A few hot sweaty days in Paris

Although always beautiful in Paris, it's muggy and hot as...
Had lunch with Diego and Mabel at Mothers...
Then they drove us to LAX for our flight to Europe.
Flying over London. You can see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.
We got to Paris. The heat was killing us.
There are plenty of handsome women in Paris.
The end of a long, extended, two-days of day for us. That's the Louvre back there.

Should be posting again soon!

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Upcoming shows:
Cemetery of Reason at the MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.

Deanna's in the new Juxtapoz - !!!

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Upcoming Event:
Event date: Thursday, August 12, 2010
Location: OCMA pavilion, possibly courtyard
Time: 6-8 pm (6 pm Galleries open, mingling, food; 7 pm panel followed by Q&A and film clip)

Posted July 12th, 2010 by Meg White contracted genital warts from Sting
Whoa,dude. They Have Mothers in Paris? jk.
Who took that group shot? Self timer or some gnome that carries your bags in exchange for Toy Machine brand socks.
Dammit,why do you always have to go to London. Makes me want to go.well,someday. Then you can look at my blog when you're old and decrepit. Eat it,geezer.jk Well,today I finally went and bought Strangeways,Here We Come from a record store. I stole that off the internet like a couple of years ago. There's my news.
C'est Chaude;or Je Suis Chaude to say you're aroused. An American is running around with a boner.
Woman aren't Handsome,they're Beautiful. Unless you're into that kinda stuff,then I respect your life choices. Just kidding,I talk shit about minorities in my Bible Study group. Just kidding, I only go for the free crackers and Juice. Just kidding,I keep lying.
Don't listen to me.
Meg White is pretty cute. Someone told me I looked like Jack White. Weird. I had sunglasses and I combed/styled my hair that day.

I made today's post while listening to this song:
Got Zamfir's greatest hits at a Thrift store today as well.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on July 12th, 2010 at 02:58PM PST
My name is john, just kidding.
I skate, just kidding.
I like toy machine, just kidding.
I make fun of people that go to bible study, seriously.

But really, I'm just kidding, jgonz

I'm listening to this,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtPk5IUbdH0
Posted By: john on July 12th, 2010 at 05:22PM PST
That's warts.
I louvre the louvre. Not really.
I prefer D'Orsay.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on July 12th, 2010 at 06:32PM PST
youre such a kidder, jgonz.
handsomeness, such an intriguing topic.
dude, the louvre is that one place where deep below that modern pyramid lies the holy grail
thanks dan brown.
Posted By: fresh from mex on July 12th, 2010 at 07:59PM PST
Oh,I remember this is on the internet:
Posted By: Jgonzalez on July 12th, 2010 at 09:02PM PST
I miss when Ed posted little quotes with some of his pictures. Is that the River Thames? Wow, it's super.... brown..... I wonder if you fell in, how many sicknesses/diseases you would contract immediately.
Posted By: DannyHengel on July 13th, 2010 at 06:36AM PST
at first i thought the london eye was some sort of stargate or atom splitter
Posted By: Hemlock Drew on July 13th, 2010 at 10:47AM PST
oh flashback friday was great!
Posted By: Hemlock Drew on July 13th, 2010 at 10:55AM PST
Did anyone else get free socks and stickers. YOU RULE ED.
Posted By: john on July 13th, 2010 at 04:06PM PST
I bursted out laughing when i read "handsome women". It's really not that funny. Actually, it's not funny at all haha, but i laughed for a good minute.

I was listening to this while making this post.

Just kidding.

I got my socks today, and the STICKERS!!! So awesome. Thanks so much, Ed.
Posted By: Mike on July 13th, 2010 at 04:14PM PST
So worth almost getting raped right. Jk.
Posted By: john on July 13th, 2010 at 05:28PM PST
Whats up with the nail hole underneath the skate within your limits sticker on the top of toy machine boards? its the second one i\'ve found in as many boards. the first time i thought it was just a one off defect but now i\'m starting to think its more sinister.a plot to weaken the boards and boost sales perhaps? say it aint so. is it just the pricepoint boards maybe? i live in nz so pricepoint boards are still $110($60 u.s.a) and now fools are trying to charge for grip as well. this gosh darned economy eh? anyway you should look into it bro.
Posted By: Samuel Tyler Williams on July 13th, 2010 at 08:52PM PST
pont des arts !!!! ed

i was with baz & joshy in copenhagen we had mad fun
r u still in paris?
Posted By: juju the french team manager on July 14th, 2010 at 07:58AM PST
Posted By: juju the french team manager on July 14th, 2010 at 07:59AM PST
2 days of day?
Gnarly. Like Alaska, but opposite?

