Lurking in my Hometown

Diligent walking of the Huntington Beach Pier.
Anyone remember Brad Hayes? He's a security guard at Perq's bar now!
"Day: A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent." -Ambrose Bierce
"Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase." -Charles Caleb Colton
"Another term for balloon is bad breath holder." -Demetri Martin
"I am Armenian, so of course I am obsessed with laser hair removal! Arms, bikini, legs, underarms... my entire body is hairless." -Kim Kardashian
Deanna in the South Coast Plaza parking lot...
"You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach." -Jim Steinman
"I want to show that the dividing lines between sanity and mental illness have been drawn in the wrong place." -Anthony Storr
"For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet... and hoped that they would go away." -Richard J. Codey
The fake Matterhorn.
Passing time by watching young women play beach volleyball in tiny bikinis.
"I eat a cheeseburger with French fries almost every day." -Cameron Diaz
"Can I tell you how strange it is to look in your rearview mirror and see guys in cars tailing you?" -David Schwimmer
"A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table - There's nothing wrong with them, but it's hard to stop thinking about it." -Garrison Keillor
Posted May 22nd, 2012 by Walk while you can young men...
Posted By: Devin on May 22nd, 2012 at 10:35AM PST
Posted By: angi ray on May 22nd, 2012 at 11:36AM PST
I wonder if Brad Hayes still rips, he probably does. I guess a lot of skaters just kind of disappear off the radar. Hopefully he is in a happy place. So many weird and interesting people hanging out at that pier.
Posted By: emilie on May 22nd, 2012 at 12:21PM PST
Man, HB looks broke.

The matterhorn.Funny.
I´ve been there once. 1862, with my boy Jonny.
No booze, no bitches.Pretty boring place.
I´ve decided to become a graffiti artist there.
Oh Boy, we made up a lot of shit there.

You guys got Fila?
Thought it was only known to white trash european/german gangstaz.
Is Curtis Jackson European?

Girl on the wrong board reminds me of a conversation I had recently.

Guy:" You like that girl? Think she´s hot?"
Me:" Not really"."Pretty face though"
Guy:" She has crippled feet.But I would totally lick em"

Yeah.The times I spend with poets.

There were so many thoughts I had on the last post but my
wasted time to comment and now this....

Forgive me.
Posted By: S on May 22nd, 2012 at 01:24PM PST
Does that dude have a video camera in the last photo? Mad pervish dawg
Posted By: Mike on May 22nd, 2012 at 06:34PM PST
It's so weird when chicks wear New Era baseball hats...

HB (the belly of the beast in skateboarding), it looks like a messy paradise, it's really polluted their, right??? I would so move their!

It's always weird when gnar skaters just quit skating or end up doing something else. I guess that's life, you just never know where it'll take you.
Posted By: Josiah on May 23rd, 2012 at 12:26AM PST
Hey Ed, I've always wondered - are the borders on all your photos on here just there because of how you scan your film (leaving the film border) or do you apply the same type of border to each image?
Posted By: Luke on May 23rd, 2012 at 05:58AM PST
I love the Matterhorn but not mental illness.
Wait...Devin has a website? Cool!
Hi DBriggs.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on May 23rd, 2012 at 10:35AM PST
"Hi I´m Ed Templeton.And I´m in Germany"

Cheesy Munster video 1991.

Bring back those one foot tricks.
To me and everyone I skated with back then, that was your signature move, before Impossibles became so.

Oh yeah, and Rollerskating vert was tight, too.
Posted By: S on May 23rd, 2012 at 11:23AM PST

Not polluted, but not the best either. After a rain you should stay out of the water. Laguna is cleaner.
Posted By: ed on May 23rd, 2012 at 12:13PM PST
Posted By: Jgonzalez on May 23rd, 2012 at 12:43PM PST
I love that you love being in these seas of people.
I'd get anxious.

