Print Story 1, 2, yo
I came a long way
Brought up the wrong way
My life used to be fucked, that's all I'm gon' say
'Cause you already know how the game go
All over the globe it's only more of the same, yo


Thrashing:

Or, rather, cruising at a moderate clip up and down suburban sidewalks in a relatively straight line.

This is my board. There are many like it, but this one is mine. I am nothing without my board. Or I am on my bike. Or possibly on foot. I might even be in a large box truck, headed towards Central Valley, but even then, the board is generally with me. After all, have you ever skateboarded in a half-empty, air-conditioned data center? Then you know what I mean.

Rocking Out:

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Digital Underground on Friday, even if I was made acutely aware that the suburbs have no such thing as cabs. This reminds me I need to get a car at some point. However, if I postpone this decision for long enough, I might just forget that I "need" a car, and not get one. It's a complex strategy, but I know me, and it's just crazy enough a plan to work.

Hey Everybody, I have Dead Rising, and you should, too! High-Def zombies. Nuff 'said.

Also, I went over to the east-Bay (it's Pig Latin, yo) this past Saturday, and drank for a second night in a row (which is a feat at my age), then played with lil' kittens. Kittens are pretty awesome. They don't walk anywhere; they always pounce. As well, their teeth are little and harmless, and you can play the poke-in-the-nose game with them. Try doing that with a human being! No, seriously, don't try that.

How Weird...

To find myself agreeing with the Pope. Oh well, when you're right, you're right.

Guess What?

It's Audrey Marie Anderson in HD night! Gotta finish this motherfucker quick. I know what I'll do, it's time for super mega ultra rapid fire pug overload!

Also, chicken butt.

Oh yeah, also, Fatlip's "The Loneliest Punk" and P.E.A.C.E.'s "Megabyte" are both fucking awesome, in completely different ways.

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You might want to get by debacle (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 05:59:10 PM EST
That large pussy sore on your leg checked out.

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

Also, doesn't it never snow by debacle (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 06:02:27 PM EST
Where you currently reside?

You need a motorcycle, or a unicycle, or a uni-trike (try and swallow that design concept).

Also, note the clever use of the double negative.

Also, I'm at work for another eight fucking hours. SHOOT ME. SHOOT ME NOW.


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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That is a distinct option by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #4 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 06:14:00 PM EST

Though one reason I'd want a vehicle is to carry stuff around. Then again, I could always rent a car when I needed one, and use the mono-quadcycle for simply going places and pickin' up chicks.


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It's actually dry and crusty by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #3 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 06:12:53 PM EST

thanks to a few days of bandages and Neosporin.


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YFI by debacle (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 06:28:34 PM EST
Neosporin doesn't leave scars.

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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Apparently, it does when the wound by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #6 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 06:40:33 PM EST

is big enough. Also, and manly enough.


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You call that a wound? [nt] by debacle (4.00 / 2) #7 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 06:47:02 PM EST


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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Yes sir, that is what I call it by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 2) #10 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 08:45:23 PM EST
I tried calling it "Lil Splotchy", but it didn't roll off the tongue quite like "wound" did.
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Your opinion is different from mine by theantix (4.00 / 3) #8 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 08:00:36 PM EST
Therefore you are a xenophobe racist sexist homophobic jerk, because those are the only people who can disagree with me.
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OK, I'll be those things for you by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 2) #9 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 08:44:29 PM EST

But only to make it convenient, so that I can continue being right!


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Nice board by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #11 Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 01:04:09 AM EST
Minimalist.

I'll have to try cycling round an empty office one day, thogh I can imagine what would happen.

Dead Rising - what's the best impliment you've killed a zombie with so far?

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Grazi! by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #15 Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 06:25:41 AM EST

Really, it's mainly the raised floor and wide open spaces (well, the air conditioning rocks, too) that makes it worthwhile, but it really helps with getting around quickly, too. It's about a quarter mile from the last row of new racks to the storage room, and I'll invariably make 20 trips there during a given day, but I can totally haul ass on the board, making it less painful.