Reppin' Toy socks allll day.

Gonna go off-roading in a little bit in Silverado, CA.
Silverado, to me, is like Catalina to you.
Nothing but hippies, small town feel, beards, plaid, & dirt trails for miles.
Posted By: Jacob on July 14th, 2010 at 09:28AM PST
jonathan geiter skateboarding in milwaukie oregon. Toymachine for life, smoke weed everyday, fuck the police and have fun go skateboarding!!! http://vimeo.com/13324616
Posted By: JONATHAN GEITER on July 14th, 2010 at 10:04AM PST
jgonz: about the farting in europe thing being more "socially advanced." I have to disagree. I'm coming to the conclusion that a lot of europeans have a secret fasinaction/admiration for the american way of life. Even if it is a bit sympathetic.
Posted By: vinny on July 14th, 2010 at 01:10PM PST
take this for instance: http://videos.arte.tv/de/videos/unterwegs_in_amerika_1_5_-3310366.html
Posted By: vinny on July 14th, 2010 at 01:11PM PST

I'm psyched.
Posted By: DannyHengel on July 15th, 2010 at 07:04AM PST
You can never get away from those terrible plaid shorts.

I heard the eskimos just discovered them.
Posted By: Jacob on July 15th, 2010 at 09:04AM PST
Yaa, I want want a plaid kilt.
I don't wear shorts at all, but a kilt would be awesome.
Posted By: john on July 15th, 2010 at 12:38PM PST
wait how did i miss out on free socks and stickers?
Posted By: Hemlock Drew on July 15th, 2010 at 03:41PM PST
Post your address man.
And why isn't hemlock on the sock team blog.
Posted By: john on July 15th, 2010 at 08:15PM PST
email me at drew at hemlockrecords.com and i'll send my mailing address.

i totally want to be on the sock team and will make skate videos for the sock team
Posted By: Hemlock Drew on July 15th, 2010 at 08:35PM PST
You can post it here, I did and haven't been raped.................... yet.
Posted By: john on July 15th, 2010 at 09:30PM PST
John reminds me of a forty five year-old women I know.
Posted By: Jacob on July 16th, 2010 at 12:06AM PST
pretty sure you can just submit stuff to the sock team site. I am working on something so Ed will be like "oh that guy is ok enough to be on my sock team" myself. GET SOME DREW!
Posted By: DannyHengel on July 16th, 2010 at 08:08AM PST
how does one submit to das sock team site?
Posted By: Hemlock Drew on July 16th, 2010 at 08:42AM PST
But really, I didn't do shit and my names on the blog.
Posted By: john on July 16th, 2010 at 09:44AM PST
it says right on the blog you can submit art fag stuff and Im sure that includes little skate sesh vids if you have em.

Posted By: DannyMinneapolis on July 16th, 2010 at 11:37AM PST
the sock team is not really real. it just started as a joke from the lurkers. submit something in the comments on the blog and I'll add it. and also, its not really affiliated with Toy Machine other than the fact that ed acknowledges it. Sock Team Pride For Life. i feel lame now

The Sock Team would like to thank Ed for his genorosity, kindness and, most of all, his transparency within the Skateboard world (and art world), which is quite the contrary. Maybe this is why he continues to sell more boards than his contemporaries, even if he is kinda crusty.

Posted By: vinny on July 16th, 2010 at 12:21PM PST
Oh. Now I feel stupid. and that feeling kind of transitions into embarrassment. But then it slowly fades into hilarity over the whole thing.

It's all like some weird acid trip. Except completely not at all.
Posted By: DannyMinneapolis on July 16th, 2010 at 12:32PM PST
*SOCK TEAM MEMBERS: Shouldn't these newbs comment for a certain amount of time before they can assume they're on this "sock team" thingy? I've been seeing alot new names on these comment boards...

If you're 17 & older, didn't Econ fucking suck?

Have you even given your life to the Machine? Have you backed down from your leader, the Man, to join something that earns you free socks?

