News From June 2011

Toy Gets Another Woody Day 3

Bringing it all back home.
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Mandatory site check.
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Dan abides.
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Lu getting his last breath of clean air and surveying for his mega-ramp.
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And it's time to split.
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Quick am team meeting before the final meal.
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And on to the traditional State College Beer Sampler Platter.
Posted June 30th, 2011 by The Horse Girl Has A Crush on Austin Still
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Toy Gets Another Woody Day 2

The coming of Dan Lu!
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"What? A Quick Pick with Leo? I'm backing it."
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When he arrived back at the park, Collin was perpetually airborne.
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Matt and Leo were playing skate.
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Lu just looked on with envy, nursing his sprained ankie.
Posted June 29th, 2011 by What's a Trip Without Him?
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Toy Gets Another Woody Day 1

These things just pop up.
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Stoking out the fans is priority one.
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They tend to enjoy ripping...
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And signing.
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This doesn't mean the guys don't know how to cut loose.
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Go karts...
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Personal pizza parties...
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and vintage Game Boys unbound.
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Leo requested his very own transpo, SOTY-Style.
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Man, these street plazas are getting realistic. 
Posted June 28th, 2011 by The Gymnasts Love Collin
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Tour Leftovers Smorgasbord

Come and get it.
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Blow torch the run up.
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This guy makes it all happen.  Here's to you Sinclair.
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He might set these tours up according to dining options, a sort of bizzaro Tempster.
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This guy sure is creepy, but he shoots a mean photo.
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Came up on a sweet Gonz print from Bryce Kanights.
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"What?"
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Knife necklace, essential road item.
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"Is that a fucking ponytail?"
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"What the fuck are you talking about?"
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Ahh shit...
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Despite the late-night wrestling, weed smoking, and rap blasting from the other rooms, Bill and Mike got security called on them for gambling.
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Leo barged a Skype session.
Posted June 27th, 2011 by 2 Days of Digital Errors
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Tour Randoms: Brostyle Edition

Where would a trip be without it?
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Leo came out Terminator one day.
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Have to lead the new guard into the belly of the beast.
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Colonial follows suit.
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And gave Leo a shinner for good measure.
Posted June 22nd, 2011 by The Three Stooges Had Nothing Else
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Tour Randoms: Dan Lu Happy Time

He rules.
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Posted June 21st, 2011 by He Always Is, Even When He Isn't
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Tour Randoms: Charms Style

Just drops in the bucket, tears in the rain.
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Every morning Josh would climb to his perch...
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And belted out a reveille for the bros each morning.
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He roomed with the second best roomie ever, JT.  Austin, of course retains first place.
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He got a sweet new tat on the trip.  
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Posted June 20th, 2011 by Batty Was A Peaceful Warrior
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Tour Stream Of Consciousness Day 10

Now that the demos are done, it's time to let off some steam with an impromptu wrestling match.
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Crazy fuel.
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Shit starts off mellow with a suplex.
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Naturally, the atomic wedgie follows...
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Suddenly it takes a turn to a sleeper hold.
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Chaos.
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"Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!"
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"That's what I thought..."
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Still bros.
Posted June 16th, 2011 by The Ultimate Warrior Had an Anger Problem
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Tour Stream of Consciousness Day 9

NEW VIDEODRONE of the Zumiez demonstratons. 

Posted June 13th, 2011 by The Teet Has Been Suckled...
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Billy Makes the Finals in KC Street League!

Must be that dyed middle ply...

Posted June 11th, 2011 by Dyrdek Runs Game
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Tour Stream of Consciousness Day 8

Just when you thought your life was complete, and that you could finally settle in for the apocalypse with a comfort that comes only from knowing everything Toy Machine, we offer yet another essential building block of your future well being.  This time a study of an afternoon of name writing.
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The kids donned their Sunday best for the Monster Squad.
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Some had to plug portals spewing with stoke juice.
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The team had to be shook from coolness induced slumbers.
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Coral yourself around a one sided table...
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Give out that face-time...
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Meet interesting new people...
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And sign some shit.
Having a easily written nickname helps.
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You can borrow your bro's if you don't have one.
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If you get bored, just start doodling on the table.
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Your bros will love it.
Posted June 10th, 2011 by The Minister Has Returned With An Offering Of 1's and 0's
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Tour Stream of Consciousness Day 7