And so far, I'm a big fan of the sickle; I like being able to choose between pop-off-the-head mode and swipe-and-cut-the-body-in-half mode. However, I also like to plop a furry cartoon character mask on a zombie before taking the sickle to him. What is your favorite?


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Unfortunately I've yet to play it by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #16 Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 06:40:34 AM EST
Idiot boy has a 360 though and I've been subtley harranguing him into getting a copy. It looks, well, just perfect.

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My poops have been spectacular by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #12 Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 02:56:17 AM EST
for the last few days. Smooth, satisfying absolute no-wipers. I blame you. It can't be all the gin and pesto...

It seems I ate too many sesame seeds yesterday by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #14 Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 06:22:37 AM EST

As it was nothing but liquid and sesame-seed-sized globs of unknown poopy stuff. I didn't want to get too close to investigate, as the stench was pretty intense, but I'm hoping maybe my poopsluck will improve today.


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As far as I was aware by yicky yacky (4.00 / 1) #13 Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 05:45:58 AM EST

the Pope was just repeating something some 14th century dude had said, which makes it even more bizarre. Though shall not make 'fair use' for criticism or review of anything I disagree with, either. etc.

Randal RII 180s (they look like 180s, but could be 150s, I guess), wedge risers and Comet Grey wheels, I'm guessing. Nice.

Pictures (bit crap, came off phone) of my new-ish pintail here, here and here.


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Damn, you're good... by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #18 Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 05:08:00 PM EST

They are, indeed, RII 180s, risers, and Comet Gray wheels. Spot-on. I'm thinking I may get larger wheels, though it's only a random attempt to solve the problem of dealing with sidewalk changes in altitude from block to block. I could probably also get away with just going faster and using momentum to get over cracks in the pavement, but larger wheels, in my baseless, gut-instinct analysis, seems a reasonable solution to dealing with them. Plus, I'd have larger wheels. As you know, we Americans love excess, or, for that matter, waste, so if I don't solve the problem, and just blow more money, all the better, eh?

Also, sweet looking pintail! Color me envious!

And yeah, I can't wait til the Islamists find out about all those heinous books that criticize their main dude that are stored in public libraries around the world.


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Larger wheels by yicky yacky (4.00 / 1) #20 Thu Sep 21, 2006 at 01:04:15 AM EST

do roll over obstacles which can prove problematic for smaller ones; it's an "official" advantage, so your gut is on the money. In the general case, large wheels also accelerate slower than smaller ones, but have a higher top speed. Greys are 68mm / 78a according to my research, which makes them medium-ish in longboard terms, and large in skateboard terms. 78a is a good durometer for street cruising, hill bombing and general surfage. I tend to use Pink Powerballs (72mm/78a) from ABEC 11 as general, all-purpose wheels. The current big-wheels-du-jour seem to be the ABEC 11 Gumballs (76mm/75-88a), Sector 9 Goddess Of Speed(76mm/75-78a), or 3dm Avilas (75mm/73-84a). Avilas use heavier 'thane and cores to try and induce a greater momentum effect, so they roll for longer, but it means they are heavy. If you want to go even larger, you can get ABEC 11 Flywheels (which go up to 97mm, but get very expensive).

Big wheels aren't without their problems, though. You can start getting wheelbite (wheel and deck jamming against each other - especially in the turns) and may need more risers or cut-out wheel-wells to compensate. It's a balancing act between a low deck, adaptable wheels, speed, cost, turniness etc.


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I wish I knew where this came from by 606 (4.00 / 2) #17 Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 01:57:23 PM EST
> you can play the poke-in-the-nose game with them. Try doing that with a human being! No, seriously, don't try that.

poke!

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Sometimes you can pull off the by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #19 Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 05:10:15 PM EST

poke-in-the-nose game with a human being, but you have to be real careful, or real stupid. Human mouths, after all, have a ton more bacteria you don't want in an open wound* than, say, cats or dogs have.

* - These are the types of bacteria you don't take home to mother.


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