News From March 2011

The man who is: Matt Bennett

An enigma wrapped in a Toy Machine shirt.
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Yeah, he has a pro model deck. Grant him the respect he desrves.
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Yes, you may have a sticker young man.
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Lets add some Dekline ones to your collection too.
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What? I'm just watching people skate from this comfy bench.
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I can see all the action from here.
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Gas station sandwich, check.
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The kids love the Matt B.
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Yes sir, I will sign your report card.
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My moms gonna love this!
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Tough being a skate celeb.
Posted March 30th, 2011 by Dildoes, can be spelled dildos too.
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Almost Bailed

But then didn't.
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You've seem this before.
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Shot by this Southern gentleman.
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More tomorrow.
Posted March 29th, 2011 by Revenge of the Digital Pixel Crater
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Toy Machine Tour Georgia - Part 7

Yeah, we have more photos of Toy riders lurking around...
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Masters of the Universe, Collin and Daniel.
Check out some face time with Matt B...
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This is how Daniel winds down at the end of the day, with a sketchbook and a pen.
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Lets take a peek.
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Wake up motherfucker, we have spots to look at.
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What?
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My feet and ankles are killing me. I can't skate today.
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Just kidding, check this out!
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Oh the Cracker Barrel.
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This Barrel rips!
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Post Barrel food coma.
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I need to shrivel in the sun for a spell.
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Art has been tagged.
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Eww.
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Hari Cari, Dan-Lu is into it. Google it bitches.
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What are you looking at bunghole?
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We found a great spot to hang out at.
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Man, I love hanging out here. Sock Team!
Posted March 28th, 2011 by Donald Trump only has vaginal sex for procreation purposes
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Toy Machine Tour Georgia - Part 6

Fun, yeah we have a lot of it.
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Fun? Nah-Nah.
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"Actually, this is exactly what my girlfreind in 10th grade's butthole looked like. I remember it fondly. No, I won't tongue it for a photo"
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I will stretch the Texas donut however.
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Kevin caught felching the cream-pie from his spinchter donut.
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That is gross.
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Soliciting and peddling is all we do.
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This school is like a skatepark.
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Its too early to skate.
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Let me wax up this curb for you Collin, I'm sure with a fresh coat of wax you will be inspired to perform some trickery.
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Ahhhhhh, Jordan tests out the new coat first.
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Gather around everyone and I will show you all how to complete a "K" grinder.
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Video slave, we need more wax! get to it!
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Who called me the video slave? I'll wring your necks!
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Kevin will wash your mouth out with that wax if you don't shut up.
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You want this in your mouth, big boy?
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A squirrell's eye view of the Toy team mid-loiter.
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Matt B and Jordan give a little ledge-dancing demo to the boys.
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Entertain me amatuer!
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This demo puts me to sleep. It'd be better if I was in it.
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See if I care.
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In case of earthquake, zip yourself in.
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Here we go...
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Nailed it. (some frames of this sequence have been censored for your protection.)
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Ummmmmmmm.
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This is where my pizza and fries were sitting.
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Atlanta shout out.
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Keep the spots coming, I will reject them all!
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MOP, 50 points.
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MOP mega-post!
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Heres a spot I can get down with.
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The footsoldier was born in one of these.
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He was scorching smiths since he was 4 weeks old.
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I just farted here in my room while making this post, and I almost can't believe how bad it smells. I should have NOT had that chinese food.
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ATL, bitches.
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This has Matt B all over it.
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Waited, waiting, wait, waiter, waster.
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I am not the propaganda, I make the propaganda.
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Did you hear me fuck-face?
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That's what I'm talking about.
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Where is my coconut juice?
Posted March 24th, 2011 by Dorothy loved the Straw Man most of all.
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Toy Machine Tour Georgia - Part 5

