Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
One day! Anyone that knows me knows that this shit is like intellectual and creative porn to me. What an inspiring individual that puts the HELLYEAH in genuinely innovative product design. In love right now. Thanks to Sean for sending me this link. It is probably one of the most interesting mini peeks into someone's life I will see. Ever. Fuck what you know. This is the future, past, and present. Creative efficiency and the spirit of human innovation is something that no corporation will ever own the blueprint to and I am stoked.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The police department is the biggest gang in this country. Everyone knows that. Corruption in the LAPD- no shit. Innocent people dying is fucked up- on both sides. But for the cops to shoot first and ask questions later- what's their excuse? Serve and protect innocent people until you shoot up a truck that resembles someone else's truck with a mother and daughter newspaper delivering team . Police state? Definitely. Corrupt, racist police state? Obviously. I had my own experience with the SFPD, years and years ago and filed a complaint with the Citizens Complaint Department about two officers who hog tied me in the middle of a street when I was drunk on Halloween. Woke up with bruises and a black eye. It could have ended with a complaint but it didn't. An anonymous cop would call my mom's house phone days later leaving threatening messages to intimidate. To this day the Citizens Complaint Department never followed up on anything and never revealed any indication of accountability for either officer. But this is nothing to compared to innocent people who are openly profiled, harassed, arrested, sent to jail, shot at, and killed every day because of bullshit police corruption and blatant police brutality and misconduct.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
It's still winter. And rain or shine some of you like to read books. Thought I'd repost Jenkem Mag's suggested reads. I own Skateboarding, space and the city: Architecture and the body. Was reading this in high school. Good for your brain.
References and Suggested Readings:
Beal, Becky. 1995. “Disqualifying the official: An Exploration of Social Resistance the of Skateboarding.” Sociology of Sport Journal 12: 252-267.
Borden, Iain. 2001. Skateboarding, space and the city: Architecture and the body.
New York, NY: Berg Publishers.
Brayton, Sean. 2005."Black-Lash": Revisiting the "White Negro" Through Skateboarding.”Sociology of Sport Journal.22: 356-372.
Howell, Ocean. 2004. Skateboarding though corporate America - we are inefficient and proud. Transworld Skateboarding, Retrieved from http://skateboarding.transworld.net/1000012230/news/skateboarding-though- corporate-america-we-are-inefficient-and-proud/
Howell, Ocean. 2003. Extreme Market Research. Topic Magazine. Retrieved from http://webdelsol.com/Topic/articles/04/howell.html
Klien, Naomi. 2009. No Logo. Toronto, ON, Vintage Canada.
Sedo, Tim. (2010). Dead-stock boards, blown-out spots, and the Olympic Games: Global twists and local turns in the formation of china's skateboarding community. In P. Rethmann, I. Szeman & W. Coleman (Eds.), Cultural Autonomy: Frictions and Connections Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press.