This shit's gonna turn into a cult.
JGonz for head master cult leader/entertainer, Vinny for wise man & voice of reason, me for agriculture & handiness, John for child labor, Everyone else is scum, & need to work their way up. Ed is the overlord, of course, but we need to start wearing eyeliner. Sorry.
Posted By: Jacob on July 16th, 2010 at 02:31PM PST
Posted By: Hemlock Drew on July 16th, 2010 at 02:41PM PST
post this on the sock team:

Posted By: Hemlock Drew on July 16th, 2010 at 02:42PM PST
That's true Jacob, waiting time to be on the sock team
1 year, 3 months, 2 weeks, 4 days, 11 minutes, and 56 seconds.
Start counting noobies.
Posted By: john on July 16th, 2010 at 04:11PM PST
actually I have been watching and idolizing Ed since I was in middle school in a shit hole town wehre there was no skating. That was until in the mid nineties or whatever when my older sister and her friends started smoking more pot and skateboarding. Then I got into it because I hated kids my age and loved skateboarding before I even knew what an ollie was. time passed and I got into Sonic Youth and was pushing this wood around and then oh look, Heavy Metal, Welcome to Hell. there is this other guy who listens to sonic youth and skates and he's into art. wowie. So I mean I quit skating as I got older then one day after a soul crushing job at a bank- I realized Ed Templeton was coming into the town I had just moved to. I was so overcome and seeing him re-ignited that fire and I have been skateboarding and quit my job. Sure I miss the old line ups, but it seems that Toy Machine has its fair share of line ups.

I dont know just saying. If you want me off this board, then let me know. I just was happy to see that even though I got old and started to hate life there was something that would make me not hate it.

Sorry for the intrusion or whatever
Posted By: DannyMinneapolis on July 16th, 2010 at 05:42PM PST
but yeah... I'm 24 so I don't know if econ sucked.
Posted By: DannyMinneapolis on July 16th, 2010 at 05:45PM PST
The Sock Team takes an Anarchist approach. Whoever push and shoves the most gets their way,unless you're a total pacifist hippie that I can control by not accepting your vibes. Then no beef.Jk.

I'm guessing there's a quote out there somewhere;but whenever money(or any material gain) is involved,people turn rotten.

Are you talking about Economics class? Dude, I got a solid A in that class. My teacher gave me good grades and shit. He was also a super Republican right wing dude,but at least he backed his claims up with logic instead of pulling the God card. Anyway,my Econ and Civics class were both pretty good,A plused.

Anyway,Danny,sorry to hear about your soul sucking job. I think I'm almost at that stage in my life. Getting a job and that stuff. Oh,and don't forget when Ed was super skinny and wore Highwater Dickies.Classic.
I think Eggs has created the most Children here. I myself stand at 0.
mad props to my boi-e Hemlock drew. If you were beside me I'd give you a knuckle pound. Dawg-scrizzle....I think talking in faux ebonics stopped being funny around the later 2007.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on July 16th, 2010 at 10:32PM PST
FUCK you guys, seriously.
ive been inconsistenly commented here since 2005-06, check the archives for proof.
please don't start getting all elitist here, it breaks my mexican heart to see all this drama shit.
Posted By: fresh from mex on July 17th, 2010 at 02:11AM PST
lol oh alright.

this looks like a man drowning in water /o/

I'm done with my job. Growing my hair out and going to school for graphic art & design this fall. Yay.

I'm going to buy a Toy deck and throw my tie collection out. Yay.

I started a blog and I am going to start throwing props to Toy. Yay.

Sorry for drama mex. you can cry right on to this rag I fashioned out of some plaid shorts. yay.
Posted By: DannyMinneapolis on July 17th, 2010 at 09:06AM PST
Yaa you forgot fresh, how long has eggs been here.
Posted By: john on July 17th, 2010 at 04:19PM PST
Dont break a mexican heart. It never heals correctly.

Stick that in your Corrido Del Sock Team. Ahua!!
Posted By: Jgonzalez on July 18th, 2010 at 12:56AM PST
I think a new post is needed.
Someone call Ed.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on July 18th, 2010 at 09:33AM PST
44 comments, holy shit, well now 45. I need to stop coming here so much. Actually no, we need a new post. I don't care what your doind, post it.
Posted By: john on July 18th, 2010 at 10:48AM PST
Fuck the sock team, I'm going for the real team.

Posted By: Devin on July 18th, 2010 at 10:53AM PST
I'm in Italy with no way to blog, out in the middle of Sardinia (google map that shit) town called Nuoro. My hotel, the museum, none of them have computers good enough to blog from!!!! I'm bummed! You guys need to relax. When I get home I will ask for more addresses for Sock-Team hook ups. All OG sock teamers will get socks.
Posted By: ed on July 18th, 2010 at 11:21AM PST
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