A boat ride to Copenhagen

Shot in the year 2001
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Salabanzi, Boulala, Abracadabra...
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Ali looks at one of my books.
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"Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life." –Arthur Rimbaud
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"The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch." –Jim Rohn
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Brad Staba, Copenhagen.
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Lance Mountain the younger, Copenhagen.
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Posted October 5th, 2010 by ugly, loaded, missing something, I'm over, lets...
these are great photos Ed. Scrolling down was great! But these 7... I'm currently drawing Ali so yea(diggin). brad's picture is amazing, it reminds me of mexico city(architecture). The bacons and cheese dogs from steff houlberg look grouse tho. you lookin' young!!! props man!
by the way...this anti-spam is very hard. It has 15 letters!!
Posted By: Israel on October 5th, 2010 at 02:55PM PST
I always skip the captcha's until an easy one comes up...
Posted By: ed on October 5th, 2010 at 02:59PM PST
I saw the first photo, and I thought "Hey,that looks like Boulala or something."
My hunch was correct.
I guess he's out of Jail now. He said "Beer tastes like shit" or something. I guess you have to grow to like it.

It takes a lot for someone to admit when they're wrong. AETM blasted off into outer cyber-space.

Is there any footage of Lance Mountain Jr. skating? Does he skate? I wonder what it's like having a Legendary skateboarder/artist for a father. Or even to have a father that participates in your life. Whateva,brah. keep kroosing thru lyfe.

I'm sure Ed is an inspiration to us all. I love the work you do, and how you do it.
So please keep posting and inspiring us
Posted By: Jgonzalez on October 5th, 2010 at 03:01PM PST
Hey JGonz, Grant Hatfield will be in the Eureka area working with his father for the next two weeks.
Grant said he might go skate the park, perhaps you can meet up with him and shred...
Posted By: ed on October 5th, 2010 at 06:34PM PST
Around when is he going to be in Eureka?
Arcata/Eureka are the only parks..
I'll lurk the park then.And totally update my twitter so he can find me.
Does he even know I exist? or are you like "Hey,there's this internet kid that lives there"

I doubt I can "Shred" on any level close to what he does. But I would like to see him shred. Witness the Fitness.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on October 5th, 2010 at 07:08PM PST
how old is ali right there? like 22 huh.
he looks identical to the creepy cover dude from the cramps "bad music for bad people" album
so sick!

the only skate memory i have of lance jr. is that long ass boardslide fakie in the "dying to live" montage, and brad staba from that transworld vid.

shred= having your own personal fun when skating.
fuck it, jgonz. just skate brah!! do it for me :)
Posted By: fresh from mex on October 5th, 2010 at 07:29PM PST
He does have his hair like the dude on that Cramps album.

I'll hippie jump everything with a smile, then alleviate stress by not hating and masturbating. All for ma boi Fresco de Mex.

I've never had a stranger approach me and ask "Hey, you that Jgonz?"
One day..
Posted By: Jgonzalez on October 5th, 2010 at 08:14PM PST
I think Ed should adopt JGonz. Come on Ed, the thing you're missing is a baby boy hahah. I'm kidding, but seriously, that would be awesome. I feel like I've already said that, or it's been said. I don't remember. The pictures of Ali Boulala are creepy to me. It feels like when you see photos of someone who's dead, when they were alive, but Ali is still alive....so I don't make sense but, whatever. They seem kind of timeless and in the one with him in the corner; he just looks so menacing, its creepy and foreboding almost.

I feel like I should say something about AETM but I feel like thats done now. Here I go anyway. Well, first of all, I was reading and before I saw Ed responding to it, it was pretty funny to me. The comparison to GG Allin and andrew dice clay and Lady Gaga for fuck's sake? Hahahaha, fucking hilarious. I was cracking up the whole time. After I saw Ed responding to it though, it felt kind of awful. Another thing that bothered me was that you could totally tell he was getting a boner from Ed responding.

