Again: More Questions Answered

And ongoing series of answers for those burning life questions:

vladimir hernandez says:

February 3, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Q: When you met the Gonz for the first time, did the thoughts that you had about him match with reality?

A: The Gonz or JGonz?  JK.  The first time I ever saw the Gonz I was too clueless about skating to know it was him or even who he was. He lived in my hometown of Huntington Beach, CA in 1985, 86 when I started skating. My friend knew who he was and pointed him out to me. At that point I was just learning to ollie. Then over the next few years I became much better at skating and  started skating with Jason Lee. We finally started skating with Mark Gonzales here and there and I can testify that he is MUCH better to watch live than on video. He actually never even had a video part that really showed or reflected what he means to skateboarding. So sad really that the best street skater of all time was never properly documented. So yes, he matched my imagination and then some.

Bob says:

February 3, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Q: Why are you so creepy man!

A: I guess I was born like this. Maybe since my first sexual encounter was with a MUCH older woman, I have been tweaked.

August says:

February 3, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Q: At the round’n’round art show, what was your favorite arts Mr. Gonz put on papers?

A: That show in New York? I had my eye on this one sharpie marker drawing on paper, but it's too hard to describe here. I wanted to buy it, but I thought it was a bit too high for me. That show ruled because it was a bunch of stuff from all different times.

eggy says:

February 3, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Q: Dear Ed, why is Deanna so awesome, and how can I meet a girl as awesome as her?

A: Luck. One idea is that we met really young and stayed together. So we grew together as humans. You have to put in hard work for a relationship to last, many people give up when things get tough. She is awesome because she has always let me skate and do what I need to do. She always supported me and me her. To meet someone like this you have to look for the quirks, and be ready to jump at those quirks. Deanna was not some sort of "Perfect no-brainer" when I met her, her legs were hairier than mine, and her pits too, and she wore some pretty crazy clothes. But I could tell instantly that her strangeness was authentic, and jumped at the chance to be with such a lady. It paid off.

anthony says:

February 3, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Q: What are your thoughts about Austin Stephens as a skateboarder and person?

A: Austin is an awesome person. You don't meet many people smart enough to change their whole belief system on their own through self learning. He has been on the team longer than anyone besides me at this point too. He even lived with me for a year. He has the smoothest style on a board, is fun to be around, and is down for a good debate.

JAWSH says:

February 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Q: If you were a geometric shape, what would you like to be?

A: An equilateral polygon.

 johno says:

February 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Q: When is the next toy machine video? You should release the templeton 1 shoe again those shoes are the best

A: This summer we hope to put out a PROMO video called Brainwash. and it will DOMINATE YOUR LIFE. Yes, I like that shoe too, but it does not fit into today's styles.

Elias says:

February 3, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Q: When will the next Toy Machine video be released and are you wearing any underwear at this particular moment

A: See above. Yes.

Silly says:

February 3, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Q: Is it really going to be that hard to pick your favorite question?

A: No, I'll just answer them all. Anything for my minions.

Spopovitch says:

February 4, 2010 at 2:56 am

Q: Do you like ranch or bbq chips, or would you prefer an apple instead?

A: I don't eat "Ranch" flavored foodstuffs. I'll chomp a BBQ chip once in a while, as long as they are from the health store and don't have any dodgy ingredients tucked in there. You have to read the labels, there is sugar in literally everything! An apple would be much better for you, but I usually prefer chips!

So today I set up the art show, I hope to see many Loyal Pawns there!
Posted February 24th, 2010 by some random dude
Hey ED i really wanted you to check this out. It's a shop in Riverside, CA I know you know where that is already but anyway I just think it would spark something in your mind (skate demo) I'll go to this shop when I can and It's strictly down for the skating.
Posted By: TurtleBoy'sTwin on February 25th, 2010 at 12:03AM PST
And I also like how honest you are with all these random ass questions haha you're awesome
Posted By: TurtleBoy'sTwin on February 25th, 2010 at 12:14AM PST
You include the pawns in your jokes...
I'm touched.
Posted By: Jacob on February 25th, 2010 at 12:34AM PST
You autographed a gonz deck for me once, and i could tell you were bummed. sorry. also, if you go waaaaaaay back, you will find I started calling jgonz, jgonz. oh please tell pretzel to snap out of it....sin
Posted By: manatee on February 25th, 2010 at 12:24PM PST
The gonz is like around here -

Jgonz is like around here-
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 25th, 2010 at 02:15PM PST
Have you found yer bukkit?jk.
That krooked board I rode had a Gonz graphic.
Toy Machine ZipZinger shape?YES!!
How long have I been commenting on this site?like 05-06? When this was Cul-de-sac of lameness..

Make the Templeton 1 a skytop.14 year olds will love it.
I was looking at some early Emerica contest and there was a design someone submitted that was made fun of because the creator was "lazy" and the design was way too simple. I was thinking that's like what's in fashion.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 25th, 2010 at 02:20PM PST
Ranch flavored things are butt.
Butt flavored things can be good depending on the butt.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on February 25th, 2010 at 07:20PM PST
if you plan on answering more of these (which is awesome, by the way) - what are your thoughts on your first zines being sold on ebay for a lot of money? i imagine they were probably free or cheap originally.
Posted By: sean m on February 25th, 2010 at 09:56PM PST
and ed, i don't know if i've mentioned this before, but have you heard of the band END OF A YEAR? as their name suggests (which is after an embrace song), they play what sounds a lot like revolution summer-era DC emo and post-hardcore. i put out one of their records last year, and i think you'd like them a lot! just a thought. i know for a fact that most of the members are ape shit crazy for lungfish.
Posted By: sean m on February 25th, 2010 at 09:59PM PST
Wtf, so there is another Elias besides me that visits the toy site?! Or maybe I sent in this question and don't even remember? This sucks...
Posted By: elias also on February 25th, 2010 at 11:25PM PST
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