Yes, even more wall to wall coverage of the short but sweet Toy Machine tour in the Pacific Northwest. Except the actual skating part, you have to read Thrasher to see those golden gems.
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As you would expect in this region, some rain came in the night to rape the asphalt.
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Hammeke sees if any of his pet portraits made it into Thrasher.
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What is that in your head Billy?
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"It's my memories. I find cassette tape more reliable than my brain for these."
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I'm gonna give this necklace to a girl at our next demo, and it will serve as my key to the out of state wool.
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Crossing into Washington State...
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Sitting shotgun requires the rider to be available for shooting natives, along with adjusting the air conditioning for an ever finicky back seat population.
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Billy smells blood at this little beauty.
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That was a gnarly slam.
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My heel is destroyed.
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Matt B gets caught enjoying a tasty juice box. How cute.
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Rock rails.
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Johnny with a week's worth of groceries.
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This is gonna be a long haul, I need some snacks.
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Dan-Lu and Matt B.
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"Lets get a puckered one for the ladies!"
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The gritty details of tour.
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Full coverage of Hammeke's inter-van dinner.
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And J-Harms too, eating in the van while Leo sings original songs to the both of them.
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"Thanks for that song Leo, it goes down smooth like this Coors."
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"That chicken has charged me up! I dodged the samlonella! Gimme that guitar..."
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What the hell are you buying?
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A whole 6-pack of Hefeweizen for myself, what? You never heard of it?"
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English, pin code, withdraw, from my checking, yes, 300$, finally...
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Dan-Lu, have you heard of Pyramid beer?
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Billy is the entertainment DJ.
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Into Seattle.
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Sponsored by Starbucks? Does Reynolds know?
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You get to see it all. Complete photo-dump for the pawns.
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Hello, mom, the bros are making fun of me again.
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"This board does not have the dyed ply in the middle that I REQUIRE! How do they expect me to skate?"
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Yes, we covered Jordan's walk from the balcony just for you.
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"I'm backing it."
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"I think I just shredded my rotator cuff, rad."
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Johnny has a heel that is aging 30% faster that the rest of his body, and it's all shriveled and black and blue too.
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Dude, that heel looks like my grandma's ass, only whiter.
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This phone got stolen in El Paso, but I got it back.
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But I can still switch tre-flip a double set if I want to.
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We are tied to our devices.
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Hey, that kid has a sect on his grip. Maybe a future Loyal Pawn?
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We interrupt this post to show you a photo of Billy eating fast food at 10:40 at night.
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Here is your board, back to the front.
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My applause is absolutely not ironic.
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Leo Romero being sizzled on the asphalt in pain.
Posted June 9th, 2011 by Would you rather fight a Pit Bull or a Hyena?
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Tour Stream of Consciousness Day 6

More time in the green and ever-moist Pacific Northwest.
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"Welcome Loyal Pawns to the master companies' website. Me, Billy Marks, and my amigo here Johnny Layton would like to thank you for your continued pledge to buy only Toy Machine boards for the rest of your life and the life of any spawn you may create."
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The moist media charged with documenting the action, braving the perils of picking up a tick.
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Sinclair needs to get closer to his subjects.
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Waiting for the Toy Machine company helicopter to come pick them up.
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Collin is an aspiring chef, and even while on tour grinds his own oregano to put atop his pasta.
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"Even after all this time, I'm still wide-eyes and bushy-tailed."
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I have many facets in my life, and this is only one of them.
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Leo inspects the latest batch of naked lady texts from Daniel Lutheran.
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You can hire Joe Hammeke to shoot your pets as well.
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A nice place to read a magazine...
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"Hmm, this new Italian Vogue has a sweet Terry Richardson shoot in it."
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"Do you think they gots some Toy Machine in there?"
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Time to go to work, the cloak of evening has dropped, the loitering is over, and the shredding like a rabid chupacabra has commenced.
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"Yeah, whatever he said."
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Nollied right into a crack.
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"...then she came at me with these little t-rex arms, trying to slap me. She was still naked, and when she ran towards me her breasts flopped about in a super comical way and I started laughing even though it was a super inappropriate time to be laughing..."
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"Me and J. Cassanova both fit into magnums, airtight."
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Let's see what we have here...
Posted June 8th, 2011 by Would you rather Giselle B or Marissa Miller?
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Tour Stream of Consciousness Day 5

Again in the woody green northwest USA with the Monster Squad.
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We always stay in a log cabin is available.
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We can't help ourselves, - we do get paid to be extreme.
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I can't tell if these 4 loitering pictures are all from the same morning. Are these guys moving around every time Mike finds them and takes a picture?
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No, I'm not going to hit that 57 stair handrail.
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Lets do lines down all of these rails!
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The last one is a doosy.
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"I can't skate unless the middle ply of my board is dyed orange." -Billy Marks.
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Bring it in here buddy.
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Should I go to the Maloof?
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Where did you get that Muska beanie?
Posted June 7th, 2011 by Zooey and Penelope lezzing would be the penultimate for many.
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Toy Machine at the Maloof, NYC

