Saturday, October 4, 2008


with Marisa Dal Santo
Interview By Greg Robinson

Do you still have a good chunk of prize money left over from last year's X Games?
No, I had to live off that for a year. I don't get paid that often, it's pretty random. Most of the people who say that I'm loaded probably have way more money than I do anyways.

What happened at the Maloof contest? It seems like that would've been an ample amount of money to live off for the year.
I made a bad decision n' tried to learn noseslides 3 days before that whole deal n' fractured my stupid ankle. I thought I'd still get paid mad loot for last place, but I thought wrong. Again.

So part of the X Games money went to a "new-to-you" car. Would you care to elaborate on the origin of White Lightning?
White Lightening is one of my good friends that I drive around on the regs. I bought her off John McGuire for $2000. She's been around the block more than a few times fo sho, but I dig her.

What does Marisa Dal Santo do when not engaged in a four wheel manual?
My whole life is pretty much free time. I've been getting down with some art lately though. Winterberg's mom let me borrow her sewing machine, so I've been sewing a lot of goods and drawing on MS paint.


How does it feel when you pay your roommates to live on a couch?
It's not really too shabby at all. I was staying at Black Box for a while, and at first it was the best time, but then it got a little too nuts. It's definitely a lot better than that. I got my own half-closet now too, so it's way legit.

Care to give a run down of a day in the life?
Well I wake up on the couch at around 10am, open the blinds, and watch cartoons for a bit. Then I'll go online and check my updates. Probably play minesweeper for a little bit until I get pissed off then go to Black Box around noon. Usually meet up with some dawggies n' go shred, but I've been broke off lately so I'll end up hangin' around there all day.

What was your Halloween costume last year??
We were on a trip in Birmingham Alabama hangin' with the White House homies, and everyone got this idea that I should dress super girly. I buckle under peer pressure and I wasn't really feelin' it. Frecks was Eddie Vedder and I was his girlfriend. I wore a dress and make up and I had some sick ass girl tats. It was the first time I wore a dress in 12 years.

Aside from "sick ass girl tats", what's your take on neck tats? whatcha gotta do. If that's what you wanna do with your life, go for it.

Since Black Sabbath is already taken, what band would you get scrolled across your jugular?
Neil Diamond, cause he's totally dreamy...I think I'd need a wider neck though.

What was your parents' response when they found out (via Transworld Checkout) that you've been smoking heavily for the past five years?
Oh shit. It's been less than 5 years, but my mom, Sonia, said she thought the write up was cute but she said I should cut back. Sorry mom. They were both psyched on the photo though, and that it was my first thing in a magazine.

Watch Marisa, Elissa, Amy, skate GVR this past weekend. BTW, where the fuck is Nugget and Mayra in this shit? I thought they got their asses flown out there. Oh wait. They probably got stranded in a bar in Mexico and never made it to the contest..?


This is Your Natio​n on White​ Privi​lege

Sep 13, 2008 By Tim Wise

Tim Wise'​s ZSpac​e Page / ZSpac​e

For those who still can’t grasp the concept of white privilege, or who are looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it, perhaps this list will help.

White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol Palin and everyone is quick to insist that your life and that of your family is a personal matter, and that no one has a right to judge you or your parents, because “every family has challenges,” even as black and Latino families with similar “challenges” are regularly typified as irresponsible, pathological and arbiters of social decay.

White privilege is when you can call yourself a “fuckin’ redneck,” like Bristol Palin’s boyfriend does, and talk about how if anyone messes with you, you'll “kick their fuckin' ass,” and talk about how you like to “shoot shit” for fun, and still be viewed as a responsible, all-American boy (and a great son-in-law to be) rather than a thug.

White privilege is when you can attend four different colleges in six years like Sarah Palin did (one of which you basically failed out of, then returned to after making up some coursework at a community college), and no one questions your intelligence or commitment to achievement, whereas a person of color who did this would be viewed as unfit for college, and probably someone who only got in in the first place because of affirmative action.

