Some old color photos for you.

Archiving old proof sheets is fun because I come across old photos that I forgot about.
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Self-portrait doing a nose wheelie on a Schmitt Stix Lucero board. 1986.
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"When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." -Sinclair Lewis
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Geoff Rowley after one of his many knee surgeries.
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A young me doing an airwalk, 1986, Joliet Street, HB
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Flying places to skateboard.
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"To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches." -Charles Baudelaire
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Airport baby.
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Ran into Frank Gerwer at some random airport, trip!
Posted January 25th, 2013 by Nostalgia was better back in the day.
These are awesome.
Posted By: foldedshirts on January 25th, 2013 at 01:33PM PST
two posts in one day. Not worthy!

First photo is so sick. What shoes are those? The footwear choices of skaters in 1986. Seems as though so many people rocked Skate Hi's, Nike Blazers, Eras. I was googling on the internet and found that they do indeed still make Jordan 1's. Which were adopted by skaters. I dunno, they look sick in those old school photos. Consumerism? It comes with loving skateboarding. There are people that show up at parks that have THE wackest gear, but maybe are more pure in their ignorance. Those new Templeton emericas you got out soon/now look great. I need to skate more and thrash shoes more. so I can buy buy buy. And break more Toy boards. to get more toi muhsheen.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 25th, 2013 at 09:23PM PST
I was wondering, with boards back then. How did they sell grip tape? Because I went to the shop and all of the sheets of grip/big ass roll of Mob grip they have were only like 10 inches wide. Was grip wider back then? Or were custom grip jobs an answer to grip that wasn't wide enough. Like, if I wanted to buy an old school deck right now would I have to just do a custom grip job. i don't know man. so my question is, have grip sheets gotten less
Geoff rowley and his whispy hair.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 25th, 2013 at 09:24PM PST
Airwalk photo is super siiiickkk
almost 30 years ago...!! don't be upset, you been killing it for that long. issallgood
being confined to the chair of wheels,overlord, do you still have the urge to skate? Is that inner teenage rebel still scratching at the walls of your skull wanting to roll around on urethane and woood. or are you just ok not skating for right now. What sex positions can't you do right now?
Flying places to skateboard. the few, the proud. Out of all the skaters in the world there are only so many pros. Jedis amongst clones
Gerwerrr. Was his wallenberg kickflip switch. right? I heard Forrest Edwards just got a trick on wallenberg. I think it's a switch bs 360. it's fucked. his skate skills are going to peak before he even gets a legit sponsor and films a video part for a legit company. the future of skateboarding. Transworld just came out with their first Pro Spotlight video. the Lucas Puig part. fucked. Is having an Instagram presence written into a Toy Machine contract yet? On your path to skate greatness you must be liked.

cubes of humans stacked on top of each other. the only thing unique about you is your apartment number
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 25th, 2013 at 09:24PM PST
http://sexuality.about.com/od/contraception/a/vegancondoms.htm

Ed. What kind of condoms do you like. I like durex.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 25th, 2013 at 09:46PM PST
I'm pretty sure you can buy wide grip still, it's just not as common as the 10" grip you see everywhere.



These photos rule
Posted By: Tenant on January 25th, 2013 at 11:36PM PST
'86 huh. I remember that.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on January 26th, 2013 at 12:08PM PST
Airwalk. Such a underrated trick and ine of those you never unlearn.
Posted By: S on January 26th, 2013 at 02:55PM PST
Somebody needs to bring back the Ollie north. I would if I could.

Signature trick
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 26th, 2013 at 04:43PM PST
Woah!!!

You were doing nose manuals before I was born. I\'m so not worthy of being a fan. That\'s mind blowing.

Ha Joliet is my old street address in Plainview.

Trojan condoms are my favorite!

Not sure bout the griptape question.

It\'s cool you wanna skate more Jgonz!


I watched Powells public domain and almost everyone is skating some sort of hi top shoe.
Posted By: Josiah on January 27th, 2013 at 01:47PM PST
I wish I skated more, I'd say for the past year I have skated an average of one day per month.
Maybe less, I have had the same board for at least 7 months now.