A peek behind the scenes of this thing.
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Step one: Decide to hold en event at great cost, build a park, rent bleachers, pay people to make it happen.
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Step 2: Entice skaters to skate for the chance of big bucks. Ensuring they will try hard and make a compelling story.
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J-Lay goes high.
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Step 3: After you have spent all that cash buying skate talent, and building a park and all the stuff that goes around it, not to mention advertising, and paying the staff to run it, then you get a TV deal, and sell TV advertising. Judging by the eagerness for people to throw these contests, Maloof's, ESPN, and now Street League, there are Big Bucks to be had in TV advertising.
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Win-Win for the skaters I guess. Get flown in to town, skate a fun course, potentially get paid some extra cash. The chance for national TV fame.
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"Whatchoo talkin' bout? Who cares!"
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I wonder if Kevin is happy he took this job?
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Hey Brian Hanson is there to talk with him...
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Kevin B finely TM'ed Collin into 7th place, after winning the first day.
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"You guys know I can melt this course if I want to?"
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J-Lay, The Griff, and Dan-Lu keep the LBC alive in NYC.
Posted June 7th, 2011 by Foreign wool tastes better in NYC.
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Tour Stream of Consciousness Day 4

Skating and surviving along the great Northwest: Mega Post
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Each day we warm up for our professional loitering job by doing some light loitering right at the hotel.
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Time to hit the streets.
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"Hey website lurkers, what are you doing here? You like the way we cover the tour so it feels like you are just hanging out with us? You get to be on tour with us, seeing it all go down like you were just hanging out with some bros. Pretty cool right? We do it all for the Loyal Pawns out there. All hail the Loyal Pawns of the Benevolent Master Company!"
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"Well I think it's boring."
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Do you think we'll run out of candy cigarettes?
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Good ol' Oregon.
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Jumping Jacks! Ready, BEGIN! 1 - 2 - 3 - 4... Leo and Josh get the day started right, just like PE class a few years ago.
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"California girls - We're unforgettable - Daisy Dukes, Bikinis on top, Sun-kissed skin, So hot, We'll melt your Popsicle, Oooooh oh oooooh..."
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"Lemme get in on those jumping jacks bro!"
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"This girl just texted me a photo of her boobs."
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"Bring it over here."
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This machine kills Fascists.
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Collin is gonna get full face tattooed, of course, but he is starting with his knuckles and working his way up. You don't know about the hard streets of Huntington Beach, man. That mood ring will tell you that he's not messing around. Green means "About to kill a guy."
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The new Toy Machine "Derelicte" line has already hit Portand.
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Sweet.
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Of the rails I was, and off the rails, I was happy to stay.
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Trust me, I don't smoke.
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On May 21st while I was waiting for the end of the world I was looking up and right there the sky opened up and Richard Dawkins' face was in the heavens looking down at me and did a thundering Munsen from the Simpsons "Haw-Haw!"
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Nobody knows how I suffer.
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Leo starts up another impromptu street calisthenics class, patent pending.
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Is smoking bad for our health Leo?
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"I fucking nailed that class, lemme get a drag."
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Matt's board boycotted this kickflip.
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Icing your ankle is a good time to learn guitar.
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"...and as we wind on down the road..."
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Don't poke the bear.
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This forest is infested with drop-bears.
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Whoa, is that an Elvira, Mistress of the Dark pinball game?
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Leo and Josh drink have replaced Jack Daniels with Milk in correspondence with their strict warm-up routines.
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Even Kevin has given up his customary Jager shots for Milk boxes.
Posted June 6th, 2011 by Monica Belluci and Kevin Barnett scissored in his dreams.
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Tour Stream of Consciousness Day 3

The sun shines out of our behinds. Mega-post: pro loitering edition.
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The Consciousness streams from Dan-Lu's being...
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Contemplating the damage to be inflicted, metal to mettle.
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My body wrapper is always changing.
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You score a Tetris for this one.
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"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before." -Edgar Allan Poe
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Professional loiterers.
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"A Whopper© gave me the energy to nose-bonk that planter."
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See some updated photos in the previous posts too...
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Just like the waves back in HB brah...
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"Hi everybody, were in Springfield, er Eugene, Oregon. Tony Hawk did a demo here once."
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Burning up the lens.
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"I pick up my trash, unlike Matt B."
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Everyone shooting but the photog...
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Are you trying to accumulate blog-fodder again Mike?
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"Will this fit in the van guys?"
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"I need more dicks in my art if I want to succeed."
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"Now for some Dave Matthews Band and a little nap."
Posted June 3rd, 2011 by Keep your hands off my flying butresses.
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Tour Stream of Consciousness Day 2

The world according to Sinclair.
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This tour was so warped it fried our computers and left us unable to update.  Thanks for the patience pawns.
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Ripping is going down day and night.
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Street and park.
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Posted June 2nd, 2011 by Gloomy and Roomy
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