US Open in HB part 1

Here is some of the images I shot during the US open of Surfing here in Huntington Beach at the beginning of August.

(These are scanned from a proof sheet, so forgive the quality.)
Take your child to the beach and get a photo of him with the paid to walk around in bikini girls. He can understand later.
The local churches find the US open a roiling pit of sin. A parade of flesh and lust. (There is a lot of eye fucking going down.) But the debates and preaching end up only throwing gasoline on the fire, causing more harm than good, and serving only to make martyrs of the preachers for the abuse they take. Both sides are simply making froth, and no advancement of ideas takes place. But it's really entertaining to watch for me.
"There is no art without Eros." -Max Frisch
"A human being is only breath and shadow." -Sophocles
"Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them." -Walter Kerr
"I was an anorexic, beer drinking, class cutting, doodling, shoplifting, skater chick that was into nature, art class, and the beach." -Rebecca Miller
The US open was like shooting fish in a barrel for the long-lens "ass and cleavage" hunters. Exhibit A.
Exhibit B.
Concerts on the beach? Yeah, for 3 nights. You guys heard of Best Coast? I'm too old I guess.
Posted August 19th, 2012 by There is much.
the girls in the first picture become circus freaks "take a picture with the bearded woman"

The people from the church that are protesting must realize that they are provoking everyone that sees their signs. I don't think they actually believe they are going to turn anyone with their often extreme signs. I think they like to provoke and have strong hotheaded discussions.

The quality of your scans become a strength in the third picture. It has a nice haze to it. I really like the womans expression. She is so content.

I've listened to best coast. The guy from Wavves is dating one of the girls in best coast. I think thats the reason his (Wavves) last album was more surfer pop than his earlier noise related stuff. I liked the old better.

it looks very crowded in HB and I just got curious about how it sounds and smells. Is there a salty ocean smell? is it noisy like a city? or can you go there to relax and sit quietly on the beach listening to the waves?

My pup is moaning in the hallway, he wants to go out and play. I better go.
Posted By: emilie on August 19th, 2012 at 04:52AM PST
I agree with Emilie.

Christian's just want attention.

I love HB, it makes me so horny. haha jk but foreals.

So I may have a new job as a Dog bather at Petsmart. I could work my way up to be a groomer too! I'm stoked.

Since I smoke Marijuana, I'm dirty, which means I'm not gonna be able to pass the drug test. But I got this stuff at the local Smoke shop, it cleans you out for five hours. Pretty neat, huh?
Posted By: Josiah on August 19th, 2012 at 10:58AM PST
Emilie, Josiah,

Yes, that's what I was saying about the Christians. The only things that actually happens is people screaming for the entertainment/disgust of others, and that the preacher ends up looking cool within his group for doing a stunt like that.

It's like when I see a person doing an animal rights protest. I respect them, because I'm not the type of person to got out on the streets with a sign to try and change people's minds.

HB is quiet and nice EXCEPT during the US open. That week you can't lay down and relax. Well actually, Huntington has a very long coast. If you just moved away from the pier a half mile/kilometer you could relax. There would be a lot of people there, but it's quiet.

And if you move even further from the pier, you can find your own open beach with only a few people around.

The center of activity is at the pier.

Are drugs more important that making money to live?
My nephew Jesse is not even 21 yet, already has two kids and is homeless all because he refuses to give up weed for any reason. (and he's not very smart.)
Posted By: ed on August 19th, 2012 at 11:10AM PST
Your cousin in law has two kids?
I thought stoners masturbate a lot.They also do have real sex?
Always something to learn here...
Posted By: S on August 19th, 2012 at 11:36AM PST
Am I stoned?
Where did I read cousin in law? Is there even such a thing?
Must be the weather.It´s boiling here...
Posted By: S on August 19th, 2012 at 11:38AM PST
They say weed isn't addictive but I think it's something to cling to when things get tough or depressing. I'm not promoting it but I think every weed smoker has their own reasons why they smoke.

If I had kids I wouldn't do any drugs.