"Hi, welcome to Knott's Berry Farm!
Please squeeze together and smile for a quick photo!
View your photos anytime after 2pm at Photo Memories. 1 in 25 win a prize." - The spiel.

Why would he become a security guard?

HB bums are nuts.
They love the public showers.

Maybe creep was filming someone getting totally barrelled.

No skateboards allowed on the pier.

How often do you lurk around?
Posted By: Jacob on May 23rd, 2012 at 01:53PM PST
but feeble transfer is goog stuff
Posted By: me on May 23rd, 2012 at 02:10PM PST
Posted By: me on May 23rd, 2012 at 02:11PM PST
google. shit
Posted By: me on May 23rd, 2012 at 02:12PM PST
switch google flip

Jacob, you're in the actual sunny part in California. your job sounds kinda cool. I imagine it being similar to this one dude at the Giants game that went around the stadium asking people to pose. he was super enthusiastic, but it's cool. and I bet people are in a good mood too since their vacationing or spending their weekend at the park. work dat camera boi

Gnarly. From Baker to Bouncer. I wonder if he's like "Oh, Hey. Reynolds. Sup?" then Reynolds just autographs some of his shit. then is like "oh. hay. u still sk8?" Some dudes careers are golden. while others flop. I guess that's the beauty of life. flop then flip your life. throw the pair away then walk more.

2nd photo.
We smelled fish

at least she wasn't pushing mongo.

Demetri Martin is really funny.

I clicked on Deanna's blog. I don't know what to comment. I feel like making dick jokes on her blog would be inappropriate. I don't want to ruin a nice thing. sorry for spewing my shit here. jk. I need to update my blog. maybe.

Is that the crazy lady you were talking about on Instagram? I went grocery shopping today. I brought my re usable bags. it scares me how many reusable bags are marketed as being eco friendly when they're made entirely out of plastic. %100 cotton or GTFO

Ha. I didn't ever really think of Fila as being Euro Gangsta shit. I know Reebok is. Adidas. whatever. Zef Side

Last photo. A photographer photographing lesser than photographers.

Was that conversation in German, s? How would you say "I would totally like those feet" or whatever he said in German?

I've been wanting to surf. I have no gear, no experience. and don't know anybody. so if you any of you bro's are down...juss sayin'

I feel like i haven't done anything cool this year. like life changing or whatever. I haven't accomplished anything and the year is almost half over. gotta do something. quick.

That Disney shit was funny on Instagram.that was a photo of this guy my friend from LA knows. we make fun of his Instagram. My friend saw him the other day, I forgot where, but he was filming something with Wee Man. I guess Wee Man has a shoe out on DVS too. and DVS is in the tank too. sk8 or d13
I skated today. it was fun.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on May 23rd, 2012 at 03:45PM PST
They're vacationing. bad grammar

hey. hey. bro. dude
wuts ur setup?
Posted By: Jgonzalez on May 23rd, 2012 at 03:48PM PST
I think the world is ready for another Ed Templeton Comic.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on May 23rd, 2012 at 04:18PM PST
If Torey Pudwill would do feeble transfer and go to different part of skatepark he could make place Chaz Ortiz winning Tampa Pro. Stevie Caballero did feeble at Pro Tec Vans. you know what? You know what sect eye means? It mean zero skills. But feeble, is the lamest of everythig.
Posted By: me on May 23rd, 2012 at 06:19PM PST
Posted By: Jgonzalez on May 23rd, 2012 at 07:20PM PST
Whatever it is, it is all about money.
Posted By: me on May 23rd, 2012 at 08:07PM PST

Ha! Yes, it was in german.