I've only had one pair of high tops, I actually liked skating in them
Posted By: Tenant on January 27th, 2013 at 02:30PM PST
I skate at least once a week, I try to skate two to three times a week but my job and the weather play a big role in that.
Posted By: Josiah on January 28th, 2013 at 11:16AM PST
Life is stupid. I used to skate everyday. Highschool life.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 28th, 2013 at 02:02PM PST
I love that first picture. So sick.


bring Ollie norths back Ed
Posted By: Mike on January 28th, 2013 at 05:34PM PST
I was gonna say what mike said but I didn't want to tell you what to do.

I just thought what if somebody did an ollie airwalk in the middle of a line. Like skating ledges at a school and in between obstacles just bust an airwalk out on flat.

I didn't even comment on the last post before this. but this is where all of the new discussion happens.

I've been meaning to skate,but my opportunities are in the morning and it happens to be wet a lot during the morning and it dries out in the evening when I have work. or have homework and it's dark when I get out of class. fuck. I cleaned my backyard and skated a little bit. flat ground ollies onto this little fun box I have. it was cool. I can practice flatground when it gets dry.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 28th, 2013 at 09:12PM PST
I've been trying to learn impossibles and I can get the wrap around sometimes. but I can't roll away from them yet. I wanna learn ollie norths too. internet geek trying to steal your signature tricks. never at the caliber of our overlord but fun nonetheless.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 28th, 2013 at 09:14PM PST
As a young teenager, or tween, watching skate videos and dreaming of grinding rails as big as the guys in the videos and growing up to realize how much of a pussy you are or that you don't have the skills. ever. Yet I still skate my board. it is an activity I enjoy. as well as talking to others that skate the board and consume similar products.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 28th, 2013 at 09:16PM PST
YES! To all of your posts!
Posted By: ed on January 28th, 2013 at 11:53PM PST
I really enjoy the Charles Baudelaire quote. It\'s also just really rad in general that you accentuate your photos with quotes from notable writers.
Posted By: e.r. stevens on January 29th, 2013 at 08:33PM PST
watch jimmy arrighi instagrammd via tempster_returns at
www.streetcarnage.com
ed follows gavin?

ive always digged geoff's haircuts.
funny how there's no way to rephrase that without sounding gay
but i wont say "no homo". it kills it every time someone says those words.
its kinda like saying "jk" in the end
fuck i hate it.

nosewheelie in a 1986 board! it must be trickier to pull it because of the lack of nose concave.
im loving the short shorts
they look fucking great during the summer with high socks a couple inches below the knee.
or at least that how i pulled it off this summer,
totally 80's alva style but stupid and non-radical

airwalk! fuck yeah. i can nose grab, now ive got to kick both feet out to make an airwalk.
what about an airwank?
tell burnett to add airwank as a trick challenge n the next king of the road.
that and a bs or fs 360 with both hands tied up together.

airport baby + gerwer = gerwer baby
aka one of the best antihero graphics of all time

oh and toy machine is coming on february to my hometown mexicali!!
fuck yes
stoked.
too bad ed is fucked (sad face)
im giving leo an ep of a local artist who plays folk songs
dudes name is juan cirerol and he's coming up, hes toured all over mexico the past year playing in festivals and shit
he's dubbed "the bob dylan johnny cash of mexicali"
it's funny because a few years ago he was just another kid that went to local punk ska shows around here every weekend and he would bring his guitar just to fuck around.
check him out!
Posted By: fresh from mex on January 31st, 2013 at 12:30AM PST
That new painting you posted up. Political Animal. Too good. nice.

