Huntington Beach in July

On and around the 4th of July.
The aftermath of some small skirmish was being watched by the Angry Bird.
It can be only two things. "May I put my hand on your knee?" or "Lemme get a French fry." Either way the correct reaction is a recoiled "Um..., No!"
"A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be, according to the fitness and tendency of things. Nature has set upon him the process of decline and dissolution by which she removes things which have survived their usefulness." -William Graham Sumner
Not far enough out to be shooting surfers. Must be bikini babes. Ever heard of the internet?
"His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork." -Mae West
The police busted this girl for drawing the Kracken.
On the way out I saw a piece of Drfiter collected on the railing.
On the way back, the Drifter dust had multiplied.
I always wonder when I see any sort of wheelchair, unless there is a cast or missing limb, can the person walk but would rather not?
This guy.
If you don't have a bathing suit, just rock your bra. It's actually more modest that most of the bikinis down here.
"As a singer, I might have fallen among thieves. I wonder if I'd still be alive by now." -Ben Kingsley
"A drunkard would not give money to sober people. He said they would only eat it, and buy clothes and send their children to school with it." -Samuel Butler
The cop in the background is wishing he wasn't lazy, or he would give these girls a ticket.
Posted August 3rd, 2012 by Its about people
haha Drifter dust!

I wanna learn how to surf.

Devin Briggs and Soncho have some cool pics of you on Insta.

That Cop with that long board is the ugliest thing I've ever seen.hahahaha

Whens Grant and Ashley gonna tie that knot???

Did you guys hear about Chik Fila's protesters??? The gays hate chicken right now.

I find it very odd how Christians can't stand Gays. It's all sin, no sin is greater or lesser. Sin is sin regardless. You break one Sin, it's like you break all of them.

I'm not Christian or anything but I've tried to be in the past. My Dad is super Christian.
Posted By: Josiah on August 3rd, 2012 at 09:29PM PST
Ah. Man. I have to poop kinda bad right now. But I'm waiting for my dad to drop something off

Who is in that angry bird? don't they do that for a job? How do you give it money anyway.Cool detail, corduroy eyebrows.

That guy shooting bikini babes. maybe he has a sweet blog and tumblr. He just hasn't connected with you/us on instagram yet. Or he has a network of old creeps that live on beaches across California that email, yes EMAIL, their bikini babe pictures to each other.

A boobly mom.

The police really busted that lady? Graffiti-ish. Didn't the police get riot gear at some Art LA festival thing? They were gonna draw on the sidewalk and support the Occupy movement. And the Riot dudes came out at Omar Salazar's Levi's party. LAPD. Not as chill as you think.

LAYS. Who eats plain ass Lays anymore? Now we got baked lays, sunchips, Kettle chips, all that shit. Those drifters remind me of Jacob

Jacob, cum back 2 commenting everyday. plz.

Yeah, Too fat to quit walking? And the whole American flag usually attached. I understand if you served in the military, a little. But I think the flag serves as a distraction. so you don't stare as much at the person. or having an american flag means you're patriotic and establishes your credibility as "good" person. since people in automated wheelchairs like that have to say "excuse me" and stuff a lot and might feel like a burden. I sound like a dick. calling them a burden. the primitive me is coming out. When i'm out on the hunt (grocery store) they get in my way.

That This guy. fresh from the 70's. Never updated his gear.

When is Devin getting married. Gotta buy my plane ticket.

Yeah. chick Fil a. It's finally catching steam that their corporate dudes have been giving money to anti gay people stuff. We don't have any chick fil a here in my 'hood. but gay friend of mine I guess is gonna go to this event where a lot of gay people make out in front of a store to make a point. would make a great excuse for riot gear.

Chrisitanity and gay marriage. I've heard Christians use Christ to justify both sides before. But, it really is your loss for not liking a group of people.

Police and longboard. That negative is gold.

and then the loner on the beach.

I'm gonna go poop now.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on August 3rd, 2012 at 10:52PM PST

Emilie took a cool photo on Insta of some American tourist's.

If I lived their I'd make a porno, the theme would be beach babes of America.

Dang that would be so funny to see the look on the Chick Fil a employees' as they watch em make out.

I'm still job hunting.

My dog got Parvo,thankfully the vet helped him.
If you guys' have dogs, with no shots, whatever you do, don't let them smell/walk near other dogs poop.
Posted By: Josiah on August 4th, 2012 at 02:07PM PST
I think that instagram account Ed_tempted_on is an EX-loyal pawn.
He's probably pissed cause he didn't win the sock contest or something.

I just don't see how someone would waste their time trying to make fun of someone. He's obviously pissed about something Ed did or didn't do.
Posted By: Josiah on August 4th, 2012 at 02:09PM PST

Posted By: Jgonzalez on August 4th, 2012 at 11:35PM PST
Toy Machine AM??
Have you met him??
Posted By: Josiah on August 5th, 2012 at 12:28AM PST
the drifter looks like he is having a pretty nice an relaxed time. I hope he ran away and came to this sin-hole. I went to the Kraken link and it sais the sea monster lives of the coast of Norway. I\'ve never heard that story.

Ashley has a super sweet photo of Ed on a pink floating thing in Catalina.

I think it\'s an Ex pawn too, why spend all that energy if not ?