It's just weird to me how he's like a super-fan.....yet, he had so much bad shit to say about Ed. I don't get how that works. I know he regrets it now, and it takes some balls to say sorry, but I don't know, I don't feel bad for him. Out of everyone in this world, why does Ed need to be the one to be helping people, producing the most meaningful art, and doing whatever the fuck else he complained about, you know? Why does Ed need to not waste electricity? Did he ever say " Hey kids, I'm Ed Templeton and if you waste electricity, you're a fool, because I don't! Hell, I don't waste anything for that matter! Wood for my skateboard? I skate a bio-engineered highly recyclable and reused piece of cardboard!! My art is the fucking best! It's profound and in every shot there's so much meaning! I practice what I preach and that's why I don't live in a house, I live off the land and grow everything I eat!!!" I don't get it. Those things are ideals for a reason, you can't always live up to the best ideals. You can waste your whole life trying, but then you wont be living. You'll be striving for something thats almost impossible, especially if you have a life of your own. And Ed has a life of his own that most of us like....that's why we come here. It's fucking awesome to see that someone can really do pretty much whatever they want, whenever they want. And I'm grateful for Ed being able to do it haha. You inspire us ( I know you inspire me) and I know I only got to talk to you for a second but, you were genuine. There have been other people I've met, that totally did not care, at all, they were just waiting til it was over.

This kid was trying to nail you for being a hypocrite every chance he could. People change, and their ideas change. I've seen this quote somewhere, "The only thing constant is change." And it really is. More importantly, you never claimed to be or do any of the things this kid was upset about. I mean, by now we know, he was just jealous, but I don't know.....I think there's plenty other people to be jealous about if it's just about money. Who the hell knows?

Back to my real post.

Ed, you should adopt JGonz, you're already looking out for him to hang out with your friends haha. Such a nice dad.

These captchas are the best. I save some for band names or inspirations for band names or anything else that needs a good name, I'm gonna rattle off a couple right now. Radical occupation, Barrist Occupied, Soviet Shoes, McNulte Confirms.....yeah haha. Saving those.


Things that made me laugh last post. The fucking DevinBriggs.com post in the middle of everything haha. AETM apologizing for having bad spelling.

Dude,anti ed templeton manifesto. Weren't you supposed to come over to my house so we can suck each other's dicks? You also wanted to show me your Plan B board.

Quit promising shit than backing out, bro.
Txt Me later. -JGonz

I CAN'T NOT LAUGH!

Ed, this guy just wants socks...-Jacob

Seriously....just....the whole thing is really funny. except for the parts when AETM is just blatantly being a huge douche.

my post is way too long. but I wanna say thanks Ed, for being yourself.
Posted By: Mike on October 5th, 2010 at 08:18PM PST
hey! you used Arthur Rimbaud!:) He's my favorite poet, i think he was also Jim Morrison's favorite:)
Posted By: mario perez on October 5th, 2010 at 09:08PM PST
to mike let me just exsplain to you why i was saying this
first i said ed was sexist and gave a few exsaples why
like pulling a tampon out of his pance
i then comperd him to those people because there sexist
then i said he was just a celebrity who is putting on
a big meaningless art show like lady gaga its allso important to note thees three people were and are exstreemly hated in frances were im from in france now lady gaga is not liked bye most people ed said in that interview he looked at pictures of her i allso was trying to sat his fans are mean and look everyone keeps insulting me i was allso saying ed did certain things to look artsy if artsy is the right term im not sure in english i then was trying to say that people on here are living viceriously through ed and he probly loves it dont you wish you had the things he has i said he knows nothing about humanity becaus he conrubutes to ephemeral goods and hows how much he has well most people die in the street or in slums look at this blog side bye side with photose of a slum in india or palistine or iraq or afghanistan a country that has been abused for 30 years straight ed dose things that make him look like a some what humaniterian but this kind of blog in my opiniun contributes to a imbalences mor for some and less for others well puting on a image of being so ethical but it just bennifits there selfs like a celebrity that gains popularty from envirmental causes but dose mor damege then most people like al gore like i said i have been a fan of eds for a long time people in france took notice when he won those big contest in duetschland i forget the contest name now but some times i get sick of the hypocrisy i allso can play this quote game heres a quote by my uncle who was a famous photographer as well

i take photographs with love so i try to make them art objects but i make them for my self first and foremost
that is important - jacques-henri lartigue

once again forgive my spelling and i think you call it grammer?
Posted By: anti ed templeton manifesto on October 6th, 2010 at 08:04PM PST
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