White privilege is when you can claim that being mayor of a town smaller than most medium-sized colleges, and then Governor of a state with about the same number of people as the lower fifth of the island of Manhattan, makes you ready to potentially be president, and people don’t all piss on themselves with laughter, while being a black U.S. Senator, two-term state Senator, and constitutional law scholar, means you’re “untested.”

White privilege is being able to say that you support the words “under God” in the pledge of allegiance because “if it was good enough for the founding fathers, it’s good enough for me,” and not be immediately disqualified from holding office--since, after all, the pledge was written in the late 1800s and the “under God” part wasn’t added until the 1950s--while if you're black and believe in reading accused criminals and terrorists their rights (because the Constitution, which you used to teach at a prestigious law school requires it), you're a dangerous and mushy liberal who isn't fit to safeguard American institutions.

White privilege is being able to be a gun enthusiast and not make people immediately scared of you.

White privilege is being able to have a husband who was a member of an extremist political party that wants your state to secede from the Union, and whose motto is “Alaska first,” and no one questions your patriotism or that of your family, while if you're black and your spouse merely fails to come to a 9/11 memorial so she can be home with her kids on the first day of school, people immediately think she’s being disrespectful.

White privilege is being able to make fun of community organizers and the work they do--like, among other things, fight for the right of women to vote, or for civil rights, or the 8-hour workday, or an end to child labor--and people think you’re being pithy and tough, but if you merely question the experience of a small town mayor and 18-month governor with no foreign policy expertise beyond a class she took in college and the fact that she lives near Russia, you’re somehow being mean, or even sexist.

White privilege is being able to convince white women who don’t even agree with you on any substantive issue to vote for you and your running mate anyway, because all of a sudden your presence on the ticket has inspired confidence in these same white women, and made them give your party a “second look.”

White privilege is being able to fire people who didn’t support your political campaigns and not be accused of abusing your power or being a typical politician who engages in favoritism, while being black and merely knowing some folks from the old-line political machines in Chicago means you must be corrupt.

White privilege is when you can take nearly twenty-four hours to get to a hospital after beginning to leak amniotic fluid, and still be viewed as a great mom whose commitment to her children is unquestionable, and whose "next door neighbor" qualities make her ready to be VP, while if you're a black candidate for president and you let your children be interviewed for a few seconds on TV, you're irresponsibly exploiting them.

White privilege is being able to give a 36-minute speech in which you talk about lipstick and make fun of your opponent, while laying out no substantive policy positions on any issue at all, and still manage to be considered a legitimate candidate, while a black person who gives an hour speech the week before, in which he lays out specific policy proposals on several issues, is still criticized for being too vague about what he would do if elected.

White privilege is being able to attend churches over the years whose pastors say that people who voted for John Kerry or merely criticize George W. Bush are going to hell, and that the U.S. is an explicitly Christian nation and the job of Christians is to bring Christian theological principles into government, and who bring in speakers who say the conflict in the Middle East is God’s punishment on Jews for rejecting Jesus, and everyone can still think you’re just a good church-going Christian, but if you’re black and friends with a black pastor who has noted (as have Colin Powell and the U.S. Department of Defense) that terrorist attacks are often the result of U.S. foreign policy and who talks about the history of racism and its effect on black people, you’re an extremist who probably hates America.

White privilege is not knowing what the Bush Doctrine is when asked by a reporter, and then people get angry at the reporter for asking you such a “trick question,” while being black and merely refusing to give one-word answers to the queries of Bill O’Reilly means you’re dodging the question, or trying to seem overly intellectual and nuanced.

White privilege is being able to go to a prestigious prep school, then to Yale and Harvard Business School (George W. Bush), and still be seen as an "average guy," while being black, going to a prestigious prep school, then Occidental College, then Columbia, and then Harvard Law, makes you "uppity" and a snob who probably looks down on regular folks.