\"Ich würde ihre Füße lecken\" (I would lick her feet.)
Posted By: S on May 24th, 2012 at 12:05AM PST
HAL 2001 won´t let me drop the translator link.
Copy, paste and practice;)

You never know...
Almost 20% of americans have german ancestors....
Posted By: S on May 24th, 2012 at 12:09AM PST
eduardo, dude, i truly appreciate your photos in my very own introvert way.
like, i really go through each and every one, check 'em out, ponder the occasional caption, and follow to read what these loyal fuckers commenters have to say.
at times ill chip in,
at times i wont.

sometimes ill contribute by not really commenting on your photos and going off on a tangent instead, like im doing so right now.
because that is just what i really feel like expressing.

by the way,
have you called your mother?

my appendix' been kinda aching around these early hours for the past couple weeks
i might visit the hospital tomorrow
Posted By: fresh from mex on May 24th, 2012 at 04:42AM PST
lecken mein chode
ha. I need to start throwing more random shit into google translate. try and learn.

good luck at the hospital fresco.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on May 24th, 2012 at 10:10AM PST
Internet 'zine time

You know. I was thinking. like in Ed's interviews he talks about being fans of photographers and stuff. but like they're Legit photographers that don't skate. and I kinda realized all of my influences are skaters. I can't really think of any pro photo dudes that I think are cool that don't skate.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on May 24th, 2012 at 10:13AM PST
then again I guess having some influences is better than none. Check out Instagram. I'm sure there are kids right now that follow a shitload of regular ass people and get their photo skills by checking out other people. the iphone is making it hella accessible. people do bitch about surveillance and big brother or whatever, you know what I'm talking about. but we ourselves are documenting everybody else. we have our cameras pointed at ourselves and others. not the government. if George Orwell had an iPhone.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on May 24th, 2012 at 10:16AM PST
I've never surfed either, I would though.

I wanna go to school for Photography. It's too late for me in skateboarding.

I'm 23 and can't even Nollie Tre and the only grinds I know are 50-50's, noseslides, boardslides and krooks.

Hey Captain Soncho is on the links tab now! Fuck ya!
Posted By: Josiah on May 24th, 2012 at 10:38AM PST
A penis wider than it is long

"My boyfriend wanted a hand-job but i couldn't get a good grip because he had a chode."

Fuck, haha.
Posted By: S on May 24th, 2012 at 10:57AM PST
asshole, guch,chode,fupa,to apron combo.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on May 24th, 2012 at 12:07PM PST
you should take a trip to the hospital fresh, hopefully it's nothing.

I agree with you Jgonz - the art scene around the skateboarding culture is amazing. I don't necessarily think all the artists skates or have to skate, but they are most often influenced and inspired by the skate culture. I keep finding more and more amazing artists and photographers that are involved in this culture.

Finally captain soncho is on the link list, such a great photoblog. I'd say every single photo on his blog actually is interesting. Thats quite an achievement.
Posted By: emilie on May 24th, 2012 at 12:50PM PST

all the good stuff my teachers never told me

Agree, Captain Soncho HAS a nice blog!
Posted By: S on May 24th, 2012 at 01:28PM PST
Ed's in here. Check out all the episode's.

I need a job, Ed! Hire me for something. I can mow your lawn and stuff,
Posted By: Josiah on May 24th, 2012 at 11:12PM PST
Europeans by nature drink and smoke. Ha!
Posted By: S on May 25th, 2012 at 01:34AM PST

It is generation Fun not X. I remember same show but year before or two in Eurosport. Drink coke man.
Posted By: me on May 25th, 2012 at 05:16AM PST
I appreciate Tony Hawk achievements in skateboarding but feeble at Trocadero... what a lame.
Posted By: me on May 25th, 2012 at 05:41AM PST
I was exactly doing the same thing yesterday:

Thankfully I wasn´t in Idaho.
Posted By: S on May 25th, 2012 at 02:49PM PST
Only a Pollack wouldn't like feebles.
Posted By: ed on May 25th, 2012 at 08:12PM PST
Thanks Fresh! Thanks S, Jacob, JGonz and anyone I forgot... Emilie...
Posted By: ed on May 25th, 2012 at 11:39PM PST
Me, but I barely commented haha
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