Toy Machine in Fresh's hood. Fresh has not assimilated to Instagram yet..
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 31st, 2013 at 08:37PM PST
http://tehinternet.tumblr.com/post/42007244705
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 31st, 2013 at 10:50PM PST
lol wut
http://25.media.tumblr.com/8e33a063d032c0a6fa2c6f785f3f960b/tumblr_mhixhpgevS1qd4g48o1_1280.jpg

i havent assimilated to life yet
Posted By: fresh from mex on February 1st, 2013 at 01:10AM PST
Just read your part 2 interview on the shoe thing. That interview is sick. One of the things I remember reading way back in an interview is how you did vegetarianism wrong and the example you gave was buying a whopper but without the meat and just eating the cheese, bun and everything ellse. And in this interview you mentioned going to Wendy's. ha. that interview made me hungry though. It inspired me to open up and chip away at this block of frozen Italian seasoned soy sausage things I had in my freezer. your influence has results. Behaviors of mine were considered.

anyway, fuck. it would be so scandalous if Ed was instagram'd eating a piece of grilled chicken breast or something. It was funny what you said about grass fed beef, like Jamie Thomas would have a more ethical option. What's funny though is my brother just got a job at a natural food store in my town in the meat department so maybe my famiy and I will convert to grass fed beef etc. Since he gets a discount and it normally costs way too much.

my captcha. one of the words reads "iFoode"
weird. coincindental.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 1st, 2013 at 10:08PM PST
Why do art galleries offer free beer?
I understand they want to drive up attendance to the gallery for opening nights, but haven't they realized it doesn't do much good?
I am so sick of art galleries being used as spots for burnouts to party.
Posted By: Tenant on February 2nd, 2013 at 12:37PM PST
Go Tenant!

I try to stay away from beef. Guess what guys? The beef plant I used to work at closed down.Today was the very last day of production. 2,000 people are gonna be out of a job. Luckily I quit 6 months ago and now work as a dog bather.
Posted By: Josiah on February 2nd, 2013 at 12:55PM PST
Lol josiah cool work transition, from beef plant to dog bather.

I used to work at Subway, the sandwich place. It was shitty, i bet the beef plant was worse though
Posted By: Tenant on February 2nd, 2013 at 02:08PM PST
The sad reality is that girl that jump roped naked got more coverage than any piece of work at Ed's show.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 2nd, 2013 at 10:08PM PST
ha If I was Ed I would of kicked her out. I would got the water hose on em.

Yea I'm glad I don't work there anymore.

Well I gotta file my taxes so I'll chat later!
Posted By: Josiah on February 4th, 2013 at 07:23AM PST
So i thought this was fake, but i guess it is real. I read two local Fresno articles about this after seeing it.

First link is the full interview, "straight outta dogtown"
http://youtu.be/4Y7i1ASCS5o

And this one is like a more formal news version
http://youtu.be/rMjTpH2xvkU
Posted By: Tenant on February 4th, 2013 at 09:13PM PST
It could be a parody on the actual events though, it seems to ridiculous
Posted By: Tenant on February 4th, 2013 at 09:22PM PST
Too*
Posted By: Tenant on February 4th, 2013 at 09:22PM PST
Yea that video is getting really popular. Super funny! "Surfing it up, Dogtown!!" lol
Posted By: Josiah on February 6th, 2013 at 10:45AM PST
did you see that RVCA german tour video? Didrik Galasso did that Ed signature trick. Bigspin tailgrab or something. I work at a movie theatre and today I managed to accidentally delete a movie that we were supposed to show tomorrow. I feel so Fu**ing bad. I feel like I mess up at work more than other, and it makes me feel really stupid.
Posted By: emilie on February 6th, 2013 at 12:15PM PST
..and in the role of pro skater Ed Templeton: Geoff Rowley! or is it the other way around?

these pictures are really great Ed, thanks for sharing them.
Posted By: emilie on February 6th, 2013 at 12:37PM PST
Emilie, sorry to hear you accidentally deleted a movie but don't beat yourself up over it!
We all mess up a lot more often than we'd like to admit, one of those inevitable things about life.
Posted By: Tenant on February 6th, 2013 at 01:39PM PST
http://mobile.xhamster.com/preview/1725053/geiler_skaterboy_am_wichsen.html
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 6th, 2013 at 09:38PM PST
thanks Tenant, it turned out fine. They had managed to download it from somewhere. I was just so tired and stressed out last night, it just got to me.

