 16th, 2007 by Van Doren Stole This From Crailtap
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More Showdown coverage...

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For all of those who are not Billy Marks, here is an idea for you thats enough to make Grif dry-heave.
Posted October 15th, 2007 by Or was it a mushroom?
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Where's Kevin?

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Somebody found Winnie Cooper!
Posted October 15th, 2007 by Photo By Hammerhead Shark
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Blowing It In More Ways Than One...

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While dealing with the hub-bub of the Showdown I spaced and forgot to call Austin. He was out being a good samaritan, inspired by Toy Machine's newest father.
We should all do this...
Posted October 15th, 2007 by Let's attempt to up the quality
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Vans Downtown Showdown...

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Key to this photo.
This is what happened:
Johnny got robbed. He killed 3 of the 4 obstacles, and should have at least placed on the Gonz gap.
Omar got Jacked.
Zero got this.
Posted October 14th, 2007 by Good times, having our share...
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The First Loser

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The Showdown was aptly named as the boys from Toy squared off against skateboarding's finest. While Ed made power moves trying to steal some of Girl's big guns and noseblunt to a chanting crowd, Johnny gave a bloody shaka while placing second in the Foundation skateboard challenge. Billy clinched victory and a Gibson guitar on the Girl Gonz gap, and the team as a whole placed second overall next to those rascally Zero soldiers. Everyone split up the $15,000 prize and went to part-y.
Don't forget the OTHER blog on this website...
Posted October 14th, 2007 by But We're All Winners
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Showdown

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Remember that scene in Rocky II when he has the baby and Adrian tells him to win? That's exactly what happened this week when Josh had his little Harrison, except Jenna wasn't talking about kicking Apollo's ass, she was refering to the Downtown Showdown.
Posted October 13th, 2007 by What Are We Waitin' Fer?
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Newborn Baby Overload!!!!!!

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But don't think Toy Machine has gone soft...
Although I did just get back from seeing Morrissey play...
(He took his shirt off and threw it in the crowd, and Dan Rogers got a piece of it, and we all touched it and smelled it.) (--It smelled like man sweat, and expensive cologne in case you were wondering)
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We are still hard as nails.
Posted October 12th, 2007 by NAILS I tell you!
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I just met a human less than 24 hours old...

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His name was Harrison Joshua Harmony and I held his tiny body in my arms.
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It made me cry. I am so happy for Josh and Jenna. --ed
Posted October 12th, 2007 by I witnessed his 2nd smile ever.
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From the whole Toy Machine team...

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Posted October 11th, 2007 by YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!
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Harrison Harmony...

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Born October 10th, 2007.
Posted October 11th, 2007 by Uncle Touchy
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Ed signs a board while thinking of famous quotes

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The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.
-Cesare Pavese

The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted.
-Punky Brewster

Blanche talks about aging, and why should she be considered poor, because physical beauty is transitory and fading and she has such richness of the soul. I think that speech is so beautiful, and so telling and so true.
-Delta Burke
Posted October 10th, 2007 by But are they famous?
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What To Expect

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The Harmonys are almost due! Wouldn't it be cool if the baby spoke like Bruce Willis from Look Who's Talking? Although, that would make Josh a weird cab driver and Jenna a stuffy accountant. Sucky.
Posted October 10th, 2007 by Dr Spock
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Diego the Butcher, Photographer Extraordinaire

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Here are two of Diego's Panoramic shots...
Very nice.
Posted October 9th, 2007 by The Butcher will chop the crap out of you though
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Shuffle Through the Session

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Skating is actually a lot of sitting around and standing in lines. Every once and a while something bizarre will happen.
Posted October 9th, 2007 by The Sands of Time
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Beloe Footwear Launches

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Beloe footwear, a new shoe company based out of Laguna Hills, CA. headed up by Russ Pope is releasing its first seasons product early in 08. Beloe footwear is producing an Ethan Fowler signature model as well as industry and artist colab pieces for Spring. An Austin Stephens shoe is in the works for back to school next year. The Beloe team list includes Austin Stephens and Ethan Fowler. More riders to be announced in the coming weeks. Jimmy Arrighi of RVCA fame is Beloe's TM. Look for lots of thoughtfully designed product that is capable of standing on it's own to be released soon from Beloe footwear..
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www.beloefootwear.com
Posted October 8th, 2007 by It's NOT owned by a BMXer
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Regular Old Bilbo

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Billy hopes to burn an even more permanent mark in skateboarding with a ninth place finish at Goofy vs. Regular. Diego was so excited that he pissed himself. Billy just jumped for joy and went shopping at Wal-Mart.
Posted October 8th, 2007 by Nowhere the Pig Team Hasn't Been
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Matt Bennett, Photographer Extraordinaire #6

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Here are two ore of Matt's photos (of Josh in Amsterdam...) and some Spice Girls lyrics to contrast and compare to the Dylan lyrics.

If you can't dance if you can't dance.
If you can't dance. if you can't dance
If you can't dance to this you can't do nothing for me baby
If you can't dance if you can't dance
If you can't dance. if you can't dance
If you can't dance to this you can't do nothing for me baby
Now we got the flavour the bad behaviour
the rhythm the melody the juice for you to savour
rockin' and vibing somebody is jivin'
You need to take a tip, sort it out,
Get a grip whenever I go out wherever it may be,
There never is a Keanu but a dweeb lookin' at me
but even if I did score he's a loser on the dance floor,
Take a deep breath count 1 2 3.