Massive photo dump of pixels and colors formed to make images of the Toy Team in between ripping spots new assholes.
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Again, we begin with a thick dollop of procrastination.
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What does the future hold for me today? Do I have what it takes to be a pro on Toy Machine?
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Have you watched me, Matt Bennett, at the Berrics?
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What is that beast lumbering across the open lot?
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Gracious tour guide.
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No more 5-hour-energy, no more Starbucks, coconut juice is the new energy booster.
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5 hour anti-energy.
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Leo jizzes all over Kevin's chest.
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And Daniel's face. Rapture on all levels.
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Cling to me.
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Grade-A prime loitering.
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When the Toy Machine leaves this place, the only thing left will be smouldering ashes.
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Ah, ah, We come from the land of the ice and snow, From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow. The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands, To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!
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Nothing to see here, move along.
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Pulling back the curtian to reveal the wizard Minister of Propaganda.
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Vamoose.
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We are calling the police!
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Mini catepillar climbes the mound-ish fingertip of ?????
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Fascinating actions shots of people getting into cars.
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"Its.......What I do."
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I'm warming up to excersize my skills.
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Yeah, I missed it.
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When not lounging in strip malls, Dan-Lu is generally killing it.
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MOP gets creepy.
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Like I said, Its a Photo Dump Mega-Post...
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All for you.
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ATL nigga's!
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Rippled adonises.
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Face-melting guitar solo with a custon Matt B board.
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Are those stupid people still watching us?
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I don't know how I feel about taking part in this photo dump anymore.
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To the vans!
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Soon to be gone ladies and gentlemen, soon to be gone.
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Meet me in the shadows.
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I control your kids.
Posted March 23rd, 2011 by Liz Taylor and MJ, what the real story?
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Toy Machine Tour Georgia - Part 4

The loitering continues...
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Kevin wishes he was filming this trick. It's like the designers took a photo of a kid on a trampoline and then added a board next to him - SKATEBOARDING! Or maybe there is a kid who can do no handed bennihanas out there...
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You would think by this blog that all the Toy team does is sit around doing nothing. That is when you pop in your Brainwash video and shut up.
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Leo bought Dan Lu some fronts.
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"Whaddya expect? He's my bro."
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MOP is ready to go.
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Nick T had to fly to Austin, TX for a Cons tour.
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Random girl soaks up the 80 degree day at the airport.
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Shade is always nice.
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J-Lay goes back to old faithful for energy...
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MOP makes a puddle.
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"I'm sick of being your art."
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Last time we were at these rails a fat security guard kicked us out before we got to play.
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Checked out spots & secret shit popped off.
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The Bull.
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That is not how you spell DILDO.
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"In one of these photos Dan Lu turns into a wax dummy or a weird looking old lady." –Mike
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Sammiches!
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Black Mamba strikes again.
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Secret shit.
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JT holds his cheer until the end.
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Leo Romero can be traced back to founding father Jefferson.
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"If he says what I think he's gonna say I'm taking this guitar case and bolting..."
Posted March 22nd, 2011 by Sasha Grey is rumored to want to bone Leo Romero.
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Toy Machine Tour Georgia - Part 3

Did you see Matt BENNETT at the Berrics?
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Sect eye sees all.
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Yeah, in case you were wondering, todays post will be a photo-dump of dudes hanging out on tour. You get a fly's-eye view of a heaping pile of Toy Machine in pixel form plopped right on your eyeballs.
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Best viewed on an iPad while on the toilet, or getting driven to the mall by your mom.
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The drives can really shave the hair from your soul.
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Man, I'm crashing so hard...
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Maybe a 5-hour-energy every one hour will help.
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Leo sees a set of stairs that inspire him to write a song about Collin Provost being the Years Best Am and how it is not as cool as being Skater of the Year.
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It does to me, but I can't say shit 'cause I'm only an am.
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"Can you play any Zep, bro?"
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J-Lay has a 5 hour spring in his step...
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Man I need another 5 hour already.
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Daniel Lutheran + pretty flowers = Art with a capital A.
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Yup.
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What's up I'm Matt B. You probably heard of me, I'm a factory sponsored pro for Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard Company.
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5 hour Tecate.
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Don't post this! I have an image to uphold. I'm a role model and an extension/representative of Toy Machine, and I would not want to sully their good image.
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Is it cool if I ride in the van looking like this?
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My heel is tore-back.
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I assure you lots of skating happens, but we don't show you any of it here. You will have to wait for upcoming magazines and videos.
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When not filming skaters, Kevin Barnett, your Minister of Propaganda, or MOP, is busy handling business via his personal mini computer. Power moves.
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And even more exciting angle of Kevin and Johnny talking and texting. You saw it here first folks.
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The gang thickens, the loitering commences.
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I don't know what's happeneing here, but it has hot mess written all over it.
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You guys have a light? I've been wanting to get into a van with a bunch of dudes I have never seen before.
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Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that creates images in order to tell a news story. It is now usually understood to refer only to still images, but in some cases the term also refers to video used in broadcast journalism. Photojournalism is distinguished from other close branches of photography (such as documentary photography, social documentary photography, street photography or celebrity photography) by the qualities of:

  • Timeliness — the images have meaning in the context of a recently published record of events.
  • Objectivity — the situation implied by the images is a fair and accurate representation of the events they depict in both content and tone.
  • Narrative — the images combine with other news elements to make facts relatable to the viewer or reader on a cultural level.

Like a writer, a photojournalist is a reporter but he or she must often make decisions instantly and carry photographic equipment, often while exposed to significant obstacles (physical danger, weather, skateboarders, crowds).

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Hey everybody, I'm Dan-Lu. You may remember me some such films as Toy Machine's Brainwash.
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I remember that movie.
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When Nick puts a new board together, that means a spot is gonna get fucked up.
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Man I admire what you do Kevin, said Rodent. Is that a motion picture camera? I'm at 500 shutter speed, what are you at? Kevin was thinking the whole time he was being peppered with questions that he would like to offer this rodent some poisoned cheese, because his concentration was being siphoned from his main focus, the graceful and athletic motions of these young skateboard men.
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Be cool everyone! It's the fuzz!
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Commence power-tripping at 487% velocity. "Guess who's in control of this situation now you crackers?"
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"Nah, just kidding, y'all can go..."
Posted March 21st, 2011 by Pornstar Kim Kane loves Matt Bennett
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Rainbows and Lollipops

Matt BENNETT at the Berrics!
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Dan took Ethan's Delight down a favorite rail.
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Jared was stoked as usual.
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Jermaine had his own session.

Posted March 20th, 2011 by Over the Back is Preferred...
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Toy Machine Tour the South - Part 2

You thought this was over? It's just starting.
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"So then you take your thing out ever so slowly, and if you had done everything else right up until this point, nothing will ooze out, and you have pulled off a perfect..."
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Matt and Johnny got invited onto the GGW bus, skate celebs get all the perks.
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There is awlays someone doing something to laugh at.
See Leo get AWESOME on Burnout!
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The Team Managers' view of a session.
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Nailing it.
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Nick asking, "Why did you send bombs in letters?"
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"Don't take my photo bunghole."
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After finishing a classic like Joyce's Finnegans Wake, you need to clear your mind with a Playboy.
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Boo-ya.
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5 hour energy has a new addict.
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Yep, its Art.
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The days roll along until the sun dips down.
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Fo-sho, Fo-sho...
Posted March 18th, 2011
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Billy's Totally Random Video Pick!

 
Posted March 18th, 2011 by Chilen Kept It Rolling Hilarious
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Toy Machine Demo Atlanta

Mega-Post from North Georgia, get amongst...
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North Georgia Skatepark, Tunnel Hill, Ga.
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Dan-Lu and Collonial Footsoldier deep in the ATL. "Hi Ed, our Atlanta tour started off yesterday with a demo 1.5 hours north in Tunnel Hill, Ga." –Mike Sinclair. Whoa that's really close to Chatanooga, TN.
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Breakfast of Champions: Salty pretzel with cheese dip, and a Coke.
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Damn, Leo was Skater of the Year?
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Smell my finger.
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Matt shows you web-lurkers exhibit A: Supporting the idea that Toy Machine brainwashing is slowly taking over the world. (TM Sock-Team take note.)
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The lady in the Matt B shirt is Loretta who owns the park and took amazing care of us. THANKS!
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We did a demo for North Georgia Skatepark.
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Disc Jockey or Master of Ceremony?
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Yes.
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This is some SERIOUS Toy Machine flair! We are honored.
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Leo is shocked at Dan-Lu's new tattoo. Or, Leo is repulsed by Dan-Lu's foot fungus.
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Leo does not want to be in this photo, and with that helmet and shirt, who would?
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Singing along with some Slayer?
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Kid: "Do they let illegal aliens become Skater of the Year?"
Leo: "What?"
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Hey it's Toy Machine's own Jordan Taylor!
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Kevin did his own rendition of Kanye's "Toast for the douche-Bags" song all by himself.
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They really went all out with decorating and making us feel welcome. Matt B takes his hand sanitation seriously.
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Nick gets amongst his tribute wall and feels warm and fuzzy about it.
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Leo weilds his invisible machete 24-7 in his mind. I wish I could 'terminator zoom' into his face right now.
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Daniel backs it heavily.
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AM of the year Collin Provost gives the last minute pawns some love.
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Loretta represents the Toy Machine. Thanks so much for this amazing hospitality!
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Daniel.
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The minions await their overlord.
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The dialog escapes me.
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Matt Bennett enjoys the Matt Bennett shirine.
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After the demo we drove 20 minutes north to Chattanooga, TN and met up with Foundation flow rider Ryan Cooper. He showed us some epic spots. Dan Lu, Jordan and Collin all got shit and we got back to ATL at 5am.
Speaking of Tattoos, check out Will McGaha.
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Good Times.
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5 am - going back to Atlanta.
Posted March 16th, 2011 by Timberlake suggested a 3-way with Bieber and got dumped
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Man Up