The loner on the beach makes me envy the sun in california.
It\'s been raining about 25 days a month this summer in south Norway, it sucks. The water is so cold to swim in it\'s like torture whenever you go. It\'s the coldest and most rainy summer in like 30 years.
Posted By: emilie on August 5th, 2012 at 06:14AM PST
Ed, what kind of pants are you wearing in this photo? They rule.¤t=edanddeannatempleton.jpg
Posted By: Josiah on August 5th, 2012 at 11:04AM PST
That sounds weird.
Posted By: Josiah on August 5th, 2012 at 02:14PM PST
Posted By: S on August 6th, 2012 at 02:53AM PST
Wrongboard arrests should be law.
Great post.
I think the same about wheelchairs sometimes. It's like the chicken-or-the-egg sometimes.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on August 6th, 2012 at 07:08AM PST
it must be horrible to be stuck in a wheelchair and have people thinking you are to lazy to walk. I don't think anyone will choose to be in a wheelchair. There was a young girl living in my town that sat in a wheelchair and there was this mean rumour going around that she could have learned how to walk but were to lazy. I felt really sorry for her. She moved away as soon as she turned 18.
Posted By: emilie on August 6th, 2012 at 10:55AM PST
Dang S, nice coverage! Didn't get any sock pics with the Toy dudes???
Posted By: Josiah on August 6th, 2012 at 02:43PM PST
I never saw the Ed-hater guy on instagram.

I wonder what that girl was drawing the Kraken with. It doesn't look like chalk, but maybe it is.

Josiah- No chick-fil-a's where I live. I've heard people say the chicken is good, but I'll never eat it now haha.

Yo J Gurnz- when you said you were waiting for your dad to drop something off, it seemed like an innuendo referencing a poop taking place. just like when people say im gonna go drop the cosby kids off at the pool. but it wasn't. but it could maybe be?

I have an instagram post for y'alls. Tech Deck is now making techdeck longboards.......yep. You saw right. Fucking tech deck longboards........"Watch me carve this mini bank....with my tech deck bros!!!!!!"
Posted By: Mike on August 6th, 2012 at 05:59PM PST
That Angry Birds picture kills me. Love the perception.
Posted By: eric stevens on August 6th, 2012 at 06:57PM PST
"drop the cosby kids off at the pool" oh god, that sounds racist.

No sock photos.
The toy dudes, mainly Dan and Matt seemed pretty hammered (that´s what you call it, hammered?) and I was wearing my stance socks.jk
Actually everyone was stoned as hell.
Guess the dutch weed is slightly stronger than the one you get in CA.

I was impressed Phelps made it on stage at midnight after meeting
him late afternoon being already.....well, whatever he was.

But the whole event was superfun.
Suicidal was fun too.Haven´t been in a moshpit since....
well not in this century.

So, there is a Captain Soncho and a Captain Conso?
I mixed that up wondering how Soncho could be in Amsterdam
one day and in HB the other.
Now I know.

Thanks for the props.
Posted By: S on August 7th, 2012 at 12:13PM PST
Emilie. I'm not sure about where you live but there are people here where i live that sit in scooters and wheelchairs. And they do get out of them and walk perfectly fine. and there are super fat people that do that too. And people that stand at corners and beg for money that use them as props so you give them money. Maybe I'm just trying to justify how judgmental I am. but. some people are deceiving.

Wow. S. That post is great. You really know how to blog. The sweet sign photos that set the scene. And then the portraits are really great. It's gonna be cool looking back at these photos X amount of years later and being like "jake phelps. 2012" you know good photos to reference. and the photos of Jake on stage are great too. I really liked the Alva photo. he looks really good for whatever age he is. ha. Kinda reminds me of Keith Morriss. You know kinda aged but still has that wow factor. He's like Paul McCartney or Bob Dylan to skaters you know. just these guys you have had to admire at one point. Mullen and TG. and Mr.Van Doren himself. goes to show how much of a true skate nerd you are. ha. Suicidal Tendencies! They play any hit songs? Great post,S.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on August 7th, 2012 at 11:33PM PST
Thanks for the kind words J, it is much appreciated.
I would love to see such a comment on my blog;)
Oh and some more likes on the FB page would also be appreciated;)

Yeah, I guess I am a skate nerd and I like it.
It wasn´t planed to go to Amsterdam, I decided spontaneously after seeing pics on insta and FB, around 2pm.So I grabbed my camera, drove 2,5 hours and finally arrived at half past 4.
First guy I stumbled upon was Phelps.
Then DanLu, Matt, Cab, van Doren, Mullen, Guerrero all within the first 20
Minutes.Skate Nerd heaven.

I already have this effect of looking back, as I´ve seen some of these guys 20 years ago at some contests and now finally met and shot them and I agree on what you said.

Yes.Alva is very charismatic.Dude´s 55!
How old is Phelps?

Suicidal played all the "hits".Only hits I think.
War inside my head, etc.

Ray Barbee was in the photographer´s pit with fingers in his ears
for the whole show.I have some shots of him too.
It was hard taking photos first row when guys looking like death row inmates slaming at you all the time.
But as I said before, fun times.

Thanks again.
Posted By: S on August 8th, 2012 at 01:12AM PST
Josiah, I think those pants are JCrew...
Posted By: ed on August 8th, 2012 at 01:26AM PST
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