We never had or needed a special day to remind us to go skate. But now that we have one it's kind of nice, like Christmas in June, but without Santa and presents. OK, it's really nothing like Christmas but it's as close as we're going to get for a holiday that celebrates skating. That pretty much sums up this post. We could write about the origins of skating, which you probably already know, but here's a quick refresher course...50's roller skates, clay wheels, bored surfers, urethane, kick tail, Alan Gelfand, Bones Brigade, Natas, H-Street, Matt Hensley, Guy Mariano, World Industries, Big Brother, handrails, switch stance, Eric Koston, Danny Way, British invasion Rowley & Penny, Jamie Thomas, frontside flip, Andrew Reynolds, s/s-b/s-t/s, Tampa, P-Rod, Nyjah. That pretty much brings you up-to-date in skate.
Does everyone remember Amy Schumer from Fuse's Hoppus on Music? She was the adorable foul-mouthed co-host. Or are you just putting it together now that she is the same Amy Schumer from the Comedy Central hit "Inside Amy Schumer". Most of you probably thought that after Fuse, Amy's life went down the toilet and she would end up homeless and destitute walking the streets of Manhattan trading snappy one-liners for spare change. Well, we're afraid to report that Amy's life has indeed spiraled out of control but in a totally good way. Congrats on the success of the show Amy. We haven't missed an episode yet.
We talk about Mike Mitchell all the time. Is it because he's a talented artist? a ruggedly handsome man? or does he pay us in freshly baked scones? We may never know, but we do know that Mike is curating SPACE!, an art show this friday at Gallery 1988 this Friday.
See, didn't we say he was rugged? A beard, a beer, a flannel. He is the very definition of rugged.
A little something to put your Monday in perspective and maybe even your world in perspective. It seems crazy that we spend so much time exploring space, talking about space, making movies about space and yet we've explored less than 5% of the ocean's depths. And before you think there's nothing down there watch this video.
Ok, you should be adequately freaked out and intrigued as to what the hell else is down there. Before you go grabbing a towel and some snorkel gear you should take a look at this image. Have a great day!
MAN OF STEEL
This trailer looks AWESOME. Superheroes should be total badasses. Why has it taken movie studios so long to understand this? Look at the Nolan Batman franchise, total badass. Now look at the last 4 Spiderman movies, complete weak sauce. Anyone could walk up to Spiderman and slap him across the face and feel like they could get away with it. No one is trying that shit with Batman. And from the look of the trailer, we may finally get the badass Superman we've been waiting for.
THIS IS THE END
This looks funny in the same way a Saturday Night Live skit looks funny at the start, but then 30 seconds into the skit you've lost interest and it drags on for another 3 minutes. But, the reviews on this movie have been overwhelmingly good, so maybe they've kept the best stuff for the movie and not blown all the funny on the trailers.
THE BLING RING
Did this really deserve to be made into a movie? Talk about your First World problems. A bunch of middle, no scratch that, upper class kids get caught stealing from even richer kids. Does that even remotely sound like something you'd want to spend $15 on watching? Didn't think so. Maybe it's good, but we'll never know because we'll be watching Superman kick some ass this weekend. Because that's what movies are supposed to be, a 2-hour escape from reality to somewhere fun, not an overblown news story from TMZ.
This is Pride Month. And we hope you'll agree to recognize it. For those of you that don't understand why "they" get a month to themselves, well, you're missing the point entirely. You really don't want to get your own month (this is for those of you already thinking there should be a "straight" month.) To get your own month means that the prevailing history of your "people", for lack of a better word, has been nothing but hardships, struggles and persecution. Now think to yourself, does that sound like something you have endured? Did you wake up this morning scared that your family might turn their back on you if they found out you were straight? Or that you could be beat up or killed if someone maybe just thought you might be straight? No you didn't, because you've never experienced what LGBT people have gone through and continue to deal with.
So this is their month, their time to talk. It's not about celebrations and parties (ok, maybe a little bit). This is their moment to stand up, and help the masses understand and think about what other people's lives are like.
Maybe sometime soon they won't have Pride Month, because it will no longer be an issue. Someone being gay won't be news and we can get together as a nation and focus on real problems like...Gingers.