Are drugs more important than making money to live??
For me no. I've gone to jail for weed. I've failed drug test's before for weed. It bums me out but at the same time I didn't wanna work a full time job cause I'll never be able to skate. I've tried that already at the beef plant. It sucked. It's different for skaters cause some skateboarding brands and skaters promote weed so much.

It's like you can't have both. You can't work a full time job and be a pro or Am skater. Skating's to hard to only skate a few hours a week.

I've always wanted to be a pro skater. I'm 23 and it's not going that route. Am I depressed cause I'm not a pro or AM??? Well yea. I'm just trying to have fun and figure out a way to do it all. I'm not rich.

With that being said I think most people use drugs to get away from their regrets and problems.

I'm sure a lot of you all know that though.
Posted By: Josiah on August 19th, 2012 at 02:38PM PST
I always thought everyone

Maybe your Nephew is doing other drugs? Not just weed. If he's only doing weed. Get him into Rehab. If not pick him up and slap around with a belt until he changes. That's the Christian way.

Did you guys ever hear about that Preacher that was caught on tape for beating his daughter? It was on youtube.
Posted By: Josiah on August 19th, 2012 at 02:42PM PST
Wait he's not a preacher, he's a judge. I'm sure he was Christian though.

Check it out!
Posted By: Josiah on August 19th, 2012 at 02:47PM PST
was the soncho and devin shooting also?
Posted By: josh on August 19th, 2012 at 02:56PM PST
Ahhhh.Back to the madness of HB.
Best Coast has its merits. My 4 year old digs it.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on August 19th, 2012 at 08:12PM PST
Lots of bong babes in my neighborhood...too many. yuck.
Yep, S. I know people with bongs on their coffee tables and kids in their home that play while their stoner ass parent smoke weed. If weed didn't smell. I dunno. It was always stupid when my dad would just drink. So it's stupid for anybody to get stoned around their kids all day.

>doing weed

oh god. I couldn't watch that video of the spanking. Fuck. then her mom got in on it too..
"take it like a grown women"
implying getting spanked is appropriate for adults.
Using brute force to show dominance. Dominance over a kid. Shit's terrible. Obey me because obey me or i'll hit you. Idiot reasoning.

I haven't even commented on these photos.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on August 19th, 2012 at 11:35PM PST
Happy Birthday, JGonz!

Take it like a grown woman!
Posted By: S on August 20th, 2012 at 02:17AM PST
Happy Brithday Jgonz!
Posted By: Eggs McManus on August 20th, 2012 at 08:21AM PST
Happy birthday Jgonzilla!!!

Yea that video is crazy.
Posted By: Josiah on August 20th, 2012 at 10:14AM PST
happy birthday Jgonz!

Thanks for writing back and answering my questions about HB Ed. It must be wonderful to live so close to the beach, and the nice weather. Rains every day here these days.

Where the hell did someone get the idea that beating your own kid is allowed?! It is never allowed to beat any other person, it's called assault. Unless it's your kid, then it's called parenting (to some people). In Norway you loose your kid if you beat them. They have human rights just like grown ups. I'm not saying it does not happen here, but the laws are there to protect the children, not the parents right to beat them. Violence breads violence.
Posted By: emilie on August 20th, 2012 at 11:00AM PST
Thanks eggs! Thanks S! Thanks Josiah! Thanks Emilie!

Whenever the spanking debate comes up, I don't understand how some people think spanking was an effective tool in how they were raised.
Barbarism begins at home.
That Super nanny probably saved a lot of kid's buns.

PS Ed, I saw your tweet about WalMart pushing their steak in their commercials. It's kinda funny that a hunk of meat is attractive to their customer base. Very primitive.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on August 20th, 2012 at 11:37AM PST
I was spanked a few times and got my mouth washed out with soap, by my Christian father.
Posted By: josiah on August 21st, 2012 at 09:03AM PST
Motha fuck. I miss everything the times I don't comment. Worst loyal pawn ever is me.


Happy Birthday JGonz even though this is late and you probably won't see it haha
Posted By: Mike on August 24th, 2012 at 09:07PM PST
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