Jgonz - thanks, is that you?
Posted By: emilie on February 7th, 2013 at 11:50AM PST
Not me. I got last part in that video. Hammers.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 7th, 2013 at 06:42PM PST
http://emerica.com/news/2009/06/16/jerry-hsu-at-bonus-round-premiere/

what happened to his ex
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 7th, 2013 at 10:38PM PST
I always screw up at my job. I just try to be better.
Posted By: Josiah on February 8th, 2013 at 07:28AM PST
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdrsl7aLDO1r1ojpro1_500.jpg
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 8th, 2013 at 08:34AM PST
Damn! That #skateboardplusgirl is sexy!
Posted By: Josiah on February 9th, 2013 at 08:49AM PST
pooooooooooooop
Posted By: Mike on February 11th, 2013 at 04:07PM PST
If Ed skated in this they could of sold it on itunes and made a good chunk of change!


http://theberrics.com/battle-commander/jamie-thomas.html
Posted By: Josiah on February 11th, 2013 at 04:54PM PST
I want to see Ed, Mike V, Rowley, Jamie all skate the berrics and eat Vegan food while skating to the Misfits/Fugazi/Motorhead/Morrissey
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 11th, 2013 at 09:16PM PST
That battle commander was good. Lance Mountain was sick. And Muska too. Not to mention Jamie's skating. That wallride was insane. Hosoi was cool too, but I enjoyed Lance's part the most.
Posted By: Mike on February 11th, 2013 at 09:47PM PST
Yeah I liked Lance's kickflip plus he got that photo recently of a kickflip over an LA schoolyard bench.very nice
ed. have you considered doing an iPhone photo "zine" or publication? you posted two photos that were really..striking.
That photo of the guy being attacked by seagulls. i really liked it. It crossed my mind a couple of times today. Usually seagulls are attracted to dropped food, discarded items, trash, vomit,things like that. So it seems like the person being picked at could be called Trash. Emotionally? Physically? His actions in life? What has led to the point where he has become complacent to a group of seagulls pecking at him. or has he given up.

Plus that studio peek photo of the swirling water. i'm not sure what's going on but it looks cool.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 11th, 2013 at 10:01PM PST
http://gizmon.com/gizmon-ica/

If ur srs about instahgramminz
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 13th, 2013 at 09:51AM PST
Happy V day ed.
Fellow commentators
Love u guyz

I know I'm the only one commenting now. W/e
I hope you guys make plenty of sex with that special somebody. Or bust a huge nut jaggin off.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 14th, 2013 at 10:49AM PST
Happy Valentine's day to you too Jgonz haha, and to everyone else that comments and Ed.


Hope it's special for y'alls.
Posted By: Mike on February 14th, 2013 at 01:31PM PST
Happy Valentines day everyone!

Looks like me and my Gf are breaking up. Wish me luck! I guess this means I'm gonna be skating and focusing on Art more!
Posted By: Josiah on February 14th, 2013 at 04:32PM PST
You are now free to perv out
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 14th, 2013 at 05:15PM PST
Jgonz your valentine's instagram made me lol, the satin sheets added a nice touch. Haha



Good luck Josiah
Posted By: Tenant on February 14th, 2013 at 08:57PM PST
Happy Valentines day!
Posted By: S on February 15th, 2013 at 01:45AM PST
Thanks dudes!

Cheers!
Posted By: Josiah on February 15th, 2013 at 11:54AM PST
What shoes are those in the first photo anyway? Saucony?

What's your Insta username, tenant?

The story behind that, I was with this girl and we walked down the street to this place and got some slices of Veggie pizza they had and some cheese fries and on the walk there's a healthfood store we stopped at to get ketchup. We ate the food on her bed and I brought that vibrator over. So we pigged out then fucked.
I did offer to put ketchup on her clit and eat it off but it just didn't happen.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 15th, 2013 at 12:42PM PST
PS same girl I spanked the other day and sent pics to Albert
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 15th, 2013 at 12:46PM PST
Lol! Greasy fingers from the cheese fries all over each others bodies.

I am @chillbro69

Haha joking
@Mr_potato_head is my instagram name
Posted By: Tenant on February 15th, 2013 at 07:08PM PST
Jgonz! Those buns!
Posted By: ed on February 15th, 2013 at 10:53PM PST
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