Did you people miss the Toy Machine demo in Georgia?
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Bennett's got his huevos out.
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Close-up; no-homo.

Posted March 16th, 2011 by You Got Em, But Do You Use Em?
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Fan Mail

 
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Dan isn't letting up.  A wise amateur...
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A fan of Dan Lu's sent him these drawings.
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Potential new JLay graphic.
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Pretty awesome.
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Danny's stoked on them.

Posted March 15th, 2011 by O'Meally Was Jealous Of The Skate Pic...
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Videodrone: Lost Reel 2

 

From the vaults of corporate headquarters comes a never-before-seen reel of Ed Templeton and former teammates Brian Anderson, Mike Maldonado and Chris Senn shredding a demo in Lawrence, Kansas 1999.  Keep sharp for the guest appearance by Dennis Busenitz.  Filmed by Kevin Barnett on his second tape...ever.


Posted March 14th, 2011 by Gee Was Bummed On Me
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The Domination Continues

 
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That's right a-holes.  Let the face-melting commence.
Posted March 11th, 2011 by Swift Knows What's Up...
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Dan Lu Barfly

Hey ball-bags, demo attendance is mandatory.
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One for the background brother.
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Graduating to the big dads.
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Working up to the elusive Hang 10 grind.

Check out Collin over at the Mag!
Harmony has a new album!

Posted March 10th, 2011 by Dan Lu is the John McClane of Skating...
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A Commercial Venture

 
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Made a set visit with Dan Lu the other day.  Here he is performing background artistry.
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It was a period piece.
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Associate producer and future version dopple, Joe Dugan.
Posted March 9th, 2011 by Bob Yeoman Was Killing It
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A Square Jawed Delight

This is not a negotiation; DEMO IN ATLANTA MANDATORY. 
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A special post welcoming back our brother in arms, Joshua Robert Harmony.  He's got a new album!
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Slappy with skateboard.
Posted March 8th, 2011 by I Ate Too Much Baker's
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Weekend Part II: This Time It's Personal...

Loyal Pawns congregate! Come to our DEMO north of Atlanta, Georgia!
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Remember this guy?  Explode self if answer is no.
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Thought he spotted a rift in the space/time continuum...
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Sure enough, a Grif version of the T-1000 barged the sesh.
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For bro-points he turned into a weight set and Leo shredded him.  Kiedis.
Posted March 7th, 2011 by A Return To the Bro-Style of Yore...
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Billy's Totally Random Video Pick!

 

Impossible Noseblunt?

COLLIN PROVOST  Skateboatrd Mag's AM of the YEAR nominee video...


Posted March 4th, 2011 by Digitizing The Human Element
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Death From Above

I hope he doesn't Van Damme it...
Posted March 3rd, 2011 by Ivan Drago's Nickname Taken By Collin
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Rain Out At Belmont

 
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Lutheran gets up down and out.
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Collin before the storm dropped.
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Back at the pad.  Roomie.
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Playboy?  Got it.  Lotion?  Check.  Rosary?  Of course.
Posted March 1st, 2011 by Always Actual Death On the Screen
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