Even when his eyes met mine
his slamming shoes were out of time,
Can't you just feel the groove
why don't you move,
it's easy can't you see,
take my hand and dance with me

If you can't dance, if you can't dance.
If you can't dance. if you can't dance
If you can't dance to this you can't do nothing for me baby
If you can't dance, if you can't dance.
If you can't dance. if you can't dance
If you can't dance to this you can't do nothing for me baby.
Hey macho
Te vi el otro dia
Me dio mucha, mucha alegria
Eschucha la musica
Ay, madre mia
Hey chico, tu no tienes nada
Que susto, que sueco, que polla, que tieso
Oh, no me toques
Ay, que pero, feo
Venga, venga, marcha salida
Toma esa musica, me canta deprisa
Cuidado, cuidado, que chico, que loca,
Toma mi ritmo
Me voy contigo
Hey macho te quiero
Quiero un hombre, necesito, si pero no tu nombre
Hey macho, Hey macho
Si no bailas esto no puedes nada conmigo.

(Possible translation of Spanish Rap, very loose)

Hey macho
I saw you the other day
I was very very happy
Listen to the music
Oh my dear
Hey boy, you have nothing
What a fright, what a ??, what a dick, how "straight?"
Oh, don't touch me
Ay, how ugly
Come on, come on, get out of here
Have that music, it sings to me fast
Warning, warning
what a boy, what madness
Have my rythm
I go with you
Hey macho, I love you
I want a man, I need, yes
but not your name
Hey macho, Hey macho
If you can't dance to this you can't do nothing for me

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Machine Gun Etiquette. (buy the album)
Posted October 7th, 2007 by The Damned.
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Joshs Goes BIG

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Harm geared up to get huge while Grant feebled in the kiddie pool.
Posted October 7th, 2007 by Fluffy Beard
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Matt Bennett, Photographer Extraordinaire #5

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Kevin posts up in a nice hotel as seen by Mr. Bennett.
For you today, some lyrics by Bob Dylan:
Just like Tom Thumb's Blues
When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outa you

Now if you see Saint Annie
Please tell her thanks a lot
I cannot move
My fingers are all in a knot
I don't have the strength
To get up and take another shot
And my best friend, my doctor
Won't even say what it is I've got

Sweet Melinda
The peasants call her the goddess of gloom
She speaks good English
And she invites you up into her room
And you're so kind
And careful not to go to her too soon
And she takes your voice
And leaves you howling at the moon

Up on Housing Project Hill
It's either fortune or fame
You must pick up one or the other
Though neither of them are to be what they claim
If you're lookin' to get silly
You better go back to from where you came
Because the cops don't need you
And man they expect the same

Now all the authorities
They just stand around and boast
How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms
Into leaving his post
And picking up Angel who
Just arrived here from the coast
Who looked so fine at first
But left looking just like a ghost

I started out on burgundy
But soon hit the harder stuff
Everybody said they'd stand behind me
When the game got rough
But the joke was on me
There was nobody even there to call my bluff
I'm going back to New York City
I do believe I've had enough

Sometimes you never find the Key...
Posted October 6th, 2007
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Matt Bennett, Photographer Extraordinaire #4

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Honesty will get you everywhere? You don't always find the Key.
Posted October 6th, 2007 by Saturday, Goofy vs Regular is going down...
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Matt Bennett, Photographer Extraordinaire #2

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Matt B sent me some photos from his camera to put up on the web... Here is the Key to this photo.
This is Johnny, Diego, and Burn-Dog, hanging out in Amsterdam.
It's J-Lay's Birthday Today!!!!
Posted October 5th, 2007 by Have a bitchin' summer, get laid by Janice White
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Matt Bennett, Photographer Extraordinaire

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Matt B sent me some photos from his camera to put up on the web... Here is the Key to this photo.
This is Matt and Josh in Amsterdam:
In other news:
Today is Johnny Layton's Birthday!!!! Have a good one Johnny!
Posted October 5th, 2007 by Pathetic networks grasping at straws on remakes.
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My Brother Matt had a new Baby!!!

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And it's possessed! (by angels)
Posted October 4th, 2007 by Neck-Face got a Neck-Tat that says 'I love God'
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Open Call to Females: Billy is now SINGLE

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Billy has requested that you send photos of your beautiful girlfriends, sisters, (and mothers, why not?) to him, now that he is an eligible bachelor. The dude even has a Tanning Bed at his house! And on top of all that, he is famous on Australian TV!!! (and by 'nerd' they mean kick-ass)
Posted October 4th, 2007 by Who wants to marry a millionaire?
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Out with the Old, and in with the NEW

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Make it a Toy Machine...


Or die.
Posted October 3rd, 2007 by Demi Moore is now officially Demi Kutcher
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Johnny takes a nap...

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In Moscow, while Austin is trying a trick for the camera. Nick and Josh are also chilling. You can see a great new interview with Austin, and a New Jack with Nick in the newest issue of The Skateboard Mag.
Posted October 3rd, 2007 by Photos by Deanna: Fed-Ex gets kids?
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Diego pushes Josh around Moscow

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After he hurt his ankle at our demo.
Posted October 2nd, 2007 by Andre the Giant's posse: Photo by Deanna
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New York City Night-Time North of Houston St.

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You see some cool/weird shit while walking around NYC on a Saturday night.
(white boots, so hot right now...)
Some of it could scare you to death.
Posted October 2nd, 2007 by Mama Mia Papa Pee-a
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Regular Domination

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Bill Marks is putting down the Halo 3 controller and gearing up for Goofy vs Regular. Watch out goofys.
Posted October 1st, 2007 by But I'm Goofy
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Vancouver Art Show information...

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Scott Pommier has a photography exhibition for you to attend if you are around...
Posted October 1st, 2007 by Enjoy your life by seeing artwork
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