White privilege is being able to graduate near the bottom of your college class (McCain), or graduate with a C average from Yale (W.), and that's OK, and you're still cut out to be president, but if you're black and you graduate near the top of your class from Harvard Law, you can't be trusted to make good decisions in office.

White privilege is being able to dump your first wife after she's disfigured in a car crash so you can take up with a multi-millionaire beauty queen (who you then go on to call the c-word in public) and still be thought of as a man of strong family values, while if you're black and married for nearly 20 years to the same woman, your family is viewed as un-American and your gestures of affection for each other are called "terrorist fist bumps."

White privilege is when you can develop a pain-killer addiction, having obtained your drug of choice illegally like Cindy McCain, go on to beat that addiction, and everyone praises you for being so strong, while being a black guy who smoked pot a few times in college and never became an addict means people will wonder if perhaps you still get high, and even ask whether or not you may have sold drugs at some point.

White privilege is being able to sing a song about bombing Iran and still be viewed as a sober and rational statesman, with the maturity to be president, while being black and suggesting that the U.S. should speak with other nations, even when we have disagreements with them, makes you dangerously naive and immature.

White privilege is being able to say that you hate "gooks" and "will always hate them," and yet, you aren't a racist because, ya know, you were a POW, so you're entitled to your hatred, while being black and noting that black anger about racism is understandable, given the history of your country, makes you a dangerous bigot.

White privilege is being able to claim your experience as a POW has anything at all to do with your fitness for president, while being black and experiencing racism and an absent father is apparently among the "lesser adversities" faced by other politicians, as Sarah Palin explained in her convention speech.

And finally, white privilege is the only thing that could possibly allow someone to become president when he has voted with George W. Bush 90 percent of the time, even as unemployment is skyrocketing, people are losing their homes, inflation is rising, and the U.S. is increasingly isolated from world opinion, just because white voters aren’t sure about that whole “change” thing. Ya know, it’s just too vague and ill-defined, unlike, say, four more years of the same, which is very concrete and certain…

White privilege is, in short, the problem.​

Tim Wise is the autho​r of White​ Like Me (​Soft Skull​,​ 2005,​ revis​ed
2008)​,​ and of Speak​ing Treas​on Fluen​tly,​ publi​shing​ this month​,​ also by
Soft Skull​.​

For revie​w copie​s or inter​view reque​sts,​ pleas​e reply​ to

Friday, October 3, 2008


Didn't get to see that highly anticipated inarticulate mess Palin usually shows up as. I was also a bit suprised that Biden didn't intellectually and factually slam her as much as he probably should have or could have. My friend Paola called Palin, " a robot, a republican cheerleader," which I can completely agree with. Unsuprisingly, Palin would say the same things over and over again, winking them into the hearts of everyone watching. I am no forensics Debate expert or anything, but I wouldn't call what I saw last night in those 90 minutes "a debate." She eluded questions the whole night, which apparently makes her an exceptional debator and politician. Even though Palin repeatedly kept generalizing facts, not caring as to whether they were accurate or not, Biden still corrected her like twice on the same issue. Raising Taxes. It's strange to think that she was standing next to him the whole time, and still couldn't hear Biden say that people who made less than $250,000 wouldn't be taxed. Throughout the debate she labeled the Obama/Biden campaign as "Job Killers." Which is just not true. But to those Americans that love mindless catch phrases, it just might work to her benefit. She also kept saying Obama voted against funding the troops. She kept bringing that up and Biden kept saying it was in regards to the lack of a "timeline." On the reverse, McCain also voted against funding the troops, under the idea that there was to be a timeline. But it's like the bitch is deaf and dumb cause she kept bringing up these untrue statements like I hadn't been watching the debate since the beginning. She was probably relying on the fact that Americans were only tuning in every ten minutes, which is why she kept deja vuing the same points.

This woman is an idiot, she spews lies from her beehive and nobody bothers to call that bitch ass out. She brought up her special needs child saying that that particular spending was a cause that was near and dear to her. Yet as governor of Alaska, she cut special needs spending by over 50%. There was so much shit that Biden could have corrected her on, which would have forced her into uncharted verbal defense territory, but he didn't. Biden did do a good slam with the whole "ultimate bridge to nowhere" bit regarding medical care. In which, McCain would actually make everyone pay extra taxes through their employer just so that you could eventually pocket a "tax credit" of $5,000 to replace an already existing $12,000 plan. How does that even make sense? That sounds like a complete fucking rip off. I found it kind of ironic that while we are in this current economic sinkhole, the McCain/Palin ticket still endorses a "tax credit" line to heal the country of it's medical fee burdens.

In addition, she would say things like "less government" blah blah "we as americans" just want you out of our business! or something to that extent, again. BULLSHIT! If giving the government more money to educate children through public schooling so that we can still compete in tomorrow's global economy, to have veterans access to programs and money when they come back fucking limbless, to help make sure that after like an entire week people and animals and cultures don't just wash away in hurricane floods again, there obviously needs to be a stronger notion that it's not nececssarily that the government is "bad," it's that the government should actually help the people that need to be helped, instead of politicians and lobbyists stealing all of this allocated money for themselves. And if you get accused for being a communist for having those kinds of moral biases, then I guess we shouldn't be aggressively spreading democracy into other countries. Ever. Why should we have to "liberate" others when even as Americans we can not tell when it is appropriate to help each other.

Also, did anyone see Biden get a bit teary eyed after Palin tried to overly patronize the struggle of single,working class parents, while trying to alienate her competitor? As if Biden is a cyborg from the Planet Hate and has no personal experience in the capacity of loss, love, and humble beginnings. This bitch's beauty pageant cattiness, and positive stiff face, coupled with her obsessive eye winking, and unimpressive attempts at making herself sound knowledgable, is enough to make vote 30 times against those lying assholes and want to set her flute and her tiara on fire.

One thing that everyone can agree on though, is that this is probably going to be one of the, if not the most important election that anyone is going to bother to vote for.


Thursday, October 2, 2008


Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Indian Janitor stee,feelin it


I always knew Asian sports fans were where its at..


Woman Wearing Cow Suit Charged With Disorderly Conduct

POSTED: 12:00 pm EDT September 30, 2008
UPDATED: 2:30 pm EDT September 30, 2008

MIDDLETOWN -- A Middletown woman is accused of being disorderly in public -- while wearing a cow suit.
A police report filed about the incident said Michelle Allen allegedly chased children in her neighborhood while wearing the suit on Monday evening.
Allen also urinated on a neighbor's front porch, the report said, and was warned by officers to go home and stay there.
Allen was charged with disorderly conduct after an officer found her causing traffic problems on North Verity Parkway.
The officer's report stated that Allen was verbally abusive to him on the trip to jail and smelled of alcohol.
The report did not speculate as to why Allen was wearing the cow suit.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Monday, September 29, 2008


Katie, me, and Desiree took turns expanding around these satanic goat hands. Apparently there is a contest at KCDC to make a masterpiece by filling out the rest of the paper. I think we did a fairly good job. We paid careful attention to detail. You probably can't see the belly button charm that reads, "sk8r d8er," but it's there. Gaping butthole, check. We tried to make a lurky tampon string but it just looks like a frayed rat tail. Oh well, same thing. We better win a skate tool for this.

Katie handling it..

..I think the dirty rat tail's finally infected her brain!!..

Fridge set ups..

If found, fart on, and burn immediately.

Cartwheels for Christ.

the bummed clown on screen, an omen foreshadowing the worst weekend ever.

four never looked so chic suburban.

too bad the 38 geary doesn't go from brooklyn to the outer richmond.

homemade shirts are the best. and not just because gargoyle fan Chad Fro-fronandez signed it, but because this girl obviously took fashion matters into her own hands as to not confuse anybody around her. Good for her!



found on wall street.